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General Class Information

Lessons are available for ages 6 months to adult, group and private. All lessons are offered in sessions which vary depending on the season.  

1:4 | Little Pikes 1, 2 and 3
1:3 | PLittle
1:6 | Water Baby 

Individuals are placed in classes based on both age and skill. See below for more information on the levels. Lessons are offered at the times stated on individual site pages (each location is different). You choose how many times per week works best with your schedule and commitment level, this can be once, twice, three times a week or more. 

MAKE UP POLICY: For our outdoor sites and all lessons at The Country Club of Colorado, class will be cancelled when the pools are closed for lightning and a make-up class will be held on the immediately following Friday. No more than one make-up class per week will be held. Make-up classes are not provided when a swimmer misses class unless the swimmer is given written permission from the Lesson Program Manager, see #8 on our FAQ page for further details on our make-up policy.


Our curriculum consists of 3 main levels, plus our water baby class. 

Water Babies

Ages 6 months to 3 years. This is a beginner class that takes a non-aggressive approach to introducing the water. A parent or other adult is required in the water with the child as we sing songs and play games. The main goal of the class is to achieve comforatability and a fun experience for the child while teaching additional skills when they are ready. Parents tend to enjoy this class as much as the child!

PLittle and Little Pikes 1

The focus of this level is to establish comfort, independence and safety in the water. Swimmers will learn how to move through the water independently using arms and legs, breathe, and establish water safety habits.
PLittle is specifically for ages 2-3 years old and follows the same curriculum as Little Pikes 1.

Little Pikes 2

The focus of this level is to begin introduction to all 4 competitive strokes and establish comfort in the deep end. Correct and efficient technique will be taught as swimmers learn freestyle, backstroke and the kicks for breaststroke and butterfly.

Little Pikes 3

This class completes the four competitive strokes and builds endurance. Swimmers will learn how to put arms and kick together for breaststroke and butterfly while working toward swimming full laps of all strokes. After completing this level, swimmers will be prepared for our Base Camp Swim Team (pre-competitive). 

                 Base Camp (pre-swim team)

The goal of this class is to provide a positive learning environment for early swimmers who have an interest in swim team but aren't sure if they are ready for the full commitment of swim team or need additional help with their endurance and technique.  

Private & Semi-Private Lessons, Adults too!

These lessons are a great way to personalize instruction and receive focused attention for faster or specialized progress. Private lessons are available for ages 2 years & up. PPA has instructors ready to teach adults of all levels and individuals with special needs. Whether you have a fear of the water, need to be more efficient with your stroke or training to pass a test, we can help!