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Classes / Lessons

Tot Classes / Lessons

Swimming Parent Tot Level 1 - January Ages: 6months - 15months (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 6months - 15months
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Parent Tot Level 1 - January Info
This class meets on Saturday mornings.  Parent Tot is for children ages 6 months to 15 months . They will learn to be comfortable performing basic movements in the water through play with their parents. Due to staffing concerns, we do not allow drop-ins for any of our group or private swim lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation Prior to the start ...
Swimming Parent Tot Level 2 - January Ages: 15 months - 3 years (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 15 months - 3 years
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Parent Tot Level 2 - January Info
This class meets on Saturday mornings.  Parent Tot is for children ages 15 months to 3 years . They will learn to be comfortable performing basic movements in the water through play with their parents. Due to staffing concerns, we do not allow drop-ins for any of our group or private swim lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation Prior to the st...

Youth Classes / Lessons

Swimming Combo Level 1 / 2 - January Ages: 5 and up (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 5 and up
Dates › January 6 – January 27, 2015
Swimming Combo Level 1 / 2 - January Info
This class meets on Tuesday afternoons.  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, and ...
Swimming Combo Level 3 / 4 - January Ages: 5 and up (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 5 and up
Dates › January 6 – January 27, 2015
Swimming Combo Level 3 / 4 - January Info
This class meets on Tuesday afternoons.  Level 3 class centers on stroke readiness. Students will begin front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, and diving. They will also learn life-saving swim techniques such as treading water and survival floating.  Level 4 class helps students improve their swimming strokes. Students will become efficient at rotary breathing (breathing to the sid...
Swimming Level 1 - January Ages: 5 and up (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 5 and up
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Level 1 - January Info
This class meets on Saturday mornings. 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. Due to staffing concerns, we do not accept drop-ins for any of our group or private lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation&nbs...
Swimming Level 2 - January Ages: 5 and up (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 5 and up
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Level 2 - January Info
 If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation 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.
Swimming Level 3 - January Ages: 5 and up (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 5 and up
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Level 3 - January Info
 If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation 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.
Swimming Level 4 - January Ages: 5 and up (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 5 and up
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Level 4 - January Info
 If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation 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.
Swimming Parent Tot Level 1 - January Ages: 6months - 15months (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 6months - 15months
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Parent Tot Level 1 - January Info
This class meets on Saturday mornings.  Parent Tot is for children ages 6 months to 15 months . They will learn to be comfortable performing basic movements in the water through play with their parents. Due to staffing concerns, we do not allow drop-ins for any of our group or private swim lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation Prior to the start ...
Swimming Parent Tot Level 2 - January Ages: 15 months - 3 years (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 15 months - 3 years
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Parent Tot Level 2 - January Info
This class meets on Saturday mornings.  Parent Tot is for children ages 15 months to 3 years . They will learn to be comfortable performing basic movements in the water through play with their parents. Due to staffing concerns, we do not allow drop-ins for any of our group or private swim lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation Prior to the st...
Swimming Preschool Level 1 - January Ages: 3-5 (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 3-5
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Preschool Level 1 - January Info
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.  Due to staffing concerns, we do not allow drop-ins for any of our group or private swim lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation The Aspen Recreation Center Reserves The Right To Canc...
Swimming Preschool Level 2 - January Ages: 3-5 (Lesson)
General Info
Ages › Ages 3-5
Dates › January 10 – January 31, 2015
Swimming Preschool Level 2 - January Info
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 1-4 swim program.  Due to staffing concerns, we do not allow drop-ins for any of our group or private swim lessons.  If necessary, we are able to give a brief swim evaluation The Aspen Recreation Center Reserves The Right To Ca...
Swimming Private Lessons (Lesson)
Costs
per 1/2 hr - limit 2 students › $33
Lesson with Victoria - per 1/2 hour › $40
Swimming Private Lessons Info
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 Attention! The Swimming Private Lesson 10 Punch Pass cann...

