Swimming Lessons

Did you know that drowning is one of the leading cause of death from injuries among children? It can happen quickly...sometimes in less than 2 minutes.

At New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club, we are committed to teaching the water safety skills you and your child need to be safe around water. We offer year round swimming lessons for all age levels, from babies to adults, in our 3’ to 5′ deep 25 yard pool and therapy pool. During our swimming lessons, we teach important water safety skills, like treading water and floating, turning in a circle and swimming to an exit, swimming 25 yards to an exit, exiting the pool without a ladder, and jumping in the water as well as being able to return to the surface after being submerged. Ask us about our Baby & Me, Preschool Aquatics, group, semi-private, and one-on-one private lessons!

Water safety skills can be taught early, even at age 1. Not only can learning to swim teach you how to save your own life, but it can also help you save others’ lives! Did you know that as many as 88% of drownings could be reduced by having swimming lessons by age 4?

That's just one of the many reasons why it's so important for all children to learn how to swim!

All of our instructors are certified, experienced, and are all vetted by our Aquatics Director, Jeanne DiGiacomo, who has over 20 years of experience as a Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor and USA Swim Coach.

Group Swim Lessons

If you are unsure about which class to sign up for, please call (860) 799-6880. Please note that a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. make up dates due to a cancellation by NMFAC will be announced. We do not offer make up dates for personal issues / sick days / vacations that arise during the session you are enrolled in.

FALL SESSION:
Sept 6 - Oct 23
(Registration opens Aug 26)
(No class Labor Day, Mon class ends 10/23) 

WINTER SESSION:
Nov 1 - Dec 18

(Registration opens Oct 21)
(No class Thanksgiving weekend-Wed, Th, F, S, S) 

NEW YEAR SESSION:
Jan 3 - Feb 19
(Registration opens Dec 16)

SPRING SESSION:
Feb 26 - Apr 13
(Registration opens Feb 17)
(no classes Spring Break week) 

Apr 22 - June 10
(Mon class ends 6/10 due to Memorial Day)
(Registration opens April 13)
(No class Memorial Day)

 

*Please note: A class may be canceled due to low enrollment.

**Make up dates due to NMFAC cancellations will be announced. We do not offer make up dates for personal issues / sick days / vacations that arise during the session you are enrolled in.

BABY & ME 4 – 30 MTHS (THERAPY POOL)

Max 8 per class - 30 min class
$80 MEMBER | $100 NON-MEMBER

This class prepares awareness in an aquatic environment for parent and baby.


MON, WED OR FRI 11:00 - 11:30 AM

SAT 8:00 - 8:30 AM (Suggested age 4-16 months)

SAT 8:30 - 9:00 AM (Suggested age 4-16 months)

SAT 9:00 - 9:30 AM (Suggested age 18-30 months)

*winter class times subject to change

PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS
2 TO 3 YRS OLD (THERAPY POOL)

Max 6 per class – 30 min class
$120 MEMBER | $140 NON-MEMBER

Together parent and child will experience a fun and safe environment as we help them gain basic aquatic skills.

MON, WED, or FRI 9:00 - 9:30 AM

SAT 9:30 - 10:00 AM

SAT 10:00 - 10:30 AM

SAT 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Parent & Child (All Level 1)

LEARN TO SWIM  3 YRS TO 6 YRS OLD (THERAPY POOL)

(5 per class - 30 min class)
$120 MEMBER | $140 NON-MEMBER

In levels 1 & 2, children will demonstrate awareness and confidence in water during their early years of learning how to swim.

Level 1 Beginner Swimmer
Intro to Swimming


MON, WED, OR FRI
9:30 - 10:00 AM
(ages 3-4)
10:00 - 10:30 AM
(ages 5-6)
4:00 - 4:30 PM
(ages 4-5)
4:30 - 5:00 PM
(ages 5-6)

SAT
11:00 - 11:30 AM
(ages 5-6)
12:00 - 12:30 AM
(ages 5-6)

 

Level 2 Learn to Swim
Intro to Basic Skills


MON, WED, OR FRI
10:30 - 11:00 AM
(ages 3-5)
5:00 - 5:30 PM
(ages 6-8)

5:30 - 6:00 PM (ages 6-8)

SAT
11:30 - 12:00 PM
(ages 6-8)

 

INTRO TO BASIC SKILLS 6 YRS TO 12 YRS OLD (LAP POOL)

5 per class - 30 min class
$120 MEMBER | $140 NON-MEMBER

In levels 2, 3, and 4, children will demonstrate confidence from intro to perfecting all 4 strokes.

