Adult Programs and Activities

A men's basketball league takes place in a city rec center.

Overview

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, programs and sports leagues for adults of all ages. Browse sections to view a list of programs with registration links. Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS

To view current offerings, follow the links within these sections or visit Lakewood.org/Register for a listing.

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Aquatics/Swimming

Some indoor pools are now open by reservation and aqua fitness classes are available with pre-registration. Browse the sections below to view full 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

Carmody, Green Mountain and Link Recreation Centers are now offering exercise and open swim reservations.

Visit CarmodyLink, or Green Mountain webpages to make reservations.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are not currently being offered.

  • Fundamentals
    Acquire basic swimming skills and comfort in water. No prior swimming experience needed.
  • Development
    Must have completed fundamentals class or can demonstrate skills acquired in fundamentals. Front and back crawl
  • Refinement
    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

Swim Teams

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)

U.S. Masters Swimming: Lakewood Dawgs
303-987-7836
Green Mountain Swim Club
303-985-5880
Foothills Swim Team
303-988-7060
Underwater Hockey Club
303-838-2309

Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training

These programs are not currently being offered.


LIFEGUARD TRAINING

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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 

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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

  

Arts and History

In-person and virtual classes are being offered. Most classes take place at Washington Heights Arts Center and Lakewood Cultural Center. Browse all programs and register at Lakewood.org/Register.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

In-person

Virtual 


MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

View Instructor Bios


FULL LIST OF CLASSES TYPICALLY OFFERED (not all are currently being offered)

Crafts and Sewing  Culinary Arts  Drawing Historical Luncheons
History Happy Hour Jewelry making and Metalsmithing Languages Magic
Macramé Monotype Printing Mosaics Music
Painting
Papermaking Photography Pottery
Theater
Weaving Woodcarving


Dance

In-person and virtual dance classes are now available. Follow the registration link below.

Adult dance class in session

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. Dance classes and recitals take place at the Lakewood Cultural Center unless otherwise noted.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

In-person classes (view all)

Virtual classes

Drop-In

 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 natren@lakewood.org for pricing and more details.


Prior to starting a class, please do the following: 

  1. Review class policies. These will be made available by your instructor prior to class start date.
  2. Obtain any required attire and/or footwear prior to the first class.


Need assistance?

Our team can assist in navigating policies, equipment and more. Reach out by emailing hca@lakewood.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.

Fitness and Wellness

Most classes and services are now being offered. Follow links below.

6-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 CLASSES

These classes are included with recreation center admission fee or pass. Due to smaller class sizes resulting from COVID-19, you must pre-register for these classes. 

General admission fitness classes are now being offered at Carmody Recreation Center. Some classes will be offered at the Link starting in September. You must pre-register before attending a class.

View the Class List


Looking for BODYPUMP?

We are now offering classes at Carmody; $8/class or $60 for a 10-class pass. View class schedule and purchase a pass

Classes now available!

General admission fitness classes are being offered at recreation centers and Clements Community Center. IMPORTANT: You must pre-register before attending a class. For assistance, call 303-987-7800.

View Classes & Register

ADDITIONAL FITNESS SERVICES

 

Jobs and Training

Not currently being offered.

 

Martial Arts and Fencing

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.

 

Outdoor Park Programs

Hikes and birding are now being offered. View a full listing of programs and events on the park programs and events webpage.

Park Programs

New! Birding
Ages 16+
Campfire Programs
All ages (Summer)
Guided Full Moon Night Hikes
All ages
Nature Hikes
All ages  
Adult Nature Explorers
Ages 18+ (not currently offered)

 

Special Events

Let's Go Ice Fishing
January
Fishing Tournament
May (2020 canceled)
Let's Go Fishing 
First weekend of June
Let's Go Camping
June (2020 canceled)
Grin and Bear It
August (2020 canceled)
Haunted Trail Adventure 
October (2020 canceled)
Winter Solstice
December
 

 

Sports and Leagues

Adult sports leagues are offered throughout the year. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at rhilger@lakewood.org or 303-987-5404 with any questions.

REGISTER FOR LEAGUES

  • Softball (fall and spring/summer)
  • Basketball (typically year-round; not currently being offered)
  • Volleyball (typically winter/spring and fall; not currently being offered)

LEAGUE SCHEDULES/STANDINGS

Visit Lakewood Team Sideline for all schedules and standings.

WEATHER HOTLINE

Call 303-987-7078. Updates are made daily at 4:30 p.m.


ADDITIONAL SPORTS


RENT A FIELD OR COURT

We offer athletic field and basketball court rentals for practices, games and more. Visit Lakewood.org/FieldRentals for more details.

 

Sports - Unified

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 rhilger@lakewood.org or 303-987-5404 with any questions. 

Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

Basketball
Winter (not currently being offered)
Softball
Offered fall 2020
Volleyball
Fall (not currently being offered)