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Swim Lessons Descriptions

Our Philosophy

Our experienced and dedicated instructors lead small classes that will 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! For more information and to dive into swim lessons, contact Aquatics Director Ashley Vieira at avieira@jccns.com or 781-476-9912.

Click HERE for the Swim Lesson schedule.

Parent and Tot Swim

This is the exciting first dip into the pool for children and we make it special for everyone involved! Parents bring their children (ages 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.

On Sundays we offer Parent Tot in two separate age groups: 6 months-2 years and 2-3 years.

Swim diapers are required.

Starfish: Level 1

Your children will learn basic swimming skills in this fun, no pressure class. They’ll practice blowing bubbles, floating, and kicking.

Seahorse: Level 2

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

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

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

Students will improve their stroke technique and endurance in front and back crawl, breast stroke, elementary back stroke and treading. They’ll 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

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

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

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

Adaptive Swim Lessons

The JCCNS offers Adaptive Swimming programs for children ages 3 years to young adults with special needs. For more information, contact Swim Instruction Manager Brandon O’Donnell at 781-476-9912 or bodonnell@jccns.com. Adaptive swim lessons are also listed in the Aquatics Program schedule on pg. 13.

  • Ages: 3-5 Years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Fee: Member $156/Community $180

 

  • Ages: 6 Years-Young Adults
  • Day: Tuesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 5:00pm-5:45pm
  • Fee: Member $180/Community $216

 

  • Ages: 6 Years-Young Adults
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 5:00pm-5:45pm
  • Fee: Member $180/Community $216

Special Olympics Swim Team

New to the J, Olympic Way: an Adaptive swim team for swimmers ages 8 and up. Join the JCCNS as we embark on our first ever modified/accommodated competitive swim team. Children with physical challenges and Neuro-Diverse abilities will proudly represent our JCC with this newly formed swim team as we compete alongside the Sea Serpents and JCC Jellies at home and in Special Olympic competitions around New England. Have fun and build self-esteem while participating in this positive inclusive environment. Coached by Brandon O’Donnell our Swim Lesson Manager and Adaptive Special Needs Programmer. Contact Brandon at 781-476-9912 or bodonnell@jccns.com for more information.

  • Ages: 8 Years and up
  • Day: Tuesday, Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/15 no class 12/26, 12/28, 2/20, 2/22
  • Time: 5:45pm-6:30pm
  • Fee: Member $240/communtity $288

Adaptive Gym, Swim & Art

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. Once a month participants will partake in arts and crafts after gym instead of swimming. For more information, contact Swim Instruction Manager, Brandon O’Donnell at 781-476-9912 or bodonnell@jccns.com.

Participants must be able to change into their bathing suits on their own or have the assistance of a parent or guardian.

  • Ages: 3 Years-Young Adults
  • Day: Sunday (10 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/10-3/11, no class 12/24, 12/31, 1/14, 2/18 (Art Days TBD)
  • Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Fee: Member $140/community $160

Adult Swim Lessons

Get special attention in the pool! This clinic is a great way to learn the basics of swimming and improve your technique. Beginners are welcome.

  • Days: Monday & Wednesday
  • Dates: 12/11-3/14, no class 12/25, 1/1
  • Time: 9:00am-10:00am
  • Once a Week: Member $78/Community $104
  • Twice a Week: Member $156/Community $208
  • Drop-In Fee: Member $10/Community $10

Adult Masters Swim Team

Back by popular demand! Perfect for adults who want to learn stroke technique, train for triathlons, compete in swim meets or just get some great exercise! We will swim about a mile during each practice.

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Dates: 12/12-3/15
  • Times: 5:30am-7:00am
  • Fee: $5 per practice

Lifeguard Certification & Review Course

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

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.

Lifeguard Course

Certifications good for two years: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding & First Aid.

  • Age: 15+
  • Days: Monday-Thursday
  • Dates: 12/26-12/29
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fee: Member $325/Community $350
  • Instructor: Brandon O’Donnell

Lifeguard recertification Course

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 12/30
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Fee: Member $50/Community $60
  • Instructor: Brandon O’Donnell

First Aid/CPR Course

Certifications good for two years: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & First Aid.

  • Age: 15+
  • Days: Monday
  • Dates: 1/15
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fee: Member $70/Community $80
  • Instructor: Brandon O’Donnell

Create a Swim Class

Our classes fill quickly and we want to make sure you 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 your lessons. These lessons are $14 per participant for JCCNS members and $16 per participant for non-members. To schedule a lesson, contact Aquatics Manager Ric Taylor at 781-476-9912 or rtaylor@jccns.com. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Junior Swim Team JCCNS Jellies

Swimmers are invited to train and compete in this fun Junior Swim team, for ages 5-7. Swimmers will have tons of fun improving their technique and preparing for the Sea Serpents. We will compete in fun local dual meets throughout the season. Swimmers must be able to jump into the pool and swim one full length of Freestyle with rotary breathing and one full length Backstroke or be at a Shark level of higher.

  • Days: Monday & Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/11-3/13, no class 12/25, 12/27, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19, 2/21
  • Times: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $308/community $352
  • Instructor: Brandon O’Donnell