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Youth Group Lessons

Youth Group Lessons

Learning to swim is important for children and adolescents not only for their enjoyment but also for their safety. Our youth swim lessons offer a structured and supportive environment where participants can develop essential water safety skills, build confidence, and improve their swimming technique. Whether your child is just starting their aquatic journey or looking to refine their strokes, our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing personalized instruction to help every swimmer reach their full potential. Join us and dive into a world of aquatic fun, fitness, and lifelong water safety skills! See below for upcoming spring and summer group lessons.

Upcoming Summer Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Level 1A Summer 2024

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. All children must be potty-trained. 3+.

This class is for children who have never participated in a swim class at the J or another swim school. Children will learn basic water skills using flotation devices to ensure safety and to promote confidence. Skills will include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. Class is limited to four students.

Sundays, June 16-July 21 (6 weeks)
10:30am-11am
Fee: $200
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Sundays, August 4-September 8 (6 weeks)
10:30am-11am
Fee: $200
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Mondays, June 24-July 29 (6 weeks)
5:30pm-6pm
Fee: $200
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Mondays, August 12-September 23 (6 weeks)
5:30pm-6pm
Fee: $200
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Group Swim Level 1B Summer 2024

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. All children must be potty-trained. 3+.

This class is for children who have already taken Level 1 at the J or equivalent at another swim school. The goal of Level 1B is to prepare children to meet benchmarks to reach Level 2. Children build on front crawl and backstroke fundamentals. Skills will include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. Class is limited to four students.

Sundays, June 16-July 21 (6 weeks)
11am-11:30am
Fee: $200
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Sundays, August 4-September 8 (6 weeks)
11am-11:30am
Fee: $200
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Wednesdays June 26-July 31 (6 meetings)
5:30pm-6pm
Fee: $200
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Wednesdays August 14-September 18 (6 meetings)
5:30pm-6pm
Fee: $200
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Group Swim Level 2 Summer 2024

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance.  Students should be able to swim 15 yards on front or back without support. Level 1 completion is highly recommended.

Continued focus on body position, control, directional change, forward movement, students learn how to swim to safely from a longer distance than in Level 1. Developing stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl and side stroke. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg actions. Students begin to build endurance with minimal instructor support. Class is limited to four students.

Sundays, June 16-July 21 (6 weeks)
10:30am-11:00am
Fee: $200
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Sundays, August 4-September 8 (6 weeks)
10:30am-11:00am
Fee: $200
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Mondays, June 24-July 29 (6 weeks)
6:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $200
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Mondays, August 12-September 23 (6 weeks; no class Sept. 2)
6:00pm-6:30pm
Fee: $200
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Group Swim Level 3 Summer 2024

Prerequisites: Students should be able to swim 25 meters of front crawl, back crawl and beginning breast stroke. Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. Level 2 completion is recommended.

Students will further develop stroke technique and learn the four competitive strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and elementary backstroke. Class is limited to four students.

Sundays, June 16-July 21 (6 weeks)
11am-11:30am
Fee: $200
Register 

Wednesdays, June 26-July 31 (6 classes)
6pm-6:30pm
Fee $200
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Sundays, August 4-September 8 (6 weeks)
11am-11:30am
Fee: $200
Register

Wednesdays, August 14-September 18 (6 classes)
6pm-6:30pm
Fee: $200
Register

Upcoming Spring Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Level 1A Spring 2024 (Evening)

Mondays, May 6-June 10 (5 weeks; no class May 27)
5:30pm-6pm
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. All children must be potty-trained. 3+.

Level 1A is for children who have never participated in a swim class at the J or another swim school. Children will learn basic water skills using flotation devices to ensure safety and to promote confidence. Skills will include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@thej.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 1A Spring 2024 (Morning)

Sundays, May 5-June 2 (5 weeks)
10:30am-11am
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. All children must be potty-trained. 3+.

Level 1A is for children who have never participated in a swim class at the J or another swim school. Children will learn basic water skills using flotation devices to ensure safety and to promote confidence. Skills will include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@thej.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 1B Spring 2024 (Morning)

Sundays, May 5-June 2 (5 weeks)
11am-11:30am
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. All children must be potty-trained. 3+.

