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Basketball and Soccer Training

Available Now

Ages 6 and Up

Basketball & Soccer Training is available for anyone interested in taking their game to the next level. Each session is 30-minutes long and our coaches can tailor the workouts to your goals. Training sessions are available during open gym times and when our coaches are available.

Training is for ages 6 and up. Semi-private sessions are for 2+ people per coach. Participants in semi-private training must be close in age/skill level.

GREAT BEGINNINGS

Winter: January 10 - February 28, 2024. Summer: March 6 - April 3, 2024 

Exploring  the intersection of mass media and social perceptions of beauty, Gold and Dworkin create visual narratives on resilience and the fragility of human connections. 

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical

Auditions: Sunday, March 17, 2024. Rehearsals begin Sunday, May 5. Performances: June 19-30.

Ages 12-17

Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure.

Contact Debra Clinton at [email protected] for more 

The 5400 Club

Mondays 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: lunch (Bring your own and join us, dessert and beverages provided.) 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: program

Ages 60+

This group, consisting of retired and semi-retired men and women, meets each Monday throughout the year. Each meeting features an outstanding guest speaker. Membership in the 5400 Club is open to all male/female Weinstein Members 60+.This group is a self-governing organization with its own board, assisted by a Weinstein JCC staff advisor.

$35 per year. This fee includes a wonderful installation brunch.

EnRich for Life

Mondays 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: lunch (Bring your own and join us, dessert and beverages provided.) 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: program

The Weinstein JCC and Jewish Family Services have teamed up for our 8th year to create a very innovative program designed to provide active adults with a monthly activity that enlightens and engages. After the delicious hot kosher lunch, and educational speaker series, participants can attend our EnRich for Life specially designed class each month. Programs vary month-to-month.

Programs are held one Monday each month. Upcoming dates for Fall to be announced.

Programs run October to June.

Free delicious kosher lunch is provided at 11:45 AM and speaker begins at 12:30 PM.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Shari Menlowe-Barck, Adult Programming Director,  at 804-545-8611 or [email protected] for more details.

Special EnRich for Life Program: Intergenerational Passover Model Seder with RTA Students

Monday, April 1, 2024 11:00AM-1:30PM

Join us on for our 16th annual special Passover Model Seder. Participants will be celebrating by joining active adults and the 7th & 8th graders from Rudlin Torah Academy together in prayer, song and traditional Seder meal. This program is open to all active adults who would like to participate. All faiths are welcome. Program and meal are free, but RSVP is a MUST!

Israel November Auditorium at the Weinstein JCC

Grand Tones

Tuesdays

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Rehearsal time
12:00 PM – 12:30: Lunch (Bring your own and join us. Dessert provided.)
12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Socializing and Activities

Performing arm of our Active Adult Programs

The performing arm of our Adult Programs. Preparations are always under way for performances at nursing homes, organizations, hospitals, churches, synagogues, and civic functions. The Grand Tones are now over 50 years running under the direction of our Music Director, Betsy Cockriel.

If you love music but are not a singer, you are still welcome to join us just to listen, have lunch and socialize!

This program meets every Tuesday year-round and is for adult men and women 60+. After lunch a diverse selection of activities are offered include current events and intergenerational programs. Many of the holidays are celebrated, including a Chanukah party with the preschool children and a Sweetheart Day luncheon.

$28 members | $35 nonmembers (yearly)

Contact Shari Menlowe-Barck at 804-545-8611 or [email protected] for more details.

Wednesday Game Day

January 10th and 24th, February 7th and 21st, March 6th and 27th 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for two Wednesdays a month for socializing and playing your favorite game. Whether you like to play Mah Jong, cards, Rummy Cube, Scrabble or do puzzles, this group is for you. Bring your friends and we will provide the table, and games (or bring your own) Bring your lunch and we will provide the dessert, beverages, and fun! Runs year round.

Cost: FREE

Contact Shari Menlowe-Barck at 804-545-8611 or [email protected] for more details.

Thursday Mah Jong Drop In Program

Thursdays 10:30 AM-1:00 PM

Do you play Mah Jong? Do you want to play with others of different levels?

Come drop by from 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. Bring your lunch, we supply dessert and beverages.

FREE members | $5 nonmembers

Contact Shari Menlowe-Barck at 804-545-8611 or [email protected] for more details.

Beginner Canasta

Mondays, 2-4 PM 1/8 , 1/22, 2/5

If you ever wanted to learn basic Canasta, this class is for you.

