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!

Sessions (10 lessons):
September 15 - November 17, 2018 
January 5 - March 3, 2019 
April 6 - June 22, 2019 (No class on April 20-21 and May 25) 

Swim Levels and Lesson Times

Tadpoles A and B (Intro to swimming and returning beginner, ages 3-5): Saturday, 10-10:30 am | Sunday, 12-12:30 pm 

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): Saturday, 10:45-11:30 am | Sunday, 11-11:45 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): Saturday, 11:45 am-12:30 pm | Sunday, 10-10:45 am

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

Lionfish (Intermediate, ages 6-11): Saturday, 10-10:45 am
This program coordinated freestyle for 25 meters. It will also be an introduction to other strokes.
Spearfish (Intermediate 2, ages 6-11): Saturday, 10:45-11:30 am
This course is for swimmers competent in more than one stroke. The focus will be on building swimming endurance and learning all strokes.
Firefish (Intermediate 3, ages 8-14): Saturday, 11:45 am-12:30 pm
This course is for competent swimmers working toward swimming longer distances, improving endurance, and advancing all strokes.
Adult Beginner (Beginner, ages 18, and up): Sunday, 1-1:45 pm
This class is designed for adult swimmers with little to no experience in the water. We will work to help adults conquer their fear of swimming and introduce basic concepts of stroke technique and water safety. 

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

For adults, ages 18 and over 
$260 for session, September 14 - November 16, Fridays from 7:30-8:30 am

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

Register here or contact Aquatics Director, Miguel Rodriguez, at mrodriguez@dwight.edu or 917.551.6424. 

Private Lessons 

Lessons (45 min) are available to swimmers at least 3 years old on the same day/time each week with the same instructor.

Choose from:

  • Four-pack of lessons: $220
  • Eight-pack of lessons: $360
  • Twelve-pack of lessons: $480

In order to schedule a private lesson, please complete the following private lesson request form. Once the request is received, we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm private lesson days/times and pricing. All private lessons will be rescheduled or canceled by contacting Miguel Rodriguez via mrodriguez@dwight.edu

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Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director Miguel Rodriguez at 917-551-6424 or at mrodriguez@dwight.edu



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