Pick up a new skill or learn a hobby via the city's adult program options. Lakewood is proud to offer a wide variety of classes, workshops and sports leagues for adults of all ages. Browse these sections to view program details and registration links. Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund.
Register for programs
Summer registration is now open. To view current offerings, follow the links within these sections or visit Lakewood.org/Register.
Some indoor pools are now open by reservation and aqua fitness classes are available with pre-registration. Browse the sections below to view details.
Aqua Fitness Classes
Aqua fitness classes are now being offered at Carmody and Link Recreation Centers with pre-registration.
Visit the aqua fitness webpage to view details and register for classes.
Lap and Open Swim
Recreation center pools
Carmody, Green Mountain and Link Recreation Centers are offering water walking, lap and open swim reservations. Visit Carmody, Link, or Green Mountain webpages to make reservations.
Triathlon training: Open water swim at Bear Creek Lake Park
Offered annually in the summer. Pre-registration required. Visit Lakewood.org/TriTraining for more details.
Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training
This course will give you all the certifications necessary to become a professional lifeguard: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED and First Aid. Certifications are good for two years.
Skills Test: The following skills must be performed before participants are allowed in Lifeguard training class:
- Swim 300 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.
- Retrieve a 10 pound brick in 12-foot deep water without assistance and without goggles.
Ages: 15 and up
Fee: $175 Resident, $205 Nonresident
Location: Carmody Recreation Center
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (not currently being offered)
This course will provide you with the certification necessary to instruct American Red Cross Swimming lessons! Course fees cover all materials and includes the FIT (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) Certification.
Skills Test: The following skills must be performed BEFORE participants are allowed in the WSI class. If participants cannot complete the skills listed on the first day of class, they will not be allowed to participate in the course and will be issued a refund.
- Demonstrate proficient front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and butterfly.
Ages: 16 and up
Fee: $200 Resident, $230 Nonresident
Location: Green Mountain Recreation Center
Adult swimming lessons are not currently being offered.
Acquire basic swimming skills and comfort in water. No prior swimming experience needed.
Must have completed fundamentals class or can demonstrate skills acquired in fundamentals. Front and back crawl
Must have completed development class or can demonstrate skills acquired in development. Refine strokes so participants can swim with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances
Some swim teams are currently being offered, including the U.S. Masters Swim Team, Lakewood Dawgs.
If interested in Green Mountain swim teams, contact Hillary Osmack at 303-987-7836. If interested in Carmody swim teams, contact Christa Brown at 303-987-5368.
LAKEWOOD DAWGS PRACTICE INFORMATION
- Mon-Fri 5:15-6:30 a.m.
- Mon-Sat 6:45-8 a.m.
- Green Mountain Recreation Center; Short Course
- Reservation Required. Must pay the daily drop in rate or hold a current Masters Pass (contact for pricing).
SWIM TEAMS LISTING (some may not currently be available)
In-person and virtual classes are being offered. Classes take place at Washington Heights Arts Center, Lakewood Cultural Center and Clements Community Center.
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REGISTER FOR CLASSES
In-person classes (view all)
REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
View Instructor Bios
FULL LIST OF CLASSES TYPICALLY OFFERED (not all are currently being offered)
The Lakewood Link Recreation Center is home to a 2,000 square foot wall with bouldering, lead and top-rope climbing.
Two-hour open climb reservations are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning to early afternoon. A use fee or climbing pass is required.
Open Climb Reservations
Interested in learning how to waltz, salsa, belly dance, tap and more? The city offers a wide variety of dance classes to teens and adults. Classes and recitals take place at the Lakewood Cultural Center.
Browse Current Programs
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
All classes are registration classes with drop-in options. For those who can only participate when schedule permits, drop-in fee is $10 for 1-hour classes and $12 for 1.5 hour classes.
For classes in which a partner is required, price is per person.
Private Dance Instruction
Looking to dust off your dancing shoes, get ready for a special event, or prefer more personalized attention? Book a single, three or five-lesson package in the dance of your choice, scheduled at your convenience. A variety of styles are offered.
Email Nathalie Renfroe, Cultural Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com for pricing and more details.
Prior to starting a class, please do the following:
- Review class policies. These will be made available by your instructor prior to class start date.
- Obtain any required attire and/or footwear prior to the first class.
Our team can assist in navigating policies, equipment and more. Reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 303-987-7845.
MEET OUR DANCE INSTRUCTORS
Visit the dance instructors webpage to read bios and learn more about our talented team.
GENERAL ADMISSION CLASSES
Pre-registration currently required. These classes are included with recreation center admission fee or pass.
6-7 WEEK SESSION CLASSES
Class offerings include yoga, Pilates, TRX, strength and outdoor classes at the Fitness Court. Visit Lakewood.org/Register for the class lists.
General admission fitness classes are being offered at recreation centers and Clements Community Center. IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required. To register over the phone, call 720-963-5360.
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ADDITIONAL FITNESS SERVICES
- Strength Training: Includes TRX, Circuit, and Les Mills BodyPump and Core (formerly CXWORX).
Programs are offered seasonally; some may not be currently offered. Follow the links below for current class listings.
Programs are not being offered at this time.
Lakewood Recreation offers a variety of martial arts and fencing classes for youth and adult participants year-round. For more information, call 303-987-7842.
Most programs and events are now being offered. For the latest updates, visit the park programs webpage.
Parks special events
Summer basketball registration is now open.
Adult sports leagues are offered throughout the year. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at email@example.com or 303-987-5404 with any questions.
REGISTER FOR LEAGUES
Visit Lakewood Team Sideline for all schedules and standings.
Call 303-987-7078. Updates are made daily at 4:30 p.m.
Pickleball and Tennis
Indoor and outdoor pickleball courts and outdoor tennis courts are open - first come, first served. Some indoor courts open by reservation only. View the pickleball and tennis page for locations and details.
A climbing wall is located at the Link Recreation Center. Open wall climb is currently available by reservation; visit Lakewood.org/Link to reserve. Climbers can purchase a pass or pay by reservation.
Typically offered at the Link; not offered at this time.
Field and Court Rentals
The city offers athletic field and basketball court rentals for practices, games and more. Visit Lakewood.org/FieldRentals for more details and to fill out a request.
Unified softball will be offered this summer. Registration opens May 6 at 10 a.m.
Unified Sports combines athletes with and without disabilities on teams that compete against other Unified Sports teams. This pioneer program provides sporting competition and team opportunities for athletes seeking new and different challenges. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-987-5404 with any questions.
Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund.
REGISTER FOR LEAGUES