Water safety is critical for ALL children. Each year in the U.S. the #1 cause or death in children under 6 is drowning. BGCNW teaches over 1,000 children annually. Our Learn-to-Swim program has taught more than 48,000 local children the benefits of swimming. Our Marlins swim team have been Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Champions every year since 2000. The Marlins 250+ members also participate in local and regional meets. Many go on to become competitive swimmers in high school and college.
DENNIS MUNSON AQUATIC SCHOOL
WINTER 2020 Registration Information:
Registration will be available On-line ONLY. We are no longer accepting paper registration forms. On-line registration will open Monday, December 16th at 12:00 AM and close Sunday, January 5th at 10:00 PM.
Class space is limited so it’s better to register early. Classes begin Monday January 6th.
In addition to new registration procedures, we have revised our cancellation and make-up policies. Please familiarize yourself with the following policies:
Classes must be cancelled 1 business day before the class starts. After this cut-off, NO REFUNDS will be given.
A $10 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.
A make-up week is built into the schedule at the conclusion of the session. Swimmers may ONLY make up one class. Make-ups must occur on the swimmers regularly scheduled class day and time. For example, if your child’s class is on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm, they would attend the make-up on Tuesday at 4:00 pm only. You may not make-up more than one class and you may not make-up on different days. Refunds and/or credits will NOT be issued due to absences.
For Winter Aquatics Brochure and registration instructions click here.
For Swim Class fees click here.
To register, click here.
Swim and Gym (1.5 hour class)
Gym: Designed to keep your busy toddler moving while introducing many different physical skills by engaging them with various age-appropriate activities and games. Exercise and fun for parent/caregiver as well!
Swim: Have fun in the pool with songs, games and activities that will help you and your child be safer and more comfortable in the water. Submersion is your choice. No previous experience needed. Swim diapers required if not trained.
For registration information, click here or call 914-666-8069.
Parent and Child Class: (30 min class) Introduction to water Skills:
Recommended age – 6 months to 3 1/2 years with adult. Have fun in the pool with songs, games, and activities that will help you and your child be safer and more comfortable in the water. Submersion is your choice. No previous experience is needed. Swim diapers must be worn under child’s bathing suit, if not trained.
Pre-School Swimming Classes: Ages 3-5 years
Pre-School Beginner (30 min class)
No parental assistance. For 3-5 year olds. This is a beginner class. No swimming experience needed to enroll. Class will focus on safety in and around the pool and introduce new swimmers to the water by blowing bubbles, submerging face and kick and arm movements. Front and back float also introduced.
Pre-School Experienced (30 min class)
No parental assistance. For 3-5 year olds who are able to swim independently without a float 20 feet on front and at least 15 feet on their back.
School Age Classes: Ages 5-17
Level 1 (30 min class) Introduction to water skills:
Acceptable for 5+ year olds. Little or no swimming skills are necessary to enroll. Class will focus on safety in and around the pool and introduce new swimmers to the water by blowing bubbles, submerging face and kick and arm movements. Front and back float also introduced. Work towards unassisted floating and swimming on front and back.
Level 2 (30 min class) Introduction to water skills:
Acceptable for 5+ year olds. Swimmers must pass Level 1, should be comfortable with putting their face in the water and should be able to float on front and back to enroll. Class will focus on fully submerging and proper arm and leg movements for freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke.
Level 3 (30 min class) Stroke Development:
Must pass level 2 or must swim 20 feet on back and 20 feet on front using rhythmic breathing to enroll. Class will progressively build on skills developed in earlier levels. Teach rotary breathing in Freestyle, elementary backstroke. Introduction of breaststroke kick, treading water and kneeling dive.
Level 4 (45 min class) Stroke Improvement:
Must pass level 3 or must swim elementary backstroke and front crawl (freestyle), with rotary breathing 45 feet each, dive, and tread water for 1 minute to enroll. This class will help swimmers gradually increase the distances swum for freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke. Introduce breaststroke pull, butterfly kick and standing dive.
Level 5 (45 min class) Stroke Refinement:
To enroll, must pass level 4 or must swim front crawl (freestyle) and elementary backstroke 25 yards each, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke for 15 yards each and tread water for 2 minutes. This class is designed to improve stroke mechanics while swimming greater distances.
Clinic (60 min class)
Must have passed level 5 or have coaches approval after evaluation. Skills for competitive swimming and fitness.
Adult Classes: Ages 18+
Adult Beginner (30 min class) Introduction to Water Skills:
For Adults 18+ years old. Little or no swimming skills are necessary to enroll. This class will focus on safety in and around the pool and introduce new swimmers to the water by submerging face, efficiently exchanging oxygen and learning kick and arm movements. Front and back float also introduced. Work towards unassisted floating and swimming on front and back.
Adult Intermediate (30 min class) Stroke Development:
This class is for Adults 18+ years old. Must be able to comfortably swim 20 feet on back and 20 feet on front using rhythmic breathing to enroll. This class will progressively build on skills each week. Students will learn rotary breathing in Freestyle and the Elementary Backstroke. Breastroke kick, treading water and diving will be introduced.