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Swim Lessons

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The JCC’s experienced and dedicated instructors lead small classes that teach your children aquatics skills in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. We want your kids to succeed and to love swimming as much as we do!

Our swim instructors have been teaching children and adults for decades. We offer group and private lessons for children as young as 6-months old. Watch your children grow into accomplished swimmers in our Starfish, Seahorse, Barracuda, Dolphin and Shark classes. We have a winning Swim Team, the JCC Sea Serpents, run by our expert coaches. We also offer Adaptive Swim classes for children and young adults with special needs.

For more information and to dive in to swim lessons, contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at avieira@jccns.com or 781-476-9912.

Registration now OPEN!

Parent and Tot Swim - Register HERE

This is the exciting first dip into the pool for children and we make it special for everyone involved! Parents bring their children
(6 months to 3 years) into the pool for a fun lesson with one of our wonderful instructors. Sing songs, dance in the water and more. Swim diapers are required.

Starfish: Level 1 - Register HERE

Your children will learn to love the water while being taught basic swimming skills. Our Starfish class is a safe and positive introduction to swimming. Children will be introduced to skills, including blowing bubbles, floating and kicking.

Seahorse: Level 2 - Register HERE

Ready for the next level! Children learn important skills, such as beginner front and back crawl, floating, glides (prone and supine), seated dives and treading water.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 1 or children must be able to easily enter the water and be comfortable participating in small groups.

Combo Starfish and Seahorse - Register HERE

This convenient option is for families who want a Level 1 or Level 2 class, but can’t make the scheduled times. Children learn skills from Starfish and Seahorse classes, including submerging their faces, floating and elementary front crawl.

Barracuda: Level 3 - Register HERE

They are on the move! Students improve their front and back crawl by learning rotary breathing and body rotation. Breast stroke, underwater swimming, dolphin kick and diving will be introduced.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 2 or ability to float and swim independently on front and back for at least 10 yards.

Dolphin: Level 4 - Register HERE

Students improve their stroke technique and endurance in front and back crawl, breast stroke, elementary back stroke and treading. They refine their diving skills, too.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 3 or basic front crawl and back crawl for 15 yards. Children must be comfortable in deep water.

Sharks: Level 5 - Register HERE

Sharks learn to dive from our diving board! They also learn the butterfly and open and flip turns, while practicing the back crawl and breast stroke.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 4 or ability to easily swim the entire length of pool, exhibit good technique in front and back crawl and swim underwater 10 yards.

Advanced Swim: Level 6 - Register HERE

Getting ready for Swim Team! These students take on all strokes at longer distances, increasing strength and endurance.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 5 and the ability to comfortably swim 50 yards of front and back crawl and breast stroke.

Create a Swim Class - Register HERE

Our classes fill quickly and we want to make sure your children have the chance to learn to swim! If you have at least three participants of a similar level, we will find you an instructor and place in the pool for lessons. These lessons are $13 per participant for JCC members and $15 per participant for non-members. To schedule a lesson, please contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at 781-476-9912 or avieira@jccns.com. All ages and abilities welcome.

Adaptive Swim - Register HERE

The JCC offers Adaptive Swim programs for children and young adults with special needs. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at 781-476-9912 or avieira@jccns.com. Adaptive Lessons are listed in the Aquatics Program Schedule on pg. 10.

Adaptive Swim & Gym - Register HERE

This program, for children to young adults with special needs, features 40 minutes of Gym and 40-minutes of Swim to develop gross motor skills, teamwork and a positive self-image in a non-competitive environment. The program is run with Endicott College. *Participants must be able to change into their bathing suits on their own or have the assistance of a parent or guardian.

  • Ages: 6 years-Young Adults
  • Day: Sunday
  • Dates: 4/12-5/3 (4 weeks)
  • Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Fee: $40 Member/$50 Community

Adult Swim Lessons - Register HERE

Get special attention in the pool! This clinic is a great way to learn the basics of swimming, improve your technique, train for swim competitions and the JCC Triathlon. Beginners welcome.

  • Days: Monday & Wednesday (16 weeks)
  • Dates: 3/2-6/17
  • Time: 9:00am-10:00am
  • Days: Tuesday (16 weeks)
  • Dates: 3/3-6/16
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Once A week Fee: Members $64/Community $96
  • Twice a Week Fee: Members $128/Community $192
  • Drop-In Fee: $10 Member/Community

Polo & Pub - Register HERE

Hop in our heated pool and face some friendly competition in the JCC’s Inner Tube Water Polo league! Afterwards, join the group for discounted appetizers at Uno’s in Swampscott.

  • Age: 21+
  • Day: Thursday (16 weeks)
  • Dates: 3/5-6/18
  • Time: Polo 8:00pm-9:00pm & Pub 9:00pm-10:30pm
  • Fee: $5 per class

Lifeguard Certification Course & Review - Register HERE

Get certified, get a great job, have skills for life! Take advantage of these convenient lifeguard training courses at the JCC.

Prerequisites: You must be able to swim 300 yards Freestyle/Breaststroke without stopping, tread water for two minutes without hands, retrieve a brick from the bottom of the pool 7-10 ft. and deliver it to the shallow-end of the pool in 1:40. Must be at least 15 years of age to take the course; lifeguards must be 16 years old to be hired in the state of Massachusetts.

April Vacation Lifeguard Course - Register HERE

  • Days: Sunday-Wednesday
  • Dates: 4/19–4/22
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fee: Members $325/Community $350
  • Instructor: Meryl Umansky

June Weekend Lifeguard Course - Register HERE

  • Days: Saturday & Sunday
  • Dates: 6/13-6/14 & 6/20-6/21
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fee: Members $325/Community $350
  • Instructor: Meryl Umansky

April Lifeguard Review Course - Register HERE

  • Day: Thursday
  • Date: 4/23
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Fee: Members $50/Community $60
  • Instructor: Meryl Umansky

June Lifeguard Review Course - Register HERE

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 6/6
  • Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Fee: Members $50/Community $60
  • Instructor: Meryl Umansky

Springboard Diving - Register HERE

Learn the basics of Springboard Diving, including proper technique and diving safety in a fun environment.

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of Level 3 or basic front crawl and back crawl for 15 yards. Children must be comfortable in deep water, and have the ability to demonstrate a standing dive from the side of the pool.

  • Day: Thursday (15 weeks)
  • Dates: 3/5-6/18, no class 4/23
  • Fee: Members $195/Community $225
  • Instructor: Brendon Graffum, MHS Diving Coach

Beginner Diving Ages 6-10

  • Time: 5:00pm-5:45pm

*Intermediate Diving Ages 8-12

  • Time: 5:45pm-6:30pm

*Advanced Diving Ages 10-16

  • Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm

*Must have permission from instructor.

Private Swim Lessons - Register HERE

Get the most out of your time in the pool! Our private lessons with expert instructors are perfect for the first-time swimmer, the nervous swimmer or for specialized instruction. All ages and abilities welcome.

Semi-private Lessons - Register HERE

Semi-private lessons are similar to the private lesson, with personalized instruction, for two swimmers of similar levels. Special pricing for siblings.

To schedule a lesson, contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at 781-476-9912 or avieira@jccns.com. All ages and abilities welcome.