New York, NY

The Continental

885 Sixth Avenue (between 31st and 32nd Streets)
New York, NY 10001

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Welcome to British Swim School
at The Continental

Offering you a convenient location near Herald Square and both weekday and weekend hours, the British Swim School Manhattan program operating inside The Continental residential building offers a variety of small group classes to suit the littlest of beginners through to advanced swimmers. We also offer adult and private lessons.

Our unique program is taught inside an indoor heated 50-foot pool flooded with sunlight. Seating is available for families and caregivers.

This pool is the perfect destination for your little one or family to learn to swim with us! We teach lessons year-round and are ready to enroll you today! Contact our Manhattan office at (212) 466-6622.

Entering the facility: Check in with the doorman before entering the building. The pool is located on the 5th floor.

Facility-specific rules: Please note that all rules are strictly enforced by the British Swim School Manhattan Team and the Continental staff.

  • You must bring your own towel
  • No eating nor drinking is allowed on the pool deck or in the changing rooms/restrooms
  • No one over 6 years of age may enter opposite-sex locker rooms, including parents and caregivers

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

  • Enrollment leads to an ongoing membership – we do not have sessions. This membership will be auto-renewed every month.
  • You remain enrolled with auto-billing until you give 30-days notice.
  • Start Date: Immediately after enrollment, you will receive a welcome email with your start date confirmation and more details.
  • We encourage you to download our Mobile App, to check your account, find classes, review policies, manage absences, and book a makeup.
  • No trial classes.
  • Tuition: Monthly flat fee that is automatically charged via credit card on the 25th of each month for the following month.
  • 1st Tuition Payment Today: Tuition is pro-rated for the remainder of the current month
  • Annual Membership Fee: One time annually $49 in addition to tuition (or $60 per family) added to today’s tuition.
  • Enrolling after the 22nd? We also include next month’s tuition.
  • Class Ratio 4:1 (except Tadpole and Stroke classes).
  • Waitlist: No charge but a credit card is required to hold your slot.
  • We will email and text you when a waitlist opens, and we require a response within 24 hours. After that, the slot will be given to the next person on the list.
  • Makeups: You are eligible to book a makeup as long as you are enrolled in the class. Makeups expire after the drop date.
  • All eligible staff is vaccinated.

OTHER QUESTIONS? CALL 212-466-6622 or message us.

Now offering a 90-day Freeze on your account!

Click here to learn more!

We know a lot of families choose to travel during the summertime but do not want to lose their spot in class. If you are one of those families we’d like to offer you the option of freezing your account for 90 days. During the 90-day period of your choosing, you will not be charged. We do have a $49 disclaimer that states you will be charged if the break is longer than 90 days. Once your freeze is over you’ll be able to dive right back into lessons with us! Please reach out to us directly for more information.

 

Click here to see our closed dates!
  • Memorial Day: 5/29/2022 – 5/31/2022
  • Independence Day: 6/29/2022 – 7/4/2022
  • Labor Day: 8/29/2022 – 9/2/2022
  • Thanksgiving: 11/24/2022 – 11/27/2022
  • Christmas Week: 12/24/2022 – 12/30/2022
  • New Years: 12/31/2022 – 1/1/2023

Office Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed

Pool Hours

  • Monday
  • Closed
  • Tuesday
  • 3:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday
  • Closed
  • Thursday
  • Closed
  • Friday
  • 3:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

Class Pricing & Fees

We offer classes and pricing to suit your family’s needs.

Weekdays

$269 Per Month
  • 1 Lesson Per Week
  • (4 Lessons Per Month)
  • $67.25 Per 1 Lesson

Weekends

$279 Per Month
  • 1 Lesson Per Week
  • (4 Lessons Per Month)
  • $69.75 Per 1 Lesson

Discount

5% OFF
  • 2+ Classes Per Week
  • 2+ Siblings
  • First Responders

Fee Details

  • 2X THE CLASSES = 3X THE RESULTS! Students who take swim lessons twice per week reach their goals three times faster. Our *Best Value* pricing is based on students who enroll in twice-weekly classes or when two (or more) members of your immediate family take lessons with us.
  • All classes are 30-minutes long.
  • Enrollment is ongoing and you can begin your lessons immediately, based on availability of classes. All Water Safety classes are conducted in small groups (4:1 student/instructor ratio max). Stroke Development classes for more experienced swimmers and tadpole level where parents are hands-on have a 6:1 student/instructor ratio max.
  • ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE:  $49 per student / $60 per family.
  • MAKE-UPS:
    • Subject to current enrollment only
    • Eligible for makeup class as long as the student is enrolled in the program
    • Not recommended same day as regular class
    • Submit absence 24 hr in advance to be eligible for a makeup
  • PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS: Private and Semi-Private lessons are available upon request and subject to availability. Please call our office for more information.
  • PAYMENT:
    • The first month is paid upon enrollment on a pro-rated basis.
    • As payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex.
    • Your card will be charged automatically around the 25th of each month for the following month’s lessons. For student enrollments on or after the 20th of a given month, we will charge the following month tuition at the time of enrollment. You will be auto-enrolled for the following month until you cancel. For cancellations, we require written notification 30 days in advance. We will not charge your card for waitlists, but require your credit card information to hold your slot.
  • 90 Day Freeze: We know a lot of families choose to travel during the summertime but do not want to lose their spot in class. If you are one of those families we’d like to offer you the option of freezing your account for 90 days. During the 90-day period of your choosing, you will not be charged. We do have a $49 disclaimer that states you will be charged if the break is longer than 90 days. Once your freeze is over you’ll be able to dive right back into lessons with us! Please reach out to us directly for more information.

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