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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.

 

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

American Red Cross Certifications


Interested in becoming certified? We are now offering blended learning for the following American Red Cross courses. Contact the Aquatics office at 545-8640 for the next available class or to set-up a customized class that fits your schedule needs. (Classes have a minimum of 4 participants.) The class certification is good for two years from the completion date.

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Shallow Water Aerobics - Fall


This water aerobics class 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! 

shallow water in the Recreational Pool 

(Maximum of 10 participants)

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Deep Water Aerobics - Fall - 2021


This water aerobics class 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. (Maximum class size: 15)

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Masters Fitness Swimming Program


Are you an aspiring swimmer, competitive swimmer, fitness swimmer, triathlete, or open water swimmer?  Our fitness swimming program is here to help each athlete reach their individual goals, create new friendships, and connect with your community in and out of the water.  All workouts are conducted with an experienced USA swim coach, in a fun team environment. Join us today!  (must be able to swim freestyle) 

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Aqua Zumba - Fall 2021


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.

How it works: 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!

(Maximum Size:10)

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Aqua Fit Bootcamp - Fall - 2021


This class mixes calisthenic exercises with interval cardio and strength training in a pool environment. The entire length of the lap pool is used from the shallow to the deep end. Deep water aqua-belts will be worn, kickboards, aqua fitness barbells, and noodles will all be utilized throughout your workout.

Exercises will consist of swimming, aerobic arm and leg movements, and other various calisthenic exercises in and out of the water. Pump-up your workout with this medium to high intensity class guaranteed to keep you moving and burning those calories while minimizing the stress on your joints!

(Maximum class size: 15)

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Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 - Fall


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. (Maximum Class Size: 10)

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Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 - Fall


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. (Maximum Class Size: 10)

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

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Preschool Aquatics Level 1


For first time young swimmers who are not yet comfortable in the water

Level 1 orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatics 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. (Maximum Class Size: 6)

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Preschool Aquatics Level 2


A class focused on skill development for young swimmers who are comfortable in the water

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. (Maximum Class Size: 6)

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Preschool Aquatics Level 3


For the more advanced young swimmers who are extremely comfortable in the water and swimming independently with breaths.

Preschool 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. (Maximum Class Size: 6)

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Level 1: Learn to Swim Fundamentals - Fall 2021


This class is for the first-time swimmer that doesn’t know how to swim. Skills to be taught in this level include: entering and exiting the water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, 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 simultaneous arm and leg actions on front and back, combining arm and leg actions on front and back and age-appropriate water safety topics.

(Maximum Class Size: 6) 

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Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills - Fall 2021


This class is for the child who can swim independently and has not mastered his/her stroke techniques. Skills to be taught include: entering and exiting the water, submerging, bobbing, opening eyes underwater and retrieving submerged objects, front, jellyfish, and tuck floating, front kicking and gliding, back kicking and gliding, rolling from front to back and back to front, rotary breathing, treading water, combining arm and leg actions on front and back and age-appropriate water safety skills.

(Maximum Class Size: 8)

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Level 3: Stroke Development - Fall 2021


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 the 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 the 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.

(Maximum Class Size: 8)

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Level 4: Stroke Improvement (equivalent to Pre-Fins Beg. Novice)  - Fall 2021


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.

(Maximum Class Size: 8)

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Pre-Fins Group - Fall


Pre-fins is a great way to keep your child active this year while introducing them to Dolphin Club swim team program! Practices are ran as a hybrid between a swim team practice and group swim lessons. This gives the swimmers more personal attention from our coaches to improve their strokes, while also giving them a taste of the competitive swimming world. We will be holding fun intra-squad meets at the JCC throughout the year. The Pre-Fins program emphasizes learning, fitness, and fun!

Pre-Fin swimmers will learn the basics of all 4 competitive strokes in an encouraging atmosphere.  The coaches focus on teaching proper stroke techniques, introducing starts and turns, and developing a joy of swimming using games, activities, and challenges. The interpersonal skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming also will be taught – working with teammates, following directions, listening to the coaches, and having fun.

Participation in swim meets is a family’s / swimmer’s choice.  Coaches will assess each swimmer to make sure they are ready to compete and will only enter them in events they are eligible to swim.

Practice Recommendations

2 practices a week are recommended but not required.  Each practice session lasts 45 minutes. Swimmers can expect to work up to swimming 500 to 1,000 yards per practice session.

Pre-requisite for the Pre-Fin Group

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Able to complete a 25 yd freestyle and backstroke without assistance

In addition to registering below, please fill out our Pre-Fin Registration Form.

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