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Extended group swim session begins September 2. Nonmembers are welcome.

NYSC is proud to partner with Wings Over Water School of Swimming

The Wings Over Water School of Swimming brings more than 20 years of award-winning experience to our swim instruction program. The school has been a member of the U.S. Swim School Association since 1994 and has won 17 outstanding teacher awards. Furthermore, the Wings Over Water instructor training is both extensive and continuous. This means instructors teach at a very high competency level because they never stop learning and developing. Nonmembers are welcome.

Longer programs equal success

Our extended fall and spring programs include additional classes so kids get the extra time they need to perfect their skills and reach their potential.

To learn more about the program, we invite you to attend our Parent Orientation meetings that occur prior to the start of each series. These meetings help parents understand the new curriculum and program protocols. Parents can also take a tour of the facility.

The Wings Over Water program is now available at the following Sports Clubs locations:

NYSC 63rd Street & West End | 75 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023 | 212-265-8200 | Schedule

NYSC Livingston | 39 West Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 | 973.716.0999 | Schedule

NYSC Marlboro | 34 Route 9 North, Morganville, NJ 07751 | 732.583.3990 | Schedule

NYSC New Rochelle | 175 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801 | 914-636-2455 | Schedule

Speak to a member of the Kid’s team to register for lessons.

To learn more about Wings Over Water School of Swimming, click here

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Baby and Toddler Programs

Parent and child will experience the water together through play, song, and gentle aquatic movement. Submerging and safety sequences are introduced with instructor guidance. Two (2) reusable swim diapers are required to insure a healthy and clean water environment. Attending a Parent Orientation is required.

Water Babies

Ages 6 months – 12 months | 30 minutes | ratio 10:1
Babies first water experience with their parent or caregiver in a group.

Parent & Tot

Ages 12 months – 2.5 years | 30 minutes | ratio 10:1
Tots first water experience with their parent or caregiver in a group

Advanced Parent & Tot

Ages 12 months – 2.5 years | 30 minutes | ratio 10:1
Child has graduated from Parent & Tot
Instructor recommendation required
Works more independently and confidently with parent or caregiver and instructor

Gold Fish

Ages 3 years | 30 minutes | ratio 4:1
First water experience in a group
Parent or caregiver will assist instructor in the water

Otter

Ages 2 – 3 | 30 minutes | ratio 4:1
Child has graduated from Advanced Parent & Tot
Instructor recommendation required
Will work on transitioning parent or caregiver out of the water

Tot

Ages 2 – 3 | 30 minutes | ratio 4:1
Child has graduated from Gold Fish or Otter program
Instructor recommendation required
Works independently with an instructor in a group
Practices required safety skills

Super Tot

Ages 2 – 3.5 | 30 minutes | ratio 4:1
Child has graduated from Otter or Tot program
Instructor recommendation required
Submerges comfortably in travel and propulsion
Works independently with an instructor in a group

Elementary Programs

Angel Fish

In an Angel Fish level students will be introduced to, develop trust, and become comfortable in and around water.

Ages 4- 5 | 30 minutes | ratio 4:1
Student is new to our program
First lesson experience
Swims with a flotation device
Face wetting, blowing bubbles, and going under are emerging skills

Star Fish

In the Star Fish level students will initiate travel to and from platforms with no assistance. They will comfortably initiate water interactions while being introduced to assisted breathing applications.

Ages 4 - 5 years | 30 minutes | ratio 4:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Angel Fish program or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor
Initiates submerging consistently and comfortably
Is able to independently enter and exit the water

Dolphin

In the Dolphin level students will integrate interface breathing applications in travel and propulsion as well as assisted rolling onto their backs for safety. Also included is an introduction to the Elementary Backstroke.

Ages 4 - 5 years | 45 minutes | ratio 5:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Star Fish program or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor
Independent Safety Jump
Vertical pencil posture, anchor to the pool bottom, float to the surface with little assistance

Hot Shot

In the Hot Shot level students will experience transitions in the aquatic environment in movement and travel. They will also work on building aquatic line, balance, and breathing applications both vertically and horizontally.

