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Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Manhattan

Find summer camps in Manhattan with daily or weekly swimming.


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In addition to being a fun activity during the hot summer months, learning to swim has another big benefit: Children also learn how to be safe when they’re in and near the water. If your child hasn’t yet mastered the skill of swimming safely, there are numerous camps in Manhattan that offer learn-to-swim programs, as well as daily swimming for fun. We’ve compiled a list of summer camps in Manhattan that offer swimming on a regular basis, including day and specialty camps in Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Battery Park City, Downtown Manhattan, Chelsea, Murray Hill, and Kipps Bay.

92Y Camps
1395 Lexington Ave.; New York, NY | Upper East Side
212-415-5573

Campers swim twice daily: [1] Red Cross-certified swim instruction, and [2] free swim. We have three large pools; two are used for teaching. We evaluate swim skills during the first week, and then place campers in an appropriate group. The pools are staffed by water safety instructors and certified lifeguards.

Advantage Day Camp
West Side: 522 W. 44th St., East Side: 281 Main St. Roosevelt Island
212-935-0250

Instructional or recreational swimming is offered daily. Classes are taught by certified lifeguards. Campers have the opportunity to learn a critical life skill while cooling off on hot summer days!

Advantage Jr. Tennis Camp
281 Main St. Roosevelt Island, NY
212

Instructional or recreational swimming is offered daily. Classes are taught by certified lifeguards. Campers have the opportunity to learn a critical life skill while cooling off on hot summer days!

Asphalt Green
555 E. 90th St.
212-298-7900

Campers get daily swim instruction from our highly trained staff at our on-site pools. World-renowned coach Milt Nelms, who has trained Olympic gold medalists, brings cutting-edge technique to our program. Campers progress through swim levels throughout the summer and build comfort, confidence, and technique in the water.

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10128
212-410-9140

Children, ages 4 and older, enjoy instructional and free swim twice weekly at The New York Sports Club, located right down the block from BAE. Certified aquatics instructors ensure that everyone is safe and happy at the pool while learning to swim.

Camp Clio
YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT
984-439-2308

Camp Clio
YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT
984-439-2308

What's better than swimming on a hot summer day? Improve your stroke, learn to breathe to the side, learn to swim, or just to blow bubbles with our lifeguard instructors.

Camp Henry at Henry Street Settlement
301 Henry St., Lower East Side
212-254-3100

Campers enjoy free swim twice each week at a large nearby municipal swimming pool, under the supervision of lifeguards and camp staff.

Camp Hillard
26 Elizabeth St. Scarsdale NY 10583
914-949-8857

Seven beautiful heated pools, each designed for a specific swim level and age group, allow for optimal safety, supervision, and personalized attention. Campers are able to move up from our junior camp pools to our mid-sized pools to our two Olympic-size pools as their ability increases.

Camp Settoga
127 Call Hollow Road
646-505-4430

Camp Settoga’s aquatics program focuses on skill development and water safety. Instructional and freestyle swim sessions are offered to campers daily in our heated, Olympic-size swimming pool. Campers are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors in a small 4-to-1 ratio swim group. Towel service is provided to all swimmers.

Deer Mountain Day Camp
63 Call Hollow Rd
845-354-2727

We have six heated, age-specific pools, and a welcoming, extensively trained, Red Cross-certified swim staff—all to ensure safety, develop confidence, and produce aquatic milestones. All campers swim twice each day, for instruction and recreation, five days a week. Throughout the summer, our instructors keep you up-to-date with your child’s swim accomplishments.

Deerkill Day Camp
54 Wilder Road
845-354-1466

Swimming is a vital part of Deerkill’s camp program. All campers swim twice daily in one of our three heated swimming pools. They receive 40 minutes of daily, small group swim instruction taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors as well as a 40 minutes of “free swim”.

Downtown Day Camp
120 Warren St.. New York, NY /Tribeca
212-766-1104 x1250

Swimming lessons are in our beautiful, private, Downtown Community Center pool with an aquatics staff of 10 people assisted by each group’s counselors. It’s the most popular part of our camp program! Our curriculum offers a firm foundation for non-swimmers and beginners, while challenging experienced swimmers to progress even more!

Dwight Summer Camp
2116 First Ave., Upper East Side
917-551-6424

We have a 25-yard, six-lane indoor swimming pool with trained lifeguards. Swim instruction can be daily or three times a week, depending on the camp program.

Future Stars Summer Camps
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-273-8500

At Future Stars each of our programs consist of an hour of daily recreational swim (*some programs offer instructional swim to our youngest campers). In addition to recreational swim, our Swim Camp offers a competitive swim atmosphere for campers to refine and excel their skills for competition.

Harbor Haven Day Camp
West Orange, New Jersey
908-964-5411

A heated, outdoor, on-site pool creates the opportunity for all age groups to learn and improve their swim abilities. From the reluctant swimmer to the expert swimmer everyone loves pool time at Harbor Haven. American Red Cross-certified swim instructors provide an awesome program.

Montessori International Summer Camp
347 East 55th St.
212-223-4630

Ages 4 and older are invited to participate in weekly swim lessons taught by swim coaches. Older children are taught skills appropriate to their level.

Oasis Camp in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side
646-698-1800

With a strong emphasis on safety, our facilities provide campers with a great place to cool off, improve skills, and have fun. We feature an American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program under the strict supervision of our own aquatics directors, instructors and life guards.

Oasis Camp in Downtown
285 Delancey St., Downtown Manhattan
646-519-5058

With a strong emphasis on safety, our facilities provide campers with a great place to cool off, improve skills, and have fun. We feature an American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program under the strict supervision of our own aquatics directors, instructors and life guards.

Pierce Country Day Camp
37 Mineola Ave., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-2211

Our Aquatics program boasts seven age-specific heated pools, an interactive sprayground, and the only indoor pool and high-dive in all of day camping (for our older campers). We teach the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program and all campers swim twice per day. The Pierce Aquatics program is unrivaled in day camping.

Tabor Summer Camp
66 Spring St.
508-291-8342

Tabor Summer Camp offers engaging activities and enrichment courses such as: Art, Basketball, Clay, Crafts, Drama, ESL, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Marine Science, Photography, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Theater Arts, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Please browse through our website to find out more about our wonderful opportunities.

YMCA Summer Camps
Locations across Manhattan
212-630-9720

It wouldn't be summer without trips to the pool! YMCA Summer Camps provide campers with plenty of opportunities to splish and splash regardless of swimming ability. Children will learn to swim and sharpen their skills under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards and aquatics staff.


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