Aquatics

BPRC Pool Lesson

Preschool Classes Level Classes Competitive Stroke Clinic Snorkeling
Hurricanes Swim Team Private Lessons Contact

Aquatic Classes Info

EPRD’s swim lesson program has three components: (1) Adult classes (2) Preschool (PS) classes for ages 8 months to 5 years, including Parent-Tot, Beginner 3’s, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced PS and (3) Level classes for ages 5 1/2 and up, including Levels 1-2, 3, 4-5 and Competitive Stroke Clinic. Each component teaches progressive skills; as students advance to higher levels, they refine their strokes and build endurance.

When it is time for your child to move from the Buchanan pool to the Wulf pool, staff strongly recommends prior to signing up for a Wulf class that parents take their child to the Wulf pool to get oriented to the different environment (water temp, depth, etc.) Best times to come would be during the Open Swim times.

There are no make-up classes offered for absenteeism. During all swim classes, parents and siblings of participants must remain in the bleachers and keep the deck area clear for safety.

Special Information

Staff recommends registering for two consecutive sessions for steady skill improvement. No refund or make-up for missed classes. If the class you desire is full, you may be put on the wait list.

Student Transfer Guidelines

Transfers will only be approved if space is available in the class. A $5 fee is charged for transfers & refunds. Refunds have an additional $10 processing fee charge.

Preschool Classes

Aquatic Parent-Tot (ages 8 months - 5 years)

No prerequisite skills required for students who have little or no water experience (this includes the apprehensive child). Parent accompanies student in water and learns basic water adjustment skills to help teach student. Enjoy the fun aquatic environment. Infants must wear swim diapers. T-shirts are allowed. Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Aquatic Beginner 3's (ages 33 months - 3 1/2 years)

No prerequisite skills required. Student should be willing to participate in the class without a parent and have little or no swimming lesson experience. Upon successful completion, student advances to Beginner PS class. Water entries/exits, breath control and submersion, floating, change direction and position, swim on front and back and water safety skills are introduced. Class taught in shallow water. Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Aquatic Beginner Preschool (ages 3 - 5)

No prerequisite skills required for students who have little or no water or lesson experience and need instructor assistance to perform skills. Same skills are taught as in the Beginner 3’s class where students are encouraged to develop independent movement. Class is taught in shallow water, and upon successful completion student advances to Intermediate PS class. Location: Buchanan Park & Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Aquatic Intermediate Preschool (ages 3 - 5)

Prerequisites include passing Beginner PS skills and being comfortable performing skills with little instructor assistance. Class taught in shallow and deep water. To advance, student must be able to swim 5 yards independently with face in the water. Students who move onto Advanced PS must first have their skills tested in an Intermediate PS class at Wulf for deep-water safety. Location: Buchanan Park & Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Aquatic Advanced Preschool (ages 4 - 6)

For students who have passed Intermediate PS and are comfortable performing their skills in deep water without instructor assistance. Intermediate skills are refined and upon successful completion and appropriate age, student advances to Level 3. Classes only offered at Wulf pool. Location: Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Level Classes

Aquatic Level 1-2 (ages 5 1/2+)

No prerequisite skills required. Combination of Beginner and Intermediate PS skills are taught and class is conducted in shallow water. Deep-water skills are introduced when students prepare for advancement at WRC. Upon successful completion at WRC student advances to Level 3. Upon successful completion at BPRC student enrolls in Level 1-2 at WRC for deep-water adjustment. Location: Buchanan Park & Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Aquatic Level 3 (ages 5 1/2+)

For students who have completed skills for Level 1-2. Students must be safe, comfortable, and can perform all their skills in the deep water without instructor assistance. Class concentrates on stroke development. Upon successful completion student advances to Level 4-5. Classes only offered at Wulf pool. Location: Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Aquatic Level 4-5 (ages 6+)

For students who have passed Level 3 skills and have ability to swim strokes for 25 yards. Students continue to work on stroke improvement, refinement, and endurance building on previous skills and strokes taught. Classes only offered at Wulf pool. Location: Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Competitive Stroke

Competitive Stroke Clinic (ages 6 1/2+)

For students who have completed our Level 4-5 or who swim for local summer clubs, including CARA, who want to continue working on their technique. This one-hour class will work on improving the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. Classes only offered at Wulf pool. Location: Wulf Recreation Center. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Snorkeling

Introduction to Snorkeling (ages 6+)

Want to learn a new aquatic skill? Learn to properly use equipment and other snorkeling skills. Students must be comfortable and safe in the water. Bring a mask with strap and snorkel keeper, fins optional. Instructor: Astrid Katzer-Thurnau, PADI Divemaster. Class at Buchanan is for those who are not yet safe in deep water. Class at Wulf requires the ability to swim comfortably in deep water. For more info contact either Aquatic office. Location: Buchanan Park or Wulf Recreation Center. Days, times and locations TBA.

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Hurricanes Swim Team

The Hurricane Swim Team has been awarded the “Silver Medal Club” Award from USA swimming for its program development and accomplishments. The team offers a year-round competitive program for ages 5 and above with all levels of ability. Coach Jeff Armstrong offers tremendous experience and a great attitude and invites you to try swimming with the Hurricanes. For more information contact 720-880-1290 or visit their website evergreenswimteam.org. Free weekly trial at any time. Practices are conducted at the Wulf Recreation Center pool.
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Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Swimming & Snorkeling Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Contact the aquatic offices to schedule sessions prior to paying for these programs. Payment is made when student comes for a booked session. Scheduled sessions that are NOT cancelled 24 hours in advance, may result in forfeiting future sessions.
30-Minute Lesson DR NDR
Private $26 $33
Semi-private $16 $20
40-Minute Lesson DR NDR
Private $35 $44
Semi-private $21 $26

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Contact

Becky Browne Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics 720-880-1217 bbrowne@eprd.co
Jenny Bolduc Aquatics Coordinator 720-880-1117 jbolduc@eprd.co
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