Aquatics / Pool Hours & Schedules
- Monday - Friday
5:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. *Pool toys & water slide turn on at 10 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Please check the pool schedule for the most up to date programs and changes*: January 2022 Pool Schedule
Group Swim Lessons
The leisure pool will be closed to the public during group lessons.
The Leisure Pool will be CLOSED to the public during group swim lessons. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30- 6:20pm starting January 18th until February 10th. During this time the only open areas are the hot tub and current channel for ADULT FITNESS ONLY. There leisure lap lanes will not be available during this time.
The Durango Community Recreation Center now has an easy way to request a private swim lesson, please fill out a request form below. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND, THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITLIST FOR PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS.
1/2 hour private $30
1/2 hour semi-private $18 (per child)
Monday - Friday
- Open: 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Pool Toys & Water Slide Open: 10 a.m.
- Open Family Swim: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Open Family Swim: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Find hours for the Durango Community Recreation Center on the Recreation Center home page.
- 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, 18 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
Average Pool Temperature
- Lap Pool: 79 degrees F
- Leisure Pool: 89 degrees F
- Hot Tub: 102 degrees F
35 Laps (70 lengths) = 1 mile