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Happy Summer!

Find summer activities, events, and details in the Registration Portal!

Registration Portal May 2024

Please note: registration by phone is not available.

 

If you'd rather not use the portal, please register in-person at Meeker Recreation Center.

How to Register

Step 1: Tap the "Registration Portal" link above to go to the Registration Portal.

Step 2: Tap the yellow 'Sign In/Up" button.

Step 3: Click 'Don't have an account? Join.'

Step 4: Use the email you have on file with ERBM to register. If you don't know your email address on file, call Guest Services at 970-878-3403.

Step 5: Complete the form by filling out your contact information.

(You'll create family member profiles later.)

Step 6: Check your email to for a link to activate your account.

After completing registration, please double-check that your contact information is correct in your account profile.

You're now ready to register for ERBM activities!

 

Tap on activity titles in the Line-Up to register for them. You can also search for activities in the Registration Portal by name or activity number.

If you have any questions, call Guest Services at 970-878-3403.

Please note: as Guest Services will be working to merge accounts and customer information, registration by telephone will no longer be available. 

You may register for activities in-person at Meeker Recreation Center if you'd prefer not to use the portal.

 

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Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Age: 6 months to 3 years

Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.

No skill prerequisites. Child must be at least 6 months old. One parent or caregiver 13 years or older must accompany each child and participate in class.

Preschool Aquatics 1 (PSA 1)

Age: 3 to 5 years

Familiarize children 3 to 5 years old with the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water.

 

No skill prerequisites. Child must be at least 3 years old.

Preschool Aquatics 2 (PSA 2)

Age: 3 to 5 years

Build on and improve skills learned in PSA 1. Focus will be on front crawl, front and back glides, and recoveries.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of PSA 1 OR child must be able to enter the water independently, bob 5 times to chin level, and safely exit the water. Child should also be able to glide on front at least 2 body lengths, then float for 3 seconds on back and recover to vertical with assistance.

Preschool Aquatics 3 (PSA 3)

Age: 3 to 5 years

Increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatics skills learned in PSA 1 & 2. Reinforce water safety concepts and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of PSA 2 OR child must be able to glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back and float for 5 seconds, then recover to vertical with assistance. Child must also be able to glide on back at least 2 body lengths, roll to front and float for 5 seconds, then recover to vertical with assistance. Child must be able to swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 3 body lengths, roll to back and float for 5 seconds, roll to front and swim for 3 body lengths with assistance.

Learn to Swim 1 (LTS 1)

Age: 6 Years & Older

Familiarize children 6 years of age and older with the aquatics environment. Students will learn basic aquatics skills while developing positive attitudes and learning safe practices in and around water.

No skill prerequisites. Child must be at least 6 years old.

Learn to Swim 2 (LTS 2)

Age: 6 Years & Older

Build on the basic aquatics and water safety skills and concepts learned in LTS 1. Students will learn front crawl, front and back glides, recoveries, and they will be introduced to deep water.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of LTS 1 OR student must be able to enter the water independently, bob 5 times, and safely exit the water. Students should also be able to glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back, then float for 3 seconds and recover to vertical with assistance.

Learn to Swim 3 (LTS 3)

Age: 6 Years & Older

Build on the skills learned in LTS 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic competency in the water. Students will learn rhythmic breathing, treading water, and basic dives. The breaststroke and butterfly will be introduced at this level.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of LTS 2 OR student must be able to glide on front at least 2 body lengths, roll to back and float for 5 seconds, then recover to vertical without assistance. Students must also be able to glide on back at least 2 body lengths, roll to front and float for 5 seconds, then recover to vertical without assistance. Students must be able to swim using front crawl for 3 body lengths, roll to back and float for 5 seconds, then roll to front and swim using front crawl for 3 body lengths.

Learn to Swim 4 (LTS 4)

Age: 6 Years & Older

Building on the skills learned in LTS 1, 2, and 3, participants will work on rotary breathing, freestyle backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissor kick, and sidestroke. Kicks and turns will also be introduced.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of LTS 3 OR OR swimmers must be able to front and back crawl 25 yards.

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Policies

Accessibility & Inclusion

ERBM Recreation & Park District invites patrons with or without disabilities to join our programs, parks, and facilities.  If you are in need of modifications because of a disability, contact Shelly Rogers, Accessibility Coordinator, at 970-878-7415.

