Class Options

Our “perpetual swim classes system” allows you to join whenever there is space in a class. Our swim classes are divided by age and ability. You can check schedules and register online for any of the classes below. We are continually adding more swim classes and lessons, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please email us.

Pre-School Classes

Bathtime Babies

Our first-time “Bathtime Baby” class is FREE for parents and babies ages two to six months old. This class is designed and offered to parents of newborns, ages two to six months old. Parents are instructed on how to use their bath time at home with their babies for socialization, bonding, and introduction to the wonderful world of water. Parents should bring:

  • 2 Reusable diapers (we sell in our Swim Shop),
  • Car Seat for baby while you dress, favorite bath time toy,
  • Bottle or breastfeeding prep, and
  • A calm, relaxed attitude (Babies pick up on your stress).

Baby & Me

  • Age 2-24 months
  • Class Length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: None. Must wear 2 reusable swim pants (we have them for sale in our swim shop.) No disposable diapers.
  • Goals: Fun songs and aquatic activities increase confidence while babies learn to submerge comfortably with eight to ten-second breath control. Our instructors lead the parents with their babies in the water. Little Dolphins Swim Academy teaches swimming in a warm and loving environment with effective and time tested techniques.

Toddler & Me

  • 24 to 48 months
  • Class Length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: None. Under 3 or not potty trained must wear two reusable swim pants (We sell in our Swim Shop.) No disposable diapers.
  • Goals: To become comfortable for group lessons. Toddlers are challenged to be more independent in a fun environment and through the water. We teach a delicate balance at this level between allowing enough independence for toddlers to embrace swimming as transportation, but not allowing them to flounder in the water, fighting for survival. Our instructors will help guide parents so that they don’t hold the toddlers so close he can’t experience buoyancy and swimming.

Gold Fish I

  • Age 24-36 months
  • Class Length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can leave Mom/Dad to take a group lesson; can allow water over the head
  • Goals: Kids learn how to put their head comfortably underwater; float independently, and swim five feet. Swimmers advance when they meet our LDSA curriculum of ten skills.

Get Wet

  • Ages 3-6 (Kindergarten and younger)
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: Can leave Mom/Dad to take swim lessons.
  • Goals: Students learn how to comfortably leave mom and dad, put their head underwater, and form a streamlined position. Swimmers advance when they meet our LDSA curriculum of six skills.

Get Gliding

  • Ages 3-6 (Kindergarten and younger)
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Required Ability: Go underwater independently, jumping, or from a seated position.
  • Goals: Independent floats, glides (streamline push-offs), and swimming five feet without any assistance.

Beginner I

  • Ages 3-6 (Kindergarten and younger)
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can float independently of instructor; can blow bubbles and achieve 5 relaxed bobs; can kick on their back with support behind their head/neck.
  • Goals: Students learn to swim across the pool with rotary breathing and on their back.

Advanced Beginner I

  • Ages 3-6 (Kindergarten or below)
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can swim 40 feet freestyle with rotary breathing, on their back, and can surface dive to the bottom with some help.
  • Goals: Students learn how to single-arm kick w/noodle w/ balanced breathing; swim elementary backstroke. Swimmers advance when they meet our LDSA curriculum of ten skills.

First Grade and Older Classes

Beginner II

  • Ages 6-12 (first grade and older)
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can pour water over the head; can leave Mom/Dad to take a swim class.
  • Goals: Students learn how to swim front crawl w/ rotary breathing; swim backstroke one length. Swimmers advance when they meet our LDSA curriculum of ten skills.

Advanced Beginner II

  • Ages 6-16 (first grade and older)
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can swim 40 feet of freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke. They can perform a roll from front to back and can surface dive to the bottom with some help.
  • Goals: Students improve their freestyle and backstroke technique, and learn breaststroke kick and basic butterfly. Swimmers advance when they meet our LDSA curriculum of ten skills.

Intermediate

  • Ages 6-16 (first grade and older)
  • Class length: 45 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can swim 4 lengths of the pool w/ rotary breathing; can swim breaststroke; can butterfly for one length.
  • Goals: Students learn how to perform a flip turn; swim a continuous 100 yard medley of the four strokes. Swimmers advance by swimming crawl, back, and breaststroke for multiple lengths of the pool.

Super-Dolphin Squad

  • Ages 6-16
  • Class length: 45 minutes
  • Required ability: Child can swim 4 lengths of the pool w/ rotary breathing; can swim breaststroke; can butterfly one length.
  • Goals: Students learn superior competitive swimming skills, including a flip turn and all four competitive strokes with extensive work on increasing their distance per stroke. Many students will use this class as a supplement to joining a competitive swimming team.

Adult Beginner

  • Ages: 14 and up
  • Class length: 45 minutes
  • This class will be geared to the ability of the participants. However, its primary goal is to become relaxed in the water, float and kick comfortably and then learn to swim with rotary breathing.

Advanced Adult Beginner

  • Ages 14 and up
  • Class length: 45 minutes
  • Required ability: Adults that can swim freestyle (one length with rotary breathing
  • Goals: To refine technique and develop backstroke, and breaststroke

My daughters have just signed up the end of February and my 7-year old can already swim freestyle down the length of the pool. My 5-year old is floating on her back and practicing freestyle and back stroke. The class size is small, the coaches are very attentive, and the director is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable on swim techniques and teaching children.

– Sara F.

I would like to thank you for all you’re doing to make learning how to swim a great experience for the children…personally, my two daughters. The mat in the changing room helps a lot, and the room is nice and warm when they go back to get dressed. The ‘Baby and Me’ class is so much better now that we are separated from the toddlers. I feel honored that my daughter, Alejandra, had you as her coach this morning…she was very excited about all the things she learned!

My husband and I are very happy to see the progress of our children and we highly recommend your swim academy. I work at a pre-school and I would love to share some flyers there. Thank you again for all you do!

– Flor C.

My family is taking child and adult classes with Little Dolphins. We are thrilled and more than satisfied! The instructors and Coach Chuck are amazing and very motivating. They are kind and experienced, and handle the children (and adults) well. My boys and me have moved from being afraid to put our faces in the water…to having fun and being able to execute several different strokes. While the lessons are in a ‘group’, the instructors work one-one with us to improve our form.

– Paula R.

For more information, please email us at info@swimldsa.com or call (732) 560-8000.