Session Runs: October 1st–October 31st
Instructors follow the American Red Cross’ plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Pre-School Swimming puts the “fun” in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.
Children ages 2 1/2 to 4 years old are introduced to the basic skills. These skills lay the foundation for developing water competency and the future skill development of swimming strokes. In addition, your child will start to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water.
- Entering the water independently using ramp, steps or side and travel at least 5 yards.
- Submerging mouth and blowing bubbles for at least 3 seconds.
- Exiting the water safely.
- Gliding on front for at least 2 body lengths with support.
- Rolling to back and floating for 3 seconds with support.
- Recovering to a vertical position with support.
- Learn to float with assistance.
- Learn to recover to a vertical position.
- Explore combined arm and leg actions on the front and back.
- Learn more self-help and basic rescue skills.
Saturday: 9:00 am, 10:30 am
Sunday: 10:30 am
It’s quite common for children to participate in several sessions of Pre-School Swimming before they are able to successfully demonstrate all the skills. That’s okay! It is not important how quickly they move through a level, but that they achieve each skill.
Makeups must be made within the same swim session, and only two will be permitted. Makeups are not available until the third week of the session and must be scheduled by calling (914) 250-2796 or email email@example.com. Instructors may change and are not guaranteed.
Our Swim Diaper Policy:
Accidents happen! In order to prevent as many fecal related incidents in the pools as possible, all children ages 4 and under are required to wear 2 Reusable Finis Cloth Liners when using the pools. Linens are available for purchase at the Service Desk, 2 for $24. We take keeping a safe and clean aquatic facility seriously. Your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Make up Policy/Sick policy:
Participants are allowed 2 make ups WITHIN your registered session so long as the Aquatic office has received notification 24 hours prior to your appointment. Make ups will not be honored after the session has ended, we cannot guarantee you will have the same instructor.
Bad WeatherPool Temperatures
Lessons are taught in a fun-filled environment where students learn the basic techniques of swimming and safety skills are emphasized. Water temperature is kept between 84 – 88 degrees in the Program Pool and a little cooler at 79 – 82 degrees in the Lap Pool, an ideal for comfort.
The Aquatics Center closes for 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning, which on some days may be reoccurring. To inquire if the pool is open or if your class has been canceled due to thunder or poor road conditions, please contact the Service Desk at (914) 762-3444 for the most up-to-date information.
All participants are required to check in at the Service Desk before each class. If payment is due, please take care of it at this time before class.