Suzanne’s Swim Academy, located inside the Rockaway Park Physical Therapy building at 103-22 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Park, offers swim instruction programs to residents of all ages, ranging from one-year-olds to adults. The courses are taught in small groups by a trained, licensed, dedicated staff of local residents. Pictured: front, Robert Rivera and Suzanne Sullivan. Top, Demi Herman, Andrew Cruz, Jessica Lepore, Kirsten Keller and Ariel Feldman.
The Level Program consists of five levels for students ages three to ten. Level 1 is an introduction to swimming techniques. As the students proceed through the levels, they move to underwater swimming and floating, freestyle and breast stroke, flip turns and then advanced stroke instruction. Level four and five classes are for teens and adults.
Top Left: The infant program, known as “Mommy and Me,” is designed to emphasize comfort and serve as an introduction to the water, as well as basic swim instruction. Parents assist their children in the water, providing further support. Far Right: The indoor pool is heated, so instruction goes on in all weather conditions. Makeup classes are available in all programs to accommodate those times when students cannot make scheduled classes. Each set of classes lasts about two months.