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.

Tony Jarvis

Tony Jarvis

Special Advisor

Tony Jarvis, a Special Advisor to Penguin City Swim, is an Olympian who competed for Great Britain in the Mexico Olympics in 1968. Tony was a finalist in the 4x100m freestyle relay and the Swim Teams’ captain.

Over an international swimming career spanning 6 years, he earned multiple medals in 2 World Student Games (Tokyo 1966 & Turin 1970) and 2 Commonwealth Games (Jamaica 1966 & Edinburgh 1970).

Tony went on to take World Championships and World records in freestyle and butterfly in his age group in Masters meets. He still trains – typically 15,000+m per week and swims for the Palm Beach Masters Wahoos where he helped several relays take the #1 spot in their age group.

Spring Registration Is Open

MONDAY
Lenox
Hill

333 E 66th Street

Mondays
3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

SWIM DATES
8-Apr
15-Apr

29-Apr
6-May
13-May
20-May

3-Jun
10-Jun
17-Jun
24-Jun

MONDAY
St. Bart's
Church

109 E 50th St

Mondays
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SWIM DATES
8-Apr
15-Apr

29-Apr
6-May
13-May
20-May

3-Jun
10-Jun
17-Jun
24-Jun

TUESDAY
St. Bart's
Church

109 E 50th St

Tuesdays
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Tuesdays
6:45 am–7:45 am (Adults)

SWIM DATES
9-Apr
16-Apr
23-Apr
30-Apr
7-May
14-May
21-May
28-May
4-Jun
11-Jun
18-Jun

WEDNESDAY
175 East
96th St

Wednesdays
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SWIM DATES

10-Apr
17-Apr
24-Apr
1-May
8-May
15-May
22-May
29-May
5-Jun
12-Jun
19-Jun

WEDNESDAY
New York
Sports Club

1637 Third Ave & E 91st St

Wednesdays
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

SWIM DATES
10-Apr
17-Apr
24-Apr
1-May
8-May
15-May
22-May
29-May
5-Jun
12-Jun
19-Jun

THURSDAY
New York
Sports Club

1637 Third Ave & E 91st St

Wednesdays
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

SWIM DATES
11-Apr
18-Apr
25-Apr
2-May
9-May
16-May
23-May
30-May
6-Jun
13-Jun
20-Jun

SUNDAY
Yorkshire
Towers

305 E 86th &
2nd Ave

Sundays
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SWIM DATES
14-Apr

28-Apr
5-May
12-May
19-May
26-May
2-Jun
9-Jun
16-Jun
23-Jun

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

 

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