at Blue Mountain

Missoula’s premier aquatic facility

Swim for exercise or for leisure in our 6-lane, 25-yard indoor pool. Our water aerobics classes will keep you moving and improve stamina for years to come. Our aquatics staff offer swim lessons for children ages 3+ and coaching for adults looking to improve their stroke and their speed. We are currently partnering with Missoula Scuba and Snorkel to host Scuba diving classes multiple times a year.

Swim lessons for all ages

Tots to adults will learn comfort and skills with swimming lessons in Missoula. We offer both small group or private lessons for ages 3+. Pre-registration and payment required.

There is currently a waitlist for swim lessons. To request more information or to be placed on the waitlist please contact Aquatics at or (406) 251-3344 ext. 225
Ages 3+ for Group & Private Classes

This level is for beginners who may or may not have had exposure to previous lessons. Kids will learn to float and move through the water with instructor assistance. Level 1 goals include: gaining comfort in the water, blowing bubbles, submerging underwater (bobs), and following teacher’s instructions.

Kids have the ability to blow bubbles and fully submerge underwater. They have begun to swim independently and are comfortable growing their skills. Kids in this level will learn how to perform self-rescue rolls and elementary backstroke. They will also be introduced to the basic elements of freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke.

Kids are comfortable in the water and have a good understanding of floating, gliding, elementary backstroke, self-rescue rolls, and breaststroke pulls. They are developing skills/endurance in freestyle and backstroke, and will learn how to apply lateral breathing and correct rotation. Diving and treading water will also be taught in this level.

Level 4 students have mastered all level 3 non-introductory skills. They should be ready for more challenging endurance and technical instruction. Comfort practicing freestyle, backstroke, and swimming in deep water is necessary for this level. Students will begin to incorporate more advanced technique into various swim strokes such as backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Dolphin kick, treading water, and diving will continue to be developed, and the basic flip turn will be introduced.

Kids should already be proficient in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Familiarity with treading water, diving, and dolphin kick is also required. Instruction for level 5 places increased emphasis on endurance (with proper technique) as a way to prepare students for further lap swimming and/or swim team. Standing dives, flip turns, various stroke drills, and the butterfly stroke are all also taught in this level.

*Level 4 and 5 are differentiated on distances, technique and endurance/strength.

All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in small group or private lessons.


Scuba classes are designed to teach you the essential skills and techniques needed to become a certified scuba diver. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, our class is open to anyone who shares a passion for the underwater world.

The cost of scuba classes aren’t included in monthly memberships. Contact with questions. 

Aqua Classes

Led by our certified instructors, our aqua classes offer a low-impact workout that’s easy on the joints and suitable for all fitness levels. Using the resistance of the water, our classes provide a full-body workout that helps you to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Pool Rental

Our pool rental offers a private and exclusive experience, allowing you to enjoy our state-of-the-art pool and facilities with your family and friends. Rental prices vary by time and space required, reach out for more information. 

Pre-Competitive Swim Team

Our non-competitive children’s swim team is a great way for kids to stay active and improve their swimming skills.

Give your young swimmers a taste of what swimming is like as a sport. Training will be geared toward the four competitive strokes, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

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