Aquatics

Aquatics Department is Now Hiring!

We are seeking to recruit four Aquatics Staff Supervisors whose main duties involve overseeing lifeguards, assuming a leadership and mentorship role in daily operations, providing staff training, upholding rigorous standards for lifeguard skills, and prioritizing the safety of both visitors and staff. See our job opportunities page for more information and to apply.

NEW! Ranch House Pool Climbing Wall

We’re thrilled to share the news of an upcoming enhancement to the Ranch House pool! As part of our 2024 season, we’re introducing a climbing wall in the dive well, situated opposite the diving board. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Gravina’s Window Center of Littleton, this exciting addition will be open for guest enjoyment all summer long!

Pool Locations & Hours

Bradford Pool

Bradford Pool
6 Killdeer Lane

Open May 25 – Aug. 11, 2024
Everyday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ranch house pool

Ranch House Pool
7676 S Continental Divide Rd

Open May 25 – Aug. 11, 2024
Monday – Friday, 10:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Lap Swim
2 lanes open: Monday – Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.
1 lane open: Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Swim Meet Closures
June 8, opening around 1 p.m.
July 6, opening around 1 p.m.
June 21 & 22, Closed all day.

Community Center Pool

Community Center Pool
1 Club Drive

Open May 25 – Sept. 2, 2024
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Lap Swim
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 6 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Weather Closure Policy

Our aquatic risk management company, StarGuard Elite’s policy is when thunder is heard or lightning is seen, or within 10 miles, the pool must close until the thunder and/or lightning has stopped for at least 30 minutes. You will be required to leave the pool and the pool deck for your safety and the safety of our guards. If the pool will be closed for a short amount of time due to weather, we won’t post updates on social media. However, if the pool is expected to be closed all day, we will make every effort to update Ken-Caryl Ranch’s Facebook page.

Pools will close for the day if the high is forecasted to be 60 degrees or less otherwise, they will remain open regardless of attendance.

The weather changes rapidly; therefore, delays and closures at the pool can happen rapidly as well. You can also monitor the weather using the WeatherBug app, just like our guards!

* NO REFUNDs will be given for closures due to weather or unforeseeable events. Guests may receive a hand stamp to return to any of the pools later in the day.

Pool Regulations

For more information about pool rules and regulations, please visit our Pool Regulations page.

Free

Resident Summer Swim Pass

(DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY)*

$25

Grandchild Pass

(DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY)*

$25

Nanny Pass

(DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY)*

Free

Daily Admission

DISTRICT RATE

$10

Daily Admission

NON-DISTRICT RATE

2024 Pool Fees

In-District residents are FREE; however, residents MUST register for a pool pass through their ActiveNet account prior to visiting the pools. In-District residents will be subject to pay the out-of-District rate of $10/person if they do not register for a pool pass. Only members living permanently in the District will be considered residents.

**Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, and Renew Active members DO NOT need to register for a pool pass and will use their membership to enter the pool. If you currently use your membership for the fitness center, your membership will work to enter the pools.  If you have not used your membership in a while or aren’t sure if you are eligible, please come into the Community Center or Ranch House during business hours to verify your membership. We won’t be able to verify eligibility at the pools. **

Our pools will be adopting a cashless payment policy this summer. All non-residents visiting the pools are encouraged to purchase their passes online before arriving at the pools. In-person payment methods accepted are credit or debit card, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

For entry into the pool you may use the following:

  • an activated fob (if you had a fob for your pool pass in 2023, when you register this year it will automatically update)
  • a photo of your activated fob
  • a photo of the barcode on your receipt when you register for a pool pass

Please stop by the Ranch House or Community Center during business hours if you would like a fob. Pool staff can’t issue fobs. 

*If you don’t have any of these but did register, staff can check you in by searching your name. This is less ideal as it takes time when other patrons are waiting to check in.

For additional information, contact Kate McDonald at katem@kcranch.org or
303-979-1876, ext. 131.

How to Register for FREE Pool Admission

Using the button below, please go to your Activenet account and register all Ken-Caryl resident family members for swim passes. Registration will be reviewed weekly by Guest Services staff to ensure all registrants are in-District residents.

Nanny and Grandchild Pool Pass

The parent or legal guardian of your grandchildren will need to have a Ken-Caryl Ranch activity registration account with up to date contact information, including email and phone number. Each grandchild must be listed in the parent or legal guardian’s account with the correct name, home address, phone number and email for the parent or guardian, and date of birth of the child. Once that is complete, you will need to complete the Grandchild Pool Pass Form.

