Swimming Simply

Everyone can swim, simply!

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Swimming Simply is the premier swim school for
school-age youth and adults in Denver.



Swimming Simply was borne out of a fierce love for what the water can do for any person -- we believe folks just need the tools and support to help them get there. Designed and developed by Harvard swimmers and coaches, we have supported every kind of person in how to swim: Olympians, para-Olympians, new triathletes, summer league swimming youth, those in their 80s and 90s, etc. You name it; we have taught or trained them

We can teach anyone, but we specialize in adult instruction -- with a humble focus on those who have never learned to swim. We also offer high quality technique work for swimmers who need an edge.

What We Offer

Youth Swim Clinics

Swim Clinics tailored for kids who no longer have a fear for the water, and can swim a little (or a lot!) and want more guidance and FUN with a small COVID-thoughtful group. More information about prerequisites and objectives available here.

Youth Swim Camps

Full-day swim camps, designed for 8-12 year olds who can swim freestyle/front crawl for at least 25 yards and can swim backstroke.

Women's Swim Clinic

Small group sessions. Designed for women who can put their face in the water and swim but need personalized help. Scared that you really don't know what you are doing? Feel like you are totally out of shape and don't know where to start?
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Master's Swim Practice

Coached workouts (Master's Team) for adults. Come be a part of a team that trains together!

Private Instruction/Coaching

Private instruction is for swimmers who need specialized and focused attention.
We offer private instruction for any age swimmer (age 4 through adult).
Contact angie@swimmingsimply.com for more information.

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Our Coaches and Staff

Swim Clinic Details



Turtles


Early Swimmers: Ages 6-8
(Can take 5 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Comfortability in the water; no fear upon entry. Eagerness to swim. Ability to wear googles. Ability to focus and engage with instructor.

7 Week Series.

By the end of this series, your swimmer should be able to:

• Jump in the pool and swim back to the wall, unassisted
• Push off the wall on stomach in a streamline and kick
• Blow bubbles whenever face is in the water
• Swim 10 yards with freestyle arms; face in the water; legs kicking
• Float on back
• Push of the wall and kick on back, unassisted



Starfish I

Emerging Swimmers: Ages 7-10
(Can take 6 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Eagerness to swim. Ability to wear googles. Ability to focus and engage with instructor. Jump in the pool and swim back to the wall, unassisted. Push off the wall in a streamline and kick. Blow bubbles whenever face is in the water. Swim 10 yards with freestyle arms; face in the water; legs kicking. Float on back. Push of the wall and kick on back.

7 Week Series.

By the end of this series, your swimmer should be able to

• Swim freestyle at least 15 yards.
• Understand concept of side breathing for freestyle
• Swim backstroke for at least 15 yards
• Swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards
• Understand concept of diving



Starfish II

Emerging Swimmers: Ages 7-10
(Can take 6 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Eagerness to swim. Ability to wear googles. Ability to focus and engage with instructor. Swim freestyle at least 15 yards. Understand concept of side breathing for freestyle. Swim backstroke for at least 15 yards. Swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Understand concept of diving.

7 Week Series.

By the end of this series, your swimmer should be able to:

• Swim freestyle at least 25 yards with side breathing
• Swim backstroke 25 yards
• Swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards
• Understand concept of breaststroke
• Swim butterfly kick underwater
• Dive off side assisted



Narwhals

Proficient Swimmers: Ages 9-12
(Can take 8 year olds upon diagnostic)

Prerequisites: Swim freestyle at least 25 yards with side breathing. Swim backstroke 25 yards. Swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Understand concept of breaststroke. Swim butterfly kick underwater.

