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Recreation

Aquatics

The Aquatics program provides all ages with the opportunity to learn how to swim and learn about safety involved with being around water. Ages 6 months and up, can participate in our swim lesson program taught by swim instructors throughout the year at various pool locations. You may choose from a variety of classes for beginners to advanced swimmers, including parent participation classes, preschool and level classes, springboard diving, training for lifeguards, water safety instructors as well as private swim lessons to fit your needs.

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Register for Programs Online

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone.

Recruiting: Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

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Enjoy summer with friends, a flexible schedule, and fun enviroment. Recreation is recruiting lifeguards and swim instructors for this spring and summer.

Training provided.

Visit fcgov.com/jobs to apply today

Scuba Diving: Spring

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Discover Scuba Diving
Time:
Saturday (4-6:30 p.m.)
Location: Mulberry Pool
Cost: $35
Age: 10 years & up

Learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what is taken to explore the underwater world. Learn the basics neededto dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional, including but not limited to seeing what scuba equipment feels like to wear and use. Note: Participants must call CSDA (1.855.557.2822) prior to class start. Additional required paperwork must be completed to participate in class. Class not discountable. 

Register online for a variety of dates here.

Scuba Challenge
Times:
Mondays (7-10 p.m.)
Location: Mulberry Pool
Cost: $22
Age: 10 years & up

For the experienced diver who wants to practice up on their skills. Challenges are set-up and include some dryland information. Note: Must have current certification. Class not discountable.

Register online for a variety of dates here.

Lifeguarding

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Lifeguard Training
Age: 15 years & up
Cost: $200
This American Red Cross course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Online class content is 7 hrs. 25 min.

Register online for a variety of dates here.

Lifeguard Review
Date:
Sunday, Mar. 26 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Age: 17 years  & up
Cost: $77
Opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. Individuals with a current American Red Cross lifeguarding/first aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in a review course.Online class content in 7hrs. 25 min.

Register online here.

Lifeguard Instructor
Date:

Friday, Mar. 31 (4-8 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 1-2 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Cost: $160.60
Instructor candidates are trained to teach American Red Cross lifeguarding. Learn how to use the course material, methods, conduct training sessions, and evaluate participants' progress. Must possess a current ARC lifeguard/first aid/CPR/AED certificate. Online class content is 2hrs. 30 min.

Register online here.

Youth Learn to Swim: Spring

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Baby & Me 1-3
Age: 6-18 months
Parents help to introduce infants to the water while learning how to work with their child safely in the water. Register here for the Senior Center.
Age: 10 months-2 years

Parents help introduce children to the water using songs, working on building confidence, and becoming comfortable in and around the pool. Register here for Mulberry, EPIC, or the Senior Center.
Age: 2-4 years

For toddlers who aren't ready to be in the water without a parent. Basic water activities are introduced. Register here for Mulberry or EPIC.

Ages: 3-6
Pollywog

For the child who is new to the water, will not put their face in the water, and can hold on to the side of the pool independently. Register here for Mulberry, EPIC, or the Senior Center.
Tadpole

For the child who will put their face in the water, can perform supported front and back floats without apprehension, and will explore the water freely without free. Register here for Mulberry, EPIC, or the Senior Center.
Froggy
For the child who can front float with their face in the water without support, can back float for 5 seconds without support, and can submerge and pick up objects in shallow water. Register here for Mulberry, EPIC, or the Senior Center.

Ages 5-12
Level 1
For the child who can roll from front to back without support, streamline front glide 5 feet without support, and jump into the shallow water without support. Register here for Mulberry, EPIC, or the Senior Center.
Level 2
For the child who can comfortably glide on their front and back for 5 seconds, front float with arm reach, and fluttre kick on front and back with forward motion freely without fear. Register here for Mulberry, EPIC, or the Senior Center.
Level 3
For the child who can perform 5 rotary (side) breaths with a kickboard, swim across the pool 25 years (any stroke), jump into deep/shallow water and move to the side comfortably, and can swim 10 yards elementary backstroke. Register here for Mulberry or EPIC.
Level 4
For the child who can swim 25 yards freestyle (perfected), flutter kick without a kickboard for 25 yards, perform 10 deep water bobs, and is comfortable in deep water. Register here for Mulberry or EPIC.
Level 5
Develop proficient technique for all six basic srokes. Swim greater distances using each stroke and add correct turns for each stroke. Continue to increase safety knowledge in all aquatic enviroments. Register here for Mulberry or EPIC.

Our Pools

There are currently four community pools in Fort Collins. Enjoy a fun-soaked day at any of them!
Edora Pool Ice Center, 1801 Riverside Avenue
City Park Pool, 1599 City Park Drive
Mulberry Pool, 424 W. Mulberry
Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive