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Children’s Swimming Lessons in Newark

At British Swim School of Hudson Waterfront, our children’s swimming lessons in Newark emphasize survival swim techniques that can save a child’s life if they ever find themselves in the water unexpectedly. In fact, we approach swim lessons with a survival first focus. Our students learn lifesaving water safety and survival skills before learning how to swim.

We take water safety seriously, but we also make learning fun which we know helps to improve retention and build a lifelong love of the water. Upon enrollment, children are placed into classes based on their age and skill level, with clear goals outlined for each level. Children move to the next level once they’ve mastered the goals of the preceding class. Some of the skills we teach in our children’s swimming lessons in the Hudson Waterfront include:

  • Water acclimation
  • Confidence and self-esteem to build independence in the water
  • Beginner and advanced water survival techniques
  • Beginner and advanced strokes on their backs and fronts
  • Breathing coordination
  • Starts and turns for each stroke

Importance of Children’s Swimming Lessons in Newark

Devastatingly, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 4 and a leading cause of death for young people up to 14 years of age. Many think it could never happen to their family but drowning happens to even the best parents. The good news? Most drowning are preventable!

Our survival-based swimming lessons prepare children for unexpected water incidents. In our water survival program, children learn to swim without aids or goggles. Additionally, we conduct a one-of-a-kind safety training called Survival Week! During Survival Week, we continue to work on our survival skills during the lessons, but students learn to do all these skills while wearing clothing. The reality is that when a water accident happens, children are not wearing their bathing suit and goggles. We want everyone to experience this feeling in a controlled environment to decrease the panic should something happen outside of our lessons. Survival Week occurs several times throughout the year and while our students understand that this is a potentially life-saving learning experience, we also make it fun, which we know improves knowledge retention!

Survival swim lessons are the #1 way to reduce drowning risks, but they also provide a number of other benefits for children including fitness, social development, and education of a lifelong skill!

Swim instructor teaching a children's swimming lesson

Hear from our Happy Parents

We believe in a fun, gentle and positive approach to teaching children water safety and swimming skills. Our staff is highly trained to teach British Swim School’s proprietary methodologies, with a wide range of personalities and experience to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for every child’s personality type!

“British Swim School is the best! My son has been going there since he was only 3 months of age and he has learned a lot! He is very confident in water now and I know he will be a safe swimmer. The staff at the BSS are amazing! Very professional and great with kids. I highly recommend enrolling your children at the British Swim School!” – Natalia R.

“My five-year-old son went from not even been able to float to becoming a pool shark in a matter of months! I am very happy with his instructors. It is a slow process for some kids – my son was like that at the beginning, but then one day it just clicked for him and he progressed so fast! I recommend the British Swim school for swimming lessons at any age!” – Lissy E.

“We have had a great experience with my 5 year old son. He started as a minnow and within a few months, he moved to a Turtle 1. His ability increases with each lesson. The teachers are kind and patient. We definitely recommend this to any parent seeking safe swim lessons for their kids.” – Jenny B.

Get Started with Children’s Swimming Lessons in Newark

We offer children’s swimming lessons at multiple locations throughout the Hudson Waterfront. Contact us today to learn more about our program or enroll online to get started!

We welcome families from the following areas:

  • Jersey City
  • Hoboken
  • Bayonne
  • Secaucus
  • Weehawken
  • Edgewater
  • North Bergen
  • Harrison
  • Newark
  • Kearny
  • And surrounding communities!

Contact Us

British Swim School of Hudson Waterfront

Call: (201) 676-3630


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