Swimming Lessons

New York Kids Dive in & Learn to Swim!


Dwight's Saturday group swim classes are taught by certified, experienced swim professionals in our world-class, 25-yard, six-lane pool on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Our swim classes are open to all. Register your child today!

Fall Session: January 6 - March 10, $200 

Swim Levels and Lesson Times

Adult (Mixed Level): 9-9:50 am

Tadpoles A and B (Intro to Swimming and returning beginner, ages 3-5): 10-10:30 am

This class will introduce your child to basic water skills, including bubble blowing, front and back float, and how to feel comfortable in water.

Sea Turtle (Beginner, ages 5-6): 10:30-11:15 am

This program will build on basic water skills with an emphasis on floating without help and the basics of freestyle.

Starfish (Advanced Beginner, ages 6-11): 11:30 am-12:15 pm

This class builds on our Sea Turtle class but with more emphasis on independent swimming. 

Lionfish (Intermediate, ages 6-11): 10:30-11:15 am
This program coordinated freestyle for 25 meters. It will also be an introduction to other strokes.
Spearfish (Intermediate 2, ages 6-11): 11:30 am-12:15 pm
This course is for swimmers competent in more than one stroke. The focus will be on building swimming endurance and learning all strokes.

*New* B.E.S.T Program (Basics, Endurance, Speed, Training)

For ages 10-16, $28 per class

B.E.S.T is designed for swimmers who wish to learn pre-competitive skills, focusing on endurance, speed, and fundamentals. The course includes advanced stretching, dry-land conditioning, and individualized video analysis to help each swimmer reach their personal B.E.S.T.

B.E.S.T will be offered beginning September 30 with Coach Miguel on Saturdays, from 12:30-1:30 pm. It is a drop-in class, however we strongly suggest that you register in advance for the Saturdays you wish to participate.

Register here or contact Dwight Aquatics Director, Chiarna Morton, at cmorton@dwight.edu or 917.551.6424

Private Lessons 

Lessons (45 min) are available on the same day/time each week with the same instructor.

Choose from:

  • Four-pack of lessons: $180
  • Eight-pack of lessons: $320
  • *NEW* Twelve-pack of lessons: $444

Provide your preferred days/times and we’ll schedule your lessons based on pool availability.

Free Friday Family Swim

January 12 - March 16, 5-7 pm 

Our certified water safety staff will organize fun games and free play for your swimmer. Parents are not required to be in the water, but they must stay on the pool deck. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis to maintain a safe ratio in the pool.

Register in advance here, or contact Aquatics Director, Chiarna Morton, at cmorton@dwight.edu for more information 

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Have a question? Contact Dwight Aquatics Director Chiarna Morton at 917-551-6424 or at cmorton@dwight.edu



Dwight School Athletic Center
2116 First Avenue (at 108th)
New York, New York

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