Aspire Aquatics of Colorado offers 5 distinct programs to support the competitive swim team needs of our community. Please contact [email protected] to join:  

  1. year-round competitive swim team, led by head coach Karen Ammon, that serves ages 6-14 ("Age Group") and high school-level age 15+ ("Senior") swimmers.
  2. Summer Swim Camp for youth age 4-12 who are not participating on summer swim teams, but still would like to further their swim skills
  3. high school swim pre-season conditioning program to support high school swim team athletes
  4. MASTERS program for adults of various ages and abilities. Program is year-round and allows for rolling registration to join anytime
  5. swim conditioning program for returning college students in the summer and over winter break to train with their like athletes and to meet distinct college conditioning needs

We are located in southeast Denver Metro serving Centennial, Aurora, Parker, and other surrounding areas. We support swim growth and excellence within the community of Grandview High School and surrounding Cherry Creek School District and Douglas County School District high schools.


Our Mission

To provide a safe, nurturing, technique focused competitive swim environment that allows purposeful personal growth and development of leadership skills through intentional community engagement.

Our Vision

Inspiring Excellence, Creating Community, Building Leaders

Our Strategic Commitments

Aspire Aquatics seeks to combine the competitive nature and technical discipline of year-round swimming with the enjoyable team and community spirit enjoyed by other competitive swim environments (i.e summer clubs, high school programs, etc).

These elements combined, lift our young athletes to aspire towards physical, mental and personal excellence in their sport, and more broadly in life. Emphasis will be on providing technical instruction in a supportive, respectful, and community-minded environment. Mental health in youth competitive environments is often overlooked and underserved; Aspire seeks to purposefully cultivate and prioritize a culture of support, safety, team and family comraderie while our athletes grow in their competitive spirit and performance. 

Coach Karen's expertise and strategies will be applied to all practice groups to create a top-down and unified coaching philosophy across the coaching staff. Coach Karen will have a presence on deck with all practice groups. 

In addition to swim performance excellence, Aspire Aquatics will promote:

For the Athlete:
  • well-balanced development in performance, mental health, mind set, and nutrition education
  • respectful and growth-minded deck experience
  • strategic use of skill-sharpening practice equipment and race techniques
  • reasonable coach to swimmers ratio
  • growth in sportsmanship and team camaraderie
  • a legacy of giving from older to younger athletes
  • leadership and character development
  • high school and collegiate swim readiness education

For the Family:

  • frequent parent communication
  • involvement opportunities to lift swimmers to aspire
  • shared community-building experiences that create lifetime bonds