Beat The Heat At The Aquatic Center
By: Jill Schladweiler, Aquatic Director
Summer is in full swing at the Aquatic Center. It’s the time of year for swimming with friends, relatives coming to town, and family fun; and the Aquatic Center is the place to do it. We have extended our open swim times to better accommodate people later in the day. Our summer hours for open swim are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-5:00 p.m. We are also open 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. I encourage you all also take advantage of our Family Night Friday Swim from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Residents are $3.00 each and non-residents are $4.00 each. The Aquatic Center has a wide variety of pool toys and inner tubes, as well as rope swing and diving board. For the little ones, there is always the wader pool which is kept at about 90°, allowing them to have their own space to play! We also have lifejackets available in all sizes to make sure everyone can be safe and have fun in the water.
Along with open swim and lap swim, we offer a variety of different programming options. For kids we offer swim lessons starting with parent child classes up to level V. All of our learn to swim classes are taught by certified instructors and follow the Red Cross regiment of lesson qualifications. We also offer private swim lessons for up to three participants at a time. Private swim lessons allow the participant focused one-on-one attention and the opportunity to hone their skills. So whether you want to prepare your child for summer camp, keep them safer in the water, or you are an adult who wants to be more comfortable in the water, we encourage you to stop by and ask about our private lessons.
We also offer different fitness opportunities depending on what kind of workout you are looking for. Our Aquanastics fitness class meets everyday at 10:05 a.m. This class involves a workout with range of motion, stretching, strengthening, and cardio work. It is an excellent class to get your body moving, keep your body moving or rehabbing after medical procedures. We also offer a bit more vigorous workout with our deep water fitness class. This class meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and offers an aggressive but non-impact workout in the deep water. This class will get your heart rate going and leave you feeling the joys of a great workout. Our third option is Twinges in the Hinges. This class held at the Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park.
Twinges in the Hinges is a sanctioned Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program and is designed to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and manage pain associated with arthritis. All of our fitness classes are taught by trained and up-beat instructors. Stop by and try a class, your first time in any fitness class is free!
The Aquatic Center is having an excellent summer and we hope to see you. If you have not purchased your resident ID card or pool only pass, you can do that at the pool as well. Resident ID discount cards are available to anyone owning property or living in the Recreation District boundaries. Pool only ID cards are available to anyone living in the PSDR-3 school district, so stop in and pick yours up today.
Come join us on a hot day when you need to escape the heat, or join us for an afternoon during a rain storm, or just come join us! Come be part of the fun at the Aquatic Center. For further information about hours and rates check us out at www.estesvalleyrecreation.com or call us at 970-586-2340. We are located at 660 Community Dr, off of Hwy. 7 by the schools!