Riverdale YM-YWHA

Learn to Swim


Swimming and water exercise are essential to a complete body, mind and overall well-being; and the Riverdale Y!'s state-of-the-art saline system pool is healthy to the skin and immune system, and non-irritating to your swimming enjoyment.


Our aquatics programs and pool community are as diverse as the Riverdale neighborhood. There are opportunities for every level, so come on in!



Infant and Toddler Swimming (6 mos-3 yrs)

Click here for mommy-and-me / daddy-and-me classes.


Preschool Swim (3-4 yrs)

Click here for classes for your independent preschooler.


Afterschool-Age Swimming (5-14 yrs)

Click here for our full Learn-to-Swim curriculum.


Adult Swim (18 yrs +)

Click here to learn about our adult swim programs.


Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

For children (starting at 3 yrs old) and adults. Learn 1:1 (private lessons) or 2:1 (semi-private/buddy lesson). These focused and specialized swim lessons are catered to each individual’s swim needs. More here.


Swim Team

Try out for one of our Swim Teams!

Riverdale Rapids Swim Team — ages 6-17.
Master's Swim — for competitive adults.

Free aquatic fitness classes for members

Aqua Zumba, Aqua Aerobics for Seniors, Swim-a-thons, Approach the Coach…we're always developing new programs where you can make the most of the aquatics program that's part of your Y! Membership.
Learn more about our group aquatics fitness classes included in your Y! membership here.


A swim cap is required for every swimmer regardless of age or gender.

Program Contact

Felicha Bennett, 
Aquatics Director

 Click Here for
Pool Schedule

 Click here to register

 Click Here for American Red Cross Courses

5625 Arlington Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 548-8200

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