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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.

Click on the list below to find out more about our programs.

Our Lessons

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 30 "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, for children 3 years and older, has a 1:4, 1:2 or 1:1 teacher/student ratio. We believe this class size provides the highest quality atmosphere for both skill development and social interaction. Scroll down to learn about Parent & me lessons for children under 3.

*All trials are taken in a class that you plan on keeping on a weekly basis. Drop-in lessons can be scheduled by emailing


Regular Class: $59 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.

Semi-Private: $118/class, per child. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.

Private: $236 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.


$59 (paid after trial upgrade). Billed annually.

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 Flagship pools (4 months - 36 months), and may include up to 6 children.

*All trials are taken in a class that you plan on keeping on a weekly basis. Drop-in lessons can be scheduled by emailing

Weekly Tuition

Like our regular lessons, these classes are $59 per class.


$59 (paid after trial upgrade). Billed annually.

Baby Splash

For infants ages 8 weeks to 4 months, we offer Baby Splash classes. 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.

*All trials are taken in a class that you plan on keeping on a weekly basis. Drop-in lessons can be scheduled by emailing



Intensive Lessons

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.

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.


Spring 2024 Intensive Lessons

  • Monday, March 18th-Friday, March 22nd (TriBeCa, Léman Prep, UWS, and Crown Heights)
  • Monday, March 25th-Friday, March 29th (TriBeCa, Léman Prep, UWS, and Crown Heights)
  • Monday, April 1st (TriBeCa, Léman Prep, UWS, and Crown Heights)
  • Wednesday, April 10th (TriBeCa, Léman Prep, UWS, and Crown Heights)
  • Monday, April 22nd-Friday, April 26th (TriBeCa, UWS, and Crown Heights)
  • Monday, April 29th & Tuesday, April 30th (TriBeCa, UWS, and Crown Heights)
  • Monday, May 27th (TriBeCa, UWS, and Crown Heights)

Summer 2024 Intensive Lessons

  • Monday, June 17th-Friday, June 21st
  • Monday, June 24th-Friday, June 28th
  • Monday, July 1st-Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Monday, July 8th-Friday, July 11th
  • Monday, July 15th-Friday, July 19th
  • Monday, July 22nd-Friday, July 26th
  • Monday, July 29th-Friday, August 2nd
  • Monday, August 5th-Friday, August 9th
  • Monday, August 12th-Friday, August 15th
  • Monday, August 19th-Friday, August 23rd
  • Monday, August 26th-Friday, August 30th

Our summer intensives will be held at our TriBeCa, Upper West Side, and Crown Heights flagships only.

Class times are as follows:

12:00pm-1:00pm (TriBeCa in the summer only)

Who: Ages 3 and up of all abilities are welcome at each pool. Classes are grouped by age/experience with no more than four children per instructor.


  • $500 per child for all Monday-Friday sessions.
  • $106 per lesson for all single day offerings on February 19th, April 1st, April 10th, and May 27th.
  • $212 per child for the two day offering on April 29th & 30th.
  • $336 per child for the three day offering from July 1st-3rd.


Imagine's SQUAD program is geared towards swimmers between the ages of 10-17 who are interested in working out a few days a week but not prepared to commit to the full immersion of club swimming with our Manhattan Makos team. The goal of the SQUAD program will be to continue refining strokes, build endurance, and general fitness in the water, in a fun, pressure-free setting that is not focused on the destination of swim meets and racing.


Tuesday: 5:30-6:30pm at TriBeCa BMCC
Thursday: 5:30-6:30pm at TriBeCa BMCC
Friday: 5:30-6:30pm at TriBeCa BMCC


SQUAD members may attend as many practices as they'd like, however, the minimal requirement is one workout per week.


The membership fee for this program is $330/month. ($354/month as of Sept)

Adult Swimming

Imagine's adult swim lessons are 30-minute group, 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.

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.