Cost: $45 members | $60 nonmembers

Annual Weinstein JCC/Hadassah Game Day and Fashion Show

Sunday, February 11th, 2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

18+

Cost: $36

Join us for an exciting fun-filled day of your favorite games. Just bring your friends,

mahjong set, bridge cards or any other of your favorite games, and the Weinstein JCC will supply the rest. Tables open at 10:00 am, but you can begin playing any time after that. Special Fashion Show during lunch. Cost includes morning and afternoon snacks, brunch, table rentals, door prizes and lots of socializing!

Please consider bringing nonperishable food items to donate to the Elmer Toth Community Food Pantry.

Sweetheart Day

Tuesday, February 13th 12:00 PM

One of our favorite active adult events of the year!

This is a special active adult luncheon that has been in place for 16+ years. Join us and help celebrate “love” through music and dancing, a delicious lunch and camaraderie with friends. Dedicated in memory of Gladys Nusenko. Entertainment by the Grand Tones chorus.

Weinstein JCC
5403 Monument Ave

Luncheon is free to Grand Tones members

Guests: $18

RSVP to Shari Menlowe-Barck at 804-545-8611 or [email protected] for more details

Futsal for Adults

Tuesdays 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM September 5 – November 7

16+

Instructor: Ben Tiner
8-week session
Arenstein Gym

Class Size: Min 6, Max 30
Free for JCC members 
| $15 per visit for Non-members
One of our favorite active adult events of the year!

This is a special active adult luncheon that has been in place for 16+ years. Join us and help celebrate “love” through music and dancing, a delicious lunch and camaraderie with friends. Dedicated in memory of Gladys Nusenko. Entertainment by the Grand Tones chorus.

JCC’s very own Ben Tiner will be running the Futsal program! Ben has been playing soccer his entire life and has been coaching for over 10 years. Ben currently coaches for the Richmond Kickers and actively plays on a premier team in the Central Virginia Soccer Association league, where he also serves on the board.

Mondays 7:30-9:30pm

Starting on March 4th

Free for Members | $15 per visit for guests Transaction Code: 700

Or become a Futsal JCC member for only $20 per month which gives you access to all Adult Futsal activities.

Adult Pickleball Clinics

Sundays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

18+

4-week session

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It is a fun and socially friendly game for all ages and abilities. It is an easy game for beginners to learn as the rules are simple but can also develop into a fast-paced competitive game for experienced players.

J.B. Stouffs has been a WJCC member since 2013 and started playing pickleball in 2016. He has successfully taught beginners the fundamentals and rules of the game, so they can quickly become competent and have fun playing pickleball. He also gives lessons to help players enhance and elevate their skill levels to become more proficient and competitive pickleball players!

 

Member only JCC Pickleball offered to members on

Saturdays from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Sundays from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (except when clinics and tournaments are offered)

18+

Or become a JCC pickleball member for only $25 per month. Pickleball members get access to all (Includes the member rate for all clinics and tournaments)

Member only Adult Basketball Pickup

Thursdays 7:00 PM-10:00 PM | Saturdays 7:00 AM-11:00 AM | Sundays 7:00 AM-10:00 AM

18+

Supervised pick-up basketball games in the Arenstein gym for all abilities.

You can also become a JCC basketball member for only $30 per month, which gives you access to all Adult Basketball Pickup times.

The Battle of the Paddles Doubles Pickleball Tournaments

Sundays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

18+

1-day session
Arenstein Gym
Class size: max 12 (6 teams)

We will host a round robin pickleball tournament on Sundays from 10-12pm. Our very own J.B. Stouffs will organize and host a doubles pickleball tournament on Sundays from 10-12pm. Participants will be guaranteed at least 5 games of play. This is a great way for participants who already understand the rules of pickleball to meet and socialize with other players that love the game as much as you do!

Winners will be awarded a free Battle of the Paddle t-shirt!

 

Preschool Gymnastics

Wednesdays, 1 – 1:30 PM January 10th – February 28th March 13th – May 8th (No Class on April 3rd)

3-5

8-week session
Arenstein Gym
Class size: max 15

In this class, children will be introduced to the joy of body movement and awareness through gymnastics, fitness exercises, and educational motor development games. Children will develop flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance.

JCC preschool students are encouraged to participate. A JCC employee will meet our preschoolers in preschool and walk them to and from this program. A great way to give half-day preschool parents to extend their day before pick-up.

