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The NRAC “Splash and Swim” Program will be starting this October and year-round at the North Rockland High School Pool.

The North Rockland Aquatic Club (NRAC) will be resuming our learn-to-swim duties at the North Rockland High School pool.  We are a “premier” USA Swimming Club established in 1987 and the oldest, most successful swim program in the district. Our mission is to unify all the North Rockland swimming programs together, over a variety of skill levels,  for a better, more inclusive educational experience.

The school district understands the importance of learning to swim for the community and has always been a great supporter of competitive swimming.  NRAC has decades of experience and offers exemplary learn-to-swim programs including:

  • New youth swim programs for younger children
  • Opportunities to learn for late starters in the sport. 
  • Potential to advance into Varsity swimming or year-round USA Swimming.






  • Every child learns to swim by the 3rd grade.  Increase the Community Focus on Learn-to-Swim…Drowning is the #2 cause of children’s death.
  • Educate the community on the benefits of total aquatic programming. Obesity is the #4 cause of illness in this country 50% of our children and 60% of our adults are at risk.
  • Increase participation, and diversity, in aquatic health, recreation, and sports activities.



  • No child is ever water safe. The goal of swimming lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water.
  • 79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming ability.
  • Research shows 64% of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.
  • 10 people drown each day in the United States.
  • Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.

Even people who don’t live near an ocean are surrounded by water. Lakes, rivers, and even the bathtub can present hazardous conditions for children who don’t know how to swim. More importantly, knowing how to swim can improve a child’s sense of self while providing him or her with an enjoyable and healthy activity. There are many reasons a child should learn to swim; read on to learn more, then schedule your child’s swimming lessons at the North Rockland High School Pool.





It’s a Life Skill

Between the ages of 1 and 14, the National Safe Kids Campaign says that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental injury-related death. Knowing how to swim includes the knowledge of how to be safe around water. Children that learn how to swim are less likely to drown.

It’s a Low-Impact Workout

Because swimming is done in the water, it’s easier on most of the child’s joints. Knees and ankles don’t have to bear a constant beatdown that running, and the sports that involve running, provide on a regular basis. While swimming injuries do occur, they don’t prevent participation in the activity. If a shoulder is injured, the person can still practice kicking techniques.

It’s a Full-Body Workout

Swimming works out all the parts of the body. It is one of the best cardiovascular exercises because it improves endurance, and it improves the body’s efficiency using oxygen. Muscle groups from the arms, legs, and back are used simultaneously in an aerobic workout that burns calories. Because it’s easier on the joints, children who are overweight may find it easier to get their exercise in the pool.

A Child Can Learn Teamwork

A child may find that swimming is enjoyable enough to join a team. Swim teams teach personal reliance and teamwork at the same time. Individual swimmers are always working to beat their personal best times. As a part of a team, swimmers learn the value of emotional support and work hard to accomplish a group goal.

Could Provide Future Education Opportunities

A good swimmer may be able to get a scholarship to college based on his or her swimming skills. This could help a student who might otherwise struggle with paying for higher education. In addition, a child who swims competitively will learn how to use his or her time better. This is handy at any level of education.

Allows for Lifelong Participation

As people age, some activities become more difficult. Swimming isn’t one of them. People who swim in their later years tend to be more flexible and enjoy a better quality of life. Swimming doesn’t carry the risk of falling that exercises like running and biking have. Swimming also improves mood, which can help limit depression.

Provides Benefits throughout Life

Someone who learns the love of swimming early on is more likely to continue swimming throughout his or her life. When you give your child the gift of swimming lessons, you’re setting them up for success now and in the future. As they gain confidence in the water, they also will gain confidence in other areas of their life. For the best children's swimming lessons contact North Rockland Aquatic Club (NRAC) at and schedule a class for your child.









Private Swim Lessons Class Size: 1 x 1           Duration: 20 min- 8 WEEKS

Private Lesson Fee: One Child-1 Day: $325.00 Registration Fee: $35.00 One-Time per school year          USA Swimming Registration-10% off the Second Child/10% OFF the Second Day

This type of lesson is necessary for infants and students who are not water-safe and require more attention. It is also recommended for older students with extreme anxiety or behavior that is not conducive to group lessons. Once the anxiety or behavior is overcome, the older student can fit happily into a group lesson.  2 YEARS OR OLDER


Group Swim Lessons Class Size: 4 x 1            Duration: 30 min- 10 WEEKS

One Child-1 Day: $240.00 Registration Fee: $35.00 One-Time per school year USA Swimming Registration
10% off the Second Child/10% OFF the Second Day

This type of class is suitable for children at the Floaters level or above who can follow directions and work effectively in a group setting. For most students, this is the ideal lesson structure. We make every attempt to group students of comparable ability, maturity, and compatibility together to ensure every swim class is fun and productive. Available for children 4 years old and older.



Parent-Tot Program beginners

Parent & Tot fee: 1 Child/1 Parent: $245.00  Registration Fee: $35.00 One-Time per school year              USA Swimming Registration
10% off the Second Child/10% OFF the Second Day

The Parent-Tot program is for children under 2 years old. This class helps to establish comfort in the water and is a great bonding time for parents and their children. In this class, the instructor will teach the parents how to correctly hold their child in the water, the correct way to take them underwater, and the importance of the back float. Our technique is taught using songs and games that introduce what the child will be learning later in private lessons.

Beginners P/T Class:

This class is an introductory course and focuses on the skills in the first level of our program. It is designed for parents who want to spend time with their children while teaching the basics of swimming and safety through songs and games.

            Class Size: 8 x 1 Duration: 30 min  8 WEEKS 

Advanced P/T Class:

This class is for parents ready to help set up their child in the swimming progression by focusing on the skills in the second level of our program. It is designed to allow the child to swim more independently while their parent is still in the water with them.

           Class Size: 6 x 1 Duration: 30 min 8 WEEKS 




These classes provide a transition between swim lessons with an instructor in the water and pre-swim team orientation where the coach is on deck. Swimmers that graduate from this curriculum will be able to properly swim all four strokes and execute both starts and turns used in competitive Swimming.  The 3-day program focuses on endurance and more detailed, competitive elements, the Pre-Team program ensures that swimmers are ready for the next step in swimming.                           

Class Size: 8+ x 1     Duration 60 min 2-Day: $100 and 90 min 3-Day:$120