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.

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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.


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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



Swimmer of the Month - Casey!

Swimmer of the Month - Casey!

Congratulations to our Swimmer of the Month, Casey. Casey started in Beginner I and has worked his way up to Intermediate where he is doing freestyle and backstroke. Here are some questions we asked Casey to get to know him better.

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Swimmer of the Month

Swimmer of the Month

Congratulations to our Swimmer of the Month, Stella. We asked Stella some questions to get to know her better:

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Three reasons why we teach the roll-over breath technique

Three reasons why we teach the roll-over ...

Being able to take an independent breath is essential to swimming. While there are different methods of thought for how to best teach this skill, Ocean First Swim School's internationally recognized training program, Swim Schools International (SSI), teaches the roll-over breath technique for three main reasons:

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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