About Us
Penguin City Swim

About Us

Manhattan’s Top-Rated swim school

Penguin City Swim is known for our experienced, professional instructors and our small class sizes.  Our swim program caters to children and adults of all ages. We accept students of all ages and abilities, from beginners, intermediate and even masters.

Successful Students

Penguin City Swim is always focused on safety in and around the water.  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 or, themselves become a certified swim instructor!

Experienced Instructors

Our national-level competitive instructors offer decades of experience.  Each is an expert technician of swim.  Their focus is on you and on developing the next generation of great Penguin City coaches and instructors.

Convenient Locations (Including your own pool!)

Refer to our Locations & Hours Page to find the closest Penguin City location.  We have locations in Manhattan and have expanded into XXXXXXXX!  If you have your own pool, we can see even meet you there! Our insured and certified instructors will give private lessons that are most convenient for you.

Meet Our Team

Jeff Casper

President, Parent, Waterman

Jeff grew up in the water at Monmouth Beach, NJ.  He brings his passion for swimming and all aquatic activities to work with him every day.  He is the father of a once-timid swimmer and so fully understands the secret to Penguin City’s success.  With Jeff’s 30 years of Madison Avenue experience behind us, we look forward to helping more and more swimmers learn to be safe and comfortable in the water.


Rick Diaz

 Aquatics Director, Experienced Instructor

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Rick is not only a master instructor of new and evolving swimmers, he is also a phenomenal teacher and trainer of instructors.  His knowledge and energy are an inspiration to all who work with him, and to the parents and students who benefit from the amazing results he delivers.

Miles Gordon

Counselor, Educator

Miles offers over 30 years of experience in education.  He has worked extensively within the swim industry, certifying life-saving professionals and water safety instructors.  By sharing his background and experience in education and counseling, Miles has helped us to develop a truly unique program proven to develop safe and confident swimmers.


5 Convenient Locations in Manhattan 

E 66th Street

Lenox Hill

333 East 66th Street

New York, NY 10065


3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

(Holiday Feb 18)

Pool Type: Wading pool ideal for small


Temperature: 86 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration


E 50th Street

St. Bart's Church

109 E 50th street

New York, NY 10022


6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


3:15 pm – 4:45 pm


6:45 am – 7:45 am (Masters)

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


3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pool Type: Multi Lane Lap pool

Temperature: 82 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration




E 96th Street

The Monterey

175 East 96th street

New York, NY 10129


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pool Type: Two Lane Lap Pool

Temperature: 84 degrees

Rules and Regulations: Presented upon registration



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