Youth Swim Classes

With classes tailored for children as young as 6 months, it is never too soon to introduce your kids to the water. Learn more about choosing the right class for your child.  


Our Philosophy

Our focus is water safety and confidence. Our teachers are trained and certified in the SSI (Swim Schools International) methodology, ensuring a consistent and effective learning environment.

Read more

Class Schedule

We are a year-round teaching facility that strives to accommodate all schedules. We include open enrollment and a flexible make-up policy. You can find and schedule swim lessons here.


Read more

The Ocean First Swim Difference

Ocean First swimmers develop their abilities, overcome fears and gain confidence in no time. Our teachers are trained and certified in the Swim Schools International (SSI) methodology, emphasizing both skill development and comfort in the water. Our classes are tailored to the individual swimmer based on ability, not on a timeframe for completion. It means swimmers can move to the next level when they are ready instead of waiting for the entire class to reach their final goals. Our state-of-the-art facility, friendly and professional staff, small class sizes, and flexible scheduling ensure swimmers develop confidence and new skills while having a lot of fun along the way.

  • Private facility with 90° F indoor pool

    Private facility with 89°F indoor pool

  • Friendly and highly-trained swim teachers

    Friendly and highly-trained swim teachers

  • Semi-private 4:1 class sizes

    Semi-private 4:1 class sizes

  • Voted Boulder County’s Best Green Business

    Voted Boulder County’s Best Green Business



5 Reasons Why You Should Be Swimming During a Pandemic

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Swimming During a ...

Swimming is a great cardiovascular activity for people of all ages, and with the current times, getting kids into swim classes is a wonderful way to keep them active, engaged, and in good health. Here at Ocean First, we are committed to providing a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and develop new swimming skills. We are aware of the uncertainties of the current global pandemic, and we are dedicated to abiding by the guidelines and regulations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read more


What to Eat Before and After Swim Practice

What to Eat Before and After Swim Practice

Swimming is cardiovascular conditioning known as aerobic exercise. Since aerobic exercise like swimming requires fuel to sustain high intensity workouts for a long period of time, the best option before a swim practice is to eat a meal high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat. This blog details some suggestions for snacks and meals that are great options to eat before and after swim practice!

Read more


Introduction to our Intermediate Swim Classes

Introduction to our Intermediate Swim Classes

Here at Ocean First, our Intermediate class is a combination of Intermediate I and II. The goal of this class is to establish the foundations of competitive swimming that your swimmer can take with them to our Advanced classes. We focus on technique while also building strength and endurance.

Read more


Learning Doesn't Stop When Class is Over

Education Replaces an Empty Mind With an Open One

At the Ocean First Swim School, our commitment to education doesn't stop at swim lessons. We appreciate all aspects of the underwater world and love bringing our other passions into the fold, such as in our Marine Science Mini Camp. Kids ages 4-8 explore questions about our amazing ocean and its inhabitants through hands-on activities, storytelling, and games before moving into the pool to develop their swim techniques in our week long intensive Marine Science Mini Camp. 

Our semi-competitive Swim Team is open enrollment and is a wonderful way for swimmers to strengthen muscles and expand their lung capacity while learning new drills and improving their strokes.

Join the fun!

Ocean First Swim School is proud to be an official service partner for Boulder's new PLAYpass program. PLAYpass provides eligible youth with up to $250 towards participation in approved sports and recreation programs. Find out about eligibility requirements at