Swim Lessons

Kids Swim Lessons

J Swim Academy combines the best of both Red Cross Swim Lessons and Swim America. We emphasize early water safety and proper USA swimming stroke progressions and guidelines while maintaining a focus on providing an inclusive and safe environment, taught by experienced instructors. Our swim levels progress from water comfort to water safety with the end goal of proper stroke technique in all four strokes, starts, and turns.

For more information about J Swim Academy, email Aquatics Manager, Brandon O'Donnell at jswimacademy@jccns.com.

View schedules and class descriptions below.

Winter Session
December 8, 2020 – January 28, 2021


3:15pm-3:45pm: Level 1/2 Combo Swim Class
3:45pm-4:15pm: Level 3 Swim Class

7 classes (December 8,15,22, January 5,12,19,26)


3:15pm-3:45pm: Level 1/2 Combo Swim Class
3:45pm-4:15pm: Level 3 Swim Class

6 classes (December 10,17, January 7,14,21,28)

For rates and to register, email YouthFamily@jccns.com

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Swim lessons

Parent and Tot Swim

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This may be your little one’s exciting first dip into the pool and we aim to make it special for everyone involved! Parents bring children (ages 6 months to 3 years) into the pool for a fun lesson with one of our experienced instructors. We’ll sing songs, dance and splash in the water, and while finding comfort in the pool at each child’s individual pace.

Swim diapers are required.

Level 1: Comfort

Beginner swimmers learn basic swimming skills in this fun-focused class. We’ll practice blowing bubbles, floating, and kicking. The goal of this level is to get comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy swim!

Level 2: Independence

Swimmers learn to swim independently in front crawl (with beginner rotary breathing) and beginner back crawl. Participants will also be introduced to proper breast stroke arm motion.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to swim 5-yards independently in front crawl, float, and blow bubbles.

Level 3: Technique

Swimmers work to improve front crawl and back crawl stroke technique. Participants will be introduced to kneeling dives and standing dives, breaststroke and dolphin kick.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to swim 10-yards with face in the water and stream-line on back for 5-10 yards.

Level 4: Safety and Refinement

Swimmers work to refine their strokes, while also learning important water and boating safety. We will achieve basic requirements making these swimmers eligible for most sailing camps, including swimming 100-yards freestyle, treading water for two minutes, floating in the prone position for two minutes, and basic boating safety.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to swim 25-yards freestyle, 25-yards backstroke, beginner breaststroke and dolphin kick.

Advanced Swim Techniques

Swimmers will continue to refine their swim technique, working toward four legal strokes, starts, and turns. Goals for Advanced Swim Techniques participants will be to complete a 100-Individual Medley and 200-Freestyle, the entrance requirements for USA C.

Create a Swim Class

Our aquatics classes fill quickly and we want to make sure everyone has the chance to learn to swim! In these Create-A-Swim-Classes, you provide at least three participants of a similar level and we will find you an instructor, date and time in the pool for your lessons! These lessons are $14 per participant for JCCNS members and $16 per participant for non-members. To arrange for these lessons, please contact Aquatics Manager, Brandon O’Donnell at 781-733-2405 or  bodonnell@jccns.com. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons
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.

Semi-private Lessons
Semi-private lessons are similar to the private lesson for two swimmers of similar levels. Special pricing available for siblings.

To schedule a lesson, contact Aquatics Manager, Brandon O'Donnell at 781-733-2405 or bodonnell@jccns.com. All ages and abilities are welcome.

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