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Swim Lessons
NEW this year! FREE LEVEL 1 Swim Lessons for residents who purchase a waterfront membership! Purchase your membership before May 1 for the best rates!

All children wishing to register for a Swim Lesson must first take a swim test. After the swim test, gate staff will be available to assist you in registering for a lesson. If you miss the June testing dates, please contact the Beach office at (845) 223-6970 to schedule a test.

Goals of Lessons
Beekman Recreation Aquatics Department offers affordable Swimming Lessons and a Swim Team so that youth have the opportunity to develop aquatic sports as a lifelong interest and healthy leisure activity.

Values of Lessons
Beekman Rec believes that swimming is an integral part of a child’s summer experience. We take pride in delivering an enjoyable and rewarding swim lesson experience. Our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors by the American Red Cross.

Caregiver & Me Swim Lessons
For non-swimmers too young for Group Lessons!
Click on the page linked above to register for Caregiver & Me Swim Lessons
Trained staff will provide assistance to the caregiver in helping your child adapt to the water prior to them registering for individual swim lessons
Successful completion of this class may qualify a child under the age of 4 for Level 1 Lessons; this decision is at the discretion of the instructor.

Learn to Swim Group Lessons, Levels 1 - 6
  • Instruction is offered in Levels 1 through 5 at various times Monday-Friday in two-week sessions
  • Group lessons meet for 30 minutes
  • The number of classes per level depends upon enrollment and unfortunately, we may have to cancel or combine classes depending upon enrollment
  • Please see our Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policies for more information
  • The Level 6 topic is Personal Water Safety is only offered if there is a demand.
  • For those who would like more individualized attention, please see our Private Lessons page

  • Group Lessons for Levels 1-6 are available for children ages 4 and up
  • Please consider your child’s maturity and attention span before signing them up
  • A parent/guardian must remain on the Swim Lesson Beach for the duration of the lesson
  • Level 1 Lessons may be offered to children under the age of 4 ONLY upon SUCCESSFUL completion of the Caregiver & Me class and by the discretion of that class' instructor
  • All registrants for Levels 1-6 are required to be pre-tested to determine the appropriate level placement; all level placements are at the discretion of the instructors according to swimmer’s ability and Red Cross guidelines
  • We do not schedule make-up lessons if the lesson is cancelled for inclement weather, aquatic emergencies, or if your child simply cannot make a lesson
  • There are no refunds for missed lessons
  • Students are required to have a land-based safety lesson for each Level
  • Children can only be signed up for one session at a time
  • Towards the end of a session, the Water Safety Instructor will indicate the level a child may be signed up for should another session of lessons be requested and such sign ups will begin the second Friday of each session

Resident Members: Level 1 Lessons are FREE $40 for all other levels *
Resident Non-members: $50
Non-Residents: $80
There is a $10 fees to change any registration
*To get the Member Discount, your family must have purchased a Waterfront Membership prior to, the Swim Lesson registration. Get the Early Bird Discount NOW! Register prior to May 1st to receive discount!

Multiple Child Discounts*
1st & 2nd child: Full price
3rd child: 10% off
4th child: 10% off
5th child: 10% off
*Applies to children signed up the SAME session and registering at the same time
*This discount can only be applied in person
*This is discount does not apply to Care-giver/Child Lessons

Swim Testing Registration
  • Swim tests are free and must occur prior to registering and paying for Group Swim Lessons
  • The sooner a test is completed, the sooner a person can register for a Lesson date & time
  • Registration for test dates and times opens for Residents on Feb 5 and for Non-Residents on Feb. 12
  • Only Waterfront Members can register for Swim Tests on June 20. Waterfront Membership opens Feb 3 for residents.
  • Registration for each test date and time ends when full or midnight prior to the test date, whichever comes first

For Additional info on the topics below click here
  • Beach Rules
  • Tips for Aquatic Activities
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Safety Drill Closures
  • Inclement Weather Beach Policy

** Annual Proof of Residency
**To be eligible for Town of Beekman resident discounts for programs, proof of residency is checked annually for all participants, including those who have previously been enrolled. We will check the tax rolls but depending on the outcome, you may be asked to provide:
1. Bills to your address, AND
2. Proof of identity in the form of a Government Issued Photo ID

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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