The best community pool in town!
Whether you’re looking for energizing water exercise classes, swim lessons, lap swimming, or even recreational swimming, our heated indoor pool has something for all ages, needs, and abilities. Special hours in the pool are reserved for families, teens, and adult male and female-only swim times, private swim lessons & private swim lessons for children with autism.
About Classes & Policies
We offer a variety of recreational/lap swims for all ages. Lap lane rules will be enforced at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty and MUST be followed. No diving, nor harassing fellow members or Bronx House staff. Refusal to follow pool rules will lead to the suspension of membership. Our goal is to keep the pool at 83-85 degrees, depending on the season. All swimmers must shower before entering the pool, wear a swim cap, and bring their Bronx House I.D. to the pool deck.
All swimmers over 3 years of age must wear a swim cap. Child/ren under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult inside the swimming pool. Child/ren will be asked to exit the pool if an adult is not in the water with the child. NO EXCEPTIONS!
For children between the ages of 9-13, a parent must be visible on the pool deck. Child/ren will be asked to leave if a parent is not visible on the pool deck. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Bronx House Swim Academy
Bronx House Swim Academy is proud to offer the newly updated American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety programs, which combines the best in swim instruction with an even stronger emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. From our water babies to our oldest students who want to learn how to swim, the Bronx House Swim Academy has you covered!
Members: $190 Community: $245 plus $20 insurance fee
Parent & Toddler Swim Classes
The goal of parent/child classes is to teach safe behavior in and around the water and develop swimmer readiness for future swim lessons. Classes are run in a group setting focusing not only on comfort but creating a fun atmosphere where young swimmers learn and grow while having a great time. Water Babies through Advanced Water Tots require a parent’s involvement in the water. CHILDREN MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER, NOT DISPOSABLES. ALL ADULTS MUST WEAR A SWIM CAP.
In an effort to maintain a safe and effective learning environment in our pool, families cannot remain on the pool deck while lessons are being conducted in order to avoid distractions to the students.
Parents should drop off children with the aquatic staff 5 minutes before the swim class begins from the women’s or men’s lockers rooms, which lead to the pool deck. Parents may return to the pool deck 5 minutes before the swim class ends to pick up their child. The Blue Pool Door by the elevator is only for use by students who are accompanied by an opposite-sex parent. Male students over the age of 5 are not allowed to change in the women’s locker room. Female students over the age of 5 are not allowed to change in the men’s locker room.
All students must shower before entering the pool and swim caps must be worn. Swim caps are available for sale in the main office or may be purchased on your own.
Bronx House strives to meet all our swimmers’ needs. However, make-ups for one missed swim class will only be available for Private Lessons. No make-ups will be offered for Group Lessons.
Members: $190 Community: $245
Members: $280 Community: $340
Members: $230/student Community: $290/student
Parent & Child Swim Classes
Stage 1: Water Babies P/C 6-18 mos. (30-min)
Using songs, games, and play children learn water-based motor skills such as kicking, arm movements, floating, and blowing bubbles. All activities are designed to make babies more comfortable in the water.
Stage 2: Water Tots P/C 18-24 mos. (30-min)
Swim skills, such as breath control, proper kicking and arm movement, jumping into and climbing out the pool are taught. At this age, repetition is key in learning. Focusing on a few skills per class and repeating them in a fun way is the best way for Tots to learn.
Stage 3: Advanced Water Tots P/C 24-36 mos. (30-min)
For toddlers who are comfortable in the water, this parent/child class begins to transition children to unassisted swimming. Essential skills such as kicking, arm movement, breath control, and floating on both the stomach and back. Swimmers must be comfortable with putting their face in the water to be in this class.
A swim evaluation is not necessary for the above levels.
Preschool Swim Classes
Level 1: Water Sprites PSA 3-4yrs (30-min)
This class is designed for those 3 or 4-year-olds who are more independent and do not need parent involvement or those who have completed Advanced Water Tots. Through repetition and games, a variety of skills are introduced including bobbing, breath control, streamlining, and the basics of freestyle. All swimmers must be comfortable separating from their parent(s) or guardian.
Level 1: Olympic Sprites PSA 5 yrs. (30-min)
This class is designed for 5-year-olds who are more independent & do not need parent involvement. Through repetition & games, a variety of skills are introduced including bobbing, breath control, streamlining & the basics of freestyle. All swimmers must be comfortable separating from their parent(s) or guardian.
Level 2: Super Sprites PSA 3-4 yrs. (30-min)
Participants must have successfully passed Water Sprites to be registered for this class. In our advanced class, more independent swimming is explored as participants learn to build a foundation of swim technique with arm movements, continued effective kicking on their front & back, as well as breath control.
