For JCC members who prefer to swim on their own, lap lanes are open at most times throughout the day. However, during peak usage, especially Sunday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., only one lane may be available.
Private & Small Group Swim Lessons
Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning. These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess your ability and plan lessons around your specific needs to help you achieve your personal best. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 5 lessons. And we now offer 10-lesson packages as well. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Daniel Servelli, Director of Aquatics at 203.487.0990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Lessons (1 person) 5 lessons Member $200 / Community $240 10 lessons Member $370 / Community $450
Semi-Private Lessons (2 people) 5 lessons Member $150 / Community $180 10 lessons Member $280 / Community $330
Group Private (3 or more people) 5 lessons Member $135 / Community $155 10 lessons Member $250 / Community $290
Youth Group Swim Instruction
6 – 9 years Our youth swim classes are perfect for new swimmers and those looking to continue refining their swimming skills. The semester ends with a free swim competition. See class listings following all class descriptions.
Refund Policy Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be enforced strictly. Refunds, credits or make-up classes for unscheduled absences cannot be accommodated. For absences due to serious illness/injury (doctor’s note required) or absences known at least one week in advance, we will make every effort to schedule make-up classes. Placement in make-up classes is based on the schedule of comparable classes and their availability.
Swim Assessment for New Swimmers For all children enrolling in a swim program for the first time, we strongly encourage you to bring your child for a free assessment. Our instructors will be able to advise you on the best class for your child based on his or her age and ability. Contact Daniel Servelli, Director of Aquatics at 203.487.0990 or email@example.com for an appointment.
Level 1 – Angelfish (Exploration) This course is designed for beginners and to help your child feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn to put their face in the water, float, kick and set the foundation for successful swimming.
Level 2 – Swordfish (Primary Skills) Children already should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will work on floating, gliding, flutter kick, turning over from front-to-back and back-to-front, freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.
Level 3 – Dolphin (Readiness) Students already should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke. We will work more on those strokes with a focus on gliding and proper technique. Elementary backstroke, and retrieving objects, treading water will be covered.
Level 4 – Barracuda (Stroke Development) Students should be fairly proficient at freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke. Students will work on rotary breathing, scissor kick, sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke kick, rotary kick treading water with modified scissor kick, freestyle backstroke, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke.
Readiness Clinic 5 – 6 years This program is for children who are relatively good swimmers for their ages. Students will explore competitive swimming and be encouraged to build endurance and competence. When ready, they will advance into the Intramural Clinic. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated.
2 Days Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Apr. 24 – Jun. 19 (No class Jun. 5) Members $320 / Community $448 (16 sessions)
1 Day Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Apr. 29 – Jun. 17 Members $168 / Community $232 (8 sessions)
Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. Apr. 24 – Jun.19 (No class Jun. 5) Members $168 / Community $232 (8 sessions)
Intramural Swim Clinic 6 – 16 years Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in your strokes and turns. Testing is required for children new to the program. Students must be able to swim two lengths of the pool, freestyle and backstroke. Children who are enrolled two days a week may qualify for Sunday sessions at no extra charge. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated.
2 Days Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m. Apr. 24 – Jun. 19 (No class Jun. 5) Members $352 / Community $480 (16 sessions)
1 Day Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m. Apr. 29 – Jun. 17 Members $184 / Community $248 (8 sessions)
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., 5:15 – 6 p.m., 7 – 8 p.m. Apr. 24 – Jun.19 (No class Jun. 5) Members $184 / Community $248 (8 sessions)
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