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Spring Break Pool Hours

Monday 3/26 - Friday 3/30: 

8:00a - 12:00p


Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm (closed from 12-4 pm)

Friday:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Saturday, March 24:  CLOSED

Sunday, March 25, 2018:  12-5:30pm

Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30:   8am-12pm 


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Swimming Lessons

Cost: $33 member / $40 non-member ($5 discount for second child registered in the same session as the first child).

Session Dates for Baby Basics, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 & Level 4/5 


Monday/Wednesday Sessions: the child attends both Monday & Wednesday every week.

Baby Basics: Ages 6 months - 3 years 

  • Saturday Sessions: 9:15 - 9:45a

Parent or other adult accompaniment in the water is required. Positive early water experience combined with qualified swimming instruction helps prepare children for a lifetime of aquatic enjoyment. Children and adults learn water adjustment activities, supported movements, water safety skills and elementary propulsive movement.

Level 1: Ages 3 years and up


  • Monday/Wednesday Sessions: 4:30 - 5:00p
  • Saturday Session: 9:50 - 10:20a


Monday/Wednesday Sessions: the child attends both Monday & Wednesday every week.


Designed for beginning swimmers with little or no water experience, this class teaches skills including: submerging the face, bouyancy, supported floating, bubble blowing, water entry and exit, introduction to alternating arm action, supported kicking, basic water safety rules, how to get help, reach assist without equipment and wearing a life jacket.


Level 2: Primary Skills


  • Monday/Wednesday Sessions: 5:05 - 5:35p
  • Saturday Session: 10:25 - 10:55a

Monday/Wednesday Sessions: the child attends both Monday & Wednesday every week.

Students will learn how to: hold their breath, explore the deep end, do front and back glides, practice rhythmic breathing, enter and exit in chest-deep water, do the front and back flutter kick, do the back crawl arm stroke, combine arm movement with kicking, turn over, float in a life jacket and reach assist from the deck.  They will also become familiar with rescue breathing.

Level 3: Stroke Readiness


  • Monday/Wednesday Sessions: 5:40 - 6:10p
  • Saturday Sessions: 11:00 - 11:30a


Monday/Wednesday Sessions: the child attends both Monday & Wednesday every week.


Students will learn how to submerge head completely, jump into deep water from the edge, diving, front glides, back glides with push off, front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke kick.

Level 4: Stroke Readiness


  • Monday/Wednesday Sessions: 6:15 - 6:45p
  • Saturday Session: 11:35a - 12:05p


Monday/Wednesday Sessions: the child attends both Monday & Wednesday every week.


Students will build on level 3 skills and also develop the following skills: deep-water bobbing, rotary breathing, diving from a standing position, sculling, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, sidestroke kick, open wall turns, and treading water with various kicks.

Private & Semi- Private Swim Lessons


All ages and skill levels welcome. To schedule a private or semi-private swim lesson call the Aquatics Department at (303)582-1453 x 4509.  Availability dependent on pool schedule and instructor availability. A semi-private lesson is 2 students with similar abilities.  Private and semi-private lessons are 30 minutes each.


  • Private Swim Lesson Cost: $20/members, $25/non-members
  • Semi-Private Swim Lesson Cost: $15/members, $18/non-members

Lap Swim Policies & Etiquette:
  • Lap swimmers must swim inside designated lap lanes.
  • During adult lap swim, 2-6 lanes will be provided depending on demand. Two lanes will be put in which can accommodate 4-6 lap swimmers. Once there are 2-3 swimmers to each lane, an extra lane may be added. 
  • Adult lap swim times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8am - 10:30am and Tuesday, Thursday from 8am - 12pm.
  • During open swim, two lanes will be available, as the diving board must remain open during open swim. When there are more than two swimmers, please use the circle swim technique, which is posted in the pool area.
  • The five-foot rope is only taken down during Aquacize or any other activity organized by GCPR, and is to be taken down by GCPR staff only.
  • The lanes progress from slower to faster swimmers, beginning with the lane nearest the stairs. Please swim in the appropriate lane for your swimming ability.
  • If there are two people swimming in the same lane, you may each take half the lane. When there are more than two swimmers, please use the circle swim technique, which is posted in the pool area.
  • Please be courteous. Lifeguards reserve the right to ask swimmers to move to a more appropriate lane.

The pool staff has final authority on lap lane usage.

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Pool Information & Guidelines:

Lifeguards promote safety, enforce rules, and respond to emergencies. Parents or guardians are ultimately responsible for the safety of their children. Together, we will work to keep swimming fun.

  1. Someone 18 or older must supervise non-swimmers ages 5 and younger, in the water, within arm's reach, at all times.
  2. Swimmers 13 and older may use the pools without supervision. Children ages 10-12 may also use the pool without supervision as long as they have passed GCPR's youth swim test.* This privilege can and will be revoked by the lifeguard for disruptive, discourteous or unsafe behaviors.
  3. Someone 15 or older must supervise children ages 6-12, except for children ages 10-12 who have passed GCPR's Youth Swim Test*. (see below)
  4. Please note that during swim lesson times, space is limited in the activity pool, and the slide and other features will not be on.
  5. Families and groups must maintain a child to adult ratio of no more than 3:1.
  6. Open sores, rashes and other communicable diseases can spread to others. Get well before using the pool.
  7. Enjoy food, beverages, and gum upstairs. Plastic water bottles are OK.
  8. Floatation devices must be approved by the lifeguard on duty. Armband floaties are never OK.
  9. Swim diapers are required for non-toilet-trained children (swim diapers are sold at the front desk).
  10. Rough play is never OK.
  11. No glass containers in the pool area.
  12. Shower before entering the pools.
  13. Swim only when a lifeguard is present.
  14. Follow the lifeguard's instructions.
  15. Wet floors and feet are slippery; walk at all times.
  16. Proper swim attire is required at all times.
  17. Please be considerate of other swimmers.

*Youth Swim Test: Children ages 10-12 may take a swim test consisting of swimming one pool length and treading water for one minute. A parent or guardian must give permission for the child to take the test. After passing the swim test, the child may be in the pool without adult supervision. Tests can be conducted at any time by a lifeguard during open pool hours. The pool staff reserves the right to revoke these privileges at any time.

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