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Due to Eagle County’s Public Health Order, we are unable to offer Aqua Eagles Swim Team this summer. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email info@MountainRec.org.

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. Swim lessons are $38 -$48 a session and are three weeks long.

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
Four - Cancelled---NA
FiveJul 6-16Jun 24/Jul 6
SixJul 20-30Jul 8/Jul 20
SevenAug 3-13Jul 22/Aug 3
Eight - TentativeTBDNA
Nine - TentativeTBDNA
Ten - TentativeTBDNA
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) Cancelled----NA
Four (Gypsum) TentativeSep 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.

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.

    This summer, Parent & Child will be offered Monday-Thursday in two week sessions at Gypsum Rec Center Pool.  Each lesson is limited to four children, and parents are required to be in the water.

  • Preschool Swim LessonsTadpoles: Ages 3-5 years

    Tadpoles

    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-old children 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.

    This summer, Tadpoles will be offered Monday-Thursday in two week sessions at Gypsum Rec Center Pool.  Each lesson is limited to four children, and parents are required to be in the water.

  • Preschool Level OneMinnows: 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.

    This summer, Minnows will be offered Monday-Thursday in two week sessions at Gypsum Rec Center Pool.  Each lesson is limited to four children, and parents are required to be in the water.

  • Preschool Level TwoGuppies: 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.

  • Preschool Level ThreeTrout: Ages 4-5

    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.

  • Learn to Swim Ages 6+ years

    Level 1

    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.

     

    Level 2

    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.

     

    Level 3

    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.

     

    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.

     

     

     

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