Attention Members: In observance of Independence Day, the Center will be open from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 4.
Weinstein JCC pools will close at 2:30 PM; the Camp Hilbert pool will be open 11 AM to 6 PM. Have a safe and happy holiday! 

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Aquatics: Fun in the Water All Year Round

Maybe swimming is one way you stay healthy and fit. Maybe you’d love to splash around with your kids in a spotless pool. Or maybe you’re looking for swimming activities for your children. The Weinstein JCC has it all in two beautiful indoor pools and Camp Hilbert's outdoor facilities.

Swim Classes

The Weinstein JCC Aquatics Department brings you more than just swimming pools. We bring you a sense of community in a place where you and your family can get involved in learning water activities and more. Elements of this program are open to both members and non-members.

 

Summer Swim Classes at the Weinstein JCC

The Weinstein JCC has dozens of swim classes for all ages and all levels of skill. Our highly qualified instructors can make enjoying the water part of your family’s life. Scroll down to see all of our winter and spring Aquatics classes. Or, visit our Activity Finder and click on the Aquatics filter in the right-hand box.

Deep Water Aerobics - Summer


This water aerobics class meets twice a week and is great for adults looking for a fun, low-impact physical activity. During class you will perform various movements in 8-10 feet of water to improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Aqua belts are provided and are required to participate.

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Shallow Water Aerobics - Summer


This water aerobics class meets twice a week and is great for adults looking for a fun, low-impact physical activity. During class you will perform various movements in shallow water to improve joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength.

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One-on-One Water Fitness Sessions


Meet with one of our Water Safety Instructors/Masters Coaches to help jump start, motivate or invigorate your workout plan in the pool. If you have medical issues, a medical release from your doctor is required prior to scheduling. These sessions are only available for Weinstein JCC members.

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Private Individual & Group Swim Lessons


Our private swim lessons are customized to meet the participant's needs. Instructors use a gentle and encouraging approach enabling students to overcome fear of the water and progress quickly. Contact Assistant Aquatics Director Myles Phelps at (804) 545-8640 or mphelps@weinsteinjcc.org for more information or to set up lessons.

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Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons for Ages 3+

The Weinstein JCC offers one-on-one classes that are an alternative to group lessons. Please contact Assistant Aquatics Director Myles Phelps at (804) 545-8640 or mphelps@weinsteinjcc.org to set-up your lessons. We require a 24-hour cancellation notification in order to reschedule. 

Private Session
  • Members – $28
    Non-members – $40
Semi-Private Session
  • Members – $22
  • Non-members – $34
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The Aquatics Program is supported in part by: Gerrie Cairns Aquatics Fund and Evelyn Zaben Benson JCC Aquatics Endowment Fund. All of our swim classes are supported by The Kathie and Steve Markel Learn to Swim Program.

Pool Parties

Kids love pools—and pool parties. So, call our Party Coordinator at (804) 545-8640 to set up your child’s pool birthday party today! The party consists of one hour in the party room and one hour of pool fun. Parent-tot parties are also available for 2-4 year olds. Our salt-water Sternheimer Recreational Pool features a beach entry, small slide, large spiral slide, lemon drops, mushroom waterfall, lazy river and whirlpool. Lifeguards will be provided.

Party times vary: Saturdays 11 – 5 pm or Sundays 12 – 5 pm

Parties for 2 to 4-year-olds (includes 12 kids)
*Each child under age 4 must be accompanied in the pool by an adult.
$225 JCC Members

*$5 For each additional child

Parties for 5-year-olds and up (includes 20 kids)
$225 JCC Members

*$5 For each additional child

For more information about the other birthday parties we offer, visit our Birthday Parties page.

About Our Pools

The Francis A. Lewis Pool

The ideal place to immerse yourself in health. Kept at 82 degrees, this 25-yard, six lane salt-water pool is used for everything from general lap swim and deep water fitness to instructional swim lessons. It’s also the home pool for the Dolpholinas Synchronized Swim Team and the Dolphin Club Summer and Winter Swim Teams.

Please note that based on time of day and usage of the pool, lifeguards may intiate circle-swim. There will also be signage during programs and private swim lessons to indicate which lanes are open for free swim. Open swim lanes are reflected on the pool schedule, but if you have any questions please feel free to contact Kelly Johannsen at (804) 545-8640.

