There’s something for everyone in the Rutgers Rec Kids (formerly New Horizons) Learn to Swim program. Seven levels of instruction are designed to help swimmers of all ages develop and refine their skills. Authorized Red Cross Water Safety Instructors teach a variety of strokes, including front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.
Children between the ages of 3-12 are invited to join us in a program that guarantees they will learn new and exciting skills. All classes are designed to help students learn to swim or to improve their swimming skills with new strokes, stroke refinements, diving safety tips and techniques, and more. Instruction in swimming and water safety is complimented by games to provide a positive experience in the water. Expose your children to the excitement of water activities for life-long enjoyment.
Our instructors offer a fun, exciting and safe program so that your child can learn (or improve) in some great recreational activities.
Our most popular program, swim, offers the following: swim lessons for ages 5-12, pre-school swim lessons for ages 3-5 and Pre-Competitive Swim Training for ages 8-15.
Classes are generally run in six-week sessions. You may sign up for any combination of classes and we encourage you to register for both sessions at the same time. Many classes fill up early. Space is limited.
Prior to attending your first class please print and fill out the waiver below and bring to class.