Preschool Playtime

Thursdays @ 1:00 PM-1:30 PM, January 11 – February 29 Thursdays @ 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM March 14 – May 9 (no class April 4th)

3-5

Instructor: Nick Pruden
8-week session
Arenstein Gym
Class size: max 12

Coach Nick will take some of the activities and games that he teaches during the JCC’s Preschool P.E. classes throughout the year and offer additional playtime for your little one to get their wiggles and giggles out! This extracurricular class will introduce your child to various sports, but they will also use their imagination to explore various skills, including spatial awareness, stability, locomotor, and object control.

 

JCC preschool students are encouraged to participate. A JCC employee will meet our preschoolers in preschool and walk them to and from this program. A great way to give half-day preschool parents to extend their day before pick-up.

Jr. NBA

January 7th- February 25th
March 10th – May 19th (No Games March 24th, March 31st, and April 28th)

Preschool- Grade 5

Instructor: Nick Pruden & Proskills Staff
8-week session – Arenstein Gym
Max Class size: 40 per group

Jr. NBA is a program where children from preschool through 5th grade can focus on the fundamentals of basketball. From dribbling, passing, shooting, layups, rebounding and defense. The program instills teamwork, sports-person-ship, skill development, and most importantly FUN! The start of the season will begin with a skills evaluation so that we can get to know the athletes and form as even teams as possible

Basketball Skills with Coach Nick

January 7th- February 25th
March 10th – May 19th (No Games March 24th, March 31st, and April 28th)

Preschool- Grade 5

Instructor: Nick Pruden
8-week session – Arenstein Gym
Half of Arenstein Gym 
Max Class size: max 12
This is a great opportunity to enhance some of the skills learned in our Jr. NBA program. Nick has the knowledge and experience to help take your child’s basketball skills to the next level. The class will be coached through fun games, drills, and scrimmages.

Camp Games at JCC

Mondays, 4:00pm-4:45pm March 11th – May 6th (No Class on April 1st)

K-5

Instructor: Nick Pruden
8-week session
Half of Kids Place Playground or Arenstein Gym
Class size: max 12

Bringing your child’s favorite Camp Hilbert games and activities to the JCC. These include Capture the Flag, Gaga, World Cup, Invasion, Freeze-tag and much more!

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Winter Break Camp

Tuesday- Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm December 26th -29th Tuesday- Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm January 2nd- 5th

K-5

Instructor: Nick Pruden
4 days
Arenstein Gym
Class size: max 12

Need something to keep your little one entertained and active during their Winter break? We got you covered! Winter break camp will include skills and fun activities that will keep your child active throughout the day, as well as providing snacks, art time and a field trip!

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Maccabi Games Team Richmond

July 28th – August 2nd

12-16

Join Team Richmond at the 2024 Maccabi Games in Detroit from July 28th to August 4th! Open to Jewish teens aged 12-16, our all-inclusive package covers airfare, meals, accommodation, swag, uniforms, and activities. Experience the world’s largest Jewish Youth event, form lasting bonds, and compete internationally. Secure your spot for a week of camaraderie, achievements, and unforgettable moments. For details, contact Myles Phelps at [email protected] or (804) 545-8630. We can’t wait to welcome you to Team Richmond!

$2,000 Members ($500 per payment) | $2,200 Nonmembers ($550 per payment)

25% non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot. Remaining payments will be made in March, May, and July.

Tai Chi

Sundays 1:00-2:00 PM February 4-March 24 Spring Dates TBD

18+

Instructor: Cheri Maffei-Wolff
8-week session
Class size: 16
Banks Gym

This series of classes will offer guidance through functional movements which benefit our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and train our overall balance and inner awareness. No experience necessary. Based on the 24-movement short form of Yang style Taiji (Tai Chi) as well as Qigong (Chi-gong) sequences for breath work and longevity. Dress comfortably with flat, flexible shoes.

Cheri Maffei-Wolff has trained in several Tai Chi forms and has successfully competed in National Tournaments with Open Hand forms and the partner practice of Push Hands. She subscribes to the practice of Tai chi as an essential way to calm the mind and connect the body. Cheri has been teaching in Richmond for nearly 20 years

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Introduction to Meditation

Thursdays 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM January 25-March 14 Spring TBD

18+

Instructor: Jodi Urban
8-week session
Class size: 14
Dance Studio

“What is meditation? Why would I want to do it? I’ve tried, but my mind just races, and I end up giving up. Meditation is just not for me.” Perhaps you have heard yourself saying something like this.

