UPDATED AND REVISED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021:

USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Grant Program & USMS Fall Fitness Challenge

In conjunction with a generous grant provided by U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) & USA Swimming Foundation Adult Learn-to-Swim Grant Program, we launched our new Adult Learn-To-Swim (ALTS) program this past summer. The USMS/Swim.com Fitness Series is a fundraiser for the USMS ALTS Grant Program. USMS also used the reserves in the ALTS Grant Program fund to provide emergency relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. We received grant funding through this emergency relief grant program last year. Combined, USMS has provided us with more than $7k in grant funding in the past year. We are extremely grateful for this financial support! The next challenge in the USMS/Swim.com Fitness Series is the 2021 USMS Fall Fitness Challenge which will run from October 1 to October 15. We encourage all of our members to participate and support USMS fundraising efforts. Details about the challenge are available on the USMS website here.

Background

In conjunction with a generous grant provided by U.S. Masters Swimming & USA Swimming Foundation, we launched our new Adult Learn-To-Swim (ALTS) program this past summer. This program intended to serve members of our New York City community who are beginners to the sport of swimming.

Sessions began on July 1 and ran through Labor Day Weekend. Students and instructors worked closely together and built a relationship to help the student progress. Students were not allowed to “make-up” a class on another day, or attend multiple days per week. Space was limited to 3 students per instructor in order to ensure adequate personal attention. Students were encouraged to use NYC Parks & Recreation outdoor public pools open to the public during the summer to practice their skills during the week.

Students did need not have any prior swim instruction to join this program. Our instructors were ready to meet the students at their level. We ran 3 sessions this summer, each offered one day per week. Each session ran 8 weeks through the summer during the months of July, August and the first week of September. Our 3 summer sessions were:

  • Session One: Thursdays starting July 1 through September 2, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Sacred Heart Gym, 406 East 91st Street, Upper East Side, Manhattan
  • Session Two: Wednesdays starting July 7 through September 1, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Seahorse Fitness, 69 Columbia Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan
  • Session Three: Mondays starting July 12 through August 30, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Seahorse Fitness, 69 Columbia Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan

All students were required to familiarize themselves with COVID Policies and Procedures for Seahorse Fitness and COVID Policies and Procedures for Sacred Heart.

Adult Learn-To-Swim Membership Requirements

All students must be a member of both TNYA and USMS for insurance purposes. Once registered with TNYA and USMS, enrollment in the program is subsidized by the USMS grant program. In order to become a member of USMS and TNYA, you must follow Steps 1 through 3 on the MINDBODY Sign-Up.

No student will be turned away for lack of funds. We offer Paul Fortoul Fellowships to help cover the cost of membership(s). Please email scholarships@tnya.org if you need this financial assistance.

Book Your Session

If you have any trouble booking, please email mindbody@tnya.org.