At the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, learning to swim begins at an early age. We start our certified swim lessons for children beginning at 6 months.
Both individual and small group private swim lessons are available to help children overcome a fear of the water and learn the basic skills necessary for swimming competence. Multiple instructors are available to match your child's temperament and your schedule. All of our instructors are highly trained and adhere to teaching consistent swimming techniques.
We also offer adult swim lessons for beginners (including fear of the water) all the way up to competitive training. Private lessons will help to advance technique, improve your stroke, or simply learn to swim if you never have before.
Parent & Tot (6 months - 3 years) - This class is an interactive class designed for young children to gain confidence in and around the water. Emphasis is placed on learning through fun by using songs, games and colorful equipment. We introduce the following skills: floating, breath control, gentle submersions, survival skills and learning tips and tricks. Parents are required to participate in the water with their child during the class, so come prepared to get wet and have fun.
Pre-school Swim Lessons (ages 3-5): Level 1 - Tadpole - This introductory class is for children who are new to swimming or nervous in the water. Our goal is to develop confidence, breath control and proper body position with instructor assistance. Positive rein for cement is critical to help the child build trust and confidence. Graduates will be able to do 10 relaxed bobs, front float for 5 seconds, get in the ready position, jump to the teacher from the wall and relax in an assisted back float.
Pre-school Swim Lessons (ages 3-5): Level 2 - Turtle - This level is for children who are comfortable in the pool and will go underwater without the assistance of an instructor. This level focuses on learning basic stroke technique, improving floating skills, kicking strength and survival skills. Graduates will be able to back float for 10 seconds, use proper kicking techniques on their front and back, swim 5 yards front stroke unassisted to the wall and dive down to pick something up from the bottom of the pool.
Pre-school Swim Lessons (ages 3-5): Level 3 - Seal - This level is for children who can swim independently and are ready to learn the basics of all four competitive strokes. In this advanced level, graduates will be able to swim freestyle with rollovers for 15 yards, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, as well as complete dolphin kicks, breaststroke kicks and safe sit dive.
Grade School Swim Lessons (age 6-12): Level 1 - Stingray - This level is for building confidence and to learn basic water safety skills through fun and games. Graduates will be able to kick on their front and back 25 yards, jump in the water and recover safely, swim elementary backstroke, front crawl for 25 yards, tread water and swim underwater for 10 seconds or more.
Grade School Swim Lessons (age 6-12): Level 2 - Otter - This level focuses on introducing all four competitive strokes. Graduates will be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.
Private Swim Lesson (age 3-adult) - One-on-one training with instructor. Semi-Private Swim Lesson - Semi-Private lessons offer great flexibility and personal attention, plus it's more fun swimming with a friend. Swimmers are responsible for providing their own co-participant.
For More Information
Please call us at 813.575.5900 or email us at aquatics@BGFJCC.com
Come see us in the Mezrah Family Aquatic Center!
Monday – Friday 5:30am – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday 7am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 5pm