Camps & Certifications

Little Pikes Swim Camp

Make a big splash at Pikes Peak Athletics!

Our Little Pikes Swim Camp is the perfect way to boost swim skills through stroke development, water safety competencies, and a wide range of swimming activities and games.

Each day, campers participate in two 30-minute swim lessons, a water safety lesson, and both in and out of water activities and games. Geared toward ages 4-12 years, campers are grouped by skill levels and age.

Whether you’re looking for your child to be water safe or sharpen their stroke technique, this is the camp for you!

What your swimmer needs:

  • Large snack and water bottle
  • Two towels and a change of clothes
  • Goggles (please do not send goggles with nose pieces, like snorkel masks)
  • Lunch (for full day campers)


  • Summer Camp enrollment is weekly.
  • Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break camp enrollment is daily.
  • Registration is available from open date until capacity is reached.

Helpful Resources:

For more information email or call (719) 400-7450.


Camps at Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center
AM Camps | 8:30am – 12:30pm
PM Camps | 12:30pm – 4:30pm


PPA Camps at The Country Club of Colorado
AM Camps | 8:30am – 12:30pm
$390/week (members) | $420/week (non-members)

Flying Horse

PPA Camps at The Club at Flying Horse, Members Only
AM Camps | 8:30am – 12:30pm

Garden of the Gods Club

PPA Camps at Garden of the Gods Club
$390/week (members) | $420/week (non-members)

Swim Team Camps

PPA FUNdamentals Camp 

Tuesday, June 11 – Friday, June 14, 2024 | 9:00am – 3:00pm at PPATC 

Imagine being immersed in competitive swimming for 6 hours a day, 4 days consecutively: streamlines, kicking, technique, starts, turns. This camp reinforces FUNdamentals for young swimmers of all abilities ranging from new-to-the-sport to State finalists including video feedback, lectures, and more.

  • Ages 11 years and younger, Groups 1 and 2 at PPA or on another competitive swim team.
  • All swimmers registered two weeks prior to camp will receive a t-shirt.
  • Snacks provided, swimmers must bring own lunch.
  • Limited to 40 swimmers.


3rd Annual FUNdamentals Camp Registration opens February 1, 2024. For more information please email Coach Cade |

Competitive Camp 

Tuesday, June 25 – Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 8:30am – 4:30pm at PPATC 

The coveted PPA Competitive Camp returns! At this one-of-a-kind camp swimmers will learn “The PPA Way” in technique, racing, and training including such concepts as the “why” behind technique and detailed race strategies. One of the unique features of this camp is extensive use of video. Athletes will learn from listening, watching, and executing. Lectures that incorporate video footage of cutting-edge race video will kick-off the experience each morning with practical instruction and demonstration. Proven in-water drills taught using low athlete-to-coach ratio will enhance the learning experience in a highly interactive atmosphere. Each camper will be videotaped underwater in all four strokes. Pikes Peak Athletics believes strongly that the ability for campers to watch themselves swimming underwater affords a rare and special opportunity for learning and adjusting their own technique.

  • Available for PPA swimmers in Groups 3 and 4 and Non-PPA swimmers 11 – 14 years old.
  • All swimmers registered two weeks prior to camp will receive a t-shirt.
  • Snacks provided, swimmers must bring own lunch.
  • Limited to 52 swimmers.


Registration open and spots will fill quickly! For more information please email

CPR, Lifeguard & Instructor Training Classes

CPR certification class

Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center (PPATC)
CPR Certification | $99 and Re-certification | $89

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Lifeguard certification class

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Be prepared to help! This American Red Cross blended learning and in-person class trains participants on how to respond to and prepare for emergencies, both in and out of the water. This certification also opens career opportunities in the Aquatics Industry.

Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center (PPATC)
Lifeguard/First Aid/AED/CPR Certification | $299 and Re-certification | $289

Must be 15 years old to register.

