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.
With the government’s green light to reopen indoor pools, our aquatics programs will begin phasing programs in on October 2. Below are more details on what’s happening on our pool deck.
Also, be sure to review this page, which contains detailed policies on participation in activities throughout our building, and this walk-through video, which shows what you can expect when coming to swim.
Programs for children aged 4-18. All aquatics activities are held at 406 E 91st Street in Manhattan.
Sacred Heart Swim School
Besides the regular Saturday afternoon swim instruction session, this Learn to Swim program is now offering lessons on Monday and Wednesday afternoons too. For Covid safety reasons, only private lessons are being offered. Students must be four years old or older. Click here to view available times and register.
Cardinal Swim Club
This development swim program will offer swim practices afterschool between March 8 - May 27 (no sessions March 22 - April 8). Sessions will run weekdays from 3:30-4:30 and are only open to Sacred Heart Middle and Upper School students at this time. For Covid pod safety, Middle Schoolers must swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays while the Upper School swimmers will do Mondays and Wednesdays. 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
The Masters Swim Club at Sacred Heart is back to offer 10 one-hour blocks of swim time. 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 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
Coach Warren Perry