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.

 

Wondering which swim lesson to sign up for? Use our Swim Lesson Guide to find the right lesson level for you and your children.

WHERE DOES MY CHILD BELONG?

 

GROUP LESSON

Basic swimming skills are always essential.

Our program is designed for each swimmer to build upon their skills and progress to the next level. Please keep in mind that children develop at different paces.

 

PARENT & TOT

(AGES 6 MONTHS - 1.5 YEARS)

 

Parent & Tot classes are designed for an adult and child 6 months to 1.5 years of age to participate together to learn and practice fundamental swimming and water safety skills. Students are acclimated to the water through a series of games, activities and skills led by an instructor.

 

New Skills to be taught

1. Acclimation to pool

2. Going under water

3. Moving legs/kicking

4. Laying on back

 

Exit Skills

1. Independent of trusted adult

2. Independent kicking

3. Willing/comfortable laying on back

 

LEVEL 1 – TADPOLE

(AGES 1.5 - 3 YEARS)

 

This class will teach the basic skills of swimming to children who are either new to swim lessons or are coming from a Parent & Tot class. Swimmers will be introduced to skills such as independent kicking, blowing bubbles and back floats.

 

Entry Skills

1. Independent of trusted adult

2. Independent leg action

3. Willing to lay on back with assistance

 

Exit Skills

1. 5 yards kicking with bubbles

2. Comfortable on back with semi-assistance

 

 

LEVEL 2 – TURTLE

(AGES 3 - 4 YEARS)

 

This level will strengthen the child’s kicking, introduce breathing while kicking and kicking on their back. These skills are essential building blocks to properly learn freestyle and backstroke.

 

Entry Skills

1. 5 yards kicking with bubbles

2. Comfortable on back with semi-assistance

 

New Skills to Be Taught

1. Taking a breath while kicking

2. Kicking on back

 

Exit Skills

1. 10 yards kicking

2. 10 yards kicking, taking a breath and going back to kicking

3. 5 yards kicking on back

 

LEVEL 3 – SEAL

(AGES 4 - 5 YEARS)

 

This level will teach the basics of freestyle and backstroke arm and leg combinations. Children will begin swimming strokes independently with a focus on breathing techniques.

Entry Levels

1. 10 yards kicking with taking breath

2. 5 yards kicking on back

 

 

New Skills to Be Taught

  1. Freestyle Arms
  2. Breathing While Swimming Freestyle
  3. Intro Backstroke Arms
  4. Independent Kicking On Back

 

Exit Skills

1. 5 yards freestyle swim with breath

2. 5 yards backstroke swim

 

 

LEVEL 4 – STINGRAY

(AGES 5 - 7 YEARS)

 

Children will be developing two main strokes during the session - freestyle and backstroke. This class has an added focus of aerobic endurance as well as advanced breathing techniques.

 

Entry Skills

1. 5 yards freestyle with breath

2. 5 yards backstroke swim

 

 

New Skills to Be Taught

  1.  Introduce Side Breathing For Freestyle
  2.  Backstroke

 

 

Exit Skills

1. 12.5 yards freestyle with side breath

2. 12.5 yards backstroke

Find your level Choose your days and times

Parent & Tot:

M/W or Tu/Th 4:30pm

Sat: 8:30am

 

Level 1- Tadpole:

M/W or Tu/Th 5:00pm

Sat: 9:00am

 

Level 2- Turtle:

M/W or Tu/Th 5:00pm

Sat: 9:00am

 

Level 3- Seal:

M/W or Tu/Th 5:30pm

Sat: 9:30am

 

Level 4- Stingray:

M/W or Tu/Th 5:30pm

Sat: 9:30am

 

 

Private Swim Lessons -One-on-one training for ALL AGES, please contact aquatics@bgfjcc.com for more information. Please include days and times you are available for the lessons and we will do our best to accommodate these days and times for you.

Registration closes the Saturday prior to the start date for weekday (M/W or Tu/Th) lessons.

 

 


Registration closes the Thursday prior to the start date for Saturday lessons.

Pricing and Registration


Weekday Sessions (8 Lessons)

Members: $80 | Guests: $120


Saturday Sessions (4 Lessons)

 Members: $60 | Guest: $100

WHY CHOOSE US?
• Positive reinforcement coaching
• Strong focus on technique and safety
• High quality at an affordable cost
• Experienced and caring staff

Have more questions? Our Welcome Desk staff is available to answer any questions about the swim program or you may contact Aquatics @BGFJCC.com