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Swimming is a lifelong skill that can open the door to many adventures. At the Weinstein JCC and Camp Hilbert pools, safety always comes first for campers and swimmers, along with a friendly and nurturing environment. Our expanded instructional swim program ensures all children gain swimming competence to last a lifetime.
Camp Ganim Swim
Ganim campers who are toilet-trained and at least 3 years old will be able to enjoy weekly swim time with their Ganim classes throughout the summer. Swimmers will be supervised by Red Cross certified JCC lifeguards, swim instructors and their camp counselors. Swim time will be led by JCC swim instructors as a hybrid between swim lessons and free play. This helps our swim program better align with the other camp activities which also promote self-exploration and growth in a safe manner. The swim instructors will guide the campers as they learn about water safety, various swim lesson tools (such as kickboards, noodles, dive rings, etc.), and various swim skills (such as kicking, scooping arms, going under the water, blowing bubbles etc.). However, the swimmers will have the chance to explore these skills at their own pace in an unstructured manner which helps provide a much more comfortable camp swim experience for each child.
We do offer private and semi-private swim lessons throughout the summer if you’d like a more structured approach to swim lessons in addition to Ganim swim.
Contact Aquatics Director, Myles Phelps, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804)545-8430 to inquire about getting set up with one of experienced swim instructors.
Camp Hilbert Instructional and Free Swim
Camp Hilbert campers grades K-5 swim twice a day for instructional swim and free swim. Campers grades 6-8 participate in organized pool activities daily. New campers will be evaluated at the beginning of each week and taught to their swim level. Our swim lessons follow the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels, the same that are taught at the Weinstein JCC year-round swim program.
All pool activities are supervised by a Pool Deck Supervisor as well as American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and JCC swim instructors. All Weinstein JCC staff are required to be CPR/ First Aid/AED certified and receive ongoing training. In addition to our summer camp instructional swim times, we offer year-round private and group lessons.
Contact Aquatics Coordinator Mac Grizzle, at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about aquatics at Camp Hilbert.
Summer Swim Team (RVDC)
The Dolphin Club (ages 5-18) has merged with the Rockville Racers this Summer to compete in the Greater Richmond Aquatics League (GRAL). The Summer swim season will start in mid-May and run until the end of July. Summer swim team is a great way for your child to improve their swimming skills while introducing them to the world of competitive swimming in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We are excited for this summer’s swim season with our focus being on teambuilding, learning and most of all fun!
If your child is signed up for Camp Hilbert, practice will be provided during their instructional swim time throughout the week. Transportation is not provided to swim meets. If you have not already participated in our year-round swim team or Pre-fins program this year please contact Dolphin Club Head Coach, Craig Clift, at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free evaluation. Participants must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards of legal backstroke or freestyle.
View our 2023 Summer Camp Magazine here!