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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.
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.
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.
Level 1 orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. These skills include entering and exiting the water, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, submerging mouth, nose and eyes, opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects, front and back gliding, back floating, rolling from front to back and back to front, treading water, alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back, combining arm and leg actions on front and back and age appropriate water safety skills. Children must be fully potty trained to participate; this class is designed to be your child's first water experience without a parent.
Level 2 helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Skills to be taught include entering and exiting the water, bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects, front floating, back gliding and floating, rolling from front to back and back to front, treading water using arms and legs, combining arm and leg actions on front and back, finning arm action on back and age-appropriate water safety skills.
Level 3 helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. Skills to be taught include entering the water, fully submerging and holding breath in the water, bobbing, rotary breathing, front, jellyfish and tuck floating, front and back floating or gliding with recoveries, changing direction of travel while swimming on front and back, finning arm action on back and age-appropriate water safety topics.
Level 1 provides experiences and activities for children to: learn to ask for permission before entering the water, enter and exit the water safely, feel comfortable in the water, explore submerging to the mouth, nose and eyes and fully submerging, explore buoyancy on the front and back position, change body position in the water, learn how to play safely, experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket and learn age-appropriate water safety skills.
Level 2 builds upon the skills learned in Level 1 and provides experiences and activities for children to: establish expectations for adult supervision, learn more ways to enter and exit the water safely, explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern, glide on the front and back with assistance, perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance, change body position in the water, experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket in the water and learn age-appropriate water safety skills.