Aquatics

Berthoud Recreation Center offers a beautiful 13,000-square- foot indoor pool complex that offers a wide range of amenities and spaces for all ages. Our zero-depth entry pool area features water play structures and spray features. Attached to this area is the Lifestyle Pool, utilized for play and fitness purposes, as well as a winding lazy river. Feeling adventurous? Try out the cliff diving feature or race down the 230-foot waterslide. Near the sundeck is a three-lane lap pool and a 5,000-gallon spa for you to rest and rejuvenate.

Current Pool Hours 


Lap SwimmingOpen SwimAdult & Little SwimmersWalker WalkingSpa 

Monday

5am - 4pm4pm - 8pm9am - 4pm5am - 4pm5am - 8pm

Tuesday

5am - 4:15pm
7pm - 8pm
Not Available9am - 4pm5am - 4:15pm5am - 8pm

Wednesday

5am - 4pm
1 Lane available 10:45am 11:45am
4pm - 8pm9am - 4pm5am - 4pm5am - 8pm

Thursday

5am - 4:15pm
7pm - 8pm
Not Available9am - 4pm5am - 4:15pm5am - 8pm

Friday

5am - 4pm  
1 Lane available 10:45am 11:45am
4pm - 8pm9am - 4pm5am - 4pm5am - 8pm

Saturday

7am - 11am11am - 7pmNot Available7am - 11am Adults only7am - 7pm

Sunday

Not Available11am - 7pmNot AvailableNot Available
11am - 7pm


Water Walking- This activity takes place in our lazy river, and it is self-guided
Lap Swim- Enjoy our 25-yard pool with three lap lanes
Adult & Little Swimmers- The rock wall and water slide will be shut off during this time.
Adults and children eight and under are recommended.
Open Swim- All features in the aquatics center will be available
Spa- This feature will be unavailable on the 2nd Thursday of each month. You must be six or older to use the spa. An adult must accompany children 6-13. Youths 14 and older do not need adult supervision. 

Berthoud Recreation Pool Area

Swim Activities

The Berthoud Recreation Center offers swim activities for all ages and abilities. Check out our Current Swim Lesson Schedule.

Kid swimming

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are offered as a 1:1 instructor-to-swimmer ratio and 2:1 swimmer-to-instructor ratio semi-private lessons. To request a lesson, complete our application, and our aquatics specialist will reach out with more details. 

Lifeguard on watch

We Are Hiring

The aquatics team seeks professionals passionate about keeping their community members safe while enjoying our 13,000-square-foot aquatics center. Team members employed with the Berthoud Recreation Center for three months will be reimbursed for the mandatory lifeguard certification class.

Pool view from Above

Pool Rentals

Are you looking for a venue to host your next event? Look no further than the Berthoud Recreation Center, as we offer private pool parties. Booking requests must be made three weeks in advance. 

Cost: $250/hr

Only days and times available for rent
Days: Friday      6-8pm  
           Saturday 6-8pm 
           Sunday    9-11am or 6-8pm 

  • Youths 10 and older are allowed to use the aquatics facility without supervision
  • Swimming is only allowed when there is a lifeguard on duty  
  • All swimmers must take a shower before entering the pool and wear appropriate swimwear: T-shirts, cut-offs, sweat pants, etc., are not permitted.  Infants must wear swim diapers in addition to a swimming suit  
  • No running, horseplay, or inappropriate behavior in the pool area  
  • No food, gum, drinks, or tobacco products allowed in the pool area  
  • Glass containers, alcohol, and smoking/vaping are prohibited. Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted to use the facility.  
  • Inflatable floatation devices are NOT permitted at any time. U.S. Coast Guard-approved vests are approved and suggested 
  • A feet-first, forward-facing approach is required when entering the pool from the side. No diving into any areas less than 9 feet deep  
  • Lap lane areas, kickboards, pull buoys, and fins are allowed for conditioning swimming and approved programs only  
  • Hanging or climbing on lane lines or lifelines is not allowed  
  • A paying adult must accompany children 5 years old and under in the water. The adult must be in direct contact with the child at all times  
  • Catching children at the bottom of the slide is not allowed 
  • No one with open sores, bandages, red/infected eyes, or contagious illnesses will be allowed to use the pool  
  • Use of specific areas of the facility may be restricted due to aquatic programming and/or maintenance  
  • Any photography within the building must be approved by management staff. The use of photographic equipment including, but not limited to, cameras, cell phone cameras, and video cameras, are prohibited in all locker rooms and bathrooms  
  • Berthoud Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen property  
  • Management reserves the right to give any direction deemed necessary for the safety of the facility's patrons and security  

Misuse of equipment or failure to abide by rules or staff direction may result in loss of center privileges and/or suspension from the facility