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Swim School at the J – Group Lessons

18 & Under

Our youth aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, and personal growth skills to children

Cute little girl learning to swim with coach.

Overview

The J offers year-round swim lessons for kids of all ages and abilities. Our youth aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, and personal growth skills to children. All lessons are taught by certified instructors and private sessions are available for both children and adults.

Not Sure Which Class is Right for Your Child?

Check out the descriptions below!
NOTE: Class names have changed.

Classes

Barracuda (Caregiver & Child)
6 months – 3 years

Caregivers will be in the water with their children (required) to help them become familiar with the pool. Participants will learn through songs and games in a small group setting of up to six children. 

Flying Fish
Ages 3 – 5

Water Acclimation, Submersion, Air Exchange
For those with little experience in the water, classes are taught in a small group setting of up to six participants. Swimmers will become familiar with the water through fun activities while learning about water safety. Lessons will include putting faces in the water, water submersion, floating with assistance, rolling front to back assisted, and streamlining with assistance.  

Mako Shark
Ages 3 – 6

Body Position, Forward Momentum
This class is for swimmers who are comfortable in the water, can fully submerge while blowing bubbles, and are comfortable floating on their back with assistance. This group will learn to float and kick on their front and back unassisted, including guided practice to help improve already learned skills as well as the beginning of stroke development (Freestyle & Backstroke). Swimmers will also begin learning how to tread water.   

Marlin
Ages 5 – 12

Intro to Competitive Strokes
This class is for swimmers who have successfully mastered all skills from previous levels, can perform those skills without assistance, and can kick 15-20 feet while floating on their back unassisted. Participants will learn to tread water, kick both on their front and back in streamline unassisted, learn to roll from front to back in streamline, and begin the basics of stroke development. 

Swordfish
Ages 6 – 12

Stroke Development
This class is for swimmers who can tread water unassisted for at least 15 seconds, can side glide with kick, can roll front to back & back to front in streamline, and can side glide – perform overarm pull to initiate a roll to the opposite side – side glide – rest and breathe. Participants will learn to swim basic freestyle with rotary breathing, and backstroke. There will be a focus on exhalation with face in water, and body rotation. 

Swim Team Clinic
Ages 7 – 18

Our Swim Team Clinic puts an emphasis on learning proper stroke technique over speed. This foundation ensures that students’ progress much faster when the time comes for them to work on speed. In addition to group instruction, the children also have the opportunity to receive individual attention from the instructor. The children work on advanced skills that are beyond basic swimming, such as starts from the deck and flip turns. This class is fast paced, fun, and the children build strength and stamina while learning.

Class Schedule

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Aquatics

Flying Fish

Participants will become familiar with the water through fun activities while learning water safety. Putting faces in the water, water submersion, floating with assistance, rolling front to back assisted, and streamlining with assistance.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Barracuda

For children 6 months to 3 years. Caregivers will be in the water with their children (required) to help the child become familiar with the pool. Participants will learn through songs and games in a small group setting of up to 6 children.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Mako Shark

This group will consist of learning to float & kick on their front & back unassisted, includes guided practice to help improve already learned skills as well as the beginning of stroke development (Freestyle & Backstroke) & how to tread water.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Marlin

Children will learn fundamental freestyle and backstroke skills, with emphasis placed on the coordination and timing of the strokes as well as the development of a strong flutter kick.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Barracuda

For children 6 months to 3 years. Caregivers will be in the water with their children (required) to help the child become familiar with the pool. Participants will learn through songs and games in a small group setting of up to 6 children.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Swim Team Clinic

This is class to designed for those swimmers that will be doing swim team over the summer, to get them ready with stroke work, endurance swims and team basics.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Flying Fish

Participants will become familiar with the water through fun activities while learning water safety. Putting faces in the water, water submersion, floating with assistance, rolling front to back assisted, and streamlining with assistance.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Mako Shark

This group will consist of learning to float & kick on their front & back unassisted, includes guided practice to help improve already learned skills as well as the beginning of stroke development (Freestyle & Backstroke) & how to tread water.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Marlin

Children will learn fundamental freestyle and backstroke skills, with emphasis placed on the coordination and timing of the strokes as well as the development of a strong flutter kick.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Flying Fish

Participants will become familiar with the water through fun activities while learning water safety. Putting faces in the water, water submersion, floating with assistance, rolling front to back assisted, and streamlining with assistance.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Barracuda

For children 6 months to 3 years. Caregivers will be in the water with their children (required) to help the child become familiar with the pool. Participants will learn through songs and games in a small group setting of up to 6 children.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Mako Shark

This group will consist of learning to float & kick on their front & back unassisted, includes guided practice to help improve already learned skills as well as the beginning of stroke development (Freestyle & Backstroke) & how to tread water.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00
Aquatics

Marlin

Children will learn fundamental freestyle and backstroke skills, with emphasis placed on the coordination and timing of the strokes as well as the development of a strong flutter kick.
Register
Member $158.00 Non-Member $198.00

Meet the Team

Our Swim School at the J instructors are all certified in swim lesson instruction—and they're a lot of fun, too! 

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