The H.E.S. Learn To Swim program is Canarsie’s largest provider of year-round swimming lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. Classes are held in our heated Olympic-sized pool.

Our experienced American Red Cross certified instructors are dedicated to teaching all students to be safe and proficient in the water. All students are arranged by age and skill level and placed into small groups to maximize individual, one-on-one attention.

Ages: 2 and up, including Adults
Program Levels:

Parent & Me, Preschool, and Levels 1-6 classes. For more information about levels and to determine what is the appropriate class for your child, click here.

Learn to Swim classes take place during four seasons throughout the year. Spring is a mini 5 week season and the rest are 10 week seasons.

5 Week Spring Season

Starts Week of May 15. 


Member: 5 Classes for $100
Non-Member: 5 Classes for $125

10 Week Regular Season

Summer Starts end of June.


  • Member: 10 Classes for $200
  • Non-Member: 10 Classes for $250

For more Aquatics information by phone, call (718) 241-3000 ext. 137 or email aquatics@thehes.org.

Need assistance becoming a member or registering? Check out our Registration Assistance page or contact HES Registration by calling (718) 241-3000 ext. 131.

Register for Swim Class

Parent & Me, Preschool, Levels 1-6 Swim classes.

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Swim Class Schedule

Find the right class level, age and swim class times that work for your schedule.


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Members have free access to the pool all year round, member pricing for swim classes and unlimited access to the Gym and fitness classes.

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The H.E.S. Swim School offers one to one and small group instruction for all ages and levels. Learn swim basics or refine your technique with one of our certified instructors. Drowning prevention and water safety are essential elements of our private lessons curriculum, with elements of water safety knowledge and skills integrated into every level. The H.E.S. Swim School‘s professional Water Safety Instructors are highly motivated to work with you on your specific needs at any level in your journey to become a proficient swimmer.