Youth Aquatics

 

Swimming Pool Rules

Swim caps must be worn by all swimmers*
All participants must shower before entering the pool
Proper bathing attire is required
No running in the pool area
No splashing or diving
No food or drinks allowed
During lap swim, circle swimming only is permitted
No standing in lap swimming lanes
Pushing, kicking and other contact between swimmers is not allowed
Swimmers under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult
Infants must wear swim diapers; disposable diapers are not permitted
Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck 

Swimming pool rules and etiquette serve to ensure your health, safety and enjoyment. Individuals who do not obey the pool rules will be asked to leave the facility.

*Everyone entering the pool must wear a swim cap. This rule applies to males & females of all ages who have hair, no matter how long.

 

Refund Policy
Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be strictly enforced. 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 Aquatics Director Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org.

 


 

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Swim School at The J!
Grades K – 5 
Where children get a head start on 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 will also be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants are required to take a health screening before entering the JCC. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the health screening. Parent or caregiver is required to wear a face mask that completely covers the nose and mouth at all times, except when in the pool. There will be no access to the locker rooms, so please come already showered and in your bathing suit. Your swim instructor will meet you at the health screening tent and escort you to the pool. 

 

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 set the foundation for successful swimming.

Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 28, Oct. 12)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 23 (No class Nov. 11)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions) 

Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Nov. 28)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)       

 

Level 2 – Swordfish
(Primary Skills)
Orange Swim Cap
Children should be able to float (front and back) and 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, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.           
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions) 

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.         
Sept. 14 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 28, Oct. 12)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.    
Sept. 9 – Dec. 23 (No class Nov. 11)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.    
Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Nov. 28)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

 

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, 9 – 9:30 a.m.           
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.       
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)                               

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 28, Oct. 12)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.    
Sept. 9 – Dec. 23 (No class Nov. 11)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Nov. 28)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

 

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.           
Sept. 13 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Nov. 29)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)       

Mondays, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 28, Oct. 12)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Saturdays, 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Nov. 28)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

 

 

Pre-Swim-Team Program
4 – 16 years
Based on your child’s ability, he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All participants are required to take a health screening before entering the JCC. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the health screening. Parent or caregiver is required to wear a face mask that completely covers the nose and mouth at all times, except when in the pool. There will be no access to the locker rooms, so please come already showered and in your bathing suit. Your swim instructor will meet you at the health screening tent and escort you to the pool. 

 

Level 1
Grey swim cap
4 – 10 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 to Level 2.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 3, Nov. 26)
Member $644 / Community $896 (28 sessions)

 

Level 2
Black swim cap
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.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 3, Nov. 26)
Member $700 / Community $980 (28 sessions)

   


 

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 child’s ability and plan lessons around his or her specific needs. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 10 lessons and 5 lessons. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org.

Private Lessons (1 person)
1 lesson: Member $50 / Community $60
5 lessons: Member $230 / Community $280
10 lessons: Member $410 / Community $510

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
1 lesson: Member $40 / Community $48
5 lessons: Member $180 / Community $220
10 lessons: Member $320 / Community $390

Group Private (3 or more people)
1 lesson: Member $38 / Community $44
5 lessons: Member $165 / Community $195
10 lessons: Member $290 / Community $350

 

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