In this 8-week course, we will demystify this ancient science and learn the fundamentals of establishing a successful practice. We will learn the importance of breath and how it relates to the stress in our lives. We will learn how small changes can make a big difference in how we relate to ourselves and the world around us. We will slow things down and experience true peace and healing. This course is for everyone, and no prior experience is necessary.

(A meditation cushion or folded blanket is recommended. Instructor will provide details.)

Strength and Tone for Women

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM January 9-March 28 Spring TBD

18+

Instructor: Katie Brown
12-week session
Class size: 10
Group X Studio

Looking to tone up and trim down? This low-impact but high results 45-minute full body workout focuses on strength training and isometric movements. This class strengthens and fine tunes your main muscle groups and muscles you may not even know you have! Slower paced moves with lighter weights to contract your muscles in a different way. Join this specialized class where you will get individual attention from Katie and learn the best way to move your specific body. Each move can be modified or amplified depending on your specific needs.

Katie Brown is a Certified Health Coach and Fitness Instructor with years of experience teaching and coaching individual growth in a group fitness environment.

NEW – Krav Maga

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM January 9-March 28 Spring TBD

18+

Instructor: Mark Winn, Winning Warior Krav Maga
Ages: 12 and older
8-week session in the Banks Gym
Class size: min 10 , max 20

Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to maximize your impact and minimize your risk in a self-defense situation. It combines practical techniques from various Martial Arts to defend on your feet or on the ground. In this 8-week class, students will experience firsthand their own power, strength, and resilience in a safe and disciplined atmosphere. 

Mark Winn Bio: Member and certified Instructor with the Federation of Israeli Martial Arts; Instructor level and above in Krav Maga, traditional Karate and Kung Fu; Instructor level through Training for Warriors Martial Arts Kickboxing Fitness Instructor through Empowerment Systems; Certified Personal Trainer and MMA Conditioning Specialist through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine); Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Specialist through ISSA (International Sports and Science Association); Functional Movement Specialist through FMS (Functional Movement Systems)

Partnership with Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc.

Thursday, January 18, February 15, March 14, April 25, May 30 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Instructor: Tracey Adler, Director

FREE 15-minute Physical Therapy Assessments on site at the WJCC. Come see a Physical Therapist with you questions for a free consultation. Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. will look at how your whole body is connected to help identify the source of your pain and symptoms.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc. has been in the community for over 39 years. Learn details on the practice at orthopedicptinc.com.

Appointments meet in the middle office outside of the Fitness Center. Sign up for your appointment on MotionVibe.

Teen Fitness Center Orientation

Instructor: Michael Hall
Ages 13–15

Schedule an appointment for teens to learn proper gym etiquette, techniques, and fitness center basics. Teens ages 13-15 must have training with fitness center staff to be able to work out in the fitness center. Please contact [email protected] to schedule a time for your teen to become oriented to the fitness center. A responsible adult must still be present for ages 13-15 working out in the Fitness Center.

Power for Kids & Teens

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, January 9-February 27, March 19-May 21 (skip 4/2, 4/23)

10-14

Instructor: John Christmas
8-week session
Banks Gym
Class size: 12

Power for Kids & Teens is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and teenagers to help them develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well-rounded athletes. This class is perfect for learning effective exercise as well as conditioning to prepare for sports seasons.

Preschool Yoga

Tuesdays 12:55 PM - 1:40 PM, January 9-February 13, March 19-May 7 (No class 4/2, 4/23)

3-5

Instructor: Megan Vernon
6-week session
Dance Studio
Class size: 12

Join this fun class to learn the practice of yoga through games, stories, poses, and mindfulness exercises all taught in a fun peaceful environment. 

Mommy & Me Dance

Thursdays @ 10:00AM – 10:40AM January 11-February 15 March 21-May 2 (skip 4/4)

2-3

Instructor: Mandy Helmlinger, Richmond Urban Dance
6-week session

Class size is limited to 7 pairs (1 child, 1 adult).

Class will consist of music and movement designed to introduce children to dance in a social setting. We will work on large movement skills, following directions, using our imagination and so much more.  Child must be accompanied by a parent or relative 16 years of age or older.

Attire: Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.

Intro to Ballet

January 9-April 16 (No Class April 2) Tuesdays 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

3-5

Instructor: Haley-Jo Poh, 804 Dance Place
Dance Studio

Class size: 12 (There are 9 currently enrolled from Fall. This is a continuation from Fall. So that leaves 3 open spots.)

