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.
Covid policy update: Everyone entering the facility will still be required to complete a health questionnaire (available for scanning at the entrance of the facility), have their temperature taken, and wear a mask at all times (except when swimming) within the facility including the pool deck, regardless of vaccination status. Lockers are open for storage of gear while swimming and all showers are back on. However, we are expecting all patrons to limit their time in the locker rooms. Please continue to also be mindful of physical distancing between other people on deck and in the pool.
Programs for children aged 4-18. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.
Sacred Heart Swim School
This Learn to Swim program is offering private instruction and group classes after school on Monday and Wednesday and Saturdays from 11am-3pm. Students must be four years old or older. Click here to view available times and register.
Cardinal Swim Club
This pre-competitive, development swim program holds swim practices afterschool between September 13 to October 29 (no session October 11). Sessions will run Mondays through Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 and are open to boys and girls in grades 5-12. Click here to register.
Programs for the general public over the age of 18. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.
Masters Swim Club
This adult-only program is back to offer one-hour open swims each week. A coach will be available 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. Per CDC and USA Swimming guidelines, lanes will be maxed out at four swimmers. Click here to view the fall schedule and 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 may be purchased here.
Cardinal Currents...News and Updates from the Pool Deck
- Body Image for Middle School Female Swimmers
- This article was a collaborative effort with middle school deans, psychologists, coaches, and teachers. Thank you to those at Sacred Heart who contributed their time, experience, and knowledge as we work to help young girls learn lifesaving water safety skills and build confidence in and out of the water.
Coach Warren Perry