Adult Classes / Lessons

Master Swim Mondays / Thursdays @ 6:00pm (Class)
Times
Mondays › 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursdays › 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Costs
ARC admission is required
Master Swim Info
Looking to master the basics of lap swimming? Hoping to improve your stroke technique under the watchful eye of a talented swim coach? This is the class for you!  Marshall Abramczyk, our talented Master Swim Coach, is a fast and enthusiastic swimmer and a Los Angeles Lifeguard with plenty of competitive swimming experience. He will whip you into shape!  Class is held at the Aspen Recrea...
Swimming Adult Freestyle Clinic Wednesdays @ 7:15am (Class)
General Info
Dates › January 7 – January 28, 2015
Times
Wednesdays › 7:15am - 8:00am
Costs
Class Fee › $40 ($40 online)
Swimming Adult Freestyle Clinic Info
Want to work on your freestyle/front crawl swimming stroke in a comfortable, adult-only setting? Join us for a four week clinic Wednesday mornings at 7:15 - 8:00am from January 7th - 28th. Advance registration is required.
Swimming Private Lessons (Lesson)
Costs
per 1/2 hr - limit 2 students › $33
Lesson with Victoria - per 1/2 hour › $40
Swimming Private Lessons Info
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 Attention! The Swimming Private Lesson 10 Punch Pass cann...
Water Aerobics Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Thursdays / Fridays @ 9:00am (Class)
Times
Mondays › 9:00am - 10:00am
Tuesdays › 9:00am - 10:00am
Wednesdays › 9:00am - 10:00am
Thursdays › 9:00am - 10:00am
Fridays › 9:00am - 10:00am
Costs
ARC admission is required
Water Aerobics Info
This class is a combination of deep water spinning, core strengthening, and aerobic exercise in the training pool. Class is held at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC) - Swimming Pool. 
Water Polo Wednesdays @ 7:00pm (Class)
General Info
Dates › October 8 – March 31, 2015
Times
Wednesdays › 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Costs
ARC admission is required
Water Polo Info
Water Polo begins on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. Come learn the basics of this fun and interactive sport while strengthening your core, leg, and arm muscles! All levels and abilities welcome.

Swimming Pool Info

    Hours

  • Year-Round
    Monday - Friday6:00am - 9:00pm
    Saturday9:00am - 8:00pm
    Sunday11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Twilight Hours
    Monday - SaturdayLast 90 Minutes of Operation

Costs

Admission Required Daily Admission / Fun Pass

Swimming Pool Features

  • Water Slide
  • Lazy River
  • Family Swim Area

Rules & Policies

  • James E. Moore Pool Rules & Policies
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    Through your purchase of the activities and use of the facilities as referenced herein, you agree to all the terms and conditions contained herein and give up your right to bring a course of action to recover compensation or obtaining any remedy for any injury to yourself of your property or for your death, however caused, arising out of your participation in the activities referenced herein or in use of City of Aspen facilities, now or anytime in the future.

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    I hereby acknowledge and agree that the activities referenced herein and the use of associated City facilities for those activities has inherent risks, including the risk of serious injury, paralysis and death. I have full knowledge of the nature and extent of all risks associated with my use and participation of the activities referenced herein and the use of City owned facilities.

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    Department Vision & Philosophy

    Vision

    To preserve, enhance and provide access to our recreational facilities, parks, open space and trails.

    Philosophy

    Scenic views of the natural environment are one of the community’s greatest assets and the reason many people choose to visit or make the Aspen area their home. Maintaining and improving easy access to public lands throughout the UGB is equally important.

    The City and County have made great strides in the acquisition of open space during the last 40 years. The further acquisition of open space parcels should focus on wildlife habitat, the protection of scenic resources, trail connectivity and recreational uses.

    The City and County have dramatically expanded the regional trails network in recent decades. Further trail development should focus on connections between existing trails to further improve this outstanding network for the purpose of supporting an outdoor lifestyle, easy access to outlying public lands and to provide increased opportunities for the use of trails by commuters in both summer and winter.

    The City’s recreation programs and facilities have become a valuable asset for year-round residents as well as building on the community’s reputation as a center for high quality recreation. These programs and facilities must be constantly reassessed and revitalized in order to maintain one of the most valued features of the Aspen area.

    Parental Acknowledgement and Consent

    Parental Acknowledgement and Consent

    In the event that the User of said activities and the associated City facilities is under 18 years of age, I hereby represent that I am legally appointed or natural guardian of the participant as herein subscribed and that he or she is participating thusly with my full knowledge and consent; and that I join in the execution of the above Acknowledgements of Risk and Releases and Indemnifications and agree to the terms thereof and do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns.

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    As parent or legal guardian of the minor participant, I DO HEREBY CONSENT to the giving of emergency medical care or treatment of my son or daughter by any professional medical nursing staff of the Aspen Valley Hospital, or any other hospital, or any licensed physician, which in their judgment is required in case of accident or medical emergency incurred during said minor's participation of use of City owned facilities.

    Privacy and Cookies Policy

    Collecting your personal information helps the Aspen Parks & Recreation Department (APR) to better understand what you need from us. We use your information to:
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    •personalize our services to you.
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    •manage promotions, competitions, customer surveys and questionnaires.
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    We may share your personal information across the Aspen Parks & Recreation Department (APR) so we can provide you with relevant products and services.

    Your personal information is safe with us and will never be released to companies outside of APR.

    We may use and share anonymised information outside of APR. However, we would like to reassure you that this never includes your personal information.

    AspenRecreation.com ("the Website"), and AspenParks.com and AspenParksandRec.com ("the Portals") are owned and operated by The Aspen Parks & Recreation Department (APR) of the City of Aspen, located in Aspen, Colorado. This policy, together with our Terms and Conditions, explain how APR may use information we collect about you, as well as your rights over any personal information we hold about you. Please read this policy and our Terms and Conditions carefully; by accessing the Website you confirm to have understood and agreed to them.

