Swim Lessons for Kids

At Saf-T-Swim, 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 teach 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!

Why do kids need swimming lessons?

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.

Lessons for Children

Group Lessons (Children)

Our group lessons are for swimmers ages 3+ and are designed for students with no swim experience to those working towards independent swimming. Our small group classes are scheduled weekly on a perpetual basis (same day and time each week). Up to 4 students per class. Students are grouped by skill level and similar age ranges.

Private Lessons (Children)

Our individual (1-on-1) lessons are for all ages and designed to meet swimmers at their current swim ability and comfort level. Our experienced instructors tailor their lessons for each student's unique needs in a safe, supportive environment. All swimmers are taught water safety skills, foundation skills for stroke development leading into learning the proper technique for all four swim strokes.

Swim Camps

Children come 4 times a week in one week in our SwimJam program. The lessons are one on one with our experienced instructors for a half hour. Whether you want to jump start your child's learning, or refresh their skills before the pool opens, SwimJams are a great way to accomplish this. This is also a great way to get some instruction when a child can not commit to swimming over a long period of time. 

Swim Stroke Clinics

Perfect for a more advanced swimmer that needs some extra work on technique and endurance training. With a small group of kids (3-4 students) the instructor can work on advanced strokes using different drills to perfect their swimming. Swim Clinics are perfect way to clean up a student's strokes without having to commit to multiple lessons. The smaller group setting allows the instructor to focus on the intricate details of what the child needs to become a faster and more accomplished technical swimmer. These clinics are offered for an hour to boost endurance as well. 

Swim Team Prep

Our introductory level swim team prep class enables beginners, as well as advanced swimmers, to get involved in a program that strives on the “personal best” philosophy. While it helps teach swimmers to compete against themselves and to swim faster and more efficiently, we also focus on refining technique. Practices are designed to be challenging, instructional and fun. Kids attend once a week for an hour. Skill Requirement: I lap of Freestyle and I lap of Back stroke. Available to all ages if the skill requirement is met.

Our Water Safety Curriculum

At Saf-T-Swim, we center our classes on water safety to help young swimmers learn to love and respect the water. Our highly trained and enthusiastic instructors are dedicated to providing every student with a safe, attentive, and fun environment to learn fundamental lifelong swimming skills.

At each of our facilities on Long Island, we provide swimming lessons for children that include: 

  • Attention from experienced, passionate swim instructors
  • Lessons based on each child’s existing abilities and individual goals
  • A progressive curriculum focused on skill development, water safety, and proper swimming technique
  • Regular updates and communication with parents so they can see their child’s progress.

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.

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Swim Lessons

fun warm-water environment that emphasizes water safety

Saving Lives

across Long Island since 1984

Proven Curriculum

developed by swimming and water safety experts


Equasia Y.

“Our swim teacher is awesome with my son who is in his terrible two's.”

Jenn D.

“After trying 4 different swimming classes for my daughter- at 4 years old we finally found a wonderful place. Saf-T-Swim is wonderful, and quite frankly, a relief.”

Kate T.

“My daughter started at 6 months and she loves her lessons! The instructors are the best! ”
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  • Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons
  • Adult Swim Lessons
  • Special Needs Swim Lessons
  • Swim Team Prep
  • Swim Camps & Clinics
  • Swim Party
  • Family Open Swim
  • Lifeguard Training
Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons

Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons

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.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons

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.

Special Needs Swim Lessons

Special Needs Swim Lessons

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. 

Swim Team Prep

Swim Team Prep

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.

Swim Camps & Clinics

Swim Camps & Clinics

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!

Swim Party

Swim Party

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!

Family Open Swim

Family Open Swim

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!

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

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.