We are very excited about all of the improvements at Central Queens Y, and are sure that you will be too!
Congratulations to Robert Wozniak for being the first Swimmer in CQY Aquaflames history to qualify for the Zone Championships! This is the third highest ranking competition in the United States, and an amazing accomplishment.
The Health & Fitness Aquatics Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA Swim Program would like to thank you for choosing our swim center. We take pride in our program and strive to make your time here a pleasant and rewarding experience. Our 25 yard, four lane pool offers lap swimming, swim team training, private or group classes for ages infant through adult. The temperature is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees. Our American Red Cross swimming program ranks amongst the most advanced in aquatic education available. Our entire team of instructors have completed rigorous training and are certified by the American Red Cross. There are five levels in our program, offering a wide variety of activities. Following the fourth or fifth level the swimmer may join our Aquaflames Swim Team. We make learning to swim fun! All of our swim classes offer a 1 to 4 student to instructor ratio.
If you have any questions about these guidelines and policies, please Contact Us!
Many people ask us how they should prepare and what items they should bring with them to their lessons:
Parents may view the first and the last session of the semester only. Once your child's class begins, please leave the pool area. This creates a much better learning environment. Onlookers create a distraction for your child as well as the instructors. We strive to minimize the distraction so your child is able to focus and learn more efficiently. This policy does not apply to those classes where parents are in the water with their child. Please do not allow your child to enter the pool area until it is time for class to begin and there is an instructor in the water. Each participant is allowed only one make-up per semester. A make-up class will be available upon request only and it must be completed before the end of the semester. If you are unable to make up the class for reasons beyond our control, we will not be held responsible. Make-ups will not be carried forward into a new semester. If after payment you are absent or unable to participate due to extreme circumstances a doctor's note is required upon return.
For the parents of children taking lessons:
All parents are required to take off their shoes when bringing their children onto the pool deck. The children are barefoot and we strive to keep the pool deck clean and sanitary.
As they do in every area of development, children progress at their own rate. Please do not compare your child's progress with that of other children. The length of time it takes a child to learn to swim varies. It greatly depends on age, level of maturity and fitness. A child is not likely to learn to swim in one session. Students are constantly being evaluated to determine proper group placement and may be moved at any time during the session. We do our best to maintain instructor consistency for our swimmers; however, extenuating circumstances may make it necessary for an instructor to be changed during the session. We will do everything possible to make the transition smooth. We cannot guarantee that your child will always have the same instructor from session to session. Thank you for your cooperation and have a great season.