aquatics
Parent/Caregiver Classes
 

Introduce your child to the fun world of swimming in our warm-water pool. Our classes use songs and games to teach water-based motor skills such as breath control, kicking, and floating. Children will acquire good swimming habits and a lifelong love for the water.

Join us in the pool for our first infant swim class, Bubbling Babies, as early as six months. Our experienced instructors make swimming fun and educational for both parents and children. We teach and uphold a strong sense of safety standards, both in and out of the pool.

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Classes include:

  • Bubbling Babies (6-12 months):  Enjoy an introduction to the water in this class full of songs and games. Classes will focus on comfort, breath control, verbal swim cues, skill demonstrations, and safety in and out of the water.

  • Starfish (12-18 months):  Through games, songs, and basic swim movements, this parent/child class helps children discover how to move themselves into, out of, and around the water.

  • Tadpole Toddlers (18-24 months):  In this parent/child class, songs involving swim-related movements will increase body awareness. Buoyancy is introduced along with better breath control and coordinated movements.

  • Sea Horses (18-30 months):  In this parent/child class, toddlers will learn primary water skills including submersions with kicks, back floats, rollover breathing and water play.

  • Tiny Turtles (24-30 months):  Children will begin to discover their independence in the water through songs and swim-related activities, with an introduction to elementary strokes in this parent/child class. They will begin to recognize the activities of a structured class and form a bond with their instructor.

  • Litle Fish (30-36 months):  Students will be encouraged to work with their parent/caregiver while also working on becoming more of an independent swimmer. Through activities and songs, each child will continue to learn how to be safe and more self-confident in the water.

  • Bottlenose Dolphins (3-5 years):  Our first drop-off class for beginner swimmers. This class will introduce your child to bubble blowing, elementary strokes, and independent water entry and exit. Your little dolphin will learn to feel safe and confident in the water.

  • Spinner Dolphins (3-4 years):  Our more advanced beginner class builds on the skills presented in our Bottlenose Dolphins class. This class focuses on treading water, breathing, and the basics of freestyle and floating without help.

    Looking for classes for children aged 4-10 years? Click here.

334 amsterdam ave at 76th st
new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444
www.jccmanhattan.org [192.168.26.83]