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Swimming

Attention! On Wednesday, April 30th the Lap Pool AND the Family Pool will be closed to the public from 8:00am to 12:00pm. However, the sauna, steam room, and hot tub will still be open. 



We are now accepting applications for certified lifeguards. Please come to the ARC and pick up an application.


April Lap Pool Schedule


MASTER SWIM

Marshall Abramczyk is our Master Swim coach. Marshall is a fast and enthusiastic swimmer with plenty of competitive swimming experience. We are excited to see what he has in store for our master swimmers!

Monday and Thursday
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Free for Pass Holders or Admission for Non-Pass Holders

WATER AEROBICS
A combination of deep water spinning, core strengthening, and aerobic exercise in the training pool.
Monday through Friday
9:00am - 10:00am

Cost: Free for Pass Holders or Admission for Non-Pass Holders

WATER POLO
Come learn the basics of this fun and interactive sport while strengthening your core, leg, and arm muscles! All levels and abilities welcome. 

Wednesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free for Pass Holders or Admission for Non-Pass Holders

KAYAK OPEN ROLL SESSIONS

Practice your kayak skills in the safety of the pool. Helmets and life jackets are required. Equipment is not provided by the recreation center. Maximum of 15 boats per session - First come, first served. 
Classes start again on Tuesday, March 4th!
Session 1: 6:30-7:30pm or Session 2: 7:30-8:30pm

Cost: Admission + $5.00

Kayak Instruction: http://www.aspenkayakacademy.com/ or 970-925-4433
Kayak Gear: http://www.tenmilecreekkayaks.com/ or 970-668-9294

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
We have instructors to suit all needs from beginner to advanced swimmers. Please call 544-4100 to request a lesson, or fill out a Private Swim Lesson Request Form at the ARC front desk. An instructor will call you to arrange times and dates for the lessons. Dates and times are based on pool and instructor availability.
Ages: 3 years - Adult
Cost: $33 per 1/2 hour for pass holders and $48 for non-pass holders. Limit is 2 students per lesson.

SWIM TEAM
The Aspen Recreation Center is proud to host the Aspen Swim Club and Aspen High School Swim Team.  Additional information regarding The Aspen Swim Club can be found at http://aspenspeedos.org/.




April Swim Lessons 

Saturdays: April 5th - 26th
Levels 1 - 4: 9:30-10:15am 
Parent Tot (6 months - 3 years), Preschool 1 (ages 3-4), & Preschool 2 (ages 4-5): 10:30 - 11:00am


Tuesdays: April 8th - 29th
Combo Level 3/4: 3:30 - 4:15pm
 
Combo Level 1/2: 4:30 - 5:15pm 

May Swim Lessons 

Saturdays: May 3rd - 24th
Levels 1 - 4: 9:30-10:15am 
Parent Tot (6 months - 3 years), Preschool 1 (ages 3-4), & Preschool 2 (ages 4-5): 10:30 - 11:00am


Tuesdays: May 6th - 27th
Combo Level 3/4: 3:30 - 4:15pm
 
Combo Level 1/2: 4:30 - 5:15pm 

Cost: $40 at the Desk, $34 Online

Attention!
You must register your child for lessons by the 25th of the month preceding the start date of the class. For example, to participate in April swim lessons, you must register by March 25th. 

Occasionally, due to low registration numbers, class levels may be combined to ensure that classes are still held. For example, a Level 1 and Level 2 class may be combined. However, a Level 1 and a Level 4 class would not be combined. 

The Aspen Recreation Center reserves the right to cancel or modify classes due to insufficient registration. There must be a minimum of 2 students registered for the class by the registration deadline in order to hold the class. A full refund will be issued if a program is cancelled
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 If you are unsure what class your child should participate in, please see the class descriptions below. We are also able to give a brief swim evaluation prior to the start of the class to determine your child's ability level. 




Learn to Swim Class Descriptions and Level Information:
  • Parent Tot class is for children ages 6 months to 3 years. They will learn to be comfortable performing basic movement in the water through play with their parents.
  • Preschool-Level 1 class is for children 3 years of age. They will learn to be safe in the water and develop beginner swim skills in a fun environment with their instructor.
  • Preschool-Level 2 class is for children 4-5 years old. This class helps children improve upon their beginner swim skills and prepare to advance to our level swim program. 
  • Levels 1-5 provide a comprehensive learn-to-swim program for ages 5 and up.
  • Level 1 class is designed to teach children how to enjoy the water safely. Students will learn basic skills such as front and back floats, kicking, and glides with the assistance of an instructor. 
  • Level 2 class focuses on developing the fundamental skills of swimming that will lead to independence in the water. Students will learn to float, glide, kick without the assistance of an instructor. 
  • Level 3 class centers on stroke readiness. Students will begin front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, and diving. 
  • Level 4 class helps students improve their swimming strokes. Students will become efficient at rotary breathing (breathing to the side) during the front crawl. They will also continue to learn breaststroke and develop diving skills. Students will practice distance swimming starting with 25 yards of each stroke. 
  • Level 5 class builds upon the skills acquired in Level 4. This class introduces the butterfly stroke and open turns. 
  • Parents are welcome to observe swim lessons from the deck on the first and last days of each session. All other times, parents may only observe from the grassy area or the lobby.

 Contact: Erin Hutchings | 970.544.4105 | erin.hutchings@cityofaspen.com 

For the most current schedule call the hotline at (970)544-5834(judi) prompt #5.

This is a public pool which means that lap lanes are for sharing. Sometimes sharing may be required.

 Would you like to take a SCUBA class at the ARC? Please contact us at 970.544.4105 or email erin.hutchings@cityofaspen.com if you would like to see this class offered. 

April 2014

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