Swim Classes and Lessons

We offer 45 minutes swim classes designed to stimulate interest and motivate students to advance to the next section.

The Red Cross has established swimming lessons for kids and adults that allow everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, at their own pace. The Learn-to-Swim Program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving participants the opportunity to master one element before advancing on to the next, our swim classes make it easy to build confidence in the water. There are five levels in this program that offer a wide variety of activities. Skills taught include: personal safety, rescue skills, diving skills, and stroke skills. Each level is designed to stimulate interest and motivate students to advance to the next section.

We are excited to announce our winter session of swim classes! For more information on health and safety protocols, click here.

COVID-19 SWIM CLASS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

  • Have your child wear their bathing suit under their clothes. Pack a change of clothing.
  • Please arrive only 10 minutes before your class is set to begin.
  • All visitors to our building who are 5 years of age and older must wear a facemask.
  • Please enter the building at the front door. Temperature checks will be given prior to going down to the pool. After picking up your child, please exit our building through the back door in the main lobby.
  • Please enter the pool directly through the hallway doors.
  • One Adult per student will be allowed into the pool area.
  • Locker rooms will only be available to parents and students after swim class. Additional changing tents are available on the Pool Deck.
  • Class size will be reduced to 3 students per class.
  • Parents/Caregivers are NOT allowed to stay on the Pool Deck during class time except for the first and last class only.
  • Parents will be provided waiting areas upstairs on the 1st floor.
  • All Swim instructors and other staff members will wear clear face shields or masks at all times.

​We appreciate patience and flexibility during this time.

REFUND POLICY:
Class refund policy: After the first class is held, 90% refund minus $20 administrative fee.
After the second class is held, 50% refund minus $20 administrative fee.

For more information, please contact Lior Harpaz at (718) 268-5011 ext. 502 or by email at [email protected].


Private Swim Lessons

To request a private or semi-private swim lesson, click here!

One-on-one learning with a water safety instructor. Lessons are 45 minutes long and are designed to meet individual needs.

Each Lesson: $55 members/ $60 non-members

Semi-Private Swim Lessons (2 people)

Each Lesson (per person): $40 members / $45 non-members


Group Swim Classes Beginning May 2:

We’re thrilled to share that we have launched a new registration system for Youth Swim classes that will allow our community members to sign-up for classes in real-time.  Click here to create your new user account and register (video tutorial available here) – registration is now live. For assistance with registration, please email [email protected].

All classes are 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of cleaning & disinfecting.

6 Weeks: $180 members / $210 non-members
7 Weeks: $210 members / $245 non-members
8 Weeks: $240 members / $280 non-members

*10% off if signed up for more than one session per week

Swim Time with Mommy

Ages 7-36 months, with parent

Introduce your child to the water through fun activities. Class is co-ed.

8 Sun. beg. May 2
12:00-12:45 p.m.
1:00-1:45 p.m.

$240 members / $280 non-members

Water Exploration (Level 1)

For first-time swimmers or children fearful of the water. Skills include safety, floating, bubbles, kicking and arm action.

Ages 3-6
8 Sun. beg. May 2
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. May 3
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$180 members / $210 non-members

8 Wed. beg. May 5
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

8 Thurs. beg. May 6
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 7-11
8 Sun. beg. May 2
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. May 4
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$210 members / $245 non-members

Primary Skills (Level II)

For children ready to learn to swim independently. Skills include floating, front & back glide & crawl stroke. Children must be comfortable putting their faces in the water.

Ages 3-6
8 Sun. beg. May 2
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. May 3
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$180 members / $210 non-members

7 Tues. May 4
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$210 members / $245 non-members

8 Wed. beg. May 5
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 7-11
8 Sun. beg. May 2
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. May 3
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$180 members / $210 non-members

8 Wed. beg. May 5
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 12+
8 Sun. beg. May 2
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Stroke Readiness (Level III)

Children learn rotary breathing, backstroke, water safety and improve upon skills learned in Level II.

Ages 3-6
8 Sun. beg. May 2
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.

$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. May 4
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$210 members / $245 non-members

8 Wed. beg. May 5
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

8 Thurs. beg. May 6
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 7-11
8 Sun. beg. May 2
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. May 4
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$210 members / $245 non-members

Stroke Development (Level IV)

Learn rhythmic breathing, crawl stroke, backstroke; survival floating and safety skills are improved. Breaststroke and sidestroke are introduced.

6 Mon. beg. May 3
4:00-4:45 p.m.
$180 members / $210 non-members

8 Wed. beg. May 5
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

SWIM CLINIC (LEVEL IV/V)

8 Sun. beg. May 2
1:00-1:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.

$240 members / $280 non-members

PRE-SWIM TEAM

8 Thurs. beg. May 6
5:00-5:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Commonpoint Queens Aquaflames Swim Team

Sanctioned by USA Swimming
AGES 6-18 (Co-Ed)
The Aquaflames Swim Team is a year-round USA swim program that benefits athletes and prepares them for success during competitions. Practice sessions teach discipline, sportsmanlike conduct, swimming technique, racing skills, and aerobic development in a positive social environment. As swimmers graduate from each level, they develop mentally, emotionally and physically. Absolute commitment is necessary for every swimmer in order for them to reach their maximum swimming potential.

Aquaflames Practice Schedule
Mon. & Wed.  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tues. & Wed. 4:00-4:50 p.m. or 5:00-5:50 p.m.
Sun. evening 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
New additional day Saturday beginning February 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.

All sign ups are for 6 weeks at a time.

If signed up for at least three a week, $15 per 50 min session / $25 per 1.5 hr session (Make Ups Available)

Unlimited Monthly cost- $330 per 4 weeks, $300 for second child (No Make Ups)

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Can you swim 300 yards (12 lengths) continuously, retrieve a 10lb. submerged object from a minimum 7 foot depth and tread water for two minutes? If so, you can become a lifeguard! Upon successful completion of the class, participants will obtain a Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification, and certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid.

For more information please contact Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, at (718) 268-5011 ext. 502 or [email protected].

Dates to be announced.
$400 members / $450 non-members

Water Safety Instructor Course

Dates to be announced.
$450 member or non-member

For more information please contact Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, at (718) 268-5011 ext. 502 or [email protected].

Click here for information on Spring Youth Sports Classes in Forest Hills.