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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.


Regular Class: $55 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.

Semi-Private: $110/class, per child. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.

Private: $220 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.


$50 (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.

Weekly Tuition

Like our regular lessons, these classes are $55 per class.


$50 (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.



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.


Where: Our TriBeCa and Upper West Side Flagship facilities & Armory pool in Crown Heights.  

When: All sessions are Monday-Friday, unless otherwise noted:

Spring 2023 Intensive Lessons

May 29th (Monday only)

Summer 2023 Intensive Lessons

June 12th - June 16th
June 19th - June 23rd
June 26th - June 30th
July 5th - July 7th (Wednesday - Friday only)
July 10th - July 14th
July 17th - July 21st
July 24th - July 28th
July 31st - August 4th
August 7th - August 11th
August 14th - August 18th
August 21st - August 25th
August 28th - September 1st

Class times are as follows:

12:00-1:00pm (TriBeCa & Crown Heights this 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.

Tuition: $467 per child for all Monday-Friday sessions.

$99 per child for May 29th.
$297 per child for the three day session from July 5th - July 7th.


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.

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.


Regular group lessons (4 swimmers per instructor): $55/class.
Semi-private lessons: $110/class.
Private lessons: $220/class.

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: 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.  *Last entry 8:30 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


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)

Children & families enrolled in lessons swim at no cost.
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.

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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