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Recreation Closure Notice:

The Stephen C. West Ice Arena will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Memorial Day hours for the Recreation Center are 5:30am-6:00pm.

Youth Swimming Programs

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Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Parent & Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6 months - 2½ years)

Take your little one on an exploration adventure together in the leisure pool during Parent and Child Swim Lessons. In Parent and Child Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children. Great experiences and fun activities are provided to teach infants and toddlers to:
  • Enter and exit the water safely
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Submerge and explore breath control
  • Explore floating on the back and front
  • Change body position in the water
  • Play safely in the water
  • Experience wearing a life jacket
Parents also learn how to hold and support your child in the water, how to select and fit a life jacket for your child, and valuable water safety information to make your family safer in and around the water.  Parent & Child Swim Lessons is moving to Saturdays and will be session based. Drop-ins will no longer be accepted. Click "Register Now" below to sign up!

Click “Register Now!” to see the days and times lessons are offered.

Register now Online!


Preschool Level 1 & 2 Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)

In Preschool Swim Lessons, children gain confidence and learn to be safe and comfortable in the water. Skills include putting the head under, floating with assistance on the front and back, and arm and leg movement. For preschool aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging, and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Preschool Swim Lessons before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills necessary to advance. That's expected and normal!  

Click “Register Now!” for details to see the days and times lessons are offered.

Register now Online! Preschool Level 1 & 2 Sessions



Register now Online! Preschool Level 3 Sessions



Youth Level 1 & 2 Swim Lessons  (Ages 5-12)

Level 1 & 2 swimming lessons teach the following skills:
  • Swimming on stomach without assistance
  • Displaying coordination of arms, legs, and breathing patterns of freestyle and backstroke
  • Swimming half a lap in the big pool
It is quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Level 1 & 2 before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills necessary to move to Level 3 & 4. That's expected and normal!

Click “Register Now!” for details and to see the days and times lessons are offered.

Register now Online!


Youth Level 3 & 4 Swim Lessons  (Ages 5-12)

For every level of our swimming lessons, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging, and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. After completion of levels 3 & 4 participants might be ready for Breckenridge Swim Team. 

Click “Register Now!” for details and to see the days and times lessons are offered.

Register now Online!


Breck Swim Team (Ages 6-13)

Take your swimming to the next level! The Breckenridge Swim Team focuses on progressing as a competitive swimmer while having fun working with team members and coaches to improve all four swim strokes (freestyle, back, breast and butterfly). Swimmers will learn competitive racing skills such as turning, relay racing, and diving while improving endurance in the water.

For questions or participant evaluations call Aquatics Coordinator at 970-547-4338. 

Click “Register Now!” for details and to see the days and times lessons are offered.

Register now Online!


SUPER Cannon Ball Contest (All Ages)

Just like it sounds, join us for the SUPER CANNONBALL contest! FREE EVENT and open to all ages. Kids, parents, or just hanging out at the pool for the day, line up and see who can make the biggest splash off the side of the pool and the rope swing. There will be a panel of judges with score cards. Top 3 win prizes! Come to the pool between 1:00 and 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 13th to join in on the fun!


Register now Online! Day: Tuesday 
Time: 1:00-2:00pm 
Date: June 13
Fees: Free with Rec Center Admission


Pool Basketball Shooting Competition (All Ages)

Show off your basketball shooting skills. FREE EVENT for all ages. Come participate in a shooting skills contest at the Breckenridge Recreation Center pool. Ages 8 and under will compete in the leisure pool and ages 9 and older will compete in the lap pool. Prizes will be given to the person with the most creative shot and the person to make the most shots in a row. Join the fun on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2-3pm. Daily admission required.


Register now Online! Day: Thursday 
Time: 2:00-3:00pm 
Date: June 22
Fees: Free with Rec Center Admission


Treasure Hunt (All Ages)

Ahoy Matey! Come join the aquatic staff at our first Brec Rec Treasure Hunt. Prize filled capsules are tossed into the pool, some will float and others will sink. How much treasure can you collect! Join us for this FREE event for all ages! (Ages will be separated into designated areas).


Register now Online! Day: Saturday 
Time: 11:00-11:30am, 1:00-1:30pm, and 2:30-3:00pm 
Date: July 8
Fees: Free with Rec Center Admission


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