Our pool is closed due to complications with our most recent repairs. For alternative pool access, members may use the Whitehall or Shames JCC. For more information, please click here.

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