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NEW Swim Policies Effective June 4th
Gypsum Recreation Center Pool & Gypsum Creek Pool

All swimmers under the age of 8 will need to complete and pass a swim test in order to be in the pool without a parent/guardian. Swim tests can be taken at any time during open swim hours by a lifeguard. All swimmers who have not passed the swim test must have a parent/guardian in the water at all times within arms reach. The parent or guardian must be at least 14 years of age.


Safety Fair
Save the date for Wednesday, May 22 from 4pm-6:30pm and join us at the Gypsum Rec Center Pool to get your swim test for summer, swim assessments for swim lessons, and learn about water safety!


We offer youth learn-to-swim lessons and swim team opportunities throughout the year to introduce your child to the water or improve their swimming skills. Lessons and swim team are offered year-round at the Gypsum Rec Center indoor pool. Swim lessons are $48-$64 a session, depending on the number of classes offered in the session.

2024 Gypsum Rec Center Swim Lessons
Session Session DatesRegistration Opens/Closes
OneJan 16-Feb 1Dec 1, 2023/Jan 16
TwoFeb 6-22Jan 25/Feb 8
ThreeMar 4-30Feb 21/Mar 14
FourMar 25-Apr 11Mar 22/Mar 25
FiveJun 3-13May 1/Jun 4
SixJun 17-27Jun 11/Jun 18
SevenJul 1-11Jun 25/Jul 2
EightJul 15-25Jul 9/Jul 16

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

Youth Scholarships
American Red Cross Swimming Curriculum (English)
Currículo de Natación de la Cruz Roja Americana (Español)

Learn-to-Swim Sponsor

Class Descriptions

  • Parent and Child Aquatics – Mixed LevelsAges 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 safety. One parent per child ratio required. A swim diaper must be worn under a bathing suit or snug fitting plastic pants.

    Each lesson is limited to four children, and parents are required to be in the water.

  • Learn-To-Swim Ages 6+ years

    Level 1

    This American Red Cross course introduces basic aquatic skills while supported. 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. Each lesson is limited to four children.

    Level 2

    This American Red Cross course builds on basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1. 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. Each lesson is limited to four children.

    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 elementary backstroke. The focus of this level is on coordination, rotary breathing, and timing.

    Level 4

    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. Each lesson is limited to six children.
    *Offered at the Gypsum Creek Pool

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