American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim - Click here


Our new Learn-to-Swim offers something for everybody. A unique six-level instructional approach it is unlike anything offered by other aquatic training programs. Plus our instructors are trained and certified by the American Red Cross, so students are in great hands.

Participants learn a variety of strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. They are also introduced to a wide range of personal safety skills and diving techniques. Courses are fun and interactive with hands on training. Advanced level students can refine their skills and discover how to incorporate swimming into a life fitness plan.

The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level, except for Level 1, which has no prerequisite. Each level of Learn-to-Swim includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency.


We will also offer lifeguard training with job assistance for teens ages 15 and over.


Registration Information

Registration Time: Come see us between 4:00-6:00 PM



  • Please come in with your child’s bathing suit, a swim test will be given to new and renewing members to the program.


Highlights of Program:

  • Class meets once (2) per week for 5 weeks, *Saturdays classes are 8 Weeks Parents must choose between Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs or Saturdays Only

  • Each class is 45 minutes in length, at a low cost of $80.00.  Classes are offered on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs  (4:30– 6:00pm) & Sat (between the hours of 9:00am – 2:00pm)* During home swim meets swim times may change.

  • Maximum number of student per class is 7.

  • All swimmers MUST wear a “Swim Cap”. NO CAP=NO SWIM Culminating Ceremony at the end of session to showcase skills taught during each levels


(Participants will be given a evaluation form & certificate indicating whether they pass or fail the level)





















1930 Randall Avenue

Bronx, N.Y. 10473

718.893.8254 ext. 11231


Eddie Oyola, Aquatics Director



Makos Swim School

Our new Makos Swim school is designed to cater to Learn to Swim students who passed our Level III program and want to work on technique and improve their skill level.  Since many swimmers don't want to jump into swim team mode, The Makos Swim school has been structured as an entry level program for the Makos Swim Team.  

**If interested please schedule a tryout for this program.**

Practices are from October - June 2019

Mon- Thurs, and occasional Saturdays.


Swim School Cycles

Cycle #1 - Oct. 2018 - Dec. 2019

Cycle #2 - Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2019

Cycle #3 - Apr. 2018 - June 2019


FEES: $200 for the year or $100 per Cycle



Kips Bay Makos Swim Team









We are a registered USA Swimming Team with goals to reach high level championships like Zones, Senior Mets, and Junior Olympics.  We are also a member club in the Metro Swim League. We compete against teams from other Boys & Girls Clubs and Recreation Centers from New York and New Jersey.


Want to “TRYOUT” for the team?


Tryouts are held @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Mon-Fri

TRYOUTS BEGIN:  October 1, 2018


Swimmers with Level 3 or above swim skills are eligible to join the USA Team for $375.00 or the Novice Program for $200.00.


Practices are held Mon – Fri from 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm 


For more information please contact the Aquatic Office or visit


Contact: 718.893.8254 Ext: 11231



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