Swimming Lessons in the Bronx



Lots of parents have been asking about swimming lessons in the Bronx. So, Bronxmama has started to compile a list of the ones we have found, and will continue to add as we find more. Please leave a comment below if you would like to share a location you know of, or if you’d like to give your feedback on one listed.


Swimming Lessons in the Bronx:

NYC Parks and Recreation– The Parks Deptartment offers both year round indoor lessons and their summer outdoor Learn to Swim program at local parks. Sign up to find out when online registration is open and be ready to go in person the day of sign up. Several locations. FREE

Lehman College offers offer a range of swimming programs including swimming for beginners, advanced beginner swimming, pre-team swimming, child/ parent swimming, synchronized swimming, and aqua Zumba in their Olympic size swimming pool. Fees listed on site. 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

Reach Swim offers parent and child, group, adult, and private classes. 405 Grand Concourse. Check site for fees

BronxWorks-offers swimming lessons in their community center’s indoor swimming pool. Reasonable fees. 1130 Grand Concourse.

Bronx YMCA– Offers swimming lessons for different age groups from preschool and up. 2 Castle Hill Avenue. Check site for fees.

Bronx House– Offers aquatics programs in their indoor pool. 990 Pelham Parkway South. Inquire about fees.

Maritime College– Offers private and semi-private swim lessons. Class is currently full, but check back for their Fall program. 6 Pennyfield Avenue

Aquabilities with Jennifer– Offers group swimming lessons, private individualized sessions and a competitive swim team. Also offers occupational therapy services to children and adults who have special needs. 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway. Fees listed on site.

Swim Academy at NYSC -Offers classes for all ages. 1601 Bronxdale Avenue. See site for membership info.

New Settlement Community Campus– offers a range of programs including swimming. Call 718.758.5901 for more info. 1501 Jerome Ave.

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club offers free swim lessons to members for Free. All you need is to pay the Yearly $5.00 membership to join and the classes are from Sept. till June

Riverdale Y offers several swim programs for all ages.

Kipps Bay Boys and Girls Club offers learn to swim programs through the American Red Cross

Fordham University is also host to swimming lessons which are offered through the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center.


  1. Classes are offered at Fordham. Registration is through the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center.


  2. Hi also Kipps Bay boys and girls club offers low cost swimming lessons. Just$65 for $10 lessons.


    1. Luisa, Thanks for the post, very helpful! It seems to be reasonably priced, which is great.


  3. The Riverdale Y is offering a full swim academy for the summer, as well as special 3-day swim intensive June 23-25! The information is at riverdaley.org/swim


  4. The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club- Located on 1665 Hoe Avenue offers free swim lessons to members for Free. All you need is to pay the Yearly $5.00 membership to join and the classes are from Sept. till June. Also we have the best swim team in the Bronx….


  5. Good Afternoon
    I will like information on free swimming classes for my 8 year old daughter

    thank you


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