Baby Swimming Classes in Westchester: Swimming Lessons for Babies and Toddlers

Small-group baby swimming lessons are a trademark of Goldfish Swim School.
Small-group baby swimming lessons are a trademark of Goldfish Swim School.
7/13/22 - By Katherine Dhurandhar

Looking for the best baby swimming lessons in Westchester? Here are eight great mommy-and-me swimming classes to add to your list. 

There is nothing cuter than a baby's first reaction as they dip their toes in the water. However, those initial experiences with water should be enjoyable and take place in a comfortable and safe environment. Parent-and-me swimming lessons are a great way to introduce babies to the water and teach basic swimming skills in a fun setting that establishes a lifelong love of swimming. These baby swimming classes also provide a great bonding experience for parents and their little ones.

We have gathered the details on the top swim schools in Westchester that offer baby swimming classes. Classes are offered for babies as young as 4 months, and many offer toddler transition classes to prepare toddlers to attend more advanced swimming lessons on their own. Many classes include water games, toys, and songs to make learning fun. For more swimming lessons in Westchester aimed at all ages, see our roundup of the top swim lessons for Westchester kids and find more classes in our Guide to the Best Kids Classes and Activities in Westchester


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1. Champs Swim Club – Tarrytown

The Champs Swim Club location in Tarrytown offers private, semi-private, and group lessons for parents with babies of all ages. Instructors use a hands-on approach to teach children water safety and swimming skills. 

2. Club Fit – Briarcliff Manor & Jefferson Valley 

Parents act as co-instructors for part of each class, designed for children from ages 6 months-2 1/2 years old. The goal is to build confidence to ease the transition into independent lessons. Students are introduced to floating on their backs and front, jumping in unsupported, and submerging. Toddlers can enjoy water activities that promote the development of arm and leg movements as well as breath control.

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Baby swim classes in Westchester Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School warms its pools to 90 degrees to keep kids cozy during their first swimming lesson experience.

3. Goldfish Swim School – Yorktown Heights & New Rochelle 

Infant swim lessons are offered for babies as young as 4 months with a parent. In these small-group classes of no more than four parent/child participants per instructor, parents bond with their children while learning all about water safety as well as basic swimming skills. Goldfish's "shiver-free" pools are maintained at 90 degrees to make babies' first experiences with water comfortable and carefree. 

4. New Rochelle YMCA – New Rochelle

Parent-and-me classes are offered for ages 6 months-2 years. Infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness, while parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.

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Best baby swim classes Westchester SafeSplash Swim School
SafeSplash Swim School caters to kids as young as 6 months and their parents.

5. SafeSplash Swim School – Yonkers

Offering both parent-tot and toddler transition classes, babies can start learning to swim at SafeSplash from 6 months-3 years. Parents work with their children to develop the foundational skills crucial for learning to swim and being safe in the water. These baby swimming lessons have a student-to-teacher ratio of up to six parent/student combos to one instructor. 

6. Sunsational Swim School – Various Locations

Sunsational Swim School offers parent-and-me swimming lessons in the privacy of your own pool or community pool. These baby swimming lessons focus on helping babies as young as 6 months of age learn how to float, kick, fall into the water, safely resurface, and find the pool edge before holding on and climbing out. Instructors use games, repetition, and even songs to make the learning process fun and memorable.

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Best baby swim classes in Westchester SwimTank
SwimTank offers baby swimming lessons with a low instructor-to-parent/child ratio. 

7. SwimTank – West Harrison

The parent/child classes at SwimTank are for babies 4 months-3 years and promote water adjustment, sensory stimulation, core strengthening, motor development, socialization, and bonding between caregiver and child. The program starts with babies learning to go under the water, and tots can earn badges for various achievements in the courses. Classes are available in a 3:1 or 2:1 ratio of parent/child combos to the instructor. 

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best baby swim classes westchester Swimlabs Swim School
 Swimlabs Swim School Westchester offers a variety of classes, including private and semi-private baby swimming classes.

8. Swimlabs Swim School Westchester – Elmsford

Swimlabs offers two types of swimming lessons for kids under the age of 3, ParentTot, and toddler transition classes. The ParentTot group classes are for babies as young as 6 months and include water play, fun songs, and toys in small warm-water pools for a fun and comfortable environment for learning. Babies learn to be comfortable in the water and gain skills such as breath control, floating, and kicking. Private and semi-private instruction is available. 

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