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Welcome to Youth Aquatics at the JCCMW!

We are excited to help your child develop swimming skills and build confidence in the water! We have options for swimmers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced, including private lessons, group classes, and Family Swim sessions (with their caregiver). More advanced swimmers are invited to try out for our in-house swim team, the Stingrays, and pre-team training program, Rising Rays.

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Group Classes

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Build confidence and learn and improve your strokes with our group aquatics classes! Our experienced instructors will guide your child in a supportive group setting.

To ensure your student is placed in the right level, all new students Level II and above should request an evaluation by Aquatics staff before registering. An evaluation does not guarantee that a specific class will have an opening. Contact us to schedule an evaluation.

Fall 2024 Schedule

September 8–December 14
No class: Oct 2–3, Oct 12–17, Oct 23–24, Nov 5, Nov 11, Nov 27–28, Nov 30–Dec 1

Little Goldfish: My Tot and Me

Ages: Six months to three years, with caregiver present in water

Objective: Teach caregivers basic water safety skills that will keep their children safe and comfortable in, on, and around the water, so they are willing and ready to learn to swim.

Skills Covered: Adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front and back position in the water, and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water.

Note: Swim diapers are required for all students, and swimming caps are required for all parents/caregivers.

DaysTimes
Mondays12:30–1:00 PM
Wednesdays12:30–1:00 PM
Saturdays9:30–10:00 AM
Sundays10:30–11:00 AM

Tots Aquatics

Ages: 3–4 years

Objective: Teach toddler transition out of class with their parents to a more independent setting. 

Skills Covered: Swimmers will work with parents close by to gain confidence in beginner water exploration both alongside parents and alone.  This is a transition class, parents are required to be in the water for the first 4 weeks.  We will transition to parents out of the water by the end of the class.  Beginner swimmers must test out of this class in order to enter preschool level 1.  

Note: Child must be potty-trained and emotionally ready to be in a group swim class setting without a caregiver.

DaysTimes
Mondays3:30–4:00 PM
Tuesdays3:30–4:00 PM
Wednesdays3:30–4:00 PM
Thursdays3:30–4:00 PM
Saturdays9:30–10:00 AM
Sundays10:30–11:00 AM

Preschool Level 1

Ages: 3–5 years (3 year olds must test into class)

Objective: Help preschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Skills Covered: Bob to submerge in water, front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet with no help, front and back float for 10 seconds with help, roll from back to front and front to back with help, jump, push, turn, grab with help, swim, float, swim 10 feet with help, exit the water.

Note: Child must be potty-trained and emotionally ready to be in a group swim class setting without a caregiver.

DaysTimes
Mondays3:30–4:00 PM, or 4:00–4:30 PM
Tuesdays3:30–4:00 PM, or 4:00–4:30 PM
Wednesdays3:30–4:00 PM
Thursdays3:30–4:00 PM, or 4:00–4:30 PM
Saturdays9:30–10:00 AM, 10:00–10:30 AM, or 10:30–11:00 AM
Sundays11:00–11:30 AM

Preschool Level 2

Ages: 3–5 years (3 year olds must test into class)

Objective: Teach preschoolers how to swim safely from a longer distance than in Level 1. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm/leg action is introduced.

Prerequisites: Child must be able to demonstrate all Level I skills.

Skills Covered: Retrieving an object in chest-deep water, swimming on front and back for 10 yards, rolling from back to front and front to back, jumping, pushing, turning, grabbing 10 yards, swimming floating and swimming 15 yards, treading water for 30 seconds, exiting the water.

Note: Child must be potty-trained and emotionally ready to be in a group swim class setting without a caregiver.

DaysTimes
Mondays3:30–4:00 PM
Tuesdays3:30–4:00 PM
Wednesdays4:00–4:30 PM
Saturdays10:00–10:30 AM

Preschool Level 3

Ages: 3–5 years (3 year olds must test into class)

Objective: To enhance the proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in previous level 2. To help swimmers become more comfortable and confident. Preparing them for more advanced swimming techniques. 

Skills Covered: Submerging completely, mastering rhythmic breathing, and retrieving submerged objects. Independently floating on front and back and recovering to a standing position without assistance. Coordinating arm and leg movements for the front crawl (freestyle) and back crawl (backstroke). Skills learned in this class will help build preschooler’s confidence in the water, and ensure they understand essential safety practices.

Note: Child must be potty-trained and emotionally ready to be in a group swim class setting without a caregiver.

