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Are Swimming Lessons Right For Me?

Swim lessons

Summer is right around the corner! If you’re thinking about swimming lessons for your kids, learn more about swimming lessons at the Mayerson JCC from Swim Lesson Coordinator, Naomi Gorski.  

As a parent, what can I expect when putting my kids in swimming lessons at the J? 

Our friendly instructors will work patiently with your child while giving them challenges appropriate to their comfort and ability level, providing each student with the support they need to succeed in each new skill! 

Why are swimming lessons important for a child? 

According to the CDC, drowning is one of the top leading causes of death in children ages 1-14. Swimming lessons are one of the layers of protection for staying safe in and around the water. In addition to helping children become safer around water, swimming is a great way for them to stay active and can even help kids do better in school. 

What certifications do the instructors have?  

Our instructors have certificates from Swim Lessons University, a program which provides a child-focused approach to teaching children how to swim. 

What advice would you give to someone thinking about taking swimming lessons at the J? 

We are here to help answer all your questions and direct you to the best class for your swimmer! Once enrolled, please reach out to our aquatics team at any time regarding your child’s progress or comfort, and we are happy to assist however we can. You can contact aquatics HERE.  

Anything else you would like to add? 

Learning to swim independently can take a while, especially for fearful students or those with little to no experience in the water. If you have babies or toddlers, expose them to the water early! Bring them to the pool to play, let them feel water on their faces in the bath or at the pool, and practice blowing bubbles with them. When they are old enough, enrolling them in swim lessons year-round is a great way to ensure they continue to make progress. Always remember: Patience, positive praise (even for the smallest of accomplishments), and encouragement are key, especially for very young children. 

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