Level 1B is for children who have already taken Level 1 at the J or equivalent at another swim school. The goal of Level 1B is to prepare children to meet benchmarks to reach Level 2. Children build on front crawl and backstroke fundamentals. Skills will include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@thej.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 1B Spring 2024 (Evening)

Wednesdays, May 8-June 5 (5 weeks)
5:30pm-6pm
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. All children must be potty-trained. 3+.
Level 1B is for children who have already taken Level 1 at the J or equivalent at another swim school. The goal of Level 1B is to prepare children to meet benchmarks to reach Level 2. Children build on front crawl and backstroke fundamentals. Skills will include pool safety, bubble blowing, face submersion, floating, kicking, and paddling. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@thej.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 2 – Spring 2024 (Morning)

Sundays, May 5-June 2 (5 weeks)
10:30-11am
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance.  Students should be able to swim 15 yards on front or back without support. Level 1 completion is highly recommended.

Continued focus on body position, control, directional change, forward movement, students learn how to swim to safely from a longer distance than in Level 1. Developing stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl and side stroke. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg actions. Students begin to build endurance with minimal instructor support. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@theJ.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 2 – Spring 2024 (Evening)

Mondays, May 6-June 10 (5 weeks; no class May 27)
6pm-6:30pm
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance.  Students should be able to swim 15 yards on front or back without support. Level 1 completion is highly recommended.

Continued focus on body position, control, directional change, forward movement, students learn how to swim to safely from a longer distance than in Level 1. Developing stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl and side stroke. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg actions. Students begin to build endurance with minimal instructor support. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@theJ.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 3 – Spring 2024 (Evening)

Wednesdays, May 8-June 5 (5 weeks)
6pm-6:30pm
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Students should be able to swim 25 meters of front crawl, back crawl and beginning breast stroke. Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. Level 2 completion is recommended.

Students will further develop stroke technique and learn the four competitive strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and elementary backstroke. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@theJ.org.

Register

Group Swim Level 3 – Spring 2024 (Morning)

Sundays, May 5-June 2 (5 weeks)
11am-11:30am
Fee: $160

Prerequisites: Students should be able to swim 25 meters of front crawl, back crawl and beginning breast stroke. Child must be willing to participate without a parent’s assistance. Level 2 completion is recommended.

Students will further develop stroke technique and learn the four competitive strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and elementary backstroke. Class is limited to four students. Questions? Contact Molly.McKnight@theJ.org.

Register

Enrichment Swim (ECLC students & other young swimmers)

May 7-June 6 (1 session per week, 5 sessions. Day and time will be assigned.)
1:15pm-1:45PM or 1:45pm-2:25PM
Ages: 3-5 years
Fee: $160

Eligibility: Child must be potty trained.
Group assignments will be based on swimmer skills, classroom/age, and other considerations.

Swimmers will get the chance to explore the water in a small group setting. Instructors will use flotation aids, toys, diving rings, hula hoops, and more to engage and challenge swimmers. Depending on comfort level and previous swim experience, swimmers will be introduced to fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke.

Please complete the accompanying questionnaire to let us know about your swimmer’s background.

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Chai 5 Swim Enrichment (Chai 5 students and the Camp Achva community)

Tuesdays or Thursdays, May 7-June 6 (5 weeks, 1 class per week)
5pm-5:30PM
Ages: 6-12 years old
Fee: $160

Eligibility requirements: Must be willing to participate without assistance from parent/caregiver. Ideally has fundamental knowledge of swimming front crawl.
Day assigned based on age and skill level

Tuesday’s cohort will focus on front crawl and backstroke fundamentals. They will incorporate rotary breathing (turning their head to the side to breathe) and keep their face in the water while swimming front crawl.

Thursday’s cohort will be comprised of swimmers who are already familiar with front crawl and backstroke. Skills will be refreshed. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of butterfly and breaststroke.

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Lessons, classes and aquatic programming are available to all and do not require a J-Family membership.

Refunds/Group Class Cancellations
If registration for group class is not cancelled prior to the first day of class, a $25 handling fee will be deducted from the refund. After the start of the class, only credits are issued. Cancellation with full credit prior to class start, prorated by number of classes after start date

Questions? Contact Aquatics@theJ.org.