Read our ADA Compliance Statement and Grievance Procedure

Read our Website and Technology Accessibility Statement

Activity/Program Cancellation

ERBM Recreation & Park District reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, or cancel any activity if, at any time, the weather conditions and/or field/facility are deemed unsafe.  Activities postponed or cancelled may or may not be rescheduled.  For current information call Guest Services at 970-878-3403 prior to the start of the program/activity. 

Some activities/programs may have a minimum number of participants needed to run the activity/program.  In the event the minimum has not been met, ERBM Recreation & Park District reserves the right to cancel the activity.  Participants will be notified and a refund will be given.

Age/Grade Requirements

Programs/Activities:
• Participants must be the required age/grade on the first day of the program/activity.
• Programs for children ages 2–3 require the child to be at least 2 years old and under 4 years old on the first day of the program/activity.
• Pre K–K programs are for children at least 4 years old on the first day of the program through Kindergarten age.  They do not need to be enrolled in Preschool or Kindergarten.

Grade Requirements:
• For June through August programs/activities with grade requirements, refer to the grade the participant will enter in the fall.
• For programs/activities that occur during the school year, refer to the grade in which the participant is currently enrolled.

Special Program Exceptions:
• Age requirements for certain external sport league programs, such as Coach/Machine Pitch, are determined by the league.  The age required by date may be something other than the first day of the program.  Details will be in the pertinent Line-Up.
• National/state programs, such as the Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge, Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge, etc., have their own age-by date requirements.  Details will be in the pertinent Line-Up.
• Programs containing curriculum and/or requirements imposed by other external organizations, such as American Red Cross, may have their own age requirements.   

Child Supervision

For their own safety and in consideration of other patrons, children under the age of 8 must be supervised by someone that is at least 13 years of age while in the facility; this applies to children ages 6-7 that have passed a swim test.  Those participating in an ERBM program, activity, or event are excluded from this policy because they are under ERBM supervision.

Code of Conduct

The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District ("District") strives to uphold the core value of respect in all areas of the District's programs, services, and facilities. Appropriate social behavior, treatment of others, and care for property is expected of all District employees, patrons, and participants. Any physical, mental, verbal, or emotional mistreatment of oneself or others, and/or any intentional damage, vandalism, theft, or other mistreatment of the District's or others' property, will not be accepted or tolerated from anyone using any District facility or park (a "patron"), or participating in any District activity or program (a "participant").


All District employees shall be authorized to enforce this Code of Conduct, along with any rules and regulations applicable to the facility, activity, park, or program. All District patrons and participants shall be required to know and comply with any and all physically or digitally posted, or verbally communicated, policies, procedures, regulations, and/or rules established for specific programs, activities, parks, and/or facilities (together called the "Rules").

Any person acting in violation of this Code of Conduct or the Rules may be warned to stop the behavior or to remove themselves from the premises; may receive a “suspension” from the District's facilities, programs, or activities of up to one week; or may be subject to a “revocation” of the privilege of using District facilities or participating in District activities or programs for longer than one week. The imposition of warnings, removal from the premises, suspension, and revocation of privileges are not progressive in nature, and no specific District action is required to precede any other District action. The District may impose any of these actions as appropriate based upon the circumstances of the specific incident or occurrence to preserve the safety of District employees or other District patrons and participants, or to protect the District's or others' property.


In the event a revocation (longer than one week) of privileges may be warranted, the Executive Director or his/her designee will issue a written notice of intent to revoke privileges to the individual. Such revocation may be for whatever period of time the District's Executive Director or his/her designee shall determine appropriate to preserve the safety of persons or protection of property, up to one year, unless a revocation of privileges of longer than one year has been approved in advance by the District's Board of Directors. The individual receiving the written notice of revocation will have three days to provide a response in writing to the Executive Director or his/her designee, which may be submitted by email or written letter. If the individual provides such a response, the Executive Director or his/her designee, or the Board of Directors if applicable, will review the response and provide a final decision on the revocation within four days. If the individual does not provide such a response, then the revocation shall become effective. No individual shall be permitted at District programs, activities, or facilities while they have a notice of revocation pending. Whenever possible, any Code of Conduct violation by a participant or patron 14 years of age or younger will be communicated at the time of the incident to an available adult, parent, or guardian.


