Swimming skills and abilities are life-saving habits that we believe all children should learn. At SwimJim, we take a careful and focused approach to swimming lessons, allowing our students to build confidence in the water so they can be safe and have fun.
Our curriculum and methods help our students gain abilities and feel more comfortable learning new techniques, all on their own pace and while having fun. Each class has a low student-to-instructor ratio, so your child will get the attention they need. Our beginner level and infant/toddler swimming lessons focus on developing effective habits and techniques in the water, such as the back float, breath control, and how to react in a water emergency.
Once those first skills are mastered, our students move on to develop foundational knowledge and skills for all competitive strokes, including breathing, arm movements, stroke timing, and head rotation. Our goal is to provide our students with abilities that stay with them for the rest of their lives.
We also offer semi-private and private swimming lessons, if you feel that your child would perform better in a smaller class setting, or needs extra one-on-one attention.
Our pricing is based off of the number of lessons are given each month, per child.
Recurring Monthly Auto-Debit Program Pricing:
There is a standard $35 registration fee that will be charged once every calendar year, per student. Any current client can call the day of to book an additional Splash-In lesson for $19 for a 30 minute group class. Each student is permitted two Splash-Ins every month.
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. 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.
At SwimJim, we work hard to provide our students with a positive water experience so they can enjoy swimming for the rest of their lives. Call us today to get registered!
Swimjim Swimming Lessons – Upper West Side
B or C train to 96th
1, 2, 3 train to 96th
Entering the facility:
808 Columbus Ave between 98th and 99th street. Walk through the breezeway on Columbus Ave between the 808 Columbus residential building and the Whole Foods. Take a left at the end of the breezeway and walk down to door D (the double doors). The pool is on the 3rd floor.
Seating: Seating for families and care givers is located in the tables and chairs at the end of the pool. We ask that parents stay in the designated seating area and respect the common areas for residents’ use.
Facility specific rules: Please note that all rules are strictly enforced by the SwimJim Team and 808 Columbus staff.
• Must bring your own towel
• No eating or drinking on the pool deck or in the changing rooms/restrooms
• No one over the age of 6 years may enter opposite sex locker rooms, including parents and caregivers
• Changing tents on the pool deck provide additional accommodations for family changing
• Strollers are not permitted on deck
• On-deck shower is for rinsing only. Please do not shampoo, shave or other grooming in deck showers
• Water consistently kept at a comforting 88 degrees during the winter months
• Pool deck kept warm for the comfort of the children getting out of the water
• Saline system that keeps the pool cleaner and healthier than any standard chlorine-based facility
Monday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Tuesday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Friday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Age groups: ages 2 months and older
Average Water Temp: 86-88 degrees
Holiday & Closure Schedule:
Memorial Day–Monday, May 29th, 2017
4th of July–Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Labor Day–Monday, September 4th, 2017
Thanksgiving–Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th, 2017. Classes will resume Saturday, November 25th.
Winter Holiday– TBD
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