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learning to swim better with boulder elks
swim lessons
we've got some good people


Looking for an opportunity to help your young or new swimmer? We have some great instructors with steady and reliable personalities right here at the Elks Pool. Whether your child is brand new to the water or is looking to get faster, our staff is fully prepared, professional and efficient.

*The Boulder Elks Pool & Patio does not offer group swim lessons. We outsource our lessons to coaches we know and trust. Individual payment and scheduling is handled directly with the coach you choose to work with. 

Rates and availability vary by coach.


Kristyn Imdorf


Kristyn studied kinesiology and pre-physical therapy at James Madison University.  She has experience as a personal trainer, high school health and physical education teacher, and physical therapy technician.


Kristyn was a competitive swimmer her entire life and has over 15 years of swim lesson experience with all ages. She was an All-American qualifier in one event and was top 20 in the state of Pennsylvania in 3 events. For her beginner swimmers, she is patient and encouraging and makes sure they become water safe before working on strokes. For her advanced swimmers, she reinforces good technique with drills before working on speed and endurance. She has helped adults complete their first triathlon and has taught many adults to swim from scratch.


Lauren Sampl

Lauren grew up in Ft. Collins, CO and has been around the pool her whole life- first as a swimmer competing in year round, high school, college and masters swimming, and now as a coach. Lauren began coaching in 2011 and was a head coach at Fairview High School and Mesa Swim Team and an assistant at RallySport Aquatic Club, Monarch High School and the Colorado School of Mines. She primarily teaches swim lessons now to kids and adults of all ages, in addition to being a medical assistant. She is excited to help you progress as a swimmer no matter what your goals may be!


Jen Lavely

Jen is a Colorado native - experienced athlete and coach - who credits her success to the influence of athletics in her life; specifically a positive and healthy relationship with sport during her formative years. She swam competitively through college at Willamette University and there began competing successfully in triathlons. Running became her primary sport during graduate school at Yale University School of Public Health. Thereafter, she returned to Colorado; formed and coached for 10 years the Peak to Peak Swim Team (youth and masters swim teams), and worked as a county public health director.


She worked full time for seven years as a coach for athletes of all ages and needs on Peak to Peak Swim Teams, Indian Peaks Running Club, Boulder Track Club, Fleet Feet, Nederland Middle and High School Cross Country, Track, and Field teams, and Boulder Valley School District's Nordic Ski Team. She has also worked as a PE teacher at Chinook West and privately to clients around the world. 


Jen believes anyone can do anything so long as they are willing to try. She is eager to meet athletes at this crossroads of curiosity and momentum, and feels the best motivation is positive. Her coaching philosophy, which she keeps fresh by constant study of and participation in sport, is simple. 1) The 1 or 2 hours every athlete spends with her should be the best hours of their day; 2) It is always fun while tackling the learning curve; and 3) Every athlete gets the same, positive, dignified, and empowering attention from their coach regardless of ability, needs, or goals. She genuinely feels that the bright spot in her every day is the opportunity she has coaching YOU!


Taylor Schmidt

Taylor has been teaching swim lessons and coaching since 2013. She has worked with swimmers of all ages and abilities including adults and loves helping swimmers reach their goals. Taylor was born and raised in Boulder and began her love for swimming at the age of 6 when she began swimming competitively for the Boulder Country Club's summer swim team. She also swam for Fairview High School. Taylor received her bachelor's degree from CU Boulder in Physiology and Psychology in 2011 and received her Master's degree in Education and Human Development from CU Denver in 2019. Taylor looks forward to continuing to provide private swim lesson instruction at Elks and to share her passion for swimming. 

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Beth Davis


Beth joined a swim team at the age of six and never turned back. She swam competitively until 2010, including racing professionally as a triathlete. She’s been a veteran swimming instructor in Boulder since 1994 when she started SwimBoulder LLC. Over the years she has coached triathletes (adults and children), taught open water swim clinics, and developed techniques for working with breathing challenges and fear. She has extensive experience with children as young as two years old and developing them into life long swimmers as a result of her keen eye, compassionate nature and extensive experience. In addition, Beth has coached Masters swimmers for Boulder Aquatics Masters and at CU and a kids triathlon club. She started the process for becoming certified as a SwimSmooth coach but has had to put that on hold.
After experiencing some major setbacks herself, she can sympathize with those seeking to prevent injury, or overcome injury.
Beth works with all ages and levels year-round at CAC- Flatirons, Elks and private residents.

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