LEVEL 2

MON, WED, OR FRI
4:00 - 4:30 PM
(ages 5-6)
4:30 - 5:00 PM
(ages 6-8)

SAT
9:30 - 10:00 AM
(ages 5-6)
10:00 - 10:30 AM
(ages 6-8)

LEVEL 3

MON, WED, OR FRI
5:00 - 5:30 PM
(ages 6-8)

SAT
10:30 - 11:00 AM
(ages 6-8)

 

LEVEL 4

MON, WED, OR FRI
5:30 - 6:00 PM
(ages 8+)

SAT
11:00 - 11:30 PM
(ages 8+)

 

 

 

*Please note: Classes may be subject to change due to over/under enrollment in a level.

Private or Semi Private Swim Lessons for Children and Adults

4 - 30 MIN SESSION PACKAGES
Private $180 MEMBER | $240 NON-MEMBER


**Semi-Private (50% OFF for the second person within the SAME half hour session) 
Instructor will need to determine the level of ability for private sessions.

 

INDIVIDUAL 30 MIN PRIVATE SESSIONS

MEMBER $70 | NON-MEMBER $85

MEMBERS SEMI-PRIVATE $105 | NON-MEMBERS SEMI-PRIVATE $120

INDIVIDUAL 60 MIN PRIVATE SESSIONS

MEMBER $115 | NON-MEMBER $130

MEMBERS SEMI-PRIVATE $172.5 | NON-MEMBERS SEMI-PRIVATE $190

 

Times TBD with client and instructor. 

Remember, swimming lessons aren't just for children. We can teach adults as well!

 

Swim Trainers

Jeanne DiGiacomo

Jeanne has been the Aquatic/Swim Program Director for 15 years. USA/NM Parks and Rec Head Swim Coach for the Local Barracudas Swim Team for 21 years. She is a Developmental Swim Coach and Certified Water Safety Instructor/Water Aerobics. She is also a Lifeguard Instructor. It's never too late to improve your swimming skills by learning how to swim efficiently.  "Never count the laps. Make every lap count."

Rob Nathan

Coach Nathan is a lifelong swimmer and has successfully taught all levels (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced) throughout his adult life. Currently a school counselor & coach of NMHS Boys’ Swimming & Diving team Nathan was recognized as Connecticut Swim Coaches Association Boys’ High School Coach of the Year (1986, 1987, 1988), the Connecticut Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (CISCA) Boys’ High School Coach of the Year (1988), CISCA Girls’ Coach of the Year (2001), Connecticut High School Coaches Association Swim Gatorade Swim Coach of the Year (2009), and a national Coach of the Year finalist (one of eight finalists) for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (2016).

 

Roger Simmons

Roger has 11 years of competitive swimming experience for the Sioux Falls YMCA and placed in the Top 3 since the age of 12. He joined the Navy for 6 years where he swam on several Navy Base Swim Teams and qualified in 3 all Navy Regional meets. He swam for Sioux Falls for 3 years after the Navy. His coaching career began in 1975 after he left the Navy. He has experience coaching up to 60 swimmers. He is able to prepare clients for military/special forces water training.

INTRO TO COMPETITIVE SWIMMING

TUES & THURS  5:00 - 6:00 PM 
(ages 6-10)
*Must be able to swim 25 yards of pool and meet levels 3/4 swimming ability. 

$240 per session - follows the lesson schedule listed above. 20 children max per session / minimum of 12 swimmers necessary in order to run the program.

Competitive swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. If your child has an interest in competitive swimming, we can help get him/her ready for a swim team. We will work on all 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly), starts and turns, as well as focus on the ethics and the technical aspects that make a competitive swimmer.

 

Intro to competitive swim

Testimonials

"Both of my girls have been swimming at the club since they were toddlers. Ms. Jeanne and her team of teachers are wonderful at everything from coaching the youngest and most resistant swimmer into the water, to helping my oldest refine her strokes. My girls enjoy the classes and look forward to attending. As a parent, I have peace of mind knowing that because of what they've learned at the club, they are safe in and around the water."

~ Dana Bezerra

Jeanne