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Learn to Swim

Status of February Aquatic Programs Due to State Mandate Orange Level

As of 01/18 reservations are no longer occurring for the Eastridge, Northridge and Westridge Lap Pool. Lap lanes will be available (excluding program usage) on a first come, first filled basis. For the latest updates, check the facility pool schedules.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES MAY OCCUR AT ANY TIME – Please link to your specific class for the latest info

If your swimmer is moved from the wait list to pending registration an email will be sent to notify of you of the change in status.  If your swimmer is on a wait list, please verify the email you have on file is accurate and be sure to check it daily for updates (including spam). 

Those moved up from wait list will have one business day to complete the registration online or by calling 303-791-2500 ext. 0 to pay for the upcoming class. If payment is not received within that timeframe, the spot will be offered to the next person on the wait list.  WE WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY EXCEPTIONS.

Learn to Swim:

  • Group Lessons – M/W & Tu/Th at Eastridge - Running (Review specific levels for classes requiring parents in water)
  • Group Lessons – Saturdays at Eastridge - Running Running (Review specific levels for classes requiring parents in water)

Coached Aquatic Youth:

  • Seahawk Intro – Saturdays, Noon - 1:00 p.m. at Westridge – Running with 12 swimmers
  • Seahawk Juniors – Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. at Westridge – Running with 12-18 swimmers
  • Seahawk Seniors – Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. at Westridge – Running with 12-18swimmers
  • Seahawk Elites – Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Westridge – Running with 12-18 swimmers
  • Summer Swim Team – At the current time, is scheduled to run, but at unknown capacity levels. Please keep checking the website starting in late March for the latest info.

Coached Aquatic Adult:

  • Power Masters – Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Northridge – Running with 16 swimmers
  • Ranch H2O – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. at Northridge – Running with 16 swimmers
  • Mid-Day Masters – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. at Northridge – Running with 16 swimmers

Aquatic Private Lessons – Will be Running at Eastridge & Westridge:

Scuba & Snorkel – Saturday 2/14 at Eastridge - Running

Infant Swim Resource – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – Noon at Southridge – For more info visit ISR website or call 303-330-8602 to schedule

High School Swim Teams – Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m.-closing at Northridge and Saturdays at Northridge – Running effective Monday, 01/18/2021

Questions? Contact:

Be aware that any changes to State and Tri-County Health Department safety guidelines may result in last minute changes for the facilities and programs. These changes could include time changes, reduced capacities or cancellations, as well as operational changes for individual programs. Please ensure the email address linked to your HRCA recreation account is accurate, by verifying your contact information online or confirming by calling Membership Services at 303-791-2500 ext. 0. Please continue checking that email address on an on-going basis and the HRCA website at for the latest information. Please click for additional details: HRCA COVID-19 Updates

Effective immediately, all group and private swim lessons will be taught by masked staff from the pool deck with appropriate social distancing.

Learning to swim is an important life skill, and HRCA Learn to Swim Program goal is to develop a child's swimming competency, confidence and endurance in a safe and fun environment. 

Key Swim Lesson Information

  • Features:
    - Maximum of Two Swimmers Per Class*;
    - 30 Minutes per class
    - Three Week Sessions for Monday, & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday (6 classes)
    - Four Week Sessions for Saturdays (4 consecutive Saturday classes)
  • Age Levels: 
    Parent/Tot: 6 months - 3 years *(may be up to 6 families with appropriate physical distancing)
    Preschool: 3 - 5 years
    School Age: 5 - 12 years
    Teen/Adult: 13 years and older
  • Safety Measures 
    - - Swimmers are only to be in the pool for the scheduled lesson time.  Any additional pool time before or after lessons at Eastridge must happen making a pool reservation.
    - Class Sizes are two swimmers or less* (with physical distancing)
    - All Swim Instructors will teach both from deck and in-water to maintain physical distancing and minimize face-to-face contact when possible
    - All Swim Instructors wear masks/face coverings at all times
    - See HRCA Safety Guidelines
  • Learn to Swim Program Overview

Swim Lesson FAQs

Registration Helpful Hints

  • Be sure to verify at registration that your phone number and email address are accurate. Correct contact information is critical for proper notification due to cancellations, changes or wait list enrollment opportunities.

  • If the desired class is full, add your child’s name to the wait list. There may be cancellations before the start of the session due to low enrollment or a new class may be created and offered for existing wait lists.

Infant Swim Resource

ISR integrates swimming skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children, ages 6 months - 3 years, teaching them to save their own lives, while building the confidence that can lead to a lifetime of fun in and around the water. For more than 40 years, ISR has successfully provided self-rescue skills training to more than 175,000 infants and young children with a 100 percent safety record.



Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) lesson experience is a comprehensive four-six week program where each lesson is customized for the infant or child as they are safely guided through the learning process. 

ISR integrates swimming skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children, teaching them to save their own lives, while building the confidence that can lead to a lifetime of fun in and around the water. For more than 40 years, ISR has successfully provided self-rescue skills training to more than 175,000 infants and young children with a 100 percent safety record.

  • Six to 12 months old: learns to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their backs and float unassisted. Once skilled, infants practice these techniques in several types of clothing, diapers, shoes, socks and all!
  • One year to 3 years old: learns how to hold their breath underwater, swim with their head down and eyes open, roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe, and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out.

Classes Fill Quickly - Call Now to Reserve Your Spot 

For scheduling, questions or general information visit or contact Jennifer Dombrowski: 303-330-8602 | [email protected] |

Upcoming Learn to Swim Lessons

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Time and Date Course Description

Seahawks Intro

What’s Next After Swim Lessons?
Interested in Competitive Swimming?
Sign-Up for Seahawks Intro!

  • A great fit for swimmers looking for a new challenge beyond group swim lessons. 
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke comfortably without stopping. 
  • Four-week program combines the fun and hands-on approach of swim lessons with the structure and technique-focus of coached programs. 
  • Swimmers are prepared for Seahawks Juniors by building endurance and focusing on technique with all four strokes, with an emphasis on freestyle and backstroke, with an introduction to timed sets and swimming terminology.
  • For more info contact  Rachel Lyon at 303-471-8942 or  email

Register Now!

More Learn to Swim Information

Inclement Weather Updates
For program cancellations due to inclement weather please check the HRCA website home page for prgram status updates or call 303-471-8942.

HRCA Cancellation, Refund, and Transfer Policy
To cancel a class call 303-471-8858 or the Program Coordinator. All refunds are charged a $5 processing fee. Refunds and class transfers must be requested at least five business days prior to the beginning of the class. Refunds are issued back to the participant in the original tender. Refunds are not issued for inclement weather or for ticketed events.

Need Help or Have Questions?
Please reach out to us anytime so we can assist you during the coming weeks. We anticipate change will be the new normal for some time. We look forward to helping you reach your swimming goals.

  • Aquatic Supervisor, Diane Ball: email or 303-471-8935 
  • Learn to Swim Coordinator, Mindy Polete: email or 303-471-8867 
  • Coached Aquatic Coordinator,Rachel Lyon: email or 303-471-8942.

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