A world-class training center located in central Colorado Springs. PPATC is home to Pikes Peak Athletics (PPA), a nationally recognized athletic organization that specializes in swimming. The training center was built to provide state-of-the-art facilities, consistent offerings, and top quality programs for our families. PPATC is locally owned and operated and focuses on providing excellence to customers.
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View Our Programs Available Below:
- Swimming Lessons for All Ages!
Our program features experienced instructors with the goal of teaching fun, safety, and stroke technique in a warm-water pool. We want your swimmers to be confident, comfortable and efficient setting them up for a life-time of success in the water. Swim lessons are offered to children age 6 months to adults of all levels, ranging from beginner to advanced stroke instruction in both group and private lesson settings. As our lesson swimmers graduate levels we offer pre-swim team and competitive swim team opportunities.
Find your swimmer’s level with our Find My Level tool.
- Swim Camps
Make a splash at Pikes Peak Athletics! Our Little Pikes Swim Camps are a perfect way to improve swimming skills, learn water safety, and participate in a range of swimming activities. Each day, campers will receive two 30-minute swim lessons, as well as important safety lessons both in and out of the water. Geared toward ages 4-12 years, campers are grouped by similar 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!
Camps are available during school breaks and summer.
- Competitive Swim Team
The Pikes Peak Athletics competitive swim team is a USA Swimming registered team and was founded in order to provide unique training opportunities for athletes in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We at Pikes Peak Athletics believe strongly in alternative training modalities such as running, calisthenics, strength and conditioning, video review and other out-of-water training, which sets us apart from traditional swimming programs.
In addition to this unique training philosophy, the coaches feel strongly that in order to maximize the performance of each athlete, individual attention and a personal approach to teaching is paramount. No matter what the ability level of the participant, the staff is dedicated to focusing on the needs of individuals, not just the fastest athletes on the team. We are sure athletes and parents alike will be pleased with the whole-person approach to training that we feel so strongly about.
- Masters Swim Team
The Pikes Peak Athletics Masters Group is a constituent of Colorado Masters Swimming that trains at the Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center in central Colorado Springs. In order to swim with this group you must be a registered US Masters or USA Swimming member.
We are proud to provide a coach on deck at all times to help with stroke technique, motivation and goals. Our team is a great community of friends with swimmers of all ages and abilities. Join us today for a great workout!
TEAM GROUP INFORMATION
This group offers 9 coached practices per week. Workout volumes range from 2500-3000 yards per practice, organized into a pre-designed weekly plan composed to optimize training throughout the week.
This group is intended for swimmers newer to masters swimming or looking for less yardage with more technique work. This group offers 4 coached practices per week.
- Monthly Access Pass (Lap Swim + Strength Gym)
The monthly access pass (MAP) includes access* to our state-of-the-art pools and gym. *Available Hours for Pools and Gym View Schedule
Key Facility Components Include:
- World-class 25 yard by 25 meter (10 lane, 25 yard) pool from Myrtha, supplier of the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials and 2016 Rio Olympic pools
- Warm-water teaching pool for swim lessons and water therapy
- Men’s and Women’s locker rooms with four dedicated family changing rooms including showers
- Dedicated parent viewing areas alongside teaching pool and overlooking large training pool
- Fitness facilities include a strength and conditioning gym, multisport room, and cardio area
- Full-service physical therapy suite operated by Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates Clinic
- Large lobby and reception area including swim apparel retail
- Triathlon Team
Together we will train in all disciplines including strength with onsite coaching sessions! Led by World Champion Triathlete and Olympian, Andy Potts, you’ll work toward three season races where you’ll compete as part of the Pikes Peak Athletics Team. In addition to group practices, directed from our home facility Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center, meetings will be held to discuss and learn all things triathlon from beginners to professionals. Join our team with experts from a wide range of education, certifications, and athletic achievements.
- Personal Training
The certified trainers at Pikes Peak Athletics not only have extensive education and coaching knowledge, but research has shown working with a certified personal trainer results in significant improvements in lean body mass, strength, power output, VO2 max, and body composition. Whatever your goal, we can help! Don’t wait and work with one of our certified personal trainers today.
- Lifeguard Certification Courses
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.