Prerequisite Requirements for Lifeguard Certification:
American Red Cross requires participants to successfully complete the following prerequisites, to receive a certification. Refunds will not be issued to participants who do not successfully complete all course prerequisites and course completion requirements, according to the American Red Cross standards. Please make sure you can complete the following course prerequisites and course completion requirements before you attend class.

Students who are unable to meet the prerequisite requirements may still be eligible to obtain CPR certification (provided they complete all requirements and pass the final CPR exam).

American Red Cross prerequisites:

Swim 300 yards continuous
Tread water for two minutes, no hands
Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds which includes:

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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*Must be registered by Wednesday of class week*

Swim instructor training course

Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 30 | 11:30am-3:30pm
+ Friday, May 31 | 12:30-4:30pm

Special introductory rate! $250 per student
(includes American Red Cross CPR Certification/Recertification)

A combination of classroom time, in-water shadowing, and mock swimming lessons will have you confident in teaching swimming lessons to swimmers of all ages and abilities! Learn the ins and outs of swim instruction with seasoned swim professionals – Jaecie and Connie have a combination of over 50 year’s experience!

Completion of this course guarantees an interview with our Lesson Program Management Team and fulfills all instructor training requirements.

  • 14-15 year olds are eligible to volunteer during all swim camps bolstering their experience (many schools/programs accept this as community volunteer hours too).
  • 16+ are eligible for employment at Pikes Peak Athletics.

Instructor Training Course Requirements

Instructor Training Course Details 

Registration for Certification & Instructor Courses

Certified Pool Operator & Inspector Certification


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The Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) certification program is the world’s leading education and certification program for keeping pools safer and keeping them open. Over 650,000 students have been trained since 1973. CPO® certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for proper pool operations. Certification is required in Colorado and 24 other states for professional pool operators, and it’s a great way for recreational pool owners to expand their knowledge!

You will learn to:

  • Reduce risks in and around the water.
  • Prevent drowning, recreational water illness, suction entrapment, evisceration, diving accidents, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slips and falls.
  • Address regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintain disinfection and water balance.
  • Manage water problems.
  • Perform troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping.
  • Manage chemical feed.
  • Utilize automation and technology.

As a Certified CPO®, you will:

  • Receive a 5-year CPO® Certification.
  • Receive an electronic CPO® Certificate and wallet card plus hard copy.
  • Receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • Have access to supportive career growth with additional service and maintenance certifications.
  • Receive a CPO® Badge you can add to your social media and email signature that allows the industry to verify you are current and certified with PHTA.
  • Join communities online to better support your efforts in the industry.

Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center (PPATC)
Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) | $400 In-person
Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) | $450 Virtual* not intended for operators in Florida or South Carolina.
Must be 16 years old to register.


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The Certified Pool & Spa Inspector® (CPI®) certification program creates a foundation for health officials and pool operators to conduct pool and spa inspections to support the assurance of a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for staff and patrons of public swimming pools and spas.

Through the CPI® training course (certification requirement) and passing of the exam, the credential holder will have the ability to:

  • Understand the basis for code requirements and why a violation is a public health hazard.
  • Perform an inspection of the pool and spa area.
  • Evaluate swimming pool operation and maintenance.
  • Assess the circulation system and its components.
  • Evaluate a facility for VGB Act compliance.
  • Recognize the elements of spa inspections.
  • Understand recreational water illnesses.
  • Maintain supervision and operator records.
  • Recognize the elements of aquatic play features.
  • Understand swimming pool design standards and their impact on public health.

Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center (PPATC)
Certified Pool Inspector® (CPI®) | $175
Must be 16 years old to register. Two years of industry experience is recommended but not required. 

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*Must be registered by five days prior to the start of class*

Questions or looking for the next class option? Email

This is what other professionals have had to say about our CPO® classes:

  • “Great hands-on learning at a facility with a pool!” | Health Inspector of over 23 years

  • “Rory was very knowledgeable and had an answer for all of my questions. He is a great instructor!!!” | Hotel Maintenance Technician

  • “I thought Rory was friendly, well-spoken, professional, and answered questions perfectly.”| Head Lifeguard

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