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Become a Member

To become a member you must register in person we are located on 172nd St. & Jerome Avenue

Annual Memberships starting as low as $50 for students and senior citizens. Benefits of membership include:

  • 1) early registration,
  • 2) reduced class prices
  • 3) UNLIMITED family and lap swim in our competitive size swimming pool.
Or, register for any class as a non-member here. What are you waiting for?

Group Classes

See current schedule for actual availablity

  • Aqua Babies and Aqua Tots

    6-18 months and 18-36 months

    Babies and tots learn to be comfortable in the water. They learn to submerge their faces in water and learn aquatic movements and yes - lots of splashing.

    Register here.

  • Tadpoles

    Ages 3-5

    "Tadpoles" learn how to swim with a guide and a flotation device. Taking comfort in the water to the next level with under water breath control excercises. Focusing on breathing students practice blowing bubbles with an excercise called "blowing out the candle"

    Register here.

  • Children

    Ages 6-11

    Aiming to leave flotation devices behind swimmers at this stage are looking to swim for five yards alternating their arms and legs. Children learn to fully submerge their bodies in water and swim with alternating arms.

    Levels 1-3 register here.

    Levels 4 and 5 register here.

    Ages 9 through 11 register here.

  • Teens

    Ages 12-17

    Teen swimmers learn how to swim by aternating their arms and legs and aim at swimming for 15 yards. Becoming proficient and controling their breath they can "bob" for ten consecutive times. Teenage swimmers also learn to dive into 3-4 ft of depth and retrive an object. They also learn to float on their front and back for 30 seconds.

    Levels 1-4 register here.

    Level 5 register here.

  • Adults

    Ages 18 and up

    Adult swimmers can go from gaining confidence in the water to swimming for 3-6 yards. Adults learn "side breathing" and "alernate breathing", treading water and learn how to reverse directions on their front and back.

    Level 5 register here.

Private Swim and Semi-Private classes available.

Private lessons are One-on-One with an instructor.

Members
  • One 30 minute session ... $35.00
  • Four 30 minute sessions ... $130.00
  • Six 30 minute sessions ... $195.00
Non-Members
  • One 30 minute session ... $40.00
  • Four 30 minute sessions ... $150.00
  • Six 30 minute sessions ... $225.00

Semi-Private Swim

Create your own small group with a swim instructor

Semi-Private Members
  • One 30 minute session ... $25.00
  • Four 30 minute sessions ... $80.00
  • Six 30 minute sessions ... $110.00
Semi-Private Non-Members
  • One 30 minute session ... $30.00
  • Four 30 minute sessions ... $100.00
  • Six 30 minute sessions ... $120.00

Become a Certified Lifeguard

You must demonstrate some swimming skills to qualify for this class

You should be atleast 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course. Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously. Be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim to a starting point and surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Must be able to return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back returning to initial starting point. Candidates will enter and exit the water without a ladder or use of steps. Lastly, candidates must attend, be prepared and be on time for ALL sessions. Classes are held a couple times a year. Gives us a call at 718-758-5901

Get Re-Certified with the LIFEGUARD CHALLENGE class

In order to take part in a lifeguard challenge your certification must be close to expiration and still active. Participants must be ready to swim 300 yards continuously, perform 3 saves using the correct entries.

1. Active

2. Submerged

3. Spinal

Lifeguards must be prepared to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies using CPR/AED on a manikin. Classes are held a couple times a year. Gives us a call at 718-758-5901

Lifeguard Instructor

Yelitza Valle

Aquatics Director

y.valle@newsettlement.org

Hi, my name is Yelitza Valle, I’ve been teaching lifeguard training courses for over 10 years and have committed myself to train professional and responsible lifeguards.


Become A Certified Water Safety Instructor

You must demonstrate swimming skills consistent with stroke performance of a level 4 swimmer

Level 4 swimmers can perform the following for 25 yards: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breast Stroke , Sidestroke, Butterfly (15 yards) and be able to tread water for 1 minute on your front and back. You should be atleast 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course. Classes are held a couple times a year. Gives us a call at 718-758-5901

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR RE-ENTRY (WSI)

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors that have not met the requirements to renew the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification may do so with this course. Classes are held a couple times a year. Gives us a call at 718-758-5901


Watersafety Instructor

Fran Clifford

Water Safety Instructor

nsa.center@newsettlement.org

Hi, my name is Fran Clifford. I have been teaching swim classes for over 40 years. I am passionate about training new instructors at the New Settlement Community Center Pool. By the end of this course, you will be able to teach babies through senior citizens to swim and enjoy the water.


*Please note that all times and prices are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm current availability.

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