Kids Group Lessons

SJCC offers group swim lessons for ages 6 months to 12 years.

Jump to age groups: 6 mo-2 yrs | Preschool | Youth

Session Dates No Class Dates
Winter weekdays Jan 5-March 1  Jan 21; Feb 18-24
Winter weekends Feb 2-March 3  
Spring weekdays March 4-May 2 April 8-13 (spring break)
March Saturdays March 9, 16, 23, 30  
March Sundays March 10, 17, 24, 31  
April Saturdays April 6, 13, 27 April 20 (Passover)
April Sundays April 7, 14, 28 April 21 (Passover)

 

Group lessons must have 3 registrants after the first week to continue through a session. View our Aquatics FAQ and Cancellation Policy

Questions? Contact Aquatics Manager Jenny Petty or call 206-388- 0821.

Important Lesson Info + Class Offerings

Prices

Class price for all preschool and youth lessons varies depending on number of classes. 

Class day Fee
Mon or Tues or Wed or Thurs or Fri $140 members/$172 guest
Sat or Sun $70 member/$80 guest

Shuttling Kids To/From Lessons

Early Childhood School Families

If your child is in our ECS program, someone from the Aquatics Department will pick them up from their classroom and drop them back off after their swim lesson. This request must be submitted to the Aquatics Department via email each session.

Kidstown Families

If your child is signed up for afternoon Kidstown, we can pick them up there for lessons and, if parents haven’t arrived by the end of the lesson, kids will be dropped back off in Kidstown. This information must be submitted to the Aquatics Department and Kidstown via email each session.

Riding the bus to the J for lessons?

If your child rides the bus from school to the J for afternoon swim lessons, they MUST be registered in Kidstown for that day. Please also submit this information to the Aquatics Department and Kidstown via email each session.

Ages 6 months-2 years

$70 members; $84 guests

Lil Bubblers 1
Sunday, 9-9:30 am
Pre-requisites:
ages 6-18 months; 1:12 pair ratio
Skills taught: parents and toddlers work together with an instructor to develop foundational skills for learning to swim and promoting water safety.

Lil Bubblers 2
Saturday, 9-9:30 am
Pre-requisites: ages 12-24 months; 1:12 pair ratio
Skills taught: parents and toddlers, work together with instructor to develop beginning swimming skills for learning strokes and promoting water safety.

Toddler Transition
Saturday, 9:30-10 am
Sunday, 9:30-10 am
Pre-requisites: 2 year olds only; 1:3 ratio; for toddlers who are ready to work with an instructor.
Skills taught: work on fundamental swimming and safety skills while learning to safely be a part of a group class. Parents are in the water for the first two classes and then transition to watching from the pool deck.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

Ages 3-5 (Preschool)

Preschool 1 – Beginner
Pre-requisites: potty-trained, able to work with an instructor
Skills taught: front and back paddle, back floating, start swimming without assistance, holding face in water and blowing bubbles

Day Time
Sat or Sun 9-9:30
Sat 10-10:30
Sun 10:30-11
Sun 11-11:30
Tues or Thurs or Fri 12:45-1:15
Mon 1:45-2:15
Mon or Wed 4-4:30
Mon or Wed 4:30-5
Mon or Wed 5-5:30
Wed 5:30-6

Preschool 2 – Beginner 2
Pre-requisites: put face in water, float on back without assistance, swim five feet without assistance
Skills taught: swim with face in water, swim 15 feet without assistance

Day Time
Sat or Sun 9-9:30
Sun 10-10:30
Sat 10:30-11
Sun 11-11:30
Sat 11:30-noon
Tues or Thurs or Fri 12:45-1:15
Mon 1:45-2:15
Mon or Wed 4-4:30
Mon or Wed 4:30-5
Tues or Thurs 5-5:30
Mon or Wed 5:30-6

Preschool 3 – Intermediate
Pre-requisites: swim without assistance for 15 feet, float on front and back for 15 seconds, jump into the water without help
Skills taught: swim 25 yards without assistance, demonstrate front crawl, demonstrate back crawl

