At Saf-T-Swim Riverhead, we believe swimming is a fundamental life-saving skill that opens the door to special moments in and around the water. Whether you want your child to develop life-saving water safety skills, participate in elite competitions, or simply learn fundamental strokes, our kid’s swimming lessons are ideal for all ages and abilities.
Our children's swim lessons are tailored to each student's individual needs, whether they hope to learn basic water safety or refine existing skills to compete individually or as part of a swim team. Our small class sizes and warm water pools help kids feel comfortable and confident without the overwhelming distractions that often come with large swim classes.
Swimming lessons for kids at Saf-T-Swim Riverhead teaches the five essential learn to swim skills every child should know: buoyancy, arm/leg motion, breath control, body positioning, and one of the most important, flotation!
Swimming is an essential life skill that will make your kids safer. Sadly, drowning is still a leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 5. Giving your child swimming lessons empowers them with skills and experiences that keep them safer in and around water.
Swimming is also a great way to get exercise, participate socially with other children, and enjoy special moments with friends and family. Whether they’re splashing in a backyard pool, enjoying some family fun at the beach, or attending a pool party with friends, all kids can benefit from being stronger, safer swimmers.
Intro to Water (4 mo.-36 mo.)
10:1 Ratio | Class puts an emphasis on water safety skills and foundational swimming skills. Parent and child work together through age-appropriate activities and fun through songs and games.
Water Comfort & Water Safety Basics (24 mo. – 36 mo.)
3:1 Ratio | Class focuses on fundamental swimming and safety skills while learning how to safely be a part of a group class.
BEGINNER 1 – Introduction to Water Safety and Swimming Foundations (Ages 3+)
4:1 Ratio | This class puts the FUN in fundamentals! Our swimmers will learn basic water safety and foundational swimming skills. Beginner 1 focuses on the swimmer’s body position and kick, which build a strong foundation for the rest of their swimming experience, all while learning the joy of swimming!
BEGINNER 2 – Water Safety and Swimming Foundations
4:1 Ratio | Swimmers enhance basic water safety skills and strengthen their ability to self-rescue. Confidence builds to new heights as swimmers conquer foundational swimming skills independently.
BEGINNER 3 – Water Safety and Basic Strokes
4:1 Ratio | Swimmers jump all in for our Beginner 3 class! Swimmers will become proficient in body position, buoyancy and kicking. At this level, swimmers will focus on how their arms help pull them through the water and get them to safety. We continue to build upon their safety skills and introduce additional ones as swimmers develop.
BEGINNER 4 –Water Safety and Stroke Development
4:1 Ratio | Swimmers reach new depths (literally and figuratively) in our Beginner 4 class. Swimmers learn independent freestyle side breathing and develop backstroke technique and endurance. Safety skills remain a key aspect and become more challenging.
INTERMEDIATE 1 - Stroke Development: Freestyle, Backstroke, Intro to Breaststroke
4:1 Ratio | Swimmers build upon their foundations in freestyle and backstroke with endurance and technique work. As we continue to refine those strokes, swimmers begin an introduction to breaststroke with the breaststroke kick. As we are never done teaching about safety, we will continue working with our swimmers on water safety skills.
INTERMEDIATE 2 - Stroke Development: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Intro to Butterfly
4:1 Ratio | Swimmers continue developing freestyle and backstroke techniques and endurance, refine their breaststroke and are introduced to butterfly, beginning with the dolphin kick. Swimmers will build on their self-rescue with additional stamina and skills.
INTERMEDIATE 3 - Stroke Development: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly
4:1 Ratio | Our swimmers thrive in our Intermediate 3 class! Swimmers work on refining all four strokes with different drills all while focusing on technique. Along with swimming proficiency, swimmers gain strength and endurance.
ADVANCED 1 – Technique Refinement & Proficiency
4:1 Ratio | We believe that stronger swimmers are safer swimmers. Our Advanced 1 class builds stamina in all four strokes while refining each swimmer’s technique to make them more efficient in the water. There is an emphasis on swimming longer distances and building endurance. Our safety priorities continue in our advanced levels as we work on fostering those skills.
