Group classes are a great opportunity for young swimmers to not only improve in the water, but have a great time doing it with new friends. All of our classes are taught by qualified Red Cross swim instructors with many years of teaching experience. Our goal is to create great swimmers, but also to have a great time. We strive to create an inclusive environment where young swimmers learn at their pace and everyone is comfortable in the water.

Classes are offered once a week for 10 weeks (schedule is different for the summer) and are 45 minutes for swimmers 6 years and older.

Swim Classes for Youth & Teens aged 6-16 years old

Bronx House Swim Academy is proud to offer the newly updated American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. The Bronx House Swim Academy learn to swim program consists of six comprehensive levels that teach swimmers of varying abilities how to swim skillfully and safely. All aquatic and safety skills are taught in a logical progression. The objective is to teach youth to be water safe and strong swimmers. For the higher levels, to train those that would like to join a swim team or become a lifeguard in the future. If you do not know which level to sign up for, please speak with Bronx House Aquatics Director to conduct a swim evaluation. 

Level 1:  Introduction to Water Skills (A 6-9yrs), (B 10-16) (45-min)Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Students are learning face submersion into the water, floating on their backs, streamline slides & the basic of the Front Crawl. Using their arms & legs in rhythm with buddle blowing while wearing a floatation device for 10 -20 yards.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (A 6-9yrs), (B 10-16) (45-min)Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Students are comfortable swimming the Front Crawl with a floatation device & putting their faces in the water. Learning the Elementary Back Stroke & Back Stroke. Developing skills to remove any floatation devices for 10 yards & retrieving objects from under 3-5 feet of water.

Level 3: Stroke Development (A 6-9yrs), (B 10-16) (45-min)Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters. At this level participants must be comfortable putting their faces in the water & rheumatic breathing. Retrieving objects from under 5-7 feet of water. Able to swim Front Crawl, Back Stroke, Elementary Back Stroke for 23 yards & Thread water for at least 15seconds. Breast Stroke will be introduced.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement (A 6-9yrs), (B 10-16) (45-min)Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatics skills. All strokes are reviewed with distance swimming Front Crawl, Back Stroke, Elementary Back Stroke; Breast Stroke, Threading water for 20-30 seconds & Butter Fly will be introduced.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement (B 10-16) (45-min)Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. All stroke level are refined for distance & timed. Flip turns, open turns & diving are introduced.

Level 6: Swim Clinic/ Pre-lifeguard training (10-16) (45-min)Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances all strokes from prior levels. Competitive swimming is implemented & basic Lifeguard training.  

Swim checks can be done and must be set up with the Aquatics Director, or you can speak with the pool staff to ascertain which level is appropriate for you or your child. Please check the pool schedule to see when the classes are offered. Any further questions you may email the Aquatics Director, Jessica Cruz who will respond as soon as possible. Thank you and we hope to see you in the pool!

Members: $190
Community: $245
Plus $20 Insurance fee for Community



For more info, contact:

Jessica Cruz

Jessica Cruz

Director of Aquatics


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