Day Time
Sat or Sun 9:30-10
Sat 10-10:30
Sat 11-11:30
Sun 11:30-noon
Tues or Thurs 4-4:30
Tues 4:30-5
Mon or Wed 5-5:30
Mon or Tues or Thurs 5:30-6

Preschool 4 – Advanced
Pre-requisites: tread water, swim 25 feet using a modified crawl stroke, swim on back
Skills taught: swim the length of the pool on front and back, demonstrate side breathing for front crawl

Day Time
Sat 9:30-10
Sun 10-10:30
Sun 10:30-11
Sat 11-11:30
Sun 11:30-noon
Tues 4-4:30
Thurs 4:30-5
Tues or Thurs 5-5:30
Tues 5:30-6

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

Ages 6+ (Youth)

Youth 1 – Beginner 1
Pre-requisites: must be 6 years old
Skills taught: front and back crawl; back floating; start swimming without assistance; jump into pool and swim to wall with assistance; hold face in the water and blow bubbles; swim on front, flip to back, float for 5 seconds, then flip back to swim on front

Day Time
Sat 10-10:30
Sat 10:30-11
Tues or Thurs 4-4:30
Tues or Thurs 4:30-5
Wed or Thurs 5-5:30
Mon or Wed 5:30-6

Youth 2 – Beginner 2
Pre-requisites: put face in water, float on front and back, swim and crawl for 10 feet without assistance
Skills taught: side breathing for front crawl; back crawl; elementary backstroke; jump into deep end, turn and swim to wall; retrieve objects from bottom of the pool

Day Time
Sat or Sun 10-10:30
Sat 10:30-11
Mon or Tues or Wed or Thurs 4-4:30
Mon or Wed 4:30-5
Mon or Tues 5-5:30

Youth 3 – Intermediate 1

Pre-requisites: swim length of pool on front and back, demonstrate side breathing for front crawl
Skills taught: side breathing, gain endurance for backstroke, elementary backstroke, introduction to breaststroke

Day Time
Sun 10-10:30
Sat 10:30-11
Sat 11-11:30
Mon or Wed 4-4:30
Mon or Wed 4:30-5
Thurs 5-5:30

Youth 4 – Intermediate 2
Pre-requisites: swim 50 yards front crawl with side breathing, 50 yard backstroke, 25 yard breaststroke
Skills taught: butterfly stroke; refine side breathing with freestyle stroke, backstroke, and breaststroke; flip turns

Day Time
Sun 10:30-11
Sat 11-11:30
Sun 11:30-noon
Mon or Wed 4:30-5

Youth 5 – Advanced 1

Pre-requisites: swim 50 yards front crawl with side breathing, 50 yards backstroke, 25 yards breaststroke
Skills taught: butterfly stroke with timing and breath control, breaststroke with timing and breath control, refine technique for freestyle and backstroke

Day Time
Sun 11-11:30
Sat or Sun 11:30-noon
Mon or Wed 5-5:30
 Tues or Thurs  5:30-6

 


Youth 6 – Advanced 2

Pre-requisites: swim 100 yards freestyle, 100 yards backstroke, 50 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly
Skills taught: refine technique on all major competitive strokes, flip turns while swimming laps, build diving skills

Day Time
Sun 11-11:30
Sat or Sun 11:30-noon
Tues 5-5:30
Mon or Tues or Wed or Thurs  5:30-6

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

J Camp Swim Lessons

J Camp swim lessons are geared just for our J Campers! Lessons are offered in weekly 4-lesson sessions, both before and after the camp day, so kids won’t miss a moment of camp fun! 

If your child is signed up for morning care, we can pick them up from Kidstown before their lesson and drop them back off in time to head to camp. In the afternoons, we can pick them up from Kidstown for lessons and, if parents haven’t arrived by the end of the lesson, kids will be dropped back off in Kidstown. This information must be submitted to the Aquatics Department and Kidstown in writing. 

Lessons offered at 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

July 1-3
July 8-11
July 15-18
July 22-25
July 29-Aug 1
Aug 5-8
Aug 12-15
Aug 19-22
Aug 26-29

Follow these instructions to use the J’s new online registration system.

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