This progressive program allows participants to gain confidence and improve their ability in the water, progressing to fine tune all four competitive strokes.
Meet the Coordinator: Laurie Bartee | 303-871-4484 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Series: June 12 – July 15
Next Series: July 17 – August 12
Ages: 3 years and older
Series 4A: June 12 – July 13 (No lessons on July 4.)
Series 4B: July 17 – August 10
During Series 4, Friday and Saturday lessons will run straight through the nine-week session. (No lessons on July 7 and 8. July 24 will be limited.)
Group lessons and private lessons are offered on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday; or Saturday mornings. Tot lessons and private lessons are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings. Make-up classes are not offered for missed sessions.
Please note: Lessons may be combined and/or a schedule may change based on the number of participants.
Levels 1-3: 30-minute sessions
Monday: 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Level 4: 45-minute sessions
Monday: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Team: 45-minute sessions, twice a week
Monday: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (once a week)
Private lessons: 30-minute sessions
Monday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:45-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tot lessons: 20-minute sessions
Monday: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m.
Adult lessons: 60-minute sessions (meet twice a week)
Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Series 4 Cost
Registration fees have been prorated for dates in which classes are not held.
Mondays and Wednesdays: $150.00-$187.50
Tuesdays and Thursdays: $150.00-$168.75
Mondays and Wednesdays: $156.00-$195.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays: $156.00-$175.50
Mondays and Wednesdays: $68.40-$85.50
Tuesdays and Thursdays: $68.40-$76.95
Mondays and Wednesdays: $96.00-$120.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays: $96.00-$108.00
Mondays and Wednesdays: $252.00-$315.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays: $252.00-$283.50
Mondays and Wednesdays: $168.00-$210.00
Tuesdays and Thursdays: $168.00-$189.00
Learn to Swim Levels
Skill level/ages: Beginning swimmers, ages 3-7
Level 1 introduces submersions, safety, front and back floats, basics for the elementary backstroke, beginning freestyle arms, kick, and overall comfort and confidence in the water.
To progress to level 2, participants must demonstrate comfort in the water and the ability to float unassisted on their back for at least five seconds.
Skill level/ages: Advanced beginning swimmers, ages 3-7
Level 2 focuses on front/back glides, underwater object retrieval, bobs, independent swimming (freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke), flutter/dolphin kicks and unassisted deep-water entry.
To move on to level 3, participants must demonstrate each skill with confidence and independently swim the freestyle, elementary backstroke and backstroke unassisted for at least 15 feet.
Skill level/ages: Intermediate swimmers ready to improve body mechanics for a more advanced stroke, ages 4-9
Level 3 focuses on efficient flutter/dolphin kicking, improved arm-form techniques for each stroke, rotary breathing, and an introduction to breaststroke, butterfly and diving.
Before progressing to Level 4, participants must demonstrate each skill with superior confidence and independently swim (with proper technique) the freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke 25 yards.
Skill level/ages: Advanced swimmers comfortable swimming 25 yards, ages 4-9
Level 4 sessions are designed to encourage participants to become more efficient, knowledgeable and stronger in the water. These classes focus on swimming the four competitive strokes legally.
Level 4 lessons also include a detailed approach to teaching butterfly and breaststroke.
Skill level/ages: Advanced swimmers comfortable swimming 50 yards, ages 6-10
Pre-Team sessions are designed to assist advanced swimmers in moving onto the Hilltoppers Swim Team. Swimmers will build stamina and endurance while practicing all four competitive swim strokes.
Swimmers will employ skills learned in previous levels including dive starts, flip turns, lane etiquette and reading the clock.
Before progression into Pre-Team, swimmers must demonstrate ability to stay actively engaged in a team setting and swim (with proper technique) 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke, and 25 yards of breaststroke and butterfly.
Tot Private Lessons
20-minute private sessions
Skill level/ages: 2.5 – 5 years
These private lessons help your child to gain comfort in the water by working on floating, kicking and beginning arm coordination using play and games.
Participants progress into Level 1 based on skills mastered as well as age.
30-minute private sessions
Skill level/ages: All levels and ages
Whether it’s your first time in the pool or you’re looking to refresh your skills, private learn to swim lessons are an excellent opportunity to improve your swimming skills in a one-on-one, instructional environment.
Follow the curriculum of Levels 1-4 or let us tailor sessions to fit your specific training needs.
60-minute sessions (meets twice a week)
Skill level/ages: Moderate swim skills, ages 18 and older
These lessons are built specifically for swimmers who are able to swim multiple times across the pool and complete a 60-minute workout but are looking to develop techniques, learn advanced swim strokes or construct the best workout to meet your swimming goals. The curriculum is designed toward development and growth to move into our Masters Swimming program.
Adult swimmers looking to develop basic swimming skills are better suited for our private lessons.
Series 4 registration
Begins May 15: Participants currently enrolled in the Learn to Swim Program may register at this time.
Begins May 24
To register over the phone, please call 303-871-4484.
Series 4 Clinics
For Series 4 (June 12 – August 12), Learn to Swim will host stroke clinics.
Breast Stroke Clinic
Skill level/ages: Intermediate swimmers, ages 4-9 (Level 3 or higher)
This clinic will focus exclusively on developing an efficient kick, improved arm stroke, timing of breath and the fundamentals necessary to swim a legal breast stroke. Swimmers must be proficient enough to improve body mechanics for a more advanced stroke.
Dates:Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 12 – August 12) from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Skill level/ages: Intermediate swimmers, ages 4-9 (Level 3 or higher)
This clinic will focus exclusively on developing an efficient kick, improved arm stroke, timing of breath and the fundamentals necessary to swim a legal butterfly. Swimmers must be proficient enough to improve body mechanics for a more advanced stroke.
Dates:Mondays and Wednesdays (June 12 – August 12) from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
For additional information on Learn to Swim or for help selecting the correct level for your swimmer’s ability, please call 303-871-4484, email email@example.com or complete the interest form below.
Learn to Swim Interest Form
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring for swim lessons?
Where do I park, and how do I get a parking permit?
Where should I meet for my lessons?
Do I have access to a locker room?
What are the requirements for each level?
How do I know when my child is ready for the next level?
What is the instructor-to-participant ratio?
Private and semi-private classes are also available.
Are the classes divided by age?
What is the difference between group and private lessons?
A private lesson has one child and one instructor. Because private lessons provide one-on-one attention, they can more dramatically improve your child’s swimming abilities. These lessons focus on technique and skill development to build upon a swimmer’s foundation.
Semi-private lessons are also available for two, three or four students with one instructor.
How many times per week does my child have class?
When does registration begin for each series?
- Priority registration for those who want to keep the same class, time and day begins in Week 12 of each series.
- Priority registration for those who want to change their day, time and/or class begins in Week 13 of each series.
General registration, which is open to the public, begins three weeks before the end of the current series.