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Continuing Education Certificate Programs

Swimming Classes in the Bronx

Learning to swim is a process that depends on the mastery of a progression of skills. Our swimming classes help swimmers of all skill levels master the five developmental components of swimming: comfort, coordination, technique, endurance, and speed. All swimming classes are offered at an Olympic-sized swimming pool in Lehman College’s APEX, a state of the art sports complex.

Swimming for Adults

Swimming for Beginners

For adults with no experience in the water, this course covers proper breathing, floating, the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Fundamentals of water safety are included. Enrollment is limited. The swim cap is required. Valid CUNY Card I.D. required.

PES 50 / 6 sessions / 4.5 hours / LEHC

Advanced Beginner Swimming

Review and continue to develop beginner swimming skills including floating, front crawl, and comfort in deep water.

PES 51 / 6 sessions / 4.5 hours / LEHC

Aqua Zumba

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio conditioning, body-toning, and exhilarating!

PES 68 / 6 sessions / 4.5 hours / LEHC

Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming is a performance sport which takes place in deep water. Swimmers learn sculling techniques; how to tread water; intermediate and advanced swimming strokes and kicks. Advanced swimmers work on developing core control and increased grab on the water. All swimmers learn figures (stunts) appropriate to their ability and experience. Designed to develop increased fitness while having fun in the water. Prerequisites: ability to swim 20 yards, and be comfortable in deep water and underwater. PES50: Swimming for Beginners.

PES 58 / 8 sessions / 10.5 hours / LEHC

Water Aerobics for Beginners

Do you want to get in shape and love aerobics but need a low-impact movement that protects your knees and joints? Water aerobics combines gentle and fun movement while you keep cool in the pool!
PES 69 / 7 sessions / 5.25 hours / LEHC

Coordinator Contact:

Phone: 718-960-8512

Swimming Policies at APEX

The following policies have been developed to maintain security and ensure the safety of participants in the swimming classes at the APEX pool. Please follow these rules at all times. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in exclusion from attending class(es) in the APEX 

ALL STUDENTS that are CHILDREN must be accompanied by an adult.  

Adult students using the pool outside of class time must pay $10.00* at the APEX entrance.  

ALL STUDENTS must use the LOCKER ROOMS for changing and disrobing into swimming apparel. (Bathing suits and swim trunks of nylon and nylon/lycra are required; close fitting swim shirts (Rash guards/Sun Shirts) are allowed; no T-shirts; swim caps if hair is longer than 4”). 

DISROBING is prohibited in the common areas of the APEX, including hallways, stairwells, and thespectator balcony. 

ALL STUDENTS must SHOWER before leaving the locker room to enter the pool area. 

ALL STUDENTS must ENTER and EXIT the pool area by way of the locker room and rear hallway. (Parents/guardians shall drop off and pick up students at the rear entry door). 

ALL STUDENTS must report to the seating area at deckside and await the instructor’s directions. NO STUDENT is permitted to enter the pool without the instructor present. 

RUNNING and HORSEPLAY are strictly prohibited. All pool decks are slippery; please exercise caution whenever walking on wet surfaces. 

PARENTS / GUARDIANS may sit in the pool balcony or main hallway areas by walking around through the locker room and Main Floor lobby while class is in progress; exception: balcony seating may be unavailable in the case of events in the pool.  

Walking on the deck in street clothing is strictly prohibited. Pick up students at the rear entry doors through the locker room and rear hallway. 

*Fee is subject to change without notice

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