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16799 E. Lake Ave.
Centennial, CO 80016

Trails Recreation Center Aquatics Programs

Aubrie Juneau – Aquatics Supervisor

Abby Esparza - Aquatics Coordinator (Swim Lessons and Programs)

The Trails Recreation center boasts an impressive aquatics facility with something everybody can enjoy! Amenities include a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, current channel, two waterslides, and 5ft open swim area, a 4-lane, 25-yard lap pool, hot tub, steam room, and dry sauna.







Fall 2023 Pool Schedule

Important Information for Family (Open) Swim

All children under 12 must be appropriately supervised by a responsible adult.  Children 5 and under must have an adult in the water, wearing a swimsuit, and within arms reach at all times.

To avoid crowding in our lobby and common areas, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to open swim time. Swimmers who arrive early will not be granted access to the pool area until open swim begins. We appreciate your cooperation.

Parties and groups of more than 10 must coordinate their visit with Aquatics management prior to coming in.  Walk-in birthday parties/groups may not be allowed.  Please contact Michelle McGhee (303 269-8404) if you would like to schedule a hosted birthday party or rent a room.


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Group Lessons

Not only is swimming fun and full of wonderful health benefits, but learning to swim is an important life skill.  We offer a variety of Aquatics Programs designed to meet the needs of all ages and ability levels.  Our learn to swim program follows American Red Cross guidelines and all instructors are Red Cross certified.

Not sure which level to register your child for?  Contact the Aquatics office by email; or calling 303 269-8430.

Swim Lesson Schedules – We offer nine sessions of swim lessons (both Group & Private) throughout the year.  All classes follow the session schedule.

All registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis.  Due to the popularity of our program, we encourage early registration to guarantee your spot.

Registration is available online 24/7 via our website or at the Trails Recreation center front desk.  We are unable to accept telephone registrations.  Payment is due at the time of registration.

Adult Swim Programs – Swim lessons aren’t just for kids!  Our Adult swim programs are available to teens and adults of all ability and comfort levels.

Private & Semi Private Lessons

Each person is unique and learns differently; if you or your child would benefit from more one-on-one instruction time, consider Private Swim Lessons! These lessons offer a great deal of flexibility and personalized attention.  Private lessons follow the group swim lesson schedule.  For dates and availability, please visit our online registration page and click on “Aquatics” and then scroll down to “Private Swim Lessons.”

Aquatics Classes

Lap PoolLooking for an opportunity to become a lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor? Our water safety training classes follow American Red Cross Guidelines. Participants must pass a prerequisite swim test on the first day of these courses and must attend all class sessions; no exceptions. Employment opportunities may be available, but not guaranteed after successful completion. Look for these classes in our catalog.

Pool Groups

Scout Troops, Day Cares, Field Trips and Special Events; The Trails Pool has something for everyone to enjoy!  Groups of 10 or more may participate at reduced rates. Arrangements must be made with the Aquatics Supervisor. Please complete the Pool Rental Form and return to the Aquatics Supervisor.


Misc Aquatics

  • Appropriate swimwear is required at all times.
  • No inflatables are allowed; Any flotation device must be Coast Guard approved.
  • Slide users must be 48” tall.
  • Children 5 and under must have an adult (16+) in the water with them.
  • Children 6-9 must be supervised by an adult (16+) on the pool deck.
  • Children 10-12 must have a supervising adult (16+) in the facility.
  • The lap pool is designated for lap swimming only. All users under 15 years old must seek approval from the lifeguard before using the lap pool.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to use the Hot Tub. Youth ages 13-15 may be in the hot tub with direct supervision or a parent or guardian in the water.
  • The sauna and steam room are limited to guests 16 years and older. No personal grooming, please.

Activity Pool 
Average Water Temperature: 86-87°F
Zero-depth entry to 5ft depth
Lazy River – 25 laps = 1 mile
1 open-flume waterslide (154 ft long)
1 closed-flume tube slide (168 ft long)

Lap Pool 
Average Water Temperature: 82°-83°F
4 lanes, 25 yards
Spa (Average Water Temperature) 102°-103°F
Dry Sauna
Steam Room

16799 E. Lake Ave. Centennial, CO 80016 (303) 269-8400