Best swim lesson ever! Learned more in that one hour than in the 2 months worth of lessons I have had elsewhere. Amazing!
The trainer was excellent! Very challenging tasks, new techniques, and he always was in the water to correct you. I really liked the sessions. The only downside (and it's not Physique Swimming responsibility but St.Bart's pool instead) of the lessons was a woman's locker room. It is a kid's pool so many children go there for swimming lessons and it's good. But what was not good at all that mothers dressed up their adult sons(5-7 y.o.) in the woman's locker room! And after our sessions we had to wait for them to leave because boys were very curious and stared at us wrapped in towels after the shower. So choose another location for practice.
Good that pool has deep end, instructor was great (Paul) however locker rooms and Hunter College physical plant is pretty dilapidated, and you have to bring your own towel.
I had an awesome experience At Manhattan Prep. The coaches and staff are all wonderful
Staff is really friendly and patient.
The most supportive instructors at the St Bart's site in Manhattan. I purchased a whole package after my groupon session. They are so great ...prior to this I was totally terrified of water.
From Our Editors
With pools spread across more than a dozen locations in New York and New Jersey, Physique Swimming has taught countless adults and kids how to feel confident in the water. Here are a few other ways the schools distinguish themselves:
- Every instructor is Red Cross–certified. Physique's founder, who spent 25 years as a swim coach himself, requires that each of his instructors is certified in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR.
- Instructors promote a positive atmosphere. They counsel parents on how to help their children feel good about swimming, including teaching parents to never show disappointment if their child isn't mastering a skill right away. They also teach parents not to compare their child to another kid or a mermaid. And when kids finish a swimming level, instructors give them a certificate of completion to remind them that they can achieve their goals.
- They use yoga to teach swimming. In addition to traditional swim classes, Physique offers a water yoga workshop that blends swim lessons with yoga to teach the importance of breath control.