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Swimming Classes

Swimming Classes in the Bronx

Learning to swim is a process that depends on the mastery of a progression of skills. Our swimming classes help swimmers of all ages and skill levels master the five developmental components of swimming: comfort, coordination, technique, endurance, and speed. All swimming classes are offered at an Olympic-sized swimming pool in Lehman College’s APEX, a state of the art sports complex.

Swimming for Children and Teens at Lehman College's APEX in the Bronx, NYC

Child/Parent Swimming

Young children are taught water safety, basic swimming movements and breathing. This course provides an opportunity for children and parents or guardians to spend time together in a group experience while children develop water confidence. Swim cap required. Enrollment is limited. Valid CUNYCard. I.D. required.

Adult +1 child Age 6-9
YPA 39 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Swimming - Beginner

Swimming I

For children with no experience or minimal experience in the water, this course covers fundamental skills including breathing, floating and crawl stroke. Water safety is emphasized. Swim cap required. Enrollment is limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

Ages 6-8
YPA 32 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / $125
Ages 9-15
YPA 57 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / $125

Swimming Inter/Advanced

Swimming II for Ages 8-15

To enroll, students must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in deep water. Includes elementary backstroke, treading water, improvement of crawl stroke and simple diving. Water safety is emphasized. Swim cap required. Prerequisite: Swimming I or permission. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 62 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Swimming III for Ages 8-15

To enroll, students must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in deep water. Includes elementary backstroke, treading water, improvement of crawl stroke and simple diving. Water safety is emphasized. Swim cap required. Prerequisite: Swimming I or permission. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 62 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Swimming III for Ages 8-15

Skills taught include sidestroke, breaststroke, sculling and an introduction to the butterfly stroke. Water safety is emphasized. NOTE: To enroll, students must be able to do the front crawl for 25 meters with rotary breathing, back crawl for 10 meters and tread water. Swim cap required. Enrollment limited. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 65 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Pre-Team Swimming

To enroll in this program, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl with proper breathing technique as well as the back crawl for 25 yards. The program gives swimmers the opportunity to continue to develop their basic strokes (crawl stroke and backstroke); learn additional strokes (butterfly and breaststroke); racing dives and turns; how to use training equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys and the pace clock as well as practice patterns, practice decorum and practice protocol. Ages 7-15. Swim cap required. Enrollment limited.

The program has three levels:

Pre-Team I: refine strokes and develop stroke mechanics through drills
Pre-Team II: learn racing starts, turns and develop the individual medley
Pre-team III: develop basic conditioning, practice protocol, and team terminology

Upon successful completion of Pre-Team III, swimmers can try out for the APEX Swim Club team or continue the Pre-Swim Team Program. Prerequisite: Swimming III or permission.

Pre-Team I

YPA 101 / 10 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC/$175

Pre-Team II

YPA 102 / 10 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC /$175

Pre-Team III

YPA 103 / 10 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC /$175

Swimming for Adults

Swimming for Beginners

For adults with no experience in the water, this course covers proper breathing, floating, the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Fundamentals of water safety are included. Enrollment is limited. The swim cap is required. Valid CUNY Card I.D. required.

PES 50 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Advanced Beginner Swimming

Review and continue to develop beginner swimming skills including floating, front crawl, and comfort in deep water.

PES 51/ 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Aqua Zumba

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio conditioning, body-toning, and exhilarating!

PES 68/ 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming is a performance sport which takes place in deep water. Swimmers learn sculling techniques; how to tread water; intermediate and advanced swimming strokes and kicks. Advanced swimmers work on developing core control and increased grab on the water. All swimmers learn figures (stunts) appropriate to their ability and experience. Designed to develop increased fitness while having fun in the water. Prerequisites: ability to swim 20 yards, and be comfortable in deep water and underwater. PES50: Swimming for Beginners.

PES 58/ 8 sessions / 10.5 hours / LEHC / $220

Water Aerobics for Beginners

Do you want to get in shape and love aerobics but need a low-impact movement that protects your knees and joints? Water aerobics combines gentle and fun movement while you keep cool in the pool!
PES 69 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC / $125

Coordinator Contact:

Gladys Lozano
Email: swimming.program@lehman.cuny.edu    
Phone: 718-960-8817

Swimming Policies at APEX

The following policies have been developed to maintain security and ensure the safety of participants in the swimming classes at the APEX pool. Please follow these rules at all times. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in exclusion from attending class(es) in the APEX

ALL STUDENTS that are CHILDREN must be accompanied by an adult. Students using the pool outside of class time must pay $10.00* at the APEX entrance. Children must have an adult in the pool with them at all times.

ALL STUDENTS must use the LOCKER ROOMS for changing and disrobing into swimming apparel. (Bathing suits and swim trunks of nylon and nylon/lycra are required; close fitting swim shirts allowed; no T-shirts; swim caps if hair is longer than 4”).

DISROBING is prohibited in the common areas of the APEX, including hallways, stairwells, and the balcony.

ALL STUDENTS must SHOWER before leaving the locker room to enter the pool area.

ALL STUDENTS must ENTER and EXIT the pool area by way of the locker room and rear hallway. (Parents/guardians may drop off and pick up students at the rear entry door).

ALL STUDENTS must report to the seating area at deckside and await the instructor’s directions. NO STUDENT is permitted to enter the pool without the instructor present.

RUNNING and HORSEPLAY are strictly prohibited. All pool decks are slippery; please exercise caution whenever walking on wet surfaces.

PARENTS / GUARDIANS may sit in the pool balcony or hallway areas while class is in progress; exception: balcony seating may be unavailable in case of events in the pool. Walking on the deck is strictly prohibited. Pick up students at the rear entry doors through the locker room and rear hall.

*Fee is subject to change without notice

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