New York Baby Show 2019: Imagine Swimming

parents with babies at swim class in a pool

Imagine Swimming is NYC’s top learn-to-swim program for little ones–they are not only committed to instilling a love of the water for life, but also in teaching life-saving water safety skills so that children can both survive and thrive in the water!

Imagine Swimming will be at the 2019 New York Baby Show on May 18-19 at Pier 94.

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free! Buy your tickets to the Show HERE!

We spoke with Imagine Swimming’s Chief Aquatics Officer Brendan O’Melveny about what to expect from this top-tier brand at this year’s Baby Show!

What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?

As New York City’s premier learn-to-swim school, we are committed to instilling a love of the water for life. Safety, of course, comes first, but at Imagine it’s not just about surviving in water, it’s about thriving in it. It’s about fostering a lifelong passion for swimming.

What makes Imagine different? It’s the teachers! We are focused on creating small aquatic classrooms where every lesson is unique, with every child on a different path of improvement. Diversity defines our teaching staff, just as it defines the city we live in. International and creative, unconventional and innovative, Imagine Swimming reflects the spirit of New York City.

Imagine offers aquatics for all. Beginning with our infant Baby Splash courses, on to our Parent & Me classes, to our group lessons for ages 3 & up, on to competitive club teams (including a swim team, a water polo team, and a synchronized swimming team), and finally to adult classes for all levels, there is something for every swimmer at Imagine.

What’s new in (in the past year) with your brand?

This summer we’ll be opening our new Upper West Side Flagship pool, a state-of-the-art warm-water swimming facility designed to be ideal for infants, children, and families. We’ve also been expanding our popular Baby Splash offerings, for babies as young as 8 weeks old.

What is your most popular product or service right now?

Our Parent & Me lessons for infants and toddlers are the fastest-growing classes we have, and our small group classes for preschoolers and school-aged children are in high demand as always.

Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the Baby Show Series this year?

We’re going to have some of our rockstar teachers running the booth this year, with free swag and video of what we do. Swimming is more than just a wonderful way to teach your child a life-saving skill. It’s also a wonderful way to get some weekly skin-to-skin bonding time and to see their confidence grow as they learn and explore in a whole new environment. More than that, research shows that early swim lessons give babies a head start on their neuromuscular, cognitive, and emotional development.

Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the Baby Shows this year?

We will be waiving the registration fee for our Baby Splash classes for babies 8 weeks to 4 months! Baby Splash classes are also tuition fee, so this is a fantastic deal. You must sign up atthe Show to take advantage of this deal! 

We’ll also be giving away some Imagine Swimming swag.

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