DaysTimes
Mondays4:00–4:30 PM
Thursdays3:30–4:00 PM

Learn to Swim Level 1

Ages: 6–12 years

Objective: Help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely.

Skills Covered: Entering and exiting the water safely, learning to submerge mouth, nose, and eyes, breath control, front and back float, recovering to a stand, changing direction in the water, and swimming five feet on front and back.

Ratio: 6:1

Note: Classes are available for different age groups. Please make sure to register your child for the appropriate class.

DaysTimes
Mondays4:00–4:30 PM, or 4:30–5:00 PM
Tuesdays4:00–4:30 PM
Wednesdays4:00–4:30 PM
Thursdays4:00–4:30 PM
Saturdays10:00–10:30 AM, 10:30–11:00 AM, or 11:00–11:30 AM
Sundays11:00–11:30 AM

 

Learn to Swim Level 2

Ages: 6–12 years

Objective: Give students success with fundamental skills.

Prerequisites: Instructor recommendation or swim evaluation

Skills Covered: Entering water by stepping or jumping in from the side, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles, opening eyes underwater, gliding on front and back, swimming 15 feet on front and 10 feet on back, swimming on side, and using life jacket.

Ratio: 6:1

Note: Classes are available for different age groups. Please make sure to register your child for the appropriate class.

DaysTimes
Mondays4:30–5:00 PM, or 5:00–5:30 PM
Tuesdays4:00–4:30 PM
Wednesdays4:30–5:00 PM
Thursdays4:00–4:30 PM
Saturdays10:30–11:00 AM, or 11:00–11:30 AM
Sundays11:00–11:30 AM

Learn to Swim Level 3

Ages: 6–12 years

Objective: Build on skills in Level II through additional guided practice.

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation or swim evaluation

Skills Covered: Jumping into deep water, entering head first from sitting or kneeling, submerging and retrieving an object, bobbing, survival float for 30 seconds, treading water for 30 seconds, front crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 feet, back crawl 15 yards, elementary rescues, and safe diving.

Ratio: 6:1

Note: Classes are available for different age groups. Please make sure to register your child for the appropriate class.

DaysTimes
Mondays4:30–5:00 PM, 5:00–5:30 PM, or 5:30 6:00 PM
Wednesdays4:30–5:00 PM
Thursdays4:30–5:00 PM
Saturdays11:00–11:30 AM, or 11:30–12:00 PM
Sundays11:30–12:00 PM

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Learn to Swim Level 4

Ages: 6–12 years

Objective: Develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and improve other aquatic skills by increasing endurance through swimming greater distances

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation or swim evaluation

Skills Covered: Diving, underwater swimming, feet-first surface diving, one minute of survival floating, treading and back floating, 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke, and back crawl, 15 yards of butterfly and elementary backstroke, and sidestroke, compact jump from height in a life jacket, and throwing assists.

Ratio: 8:1

DaysTimes
Mondays5:00–5:30 PM, or 5:30–6:00 PM
Wednesdays4:30–5:00 PM
Thursdays4:30–5:00 PM
Saturdays11:30 AM–12:00 PM
Sundays11:30 AM–12:00 PM

 

Beginner Teen Swim

Objective: To help teenagers develop fundamental aquatic skills and water safety knowledge. 

Skills Covered: Water safety skills, breath control for comfort in the water, buoyancy, body positioning, introduction to basic strokes, submersion, retrieval, and building stamina.   

DaysTimes
Saturdays11:30 AM–12:00 PM

 

 

 

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Stingrays Swim Team and Rising Rays Pre-Team Program

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JCCMW's competitive swim team, the Stingrays, belongs to the Westchester Fairfield Swim league. The league is comprised of more than a dozen teams from the area, with more teams joining every year. We also offer Rising Rays, a program intended to prepare swimmers for competitive swim team.

Tryouts occur in the fall. Please check back for 2024 dates!

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Infant Swim Resource (ISR) Lessons

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Prepare your child for summer with self-rescue swimming. ISR is the safest method of survival swimming for ages six months to six years.

ISR’s unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water. What your child will learn, and the way he or she will learn it, is what makes ISR so different from traditional swimming lessons. Always putting safety first, ISR emphasizes competence, which leads to confidence and provides the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in and around the water.

We are currently offering a 10 percent discount for children already enrolled in JCC programming!

JCCMW Disclaimer

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We reserve the right to change or cancel classes, instructors, schedules, policies, and/or prices at any time.