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.

FALL SESSION:
Sept 8 - Oct 25
(Registration opens Aug 21)
(No class Labor Day, Mon class ends 10/25) 

WINTER SESSION:
Nov 1 - Dec 18

(Registration opens Oct 23)
(No class Thanksgiving weekend-Th, F, S, S)) 

NEW YEAR SESSION:
Jan 3 - Feb 19
(Registration opens Dec 18)

SPRING SESSION:
Feb 28 - Apr 9
(Registration opens Feb 19)
(6-week session only - Spring Break) 

Apr 18 - June 6
(Mon class ends 6/6 due to Memorial Day)
(Registration opens April 9)
(No class Memorial Day)

Summer Registration will open in March 2022.

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

BABY & ME 4 – 30 MTHS (THERAPY POOL)

Max 5 per class - 30 min class
$75 MEMBER | $88 NON-MEMBER

This class prepares awareness in an aquatic environment for Parent and Baby
MON OR FRI 11:00 - 11:30 AM
SAT 8:30 - 9:00 AM
(Suggested age 4-16 mths) 
SAT 9:00 - 9:30 AM
(Suggested age 18-30 mths)

*winter class times subject to change

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

4-5 per class – 30 min class
$120 MEMBER | $140 NON-MEMBER

Together Parent & Child will experience a fun & safe intro to Preschool Aquatics!

MON, WED, or FRI 9:00 - 9:30 AM
SAT 9:30 - 10:00 AM 
SAT 10:00 - 10:30 AM 

Parent & Child (All Level 1)

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

(4 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
10:30 - 11:00 AM
(ages 3-4)
11:00 - 11:30 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 4-6)

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

 

LEARN TO SWIM 6 YRS TO 12 YRS OLD (LAP POOL)

4 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
10:00 - 10:30 AM
(ages 5-6)
10:30 - 11:00 AM
(ages 6-8))

LEVEL 3

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

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

LEVEL 4

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

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

 

 

 

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

Adult Learn to Swim

6 WEEK SESSION - min 3 to run class
30 min class
$120 MEMBER | $140 NON-MEMBER

MON or FRI 8:30 - 9:00 AM 
(BEGINNER LEVEL)
TUES or THURS 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
(BEGINNER LEVEL)
TUES OR THURS 12:00 - 12:30 PM (ADVANCED LEVEL)
INTRO TO STROKE TECHNIQUE

Private or Semi Private Swim Lessons

4 - 30 min session packages
$180 MEMBER | $200 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.

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  4:30 - 5:30 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. 16 children max per session.

 

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