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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 are required to shower before entering any 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 control.
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
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 appropriate
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
# of in-water
# of children
*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.
Drop-in Swim Test
Swim testing allows swim staff to evaluate your child (age 6+) on
their swimming ability for proper swim level placement.
Mulberry Pool, Wednesday, 4:00–5:00 PM
EPIC, Saturday, Noon–5:00 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 fee.
Make-up lessons are NOT available.
Class maximums are based on American Red Cross guidelines
to ensure a safe learn-to-swim experience.
Minimum for all classes based on cost efficiency is 4.
The Learn-to-Swim program is based on the guidelines set up 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 is 5 yards and the distance for
the Level classes is 15 yards.
Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC), 1801 Riverside
Mulberry Pool (MP), 424 West Mulberry
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Youth Team Sports
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