top of page

Swim Levels

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level One

Little Blue

  • Introduction to safety in and around the pool

  • Water adjustment

  • Blowing bubbles

  • Walking independently around the pool

  • Front float (supported by instructor)

  • Back float (supported by instructor)

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Two

Galapagos

  • Head and face underwater

  • Independent front float

  • Independent front float with kicking

  • Independent back float

  • Independent back float with kicking

  • Assisted jump

  • Superman/Superwoman

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Three

Rockhopper

  • Freestyle with beginning breathing

  • Chicken, airplane, soldier

  • Elementary backstroke arms

  • Breaststroke arms

  • Jumping in

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Four

Humboldt

  • Beginning freestyle

  • Beginning breaststroke

  • Coordinated elementary backstroke

  • Underwater swim

  • Surface dives

  • Introduction to treading

  • Introduction to butterfly

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Five

Macaroni

  • Coordinated freestyle

  • Coordinated backstroke

  • Coordinated breaststroke

  • Beginning sidestroke

  • Beginning butterfly

  • Beginning diving

  • Treading water — 30 seconds

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Six

Chinstrap

  • Freestyle with proper form

  • Backstroke with proper form

  • Breaststroke with proper form

  • Butterfly with proper form

  • Sidestroke with proper form

  • Diving

  • Treading (kicking only)

  • Intro to starts & open turns

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Seven

Royal

  • Perfected breaststroke

  • Perfected freestyle

  • Perfected backstroke

  • Perfected butterfly

  • Perfected sidestroke

  • Advanced starts & flip turns

  • Racing dives

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Eight

Gentoo

  • Over-arm sidestroke

  • Trudgen

  • Trudgen crawl

  • Inverted breaststroke

  • Participated in two swim meets

  • Beginning lifesaving skills

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Nine

King

  • Mastered all strokes

  • Participated in four swim meets

  • Co-taught for 10 hours

  • Advanced lifesaving skills

Penguin-Level-01.jpg

Level Ten

Emperor

  • Supervised two swim meets

  • Current lifeguarding

  • Perfected all strokes

  • Three years teaching experience

  • Taught levels 1-9

Swim Programs

Private Lessons 

$93 — 30 minutes
$134 — 45 minutes
$165 — 60 minutes

Small Group Lessons
(45 minutes)

$77 — 1:4 ratio

Water Babies

$57 — 30 minutes

Private lessons are one-on-one between an instructor and a swimmer.

 

Penguin City Swim believes that private lessons should be geared towards swimmers who have reservations or fear of the water. Private lessons are also ideal for swimmers who would like to focus on developing stroke technique.

Small group lessons have three to four swimmers in a group. 

 

Swimmers are matched up by age and ability. These groups are ideal for swimmers ages four and up, who could swim a small distance on their own.

Join your child in the water for our fun-filled Water Baby classes that feature singing and games while teaching important water safety skills. These classes are taught by patient instructors who specialize in helping our littlest students become safe and comfortable in the water. Water Babies is for children ages 6 months - 23 months.

*Please note that if you do not see a private class listed that fits your schedule, please reach out to us at penguincityswim@gmail.com 

 

.

Semi-Private Lessons 

Swim Team

Adult Lessons

$72 — 30 minutes
$98 — 45 minutes
$93 — 60 minutes
$77 — 45 minutes (Small Group)
$134 - 45 minutes (Private)
$165 - 1 hour (Private)

Semi-private lessons are one-on-two between one instructor and two swimmers.

 

Semi-private lessons are appropriate for children ages three to six who are being introduced to the fundamentals of swimming.

 

Semi-private lessons are also perfect for couples, friends and/or siblings learning at similar levels. 

Penguin City Swim Team is for junior swimmers who would like to enhance their techniques, increase endurance, and build camaraderie.

Penguin City Swim Team is coached by former competitive athletes.

 

Practices never exceed four swimmers for each instructor.

We offer adult classes for everyone from beginners to advanced swimmers. Groups are matched up based on ability.

Our focus is on making beginners feel comfortable in and around the water. Advanced swimmers will focus on cleaning up their stroke technique and form for all five strokes. 

PCSSchedule-Fall23.jpg
PCSSchedule-Winter23.jpg
hedvANDanPhotography-0016Editsm-Pool-homepage2.jpg

We are located at NYSC:
132 East 45th St.

(off Lex)

Or please call
(917) 909-SWIM or email penguincityswim@gmail.com

bottom of page