Upper West Side Swimming Lessons


Our Mission

Swimming skills and abilities are life-saving habits that we believe all children should learn. At SwimJim’s Upper West Side swimming pool facility, 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.

Diving In

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 in the Upper West of New York. 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:

  • 30 Minute Group Lesson- $48.00
  • 1 Hour Group Lesson- $65
  • 30 Minute Semi-Private Lesson- $88
  • 30 Minute Private Lesson- $135

There is a standard $35 registration fee that will be charged once every calendar year, per student. 


If you have two swimming 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:

  • Quarter One- January to March
  • Quarter Two- April to June
  • Quarter Three- July to September
  • Quarter Four- October to December


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

808 Columbus
New York, NY

Phone: 212-749-7335

B or C train to 86th
1, 2, 3 train to 86th

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

Facility features:
• Water consistently kept at a comforting 86-88 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
Wednesday 2:30-6:00
Thursday 2:30-6:00
Friday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Saturday 9:00-12:00
Sunday 9:00-12:00

Click to Sign Up for a Swimming Lesson at our Upper West Side NY Location

Age groups: ages 2 months and older

Average Water Temp: 86-88 degrees

Holiday & Closure Schedule:

Memorial Day–Monday, May 27th, 2019
4th of July–Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Labor Day–Monday, September 2nd, 2019
Thanksgiving–Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th, 2019. Classes will resume Saturday, November 30th.
Winter Holiday– Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 through Friday, January 4th, 2019

Your classes will be prorated accordingly for all holiday closures.

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Other New York SwimJim Locations:

Upper West Side (666 West End Ave)

Midtown West (Skyline Hotel)

Upper East Side (Yorkshire Towers)