AQUATICS

THE H.E.S. POOL IS OPERATING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TIME TODAY.

In order to comply with the DOH COVID-19 regulations, adjustments have been made to the H.E.S. building and pool policies and protocols.

Thank you in advance for reviewing and familiarizing yourself with the updated H.E.S. COVID-19 policies and protocol before your arrival.

 

 

AQUATICS AT THE H.E.S.

PAIRING RECREATION, EDUCATION, AND SAFETY, THE H.E.S. AQUATICS DEPARTMENT WORKS WITH ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS. 

 

Whether you’re interested in a quick dive into the pool or hoping to develop your swimming skills, the H.E.S. AQUATICS PROGRAM works with all ages and skill levels pairing recreation, education, and safety.
Activities are as varied as the swimmers we welcome to our facility.
Activities include:
  • Open time for those stepping in for an adult swim
  • Co-ed and gender-based time options
  • Custom-tailored instructional swim classes
  • Participatory parent-child swim
  • Group lessons
  • Private one to one and semi-private instructional swim classes
The H.E.S. lifeguards and instructors maintain a watchful eye, a helping hand, and a supportive demeanor throughout all swimming hours and classes.
Our facility’s lifeguards carry necessary certification including those from the United States Swimming Organization and the Red Cross, providing our patrons with combined and individual decades of experience.

Want more information about the Aquatics Program at the H.E.S. please contact Omar at 718.241.3000 ext 140 or omar@thehes.org.

SWIM ‘N’ SKILLS

AN OPWDD PROGRAM 

The H.E.S. Swim ‘n’ Skills program is a swimming program with ABA support for children ages 5 – 17 years old who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and have completed the OPWDD Front Door approval process. Each child will receive individualized swim instruction and 1:1 support from a counselor and as well a swim instructor. An ABA Specialist in collaboration with a Disability Services supervisor will lead all counselors and swim instructors to best provide clinical support to participants. In addition, parents/caregivers of children will be provided with 3 ABA parent training lessons.

Swimming activities in addition to health and safety will support the development of positive social behavior, turn-taking, communication, and self-esteem.

The program is held from October to March during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Sundays of each school year. Each family participating and consistently attending can participate for up to 3 years. Availability is limited.

Please note, that an intake/family support meeting is a required enrollment step to confirm eligibility for this service.

To learn more and/or to inquire about availability, please contact an administrator at (718) 241-3000 ext. 133 or ext. 143 or email disabilityservices@thehes.org

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

LEARN TO SWIM AT THE H.E.S.

SUMMER SWIMMING IS HERE, SECURE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT AND REGISTER TODAY! 

$200 – for all ages (10 classes)

 

LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

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. Our experienced American Red Cross certified instructors are dedicated to teaching all students to be safe and proficient in the water. After students progress and develop through our introductory swim school, they then have the opportunity to try out for our Jr. & Sr. Swim Teams.

 

All students are arranged by age and skill level and placed into small groups to maximize individual, one-on-one attention. Classes are held in our newly renovated, heated Olympic-sized pool. If you are a beginner or a swimmer who would like to improve your abilities, then the H.E.S. Swimming School is the place for you.

 

AGES

The program is open to participants ages 2 and up.
 

PROGRAM LEVELS

  • Pre-school Swim 
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Level 5
  • Level 6

 

Looking for something more advanced? Check out our Jr. and Sr. Swim Team program! 

Safety is number one at the H.E.S. COVID.
Protocols are in place for all programs including daily health screens, facility deep cleaning, and more! 

READY TO REGISTER FOR YOUR H.E.S. SWIM CLASS?

CLICK HERE

PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP LESSONS

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.

Want more information about swimming?

Contact Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics Director, Vlad Frenkel at 718.241.3000 or aquatics@thehes.org.

Need assistance registering? Check out our FAQ registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.