Kids group swim lessons at the J

Kids Group Lessons

SJCC offers group swim lessons for ages 3 to 12 years.

This fall (Sept. 8, 2020) swim lessons return to the J! In working within the Washington Safe Start plan, we are able to offer swim lessons and we can’t wait to see you and your little ones at the J. Fall lessons will run from Sept. 8 – Oct. 30. Each lesson will be a half-hour and are limited to four swimmers. Registration will open Aug. 21 and close Sept. 4.

Click the links below to find details about each class. Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system

Fall 2020 Swim Lessons Basics:
Session Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
Registration Open: Aug. 21
Registration Closes: Sept. 4
No Classes: Sept. 18, 19, 20, 28

Fall 2020 Rates:
Monday Classes (6 sessions) – $132
Tuesday Classes (8 sessions) – $176
Wednesday Classes (8 sessions) – $176
Thursday Classes (8 sessions) – $176

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 Program Manager Elleinna Roberson.

Jump to: Preschool (Ages 3 – 5) Lessons | Kindergarten Lessons | Youth Lessons | Pre-Comp Level 1 Lessons | Pre-Comp Level 2 Lessons | Pre-Comp Level 3 Lessons | Policies + Procedures

Fall 2020 Preschool (Ages 3-5)

Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
In our group lessons, young swimmers will develop competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. Group lessons are based on age, with this class grouped for ages three to five. The first day of class we will assess the swimmers and group the children by ability.

 


Class Options:

OptionDay of WeekTimeslotSessions | CostClass Dates
#1Monday12:15 - 12:45 pm6 | $132Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
#2Monday4:30 - 5:00 pm6 | $132Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
#3Tuesday4:00 - 4:30 pm8 | $176Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
#4Wednesday12:15 - 12:45 pm8 | $176Sept. 9. 16. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
#5Wednesday 4:30 - 5:00 pm8 | $176Sept. 9. 16. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
#6Thursday4:00 - 4:30 pm8 | $176Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Fall 2020 Kindergarten

Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
In our group lessons, young swimmers will develop competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. Group lessons are based on age, with this class grouped for those who are 5 to 6 years old. The first day of class we will assess the swimmers and group the children by ability.

 


Class Options:

OptionDay of WeekTimeslotSessions | CostClass Dates
#1Monday3:15 - 3:45 pm6 | $132Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
#2Wednesday3:15 - 3:45 pm8 | $176Sept. 9. 16. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Fall 2020 Youth Lessons (Ages 6-12)

Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
In our group lessons, young swimmers will develop competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. Group lessons are based on age, with this class grouped for ages 6 to 12 years old. The first day of class we will assess the swimmers and group the children by ability.

 


Class Options:

OptionDay of WeekTimeslotSessions | CostClass Dates
#1Monday4:00 - 4:30 pm6 | $132Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
#2Tuesday4:30 - 5:00 pm8 | $176Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
#3Wednesday4:00 - 4:30 pm8 | $176Sept. 9. 16. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
#4Thursday4:30 - 5:00 pm8 | $176Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Pre-Comp – Level 1 (Ages 5-12)

Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
This is the first of three levels in our Pre-Comp swim program. This class is designed to help swimmers transition from group lessons to Pre-Competitive Swim Team. The class will focus on building freestyle and backstroke base and work on turns during swim.

 


Class Options:

OptionDay of WeekTimeslotSessions | CostClass Dates
#1Monday4:00 - 4:30 pm6 | $132Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
#2Wednesday4:00 - 4:30 pm8 | $176Sept. 9. 16. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Pre-Comp – Level 2 (Ages 5-12) 

Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
This is Level 2 of our 3 level Pre-Competition swim program. Coaches will lead swimmers through structured workouts to prepare them for competitive swim teams, with focus on introducing multiple strokes and building endurance.

 


Class Options:

OptionDay of WeekTimeslotSessions | CostClass Dates
#1Monday4:30 - 5:00 pm
6 | $132Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
#2Tuesday4:00 - 4:30 pm8 | $176Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
#3Wednesday4:30 - 5:00 pm8 | $176Sept. 9. 16. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
#4Thursday4:00 - 4:30 pm8 | $176Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Pre-Comp – Level 3 (Ages 5-12)

Sept. 8 – Oct. 30
This is the 3rd level of our 3 level Pre-Competition swim program. In this group, swimmers will participate in structured workouts that prepare them for competitive swim team building on all strokes, turns, dives, drills, and interval understanding.

 


Class Options:

OptionDay of WeekTimeslotSessions | CostClass Dates
#1Tuesday4:30 - 5:00 pm8 | $176Sept. 8. 15. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
#2Thursday4:30 - 5:00 pm8 | $176Sept. 10. 17. 24, Oct.1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Swim Classes

The J also offers swim enrichment classes for kids of all ages. These classes that get them active in the water with a ton of fun thrown in.

A list of the Swim Fitness Classes offered at the J for kids (as of Aug 20, 2020).
ClassAgesScheduleDescription
Swim P.E.Grades 6 - 8Mondays
2 pm
Sept 14-Oct 26 (no class Sept 28)


Wednesdays
2 pm
Sept 16-Oct 28
This class will offer organized swim activities for children that are in 6, 7, and 8th grade. Activates include water polo, water basketball, brick and ring surface diving, and much more! Children must be able to pass the swim test (25 yards of crawl stroke and 30 seconds of treading). Each class is 50 minutes. Register now >>
Wacky Water PlayGrades K - 5Fridays,
4 pm
Sept 11-Oct 30 (no class Sept 18)
Join us for fun games that you never thought you would play in the pool. You will need your best underwater and pool play skills to work through some wacky challenges. Some activities will include games like sharks and minnows, water noodle races, and much more! Children that have not passed the swim test will be required to wear a lifejacket. The swim test is 25 yards of crawl stroke and 30 seconds of treading. Each class is 50 minutes. Register now >>

Visit our J Kids enrichment classes page for complete information.

Policies + Procedures

  • Each class limited to four swimmers.
  • All children ages 5 and above will be dropped off at the health screening desk by the main SJCC entrance. An Aquatic staff member will take children to the pool and return children to the health screening desk after lessons.
  • Children should come prepared to swim in their swim suit. Aquatic staff will return children in their swim suit, please bring plenty of dry towels.
  • Only one adult is allowed in the building with younger swimmers (ages 3-5 years old).
  • For all new swimmers (ages 3-5 years old) a parent will be required to be in the water with the child.
  • All equipment will be sanitized after each lesson.
  • To maintain physical distancing, instructors may:
    • teach from the pool deck
    • use a flotation device in the water
    • ask parents to assist their child in the water
  • Anytime an instructor is working directly with a student they will wear either a face mask or face shield.

Please review the new fitness policies + procedures here >>

  • The building is not open for drop-ins; access is by reservation only
  • Locker rooms (including showers, changing areas, sauna, steam room, hot tub) are CLOSED – please come dressed for your swim.
  • Water fountains are not available (the bottle-filler will be available) – please bring a full water bottle.
  • There is no towel service – please bring your own towel.
  • Not open yet: Drop-in workouts, basketball court, racquetball courts.

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