HealthQuest offers swim lessons for all age groups from parent and child to advanced teen. Our lifeguards are American Red Cross certified in lifesaving, CPR/AED and First Aid. All swim instructors are also certified in CPR and first aid. Instructors are required to pass the HealthQuest Swim Instructor Training Program prior to teaching classes.
Child must be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times. All participants must wear a swim diaper with tightly fitter plastic pants. All classes are 30 minutes long.
Ages: 6-18 months/Ratio 10:1
The objective of this class is for the child to become comfortable in the water. Songs and games are used to encourage social interaction and basic water skills. In this level repetition is key while practicing back floats, kicks, basic arm movements and submerging under the water.
Tadpole & Me
Ages: 18 months-3 years/Ratio 10:1
Participants will be introduced to pool safety, floating, blowing bubbles, jumping and kicking on the front and back. The instructor will lead in a variety of games and songs to enhance aquatic skills and increase participant comfort level as the child readies to be separated from the parent.
Child-only classes for children between 3-5 years of age. All classes are 30 minutes long.
Guppy (Beginner) Ratio: 3-5:1
The “Guppy” class is designed for those who are not afraid of getting into the water. This class will introduce pool safety, blowing bubbles, face submersion, floating and basic strokes and kicks. Games are integrated into the class agenda.
Noodlefish (Intermediate) Ratio: 3-5:1
The “Noodlefish” class is designed for children who are nearly swimming independently. The only flotation devices used will be kickboards, barbells, and most importantly noodles. This class will emphasize face submersion, floating and independent swimming utilizing proper techniques.
Mini Me Dipper (Advanced) Ratio: 3-5:1
This class is for preschoolers who are able to swim without flotation. Mini Me will start stroke refinement for freestyle and backstroke while working on young swimmer’s endurance in the water.
School Age Classes are for children ages 6-13. All classes are 30 minutes long.
“Muddskippers” are children who are currently wearing a flotation device or cannot perform the basic strokes in a horizontal position. We will focus on building confidence and teaching basic swimming techniques based upon the child’s ability level.
Lil Dipper is perfect for beginner students who need to learn the foundation of breath control, a proper kick and arm pulls. The class goal is to learn how to make basic forward movement without assistance in the water.
Children are expected to be able to swim a basic freestyle and kicks on their back before entering this class. Stroke development and refinement is focused on for backstroke and freestyle, introducing rotary breathing.
Children must be able to swim 1 lap of freestyle and backstroke prior to entering this class. This class will teach the whip kick and proper arm pulls for the breaststroke, emphasize swimming technique refinement for the freestyle and backstroke along with increasing endurance.
Further refinement of all strokes and endurance training. Students will learn to swim longer intervals with more precise technique. New skills include flip turns, starts, and an introduction to the dolphin kick.
In this pre-competitive class students must be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. This class will teach the butterfly and utilize interval training to increase the student’s endurance. Teaching focuses on preparing students to learn how to swim for fitness and participate on the HealthQuest Hammerheads Swim Team.
Private lessons are available to help adults become more comfortable in deep water and/or with basic forward movement. The fundamentals of freestyle, backstroke, and treading water can be taught or improved upon according to the goals and requests of the swimmer.
Private lessons are also available for the advanced or experienced swimmer. We will analyze your strokes and breathing and work with you to improve towards your goals of a more efficient performance in the water.
Semi-Private Lessons (Ages 3+ years)
Each individual participant must purchase their own semi-private package
Semi-private lessons are for two individuals who are similar in age and skill level. These lessons move at a pace that is comfortable for the participants and are tailored to what you want to do. You get individual attention while learning with a friend.
Private Lessons (Ages 3+ years)
Private lessons are an excellent option for individuals who benefit from one-on-one attention. Whether it is a child who is uncomfortable in the water or an adult who has specific objectives, private lessons are made to match your needs with an instructor who can help you reach your goals. Private lessons are also available for children and adults with disabilities.
All cancellations must be communicated to the Instructor, or to the Aquatics Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 782-4009 x250
Cancelled Lessons without 24 hours’ notice will not receive credits or refunds.
Group lessons: only 1 make up will be permitted. If the child is absent more than once, a doctor’s note must be given. If the child does not show up for the makeup, the makeup is no longer available.
Semi-Private lessons: if one member of the lesson cannot attend, then that lesson must be rescheduled by all parties or one party will forfeit the lesson.
Classes that don’t reach a minimum of 3 participants, will be cancelled or placed in another class.
If an individual class must be canceled due to HealthQuest a makeup class or 100% credit will be offered based on pool availability.
All member and non-member registration will be done by filling out the “Swim Lesson Registration Request” form above. After submission of the form, you will then receive a call from the Aquatics Department within 2 business days.
All member and non-member registration will be done by filling out the “Swim Lesson Registration Request” form above. After submission of the form, you will then receive a call from the Aquatics Department within 2 business days. Classes that don’t reach a minimum of 3 participants, will be cancelled or placed in another class.
Private lessons are available on a first come, first serve basis for individuals 3 years and older. E-mail your phone number, child’s name and age and we will call you back in the order messages were received for registration.