Swim Classes and Lessons

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

Brush–up on foundational or advanced swimming skills in our Intensive Swim Week at Central Queens June 20-24 and June 28-July 1!

We’re excited to share that we have added new Sunday swim classes at Bayside High School! Click here for more information.

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.

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 unvaccinated 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 and instructor ratio will be 5 students to 2 instructors.
  • 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.

​We appreciate patience and flexibility during this time.

 

REFUND POLICY:

  • Before the first class is held: Full refund, less $20 administrative fee.
  • After the first class is held: 90% refund of remaining unused portion, less $20 administrative fee.
  • After the second class is held: 50% refund of remaining unused portion, less $20 administrative fee.
  • No refund or credits after 3rd class is held.
  • Credit card (refund may take up to 2 weeks). Cash/check (refund may take up to 4 weeks).
  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]org

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 July 5:

Registration will be available beginning Monday, June 13. If you have not yet created a user account through our new system, please do so here. If you have already created an account, log in here. For assistance with registration, please email [email protected].

Click here for the Summer 2022 Semester Calendar

All classes are 45 minutes long.

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

*5% off if 1) signed up for more than one session per week or 2) registering siblings. Please use the code MULTISWIM5%OFF before paying to get the discount.

Parent & Child Swim

Ages 7-48 months, with parent

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

7 Sun. beg. July 10
12:00-12:45 p.m.
1:00-1:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. July 11
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$210 members / $240 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
12:00-12:45 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 4-6
7 Sun. beg. July 10
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
3:00-3:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. July 11
12:00-12:45 p.m.
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$210 members / $240 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Fri. beg. July 8
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 4-8
7 Tues. beg. July 5
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
3:30-4:15 p.m.
4:15-5:00 p.m.
5:10-5:55 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 7-11
7 Sun. beg. July 10
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 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 4-6
7 Sun. beg. July 10
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. July 11
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$210 members / $240 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
12:00-12:45 p.m.
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Fri. beg. July 8
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
12:00-12:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 4-8

7 Sun. beg. July 10
3:00-3:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
4:15-5:00 p.m.
5:10-5:55 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
12:45-1:30 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
12:45-1:30 p.m.
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 7-11
7 Sun. beg. July 10
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 12+
7 Sun. beg. July 10
2:00-2:45 p.m.
7:00-7:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
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 4-6
7 Sun. beg. July 10
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. July 11
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$210 members / $240 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
12:00-12:45 p.m.
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 4-8
7 Sun. beg. July 10
3:00-3:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. July 11
12:45-1:30 p.m.
$210 members / $240 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
12:45-1:30 p.m.
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
5:10-5:55 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 7-11
7 Sun. beg. July 10
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Tues. beg. July 5
5:10-5:55 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Ages 12+
7 Sun. beg. July 10
7:45-8:30 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Stroke Development (Level IV)

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

7 Sun. beg. July 10
12:00-12:45 p.m.
1:00-1:45 p.m.
3:00-3:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

6 Mon. beg. July 11
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$210 members / $240 non-members

7 Wed. beg. July 6
4:15-5:00 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Thurs. beg. July 7
5:10-5:55 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
12:00-12:45 p.m.
1:00-1:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

SWIM CLINIC (LEVEL IV/V)

7 Sun. beg. July 10
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

7 Sat. beg. July 9
2:00-2:45 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

 

Click here for information on our adaptive swim program


New! Sunday Swim at Bayside High School

 

All classes will be held at Bayside High School (32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street, Bayside).

Registration will open Monday, June 13. If you have not yet created a user account through our new system, please do so here. If you have already created an account, log in here. For assistance with registration, please email [email protected].

 

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 5-13
7 Sun. beg. July 10
9:15-10:00 a.m.
10:15-11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:15-1:00 p.m.
1:15-2:00 p.m.
2:05-2:50 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 5-13
7 Sun. beg. July 10
9:15-10:00 a.m.
10:15-11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:15-1:00 p.m.
1:15-2:00 p.m.
2:05-2:50 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

Stroke Development (Level IV)

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

Ages 5-14
7 Sun. beg. July 10

1:15-2:00 p.m.
2:05-2:50 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members

SWIM CLINIC (LEVEL V)

Ages 5-14
7 Sun. beg. July 10

1:15-2:00 p.m.
2:05-2:50 p.m.
$240 members / $280 non-members


Commonpoint Queens Summer Swim League

 

Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, August 19
Ages 6-18 (Co-Ed)


 The Commonpoint Queens Swim League offers over 10 hours of weekly practice at 3 pools in Bayside, Little Neck, and Forest Hills, Queens. Swimmers will:

  • Improve swimming skills in all 4 competitive strokes, flip turns, and diving
  • Learn the principles of good sportsmanship and develop a love for the sport
  • Compete in a championship competition where medals will be awarded

 

Practice Times:
Central Queens (Forest Hills):
Monday and Wednesday – 4:00-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday – 4:00-5:00pm and 5:00-6:30pm

Bayside High School (Bayside):
Tuesday and Thursday – 6:00-7:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Sunday – 11:30am-1:00 p.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.

2 hours of practice/week: $560
3 hours of practice/week: $735
4 hours of practice/week: $900
Unlimited practice/week: $1000


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.

All participants must register for at least three days a week. Tryouts will be held Monday – Thursday at 3:15 or 4:50 p.m.

Aquaflames Practice Schedule
Mon. & Wed. 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tues. & Thurs. 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sun.  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

PRE-SWIM TEAM (January 7 to June 30, 2022)

One time per week
Fri. beg. Jan. 7
4:15-5:00 p.m.
5:00-5:45 p.m.
5:45-6:30 p.m.
$655 members / $735 non-members

Two times per week (Choose one Monday or Wednesday Class in addition to Friday class above)
Mon. beg. Jan. 3
5:00-5:45 p.m.
6:00-6:45 p.m.
$1316 members / $1410 non-members

Wed. beg. Jan. 5
5:00-5:45 p.m.
6:00-6:45 p.m.
$1316 members / $1410 non-members

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].

Next class begins Sunday, April 24
$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 Youth Sports Classes in Forest Hills.