Finding swim classes may seem like a daunting task when you are raising your kids in New York CIty. Yet, the city has excellent options for swim classes and camps whether you are looking for your babies, toddlers, or older kids. Here are great choices to help you find the right program for your kids and help them become confident swimmers.
FREE Swim Event
Upper East Side
Asphalt Green will host its Big Swim Big Kick event on Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Kids ages 6-10 can participate in a swim race and soccer festival as part of the nonprofit’s annual fundraising event. The swim races for kids start at 12:00 PM.
The event will also feature meet-and-greets with five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Dana Vollmer and University of Florida women’s head soccer coach Becky Burleigh. Participants receive a medal, a t-shirt, and ice cream.
Bowling Green, FIDI, LES, East Village, Midtown East, Midtown West, UES, Harlem
Physique Swimming has every level possible from Beginner under age 5 to Swim Team Prep for kids age 6+. You will be hard pressed to find a bad review of Physique’s expert swim classes. Their program is designed to advance young swimmers from one level to the next as they progress at their own speed. Physique also offers a summer camp co-hosted with Nory (see below) and Mommy/Daddy and me classes.
Battery Park/FIDI/Tribeca, Midtown East
If you’re looking for a full-day camp with a unique combo of Swim Classes and STEM learning, this summer camp partnership between NORY and Physique Swimming is your dream come true. This camp was a huge success last summer and they are back for a second year. Your kids can learn to swim and make robots!
Aviator Sports and Events Center Summer Day Camp is located within Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. This is the place you imagine when you think of summer camp – a wide open space with the whole gamut of activities. Aviator offers swim classes and much more including, dance, music, nature, yoga, fencing, soccer, basketball, rock climbing, STEM, gymnastics, etc. There are field trips and Carnival Day. Your kids will forget that they are city kids at this rewarding summer experience.