Swimming Lessons in Westchester

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Swimming Lessons in Westchester

Learning to swim is one of childhood’s most important challenges—and it isn’t exclusive to the summer. While kids can certainly learn to swim at one of these incredible Westchester programs or summer camps, they will also greatly benefit from a year-round, indoor lesson taught by a professional. Westchester swimming lessons, either small group or private, keep children safe and help them master technique. Plus, swimming lessons are fun, social and can improve kids’ physical and mental health. Read on to check out where you can find swimming lessons for kids in Westchester.

Psst…check out more about Westchester’s Learn to Swim Program for Kids

Club Fit

Find private and semi-private classes at Club Fit. This includes lessons taught by American Red Cross Certified Instructors who will guide your beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Additionally, they offer group swim lessons for parents and their children (ages six months-2.5 years); pre-school swim lessons (ages 2.5-4 years old); swim level 1; 2; 3;4; and 5, based on level and ability. 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 and 600 Bank Road, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535

Goldfish Swim School

A chain of state-of-the-art swimming facilities, Goldfish Swim School has a center in Yorktown Heights and New Rochelle. They teach small classes with a play-based curriculum for kids ages four months old-12 years old as well as Jump Start Clinics to a competitive team called Swim Force. Goldfish’s pools are maintained at 90-degrees and parents can watch from comfortable viewing galleries equipped with free Wi-Fi and snacks. 92 Triangle Center Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 and 14 Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers year-round private and semi-private classes for kids 12 months-18 years olds, ranging from beginners to competitive swimmers. Additionally, they offer family open swim and kids can participate in their swim team. The Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown also offers swim lessons for kids 6 months to 12 years old. See their website for a class schedule or to inquire about private lessons. 999 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583


This swim school provides kids swim lessons in small, warm-water pools, with a 360-degree video feedback technology used by Olympic athletes. Lessons are for all ages and feature the most up-to-date swimming techniques to help students learn while prioritizing water safety, learning water safety skills, how to master your swim stroke, and more. Additionally, they have programs for kids with special needs, and free trial classes.  3 Westchester Plaza Lower Level, Elmsford, NY 10523

Swim Tank

With two locations in Westchester (West Harrison and Mamaroneck), Swim Tank emphasizes the emotional and physical development of children (ages 4 months to 13 years) by breaking lessons down into small achievable milestones. Students are challenged individually, based on their own personal progress and goals, and then earn badges when they master a specific group of skills. 120 Madison St Mamaroneck, NY 10543

The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester

The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester offers affordable swim lessons five days a week for toddlers (6 months-3½ years) and their parents, preschool-age kids, and kids ages 5-15 years old. The classes for older kids range from an introduction class to stroke refinement. Classes are taught in six-seven week blocks four times a year. 351 Main St, Mt Kisco, NY 10549


The program at Swimfinity is intense (private 10-minute lessons four days a week), but it works (or you continue for free.) And the instructors don’t just throw kids in the pool, either. They aim to make learning fun by teaching children to be independent, so they can feel comfortable and confident in water.

Aquabilities with Jennifer has several locations in Westchester and is opening a new center soon in White Plains. All-star swimmers teach weekly group classes for all ages and levels, plus private and semi-private lessons on demand. Their Aqua-Fast Track program uses personalized 15-minute lessons to help new swimmers acquire skills faster than group lessons. There’s also occupational therapy and competitive swim strategy classes.  55 Fields Ln, North Salem, NY 10560


Members of the YWCA of White Plains, as well as the YMCA of Rye and the YMCA of New Rochelle, can enroll in swimming lessons for kids ages 6 months to 18 years old. Group classes are offered in a range of levels and include water safety instruction. Private lessons are also available. More advanced swimmers can sign up for lifeguard training and/or join the Y’s competitive swim team. 

Sunsational Swim

If you are lucky enough to have your own pool, or want to team up with a friend who does, consider, Sunsational Swim whose highly professional instructors (certified in CPR and First Aid) are mobile and flexible. Packages for kids six months and older are available in six, 12 or 18 lessons.