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    •personalise our services to you.
    •administer and operate your account.
    •process your orders.
    •tell you about important changes to the Website and our services.
    •understand your shopping behaviour to develop and improve our products and services.
    •manage promotions, competitions, customer surveys and questionnaires.
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    We may use and share anonymised information outside of APR. However, we would like to reassure you that this never includes your personal information.

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    These cookies are used to determine information relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see any of our offers, as well as help measure the effectiveness of an offering campaign. 

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    Changes to our policy

    This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of November 2014. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time.

    Contacting us

    If you have any questions, please contact us at parksandrec@aspenrecreation.net
    Last update: 11/11/2014

    Diving Board Rules

    James E. Moore Aquatics Center at the ARC

    Rule – Only one person is allowed on the board at a time.
    Reason – This could cause the other person to fall off the board

    Rule – Wait until the person in front of you has reached the ladder before jumping.
    Reason – This is to prevent a person from jumping on another person in the water.

    Rule – There is no running allowed on the diving board.
    Reason – The diving board becomes wet and has a possibility of become very slick.

    Rule – Only one bounce is allowed on the board.
    Reason – Multiple bounce could cause a person to bounce off the board accidentally.

    Rule – Patrons must dive straight off of the diving board.
    Reason – This will prevent the diver from hitting the side of the pool or lane ropes.

    Rule – Children may not use floatation devices when jumping off of the diving board.
    Reason – Floatation devices are prone to coming off the child when hitting the water.

    Rule – Patrons may not catch children from the diving board.
    Reason – There is a possibility of a collision and injury.

    Pool Area Rules

    James E. Moore Aquatics Center at the ARC

    Rule – All children under the age of 8 years old must be supervised at all times by another guest of 12 years or older within an arms reach. Children of ages 8 to 12 are eligible to be in the pool without direct supervision as long as swimming skills have been demonstrated to a lifeguard by performing a swim test of one length of the lap pool. **Children under the age of 7 may also demonstrate skills by doing the same swim test.
    Reason – We require that all children that are learning or do not have skills require additional supervision.

    Rule – Children of diaper wearing age must wear swim diapers.
    Reason – Normal diapers will break down in the water and cause leakage and contamination of the pool water.

    Rule – Showers are to be taken before entering any of the pools.
    Reason – This is a requirement by the State of Colorado Health Department. This also helps keep our pools clean.

    Rule – Glass containers are not allowed anywhere in the pool area.
    Reason – If accidentally broken, glass is very sharp and hard to locate if in the water.

    Rule – Proper swimming attire is required in the pool.
    Reason – Cut-offs cause blockage of our filters and damage the slide, and t-shirts are a detriment to your swimming ability and others around you.

    Rule – Personal floatation devices are to be used only with direct supervision of an adult.
    Reason – Children have a tendency to get overconfident with personal floatation devices and could get themselves in trouble if it comes off.

    Rule – Children may need to take a swimming test before being allowed in the deep end, lazy river, or the on the slide.
    Reason – Children have the tendency to over estimate their swimming ability and could get themselves in a situation that they could not handle.

    Rule – Walking is the fastest speed allowed on the deck.
    Reason – The pool deck is notorious for becoming wet and slick. Any speed faster than walking could result in an accident.

    Rule – Swimmers are not allowed in the diving area while diving board is open.
    Reason – This prevents divers from landing on a person below them.

    Rule – Gum is not permitted in the pool area.
    Reason – Gum is a chocking hazard for patrons and also is bad for the filtration system.

    Rule – Kickboards are used for lap swimming and lessons only.
    Reason – These were not designed to be surfed on, and can cause injury when not properly used.

    Rule – Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or illegal drugs are not permitted.
    Reason – Impairs swimmers and is also a City of Aspen ordinance.

    Rule – Floatation devices are at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
    Reason – Depending on the number of patrons and the size of the floatation device, this could hinder the safety of those in the pool.

    Rule – Swim only when there is a lifeguard on duty.
    Reason – State of Colorado require that a lifeguard be on duty in any public swimming pool.

    Slide Rules

    James E. Moore Aquatic Center at the ARC

    Rule - Patrons must enter the slide in feet first, face up and one person at a time.
    Reason – This is to prevent injury to oneself or another person in front of them.

    Rule – Exit the landing area immediately.
    Reason – This is to prevent a collision with the next person using the water slide.

    Rule – Children must be at least three and one half feet to ride the slide.
    Reason – The landing area is three and one half feet deep, and any children under that height may have problems with the current in the landing area.

    Rule – Parents may not ride the slide with their children.
    Reason – There is a large possibility of injury in a collision between the child and parent in the slide and in the landing area, it is also a requirement by the slide company to comply with insurance.

    Rule – Parents are not allowed to catch children out of the slide in the landing area.
    Reason – There is a strong possibility of injury due to a collision out of the slide.

    Rule – Patrons using the slide are not allowed to stop at any point during the ride.
    Reason – This could cause injury to the person if another person comes down the slide while a person is still in the tube.

    Rule – Patrons using the slide must walk up the stairs to the top of the slide.
    Reason – Running up the stairs could cause an accident and injury.

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