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AQUATICS / GUIDELINES
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an
adult. The adult must pay admission, be wearing a swimsuit,
and be actively participating in the water with the child.
Clothing appropriate for swimming is required. No cutoffs or
thongs will be allowed in any pool. T-shirts are allowed, but
they must be white.
All patrons must shower before entering pool.
Diapers or plastic pants with elastic around the legs are required to
be worn by all individuals who do not have bowel and/or bladder
Patrons recreationally swimming before or after a class or private
lesson must pay the drop-in fee.
Locker rooms will close 15 minutes after the pool closes. Parents
must have children picked up when locker rooms are closed
Children 6 and older are required to use the appropriate
locker room, or they must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian in the family locker room.
Please bring a lock; the City of Fort Collins is not responsible for
lost or stolen items. Lockers are for use while utilizing the facility.
Anything left overnight in the locker room will be removed and
locks left on will be cut.
To teach private lessons, coach or provide pool therapy in any aquatic
facility, an application form must be completed and approved, and
the requirements for teaching/therapy/coaching must be met.
Group Rates for Swimming
Reduced swim admissions are available for groups. A group must
schedule at least 48 hours in advance by calling the facility. It is
preferable that payment be made by one individual check/credit
card. In an effort to provide a safe pool experience, we require adult
supervision for children under 8* according to the following ratios:
13 - 18
7 - 12
19 - 24
*Children ages 8 and older that cannot swim or touch the bottom of
the pool should be included in count for ages under 8. Groups not
complying with above ratio will not be allowed to swim.
Scout Water Badges
Fee: $35/group for each instructional hour (for up to 10 participants).
Each additional participant is $3. There is no charge for adult leaders.
Call 970.221.6202 for more information.
Birthday Party Package
Space for birthday parties will NOT be allowed in the lobbies or
spectator areas at EPIC or Mulberry Pool. Space is available for a fee
for refreshments and present opening. Contact the facility where you
wish to hold your party for more information.
Private Swim Instruction
Private swim instruction is available for all ability levels. Interested
persons can leave their information with a cashier at each of the
facilities. Fee is $20/half-hour for one student. Semi-private lessons
are also available for an additional $2 charge. These private lessons
are not discountable.
Note: Patrons swimming recreationally before or after a private
swim lesson must pay the drop-in fee.
The Learn-to-Swim program is based on the guidelines set by the
American Red Cross. We have grouped the ages for the classes based
upon our knowledge of abilities of young swimmers. Although your
child may have passed all of the preschool classes, they will not be
allowed into the higher Level classes until age 6. One of the many
differences in skills between Preschool and Level classes is distance/
endurance and stroke development. Most preschoolers are not able
to swim the required distances in the Level classes. We suggest that
even though your child has completed the Preschool classes, he/she
should continue to take the highest level class or work on your own
with them to increase endurance/distance in the various strokes.
Requirements for Preschool distance are 5 yards and the distance for
the Level classes are 15 yards.
Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
Mulberry Pool (MP)
424 West Mulberry
Drop-In Swim Test
Swim testing allows swim staff to evaluate your child (age 6+) on their
swimming ability for proper swim level placement.
Wednesday 4:00-7:00 PM
Prior to registration, we encourage you to have your child tested
for proper placement (see schedule above)
If the class you wish to register for is filled, you may place your
name on a paid waiting list no later than one week prior to the
start of the class. Every attempt is made to accommodate the
demand for swim lessons. Parents are allowed on the pool deck
for the last day of class only.
Progress cards that are not picked up on the last day of class will
be held for only one week at the lesson facility.
At the discretion of the lesson manager, if it is evident that a
child is not water ready by the third lesson, the manager will
contact the parent, a full refund will be issued for the class.
Patrons recreationally swimming before or after a class must pay
the drop-in admission fee.
Make-up lessons are NOT available.
Class maximums are based on American Red Cross guidelines.
Minimum for all classes based on cost efficiency is 4.
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Calendar of Events
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Dance & Movement
Parent with Child
Education & Enrichment
Gardens on Spring Creek
Youth Team Sports
Clubs & Organizations
Trips & Travel
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