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The Mark Twain Pool and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is an approved Training Center for the Starfish Aquatics Institute and an Authorized Provider for StarGuard™ and StarFish Swimming™. Starfish Swimming is a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI).

Register for Aquatics Classes

Register for our Spring Aquatics Session 2020 !   Water Testing will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 between 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Mark Twain Pool located  at 160 Woodlawn Avenue, Yonkers. Registration for the Spring 2020 aquatics session begins on Wednesday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm online. Classes begin the week of March 16, 2020. Register for our popular swim classes at 

Check out our 2020 Winter Brochure for a full listing of all the classes.

Winter 2019 - 2020 Session Dates

Children & Teens Mark Twain Pool

Yonkers Parks provides swimming lessons for children as young as 6 months old. Children ages 4 and up will be tested and placed into skill-appropriate classes and will receive a certificate upon completion of each course level. Beginner, intermediate and advances classes are also offered for young adults. Young adults ages 16 and over may also participate in lifeguard training courses.

Family Programs

Under family swim programs, parents must accompany their children in the water.


Yonkers Parks offers beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for adult swimmers. Aquatic-based fitness programs, including Aqua Zumba, Cardio Aquacise, Deep Water Aquacise and evening lap swimming are also available.


Lap swimming and social swim courses designed with low impact exercise are available for Yonkers seniors.

Swim Teams & Clubs

Yonkers Condors Tsunami Youth Swim Team

Competitive youth swimming for children ages 5 to 18. Learn more >

Yonkers Masters Swimming

Competitive and fitness swimming for adults ages 18 and over. Learn more >