7 Week Series.

By the end of this series, your swimmer should be able to:

• Swim freestyle with side breathing for 50 yards without stopping
• Swim backstroke for 50 yards without stopping
• Swim breaststroke for 25 yards
• Understand concept of butterfly and swim with at least butterfly kick for 25 yards
• Dive off side unassisted


Jan/Feb Swim Programming

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We run our programming in 6 to 8 week sessions by design. The January and February 2022 session is 8 weeks long (but if programming is on Saturdays, there are only 7 sessions because we are NOT running programming MLK weekend) This is because we believe that with excellent coaching, swimmers can and should make progress in that time frame. In addition, we want to support families who want to have their athletes try many different sports at a young age. We are constantly adding programming and coaches to try to meet as much demand as possible from the community.

For our clinics and classes, we offer mostly ~55 minute lessons. This is because swimmers get better by building endurance and skills at the same time. In addition, it helps us build more camaraderie with the groups and a “team-like” feel. Our private youth lessons are 30 minutes.

All of our coaches and instructors are highly skilled and have between 3 and 20 years experience teaching and coaching. All of our coaches are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We would be happy to talk through options for your swimmer or you. Please contact us at 720-288-0884 or email angie@swimmingsimply.com.

Swim Squads

Swim Squad I: This team is for kids aged 7-11 who can swim freestyle, backstroke and can at least do some strokes of breaststroke and butterfly. Excellent for swimmers who have been on a summer league team or who just love to swim, but don't want a super competitive environment. We do not have meets, but we will have internal racing for practice! Swimmers who are 6 years old can be considered upon diagnostic. Depending on skill level, 11 year olds might be better served by our Swim Squad II Group.

Swim Squad II: This team is for kids aged 11-15 who can swim freestyle, backstroke and can at least do some strokes of breaststroke and butterfly. Excellent for swimmers who have been on a summer league team or who just love to swim, but don't want a super competitive environment. Great opportunity for swimmers who want to train off-season for other sports or for those trying to make a high school team. We deeply focus on technique work to ensure excellent swimming for years to come.

We do not have meets, but we will have internal racing for practice! Depending on skill level, 11 year olds might be better served by our Swim Squad I Group.

Testimonials

Angie's charisma and compassion, honed through her experience as a coach, mom athlete and leader, make her uniquely positioned to improve your swimming -- or your kids' swimming -- beyond what you thought possible. She's got the technical, psychological, and practice skills to get you to your goals and beyond. She's always a pleasure to work with: detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and visionary.

-- Corie Calfee: Former Stanford and Harvard Swimmer and Co-Captain; Attorney; Mom of two

As the Former Team Captain of an NCAA Division I swimming program, Angie's dedication and strong leadership skills led her teams to repeated successful seasons. Her coaching career began at the same Division I school where she also taught children through the local swim school. After a successful career holding leadership positions in education and non-profits, Angie's passion for the sport has brought her back to the pool deck. This incredible program offers swimmers at all levels and opportunity to improve their skills, meet individualized goals, and to learn from an incredible team of instructors.

-- Ana Shields: Canadian Swimming Olympic Trial Qualifier; Attorney;
Mom of two

With over 25 years of swimming experience, Angie has been through the phases of youth, collegiate, and master swimmer as well as coached at each of these levels. She knows it all beings with a strong foundation in water safety and a positive learning environment. Whether you are seeking to learn to improve your stroke or swim for safety, Angie's experience can meet you where you are and guide/coach you to achieve your goals. I am looking forward to enrolling my kids in her program!

-- Nancy Jo: USS Nationals Qualifier; Senior Marketing Executive; Mom of two

We're Growing!



We're so excited to be growing and adding to our great team of coaches and instructors.

Swim Instructor/Coach and Operations Director Adult Swim Instructor/Coach

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your clinics, camps and classes located?
Our classes are held at Aurora Central High School, Old Montbello Comprehensive High School, and Morey Middle School.
Specific locations will be listed in our Sawyer booking tool.

What program should I register for?
You can find more information about our swim clinics above.

What is your refund policy?
You can find our refund policy linked here.

Do you offer scholarships?
We believe that everyone can swim... and cost shouldn't be a barrier to entry. If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch at school, please email Angie with what program(s) you are looking for!.

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