Imagine Swimming lessons are tailored to fit your child's individual needs. Regardless of age or ability, we strive to find the right class that best facilitates safe fun and joyful, natural learning.
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At Imagine, you will not find rigid levels and checklist teaching, but rather lessons that are constantly adapted and structured around the fluid development of every young swimmer. We strive for 40 "active" minutes. In too many programs, children are sitting on the sidelines for large portions of lessons, regardless of the activity.
The "Classic" Imagine class has a 1:4 teacher/student ratio. We believe this class size provides the highest quality atmosphere for both skill development and social interaction. At Imagine, there are never more than four children in a group class.
$48 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.
Parent & Me
Imagine's Parent & Me program begins at 4-months and continues until children turn three. Within this time period, parents are present in the water, guiding children into the aquatic world. Teaching basic water comfort and instinctual safety forms the core of these early lessons. Our Parent & Me classes are also musically-themed, as we introduce the rhythm and timing of basic movements in the water. These lessons take place at our TriBeCa Flagship pool (4 months - 36 months).
Like our regular lessons, these classes are $48 per class.
For infants ages 8 weeks to 4 months, we offer Baby Splash classes, tuition free. This program is designed to orient parents and infants to the water together, in a soothing, low-pressure environment.
Early, consistent exposure to the water can significantly speed up a little swimmer's learning curve. Studies show that early infant swimming lessons offer many other benefits as well, including accelerated brain development, early socialization, and improved motor coordination.
$25 (paid at time of registration)
$20, includes one swim diaper, one Happy Nappy diaper cover, and a copy of the book Baby Swim, A Lifelong Adventure.
Imagine's 'Intensive Lessons' are 60-minute classes offered on holidays and school breaks, making them an excellent opportunity to keep your child active on days off from school. Similar to our regular lessons, but super-sized to an hour, our goal is to enhance every swimmers' comfort and ability in the water while also offering unique challenges, such as 'a clothed swim', meant to simulate scenarios where a child falls into the water while dressed.
Once younger, less experienced children gain the trust and confidence to work with our instructors, more technical skills are introduced, with a focus on breath control, body position, and propulsion in the water. For children who already have a solid swimming foundation, technique and endurance is also a theme of intensive classes.
Public School Recess Intensives - Week of February 18th.
Where: Bowling Green location at Léman Prep at 25 Greenwich St. & TriBeCa Flagship at 40 Harrison St. in downtown Manhattan.
When: Monday, February 18th - Friday, February 22nd at TriBeCa Flagship. Tuesday, February 19th - Friday, February 22nd at Bowling Green.
Duration: One-hour lessons held at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am at Bowling Green. TriBeCa Flagship lessons will be held at 9:20am, 10:20am, and 11:20am.
Who: Less experienced children ages 3 - 6 at TriBeCa Flagship. Children ages 3+ of all ability levels at Bowling Green.
Class Ratio: 1:4
Rates: $370 per child at TriBeCa Flagship (5 day session). $296 per child at Bowling Green (4 day session).
The SQUAD program is geared toward swimmers ages 10-18 interested in practicing a few days a week, but who may not be interested in the full immersion of being on the swim team. The goal of the SQUAD program is to continue refining strokes, increasing endurance, and on general fitness in the water - in a fun pressure-free setting that is not focused on the destination of swim meets and racing.
SQUAD is coached by Makos coaches! The minimum attendance is one practice a week of the 4 practices offered.
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In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle, developing a love of the water is therapeutic, and evokes a sense of calm. Swimming is also a great way to achieve a full-body workout while reducing any physical stress on your bones, joints and muscles. Enjoyment of the water is a must for swimmers of all ages and body types, and particularly beneficial for people with arthritis.
Imagine's adult swim lessons are customized, 45min private or semi-private weekly classes, structured around your specific needs - whether it's getting over fundamental fears of the water or fine-tuning your strokes for competition.
Classes are $135 per private session or $75 for semi-private instruction.
Please tell us a bit more about yourself by taking a brief moment to fill out our Pre-Class Questionnaire.
Weekend Family Swim hours are limited to families currently enrolled in Imagine Swimming lessons, as well as Independence Plaza residents.
Children & families enrolled in lessons swim for free.
Independence Plaza Residents, $20 per visit, or $84 per month for unlimited Lap & Family Swim membership.
Family Swim - Available Saturday - Sunday: 6:30P.M.-9:30P.M. *Last entry 8:30P.M.
Lap Swim - Available Monday - Friday: 12:30P.M.-2:30P.M. and 6:30-8:30P.M. Saturday - Sunday: 7:30A.M.-8:30A.M.
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