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Aquatic Exercise

Self-led Aquatic Exercise

Click here to see the Aquatic Exercise Schedule. Please note this schedule is effective beginning September 21. Please select the week you want to view by selecting the week at the top left of the schedule. Beginning September 14 you will make reservations in this schedule directly for the week of September 21 and thereafter.


Self-led Aquatic Exercise

Training Pool (Max. 2 swimmers at once)

Open to All Shames JCC Members, Ages 18+.
Monday – Friday*
45-minute sessions, every hour on the hour from 7:00 – 11:00 AM; 3:00 – 7:00 PM
By reservation only, up to twice per week
Price included with membership

BYO towel, water bottle, and aquatics exercise equipment

Bring your own equipment and enjoy the warm water as you take conduct self-led aquatic exercises. A 45-minute reservation is a great way to continue your favorite cardiovascular exercises at your own pace. The resistance of the water helps strengthens and tones muscles and affects more of the body when exercising if the water is chest-deep. While our instructors won’t be instructing, they are available to answer questions you may have about how to do an exercise or can provide helpful tips and feedback. Aquatic workouts help to increase energy, endurance, and healthy living while reducing stress, tension, and anxiety.

*NEW: Starting on September 14 for the week of September 21 and week thereafter, registration will open up exactly 1 week in advance for EACH DAY for EACH TIME. Meaning if you want to swim 8:00 AM Monday 9/28, registration will open 8:00 AM Monday 9/21 and for Tuesday at 4:00 PM on the 29th, registration opens Tuesday the 22nd at 4:00 PM. You will no longer be able to make reservations for the week. We hope this gives more people the chance to get their favorite spots! Click here for more details on how to set up an account and view and cancel reservations.

Additionally, you can only register for ONE program per day, excluding personal training, private swim lessons, and Aqua Cycle, and Fitness Center) and you are limited to registering for 3 days of the same program per week. So for example, you cannot register for a Lap Swim and Group Ex yoga class on the same day and you can only register for 3 Lap Swims per week. But you can enjoy the Fitness Center and a Lap Swim on the same day. You may register for a different program on the other two days, however.

Click here to reserve for the week of September 14.

For all weeks beginning September 21:


Reserve Here


Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a reservation, please send an email to at least 24 hours in advance of the class.

Understanding that emergencies happen, the Shames JCC will forgive your first missed class (without cancelling). Missing a second class without cancelling in advance will result in a $5.00 penalty.

Eric Hammermeister

Senior Director of Operations

(914) 366-7898 x1140

Eric is a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran with over 15 years as an aquatics professional.  He is an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer, American Heart Association Instructor, and United States…

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Aqua Cycle Classes

Program Pool (Max. 6 per class)

Open to All Shames JCC Members & Non-members, Ages 18+.
Registration required; limited to one class per week

4 Tuesdays; beginning October 6:      12:00 – 12:45 PM
Members: $80 for 4-week class
Non-members: $100 for 4-week class

5 Thursdays; beginning October 1:     12:00 – 12:45 PM
Members: $100 for 4-week class
Non-members: $120 for 4-week class

BYO towel and water bottle

Burn twice the calories in half the time! Open to adults of all swimming abilities and fitness levels.  Aqua cycling takes spinning on land to a whole new level! Aqua cycling places stationary bikes underwater at waist level, allowing you to pedal against the resistance of the water, creating a significantly better workout.

Register Here

Cancellation policy: Registration is for a 4-week or 5-week sessions; Refunds or make-ups will not be provided for missed classes. In the event of pool closure due to weather, make ups will be provided if the class has not yet reached the half way point when the closure begins.

Private Swim Lessons

Program Pool

Available to All Shames JCC Members & Non-members
All ages

Lessons available between the hours of 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Members: $55 for 30 minute lesson
Non-members: $65 for 30 minute lesson

To arrange for Private Swim Lessons, contact Ryan Manahan at

BYO towel and water bottle

Due to COVID restrictions and guidelines, all swim lessons must be conducted in a way that is contact free. Here’s what that means:

  • For the health and safety of our participants and staff, swim instructors must maintain social distance and instruct from the pool deck.
  • Children who cannot swim 25 yards without aid or stopping must have an adult 18+ in the water with them. Instructors will advise the adult how to assist with the lesson.
  • Instructors may enter the water for demonstration purposes only, but must remain at least 6′ from participant.
  • Observers are not permitted on the pool deck once the lesson starts, but caregivers of children may drop off and pick-up 5-minutes before the lesson ends.

