Athletic Center & Swim Classes

The Berkeley Carroll Athletic Center is open to the community for recreational use during early mornings, evenings, and weekends (September through July). We offer a variety of membership options in addition to group classes for adults and children. Berkeley Carroll is committed to providing educational programs that engage, challenge, and foster fundamental swimming skills. 


Announcements!

  • Holiday closings: May 24-26; July 4-6; August 1-31
  • The new session will begin June 9, 2014
  • Children's classes run Saturday, April 5 through Saturday, June 7, 2014
  • Adult classes run Monday, March 31 through Friday, June 6, 2014

Community Swim -- More Info

Community Swim Pass

$250 per family of four per year. The pass allows swimmers to use the pool on Sundays 2:00 to 4:00 pm (from September through July).

$100 per family of four per year. The pass allows swimmers to use the pool on Sundays 2:00 to 4:00 pm (from September through July).

$220, to be used during lap swim times or fitness center hours. 20 visits. ($220 for 20 visits [adults]
$110 for 20 visits [children])

Five half-hour lessons for $300. Private lessons can be scheduled during the week (from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm). Saturday, 7:30 am until 1:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Packages expire three months from the date of purchase. To request lessons, please contact Luci Rosalia (). 

Children's Swim Classes -- What's Available

Baby and Me (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Age: 6 to 36 months
Fee: $220
Time: Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:00 am
OR Saturdays, 10:00 to 10:30 am
Introduction to the water for baby and caregivers. This class focuses on comfort and water adjustment. Babies will explore floating, kicking, bubble blowing and participate in group activities.  Swim diapers required.

Preschooler and Me  (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Age: 3 to 5 years
Fee: $220
Time: Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:00 am
This is for the child’s first exposure to the water and for children who need their parents in order to feel secure. All preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Games, songs, and water play give the child a positive water experience.

Prebeginner Swim (ARC Level 1) (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Age: 3 years +
Fee: $220
Time: Saturdays, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30, and 11:30 am ; Fridays 4:00; (each class is 30 minutes)
This class encourages comfort in the water, putting face in the water, blowing bubbles, and scooting to the wall from a held position or platform. The session includes active water games and exercises that are preskills to swimming. The child should be independent and able to separate from the caregiver. There will be up to three sections, with a limit of six children per instructor.

Children's Beginner Swim (ARC Levels 1, 2) (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Age: 5 years +
Time: Saturdays 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am; Fridays 4:00 pm (each class is 30 minutes)
Fee: $220
Beginners learn the basics of swimming and water safety, while building confidence and having fun in the water. Skills taught include breath control, kicking, bobbing, arm movements, and floating. Pool safety and positive group behaviors are emphasized. There will be up to 3
sections with limit of 8 children per instructor.

Children's Advanced Beginner Swim (ARC Levels 3) (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Age: 5 years +
Time: Saturdays 11:00 am, 11:30 am (each class is 30 minutes)
Fee: $220
Students learn to coordinate arm and leg movements, swimming independently. Skills taught include streamline kicking, breath control, free style, elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and basic sculling techniques.

Children’s Intermediate Swim (ARC Levels  4,) (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Fee: $220
Time: Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:00 am (ages 8 and younger)
Saturdays 10:00 am - 10:30 am (ages 9 and older)
Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm (all ages)

Swimmers will learn front and back crawl, rhythmic breathing, butterfly, sidestroke, breaststroke, and essential skills. Emphasis is on deep water confidence, survival floating, treading water, surface diving, and diving from the side.

Children's Advanced Swim (ARC Levels 5) (Apr 5, 12, 16; May 3, 10, 17, 31; Jun 7)

Time: Saturdays, 11:00 to 11:30 am; introduction to lap swimming (ages 8 and younger)
Fee: $220
Saturdays 12:00 pm to 12:45 (ages 9 and older)
Fee: $260
Students refine technique for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke. Swimmers begin to learn turns and incorporate lap swimming into their training.

Children's Competitive Swim (Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5)

Age: Ages 8 to 13
Fee: $300
Time: Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
For boys and girls already on a swim team or for those who would like to train for one. The focus is on endurance, speed, stroke refinement, flip turns, and racing starts. The clinic is for the already proficient swimmer who is able to swim two lengths of the pool.

Adult Swim Classes -- What's Available

Adult Beginner Swim (Mar 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5,12, 19; Jun 2, 9)

Instructor: TBD
Fee: $300
Time: Mondays, 8:00 to 8:45 pm
Participants will learn water safety and basic swimming techniques such as floating, treading water, and proper kicking, strokes, and breathing.

Adult Swim Training (Mar 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5,12, 19; Jun 2, 9)

Instructor: Patricia Sener, ASCA Level 2 Masters Coach
Fee: $300
Time: Mondays, 8:00 to 8:45 pm
Instructor: Patricia Sener, ASCA Level 2 Masters Coach

Adult Intermediate Swim (Mar 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5,12, 19; Jun 2, 9)

Stroke refinement for front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. Students will be introduced to butterfly and flip turns. Primary focus will be the mechanics of each stroke, increasing conditioning, with emphasis on building endurance. Students will be introduced to the competitive aspects of swimming and learn how to follow a written workout.

Aqua Aerobics (April 4, 11, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jun 6, 13)

Instructor: John Stewart
Fee: $300
Time: Fridays, 8:30 to 9:15 am
This is a fun-filled, vigorous, calorie-burning aqua workout. Participants should be comfortable in deep water.

Adult Advanced Beginner Swim (Jan 27; Feb 3, 10, 24; Mar 3, 10)

Fee: $195
Time: Mondays, 8:00 to 8:45 pm
A class for the confident, but not practiced, swimmer. The focus will be on endurance and stroke refinement.

Master Swim Class --Tuesday (April 1 - June 10. No class Apr 15) Wednesday (April 1-June 11)  Thursday (April 3 - June 12) Friday (April 4 - June 13)

Instructor: John Stewart
Fee: $130 per day
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, OR Friday
6:00 to 7:00 am
Min: 6 minimum to 12 maximum
A warm-up, drill set, and focused main set. Every third week is IM (all four strokes). Work-out is for one full hour, 2,500 yards (1.4 miles). John Stewart is a USAT certified coach and a professional triathlon coach.



Strength Training -- What's Available

Adult Strength Training (Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12)

Fee: $220
Time: Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Learn training techniques to burn fat, increase strength, and build speed. Classes will begin with an emphasis on improving stroke techniques and becoming more streamlined. We will progress to drills and conclude with a vigorous workout. Adults should be comfortable in the water and know the basic strokes. This is a good opportunity for fitness swimmers who want to get more out of their workout or for those who wish to improve their technique for competition.

Online Registration

Registration opens Saturday, March 15, 2014.

 

Click here to sign up for classes . Have your credit card ready.

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons cost $300 for five one-on-one sessions. Lessons are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday after 6:00 pm. Weekend times include Saturday from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Additional times can be requested based on instructor availability. To purchase private lessons, please contact Luci Rosalia ( lrosalia@berkeleycarroll.org)
Need more info?? Contact Luci Rosalia, Athletic Center Coordinator

718-534-6622 or 718-534-6622 cell