Both the parent and child (under 3 years old) participate in class together. The instructor directs the parents on how to hold their own child in the water and getting them adjusted with the aquatic environment. The class is taught through sing along songs. It is suggested that parents may want to purchase a wet suit in case the child is cold in the water.
St Bartholomew’s Church: (325 Park Ave, 10022)
Temperature: 86 degrees
How to Enter: Enter at 325 Park Avenue and walk through the chapel on the right, through a set of doors and to the elevators. The pool and locker rooms are located on the lower level of the recreational area, at the end of the hallway to the left. Seating for caretakers and families is available on the pool deck.
Children over the age of 6 must use same sex locker rooms.
All families must enter and exit through their respective locker rooms.
Strollers and street shoes are prohibited on the pool deck.
No food or drink is permitted in the pool area.
Swimmers who are not fully toilet trained are required to wear a swim diaper in addition to a bathing suit.
Changing on deck is not permitted, all swimmers must change in the locker rooms.
Swimming caps must be worn by all swimmers.
6 to 51st St
E, M to 53rd St/Lexington Avenue
E, M to 53rd St/5th Avenue
M101, M103 to E 53rd St
M50 to Madison Avenue or Lexington Avenue