Aquatics Summer 2019 Swim Program

 

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Early Childhood | Ages 3 - 5 & Grades K - 5 | Pre-Swim Team | Private Swim Lessons

 


 

Early Childhood Swim Program
The JCC’s early childhood swim program focuses on water comfort and safety, while teaching basic swimming skills in a safe and supportive environment. In these innovative and fun-filled programs, parents are taught how to work safely in the water with their children.

 

Parent & Me Swim
6 – 36 months (with parent or caregiver)
Enjoy a unique bonding experience with your child. Children learn correct swimming movements while increasing muscle strength and coordination. This class lays the foundation for successful swimming in our early childhood swim program. Water safety topics also will be covered. Swim cap, swim diaper and rubber pants with bathing suit required.

6 – 18 months
Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Saturdays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.

18 – 36 months
Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Wednesdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

 

Almost Ready
2 - 5 years (with parent or caregiver)
This program is developed for children who have started moving more independently in the water under their parents’ guidance. Parents and children learn more about water safety and swimming technique. Children prepare to work directly with an instructor on their own. Swim cap, swim diaper and rubber pants with bathing suit required.

Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

 

Ready Now
2 - 5 years (with parent or caregiver)
This program is developed for children who have started moving more independently in the water under their parents’ guidance. Parents and children learn more about water safety and swimming technique. Children prepare to work directly with an instructor on their own. Swim cap, swim diaper and rubber pants with bathing suit required.

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 


SWIM SCHOOL AT THE J
AGES 3 - 5 & Grades K – 5
Where young children get a head start at swimming, gain confidence in the water and begin working on basic swimming skills, while interacting with an instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment.

Through our comprehensive curriculum children will learn skills, build knowledge, gain confidence, and feel safe in and around water. Using a step-by-step approach to learning, students will build proficiency as they successfully progress through levels that teach the four essential strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Most importantly, our curriculum is built in such a way that children will be excited to advance through each level. Every swimmer will receive a certificate in which he or she will be able to see the specific skills needed to progress to the next level. Swimmers also will be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition.

 

AGES 3 - 5
Level 1 – Minnows
Light Blue Swim Cap
Beginning swimmers learn the basics of water comfort and safety as they blow bubbles, put their faces under water, float, and flutter kick in prone and supine positions.

Sundays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.

 

Level 2 – Guppies
Royal Blue Swim Cap
For this class, children should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will continue to work on floating, flutter kick, arm stroke. Students will be introduced to freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.

Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Saturdays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.

 

Level 2 – Tadpoles
Yellow Swim Cap
Children should be able to swim without support for 15 feet and have efficient freestyle kick in this level. Rotary breathing, diving and butterfly kick will be introduced. This class will prepare children to enter our pre-team program or more advanced swim school classes.

Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

 

Grades K – 5
Level 1 – Angelfish (Exploration)
Red Swim Cap
This course is designed for beginners, and to help your child feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn to put their faces in the water, float, and kick and will develop the foundation for successful swimming.

Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

 

Level 2 – Swordfish (Primary Skills)
Orange Swim Cap
Children should be able to float (front and back), put their heads under water, and move forward while kicking with a kickboard. Swimmers will work on floating, flutter kick, rotary breathing, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.

Sundays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Level 3 – Dolphin (Readiness)
Green Swim Cap
Students should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke. We will work more on these strokes with a focus on gliding and proper technique. Students will be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Competitive diving will be covered.

Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Level 4 – Barracuda (Stroke Development)
Purple Swim Cap
Students should be fairly proficient at freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Barracuda is a very technical class that will prepare children for success on a pre-swim team/swim team.

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.

 

DATES AND PRICES FOR SWIM SCHOOL AT THE J:
Sundays: Jun. 23 – Aug. 11 (No class July 7)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays: Jun. 19 – Aug. 14
Member $198 / Community $270 (9 sessions)

Saturdays: Jun. 22 – Aug. 10 (No class July 6)
Member $154 / Community $ 210 (7 sessions)

 


Summer Pre-Swim-Team Program
Ages 4 - 10
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. Twice a week is MANDATORY.
Please note: private lessons or group classes can be used for a mandatory second practice

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jun. 18 – Aug. 13
Member $234 / Community $315 (9 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jun. 20 – Aug. 15 (No session July 4)
Member $208 / Community $280 (8 sessions)

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jun. 18 – Aug. 15 (No session July 4)
Member $425 / Community $578 (17 sessions)


 

JOIN US FOR PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS!
Private Lessons (1 person):
5 lessons - Member $225 / Community $275
10 lessons - Member $400 / Community $500

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people):
5 lessons - Member $175 / Community $215
10 lessons - Member $310 / Community $380

Group Private (3 or more people)
5 lessons - Member $160 / Community $190
10 lessons - Member $280 / Community $340

 

For more information, contact Alex Tkachuk, Aquatics Director, at 203.487.0990, or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org

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