ADVANCED 2 – Endurance & Advanced Techniques
4:1 Ratio | Advanced 2 is the final level of our learn-to-swim program. At this level, swimmers will focus on most advanced stroke refinement and efficient technique while swimming distances that will challenge them to be their very best. Graduates of this level are strong, well-rounded swimmers, with a vast repertoire of water safety skills and knowledge.
Private lessons are available for all skill levels and are a great option for those looking to progress or refine skills quickly. Classes are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis.
Semi-private lessons are available for all skill levels and are a great option for siblings or friends to be in the same class. Classes are typically scheduled on a weekly, ongoing basis. Swimmers are typically required to book with their semi-private class partner.
At Saf-T-Swim Riverhead, we center our classes on water safety to help young swimmers learn to love and respect the water. Our highly trained and enthusiastic team of instructors in Riverhead are dedicated to providing every student with a safe, attentive, and fun environment to learn fundamental lifelong swimming skills.
Right from the start, kids are taught the basics of water safety and the correct way to swim. In addition to learning how to float, students learn the best, most efficient swim strokes which enable them to avoid or escape potentially dangerous situations.
Your young swimmer will learn how to swim at their own pace in a nurturing, supportive setting with classes that prioritize skill retention and having fun. As their skills increase, children become more and more confident, both in the water and in everyday life.
We offer infant and toddler swim lessons for kiddos as young as 4 months of age. Our goal is to help build confidence, instill vital water safety skills, and teach students how to instinctively react in a positive manner should a water incident occur. Our ParentTot classes are designed to deepen the parent-infant bond and increase social confidence while teaching vital water safety skills including floating, breath control, and kicking. Each class is taught at the child’s own pace with personalized attention from experienced instructors.
We offer group and private adult swim lessons in a comfortable, stress-free, warm-water setting. No matter your age, it’s never too late to learn how to swim or to overcome a lifelong fear of the water. Whether you want to learn basic swimming fundamentals, gain endurance, or refine existing skills, our passionate instructors will help you learn the skills you need to be safe and enjoy special moments in and around the water.
Swimming is an important life skill with tremendous therapeutic benefits for kids with special needs. Swimming lessons can soothe sensory overload, relieve physical discomfort, and help kids learn life-saving water safety. In addition to teaching water safety skills, swimming lessons can also improve balance, coordination, strength, and range of motion. Our skilled, compassionate Saf-T-Swim instructors have extensive experience teaching kids with a variety of unique needs.
Our swim team training program is perfect for young swimmers who want to put their swimming skills to use and continue to refine their swim technique. Our experienced instructors teach kids to strive for their personal best in a team environment while improving strength, speed, and endurance. We teach proven swimming techniques that include all the fundamental strokes swimmers need to compete. Practices are designed to be challenging, instructional and fun.
Our SwimJams swim camps are a great way to get a child in the water multiple times in a week. Your child will swim four times in one week, for an individual lesson, really reinforcing their swimming skills in a shorter amount of time. This is a perfect opportunity for kids to learn who are involved in other sports or activities and can't commit to lessons for longer periods of time. Our Swim Clinics are a great way for your advanced swimmer to perfect their techniques or work on advanced strokes. The Swim Clinics are offered for an hour to boost endurance as well!
Celebrate special occasions with a pool party any time of the year at Saf-T-Swim. Perfect for team parties, birthdays, fundraising events, or any other special gathering, our swim parties provide a fun, hassle-free way to celebrate with up to 24 guests! Plus, your party will never be rained out!
Our Open Family Swim is a great opportunity to get in the water with your entire family. The more often children are in the water practicing their skills, the stronger swimmers they will become. Let your kid show off for you and see up close everything they have learned! Our heated pools allow you to enjoy the fun all year long!
Become a certified lifeguard through StarGuard. Our course consists of 20 hours of in person learning and 10 hours of online classes. You will become certified in CPR, lifeguarding, AED, choking, and first aid for the professional rescuer.