*All trials are taken in a class that you plan on keeping on a weekly basis. Drop-in lessons can be scheduled by emailing


Regular group lessons (4 swimmers per instructor): $59/class. ($59/class as of Sept. 5th)
Semi-private lessons: $110/class. ($118/class as of Sept. 5th)
Private lessons: $220/class. ($236/class as of Sept. 5th)

Please note that at this time, we are only able to offer group lessons for adults at the Armory pool in Crown Heights.

Family Swim & Lap Swim at the Tribeca Flagship

Weekend Family Swim hours are limited to families currently enrolled in Imagine Swimming lessons, as well as Independence Plaza residents.

Family swim is free for enrolled students, their parents or guardians, and siblings only. Extended family members must pay for entry.

Independence Plaza Residents, $21 per visit, or $87 per month for unlimited Lap & Family Swim membership.

Family Swim - Available Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.  *Last entry 7:30 P.M.

Lap Swim - Available Monday - Friday: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 7:00-9:00 P.M. (Last entry 8:15 P.M) Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Family Swim & Lap Swim at the Upper West Side Flagship

Lap Swimming is a great way to work out, heal from injuries, or relax before or after a long day at work. Our pool is a perfect temperature for swimming year-round and our reservation system ensures that there is plenty of space to swim.

Family swim is free for enrolled students, their parents or guardians, and siblings only. Extended family members must pay for entry.

Lap Swim Hours
Monday - Friday, 6:30AM - 9:00AM (last entry by 8:45 AM), 6:45PM - 8:15PM (last entry by 8:00 PM)
Saturdays, Sundays 7:00AM - 8:00AM

*Extended weekday times: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM*
*These will not be available during school breaks, when we hold Intensive Swim Camps. Please see dates here or scroll up on this page.


Advanced reservations are available for the weekday lap swim sessions but are not required. Swimmers can reserve 30 minutes each morning, and 30 minutes each evening. If no one is waiting to swim, you are welcome to swim longer, up until the end of each session.

You can make reservations up to one week in advance. 'Last entry' times will be 15 minutes before the end of each session; in other words, you must book a reservation and arrive at the pool no later than 8:45 AM weekday mornings, and 8:00 PM weekday evenings. We ask that swimmers arrive no more than 5 minutes before their reservations, and leave within 5 minutes after completing their swim.

Please be courteous to your fellow swimmers by only reserving times you are very likely to attend. In the event you need to cancel a reservation, you may do so in your Parent Portal up to 1 hour ahead of your reservation. This opens the spot for other lap swimmers.


Must be 15 years old or older
Memberships are for individual persons only. Additional family members can create separate profiles on the same account or create their own individual accounts but must purchase memberships separately.

Membership Rates

Regular Rate: $124/month.
Senior Rate: $93/month. (65+).
Resident Rate: $87/month. (Must be a full-time resident of 752 West End Avenue. Residency must be confirmed by building management).

All memberships are subject to a $50 enrollment fee. (This is not an annual fee.) Memberships can be discontinued at any time during the current billing period. Re-enrollment will incur an additional enrollment fee.

Drop-In Rates

Regular Rate: $25/swim.
Senior rate: $18.75/swim.
Resident: $17.50/swim.

Family Swim (for families with children under 15)


Families enrolled in lessons - No fee
Adults - $20 per visit*
Children 3 years and older - $5 per visit
Children under 3 years old - Complimentary

*Each adult may have up to two children in the pool with them at one time.

Imagine Swimming Code of Conduct

  • Speak in respectful tones, refrain from the use of vulgar or derogatory language, and dress appropriately.
  • Resolve conflicts in a respectful, honest, and caring manner. Threats, threatening gestures, and physical or verbal abuse are prohibited.
  • Contact of a sexual nature is prohibited on Imagine Swimming premises.
  • Respect the property of others. Do not engage in theft or destruction.
  • The use, sale, dispensing, or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or the unsanctioned use of alcohol or marijuana on Imagine Swimming premises, is prohibited.
  • Please adhere to all New York City COVID-19 mandates. Stay home if you are sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

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