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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.

 

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 fall Aquatics classes. Or, visit our Activity Finder and click on the Aquatics filter in the right-hand box.

Shallow Water Aerobics - Winter


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 to the sound of up-beat music! (Minimum class size: 4)

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Deep Water Aerobics - Winter


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. (Minimum class size: 4)

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Aqua Zumba - Winter


Join Instructor Jill Carrillo for a class that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. 

Aqua Zumba integrates the Latin/International dance rhythms and movement of Zumba with traditional aquatics fitness principles and exercises, creating the ultimate “Pool Party” that you won’t want to miss! (Minimum class size: 4)

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Level 1: Learn to Swim Fundamentals - Winter


This class is for the first-time swimmer that doesn’t know how to swim. Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through the Learn-to-Swim levels. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Learn-to-Swim Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2 skills.

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Level 2: Learn to Swim Fundamentals - Winter


The objective of Learn to Swim Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Many of the skills taught in this level are the same skills taught in Preschool Aquatics Level 3. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants learn to
glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. New water safety topics are introduced, and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

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Level 3: Stroke Development - Winter


The objectives of Learn to Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels.
We begin introduction of the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside. As in all levels, new and previously addressed water safety topics are included. Participants who successfully complete Level 3 have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment.

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Level 4: Stroke Improvement - Winter


In Learn to Swim Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall. (After completion of Level 4 participants are encouraged to join our Pre-Fins program!)

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Pre-Fins Group - Winter


New this year, Dolphin Club will be offering two groups within Pre-Fins, helping ensure that each swimmer is in the practice environment that will help them have the greatest experience in a setting appropriate for their needs. We will be offering “Beginner Novice” practices two days a week for 30 minutes each, while also providing a more challenging “Novice” practice three days a week for 45 minutes. (Children in our Kids’ Place and Childcare programs will be walked to and from practice by a JCC staff member.)

Beginner Novice Program: Swimmer must be at least 5 years or older and be able to complete a 25-yard freestyle and/or backstroke without assistance.

Novice Program: Swimmers must be 5 years or older and be able to swim a 25-yard length of the pool using legal freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke or butterfly (at least 3 of the 4 strokes).

For more information, contact Coach Craig Clift at cclift@weinsteinjcc.org.

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Dolphin Club Swim Team


There has been something special happening here at the Weinstein JCC with the Dolphin Club Swimming program. With the “Fin Family”, athletes can experience competitive swimming in an environment that facilitates self-confidence, teaches patience throughout a process, and encourages positive relationship building. Families have the option to swim throughout the short course season (September-April), or join for the entire year at a discounted rate to enjoy both the short and long course seasons.

Be sure to get registered quickly to secure your spot. Click here for the 2019-20 Dolphin Club Swim Team Registration Form. Once complete, please return to Myles Phelps at mphelps@weinsteinjcc.org.

For more information, contact the Aquatics Department at 545-8640 or visit the swim team website at teamunify.com/vadcst.

*Additional forms will be emailed once you register.

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Preschool Aquatics Level 1 - Winter


Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, to include water adjustment and entry, bubble blowing, submerging nose and eyes, floating, rolling from front to back, and alternate leg/arm action on front and back. In addition, safe practices are reviewed through water safety topics to start the development of positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water.

Children not yet potty trained will be required to adhere to a double diaper policy during instruction. (meaning they must wear a disposable swim diaper and a reusable swim diaper.)

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Preschool Aquatics Level 2 - Winter


The objectives of Level 2 are to further develop basic aquatic skills. Children begin to perform these skills at a slightly more advanced level (for example, for longer lengths of time, for longer distances or in deeper water). Many skills in Level 1 are performed with assistance.
Level 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes. Level 2 also builds on the
water safety topics introduced in Level 1.

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Preschool Aquatics Level 3 - Winter


The objective of Level 3 is to increase children’s proficiency in performing previously learned skills. This is accomplished by providing additional guided practice and increasing repetitions, distances, times or levels of refinement. The skills in Level 3 are performed independently. Children improve their coordination and control of combined simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg actions. New water safety topics are introduced and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

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Lunch & Fun Preschool Swimming Levels 1 - 3 - Winter


Children love to swim, it’s one of the most important lessons they can learn in life. During Lunch & Fun swimmers will enjoy their lunch while engaging in positive social interactions with their peers and swim instructors. After lunch, swimmers learn preschool aquatic water safety and swimming skills. Our primary focus is to increase swimmers comfort level and gain self-confidence in and around the water. Children will be grouped by their abilities as various levels are taught at the same time. (Minimum class size: 4)

*This class is peanut free

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Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 - Winter


Level 1 introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Children receive an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. In addition, parents are introduced to several water safety topics.

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Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 - Winter


Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 builds on the skills introduced in Level 1. Participants improve on these skills and learn more advanced skills in Level 2. As with Level 1, water safety topics are also included in this level.

Parent & Child Level 1 is not a prerequisite for this course.

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Shallow Water Aerobics - Spring


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 to the sound of up-beat music! (Minimum class size: 4)

Buy

Deep Water Aerobics - Spring


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. (Minimum class size: 4)

Buy

Aqua Zumba - Spring


Join Instructor Jill Carrillo for a class that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. 

Aqua Zumba integrates the Latin/International dance rhythms and movement of Zumba with traditional aquatics fitness principles and exercises, creating the ultimate “Pool Party” that you won’t want to miss! (Minimum class size: 4)

Buy

Level 1: Learn to Swim Fundamentals - Spring


This class is for the first-time swimmer that doesn’t know how to swim. Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, which participants continue to build on as they progress through the Learn-to-Swim levels. In addition, participants start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Learn-to-Swim Level 1 skills overlap with the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2 skills.

