Central Queens Y
Swimming Classes

Contact Lior Harpaz 718-268-5011 ext. 502

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Pamper Paddlers

Ages 7-24 months, with parent

Introduce your child to the water through fun activities. Skills covered include kicking, bobbing and blowing bubbles. Doctor's note required at registration if child is less than 7 months. Children in diapers must wear rubber pants or bathing suit.

9 Sundays beginning Jan. 7
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

9 Mondays beginning Jan. 8
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

10 Thursdays beginning Jan. 11
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Swim Time with Mommy

Ages 7-36 months, with parent or adult female 

With songs and water toys, your child will learn such skills as the arm pull, kicking, blowing bubbles and water safety. Children in diapers must wear rubber pants or bathing suit. Class is given during female only swim time.

10 Thursdays beginning Jan. 11
(Female Only)
9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

9 Sundays beginning Jan. 7
1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Little Fishes

Ages 2-3 years, with parent 

Teach your youngster to become more independent in the water with the use of games and small equipment. Children in diapers must wear rubber pants or bathing suit.

9 Sundays beginning Jan. 7
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.


Fantastic Fishes

Ages 3-4 years, non-swimmers with parent

Familiarize your youngster with the water in this fun class. Swimming skills such as the arm pull, kicking, blowing bubbles and water safety are taught.

9 Sundays beginning Jan. 7
1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

10 Thursdays beginning Jan. 11
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Junior Fishes

Ages 3-5 years, without parent 

For graduates of Fantastic Fishes and those who are comfortable in the water, this class will work on safety skills through kicking, blowing bubbles, back and front floating. Introduction to basic front and back crawl.

9 Sundays beginning Jan. 7
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

9 Mondays beginning Jan. 8
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

10 Wednesdays beginning Jan. 10
4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

10 Thursdays beginning Jan. 11
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.


Create your own class! Any time...whatever you want...however you want it! Swimming for all ages! Find 3 or more interested individuals and we will find you an instructor. Create-A-Class is contingent upon pool availability. Class runs for a minimum of 1⁄2 hour and requires at least 3 sessions. 


Come to an open swim session with parent. Toys and equipment will be available at the pool. Free to registrants of the courses in swimming classes for ages 7-36 months (except private swim lessons).


One-on-one learning with a water safety instructor. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are designed to meet individual needs. To make an appointment for a lesson, stop by the Health & Fitness Desk or call ext. 500.  Please do not register for private lessons online before first speaking with someone at the Health and Fitness desk.  If you wish to inquire about Private Swim Lessons, please click here.


Both adults and senior adults with any type of arthritis can benefit from this enjoyable recreational water exercise program.  Participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can provide some relief and improve joint flexibility.  Beneficial for people who  are overweight or suffering with back problems.


  1. Parents may view the first and last lessons of the semester only. Parents on the deck create a distraction for your child as well as the teacher. We want to minimize the distraction so your child is better able to focus and learn more. This policy does not apply to the classes where parents are in the water with their children.
  2. Please: All parents are required to take off their shoes when bringing their children onto the pool deck. All the children will be barefoot and we would like to keep the pool deck as clean as possible.
  3. Every child over five years of age must wear a swimming cap.
  4. All infants are required to wear a swimming diaper and a bathing suit.
  5. Each participant is allowed only one make-up per session. That make-up must be completed before the last class of the session.
  6. CLASS REFUND POLICY: Before first class is held, 90% refund minus $20 administrative fee. After the first class is held, 50% refund minus $20 administrative fee. Non-Member registration fee is non-refundable.

In order to keep our aquatic program safe, please do not allow your children to swim after the class has ended. Thank you for your cooperation and have a great season.

Thank you for choosing the CQY swimming school.  We are proud to offer the best American Red Cross Learn to Swim program in town. All of our swim classes offer a 1 to 4 student to instructor ratio. We are proud to offer classes led by quality swim instructors for the most advanced aquatics education programs available. We make learning to swim fun! Our professional teachers use unique teaching methods to help infants, children, and adults learn to swim. 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. Skills taught in the course include: personal safety, diving safety and stroke skills, and are designed to stimulate interest and motivate students to advance to the next level. In order to get the most out of your lessons, please try to arrive early and be ready to get into the water at the start of your swimming lesson.

"My sons had swimming lessons here, and they were great.  The teachers were sensitive and did not push you to do things that might scar your child.  They were very empathetic to my children.  They seem to have lots of other interesting activities, but my experience is in beginners swimming classes. So I liked this place."  Review posted on Yelp! by Stephen B. of Rego Park

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Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
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