Welcome to the webpage for the Aquatics Department at Convent of the Sacred Heart! Our aquatics programming provides students, athletes, and adults with the necessary swimming skills to be safe and active in the water. We believe that each individual possesses unique gifts, talents, and interests. Our goal is to unearth and nurture those gifts, grow confidence and provide an opportunity to thrive in water-based activities. To achieve this, we provide a myriad of high quality, health-beneficial experiences in water-based recreation and exercise with an emphasis on water safety.
Programs for youth. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.
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. Elite lessons, taught by former Olympians and college swimmers, are also available for the serious athletes. 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 and boys 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. Click here to register for the full membership or Fridays only.
Programs for adults and their families. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.
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. Register Now!
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. Practice sessions are Mondays & Wednesdays 7:00-7:45am, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30am, Fridays 8:00-9:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm, & Sundays 8:00-9:00am.
Coaches are available at the swims on Tuesday morning, Friday evening, and Sunday morning 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. Seasonal memberships grant participants access to all swim times, but single session and package purchase options exist for the busy New Yorkers. Click here to register for your desired sessions.
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.