At SwimJim, we take a careful and focused approach to swimming lessons. We believe that these skills and abilities lead to life-saving habits for your children. Our students build confidence in the water, so they can be safe and have fun.
Each of our classes has a low instructor-to-student ratio, so every child receives the attention they need. Our beginner and infant/toddler swimming lessons focus on developing effective habits and techniques in the water that don’t often come naturally to children, including the back float, breath control, and how to manage a water emergency. Our method will help them gain these abilities at their own pace, all while having fun as they learn. Children will feel more comfortable learning each new technique, as they understand their movement in the water and their own buoyancy.
After those first important skills are mastered, we then move on to more advanced skills such as perfecting breathing, arm movements, stroke timing, and head rotation for all competitive strokes. Our goal is to provide foundational knowledge and skills that will stay with your child for the rest of their lives.
If you feel that your child needs a smaller class setting, or extra one-on-one attention, we also semi-private and private swimming lessons.
There is a standard $35 registration fee that will be charged once every calendar year, per student. Our pricing is then based off of the number of lessons there are in the month, per child.
If you have two lessons in one week, we offer a 30% discount on the second lesson. Additionally, if you register and pay for 3 months in advance, we offer 5% off your tuition plus 1 FREE Splash-In. The quarter packages fall on the following time frame:
Billing occurs on the first of every month. Any current client can call the day of to book an additional Splash-In lesson for $19 for a 30 minute group lesson. Each student is permitted two Splash-Ins every month. If you wish to discontinue lessons, please give us written notice prior to the first of the preceding month. For more information on billing, click here.
Address: 725 10th Avenue, btwn 49th & 50th Streets @ Skyline Hotel
C train to 50th street
1 train to 50th Street
B train to 7th Ave
N Q R to 49th Street
M11, M50 bus to 49th street and 10th Ave.
Entering the facility: Take the back elevator to the PH floor
Seating: Seating for families and care givers is located in the tables and chairs to the left of the pool
Facility specific rules: Please note that all rules are strictly enforced by the SwimJim Team and Skyline staff.
• Must bring your own towel
• No Eating or Drinking on the pool deck or in the changing rooms/restrooms
• No one over 6 years of age may enter opposite-sex locker rooms, including parents and caregivers.
• Water consistently kept at a comforting 90 degrees during the winter months
Age groups: The pool is suited for 6 months to adults
Average Water Temp: 86-90 degrees
Holiday & Closure Schedule:
Memorial Day–Monday, May 25th, 2015
4th of July–Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Labor Day–Monday, September 7th, 2015
Thanksgiving–Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, 2015. Classes will resume Saturday, November 28th.
Winter Holiday– Closed Monday December 21st, 2015 to Sunday, January 3rd, 2016. Classes will resume Monday, January 4th.
Your classes will be prorated accordingly for all holiday closures.
Our exclusive aquatic education program was written by The Underwater Schoolhouse. The Underwater Schoolhouse Program was developed with passion and research by Olympic Gold Medalist Catherine Fox and Jim Spiers.
We believe that swimming is a fun and healthy life-saving skill all children should learn. We think children and adults learn swimming skills best in a friendly, loving environment where they feel safe and at-ease.
Phone: (212) 749-7335
Fax: (212) 749-6649
Phone: (713) 784-1777
Fax: (713) 490-0521