Survival Swimming Lessons

Results in weeks, not years.

We’ll help prevent drowning by teaching your child to become a safe, confident swimmer- in weeks, not years. Guaranteed.

Prevent drowning the right way.

Make sure your child learns to swim safely and early with Swimfinity survival swimming lessons.

Parents and caregivers are also encouraged to learn alongside their child to help support child skills retention.

Individualized lessons catered to your child.

Your child won’t get lost in the group with Swimfinity private lessons. Our instructors focus on each student individually.

They have years of experience and the necessary training to help your child learn to swim.

Staying safe doesn’t have to be difficult.

Swimfinity helps children of all ages stay safe in and around the water.

Our swimming lessons teach your child valuable survival techniques.

Adult lessons are also available. 



Little Dippers

Group Classes

A nurturing water immersion experience designed for children aged 3 months to 3 years with a caregivers. 

Our goal is to help your child develop the fundamental skills necessary for the Learn to Swim program.


Learn To Swim

Private Lessons

Children 1 year or older who are walking are taught the swim-float-survive sequence – swimming in a face down position

The child will use their arms and legs to roll onto their back to a float to breathe.


Group Classes

Group Classes

Completion of private lessons or a private evaluation is required to participate in any group class other than Little Dippers.

If your child can already swim independently, they may be able to go directly into stroke/group lessons.


Adult Lessons

Private Lessons

The goal of adult swim lessons is to help adults overcome their fear of the water and be comfortable putting their face in the water. 

Eventually, they will learn all four swimming strokes and be able to swim multiple laps of the pool.

Here’s how it works

1. Complete The Level Finder

Complete the level finder HERE to find out which class your child should be enrolled in!

2. Fill Out The Enrollment Form

Fill out our form with as much details as possible. Then, you’ll receive information from us via text and email about the classes available to you.

3. Intro Call With Our Team

We’ll call you to discuss which classes we recommend for the swimmer. We may also schedule a time to evaluate your child for best class placement.

4. Enroll in Lessons

Select from available class times to enroll. Once enrollment is complete, the swimmer is ready to learn to swim and become confident in the water!

We create confident, competent swimmers.

At Swimfinity we believe every child should be provided lifesaving skills while developing a love for swimming and the self-confidence that comes with accomplishment.

We proudly serve families throughout New York and Connecticut.

Stay up-to-date with skill tracking & progress reports.

We know how important it is to parents and caregivers to stay in the loop on their child’s progress. Now, you can view progress and skill evaluations within our Parent Portal from your computer or phone.

Get the app and you’ll never miss an update.

Sit Back and Relax While Our Fun, Friendly Team Gets To Work

After enrolling her first child in survival swimming lessons at age two, Ali Sisca (owner) knew immediately this was something she wanted to bring to others.

Our team is fun, friendly, and supportive and our facility is designed so you can comfortably watch your child’s progress!

Frequently Asked Questions

About Cost


How much do swimming lessons cost?

The cost of lessons is a weekly fee for the number of weeks your child needs lessons and is primarily dependent on age. We guarantee results within the 6 weeks if you are consistent with lessons. Once your child completes private lessons, they will transition directly into group classes. Group classes are designed to strengthen and build on your child’s newly acquired skills.

Why are your swimming lessons more expensive than others?

Actually, our lessons are not more expensive. You are buying private lessons for your child that will teach them more efficiently. Our lessons are one-on-one with your child receiving the instructors undivided attention. Your child will have a fighting chance to survive an aquatic accident in just 4-6 weeks of lessons, along with the necessary skills to safely enjoy the water.

No other program comes close to what we can teach your child in a matter of weeks. We encourage you to compare programs, but evaluate the results achieved and the time frame involved, as much as pricing.

Is there a sibling discount?

The registration fee is $150 for the first child and $125 for siblings enrolled at the same time.

Why are your classes more expensive than other swim schools?

Our lessons are one-on-one, so your child receives the instructor’s undivided attention. Your child will have a fighting chance to survive an aquatic accident in just 4-6 weeks of lessons, along with the necessary skills to safely enjoy the water.

No other program comes close to what we can teach your child in a matter of weeks. We encourage you to compare programs, but evaluate the results achieved and the time frame involved, as much as pricing.

My child has been in swimming lessons for many months / several years and they don’t seem to be progressing. Can you help?

We can absolutely help! Few other programs match our efficiency. If your child consistently follows the lesson schedule, then we guarantee results within weeks, not years!

About Our Approach


Why is your swimming lesson method unique?

We do not throw children into the water! We make learning fun so that your child will love his water experience. We teach children to breathe independently whenever needed so they can truly feel comfortable and confident in water.

How are swimming lessons structured?

Our lessons are one-on-one, approximately 10 minutes in length, usually 4 days per week for 4-6 weeks. Each swim lesson builds upon the previous day’s lesson, so you will see measurable progress each week. Children 4 and over can attend 2 days per week for 20 minute lessons.

What is the parent's role in the swim lessons?

It is critical to bring a positive attitude to each lesson. We can teach your child skills, but it is your support that will most affect his/her attitude and progress. We have observed that children do much better when parents are involved and cheer as they acquire and develop new skills. We cannot over emphasize the importance of your support.

Is my child drown-proof after completing the swim lessons?

No one should be considered drown-proof regardless of the skills attained. Dedicated supervision, alarms, sensors, fencing, learning to swim and knowing CPR are the only ways to prevent drowning.

Awareness should be brought to all aquatic environments not just pools.

About Age


Should I enroll my child in traditional or 'mommy and me' swim lessons first to get them acclimated to the water?