Please note the payment will be processed using the payment method on the resident grandparent’s account. To avoid delays, make sure your payment method is up to date. Grandchild passes are $25 per child. A receipt will be emailed after completion.

If your nanny is a non-resident and doesn’t already have a Ken-Caryl Ranch activity registration account they will need to create one here.  The nanny should list their own address and contact information in their profile and not the resident’s address. Once that is complete, you will need to complete the Nanny Pool Pass Form. Please note only one nanny pass will be allowed per household.

Please note the payment will be processed using the payment method on the resident’s account. To avoid delays, make sure your payment method is up to date. Nanny passes are $25 per person. After you receive your receipt, pool access cards may be picked up at the Ranch House administration office during normal business hours. A photo is required before use.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are being provided by Swim Labs of Littleton.

Public swim lessons will take place at the Ranch House and registration for Swim lessons will open on April 3 at 9 a.m. for in-District residents, and April 10 at 9 a.m. for non-District Residents. Swim lessons will take place at the Community Center for preschool aged students only if enrolled for preschool summer camp.

SwimLabs Littleton, will provide a fun, innovative way for kids to learn how to swim correctly, safely, and efficiently. Swim Lab’s high trained instructors will provide guidance, feedback, and personalized swimming lessons for children of all ages.

When your kiddo enrolls in our child swimming lessons, they benefit from a proven curriculum that prioritizes confidence and water safety. Our warm water pools help kids discover confidence while enjoying the water without the fear and distractions that can come with large, overcrowded swim classes. Swim Labs’ trained instructors believe learning to swim and becoming a better swimmer should be fun, not intimidating. Our Littleton swim lessons for kids are tailored to each student’s needs, whether they want to develop basic water safety skills, compete at an elite level, or something in between.

For swim lesson information, including levels and skills covered, please click on the button below.

For general questions about class levels and enrollment, please contact SwimLabs at 720-699-0001. When contacting SwimLabs, please indicate that you are interested in lessons at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House.

For all aquatics questions, contact Kate McDonald at katem@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 131.

Ranch House Pool Deck Rentals

Rent the Ranch House pool deck for parties while you swim!

Maximum of 30 people in the party using the deck.

The ADA ramp to access the bathrooms goes through the back deck so patrons need to be sure to leave an aisle for ADA access on the deck 2 picnic tables, access to the grill, must bring own grilling tools and clean grill after use  ($50 service fee for not cleaning up area and grill). 

This rental does NOT include access to the pool for non-residents. Non-residents will need to purchase a daily drop in pass. Cancellations must be made three weeks in advance in order to be issued a refund.  

Please contact contact Kate McDonald at katem@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 131 with questions.

10:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. & 3-7 p.m. / Weekdays & Weekends 

$77 District Residents/$100 Non-District Residents 

Bradford Pool

Rental Time
6-8pm

Dates Available
Everyday

Price
Resident: $289
Non-Resident: $375

Ranch House

Rental Time
7-9pm

Dates Available
Fri, Sat, Sun

Price
Resident: $368
Non-Resident: $479

Community Center

Rental Time
7-9pm

Dates Available
Everyday

Price
Resident: $342
Non-Resident: $444

Water Aerobics

fitness water aerobicsDesigned for ages 18+ to develop cardiovascular fitness and strengthen muscles; this is the perfect way to get fit without stressing your joints. Swimming helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging. Registration is required. Classes, times, and registration will be available every other Wednesday for the following two weeks. Premiere Fitness Memberships along with Silver Sneaker, Renew Active and Silver&Fit members enjoy unlimited access to water aerobics. However, classes still require registration. All other patrons will be charged a daily drop-in fee:  $15 for residents, $18 for non-residents when registering. To verify your eligibility in Silver Sneakers,  Renew Active and Silver&Fit please stop by the Ranch House or the Community Center during normal business hours.

Hours:

Tuesday, May 28 – Tuesday, Aug. 13
at the Community Center
Monday-Friday: 8:45-9:35 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9-9:50 a.m.

Late season hours will be posted in July.

For additional information, contact Janet Robbins at janetr@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 185.

Lightning Swim Club

Ken-Caryl Ranch Swim Club is a competitive/recreational team that trains until the end of July. Competition is grouped by ages 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18. Participants are required to have skills in at least two of the four competitive strokes. Swimmers will be taught to improve and refine skills in all competitive strokes. Our Swim Club is not a Learn-To-Swim Program. Ken-Caryl Swim Club is coordinated by dedicated parent volunteers, not Ken-Caryl Ranch staff.

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