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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 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.


$49 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).

Weekly Tuition

Like our regular lessons, these classes are $49 per class.

Baby Splash

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)


$21, includes one swim diaper, and one Happy Nappy diaper cover.

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 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.

Spring 2020 Holiday Intensive Sessions

Where: TriBeCa Flagship & Bowling Green facilities in downtown Manhattan.

Duration: One-hour lessons will be held at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am at Bowling Green.

TriBeCa Flagship sessions will begin at 9:20am, 10:20am, 11:20am, 12:20pm, and 1:20pm.

Who: Swimmers age 3 and up of all abilities at Bowling Green.

Less experienced swimmers ages 3 to 6 at TriBeCa Flagship.

Class Ratio: 1:4

When: Each session will run as follows:

March 16th-March 20th - TriBeCa Flagship (Five day session only.)
March 23rd-March 27th - TriBeCa Flagship (Five day session only.)
March 23rd-March 27th - Bowling Green (Five day session only.)
April 10th & April 13th - Bowling Green (Single day sessions).
April 13th-April 17th - TriBeCa Flagship (Five day session only).

Tuition: $375 for one child in a five-day session.  $350 for each child thereafter. $75 for one child in a single day session.  $72 for each child thereafter.

Summer 2020 Intensive Sessions

Where: Bowling Green location at Léman Prep at 25 Greenwich St. & TriBeCa Flagship at 40 Harrison St. in downtown Manhattan.

When: These sessions will be held Monday - Friday during the following weeks:

June 15th (Bowling Green only) July 27th
June 22nd (Bowling Green only) August 3th
June 29th August 10th
July 6th August 17th
July 13th August 24th
July 20th  

These hour long classes will be held at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 1:00pm each day of the week.

Who: Less experienced children ages 3 - 6 at TriBeCa Flagship. Children ages 3+ of all ability levels at Bowling Green.

Class Ratio: No more than four children per instructor who are all grouped by age/experience.

Rates: Five Day Week - $375 for one child | $355 for each child thereafter.

Summer Aquatics Camp

Imagine Swimming's Aquatics Camp shares the joy of swimming with every child. Stroke technique is refined, friendships are forged, and the underwater world is explored!


Summer Aquatics Camp - Week to be determined.

Where: Bowling Green location at 25 Greenwich St. in downtown Manhattan.

When: Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st.

Duration: This half-day camp will run from 9:00am-12:30pm each day.

Who: Children age 6 and up who have a foundation in the four strokes and are able to swim consecutive lengths of a 25-meter pool.

Class Ratio: There will be no more than 8 students per instructor.

Tuition: $820 for one child.  10% discount for every child after the initial child is enrolled.  The initial child's tuition remains $820.

*A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total camp tuition is due upon enrollment.*

Summer Clinics

Our summer clinics strive to provide an education in specialized disciplines within the swimming world while promoting a team-like atmosphere. Opportunities are endless once a child is able to swim and the clinics detailed below provide swimmers the opportunity to pursue alternative aquatic activities.


Competitive Swim Clinic

Where: TriBeCa BMCC at 77 Harrison St.

When: TBD

Click here for more information.

Synchronized Swimming Clinic

Where: TriBeCa BMCC at 77 Harrison St.

When: TBD

Click here for more information.


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.

If you are interested, then please reach out to for more information

The practice schedule can be found below.

Monday: 8:00pm - 9:00pm at Bowling Green
Tuesday: 6:30pm -7:30pm at Crown Heights
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm at BMCC
Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm at Bowling Green

Adult Swimming

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 $95 for semi-private instruction.

Please tell us a bit more about yourself by taking a brief moment to fill out our Pre-Class Questionnaire.

Underwater Photography

We are pleased to announce a collaboration between Imagine Swimming and award winning underwater photographer Giordano Cipriani, to forever capture magical moments of your child in the water!

Born in Rome, Giordano started following in the footsteps of his father, a professional underwater photographer and Champion of the World of Underwater Photography. After becoming respected in his own right as an underwater photographer, Giordano moved on to the land and began working as a travel and reportage photographer. Giordano continues to work within different photographic contexts, from travel and reportage in some of the worlds furthest corners to fashion and fine art, and continuing to experiment and make underwater personal work. Thanks to his skill in photography has won many national and international awards and has exhibited around the world, from Los Angeles to Tokyo and was expose at the “Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History” (Washington DC). He won, also, the prestigious “Plongeur d’Or” at the Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine.

In Italy, Giordano found inspiration in underwater baby photography with his magical, playful portraits of children under water.  
Please see some examples of Giordano's photography

Book an underwater photography session with Giordano today!


Location: Imagine Swimming Tribeca Flagship, 40 Harrison Street
Times: TBD
Date: May 2020


  • 3 Digital images in web/screen resolution (2000x1333@72bpi) @ $300
  • Additional images are $50 per image
  • Retouching of chosen images included in pricing
  • These images are WEB resolution.  Printed or enlarged versions pricing can be found under Additional Services
  • Participants must sign a Model Release allowing the use of photographs for promotional purposes; this requirement will be waived for a fee of $150 if you do not want to sign the model release.
  • One parent must be available to be in the water to help with the child if necessary; however, does not need to be in the photo.
  • Two backgrounds available: black background & natural water background to be chosen before the shoot.
  • The photoshoot will take around 30 minutes


Email annabel@imagineswimming. com with your preferred date and background color. We will contact you to confirm your appointment time.


This summer, in July & August, we are pleased to introduce Imagine lessons in the Hamptons.

- Imagine's base of operations will be in Southampton, where we have rented a house for a group of our most-trusted teachers. From there, each day they will travel in groups to various private pools - extending from Montauk to Southampton, and all communities in between.

- Daily classes will be booked at four times: 10am, 12pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm. Multi-session 'aqua-playdates' may be arranged to cover 2-hr+ bookings.

- Due to high demand, we will be prioritizing small group classes in one location -- be it groups of friends or siblings.

- Private lessons will also be available, however, at all times Imagine will have a minimum of two staff members at any given location.

- Training and stroke enhancement classes - at both pools large enough to accommodate competitive swimming and also 'open water' swims on the bayside.

- Health & safety remains our highest priority. COVID protocols will be in place; teachers will be tested regularly; policies & waivers will be updated; and we will be following New York State guidelines in terms of reopening and new procedures.

Family 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.  

Children & families enrolled in lessons swim at no cost.  

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.


Family Swim & Lap Swim at the Upper West Side Flagship

Lap Swim Hours

Monday - Friday, 6:00AM - 8:00AM, 8:00PM - 10:00PM (last entry by 9:15 PM)
Saturdays, Sundays 7:00AM - 8:00AM


Must be 15 years old or older

Family Swim (for families with children under 15)

Saturdays, Sundays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (last entry by 8:30 PM)
Children swim free with a paying adult.
All swimmers must check in by 9:15 PM Monday - Friday for lap swim.
All swimmers must check in by 8:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays for family swim.

Membership Fees

Regular Rate: $120 per month, per adult swimmer.
Resident Rate: $84 per month per adult swimmer. (Must be a full-time resident of 752 West End Avenue. Residency must be confirmed by building management)
Senior Rate:  $84 per month per adult swimmer.
Drop-In Rate : Regular Rate: $29 per person per swim. Resident & Senior rate: $20 per person per swim
**Former West End Health & Fitness Member Rate (available through March 2020 only): $84 per month per swimmer, $20 per drop-in. Must have been a current member of West End Health & Fitness as of closing day in August, 2019. Membership must be confirmed by former WEHF management.**

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