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Dedicated to Teaching Individuals to Swim Confidently

About us


Swim Safe New York founders started their teaching journey in 1995 at James Madison High School swimming pool. Since it was founded, it has taken different names but it has always been a true believer in the integrity of the sport as well as the safe and correct ways to learn swimming. 


Swim Safe New York Inc is a 501c3. Here are some fun facts about our program:


  • Our founders have taught more than 15,000 students since 1995.

  • All of our main instructors have more than 20 years of teaching experience.

  • Our main instructors have Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR & AED, Water Safety Instructor, United States Swimming Coach, and American Swimming Coach Association licenses.

  • We offer classes of all levels ranging from beginner swimming to professional (national level).

  • Instructor/Student ratio for the Beginning level (level 1-2) is 1:4; for Intermediate (Level 3-4) 1:5-7; for Advanced (Level 5-7) 1:5-10.

  • We have qualified instructors and instructor aids who all have gone through extensive traineeship before becoming a staffed instructor.

  • We accept students aged 6 to 18 years in our children's program. Adult classes (19+) will only be available when there are 4 or more adults registered for the class. 


Our Mission and Goals:


  • First and foremost, to teach our students to swim safely

  • To teach our students to swim correctly using sound fundamental techniques to improve our student's physical conditioning

  • To raise each individual swimmer's confidence

  • And last but not least, to teach sportsmanship 

Our proceeds goes toward: 

  • Free community water safety work shops 

  • Our free annual community swimming competition. The competition allows swimmers to demonstrate their skills, water safety and enjoyment of swimming 

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