Shell Rd.


Meet our Coaches:

Dmitriy Stratulat

Senior Level Swimming Instructor
MatchPoint NYC Aquatics Member Since 2019
Master of Sport of Ukraine, Physical Education and Rehabilitation degree, Water Safety Instructor, ASCA Level 2
Victories in international competitions, Specialist in preschool swimming
Embracing challenges head-on and uncovering one’s inner strength through immersion in the water.

Aleksey Bogatov

Senior Level Swimming Instructor
MatchPoint NYC Aquatics Member Since 2018
ASCA Level 2, Graduate of Pedagogical University (2010) with a focus on swimming
Swimming Champion of the Republic of Belarus (2001), Recognized for cultivating strong-willed qualities in swimmers that they can utilize in life to achieve desired results.
Helping children develop strength of spirit and overcome the fear of water.

Cesar Reyes Lopez

Advanced Level Swimming Instructor
MatchPoint NYC Aquatics Member Since 2021
Water Safety Instructor
Triathlon participation in racing series across Switzerland, France, Canada, and Mexico;
Focus on strengthening foundational skills and enhancing competitive technique
“Fostering an inclusive and empowering environment, where patience, compassion, and personalized instruction propel swimmers towards confidence, progress, and a lifelong love for swimming.”


Preschool Aquatics is recommended for children who are approximately 3 to 5 years of age. However, participation should not be determined by age alone. Consider a child’s developmental readiness, maturity and experience in the water. For some preschool children, Parent and Child Aquatics still may be appropriate, while a few may be able to go directly into the Learn-to-Swim courses.   

Course description

Preschool Aquatics provides young children with positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experiences. Preschool Aquatics is designed to orient young preschoolers to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start learning about how to be safe around water. Throughout this program participants begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. As participants progress further, they are able to perform basic aquatic skills with greater proficiency, for longer distances and times.