Programs & Pricing
Children & Adult Swim Lesson Programs

Please note – all pricing for Rick Diaz, our aquatics director will be $10 more per lesson.

Private Lessons

$81 — 30 minutes
$111 — 45 minutes
$133 — 60 minutes

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

Penguin City Swim believes that private lessons should be geared towards swimmers who have reservations or fear of the water.  Private lessons are useful for a more intensive lesson as well as skills assessment.

Private swimming lessons are one-on-one between an instructor and swimmer

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Small Group Lessons (45 minutes)

$55 — 1:4 ratio
$65 — 1:3 ratio

Small group lessons can have either three or four swimmers in a group.

Swimmers are matched up by age and ability. These groups are ideal for swimmers ages four and up, who can swim at least a small distance on their own. It is common in a group setting for swimmers to inspire each other to perform at a high level for quicker advancement.

Small Group Swimming Lessons

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Water Baby Classes

$45 — 30 minutes

Water Baby classes are taught by patient instructors who specialize in infant swim.

Join your child in the water for our fun-filled Water Baby group class.

Water Baby classes feature our own senior instructor Juan Martinez’s program.  Juan has honed a program of singing and games over his long career as a swim instructor so you and your child can have fun while learning important water and safety skills.  

Water Baby Swimming Classes

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Semi-Private Lessons

$61 — 30 minutes
$83 — 45 minutes

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

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

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

Semi-Private Swimming Lessons - Price

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Adult Group Lessons

$65 — 45 minutes
$325— Six lesson package

Adult group classes are ideal for swimmers at all skill levels, from introduction to improving stroke skills. Adults will be paired with similar skill level swimmers.

Adult group classes will never exceed five swimmers.

Adult Group Swim Lessons - Prices

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Swim Team

$65 — 60 minutes
$55 — 45 minutes

Penguin City Swim Team is for junior swimmers who would like to enhance their techniques and build endurance for purposes of competition.  Penguin schedules several introductory swim meets each year and many of our students go on to join more advanced swim teams.

Penguin City Swim Team is coached by former competitive athletes.

Practices never exceed six swimmers for each instructor.

Swim Team Program - Price

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Masters and Triathlon

Whether you are a beginning triathlete or advanced masters swimmer, we have a program for you beginning January 2019!

Adult level competitive lessons from Gino Ait, a decorated swimmer and senior full time instructor, will provide the highest level instruction to improve your stroke. This brand new program is a rare opportunity to have expert oversight with few students.  Tuesday Mornings in midtown, this program is ideal for a great work out before work.

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Have Your Own Pool? We Can Come to You!

Sometimes it’s difficult to get to a pool.  If your building has one, why not give us a call?  Our insured and certified instructors will give private lessons that are most convenient for you

Have Your Own Pool? We Can Come to You!

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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

 

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