Cardinal Currents...News and Updates from the Pool Deck

Welcome to 2017! With the new year comes renewed opportunities to live your healthiest life yet. We at Sacred Heart want to help you settle into routines that will support you on that journey.

Below are a few highlights of what's happening on our pool deck this winter:

1) The Sacred Heart competitive swim teams kicked off their 2016-2017 seasons in style with the 3rd Annual Red & White Meet on November 21. The Varsity squad teamed up with the Middle School programs in a fun-filled, friendly competition of individual races, creative relays, and team-based games. All three programs continue competition into the new year, and the Varsity team looks to defend its league Championship on February 16.

2) The Adult Masters Swim Club at Sacred Heart starts its spring session on January 10. We've added two new practice times to the schedule for a total of six weekly swims! Swimmers of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Scroll down for detailed practice times and registration.

3) The Sacred Heart Swim School resumes Saturday, January 7 and runs through February 26. Packages for private and semi-private lessons are available on Saturdays from 11:00am - 3:00pm and Sundays from 2:30 - 5:00pm. Scroll down for registration links.

Youth Programs

Programs for youth. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.

Spring Swim Clinic

The Convent of the Sacred Heart welcomes all swimmers grades 4-8 to an after-school development program for competitive swimming. Practices will run 3:30-5:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from February 27-March 17, 2017. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted freestyle. Participants will be walked down to the pool by a coach from 1 E. 91st Street at 3:10. Click here to register or to view the flyer click here.

Sacred Heart Swim School

This learn to swim program offers private and semi-private lessons as well as classes to swimmers of all ages and abilities. The spring session kicks off April 1 and holds sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Click here to view available times and register!

Cardinal Swim Club

The Cardinal Swim Club is an 8-week after school aquatics program for Middle and Upper School girls in grades 5-12. The fall session focuses largely on developing swimmers' competitive swimming skills for the upcoming school seasons, while the spring practices also include water polo and aerobic training. Practices are held Mondays through Wednesdays as well as Fridays. The spring session runs April 3-May 24. Click here to register for the full membership or Fridays only. View the flyer here.

Lifeguard Certification

The Convent of the Sacred Heart is certifying first-time lifeguards as Professional Rescuers with the American Red Cross. With the Blended Learning Format, much of the course is conducted online. Technical training and in-pool sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm. The first class meeting is February 23, and the test/practical is March 17. Click here to register or to view the flyer click here.

Family Programs

Programs for adults and their families. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.

Family Swim

Family Swim is a membership afforded to families affiliated with Sacred Heart. Eligible members include parents and children, faculty, staff, and alumnae. Adults may swim laps for exercise or simply bring their families poolside for some quiet time poolside through games and relaxing moments together. Family Swim operates year-round on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm and Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm (subject to the facility being open). Click here to register.

Masters Swim Club

The Masters Swim Club at Sacred Heart is an adult-only aquatics program open to any swimmers over the age of 22. The spring session runs January 13-May 25 and holds practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:30am, Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, Fridays 8:00-9:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm, and Sundays 34:00-5:00pm. Coaches are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to provide workouts, offer technical feedback, and discuss exercise plans. Participants from all skill levels include former competitive swimmers, triathletes, aqua-joggers, and recreational athletes. Click here to register or to view the flyer click here.

Adult Swim Lessons

The Convent of the Sacred Heart teaches adults to swim too! Instructors work with clients on everything from basic swim technique to advanced racing skills. Triathletes welcome too. Sessions are one hour and may be purchased in packages of three or six by clicking here.

Water Aerobics

Come enjoy working out in the pool without swimming laps! An experienced instructor will lead clients in one-hour classes through full-body, low-impact exercises. Classes begin March 5 and be held Sundays 3:00-4:00pm. Click here to sign up.

Contact Information

Coach Warren Perry
Aquatics Director
(212)722-4745 x719

Important Information

The pool will be closed the following dates:

  • November 24-28, 2016
  • December 24th, 2016- January 2, 2017
  • January 16, 2016
  • February 18-21, 2017
  • March 27-April 2, 2017
  • Mary 27-29, 2017

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