For the phase I reopening information of the Durango Community Recreation Center, please see the Recreation Center home page.
Family/Open Swim Hours
- Monday – Thursday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- Friday, 12:00 - 6:30 p.m.
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please Adhere to the Following Rules and Restrictions:
- All children under 14 must have a parent in the water. The parent/guardian will be responsible for ensuring themselves and their children maintain the required six feet of social distancing from other swimmers.
- All customers entering the aquatics area during open swim, including those who do not intend to swim or be in the water, must pay the daily entry fee or have their pass scanned.
- There is a 40-person capacity limit for the leisure pool area. This includes the hot tub, leisure lap lanes and lazy river. Once the leisure pool reaches capacity, Guest Services will add waiting customers’ names and party on a list to enter when capacity limits allow.
- Due to capacity requirements, customers are asked to limit their time in the facility to 90 minutes.
- Patrons may enter the facility and aquatics area at the designated Family/Open Swim time. All individuals must leave the leisure pool at the end of Family/Open Swim.
- Masks are required in the Recreation Center including the aquatics area and may be removed when entering the water.
- Pool toys will be in operation. The water slide and diving boards will remain closed at this time.
For more details call the Guest Services staff at (970) 375-7300
These rules may be adjusted during Covid-19 Restrictions:
- Please shower before entering the pool or spa.
- Children 6 years of age and younger and all non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult.
- Proper swimming attire is required.
- Watertight swim diapers are required for toddlers.
- Diving is allowed in designated areas only.
- Walk on all pool areas and decks.
- Rough play or profanity is not tolerated.
- Enjoy food and drink in designated areas. (Not the Pool Area.)
- Lifeguards are present for your safety and must be obeyed at all times.
- There may be periodic pool breaks for 10 minutes for the safety of our guests.
- Kickboards and pull buoys are for lap swimmers only in the Lap Lanes.
- No shoes on deck.
- All floats must be approved by lifeguards.
- Not all pool rules are listed, please obey lifeguards.
- Play features are for small children only. (50 pounds and under.)
- One person at a time on the inner tubes.
- No climbing over pool walls for any reason.
- No sitting on geysers.
- No running (even in shallow water).
- Only one person on the slide at a time.
- Clear the splashdown area immediately.
- Remove all sharp metal objects and locker keys before using slide.
- Children may not be caught by anyone in the splashdown area.
- Adults may accompany small children at the lifeguard's discretion.
- Maximum of one bounce on the board.
- Only one person on the board at a time.
- Dive or jump straight off the board and clear diving area immediately.
- Diving area must be clear before leaving the board.
- Must be able to swim 25 yards.
- Young children, pregnant women, elderly and those with heart problems should consult a physician before entering the spa.
- Recommended length of stay in the hot tub is a maximum of 10 minutes. Prolonged use may result in fainting or dizziness.
- Users 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
- A maximum of 23 guests are allowed in the hot tub at any one time.
Please see Front Desk for the most up-to-date water aerobics schedule, changes in pool schedule and unexpected pool closures!
American Red Cross Classes
Water Safety Instructor Class - Learn to teach swim lessons. This American Red Cross class provides a nationally recognized swim instructor certification. Qualified applicants can join the Community Recreation Center instructor team. Seniors and adults are encouraged to apply.
Lifeguard Training Class - The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class prepares students for work as professional lifeguards. Students are required to pass a swimming test on the first day of class and must be 15 years old by the completion of the class. Students who successfully complete the course are certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid. Employment opportunities are available for qualified applicants.
Durango Swim Club - The Durango Swim Club (DGO) is a United States of America Swimming (USA-S) affiliated club team. DGO practices at the Durango Community Recreation Center. The club has called the Recreation Center home since February 2002 and has enjoyed the state-of-the-art 11-lane training facility.
The Durango Swim Club is focused on the betterment of USA-S competitive stroke technique and training. Swimmers consistently compete in the Colorado State Championships, Silver State, and Western Slope Championships. Durango is a fast growing team in this part of the country and is beginning to be noticed at large regional and national meets. Many of the Durango swimmers assisted Durango High School win their respective 2007 Western Slope titles. To schedule a try-out or if your looking for more information please contact the coach
Masters Swimming Program - Masters Swimming is a year-round program consisting of adults, 19 and over, who strive to maintain fitness, train for competitions or wish to meet and compete with other swimmers. The program offers six workouts a week, four early mornings, and two evenings for a total of eight hours. For more information, please contact Kimberly Ebner at (970) 375-7310 or email
Dues are paid directly to the Durango Masters Swim Team. A $35 yearly COMSA competition registration fee is payable to Colorado Masters Swimming Association. These fees do not include entrance into the Recreation Center.