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Murray Hill, Manhattan
55 Lexington Ave Pool
Btwn E 24th & E 25th Streets
New York, New York 10010
Price includes a one-time $20 registration fee.
No classon Oct. 1 & 8
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this swimming lesson:

A safe and supportive environment will be provided for students with little or no previous swimming experience, who will progress at their own pace. Treading water, front and back float, front crawl stroke, beginner back stroke, water entries (feet first and basic dive), underwater swimming and water safety skills will be covered.

A swimming cap is mandatory.

Please Note: The pool is only available during class hours.

Classroom location listings are also posted outside the CAPS office and the lobby of the 17 Lexington Avenue building.

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Refund Policy
Students MUST submit a detailed written request to withdraw from a course, which CourseHorse will then forward on to the school. The request must state the reason of cancellation.

Refunds or credits are available: Full refund or credit if request to withdraw is made 3 business days before the first class session. 50% refund or credit if request to withdraw is made before the second class session. After the second class session no refunds or credits will be granted.

No refunds or credits will be issued for classes that meet four sessions or fewer. Classes include seminars, intensives and workshops.

All refunds will have a $25 processing fee deducted from the course refund as well as a $20 registration fee ($45 total).

When Baruch College cancels a course, refunds are made automatically. If for any reason the department cancels a session, then a make-up session will be offered.


Students who wish to withdraw from a course must notify the CAPS Office in writing. Failure to complete a course, ceasing to attend class, notifying the instructor of your desire to withdraw, or general dissatisfaction with a course does not constitute a withdrawal and does not entitle you to a refund. Instructors are not permitted OR able to process withdrawals, transfers or refunds.


If a student misses a session, the department unfortunately does not authorize the student to make up that missed session in another section. If the instructor informs the student to visit another section of his class, then that is between the student and the instructor. 


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Question from Anonymous
When will this class return?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't have the upcoming dates but you can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thanks!
Question from Sheena W.
Can I join the class although I will miss the first class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sheena! As per the coordinator of the program, it's okay for the student to register as long as they are fully aware that they missed the first session and will probably have to work on catching up and the published refund policy will be in effect. Hope this helps.
Question from Jessica A.
Hi, If you miss class, are you able to make up a session on another date/time with another group?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Unfortunately, the school does not offer makeup sessions nor allow students to sit in on other sessions. If for any reason the department cancels a session, then a makeup session will be offered.

Reviews of Classes at Baruch College - CAPS (287)

(287 Reviews)
Beginner Swimming
Reviewed by Rose S. on 8/13/2019
Great teacher and teaching assistant for a comfortable and safe learning environment. After 8 weeks I now feel confident to swim freestyle, tread water in the deep end and learn other strokes with more practice at city pools. The water is cold to keep it at competition levels and a long sleeve rashguard is advised. Use the bigger, cleaner locker rooms on level B1.
Beginner Swimming
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/24/2018
Instructor made it seems so simple and was able to get it within two sessions. Already recommended friends and two already booked for January classes.
Beginner Swimming
Reviewed by Michelle S. on 12/10/2018
Loved it! Knew only the very basics of swimming but was doing Freestyle & Backstroke across the pool length by the last class. The original instructor was out for a few of the 1st classes, she teaches cross training as well but the assistant(?) Mario was awesome. When the instructor came back she focused her attention to the beginners that still needed help with previous lessons & Mario focused on those who progressed a bit faster so everyone in the class could advance at their own pace which was pretty cool. So 5 stars for the class. However be warned as in previous posts that the women locker rooms are pretty gross - puddles of water & wads of hair on the floor - wear flip flops at all times. If you can overlook that then you are in for a really fun class.
Beginner Swimming
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/13/2018
Pretty cool class for the price. Met cool people. The Baruch facilities are pretty messy- don't plan to shower there. Also, our instructor switched half way through the class so felt like we didn't get consistent instruction, but I still learned a lot.
Beginner Swimming
Reviewed by BALAGOPAL G. on 4/1/2018
Pros 1. The class is well suited for people with no or minimal experience in swimming. The instructor starts off the class at the basic level and then slowly extends to the strokes. Cons 1. The locker rooms are a bit crowded, but generally pretty ok.

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