Learn To Swim

Don’t wait to register! The JCC’s swimming classes fill up fast! Based on the American Red Cross’ most recent guidelines, our program adheres to the American Red Cross skill level advancement requirements. Progression to new levels is based on mastering a pre-established set of skills. Lifeguards and instructors are fully trained and certified in American Red Cross swim instruction and water safety techniques. Pre-class evaluations for appropriate level placement will be conducted as needed. End-of-the-session report cards keep parents informed on their child’s progress highlighting areas for improvement and successes.


Infants-toddlers age 36 months will love getting early exposure to the water from the safety and comfort of a parent’s arms. All infants and toddlers must wear swim diapers and secure plastic pants/suits. No disposable diapers are allowed. Click here to learn more.

Pre-School Aquatics

Children ages 3-5 participate in this American Red Cross program independently where water safety, mastering new skills and fun are the course objectives for this 30-minute class. Children are grouped according to their individual capabilities with a maximum of 6 students per instructor. Click here to learn more.

Youth Aquatics

This American Red Cross 6 level program is geared to children ages 6 years and older with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. During this 40-minute class, a balance of skill instruction and fun helps students acquire the skills needed to advance to the next levels at their own pace. Click here to learn more.

Swim Team - Trigger Fish

Participants in this program must meet the requirements of Youth Level 5/6 to be successful. The program is designed to introduce your child to the concept of a swim team and using swimming as a form of exercise. Swimmers can participate in practices two or more times per week learning a proper warm-up and refinement of strokes through drills to understand a balanced workout/practice. All swimmers will review the basic components of competitive swimming strokes, starts, turns and training tactics. Click here to learn more.

Private Swim Lessons - JCC members only

Private swim lessons are a great way for a child to be successful in learning to swim. As a Member Only benefit, private lessons give you the flexibility in scheduling and ongoing admissions with quality one-on- one time with an instructor. In addition, we offer semi- private lessons with 2 – 3 children (please note that we do not match children up for semi-private lessons). All lessons are ½ hr sessions. Due to pool space, we do not offer private or semi-private swim lessons during group swim lessons. Click here to learn more.
For current swim class schedules view The Journal or contact Jess Lanke at 414-967-8194 for more information.