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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 has a 1:4, 1:2 & 1:1 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.

** Please note, beginning September 7th our lessons will now be 30 minutes long.


Regular Class: $50 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.

Semi-Private: $100 per class. All scheduled lessons billed monthly.

Private: $200 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).

Weekly Tuition

Like our regular lessons, these classes are $50 per class.


$50 (paid after trial upgrade). Billed annually.

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.


Where: TriBeCa Flagship & Bedford Union Armory pools.

Duration: One hour lessons held daily at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am.

Who: Swimmers age 3 and up of all abilities.

When: Upcoming single day sessions will be held on the following dates:

Friday, November 26th.

Tuition: $77 per class, per child.


Imagine Skateboarding is Imagine's Swimming's new venture that unites the passions of many of our staff and swimmers alike.  From diving in to dropping in, from city pools full of water or completely empty, swimming and skating are sports full of similar creative expression -- and also activities where safety must come first.

"Safe Fun" has always been a core Imagine philosophy. We can't wait to bring that mindset to the skateparks and sidewalks of the city, as we teach interested children the fundamentals of the sport, with a focus on safety; the unwritten rules; and the rich history of skating in our city.

This program is currently offered at the Pier 25 Skatepark in TriBeCa on Monday and Wednesday afternoons in addition to the Riverside Skatepark on the Upper West Side on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Much like Imagine Swimming's lessons, skate sessions are composed of small groups with no more than three children per instructor.

A big focus early on in your children's lessons will be to think before skating, or 'skating mental' in addition to basic balance and board manipulation, and how to safely negotiate the skatepark.  Once your new skater becomes more comfortable with basic techniques, we will introduce new skills.

We look forward to skating New York City with your children!


Monday: 11:00am - 6:00pm at TriBeCa Skatepark
Tuesday: 11:00am -6:30pm at UWS-Riverside Skatepark
Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm at TriBeCa Skatepark
Thursday: 11:00am - 6:00pm at UWS-Riverside Skatepark

Email for more information or to sign up & visit to purchase our limited time Imagine Skateboarding Deck!

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.

Children & families enrolled in lessons swim at no cost.  

Independence Plaza Residents, $22 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: 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. 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 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


Effective Monday, November 2nd, reservations will be required for all weekday lap hours. Swimmers can reserve 30 minutes each morning, and 30 minutes each evening. If no one is waiting to swim, they 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, please email with as much notice as possible, so that we may release the spot to other swimmers.


Must be 15 years old or older

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.

Membership Fees

Regular Rate: $124 per month, per adult swimmer.
Resident Rate: $87 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:  $93 per month per adult swimmer.
Drop-In Rate : Regular Rate: $30 per person per swim. 752 West End ave Resident $21 per person per swim. Senior rate: $22 per person per swim

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