Tuesday Oct 21

Come Join the Estes Park


Swim Program: WaterCats


The Estes Park WaterCats swim program is an established program for kids who are aspiring to be a part of swim team or kids looking to become more advanced swimmers. This program focuses on proficiency in all strokes; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly in a swim team environment!  

Fall session of WaterCats will start Monday October 6th.  Our WaterCats program is kids in grades K-8 .  Our program offers four different groups that are based on ability level.  Swimmers will be assessed by coaches and placed into one of the four appropriate groups.  Swimmers in elementary school meet a coach in front of the school and walk over together

Level 1: Meets from 3:30-4:20pm  Tuesday and Thursday

Level 2: Meets from 3:30-4:20pm  Tuesday and Thursday

Level 3: Meets from 3:30-4:45pm  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Level 4: Meets from 3:30-5:15pm  Monday through Friday

WaterCats is an open registration program, anyone who meets the criteria for Level 1 can join and there is no registration fee.

Punch passes are used for attendance and allow for scheduling flexibility.

 WaterCats offers two different passes, 8-punch for $40 and 20-punch for $90

WaterCats Prerequisites:

                                                                                  - 25 yards front crawl (freestyle)
                                                                                   - 25 yards backstroke
                                                                                   - Treading in deep end
                                                                                   - Comfortable in all areas of the pool

Swimmers that are beyond Level 1 will be placed into one of the other groups at the coaches discretion.

Parents that are interested in signing their children up must read and sign the handbook and return the back page to a WaterCats coach.  We will hold two informational meetings before the season begins: September 17th at 4:30pm and September 30th at 6:00pm at the Aquatic Center.  

 Parent Handbook


For more information talk to Jill, Val or Molly at the Estes Park Aquatic Center call 970.586.2340 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


***This program is a combined effort of the Estes Park Aquatic Center and the Otters Swim Club. It is designed to help participants be ready for the regime of a swim club. This is not a Red Cross swim lesson and it is not a swim club...its in-between.***