- Swim Lessons
- Water Aerobics
- Lifeguard Training
- First Aid/CPR/AED
- Kayaks, Scuba & sup
- Water Safety Awarenss scavenger hunt
- Recreational Swim Team
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Private Lessons offer a one-to-one instructor/student ratio. Semi-Private Lessons offer a one to two instructor/student ratio. Students must sign-up together as there is no waitlist. Private lessons are offered during public swim hours and must be arranged through the Aquatic Coordinator.
- For more information or to register please complete this online form.
Public Swim Lessons
All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. Not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule for specific course sessions and times. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! Also, private and semi-private lessons are available. Please click on Swimming Lesson in the left column for a full list of classes offered.
Make A splash with Water Exercise!
Whether you are just beginning to start an exercise regimen, or want to beat the boredom out of your usual workout, Water Aerobics is a fantastic solution. Water aerobics offers remarkable cardiovascular benefits and works out the entire body without putting stress on the bones and joints. People are able to work out longer and consequently burn more calories due to the cooling effects of the water. Experts say that this type of exercise is superior because of the multi-dimensional resistance the workout provides. In addition, studies have shown that being in the water causes the body to release chemicals similar to those released in deep meditation. You get great physical and mental benefits, all in one workout!
Aqua Aerobics - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00-9:00 am Inst. Marianne Goforth/Connie Pittenger
A full body workout designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Various aqua equipment will be used to increase water resistance and promote higher fitness levels. Aqua shoes are recommended.
Express Aerobics - Monday, Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm Inst. Marianne Goforth
This class is a fantastic way to mentally and physically get rid of your work day stress. Muscle strengthening, cardio, and Pilates techniques are combined to make a complete workout.
Splash Aerobics - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am - 11:45 am Inst. Cheryl Yergler
A high energy aerobic and strength training class. Resistance bands and/or barbells are used to tone your muscles in this class. Aqua shoes are recommended.
The Deep - Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 am Inst. Irene Karten/Maggie Graff
This class uses interval training alternating periods of higher and lower intensity exercise. Pacing is increased until an aerobic threshold is reached, followed by a decrease in pace returning to regular target heart rate zone. Deep water is a non-impact exercise class using power for perfect body conditioning for the more athletic water participant.
Twinges in the Hinges - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am Inst. Liz Gracesun/Connie Pittenger Starting 6/2/2020 Classes will be from 9:00 - 9:45 am
A gentle non-impact exercise class designed to provide range of motion to every joint in the body. Additional benefits include strengthening and increased physical and cardiovascular endurance. This class is designed and endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation. Participation forms must be completed for this class. This class is taught by Liz Gracesun, Certified Arthritis Foundation Water Fitness Instructor.
Silver Sneakers - Tuesday, 11:00 - 11:45 am
This class which is endorsed by the Silver Sneakers program combines music, dance moves and special equipment to provide a full but gentle workout in the Leisure Pool area.
Learn All The Skills Necessary To Become A Professional Lifeguard This course teaches CPR, First Aid and all the rescue techniques. This class is offered to individuals 15 years and older. This will be a blended learning course with instruction both online, and in the pool. Participant must be available to attend all in-person training sessions Required pre-test is a 300 meter swim (12 lengths), two minute water tread without hands and retrieving a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool 9 feet or deeper. Successful candidates will be strongly looked at for employment as a Lifeguard for the MRD.
- Call Liz or Melissa to schedule a swim test
- Class Dates and Times:
- Wednesday, June 2, 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Course Orientation)
- Saturday, June 5, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday, June 6, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Monday, June 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
- Location: Montrose Rec Center
- Fee: $50
The purpose of this class is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical care arrives. This revised course offers a new 2 year certification for both CPR and First Aid and is taught by a certified American Red Cross Instructor.
Contact Liz to set up the hands on portion of the class.
Use code 4203030-1 to register Click here to register
Kayaks, Scuba & SUP's
The CRC allows allows clean kayaks, paddleboards, and scuba equipment into the pool for practice sessions. Participants must make a reservation in advance. Please pre-schedule times through the Aquatic Activities Coordinator at 249-7705 x 8575. Please clean your equipment prior to coming to the CRC.
- Fee: Regular admission price + $5/boat, SUP or tank
- Time: Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Reservations: Call Liz, 970-497-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: Montrose Rec Center
Water Safety Awareness Scavenger Hunt
Summer is around the corner and May is Water Safety Awareness Month. Throughout the month, children can come by the CRC to get a clue card to find water safety tips posted around our parks and facilities. Once all the safety tips are found, children can join their parents at the Field House pool opening day - Friday, May 28th for a free swim and prizes.
- Date: May 1 - May 28
- Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Ages: 5-12
- Price: FREE
- Location: The outdoor pool at the Field House (25 Colorado Ave)
3rd Annual Recreational Swim Team
Back by popular demand, MRD is bringing back the recreational swim team. This is an opportunity for your child to learn team dynamics, challenge themselves physically, and have fun. This is for individuals who have passed Level 4 swim lessons or can swim a minimum of 75 yards of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, or a combination. Participants will develop confidence in strokes such as the front crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. The basics of turning at the wall, as well as using the starting blocks will be included. Endurance will be a primary focus as participants prepare for a meet at the end of the summer.
- Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- Time: 10:45 - 11:45 am
- Session I: June 7 - July 1
- Session II: July 12 - August 5
- Fee: $60 for 1 session or $100 for both
- Swim Meet: August 7
50 Mile Club
A club designed for individuals who like to challenge themselves. Participants track their lap swimming and receive special recognition for meeting the 50, 100, and 200-mile mark. Call the Rec. Center at 970-249-7705 for more information.
Marlin Swim Team
Do you want to experience that competitive element? The Marlin Swim Club offers all ages the chance to compete. Montrose Marlins is a private swim club operated by community volunteer parents and coaches. It is not a program that is administered by the Montrose Recreation District Aquatic Center. For more information visit the Marlins website.
This program is geared towards adults 19 years and older who wish to continue quality swim workouts with the possibility to compete in swim meets with people their own age. For more information call Kathy Devor at 970-249-2541.