Please note that in accordance with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all subsequent amendments (together called the "ADA"), the District advocates full public participation in its facilities, parks, programs, and activities, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Qualified individuals should please contact the District's ADA Coordinator for more information on reasonable accommodations and the District's Inclusion Process.


Thank you for your cooperation and for helping the District improve well-being and promote a vibrant community for the residents, visitors, and future generations of Eastern Rio Blanco County!

Drop Off/Pick Up Policies

Drop Off:
Doors to classrooms and gyms will open 15 minutes prior to class start time.  We encourage parents/caregivers to honor the drop off time so participants are not standing outside in cold or rainy weather.  Doors will not be opened earlier due to giving instructors and coaches time to properly prepare for the next class.  

Pick Up:
Most instructors and coaches are teaching multiple classes in one day, in multiple locations.  So to make sure they can get to their next class location and prepare for their class properly, please pick up participants within 5-10 minutes of their class ending.  After 10 minutes, the parent/caregiver will receive a reminder phone call.  After the 3rd late pick-up, there will be a $5.00 late pick up fee.  After the 5th late pick-up your child’s participation may be terminated at the discretion of the Recreation Manager.  

Photography Policy

The ERBM Recreation & Park District staff routinely photographs and videotapes guests enjoying our parks, facilities, programs, events, and equipment.  These images may be used in print, visual presentations, and on the website or social media to promote the District.  If you do not wish yourself and/or your children to be photographed, please inform Guest Services and complete the Media Release Refusal form.

Program/Activity Refunds

Programs/Activities Refunds
A full refund will be issued when:
• entire program/activity is cancelled by the ERBM Recreation & Park District.
• registrant withdraws from program/activity prior to registration deadline.
• a drop-in fee or birthday party fee or reservation has been paid and the pool or park has closed unexpectedly.

A partial refund will be issued when:
• there is a partial cancellation of a program/activity.

No refund will be issued:
• For withdrawals on or after first day of program/activity. 
• for contracted service programs.

Refund Questions: 
• See Guest Services for any other questions or to inquire about any refund.

*Exceptions to this refund policy may be approved by a supervisor or manager.

Membership Refunds

Annual memberships paid in full at the time of purchase may qualify for a prorated refund based on the month of expiration.  Please speak with Administrative Services Supervisor for more information.

No refund will be issued for planned or unexpected closures.

When a refund is issued, the patron will have the option to put the refund amount on account or receive a check by mail.  Refunding to credit/debit cards is NOT an option.   

Volunteer Opportunities

To inquire about volunteering with the ERBM Recreation & Park District, contact Guest Services at 970-878-3403 or visit www.erbmrec.com/volunteer

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Scholarships & Reduced Rates

ERBM Recreation & Park District (District) desires to provide individuals and families who reside within the District an opportunity to enjoy recreational opportunities, regardless of financial status. The District’s Financial Assistance Program is designed to help individuals and families in paying for programming, memberships, and other fees.

 

Who is eligible?

  • To be eligible, individuals and families must currently be receiving need-based assistance from a federal or state government program, including Medicaid, Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI or SSD), Section 8 or Public Housing, Food Stamps, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), W.I.C., or other programs. Verification of participation is required.

  • Individuals and/or families seeking financial assistance must reside within District boundaries.

  • Children in foster care are automatically eligible for financial assistance through this Program.

  • The primary applicant (parent, foster parent, or legal guardian) must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

How to apply:

Stop by Meeker Recreation Center for an application, or email caitlin@erbmrec.com for a digital version.

 

Please fill out the application completely and be sure to include the required supporting documentation; incomplete applications will not be considered. All information provided is kept confidential to the extent permitted by law.

 

Financial aid expires December 31 of each calendar year, and new applications must be completed each year. No award of financial assistance is guaranteed. This program is funded on an annual basis and may be discontinued or revised at any time at the District’s discretion.

 

Contact the Administrative Service Supervisor, 970-878-7428, if you have specific questions regarding eligibility. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Give back to the community and support future programs, activities, and events! Sponsorship opportunities are available for races, programs, banners, and advertising. 

 

We greatly appreciate our business sponsors and will give you the recognition you deserve. ​

For more information, contact Shelly Rogers at 970-878-7415 or email shelly@erbmrec.com 

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