Swim Classes for the Kids on LI

Many parents register their kids in swim classes during the summer months, but pull them out when the weather turns cold. During this long gap between seasons, kids may forget their swim techniques. An increasing number of parents are enrolling their children into swim classes year round and for good reason. According to the CDC, “Drowning is a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4.” Our guide lists facilities offering winter swim programs in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Prices vary depending on the class. Call to inquire about rates as many offer discounts for multiple sessions.

Alyssa’s Aquatics
Private lessons in your own indoor or outdoor pool! Founder Alyssa Klepper is an American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor, and she or any of her swim instructors will travel to residences in the Eastern Long Island/Hamptons area. Classes include Parent-Child-Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches. For lessons requiring extra travel time, a service fee of $20 may be applied.
Ages:
All ages
When:
Weekdays and weekends, call for appointments
Where:
Eastern Long Island/Hamptons – P.O. BOX 960, Remsenburg, NY 11960
Contact Info:
631-332-6693
www.alyssasaquatics.yolasite.com

Long Island Swim School
The Long Island Swim School provides group swimming lessons kids. Tot classes start at age 2 in a 1:3 student/teacher ratio (parents do not swim with their children). According to the school, its teaches “real” swimming strokes as opposed to underwater swimming and dog paddling which may develop a false sense of security and interfere with the learning of proper techniques.
Ages:
2-10 years
When:
Weekdays and weekends, visit website for class schedules
Where:
750 F. Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Contact Info:
516-378-8467
www.longislandswimming.com

Mid Island Y JCC
The Mid Island Y Jewish Community Center offers private, semi-private, and group lessons for all ages of children. Infant classes require the participation of a parent/caregiver.
Ages: 6 months+
When:
Weekdays and weekends, visit website for class schedules
Where:
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Contact Info: 516-822-3535
www.miyjcc.org

Sid Jacobson JCC
The Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center features the Lemelman Family Pool, a center which includes a six-lane 25-yard lap pool, kiddie pool, and whirlpool. Infant classes require the participation of a parent/caregiver, and children ages 6-18 months must wear a swim diaper.
Ages:
6 months+
When:
Weekdays and weekends, visit website for class schedules
Where:
300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548
Contact Info:
516-484-1545
www.sjjcc.org

Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim
includes 10 facilities throughout Long Island. The center offers individual lessons, semi-private, group, and mommy and me classes. Discounts are offered when registering for multiple sessions. Infants and toddlers must wear a swim diaper.
Ages:
2 months+
When:
Weekdays and weekends, visit website for class schedules
Where:
Bellmore, Bohemia, Commack, Coram, Deer Park, East Meadow, Oceanside, Riverhead, Smithtown, Westbury
Contact Info:
Visit website for each facility’s phone number
www.saf-t-swim.com

Check out our recent review: http://longisland.mamasnetwork.com/2011/05/guide-to-kids-classes-safe-t-swim/

Swimamerica
Students at Swimamerica advance at their own pace from water adaptation to advanced swimming skills. Participants practice “Roll Over, Float, and Yell For Help! drills” at each lesson. Parent/Tot classes available.
Ages:
4 months+
When:
Weekdays and weekends, visit website for class schedules
Where:
New World Gym (formerly Amritraj Health Club) 225 Howells Rd., Bay Shore, NY 11706
Contact Info:
631-666-7164
www.swima.org

YMCA
The YMCA offers six locations with swimming pools. Infant classes require the participation of a parent/caregiver. The center also offers adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs. Children between the ages of 6 months–3 years must wear a swim diaper.
Ages:
6 months+
When:
Weekdays and weekends, visit website for class schedules
Where:
Brookhaven-Roe, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Great South Bay, Huntington, Patchogue
Contact Info:
Visit website for each facility’s phone number

http://www.ymcali.org

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