The Estes Park WaterCats is an established recreation swim program for kids who are aspiring to be a part of swim team or looking to become a more advanced swimmer. This program focuses on proficiency in all strokes  freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly  in a swim-team environment.  Our WaterCats program is for kids in grades kindergarten to eighth grade.  WaterCats offers four different levels that are based on ability.  Swimmers will be assessed by a coach and placed in an appropriate level. Swimmers can join WaterCats at any point during the year.  Just stop by after school and we will evaluate your swimmer and place him or her in the appropriate Level.

 Prerequisites for WaterCats:

  • 25 yards front crawl (freestyle)
  • 25 yards backstroke
  • Treading in deep end
  • Comfortable in all areas of the pool

Program offerings by level:

  • Level 1: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Level 2: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Level 3: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Level 4: Monday - Friday 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration and Punch Passes

Partcipants must register for WaterCats before they begin attending.  Program fees are colleceted in the form a of a punch pass. Punch passes do not expire and allow for scheduling flexibility. Two different punch passes are available.  An eight-punch pass is available for $40 and a 20-punch pass is available for $90.  Participants must have available punches to swim.  Passes are kept in a WaterCats plastic container and swimmers are encouraged to punch their own cards as they come in each day.