Level 3: Advanced Super Sprites PSA 4-5 yrs. (30-min)
Focuses on more advanced techniques to prepare the participants for the older class Level. The child must be comfortable putting their heads in the water & should have the basic swim ability.
A swim evaluation is not necessary for these levels.
Swim Classes for Children & Teens (ages 6-16)
Bronx House is proud to offer the American Red Cross Water Safety programs. The Bronx House 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 children and teens to be water-safe & 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 the Bronx House Aquatics Director to conduct a swim evaluation.
Private Lessons, Semi-Private Lessons
Offered to participants over the age of 3. Participants are able to choose the day and available time. According to the availabilities of the swim instructors. Private lessons are one on one and offered for those who feel like they need more personal attention. A parent cannot participant in the water during private or semi-private lessons.
All private lessons are pre-scheduled and last 30 minutes for a total of 10 lessons or according to the length of the session. These lessons are first come first serve. All of the instructors are Red Cross certified Instructors and have considerable experience working with swimmers of all ages and ability levels. To register for private lessons, please speak with the Aquatics Director.
We offer Semi-Private lessons, but the swimmers must be close in age & swim skills and must register together. Parent and child cannot participate for a semi-private lesson. Please speak with the Aquatics Director to find an available time slot. We reserve the right to substitute for an instructor when they are out.
A swim evaluation is not necessary for these levels.
Private Swim Lessons for participants with Special Needs
For our young swimmers with disabilities, we offer a special needs program. These classes are conducted as Private Lessons on Fridays and last 30 minutes. All classes are taught by some of our more experienced swim instructors who have spent many years working with students with different ability levels. To register for our Special Needs Swim Program, please speak with the Aquatics Director to find an available time slot.
Private Fees: Members: $280 Community: $340
Semi-Private Fees: Members: $230 Community: $290
(per student/2 students)
We reserve the right to substitute an instructor when they are out.
Please be sure to read our-make-up policy.
Adult Swim Classes (ages 18+)
Whether you never got an opportunity to learn how to swim or you want to advance your skills, you’re never too old to learn. We offer Adult Classes to suit your needs.
Adult Classes (45 min)
Level 1: Adults Introduction to Aquatic Skills (18 yrs+)
Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. This class is designed to start you off at the basics, taking small steps to overcome big challenges. Basic skills, such as face submersion, back floating, basic kicks, and arm movements are taught at a pace that suits older, less experienced swimmers. Our Red Cross certified instructors take the time to overcome your fears and work diligently to create comfort in the water.
Level 2: Adults Stroke Development (18 yrs+)
Builds on the skills in Level 1 through additional guided practice in deeper waters. The Intermediate course is designed for the adult who knows the basics of swimming but wants to improve their stroke and techniques. The class progresses at the pace of the swimmers and is done in a way that builds not only the ability but comfort in the water.
Level 3: Adults Stroke Refinement (18 yrs+)
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. This class is for Adults who have finished the Adult Stroke Development class. The main focus of the lessons will be on continuing to build & improve the newer stroke techniques and distance swim.
Swim Club (10-18 yrs)
Participants must complete Level 6 or have swim team ambition. All strokes are mastered and focus on competitive swimming. Students must know Front Crawl, Back Stroke, Breast Stroke, Butterfly, Flip Turns, and Open Turns and Diving. Students are expected to come in 3 times a week for swim practice. This Club is to help those students who wish to join a high school swim team or for competitive reasons.
Community: $500/person, plus $20 insurance
American Red Cross Certification Class
This 5-day course taught by a Red Cross Lifeguard trainer provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
This is a great opportunity to prepare young adults for summer or all-year-round aquatics-related employment.
- Minimum age: 16 years of age by the end of the course.
- Swim distance using front crawl (freestyle) 100 yards, backstroke 50 yards, breaststroke 50 yards & sidestroke 50 yards without resting.
- Feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick and bring it to the surface.
- Tread water without using arms for 2 minutes.
- Attend and participate in all class sessions.
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
- Pass both the Section 1-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2-Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.
- If a participant fails to pass the prerequisite, $60 will be deducted from the payment and the balance will be refunded.
- $35 administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations prior to first class.
- Refund Policy: No refunds will be given if the participant fails to attend all the classes or chooses to withdraw from a class once the classes have started.
CPR/AED/First Aid Course
Get CPR/AED-certified – and learn how to help when it’s needed most. We offer CPR/AED/First Aid certification classes that can help you save a life when every moment counts.
You may not realize it, but the response time for first responders after 911 is called averages 8-12 minutes, and during sudden cardiac arrest, each minute that defibrillation is delayed, reduces someone’s chances of survival by approximately 10%.
Stay tuned for the next Holiday program!