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347-913-4417

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

Program Contact

Felicha Bennett, 
Aquatics Director
347-913-4417
FBennett@RiverdaleY.org


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SPECIAL NEEDS
Instructors use supportive teaching tactics and flexible, responsive
curricula. Instructors are trained to use exaggerated facial expressions when needed, and visual aids such as skill cards, which can help autistic children process information and understand what they are asked to do. Water safety is our top priority in all our swim lessons. We use a step by step gentle approach that makes learning to swim fun. Contact Felicha Bennett, Aquatics Director, for more information.

 

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
The Riverdale Y's certified and dedicated staff is committed to helping you reach your swim goals. Whether you're just getting started or eager to improve, these focused and specialized swim lessons are catered to your particular swim needs. Learn either one-on-one (private lessons) or with a buddy (semi-private lessons). For children and adults.

 

PRIVATE LESSON RATES:
30-minutes           $40 y members / $52 regular
5/30-minutes       $180 y members / $235 regular
60-minutes           $80 y members / $105 regular
5/60-minutes       $380 y members / $475 regular

 

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON RATES (PER PERSON):
30-minutes          $30 y members / $42 regular

5/30-minutes      $140 y members / $185 regular
60-minutes         $60 y members / $82 regular

5/60-minutes     $290 y members / $390 regular

 

NOTE: There is a 24-hour cancellation/rescheduling policy Instructors use supportive teaching tactics and flexible, responsive curricula. Instructors are trained to use exaggerated facial expressions when needed, and visual aids such as skill cards, which can help autistic children process information and understand what they are asked to do. Water safety is our top priority in all our swim lessons. We use a step by step gentle approach that makes learning to swim fun. Contact Felicha Bennett, Aquatics Director, for more information.

 

Private lessons can be set up to meet clients schedule.

 

Instructors appreciate the need to work with each child to understand individual needs, their interests, their challenges and their fears. Our instructors are trained to exercise extreme patience and use exaggerated facial expressions, when necessary, and visual aids such as skill cards, which can help autistic children process information and understand what they are asked to do. Instructors are also going to use child-centered teaching tactics and be flexible during the lesson to meet the individual need of every child.

Water safety is our top priority in all our our swim lessons. We will use a step by step gentle approach that will make learning to swim fun. Children will progress at their own pace and will move on when they are fully ready to take on the next challenge.

 

 

 

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