SimJim Upper West Side | West End Ave

SwimJim’s Mission

We believe that every child should know how to swim, and that’s why we provide swimming lessons to children of all skill levels. Our focus for all children is helping them learn water safety and providing life-saving habits. We help swimmers become more aware of their movements in the water, as well as their own buoyancy.

Our Lessons

At SwimJim, we take a careful and focused approach to swimming lessons. We help our students build confidence in the water so they can be safe and have fun, all on their own pace. We make sure each class has a low student-to-instructor ratio, so every child gets the amount of attention they need. Our beginner and infant/toddler swimming lesson students focus on developing effective habits and techniques in the water, including the back float, breath control, and how to react in a water emergency.

As our students progress, they move on to foundational knowledge and skills, including breathing, arm movements, stroke timing, head rotation, and wall turns for all competitive strokes. Our goal is to provide our students with skills and abilities that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. If you feel that your child might need extra one on one attention, or that he/she would perform better in a smaller class setting, we also offer semi-private and private swimming lessons.

SwimJim Pricing, Discounts and Billing


Each student has a standard $35 registration fee charged once every calendar year. The pricing is based off the number of lessons given each month, per child. Our class pricing is included:

2019 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


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:

  • 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.

We are excited for the opportunity to work with your child to help them develop important, life-saving skills. Call us today to discuss which class option is best for you.

Address: 666 West End Ave & 92nd Street

1, 2, 3 train to 86th street

Entering the facility:
Enter through the lobby. Take the first stairwell on the right down to the basement.

Seating: Seating for families and care givers is located on the benches around 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 Windermere 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 88 degrees during the winter months
• Pool deck kept warm for the comfort of the children getting out of the water

Monday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Tuesday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Thursday 2:30-6:00
Friday 10:00-12:00 & 2:30-6:00
Saturday 9:00-12:30
Sunday 9:00-1:00

Click to Sign Up for a Class at this Location

Age groups: Infant, Baby & Learn to Swim levels only will be taught at this location. Which are the Swim N Splash through the Swimmers levels.
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.

Other New York SwimJim Locations:

Upper West Side (808 Columbus Ave) 

Midtown West (Skyline Hotel)

Upper East Side (Yorkshire Towers)