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 200+ members also participate in local and regional meets. Many go on to become competitive swimmers in high school and college.
DENNIS MUNSON AQUATIC SCHOOL
SUMMER 2019 Registration Information:
Registration will be available On-line ONLY. We are no longer accepting paper registration forms. On-line registration will open Monday, June 17th at 12:00 AM and close Sunday, June 30th at 10:00 PM
Class space is limited so its better to register early.
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. For safety reasons, make-up classes for the Summer 2019 session are NOT available due to instructor/student ratios. Refunds and/or credits will NOT be issued due to absences.
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:
Water Explorers (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
Daytime Dolphins (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.
Wise Whales (30 min class)
No parental assistance. For 3-5 year olds who are able to swim independently 20 feet on front and at least 15 feet on their back.
Saturday/Sunday Stingrays (30 min class) (Saturdays and Sundays only)
No parental assistance. For 3-5 year olds. This is a beginner class. Little or 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.
School Age Classes: Ages 5-17
Level 1 & 2 (30 min class) Introduction to water skills:
Acceptable for 3+ 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 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 (40 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 and 6 (40 MINUTE 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 MINUTE CLASS)
Must have passed level 5 or have coaches approval after evaluation. Skills for competitive swimming and fitness.