The Fort Collins Club offers both group lessons and private lessons from amazing instructors!

Group Lessons for Youth

Level Descriptions:

Level 1: Comfort in the water, blow bubbles, reach for objects, supported front and back float, glide

Level 2: Front and back float, glide and crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke for 5 meters

Level 3: Backstroke, retrieve an object, tread water, streamline, sitting dive

Level 4: Intro to breaststroke, freestyle, intro to turns, intro to butterfly

Level 5: Stroke technique work for all strokes, turns and dives. Also introduce sidestroke.

Level 1/2 – 10:30-11:00 am

Level 3, 4, & 5 – 10:00-10:30 am

               *Depending on Session, Class Times Saturday Morning May Vary


Youth lessons are 30 minutes long on Saturday mornings in the indoor pool over the course of 5 weeks.

Session 1:  Sept. 16th – Oct. 14th

Session 2:  Oct. 21st – Nov. 18th

              Session 3: Jan. 6th – Feb. 3rd

              Session 4: Feb. 10th – March 10th

              Session 5: March 24th – April 21st

Session 6: April 28th – May 26th

*Minimum of four participants required to have a class. Otherwise, levels may be combined/cancelled.*

Private Instruction for Youth and Adults

Private lessons are available for both youth and adults. Contact the Front Desk to set up a private lesson.

Youth private lessons are 30 minutes in length.

Adult private lessons are available.

Swim Lesson Instructors

Nancy McElwain, USMS Level 2 Coach, USAT Level 2 Coach, M.Ed., J.D.

Nancy has been an athlete and coach for over 20 years. She enjoys preparing individuals to meet their athletic goals in swimming, biking, and running.

In her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky she started, and for several years coached, a masters swim team at Milestone Fitness Center and a triathlete swim group at the Mary T. Meagher Natatorium. Both groups are still happily turning laps together.

Nancy has taught numerous athletes to swim to enable them to complete triathlons. Her multisport coaching background includes coaching athletes to Ironman Hawaii, World Long Course Championships, 70.3 Championships, and Youth and Junior Nationals.

Nancy is an avid masters swimmer herself and especially enjoys open water events such as the swim around Key West. Her personal athletic highlights include 4-person team RAAM winner, US Masters National 10K Swim Finisher, World Long Course Age Group Champion, and Ironman Hawaii Finisher (2005).

She lives in southwest Fort Collins with her son and husband.

You can contact Nancy via email.


Anna Langford: Youth Swim Instructor and Private Lesson Instructor

Anna is a senior at Liberty Common High School and is one of the Club’s most enthusiastic swim instructors! She has done swim team for over 10 years and was on the Fort Collins High School swim team until transferring to Liberty. Anna loves to read, do art, spend time with her family, and swim of course!

You can contact Anna at



Group Lessons:
Member: $35/session
Non-member: $40/session

Sign up at the Front Desk

Youth Private Lessons:
Member: $25
Non-member: $30

Adult Private Lessons:

30-minute lesson: $30, 60-minute lesson: $55

30- minute lesson: $35, 60-minute lesson: $60

Sign up for private lessons at the Front Desk

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