Ages 4 - 6 years | 45 minutes | ratio 5:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Dolphin program or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor
Can maintain X, Y, pencil, back and prone body shapes (unassisted)
Accepts air at the interface while in propulsion 3 to 5 feet to and from a foundation

Youth Programs

Beginner

In our Beginner Level students will be introduced to, develop trust, and become comfortable in and around water.

Ages 6 – 11 | 45 minutes | ratio 6:1
Student is new to our program
First lesson experience
Swims with a flotation device
Face wetting, blowing bubbles and going underwater are emerging skills

Beginner Plus

In the Beginner Plus level students will integrate interface breathing applications in simple travel and propulsion tasks. Rolling to their backs and maintaining a quiet back posture is essential. They will learn the Elementary Backstroke (our safety stroke).

Ages 6 – 11 | 45 minutes | ratio 6:1
Student has successfully completed WOW’S Beginner program or been evaluated/recommended by a WOW instructor
Independently performs a safety jump
Lightly assisted X, Y, and pencil back and prone body shapes, comfortably

Level One

This level is all about growing Swimplicity’s® four foundations: Breathing, balance, travel, and safety. Changing directions, engaging core body movement vs. second class leverage systems is critical. Backstroke and Freestyle beginnings are introduced.

Ages 6 - 11 | 45 minutes | ratio 6:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Beginner Plus or Hot Shot program, or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor
Is able to hover in a bridge, close to a ball, open to a quiet prone body shape prior to initiating propulsion
Balances in back and prone sets comfortably
Comfortably exchanges air at and below the interface rhythmically

Level Two

In this level the Swimplicity® methodology evolves. The four basic strokes connect to breathing, balance, travel, and safety. Backstroke and Freestyle techniques will continue to progress, and the basic rhythms of Breaststroke and Butterfly are introduced.

Ages 6 – 11 | 45 minutes | ratio 6:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Level 1 program or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor

Upper Levels

Kids in the Fast Lane (KFL)

In KFL students will continue enhancing skills and tasks in Freestyle and Backstroke while increasing distance traveled. Breaststroke and Butterfly rhythms will continue to be developed focusing on aquatic line, balance, breathing and timing.

Ages 6 + Up | 45 minutes | ratio 8:1
Student has successfully completed WOW’S Level 2 program or been evaluated/recommended by a WOW instructor
Backstroke and Freestyle with proper balance, breathing and timing
Breaststroke rhythm through basic undulation

Junior Olympian

In Junior Olympian Backstroke, Freestyle, and Breaststroke will continue technique progressions while building endurance. Butterfly will develop through rhythmic breakdowns such as breathing, timing and shape enhancements.

Ages 6 + Up | 45 minutes | ratio 8:1
Student has successfully completed WOW’S KFL program or been evaluated/recommended by a WOW instructor
Backstroke, Freestyle and Breaststroke performance to include rhythm, breathing, timing, and technique will continue to be developed
Understands Butterfly rhythms

Olympian

In the Olympian level all the four strokes advancements including specific details of competitive swimming will be taught.

Ages 6 + Up | 45 minutes | ratio 8:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Junior Olympian program or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor
Backstroke, Freestyle, Breaststroke, and Butterfly developed and understood including rhythms of breathing and timing

Olympian Excel

In the Olympian Excel level competitive stroke development is intensified through the use of technique, velocity, and stamina.

Ages 6 and up | 45 minutes| ratio 8:1
The student has successfully completed WOW’S Olympian program or has been evaluated/recommended by a WOW Instructor
Competition starts, finishes, and turns are integrated into the strokes

Adult Programs

Adult Beginner

Ages 12 & Up | 45 minutes | ratio 6:1
Young adults & adults who cannot swim or are afraid of the water
Not comfortable putting their face in the water/has breathing issues
Is unable to back float or stand up in water comfortably

Adult Intermediate

Ages 12 & Up | 45 minutes | ratio 8:1
Has successfully completed WOW’S Adult Beginner program or has been evaluated / recommended by a WOW Instructor
Is comfortable putting their face under water
Can maintain a back & prone body shape independently
Requires breathing & stroke work