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Swim Team Conditioning Clinic

Ages 5 – 18
24 classes across Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Start Date: April 1 (Start Date & Time Updated)
No practice on holidays; specific dates will be provided
Members: $400; Non-Members $500 / Aquatics Center

This is a non-competitive swim conditioning clinic for swimmers on the JCC’s Hammerheads Swim Team or other teams to maintain and enhance their skills.  Participants may join the Hammerheads Team when it resumes in Fall 2019.  Our swim clinic is for swimmers ages 5-18, with aquatics experience, who seek to learn and/or practice the nature of competitive swim – from rules, to technique, to character, etc.  All swimmers will improve their levels of technique, discipline, speed and endurance, but more importantly they will learn self-confidence, team spirit and good sportsmanship.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Levels 1-6

Ages 6-12
For LTS 1 and 2, classes meet once a week for 9 weeks, 30-minutes per class
For LTS 3-6, classes meet once a week for 9 weeks,45-minutes per class.
Schedule: July 1-September 8

Learn-to-Swim, Level 1(6 participants)

9  Mondays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
9 Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
9 Saturdays, 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
9 Sundays, 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
No classes on July 4.Members: $200; Non-Members: $245;

Learn to Swim, Level 1 is a beginner level class where swimmers may use 2-4 flotation bubbles. A swim evaluation is not required. The goal of Learn to Swim, Level 1 is to learn basic personal water safety, information, and skills to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to safely enjoy the water.  This class is for those who have very little or no experience with swim instruction.

The class focuses on elementary aquatics skills, develops positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water including safely entering/exiting the water, blowing bubbles, bobbing, opening eyes underwater to retrieve submerged objects, front and back gliding, alternating arm and leg action, combined stroke movement, and treading water. Most skills are performed with support.

Learn-to-Swim, Level 2 (6 participants)

9 Mondays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
9 Wednesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
9 Saturdays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
9 Sundays, 12: 00 PM – 12:30 PM
Members: $200; Non-Members: $245

Learn to Swim, Level 2 is a beginner-intermediate level class where swimmers may use 1-3 flotation bubbles. A swim evaluation is required. The goal of Learn to Swim, Level 2 is to help swimmers who have achieved comfort in the water gain familiarity with fundamental skills and achieve success without support. Learn to Swim, Level 2 focuses on teaching swimmers to float and glide on their front and back, develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions, and lay a foundation for future strokes, all without support from the swim instructor.

Learn-to-Swim, Level 3 (6 participants)

9 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
9 Sundays, 8: 00 AM – 8:45 AM
Members: $245; Non-Members: $290

Learn to Swim, Level 3 is an intermediate level class where swimmers do not use flotation bubbles. A swim evaluation is required. The goal of Learn to Swim, Level 3 is to build on previously learned skills and provide additional guided practice. Learn to Swim, Level 3 is for swimmers who are able to swim with combined strokes on front and back (without assistance). Learn to Swim, Level 3 focuses on making swimmers comfortable and safe in deep water, teaches front crawl and elementary backstroke (25 yards), builds on the fundamentals of treading water, introduces scissor kicks and dolphin kicks, as well as the rules of headfirst entries (seated entry dives).

Learn-to-Swim, Level 4 (8 participants)

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
9 Sundays, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Members: $245; Non-Members: $290

Learn to Swim, Level 4 is an intermediate-advanced level class where swimmers do not use flotation bubbles. A swim evaluation is required. The goal of Learn to Swim, Level 4 is to develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Learn to Swim, Level 4 focuses on increasing endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke), and adding sidestroke, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and basics of turning at the wall

Learn-to-Swim, Level 5 (8 participants)

8 Thursdays, 5: 00 PM – 5:45 PM
No Classes: July 4
Members: $218; Non-Members: $258

Learn to Swim, Level 5 is an intermediate-advanced level class where swimmers do not use flotation bubbles. A swim evaluation is required. The goal of Learn to Swim, Level 5 is to coordinate and refine strokes. Learn to Swim, Level 5 is for swimmers who are competent in all strokes as well as basic diving techniques. Learn to Swim, Level 5 participants will focus on refining stroke techniques, incorporating flip turns, and increasing distance.

Learn-to-Swim, Level 6 (8 participants)

Thursdays, 4: 00 PM – 4:45 PM
No Classes: July 4
Members: $218; Non-Members: $258

Learn to Swim, Level 6 is an advanced level class where swimmers do not use flotation bubbles.  A swim evaluation is required. The goal of Learn to Swim, Level 6 is to refine strokes so participants swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.  Swimmers will increase endurance and aquatic fitness. Learn to Swim, Level 6 skills include circle swimming, using a pace clock, and using swimming equipment such as pull buoys and fins, with a final skills assessment of swimming 500 yards continuously, using any 3 strokes.

Private Swim Lessons

All levels: Ages 3 and up
Members:
30 Minute Private, Single: $50;
30 Minute Semi-private single: $65
30 Minute Private, 5 Pack: $240;
30 Minute Semi-private, 5 pack :$315
Non-Members:
30 Minute Private, Single: $60;
30 Minute Semi-private single: $75
30 Minute Private, 5 Pack: $290;
30 Minute Semi-private, 5 pack:$365

For additional information please contact:
Eric Hammermeister
Aquatics Director
ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org
914-366-7898 ext. 1140

 

Eric Hammermeister

Director of Aquatics

(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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