Whether you call them mommy and me, baby and me or me and my grown-up, parent-child swimming classes are a wonderful way to bond with your baby or toddler, while helping them get comfortable in the water and learning important infant and child water dafety skills.
During the summer, swim lessons offer families the chance to cool off while your babies become comfortable in the water, a skill they'll certainly use a lot in the coming years, what with all the great swimming pools and beaches in NYC. Parent-child swim classes are also offered around the city throughout the fall, winter, and spring, both on weekends and after school.
Most baby and toddler swimming classes take place in indoor pools. And, except for the free swim lessons offered via lottery by the New York City Parks Department, mommy and me classes invariably cost something. We've rounded up the top parent-child swim programs across the city (and for more options, see our roundups of swimming classes for all ages in Brooklyn and Queens) or our list of other types of mommy and me classes in NYC. Find more classes for kids in our NYC Classes and Activities Guide.