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel a lesson, please send an email to at least 24 hours in advance of the reservation. Lessons that are cancelled with at least 24 hours notice may be rescheduled at no additional charge. In the event of pool closure due to weather, make ups will be provided if the lesson has not yet reached the half way point when the closure begins.

What You Need To Know

Swimmers should arrive 15 minutes early for health screening and sign in!

What do I need to do before I arrive?

  • Reserve a spot. Advance registration is required. If you do not have online access, you can call 914-366-7898 to make a reservation.
  • When you register online, you will be asked to sign a Shames JCC policy document acknowledging your understanding of our COVID-19 policies and procedures, and liability waiver. Copies of these forms will be available at the Information Station for those who register over the phone.
  • Download the free LiveSafe Mobile App on your mobile phone. Click here for details. You only have to download this app once.
  • Take the LiveSafe Mobile App health screening questionnaire EVERY TIME you prepare to visit the Shames JCC.


What should I expect when I  arrive at the Shames JCC?

Lots of smiles! We are so happy to be meeting you back at the J!

  • When you enter our campus, stop at Health Screening Station for in-car, no-touch temperature check (You should have already taken the LiveSafe Mobile App health screening questionnaire.)
    If your receive a green light (pass), park & proceed to the Information Station
    If you receive a red light (fail), you will be asked to leave the Shames JCC campus
  • Sign in at the Information Station
  • Use the temporary restroom facilities, if needed
  • Proceed to the Aquatics Center Entrance (exterior door near previous Member Entrance)
  • While you are waiting for the door to open at your reservation time, READ the signs with specific instructions for the Aquatics Center


What should I expect when I enter the Aquatics Center? 

Please follow these steps when you enter the Aquatics Center:

  1. Place your belongings on an empty chair near the training pool.
  2. Remove your mask and place it on your chair
  3. Rinse off using an on-deck shower outside of the locker rooms
  4. Enter the training pool on RIGHT side of steps
  5. Swim and enjoy!


How will I know when it is time to get out of the pool? 

When you hear a long whistle, your swim session has come to an end.


Are there special instructions to exit the Aquatics Center?

Funny you should ask. Yes. Please follow these steps:

  1. Exit the training pool on the LEFT side of steps
  2. Rinse off in the on-deck showers outside the locker rooms, only if you want to!
  3. Proceed to the chair with your belongings
  4. Place your mask over your nose and mouth
  5. Towel off and put on your shoes, and any clothing you wish to put on over your swimsuit
  6. Exit swiftly through Emergency Door (Exit to JCC Quad)
    Go online and make another reservation to swim again!

What measures are in place to help protect me from COVID-19 while in the Aquatics Center?

To ensure the health and safety of our swimmers,

  • Health screenings are required for all participants and staff
  • The Aquatics Center is cleaned and disinfected between each reservation slot
  • Reservations are required and participation is limited to ensure physical distance between swimmers
  • All swimmers must rinse off using the on-deck showers before entering the pool
  • Staff who are not on active lifeguard duty are required to wear masks at all times. The Westchester County Department of Health does not allow lifeguards to wear masks while on duty.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the JCC campus
  • Locker rooms and indoor restrooms are temporarily closed
  • Towel service has been suspended
  • Public water fountains are not available
  • Shared aquatics equipment is not available


What are the current Aquatics Center Policies?

To review the Aquatics Center Policies & Aquatic Exercise Schedule, click HERE.

The Shames JCC has a no-tolerance policy with regard to following our COVID Aquatics policies.  Any participant who does not adhere will be asked to leave the JCC campus immediately, and not return until the pandemic is fully resolved.

Is there anything else I should know?


The Westchester County Department of Health does not permit active duty lifeguards to wear masks. Please do not approach the lifeguard stands unless necessary and maintain at least 6′ distance from lifeguards– for their safety and yours.

Check out all of our “Back at the J” Summer Programs here.

You can donate to the Shames JCC Emergency Fund here. We need you now more than ever!

You can continue to find online resources and activities at “JCC Connected!” here.

You can review all of our COVID-19 policies and procedures here.

If you need to reinstate your membership or join the Shames JCC, please reach out to

If you have questions about billing, please contact

For general questions, please contact

Please note that the JCC will be closed on Monday, September 28 in observance of Yom Kippur.