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British Swim School Manhattan

British Swim School offers a premier water survival, learn-to-swim, and stroke development program.

BSS was started in 1981 by a British national swimmer and educator who challenged conventional wisdom to develop a revolutionary water survival program for children as young as 3 months. The program undergoes continuous improvement to guarantee that it provides the most rigorous, proven approaches to teaching swimmers.

Taught by a team of engaging and skilled aquatics professionals, BSS has an unparalleled technical program that ensures water safety and swim skills are properly imparted in an atmosphere that promotes fun and play. The instructors are lifeguard and CPR certified and also must pass extensive online and in-water training. BSS teaches 15,000 lessons across the US each week, including mommy-, daddy-, and caregiver-and-me classes for kids under 3 years.

If you have a pool and prefer the convenience of at-home lessons, BSS can come to you!


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