Intro to Ballet I classes combine stories and music in a child-friendly setting to help students develop body/spatial awareness, rhythm, flexibility, balance, coordination, memorization skills, and confidence. Students will be introduced to beginning ballet technique and learn basic ballet terminology.

For female students, a leotard, tights, and pink ballet slippers are required, and hair should be neatly pulled back out of the face in a ponytail or bun. For male students, a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes with white ankle socks are required for this year-round class. The Dance Recital will be held April 21, 2024. *$60 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January

Beginner Hip-Hop

Thursdays @ 12:55PM – 1:40PM October 19-April 18

3-5

Instructor: Mandy Helmlinger, Richmond Urban Dance
Class size: 12
Dance Studio

This full-year class is designed for boys and girls to express creative movement and learn the basics of hip hop dance. Children will focus on basic technique and skills, as well as learning choreography. Each class is a fun way to listen and move to the beats of hip hop and classic children’s music. The Dance Recital will be held April 21, 2024. *$60 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

Hip Hop

January 11-April 18 (No Class April 4) Thursdays 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

10

Instructor: Mandy Helmlinger, Richmond Urban Dance
Dance Studio
Class size is limited to 12.

This class under the direction of Richmond Urban Dance is a class designed for students that want to learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance. It focuses on basic technique and skills, as well as learning choreography. Each class builds on the one prior. This class is for boys and girls. The Dance Recital will be held April 21, 2024. *$60 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

Israeli Folk Dance - Beginners

Mondays @ 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. January 8-March 11 (No Class 1/15). March 18-May 20 (No Class 4/1, 4/22)

16+

Instructor: Ellen Bernstein
Dance Studio
Class size: 16

Group X Studio

In a warm and inviting atmosphere, learn the steps involved with Israeli dancing, both traditional and modern. This class continues to be one of the most popular classes at the Weinstein JCC, and the first class is always free! Questions? Call Ellen Bernstein at 804-399-3649 or at [email protected].

Israeli Folk Dance - Advanced

Thursdays @ 7:30PM – 9:45PM January 11-March 14. March 21-May 30 (No class 4/4).

16+

Prerequisite: Israeli Folk Dance Beginner
Instructor: Ellen Bernstein
Group X Studio
Class size: 16

For those who love to dance and have some knowledge of Israeli Folk Dance, this class provides the opportunity to “just dance” and learn new dances as well, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

American Red Cross Certifications

15+

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 set-up a customized class that fits your schedule needs. (Classes have a minimum of 4 participants.)

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

All ages

Instructor: Aquatics Staff

Our swim lessons are customized to meet the participant’s needs and availability. Instructors use a gentle, encouraging approach that enables students to overcome fear of the water or set personal goals and progress quickly.

Private & Semi-Private swim lessons must be purchased in packages of 5.

Please reach out to Myles Phelps at [email protected] before purchasing to ensure we have the staff and space to accommodate your request.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours’ notice is required to cancel or reschedule private/semi-private lessons for any reason, or you will be charged for the missed lesson

Shallow Water Aerobics

18+

Instructor: Amy Wilson, Jim Costa, Beverely Mcintosh

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 Size:12)

Tabata Training with Amy

Instructor: Amy Wilson

Join Amy for a shallow water Tabata workout. Her Tabata workout consists of 30 minutes of interval training that is a total body cardio blast! She will balance out this high energy workout with 15 minutes of mindful stretching designed to improve muscular flexibility and joint range of motion

Deep Water Aerobics

18+

Low-impact class to challenge your aquatic exercise skills

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

Aqua Fit Bootcamp

18+

Instructor: John Christmas
Maximum class size: 20

This class mixes callisthenic 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 aquabelts 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 callisthenic 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!

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1

6 months – 3 years

Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 12
American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics is designed for children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years, and their parents. The purpose of the course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. In addition, Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics provides safety information for parents and teaches parents techniques they can use to help orient their children to the water.
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.

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2

1.5 years– 3 years

Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 12
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.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1

3 - 5

Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 6

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.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2

3 - 5

Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 6

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.

Preschool Aquatics Level 3

3 - 5

Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 6

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.

Level 1: Learn to Swim

5+

For first time swimmers
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 6

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.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills

5+

For beginner swimmers
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 6

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

Level 3: Stroke Development

5+

For Intermediate Swimmers
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 8

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.

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

5+

A technique focused swimming class
Instructor: Aquatics Staff
Maximum Class Size: 8

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.