The Berkeley Carroll School

Community Swim and Fitness

The Bongsoon Zubay 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.

All Athletic Center facilities are located at 762 President St. (between Sixth and Seventh avenues).

Announcements

  • Spring Registration starts on March 9th for new participants. Click here for the Class Schedule.
  • Spring classes run from April 3 - June 30, 2017.
  • New Synchronized Swimming Workout classes from 8:30am to 9:30am on April 27th, May 18th, and May 25th. Cost is $30 per class. Sign up in person or online. Class info under Adult Swim Classes.
  • In the event of a snow or weather emergencies please call 718-534-6622 for information on building hours and programs.

Community Swim

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 May) and weekdays from 4:00-6:00 (June & July). Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase.

Berkeley Carroll Family Swim Pass

$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 May) and weekdays from 4:00-6:00 (June & July). Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase.

Swim Fit Pass

$220, to be used during lap swim times or fitness center hours. 20 visits. ($220 for 20 visits [adults]) (September-July) Memberships expire one year from the date of purchase.


Swim Classes

Children's Swim Classes

Baby and Me

Age: 6 to 24 months
Class size: 15
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.

Toddler & Me

Age: 2 to 3 years
Class size: 10

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.

Level 1 Prebeginner Swim

Age: 3-5 years
Class size: 4

This class encourages comfort in the water, putting face in the water, blowing bubbles, and swimming to the wall from a held position or platform. The session includes active water games and exercises that are pre-skills 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 four children per instructor.

Level 2 Children's Beginner Swim (ARC Levels 1, 2)

Age: 4-5
Class size: 5

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 four
sections with limit of five children per instructor.

Level 3 Children's Advanced Beginner Swim (ARC Level 3)

Age: 5 years+
Class size: 5

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.

Level 4 Children’s Intermediate Swim (ARC Level 4)

Class size: 8

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.

Swim Club

Ages: 8 and older, must be able to swim laps
Class size: 10

This class will focus on building swimmers endurance and refining technique for all swimming strokes and turns. Students will also learn how to use starting blocks for competitive swimming.

Children's Competitive Swim

Age: Ages 8 to 13

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.

Synchronized Swimming

Ages: 10-17 years

Kids who love to swim, dance, or perform gymnastics will have fun learning the fundamentals of synchronized swimming in a recreational format. In this 8-week class, they will learn new kicking and propulsion techniques and fun skills executed above and below the water. The format of the class will reinforce and strengthen proper swimming techniques and engage the class in challenging yet fun games and drills. The class will be taught by experienced synchronized swimmers. At the end of the session participants will be able to perform a short choreographed routine to music.

This is a coed class open to children ages 10-17. Swimmers must be comfortable in deep water and able to swim 25 yards without stopping. Swim caps and goggles are recommended. Noseclips will be available for purchase.

Lifeguard Class

Instructor: Luci Rosalia
American Red Cross curriculum for Lifeguard Training. Students will learn rescue techniques to respond to emergencies in the water and on land. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive Red Cross Certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the professional rescuer, and First Aid. Students must attend all the dates listed below to receive certification. Must be 15 years old to take this class.

WSI Class

Instructor: Luci Rosalia
American Red Cross Course for students that would like to teach swimming to individuals of all ages. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct swimming lessons. All candidates must pass pre-course session demonstrating the following swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Students must be 16 years old to enroll in this class and complete all class assignments. A written exam is required with a minimum grade of 80% to receive Red Cross certification.

Adult Swim Classes

Adult Beginner Swim

Ages: 18 and older

Participants will learn water safety and basic swimming techniques such as floating, treading water, and proper kicking, strokes, and breathing.

Adult Swim Training

Ages: 18 and older
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. Please come at 8:30pm to do the posted warm-up on your own -- class will begin when the first swimmer has completed the warm-up.

Adult Intermediate Swim

Ages: 18 and older
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 and 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.

Adult Strength Training

Ages: 18 and older

Adult Synchronized Swimming

Ages: 18 and older

Master Swim Class

Ages: 18 and older
A warm-up, drill set, and focused main set. Every third week is IM (all four strokes). Workout is for one full hour, 2,500 yards (1.4 miles). John Stewart is a USAT certified coach and a professional triathlon coach.

Aqua Exercise

Instructor: John Stewart

This is a fun-filled, vigorous, calorie-burning aqua workout. Participants should be comfortable in deep water.

Adult Advanced Beginner Swim

A class for the confident, but not practiced, swimmer. The focus will be on endurance and stroke refinement.

Adult Synchronized Swimming Clinic and Workout

Join us for a fun hour of synchronized swimming! Participants will get a great workout and perform drills that can enhance their skills and training. Must have prior synchro experience and be able to execute ballet legs and eggbeater kick (or tread water) comfortably for a few minutes. We ask that you arrive and are ready to swim 10 minutes before class begins.

Synchronized Swimming Workout

Synchronized swimmers! Join us for an open coached workout. This one hour session will include warm-up, deep water drills, and fun choreographed partner elements. Beginner to advanced swimmers will receive tailored instruction based on their level and ability. Participants should be able to perform basic sculling, a ballet leg and eggbeater kick.


Lifeguard and WSI Training

Lifeguard Training Class

American Red Cross curriculum for Lifeguard Training. Students will learn rescue techniques to respond to emergencies in the water and on land. Upon successful completion of the course students will receive Red Cross Certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the professional rescuer, and First Aid. Students must attend all the dates listed below to receive certification. Must be 15 years old to take this class.

Water Safety Instructor Class

American Red Cross Course for students that would like to teach swimming to individuals of all ages. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct swimming lessons. All candidates must pass pre-course session demonstrating the following swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Students must be 16 years old to enroll in this class and complete all class assignments. A written exam is required with a minimum grade of 80% to receive Red Cross certification.


Private Lessons

Private lessons cost $60 per half hour. Semi-private lessons (two students) cost $100 per half hour. Lessons are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 pm - 9 pm. Weekend times include Saturday from 8 am - 12:30 pm and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m. Additional times can be requested based on instructor availability. To purchase private lessons, please fill out our private lesson form.

Birthday Parties

Come celebrate your birthday year round in our pool! Pool parties are offered on Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. in the refreshment room. Each party is limited to 20 guests. To request a date please contact Luci Rosalia at lrosalia@berkeleycarroll.org.


Costs:
$350 to rent pool
$100 additional fee for a party assistant to entertain your guests with games and other activities

Refund Policy

Refunds are issued up to the second class session or 25% of the class dates. No refunds will be issued beyond those dates.

Need more info? Contact Athletic Center Coordinator Luci Rosalia.

Email: lrosalia@berkeleycarroll.org
Phone: 718-534-6622 or 718-534-6622 (cell)
Address: Athletic Center: 762 President St. (between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
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