Pool and beach (and bikini) season is almost here! Whether your kid needs the bubble-blowing basics or a diving board refresher course, there are plenty of swim class options all over Queens.


Your Local YMCA

Is your child a guppy, an eel or a shark? No matter your child’s swimming expertise, the YMCA has a class with a cute name to meet their needs. The varying levels range from baby beginner to advanced water rescue skills. Four Queens locations (Cross Island, Flushing, Jamaica, Long Island City) offer a comprehensive schedule of youth aquatics classes.


Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Aquatic Center

Kids will certainly find some swim-spiration at this state of the art facility. While the center hosts numerous swimming and diving competitions, it also offers swim lessons at varying levels. Whether they are just getting their toes wet in the Tiny Tots classes or participating in the Saturday lessons for bigger kids (ages 6-17), the indoor Olympic-size pool is an ideal place for little ones to learn how to swim.


Church of the Gardens Community House

This 80-year-old neighborhood institution offers everything from water exploration classes (Pamper Paddlers) to competitive level instruction (Beyond Level 5). Swimming lessons at this nonprofit, nonsectarian community-minded facility are offered year-round and open to non-members.