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“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.” ― Woodrow Wilson

Swim & Aquatics

From synchronized swimming to special-needs lessons, The Riverdale Y’s swim program offers a rich variety of aquatic programs and age-appropriate classes taught by Red Cross certified instructors. Our aquatics programs range from aqua Zumba to swim team, to lifeguard certification and CPR training.

Swim instruction, based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim curriculum, is tailored for all ages, six months to senior, and for all skill and fitness levels. Water safety is emphasized throughout. So jump on in! Our heated, 25-yard, Salt Synergy pool is good for your health and kind to your skin and eyes.

The Y’s pool schedule includes dedicated lap swim, gender-specific swim time and open swim. Private and semi-private instruction is available.

Felicha Bennett

Director, Aquatics

(347) 913-4417

Felicha, the Y’s Aquatics director, has more than 20 years’ experience in swim instruction, including aquatics director stints at the Third Avenue YWCA, the Prospect Park YMCA and Pacplex, all…

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swimming lessons


Group Swim Lessons


Private & Semi Private Swim


Riverdale Rapids Swim Team


Red Cross Programs



Felicha Bennett

Director, Aquatics

Jacqueline Ramirez

Assistant Director, Aquatics

Susan Murray

Swim Team Coach