January 4th – February 14th
*No classes February 15th – 21st
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Pre-School Swim Lessons are for children ages 3 – 5 years who are ready to take independent lessons with an American Red Cross-certified instructor in a group class setting. Registering your child for the appropriate class and level ensures that he or she will have the best opportunity to succeed. The information below will help you to decide which class is best for your child.
Pre-School Level 1 (Beginner):
Who? Children who have never taken swim lessons, or might be afraid or uncomfortable in the water.
Skills to be introduced: Basic swim skills like entering/exiting the water safely, blowing bubbles, submerging underwater, gliding and kicking on front and back. Adding arms with legs may be introduced as well as retrieving submerged objects.
|Thursdays:||5:00 pm – 5:30 pm|
|Sundays:||11:00 am – 11:30 am|
Pre-School Level 2 (Intermediate):
Who? Children who are comfortable in the water, will completely submerge and blow bubbles, as well as glide and kick on their front and back with assistance.
Skills to be introduced: Independent floating and gliding on front, combined arms and legs on front and back, elementary backstroke, and climbing out and jumping in unassisted.
|Tuesdays:||4:30 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Thursdays:||5:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Saturdays:||11:30 am – 12:00 pm|
Pre-School Level 3 (Advanced):
Who? Children who can swim combined arms and legs on front for three body lengths unassisted. Glides on front and back for at least two body lengths unassisted, and will retrieve a submerged object from a shallow depth.
Skills to be introduced: Advanced combined arms and legs on front and back with rotary breathing, retrieving submerged objects from bottom of pool, and glides on front and back with recovery to a vertical position.
|Tuesdays:||5:00 pm – 5:30 pm|
|Thursdays:||6:00 pm – 6:30 pm|
|Saturdays:||12:00 pm – 12:30 pm|
Must be registered one week prior to start date. 10% sibling discount for second child taken off member rate.
Make-Up Policy: Participants are allowed one make-up class that occurs during the make-up week of February 22nd – 28th. No make-ups and/or refunds will be provided if the participant cannot make the scheduled dates. In the event of a pool closure or lesson cancellation due to inclement weather, a replacement lesson will be organized by the instructor.
Enrollment: Minimum of three participants required for class to run. If less than three participants register for a class, you will be informed and may choose an alternative. Maximum of five participants will be allowed for each class. Your space is not guaranteed until payment is received. All classes will have one instructor.
Reminder: Payment must be received one week before session begins.
We offer different classes and skill levels to accommodate each student’s individual swimming goals. 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 at a temperature of 86 degrees in the Program Pool and 81 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 Front Desk at (914) 245-4040 for the most up-to-date information.
All participants are required to check in at the Reception Desk before each class. If payment is due, please take care of it at this time before class.
Aquatic Program Registration
In order to secure your spot, payment must be taken at either the Reception Desk or by calling the Aquatics Department at (914) 250-2727.
Please rinse off before entering either of the pools or whirlpool.