Some traditional swim lessons teach certain skills that are contradictory to what we teach. For example, they teach children to blow bubbles when we want them to hold their breath. If your child falls into a pool or gets in trouble with water, we want them to hold their breath, not blow out all of their air. Secondly, traditional swim lessons teach children to be vertical in the water.  Our Little Dippers class can get your child accustomed to the water without teaching contradictory skills.

We want children to be horizontal in the water (meaning laying on their back or front) so they can actually swim and float. Lastly, traditional swim lessons do not teach children the basic survival skills, like how to independently flip and float to get air when needed, instead they teach children to reach safety first and foremost, at whatever cost (which can lead to panic, strain and or drowning).

We teach children the basics, for water safety and survival, so they can respect the water and when needed know how to safely handle a dangerous situation.

How can you teach a baby who is not verbal?

Swimming and floating are sensory motor skills that can be taught to a baby through repetitive exercises, along with gentle verbal encouragement. We repetitively show the babies what we want them to do, and over a short period of time, they learn the skills necessary to survive.

How old does my child need to be to start swimming lessons?

In order to start rollback-to-float lessons,  your child should be at least a year old and able to walk. If your child is over 4 years old and not yet swimming independently, we have swimming programs, including a ‘Fast Track’ swim-float-survive program, that will get them up to speed.

Can my baby learn to swim?

If your baby has learned to walk, then we can teach him or her the swim-float-survive method! If your child has not learned to walk but can sit up, then he or she can learn to roll over and float.

If my child is less than 1 years old, can she/he learn to swim or float?

We can teach the rollback-to-float sequence to babies ages 6 to 12 months.  However, we recommend children wait until they are one year old.  Your child must be sitting in order to start rollback-to-float lessons.

Do swimming lessons for babies and children prevent drowning?

The lessons we provide will absolutely lessen the risk of drowning. However, we stress that no one, and particularly no child, should be considered drown proof regardless of the skills attained.

Do survival swim lessons cause babies and children to fear the water?

Not the way we do them! We make learning fun so that your child will love his water experience. We teach children to breathe independently whenever needed so they can truly feel comfortable and confident in water.

Do you teach adults how to swim?

Absolutely! We can and do teach students of all ages.

Do I need to get in the pool with my child?

It is not necessary for a parent to be in the water with their child during their Learn to Swim lessons. That said, we do encourage parents to practice with their children when they are recreationally swimming.

Do you offer Parent-Child swim classes?

Yes, we do offer parent-child swim lessons for younger children.

Does my child need to come multiple days per week to see progress?

We recommend that children come for 4 days per week if they’re under four years old OR 2 days per week if over four years old.

We offer flexibility for your child to come less than the recommended number of days per week. However, if your child comes less than the recommended numbers above, the 6-week guarantee does not apply.

What is the Swimfinity Guarantee?

If your child consistently comes for the recommended schedule but is not able to achieve survival swim techniques, then you will receive free lessons until they are able to do so.

About When To Start & Other Program Details


Why are flotation devices not recommended for recreational swim?

Floatation devices, such as inflatable arm bands, puddle jumpers and life jackets position children in a vertical position in the water.

The child then develops a false sense of security. If a child or an unskilled swimmer regularly uses a floatation device and accidentally falls into the water without the device, they will instinctively return to a vertical posture.

A child can only tread water for so long before they will sink. The swim-float-survive technique is a proven, self-sufficient way to protect yourself and children around water.

When are private lessons scheduled?

We offer lessons Monday through Thursday. The private lesson schedule changes weekly, and is not available for online viewing. Contact us to discuss specific scheduling needs.

How soon can we start?

We start new students every week, whenever there are openings on the schedule. If our schedule is full, your child will be placed on a waiting list.

How long does the program take?

It typically takes 4-6 weeks to learn all the skills. The exact length of time varies somewhat since every lesson is geared to the child and every child is different. 

How do I enroll?

Send us a message to arrange lesson observation.

Or CALL NOW! 888-477-7946

Complete registration forms and pay the non-refundable $150 fee ($125 for siblings enrolled in private lessons at the same time) to reserve a time slot for your child.

My child is afraid of swimming and putting their face in the water - can you help?

Yes, we can help. Our lessons will help your child overcome their fear and learn to love the water. Once they develop the skills to handle the water, they will quickly become confident swimmers.

What kinds of swimming lessons do you teach?

.We teach 4 general kinds of swimming lessons:

  • Little Dippers: child with caregiver water acclimation class.
  • Survival Swim Lessons: i.e, the the swim-float-survive sequence.
  • Group Lessons: building water confidence and basic stroke skills.
  • Stroke Development: for swimmers interested in going beyond the basics!

Where can I take my family for recreational swimming?

Many towns have recreation centers where your child can practice their newly acquired skills.  Please see our guidelines on how to swim with your newly Swimfinity trained child.

What swim teams do you recommend?

Ridgefield Aquatic Club has an excellent swim team known for competitive success and a positive atmosphere.

What is the temperature of the pool?

Our pool is a warm 89 degrees to ensure that swimmers are comfortable during lessons and classes.

Swimfinity Swimming Lesson Reviews

I would have never believed that my daughter (who didn’t like to get her face wet in the bathtub) would be begging to stay in the pool after only 3 short weeks!

-Sheila G.

Ali taught our daughter the swim float swim technique in just 5 weeks. My daughter now knows exactly what to do when she gets in the water, and now loves to swim.

-MaryBeth E.

I hope this never happens, but if my son ever accidentally falls into a pool, I am confident he would be ok until an adult can get to him. He absolutely loves to swim now!

-Ali Hancock




Swimfinity is a proud swim lesson provider for Hope Floats Foundation. Hope Floats gives children from lower-income families the opportunity to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming. Help us provide swim lessons to children who may not otherwise be able to afford them by donating today.  100% of all donations go directly to swim lessons scholarships for families in need.