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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.

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Gypsum Rec Center 2019 Sessions & Dates
SessionSession DatesReg Opens/Closes
OneJan 7-24Dec 12 (2018) / Jan 7
TwoFeb 4-21Jan 16/Feb 4
ThreeMar 4-21Feb 13/Mar 4
FourApr 1-18Mar 13/Apr 1
FiveJun 3-20Apr 10/Jun 3
SixJun 24-Jul 11Jun 12/Jun 24
SevenJul 15-Aug 1Jul 3/Jul 15
EightSep 9-26Jul 24/Sep 9
NineOct 7-24Sep 18/ Oct 7
TenNov 4-21Oct 16/Nov 4
ElevenDec 2-19Nov 13/Dec 2
Eagle Pool & Ice Rink 2019 Sessions & Dates
SessionSession DatesReg Opens/Closes
OneJun 3-13Apr 1/Jun 3
TwoJun 17-27Jun 3/Jun 17
ThreeJul 1-11Jun 17/Jul 1
FourJul 15-25Jul 1/Jul 15
FiveJul 29-Aug 8Jul 15/Jul 29
2019 Aqua Eagles Swim Team Sessions & Dates
SessionSession DatesReg Opens
One (Gypsum)Dec 4-Feb 14Nov 1
Two (Gypsum)Feb 26-May 2Feb 1
Three (Eagle)Jun 17-Aug 2Apr 1
Four (Gypsum)Sep 24-Nov 21Sep1
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.

Youth Learn-To-Swim Class Descriptions

  • Parent & Child6 months-2 yrs

    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. View availability & register.

  • TadpolesAge 3

    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. View availability & register.

  • MinnowsPreschool Level 1 | 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. View availability & register.

  • GuppiesPreschool Level 2 | 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. View availability & register.

  • TroutPreschool Level 3 | 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. View availability & register.

  • Level 1Ages 6+

    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. View availability & register.

  • Level 2Ages 6+

    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. View availability & register.

  • Level 3Ages 6+

    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. View availability & register.

  • Level 4Ages 6+

    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. View availability & register.

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