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Youth Swimming

We offer youth learn-to-swim lessons and swim team opportunities throughout the year to introduce your child to the water or hone their swimming skills. Lessons and swim team are offered year-round at the Gypsum Rec Center indoor pool and in the summer at the outdoor Eagle Pool.

Swim lessons are $38 -$48 a session and are 3 weeks long in Gypsum and 2 weeks long in Eagle. Aqua Eagles Swim Team has four seasons throughout the year and the cost per season varies from $73-$143 depending on the number of practices you commit to.

Please note: Every class is not offered during every session, click the view availability & register button above to see what is currently being offered.

Helpful Links

Request a Private Swim Lesson

American Red Cross Swimming Curriculum (English)

Currículo de Natación de la Cruz Roja Americana (Español)

Gypsum Rec Center 2020 Sessions & Dates
SessionSession DatesReg Opens/Closes
OneJan 27-Feb 13Dec 18 (2019)/Jan 27
TwoMar 2-19Feb 12/Mar 2
ThreeMar 30-Apr 16Mar 18/Mar 30
FourJun 8-24Apr 15/Jun 8
FiveJun 29-Jul 15Jun 17/Jun 29
SixJul 20-Aug 5Jul 8/Jul 20
SevenSep 14-Oct 1Jul 29/Sep 14
EightOct 5-22Sep 30/Oct 5
NineNov 2-19Oct 21/Nov 2
TenNov 30-Dec 17Nov 18/Nov 30
2020 Aqua Eagles Swim Team Sessions & Dates
SessionSession DatesReg Opens
One (Gypsum)Dec 3-Feb 13Nov 1, 2019
Two (Gypsum)Feb 25-Apr 30Feb 1
Three (Eagle)Jun 8-Jul 31Apr 1
Four (Gypsum)Sep 15-Nov 19Aug 1
This program is open to anyone 6+ years who has successfully passed Learn-To-Swim Level 4 or can demonstrate skills taught in Learn-To-Swim Level 4 including Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke, flip turns and diving headfirst.
Eagle Pool & Ice Rink 2020 Sessions & Dates
SessionSession DatesReg Opens/Closes
OneJun 8-18Apr 1/Jun 8
TwoJun 22-Jul 2Jun 8/Jun 22
ThreeJul 6-16Jun 22/Jul 6
FourJul 20-30Jul 6/Jul 20
FiveAug 3-13Jul 20/Aug 3

Class Descriptions

  • Parent & Child LessonsAges 6 months-3 years

    Parent & Child

    For kids ages 6 months – 3 years

    This is an age-based American Red Cross water orientation program. It is designed to teach parents, with an instructor’s assistance, how to safely and effectively introduce their child to the water with emphasis on water adjustment. One parent per child ratio required. Snug fitting plastic pants or swim diaper must be worn under bathing suits.

    Register Here

  • Preschool Swim LessonsAges 3-5 years

    Tadpoles

    For kids 3 years of age

    This American Red Cross course introduces basic aquatic skills while supported by the instructor. Students learn skills such as floating, breath control, submersion, arm/leg movements and water safety. This level is for 3-year-olds to get them ready for Preschool Aquatics Levels. Students must be toilet trained and able to safely work with an instructor without a parent in the water. Swimmers who complete Tadpoles can move on to Guppies (Preschool Level 2) when they turn 4 years old.

    Register Here

     

    Minnows

    Preschool level One
    For kids ages 4-5

    This American Red Cross course introduces basic aquatic skills while supported by the instructor. Students learn skills such as floating, breath control, submersion, arm/leg movements and water safety. This level is for preschoolers who have never had lessons before. This course covers similar curriculum to Tadpoles, the difference is the age group.

    Register Here

     

    Guppies

    Preschool level Two
    For kids ages 4-5

    This American Red Cross course builds on basic aquatic skills learned in Minnows or Tadpoles. The focus of Guppies is to master skills such as floating, submersion, gliding, and elementary backstroke so students can perform these skills independent of support from an instructor.

    Register Here

     

    Trout

    Preschool level Three
    For kids ages 4-5

    This American Red Cross course teaches advanced stroke development swimming for preschoolers who can swim independently and are ready to coordinate their arms, legs, body position, breathing and timing into strokes.

    Register Here

  • Learn to Swim Ages 6+ years

    Level 1

    For kids ages 6+ years

    This American Red Cross course introduces basic aquatic skills while supported by the instructor. Students learn skills such as floating, breath control, submersion, arm/leg movements and water safety. This class is for children who have never had lessons or need more time practicing skills while being held up by the instructor.

    Register Here

     

    Level 2

    For kids ages 6+ years

    This American Red Cross course builds on basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1 or Trout. The focus of Level 2 is to master skills such as floating, submersion, gliding, and elementary backstroke so students can perform these skills independent of support from an instructor.

    Register Here

     

    Level 3

    For kids ages 6+ years

    This American Red Cross course teaches stroke development and more advance water safety skills such as treading water. Strokes include front crawl and back crawl. The focus of this level is on coordination, rotary breathing, and timing.

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    Level 4

    For kids ages 6+ years

    This American Red Cross course works on endurance for previously learned strokes and swimmers are introduced to breaststroke, sidestroke, flip turns, and butterfly. Level 4 is a prerequisite for Aqua Eagles Swim Team.

    Register Here

  • Aqua Eagles Swim Team Ages 6+ years

    Aqua Eagles is a recreational youth swim team that focuses on technique, teamwork, and fun! Successfully completing Learn-to-Swim Level 4 is a pre-requisite or can demonstrate skills taught in Learn-To-Swim Level 4 including Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke, flip turns and diving headfirst. For kids ages 6 and up.

    Swim Team Open House:
    Sunday June 7, 2020 4-5pm

    Swim Meets:
    Friday June 26, 2020  | Avon Recreation Center (7am-2pm)
    Friday July 10, 2020  | Eagle-Vail Municipal Pool (7am-2pm)
    Friday July 31, 2020  | Mountain Recreation Eagle Pool and Ice Rink (7am-2pm)

     

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