Swimming Lessons, Classes, & Teams for Kids in Westchester County

Swimming Lessons, Classes, & Teams for Kids in Westchester County

UPDATED December 2018: Are you looking to learn more about options for swim instruction for kids in Westchester County? Westchester Parent has compiled the best resources for you to select the right kind of instruction for your child’s skill level ...

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How Rowing Is Preparing Under-Resourced Students in Queens for Academic Success

How Rowing Is Preparing Under-Resourced Students in Queens for Academic Success

For 16 years, Row New York, a Queens-based organization, has been teaching under-resourced girls about rowing and the benefits that come along with the sport.

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Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Manhattan

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...

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Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Brooklyn

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...

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New York City’s YMCA Promotes Water Safety with New Swim Lessons

New York City’s YMCA Promotes Water Safety with New Swim Lessons

This month, the New York City YMCA is celebrating Water Safety Month at all 24 area locations with new and enhanced swim lessons to help kids stay safe this summer. The newly revised program offers four different stages of instruction, from basic c...

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Register for Free Swim Classes From the New York City Parks Department

Register for Free Swim Classes From the New York City Parks Department

There's just a few more days left to register for free swim classes via the New York City Parks Department. Up until March 19, 11:59pm you can fill out an application to be entered into the lottery for Spring session swim classes. The upcoming s...

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Purchase College Learn-to-Swim Program Adds Synchronized Swimming Classes

Purchase College Learn-to-Swim Program Adds Synchronized Swimming Classes

Purchase College Learn-to-Swim Program recently added synchronized swimming classes to their winter and spring offerings. The classes will be for children and adults who are level three or higher.

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Goldfish Swim School to Open Farmingdale Location

Goldfish Swim School to Open Farmingdale Location

Goldfish Swim School will soon open a location in Farmingdale, which is scheduled to start lessons Jan. 3, 2018 and will follow the same curriculum used at the location in Garden City.

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YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island's new swim lessons program is focused on safety, swim basics, and drowning prevention.

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Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

It's possible to drown hours or even days after leaving the pool. Here's what to watch out forl

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Row New York Takes Over Ownership of Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

Row New York Takes Over Ownership of Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

Row New York purchased the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River from the New York Restoration Project in spring 2017.

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Why Kids Should Learn the Sport of Rowing

Why Kids Should Learn the Sport of Rowing

Teamwork and discipline on the water lead to greater focus in the classroom.

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Swimming Company Offers New Classes and Programs

Swimming Company Offers New Classes and Programs

Swim swim swim I SAY adds water aerobics plus parent and tot classes.

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Long Island Kids' Gym and Education Center Offering Swim Lessons

Long Island Kids' Gym and Education Center Offering Swim Lessons

M.A.T.S.S. Kids’ Gym & Early Childcare Education Center in Syosset is now offering swimming lessons and instructions at the new Long Island Swim School.

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Where to Train Like an Olympian in the New York Area

Where to Train Like an Olympian in the New York Area

The Olympic Games may inspire your little one to go for gold and compete in the games someday, and every athlete must start somewhere. Here is our comprehensive list of sports programs and training centers in the New York City area for your aspirin...

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Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

An in-depth look at how the dedicated and well-trained crew of lifeguards keep everyone safe at water parks.

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The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

Why kids should learn to swim at a young age.

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Upper East Side Swim Program to Expand Classes

Upper East Side Swim Program to Expand Classes

Convent of the Sacred Heart aquatics program, on the Upper East Side, is offering more community classes and events this spring season.

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New Swim Program Available in Stamford for All Ages

New Swim Program Available in Stamford for All Ages

Take Me to the Water Swim School comes to Stamford, CT to share over 30 years of swim instruction experience.

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Local Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs

Below is a list of local swim programs in Westchester County, Fairfield County, and New York City to help children with special needs learn to swim, learn water safety, and become more independent.

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Teaching Children With Special Needs How To Swim

Water safety is crucial for all children, especially those with special needs, as drowning is the leading cause of death after a person with autism wanders from safety. We've gathered helpful information and tips to help children with special needs...

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Children of the Sound Moves to Port Chester

Westchester swim school Children of the Sound recently moved from the Courtyard Marriott in Rye to the Carver Center in Port Chester. The swim school offers individualized private and semi-private lessons to turn children into confident, capable, a...

