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Classes meet once a week for 9 weeks, 30-minutes per class.
Schedule: July 1 – September 1

Parent & Child

Aquatics Level 1
Ages 6 – 18 months (10 participants)
July 1 –  September 1
9 Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
9 Sundays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Members: $200; Non-members: $245

Parents (or caregivers) and babies or toddlers have fun in the water together! Games and songs are used to help tots become comfortable and learn basic water skills. Skills introduced: Exploring buoyancy, body position, floating and gliding, basic stroke action, and breathing control (blowing bubbles or holding breath underwater). All non-potty trained children will be required to wear a tight fitting swim diaper.

Parent & Child

Aquatics Level 2
Ages 19 – 36 months (10 participants)
July 1 – September 1
9 Saturdays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
9 Sundays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
Members: $200; Non-members: $245

Parents (or caregivers) and babies or toddlers have fun in the water together! Games and songs are used to help tots become comfortable and learn basic water skills. Skills introduced: Exploring buoyancy, body position, floating and gliding, basic stroke action, and breathing control (blowing bubbles or holding breath underwater).  All non-potty trained children will be required to wear a tight fitting swim diaper.

Preschool Aquatics

Level 1
Ages 3-5 (5 participants)
July 1 – September 1
9 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
9 Tuesdays,  5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
9 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
9 Saturdays,  9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
9 Sundays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
Members: $200; Non-members: $245

Designed for beginners with little or no experience in the pool, and who may be fearful or anxious. Children learn to put his/her face in the water, paddle, float on their back, and jump in without assistance. Children may use 2 – 4 flotation bubbles. No swim evaluation is required.

Preschool Aquatics

Level 2
Ages 3-5 (5 participants)
July 1 – September 1
9 Tuesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
8 Thursdays,  5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
9 Saturdays,  10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
9 Sundays,  10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
No Classes: July 4
Members: $200; Non-members: $245. Thursday classes will be prorated.

Designed for beginner-intermediate swimmers who comfortably put their face in the water, blow bubbles, jump in without assistance, paddle, and float on their backs with ears in the water. Children may use 1 – 3 flotation bubbles. Swim evaluation is required.

Preschool Aquatics

Level 3
Ages 3-5
(5 participants)
July 1 – September 8
9 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
9 Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
9 Saturdays,  10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
9 Sundays,  10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
No Classes: July 4
Members: $200; Non-members: $245

Designed for intermediate swimmers who jump in without assistance, paddle on his/her front and back across the width of the pool, execute a rudimentary crawl (big arms) with basic rhythmic breathing, an elementary backstroke (“monkey-airplane-soldier”), have an understanding of a flutter kick, and bob 15 times. Children may use only 1 flotation bubble. Swim evaluation is required.

Eric Hammermeister

Director of Aquatics

(914) 366-7898 x1140

Eric is a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran with over 15 years as an aquatics professional.  He is an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer, American Heart Association Instructor, and United States…

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