The Sternheimer Recreational Pool

It’s family fun year-round. This 86-degree recreational saltwater pool is our own tiny water park. The Sternheimer Recreational Pool includes two waterslides, a lazy river, a sitting area with whirlpool-like jets, a mushroom waterfall and lemon drop and wall sprays. Programming includes recreational play for all ages, instructional swim lessons and shallow water fitness.

Hours that the Rec Pool is open to the community are also posted.

Click here for the Lewis and Sternheimer pool schedules.

The Camp Hilbert Pool

Want to soak in some sunshine while you swim? Members are welcome to use the beautiful Rec and Lap Pool at Camp Hilbert on weekends during the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Just bring your ID between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and/or Sunday.

Members may bring up to four guests per family per day. Guests passes may be purchased in advance at the Weinstein JCC or at the Camp Hilbert Pool check-in for $5. And if you work up an appetite while you’re here, full concessions are available at the Hilbert Snack Bar run by Yossi Goel and friends from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the Weinstein JCC Membership office at (804) 285-6500. Or, call the Camp Hilbert pool directly on summer weekends at (804) 556-3590. Click here for directions.

Interested in having a pool birthday party? For more information, please go to our Birthday Parties page.

Pool Rules and Policies

  1. No swimming without a lifeguard on duty.
  2. No running or rough play.
  3. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted in the pool area without an adult.
  4. Children under the age of 5 must have an adult actively supervising them in the water.
  5. Children who are not toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper in the pool.
  6. Proper swimwear is required.
  7. Excessive talking to the lifeguard is not permitted.
  8. Consumption of food and beverages on the pool deck and in the pool is prohibited.
  9. No glass allowed in the pool area.
  10. Persons with open sores, skin infections or other similar conditions are prohibited from entering the water.
  11. At the first sign of thunder, the pool will close for 30 minutes. Each additional clap of thunder or lightning will delay the re-opening of the pool 30 minutes from that point.
  12. The pool area is reserved for members and their guests during open swim times.
  13. Persons using the water slide must be able to swim and also meet the height requirements indicated on the penguin sign by the foot of the slide.
  14. Weinstein JCC is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  15. Lifeguards have the right to enforce additional rules deemed necessary to keep patrons safe.

The Dolphins and Dolpholinas Swim Teams

By participating in the Weinstein JCC’s swim team programs, children can improve their skills as they learn critical values like teamwork, responsibility, dedication and self-discipline. 

The Weinstein JCC’s Dolphin Club was founded in 1955 and is a registered swim club with Virginia Swimming, a Local Swim Committee of USA Swimming. As a part of USA Swimming, the Dolphin Club participates in the Safe Sport Program, which is focused on creating and maintaining a fun, healthy and safe environment for its members.

The Dolphin Club Summer Swim Team

For many years, the Weinstein JCC has had an exciting summer swim team that competes in the Greater Richmond Aquatic League, also known as GRAL. Over recent years, the Dolphin Club has teamed up with Tuckahoe Village to create an even more exciting practice and competitive environment, and we will be doing so again this season! With the enthusiasm and excitement our year-round program has enjoyed this winter/spring season, we are expecting record numbers this summer as the 2017 season promises to be one of the most exciting, fast and fun years yet! Sign up today so you can start preparing for an amazing summer of Dolphoon swimming! For more information, contact Head Coach Jonathan Kaplan.  Click here for schedules, events, practice information and more!

NEW! Dolphin Club Long Course Swimming

Due to popular demand, for the first time in team history Dolphin Club will be offering year-round USA Swimming as we prepare for the "Long Course" Season.  Athletes will continue to master their skills in the water while competing in 50-meter length pools rather than 25-yard length pools. There will be 4 long course meets available on various weekends from May-July. This exciting style of racing is perfect for the young swimmer looking to improve themselves drastically as we prepare for the next short course season starting in the fall! As an added bonus, all swimmers who sign up to practice with Dolphin Club Swimming and compete in long course meets will have the option to join our GRAL Summer Team, the Tuckahoe Village Dolphin Club (TVDC) FOR FREE! Sign up today to ensure your spot as a part of the Fin Family! To learn more, click here or contact Head Coach Jonathan Kaplan at jkaplan@weinsteinjcc.org or 545-8640.

Want to learn more about Aquatics at the Weinstein JCC? Contact Aquatics Director Kelly Johannsen at kjohannsen@weinsteinjcc.org or (804) 545-8640, or Assistant Aquatics Director Myles Phelps at mphelps@weinsteinjcc.org or (804) 545-8640.