Everybody in the pool!
Even though the calendar says January, summer is only a few short months away. With that in mind, SUNY Maritime College’s Community Programs office is once again offering reasonably priced group and private swimming lessons for adults and kids. All classes are held in Maritime’s Olympic sized pool, in the Athletics Building, on the college’s Throggs Neck campus, and taught by skilled aquatics instructors.
Swim Classes For Kids
Swimming classes for children begin on January 17. Classes will be held on January 17, 24, 31, February 7,14,21,28 and March 7.
Beginner swim classes are age based and are grouped for kids 1-3; 2-5; 4-5; 4-6; 5-7; 6-8; 6-9 and 9-13.
Children’s group swimming lessons are: $120 per child. The deadline for registration is January 14.
Private lessons for children and adults are also available and will be held on the same dates. The private lesson fee is: $280 for eight half-hour sessions, with one-on-one instruction.
Semi-private lessons, that also include eight and a half hour sessions and are designed for either two adults of the same skill level, or two children of the same skill level, are available at a cost of $430 (for two people). Registration deadline is also January 14.
Please call (718) 409-5985 for time and availability for private and semi-private swim lessons.
Swim Team Prep Class
Teenagers, ages 13-16, who swim competitively can take part in the Swim Team Prep Class held the same eight Saturdays in January, February and the first weekend of March. The cost for the Swim Team Prep Class is $150 and includes special attention to diving and speed techniques, as well as skill building for competitive swimmers. Registration deadline is January 14.
American Red Cross
Teens age 15 and up may enroll in Maritime’s American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. Students must be strong swimmers and pass a rigorous pre-test. 5 to 9 p.m., February 23; March 2,9,16,23,30 and April 6, 20. The course fee is $380 and covers the regulation 31 ¼ hours required by the American Red Cross for lifeguard certification. Registration deadline is February 9.
Family Swim Time, Adult Lap Time and Water Aerobics classes for adults are also available this winter.
To lean more about all of these and other Community Programs that include Cake Decorating, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, and Defensive Driving offered this winter at SUNY Maritime College, visit: www.sunymaritime.edu/communityprograms.