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Welcome to
Penguin City Swim.

 

Children Instruction

Adult Instruction

Masters & Triathlon Training

Children Swim Lessons

Children Swim Lessons

 

Focused on safety and developing good habits – for life.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons

 

Building comfort and confidence 

Private lessons and small groups

Masters, Triathlon & Team Prep

Masters and Triathlon Training

 

Building comfort and confidence 

Private lessons and small groups

Penguin City Swim is Manhattan’s top-rated swim school.

We are best known for our experienced, professional instructors and our small class sizes. Our swim program caters to children and adults of all ages.

Our Philosophy:

At Penguin City Swim we cover all aspects of swimming — always focusing on safety in and around the water.

Penguin City Swim Instructors

Our instructors teach the fundamentals and coach dedicated swimmers to a level where they are able to: join a swim team, become a certified lifeguard and/or become a certified swim instructor.

Penguin City Swim accepts students of all ages and abilities, and now we are introducing sessions for masters swimmers.

NEW: Masters Swimming with Gino!​

See more under “Masters and Triathlon” Programs & Prices

Children Swim Lessons

Children
Swim Lessons

Instilling safe habits

Penguin City Swim helps our young students build confidence and good habits in the water so they can be safe and learn to have fun.  Swimming safety is the primary goal for our kids a this level. Children learn positive buoyancy and breath control. They also learn to navigate through the water using elementary locomotion and propulsion.  We offer low intructor to sutdent rqatios.

PROGRAMS & PRICING

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Swim
Lessons

Getting you comfortable

We offer multiple levels of adult lessons including adult beginning swim, adult intermediate swim, and adult advanced swim. Beginning swim lessons focus on the joy of swimming and on teaching our clients to be comfortable in the water. Adult intermediate swimmers learn  awareness of water movement and advanced strokes.  Advanced adult swimmers learn to improve efficiency and hydrodynamics.

PROGRAMS & PRICING

Triathlon &
Team Prep

Getting it perfect

Whether you are training for a triathlon or are a masters level swimmer looking to practice and get a great workout, this is the class for you. Our national-level swim instructors will help you perfect your stroke and increase your endurance.  Students learn efficient breathing techniques coordinated with styles of swimming, efficient flip turns open front turns drills & building time and endurance.

PROGRAMS & PRICING

Water Safety

Water
Safety

Saving lives

Our priority is water safety.  The first thing we instill in infants is the instinct to float on their backs. We teach toddlers to get to the edge of the pool. Why?  Because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists drowning as the leading cause of death among youth in United States.  We think this is because so many children have not been taught to swim, or else have been given a false sense of confidence even though they were poorly taught.

PROGRAMS & PRICING

Please Contact Us For Summer Registration

MONDAY
Lenox
Hill

333 E 66th Street

MONDAY
St. Bart's
Church

109 E 50th St

TUESDAY
St. Bart's
Church

109 E 50th St

WEDNESDAY
175 East
96th St

WEDNESDAY
New York
Sports Club

1637 Third Ave & E 91st St

Wednesdays
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SWIM DATES
10-July
17-July
24-July
OR SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER LESSONS!

SUNDAY
Yorkshire
Towers

305 E 86th &
2nd Ave

5 Convenient Locations in Manhattan 

E 66th Street

Lenox Hill

333 East 66th Street

New York, NY 10065

Pool Type: Wading pool ideal for small

learners

Temperature: 86 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration

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E 50th Street

St. Bart's Church

109 E 50th street

New York, NY 10022

Pool Type: Multi Lane Lap pool

Temperature: 83-86 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration

 

 

 

E 91st Street

New York Sports Club

1637 Third Ave 
(NE corner of 91st st)

New York, NY 10128

Pool Type: Multi Lane Lap pool

Temperature: 82 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration

 

 

 

E 86th Street

Yorkshire Towers

305 East 86th Street
(NE corner of 2nd Ave)

New York, NY 10128

Pool Type: Multi Lane Lap pool

Temperature: 82 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration

 

 

 

E 96th Street

175 East 96th street

New York, NY 10129

Pool Type: Two Lane Lap Pool

Temperature: 84 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration

 

Recommended Reviews for Penguin City Swim

Penguin city swim - rated 5 stars - best swim instructors in NYC

Betty H

Betty H.
New York, NY

I took 6 weeks of adult group swimming lessons (with teacher Rick) and really enjoyed it. Rick was knowledgeable and thorough, and he made learning fun. I really liked the small class size (5 or fewer people). The owner, Miles, who is super nice, was there by the poolside every week, too. I learned a lot and advanced more quickly than I ever thought was possible. I would definitely recommend Penguin City Swim!
(Note: I took lessons at the St. Bartholomew's location)

Penguin city swim - rated 5 stars - best swim instructors in NYC

Teresa H.

Teresa H.
New York, NY

My daughter has had a very good experience with Penguin City Swim so far. She has been enrolled in a number of other swim programs, but has never progressed as quickly as she has with this program.  In only a few lessons, she is demonstrating real skills! We are so pleased with the program that we have enrolled my son. I have found Miles to be accessible, accommodating and friendly.  I also love that there are so many locations on the UES. Overall, very pleased with PCS.

Penguin city swim - rated 5 stars - best swim instructors in NYC

Rosa S.

Rosa S.
New York, NY

As an adult learner, I have a fear of water and absolutely zero skills. I was skeptical of anyone helping me at 25, but decided to give swimming lessons a try. This place is not too far from me, so I scheduled my first class.

The instructors are super patient and infinitely kind. When I wasn't ready to try something, they though of another way for me to do it. They really meet you at your level, and work with you to learn how to swim at your own pace. At the end of an hour, I went from barely being able to stand in water to paddling with a kick board, my face underwater.

I have tried learning how to swim at least half a dozen times, and always gave up. Penguin Swim is the first time I've really wanted to go back, and feel excited and confident that I can do it!!  Plus the facilities are clean and not crowded!

Penguin city swim - rated 5 stars - best swim instructors in NYC

Carly M.

Carly M.
Astoria, Queens, NY

My son took one private lesson with an instructor and his ability to swim has improved tenfold. My 5 year old has been swimming on his own for a year but expressed interest in racing. His form was at best a struggling doggie paddle and no matter how much my dad and I worked with him in the pool we could not get him flat when he swam.

After one private lesson he now is swimming completely flat and holding his breath underwater much longer. He will jump into the pool head first and then propel himself with just his feet and arms at his side at great speed. The facility was also very clean and plenty of space. Can't wait for him to get back in the fall when lessons start again.

Penguin city swim - rated 5 stars - best swim instructors in NYC

Heather A.

Heather A.
Manhattan, NY

Great facility! Took a swimming lesson and really enjoyed it. All the children looked like they were having the time of their lives.

Questions?

Please contact us to learn more how our programs help keep children safe in the water and help adults build confidence in their skills