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. Select a section above to view a list of programs with registration links.

Financial assistance is available via the Lakewood Possibilities Fund

Register for Programs

Two ways to register online:
1. Follow activity code links in the latest Community Connection catalog.
2. Follow the links within these sections. 

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Aquatics/Swimming

Aqua Fitness

A low-impact way to stay fit and active. View aqua fitness schedule and info.


Lap and Open Swim 

For lap and open swim times, view city pool schedules.


Swimming Lessons

  • 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

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

 

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

Dance

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.

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.

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.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Current availability will vary based on class start dates. View class descriptions and current class schedules in the latest Community Connection catalog.

MEET OUR DANCE INSTRUCTORS

Visit the dance instructors webpage to read bios and learn more about our talented team.

Fitness and Wellness

Class Schedules

Schedules for registration classes, like Pilates and yoga, can be found in the latest Community Connection catalog.

Narrow down your search by selecting class type or location.

ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELED AT LEAST THROUGH MAY 31.

Classes take place at the city's Recreation Centers and Clements Community Center. View class descriptions

Fitness Services

 

Martial Arts and Fencing

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

View a full list of upcoming programs and events on the park programs and events page.

Park Programs

New! Birding
Ages 16+
Campfire Programs
All ages
Guided Full Moon Night Hikes
All ages
Nature Hikes
All ages  
Adult Nature Explorers
Ages 18+

 

Special Events

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

 

Sports and Leagues

SPRING 2020 LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
The city offers sports team and leagues which take place throughout the year. Contact Sports Programmer Ray Hilger at rhilger@lakewood.org or 303-987-5404 with any questions.

LEAGUE SCHEDULES/STANDINGS

Visit Lakewood Team Sideline for schedules and standings.

WEATHER HOTLINE

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

Basketball
Year-Round

Pickleball 
Drop-in year-round

Racquetball
Spring 2020
Softball 
Spring/Summer, Fall
Volleyball 
Winter/Spring, Fall 
Drop-in Climbing
At the Link Recreation Center
      

TENNIS

Visit Lakewood Park Tennis Center to view offerings. 

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.

Basketball
Winter
Softball
Summer
Volleyball
Fall