Request a Private/Semi Private Swim Lesson

For more information please contact Dawn Akerley-Fresh by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-268-5011 ext. 502

One-on-one learning with a water safety instructor. Lessons are 45 minutes long and are designed to meet individual needs. To make an appointment for a lesson, stop by the Health & Fitness Desk or call ext. 500 or fill out our form below. Lessons take place in our Central Queens Pool in Forest Hills.

Private Swim Lessons

Each Lesson: $60 members/ $65 non-members

Semi-Private Swim Lessons (2 people)

Each Lesson (per person): $45 members / $50 non-members

After you are assigned an instructor, the following policies will apply.

Private/Semi Private Swim Lesson Policies/Registration & Payment:

  • Private lesson packages must be purchased 24 hours prior to your first lesson.
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Upon payment, please keep a copy of your receipt.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson to pick up your swim tickets which will reflect the number of lessons purchased.
  • Swim tickets should be treated as money, they can not be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Tickets will expire 4 months from purchase date.
  • There will be no refund or credit for any unused lessons.
  • Semi Private lessons will follow the same policies as private lessons.  If one of the semi private students is not in attendance, the session will count as a completed lesson and the person who did not attend will not be able to make up the lesson or receive a credit separately.


  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by contacting Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, via email at [email protected].If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, that lesson will be forfeited.

  • Please list AT LEAST 2 days and times.

    Please note:
    – Lessons are based on facility and instructor’s availability
    – Lessons may be going on at the same time with other swim programs and open swim times.