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Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.

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Gateway Sports Club Offers Swim Lessons in Queens, Nassau, and Brooklyn

Gateway Sports Club, which offers swimming, tennis, soccer, and basketball lessons to children and adults in Queens, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, recently started offering its programs at James Madison High School in Bedford. The sports program als...

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Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids in Rockland County, NY

Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2015: This list of swimming program options for kids in the NYC suburbs covers Rockland County, including neibhrohoods such as West Nyack, Nanuet, Upper Saddle River, and New City. If you're looking for swimming lessons for kids in Sou...

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Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids on Long Island

Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2015: Your children can learn how to swim with our list of the best swimming classes and swimming pools for kids on Long Island, including Babylon, East Hampton, Islip, Riverhead, Kings Park, Patchogue, and Huntington Station.

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Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NYC

UPDATED JULY 2015: Does your child love to be in the water? Consult our list of top notch facilities that offer swimming classes and lessons for kids in New York City, including locations on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, East Vi...

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Swimming and Tennis Lessons and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Swimming and Tennis Lessons and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JULY 2015: Do your children want to learn how to swim or play tennis? Check out our list of facilities that offer swimming and tennis lessons and classes for kids in Fairfield County, including Westport, Fairfield, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbur...

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Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids in Queens, NY

Swimming Lessons and Programs for Kids in Queens, NY

UPDATED JULY 2015: If you're looking for local swimming pools and swimming classes for kids in Queens, NYC, you'll be pleased to see this list includes local options in Astoria, Middle Village, Flushing, Long Island City, and Forest Hills. This lis...

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Long Island Dad on Mission to Make Swim Time Safer for Kids

One Long Island dad is making it his mission to teach children about pool and swimming safety through the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.

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Ask The Expert: Swim and Water Safety For Kids This Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and that means pools, beaches, and water sports galore. But when you spend time near the water with your kids, the number one thought for many parents is water safety. As temperatures begin to heat up and Memorial...

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Swimming and Tennis Lessons and Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, LI

Is your child an aspiring swimmer or tennis pro? Help them hone their skills with swimming or tennis classes. We

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Summer Pool Safety Tips for Kids

Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach.

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Swimming Schools in Rockland County, NY

These swimming schools for kids in Rockland County, New York, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.

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Swimming Schools in Westchester County, NY

These swimming schools for kids in Westchester County, New York, offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.

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Swimming Schools on Long Island

These swimming schools for kids on Long Island offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.

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Swimming Schools in NYC

Find swimming schools for kids in New York City that offer everything from beginners' swim lessons to competitive swimming instruction.

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Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Aims to Stop Drowning Deaths

A new nonprofit task force on Long Island will spread the word about water safety this summer to prevent death and injuries due to drowning.

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When to Start Your Child in Swim Lessons

Wondering what age is best to start your child in swimming lessons? Read on for advice from local experts.

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Competitive Swimming and Diving: Is It the Right Sport for Your Child?

Competitive swimmers and divers are often in better physical condition than their athletic peers. The sport, which provides excellent all-around exercise, also takes real commitment. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for your child.

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Indoor Water Parks in the Northeast

Indoor Water Parks in the Northeast

Indoor water parks are a perfect family vacation option during the cold winter months. We've rounded up six awesome indoor water parks that are within easy traveling distance of the New York metro area.

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How to Prepare Your Family for Ocean Swimming

Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean.

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Just for Moms: The Best Bathing Suits for Summer

If you're among the many women who have come to dread swimsuit season and its skimpy options, check out this season's more modest options that have every body type covered.

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New Places, New Programs in Westchester: October 2009

What's new in Westchester County this fall.

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Sunburn In Early Years Increases Risks

The majority of sun exposure occurs during the first 18 years and this exposure has a cumulative effect.

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Brrr…Time to Swim

During the winter season, swimming lessons are a great way to keep kids fit, happy, and comfortable.

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Summer Hair Care for Young Campers and Swimmers

Summer fun can wreak havoc on kids' delicate scalp and hair. Here tips to help make summer hair care a breeze.

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The Right Pursuit at the Right Time

As parents, we want to be able to expose our children to the arts, or to sports, but we also want to make sure our kids can maximize their experiences by starting them at the right time. We went to the experts to ask that important question: When ...

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