Swim

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

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. Take a dip in our heated, 25 yard pool and try it yourself!

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

Programs

Group Swim Lessons

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Private & Semi Private Swim

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Rapids Swim Stroke Clinics

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Riverdale Rapids Swim Team

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Red Cross Programs

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Skyview Summer Swim

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Staff

Felicha Bennett

Director, Aquatics

Jacqueline Ramirez

Assistant Director, Aquatics

Susan Murray

Swim Instructor

Pool Schedule

Effective Sep 15 - Nov 2, 2019

Sunday

6:30 am - 8:00 am Lap Swim ONLY

8:00 am - 9:30 am 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

9:30 am - 11:00 am 2 Lanes Swim Academy / 1 Lane Open / 1 Lane Lap

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Swim Academy ONLY (NO Lap or Open Lanes)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 3 Lanes Swim Academy / 1 Lane Lap / NO OPEN LANES

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lap Lanes / 1 Open Lane

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lap Lane / NO OPEN LANES

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 2 Lap Lanes / 2 Open Lanes

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm WOMEN ONLY 2 Lap Lanes / 2 Open Lanes

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MEN ONLY 2 Lap Lane / 2 Open Lane

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm 2 Lap Lanes / 2 Open Lanes

Monday

5:30 am - 8:00 am LAP SWIM ONLY

8:00 am - 10:15 am 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

10:15 am - 11:15 am (SENIOR CENTER) 3 Lanes Water Exercise/1 Lap Lane

11:15 am - 4:00 pm 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3 Lanes After School Swim / 1 Lap Lane

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2 Lanes Swim Academy / 2 Lanes Rapids (NO Lap/Open Lane)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Rapids ONLY (NO Lap/ Open Lanes)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm WOMEN ONLY 2 Lanes SAR Girls Swim Team / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm 3 Lanes Lap / 1 Lane Open

Tuesday

5:30 pm - 8:00 am Lap Swim ONLY

8:00 am - 10:30 am 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

10:30 am - 11:30 am 3 Lanes AquaFit w/ Yvette / 1 Lap Lane

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 2 Lap Lanes / 2 Open Lanes

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm WOMEN ONLY 2 Lap Lanes / 2 Open Lanes

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2 Lap Lane / 2 Open Lanes

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm After School Swim 2 Lanes / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Open / 1 Lane Lap

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 3 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Lap

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 2 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm 3 Lanes Lap / 1 Lane Open

Wednesday

5:30 am - 8:00 am LAP SWIM ONLY

8:00 am - 10:15 am 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

10:15 am - 11:15 am (SENIOR CENTER) 1 Lanes Water Exercise/ 1 Lap Lane

11:15 am - 3:30 pm 2 Lane Lap / 2 Lane Open

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 2 Lanes Swim Academy/ 1 Lane Open / 1 Lane Lap

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm After School Swim ONLY ( NO Lap/ Open Lanes)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2 Lanes Swim Academy / 2 Lanes Rapids (NO LAP/OPEN LANE)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 3 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Open ( NO LAP LANES)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 2 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 2 Lanes Swim Academy / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

9:00 pm - 9:45 pm 3 Lanes Lap / 1 Lane Open

Thursday

5:30 am - 8:00 am LAP SWIM ONLY

8:00 am - 1:30 pm 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (WOMEN ONLY) 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2 Lanes After school Swim/ 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Ripples / 1 Lane Open (NO LAP LANES)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 3 Lanes Rapids / 1 Lane Lap (NO OPEN LANES)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 1 Lane Master's Stroke Clinic / 2 Lanes Rapids / 1 Open Lane

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

8:30 pm - 9:45 pm (MEN ONLY) 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

Friday

5:30 am - 8:00 am LAP SWIM ONLY

8:00 am - 9:00 am 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lanes Open

9:00 am - 10:00 am 2 Lanes Aqua Fit w. Jackie / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

10:00 am - 10:30 am 2 Lanes Swim Academy / 1 Lane Lap / 1 Lane Open

10:30 am - 4:00 pm 2 Lanes Lap / 2 Lane Open

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 2 Lanes After School / 1 Lane Open / 1 Lane Lap

Saturday