Learn to Swim Programs

The Recreation Department firmly believes that it is not only within our scope to offer a swim program, but it is our responsibility to ensure all members of our community have the opportunity to learn to swim and the option to pursue swimming at a high level. We offer swim lessons for children and adults at all levels! Financial assistance is available to those who qualify for free and reduced lunch through Eagle County School District.

Youth Group Swim Lessons


Parent & Tot Swim Lessons

(Ages 6 months-3 years old)

This class is for parents and young swimmers ages six months to two years old. Primary areas of focus include: supported back float progression, supported front float, rolling from front to back, supported jump in progression and most definitely socialization and fun.

Levels 1-3 (Ages 3 years - 12 years of age)

Learn to Swim Level 1

This course is designed for the first time swimmer. The class provides an introduction to learn to swim progression. Prior experience is not required. Main areas of focus include: Overcoming anxiety of being in the water, beginning breath control, front float with support, back float with support, supported front float with kick, supported back float with kick and jump in progression. Primary skills acquired to move forward to next level: jump in to unsupported back float. Successful completion graduates to LTS 2.

Learn to Swim Level 2

Swimmers at this level should have the ability to submerge completely and perform front and back floats with little to no support. Main areas of focus include: Front and back float without support, unsupported front and back float with kick. Introduction to combined movements, float kick pull in both front and back positions. Successful completion graduates to LTS 3.

Learn to Swim Level 3

This course is for swimmers that are moving on top of the water independently. Primary areas of focus include: Advancing and refining breath control in front crawl, advancing distance in back crawl, learning the basics of breaststroke, treading water, and beginning the diving progression.

Learn to Swim Level 4

This course is for swimmers that already can perform front crawl, back crawl, and bilateral breathing. Primary areas of focus include: an in-depth focus on front crawl, and back crawl, refining the breaststroke, and beginning learning the basics of the butterfly swim stroke. Swimmers will learn the basics of treading water and will continue the diving progression. Successful completion of this course graduates to the recreational swim team.

*Not sure what level to register for? Contact the Recreation Center at 970-748-4060.

Please review the group swim lesson policies and procedures here.
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  1. Meghan Hershey

    Swim Program Supervisor
    Phone: (970) 748-4054

  2. Recreation Department

    Physical Address
    90 Lake Street
    P.O. Box 975
    Avon, CO 81620

    Phone: (970) 748-4060

Winter/Spring 2021 Group Sessions TBD

Classes are offered on Tuesday/Thursday Nights (2 days/week for 4 weeks) and on Saturdays (1 day/week for 4 weeks)

Private Swim Lessons


In addition to the classes listed below, private and semi-private swim lessons are also available with our highly trained and qualified swim instructors. If you are wanting private instruction for your little swimmer or some time to brush up on your own swimming techniques. Private swim lessons are coordinated directly by our swim staff and vary based on instructor availability.

We are currently offering advanced private swim lessons and beginner/intermediate swim lessons where the parent/guardian is in the water with the participant. Instructors will teach from out of the water.

Private Swim Lesson Pricing (1 participant to 1 instructor)
1, 30 minute, Private Lesson: $32
3, 30 minute lessons: $93
5, 30 minute lessons: $150

Semi-Private Lesson Pricing (2-3 participants to 1 instructor)
1, 30 minute, Semi-Private Lesson: $37
3, 30 minute lessons: $108
5, 30 minute lessons: $175
*Fees listed above is the total cost, split between 2-3 participants

Private Competitive Lesson Pricing (1 hour lessons)
Private (1 participant): $52
Semi-Private (2 participants): $73

Please review the private swim lesson policies and procedures here.