Buy

Level 2: Learn to Swim Fundamentals - Spring


The objective of Learn to Swim Level 2 is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Many of the skills taught in this level are the same skills taught in Preschool Aquatics Level 3. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants learn to
glide and float without support and recover to a vertical position. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. New water safety topics are introduced, and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

Buy

Level 3: Stroke Development - Spring


The objectives of Learn to Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels.
We begin introduction of the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside. As in all levels, new and previously addressed water safety topics are included. Participants who successfully complete Level 3 have achieved basic water competency in a pool environment.

Buy

Level 4: Stroke Improvement - Spring


In Learn to Swim Level 4, participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in Level 3 (i.e., front crawl, elementary backstroke) for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants add arm actions to the previously learned scissors kick and breaststroke kick to perform the rudimentary sidestroke and to learn the breaststroke. Participants also begin to learn the back crawl and butterfly, as well as the basics of performing a simple open turn at a wall. (After completion of Level 4 participants are encouraged to join our Pre-Fins program!)

Buy

Pre-Fins Group - Spring


New this year, Dolphin Club will be offering two groups within Pre-Fins, helping ensure that each swimmer is in the practice environment that will help them have the greatest experience in a setting appropriate for their needs. We will be offering “Beginner Novice” practices two days a week for 30 minutes each, while also providing a more challenging “Novice” practice three days a week for 45 minutes. (Children in our Kids’ Place and Childcare programs will be walked to and from practice by a JCC staff member.)

Beginner Novice Program: Swimmer must be at least 5 years or older and be able to complete a 25-yard freestyle and/or backstroke without assistance.

Novice Program: Swimmers must be 5 years or older and be able to swim a 25-yard length of the pool using legal freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke or butterfly (at least 3 of the 4 strokes).

For more information, contact Coach Craig Clift at cclift@weinsteinjcc.org.

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Preschool Aquatics Level 1 - Spring


Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, to include water adjustment and entry, bubble blowing, submerging nose and eyes, floating, rolling from front to back, and alternate leg/arm action on front and back. In addition, safe practices are reviewed through water safety topics to start the development of positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water.

Children not yet potty trained will be required to adhere to a double diaper policy during instruction. (meaning they must wear a disposable swim diaper and a reusable swim diaper.)

Buy

Preschool Aquatics Level 2 - Spring


The objectives of Level 2 are to further develop basic aquatic skills. Children begin to perform these skills at a slightly more advanced level (for example, for longer lengths of time, for longer distances or in deeper water). Many skills in Level 1 are performed with assistance.
Level 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes. Level 2 also builds on the
water safety topics introduced in Level 1.

Buy

Preschool Aquatics Level 3 - Spring


The objective of Level 3 is to increase children’s proficiency in performing previously learned skills. This is accomplished by providing additional guided practice and increasing repetitions, distances, times or levels of refinement. The skills in Level 3 are performed independently. Children improve their coordination and control of combined simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg actions. New water safety topics are introduced and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

Buy

Lunch & Fun Preschool Swimming Levels 1 - 3 - Spring


Children love to swim, it’s one of the most important lessons they can learn in life. During Lunch & Fun swimmers will enjoy their lunch while engaging in positive social interactions with their peers and swim instructors. After lunch, swimmers learn preschool aquatic water safety and swimming skills. Our primary focus is to increase swimmers comfort level and gain self-confidence in and around the water. Children will be grouped by their abilities as various levels are taught at the same time. (Minimum class size: 4)

*This class is peanut free

Buy

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 - Spring


Level 1 introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Children receive an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. In addition, parents are introduced to several water safety topics.

Buy

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 - Spring


Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 builds on the skills introduced in Level 1. Participants improve on these skills and learn more advanced skills in Level 2. As with Level 1, water safety topics are also included in this level.

Parent & Child Level 1 is not a prerequisite for this course.

Buy

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 to the sound of up-beat music! (Minimum class size: 4)

Buy

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. (Minimum class size: 4)

Buy

Preschool Aquatics Level 1 - Pre-Summer


Level 1 introduces basic aquatic skills, to include water adjustment and entry, bubble blowing, submerging nose and eyes, floating, rolling from front to back, and alternate leg/arm action on front and back. In addition, safe practices are reviewed through water safety topics to start the development of positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water.

Children not yet potty trained will be required to adhere to a double diaper policy during instruction. (meaning they must wear a disposable swim diaper and a reusable swim diaper.)

Buy

Preschool Aquatics Level 2 - Pre-Summer


The objectives of Level 2 are to further develop basic aquatic skills. Children begin to perform these skills at a slightly more advanced level (for example, for longer lengths of time, for longer distances or in deeper water). Many skills in Level 1 are performed with assistance.
Level 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes. Level 2 also builds on the
water safety topics introduced in Level 1.

Buy

Preschool Aquatics Level 3 - Pre-Summer


The objective of Level 3 is to increase children’s proficiency in performing previously learned skills. This is accomplished by providing additional guided practice and increasing repetitions, distances, times or levels of refinement. The skills in Level 3 are performed independently. Children improve their coordination and control of combined simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg actions. New water safety topics are introduced and previously acquired water safety knowledge and skills are reinforced.

Buy

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 - Summer


Level 1 introduces basic skills to parents and children. Parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills. Children receive an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. In addition, parents are introduced to several water safety topics.

Buy