Swim Classes

We offer classes for swimmers as young as 6 months up to adults. We tailor our classes to provide options for all levels of swimmers. Learn more about choosing the right class for you.

Our Philosophy

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

PLAYpass Provider

PLAYpass is a program that aims to reduce barriers to fee-based participation in sport and recreation programs, so all Boulder youth have the opportunity to thrive and live healthy, active lifestyles.

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 year-round facility with 89°F indoor pool
Friendly and highly-trained swim teachers
4:1 class sizes
Voted Boulder County’s Best Green Business OR Eco-friendly practices and products


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Learning Doesn't Stop When Class is Over

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 diving, marine science, and ocean conservation. Our dream is to provide a pathway for our community from the pool to the ocean! To achieve that, we offer a variety of new adventures throughout the year such as swim summer camps, stroke clinics, snorkeling lessons, scuba and freediving classes, mermaid/shark experiences, community events, and so much more. Join us to continue your journey and become a part of our community of ocean enthusiasts!

Swim Programs

Explore more ways to enjoy the water! Check out our Camps & Programs to find out what we have coming up soon. 

Dive Programs

Immerse yourself in the marine world by learning to breathe underwater through scuba diving. Students can try scuba at age 8 and get certified at age 10. We even offer a teen scuba and marine science program for ages 12-18 called TIDES! Discover new depths like a marine mammal through freediving. Students can try freediving at age 10 and get certified at age 12!