Registration for ALTS in Winter 2024 is now open!

TNYA is proud to provide an Adult Learn-to-Swim Program (ALTS) in conjunction with +POOL, a New York City nonprofit driving free and safe access to the waters around New York City for swimming. The ALTS program occurs in specific sessions held throughout the year, consistent with coaching and grant funding availability. For information on the next ALTS session, keep an eye on our latest news page.

The ALTS program is appropriate for those without basic lifesaving swimming skills to get themselves to safety if they were to fall into deep water. The final skills assessment for ALTS requires participants to jump confidently into deep water, tread water for at least a minute, float (back and front) for at least a minute, rhythmically breathe with a freestyle (front crawl) stroke (at least 25 yards), swim backstroke (at least 25 yards), and safely and confidently exit the pool from the deep end.

If you already have these basic lifesaving skills, then the appropriate clinic program for you is our intermediate swim clinic program called Low Pressure Zone. If you do not yet have these lifesaving skills, then ALTS is the appropriate program for you!