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Unless otherwise noted, online registration closes 3 business days prior to the start date. After this time, please call the Welcome Desk at 914-366-7898 to register. Many of our programs can be pro-rated after they begin as long as space is available.

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Group Swim: Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Levels 1–6

Ages 6-12
General Information:

  • For LTS 1 and 2, classes meet once a week for 8-9 weeks, 30-minutes per class
  • For LTS 3–6, classes meet once a week for 8-9 weeks, 45-minutes per class.

Please note: To register for levels 2-6, you must reach out to Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 x1140 for swim evaluation prior to signing up for the class. Online registration will not be open for these classes.

Session 1: September 23 – November 17

No classes on September 29-30; October 1; October 8-9; October 13-14; October 31; November 11

Session 2: November 25 – January 26

No classes on November 27-29; December 23-January 5

Session 3: February 3 – April 19

No classes on February 17 – February 23; April 6-13

Session 4: April 27 – June 29

No classes on May 22 – May 25

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 1

(6 participants)
Learn to Swim, Level 1 is a beginner level class where swimmers may use 2-4 floatation 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.

Sessions 1–4

8 Mondays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Members: $190; Non-Members: $230

9 Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Members: $210; Non-Members: $255

8 Saturdays, 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Members: $190; Non-Members: $230

8 Sundays, 11: 20 AM – 11:50 AM
Members: $190; Non-Members: $230

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 2

(6 participants)
Learn to Swim, Level 2 is a beginner-intermediate level class where swimmers may use 1-3 floatation 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.

Please note: To register for levels 2-6, you must reach out to Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 x1140 for swim evaluation prior to signing up for the class. Online registration will not be open for these classes.

Sessions 1–4
8 Mondays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
Members: $190; Non-Members: $230

9 Wednesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Members: $210; Non-Members: $255

8 Saturdays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Members: $190; Non-Members: $230

8 Sundays, 12: 00 PM – 12:30 PM
Members: $190; Non-Members: $230

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 3

(6 participants)
Learn to Swim, Level 3 is an intermediate level class where swimmers do not use floatation 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).

Please note: To register for levels 2-6, you must reach out to Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 x1140 for swim evaluation prior to signing up for the class. Online registration will not be open for these classes.

Sessions 1–4

9 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Members: $255; Non-Members: $300

8 Sundays, 8: 00 AM – 8:45 AM
Members: $230; Non-Members: $270

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 4

(8 participants)
Learn to Swim, Level 4 is an intermediate-advanced level class where swimmers do not use floatation 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.

Please note: To register for levels 2-6, you must reach out to Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 x1140 for swim evaluation prior to signing up for the class. Online registration will not be open for these classes.

Sessions 1 – 4
9 Tuesdays, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Members: $255; Non-Members: $300

8 Sundays, 9: 00 AM – 9:45 AM
Members: $230; Non-Members: $270

Learn to Swim, Level 5

(8 participants)

Sessions 1 – 4
9 Thursdays, 5: 00 PM – 5:45 PM
Members: $255; Non-Members: $300

Learn to Swim, Level 5 is an intermediate-advanced level class where swimmers do not use floatation 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.

Please note: To register for levels 2-6, you must reach out to Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 x1140 for swim evaluation prior to signing up for the class. Online registration will not be open for these classes.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 6

(8 participants)

Sessions 1 – 4
9 Thursdays, 4: 00 PM – 4:45 PM
Members: $255; Non-Members: $300

Learn to Swim, Level 6 is an advanced level class where swimmers do not use floatation 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.

Please note: To register for levels 2-6, you must reach out to Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914.366.7898 x1140 for swim evaluation prior to signing up for the class. Online registration will not be open for these classes.

Join the Hammerheads Swim Team!

Tryout dates: September 16- March 20, Monday and Wednesday 4:00 PM-6:00 PM; Fridays 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Swimmers with aquatics experience ages 5-18 will have the opportunity to tryout for the Hammerhead swim team our first two weeks of practice. The team competes in Westchester Fairfield Swim League, which includes Tarrytown YMCA, Harrison Recreation, Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, Riverdale YWHA, and New Rochelle YMCA. Through competitive swim, swimmers will improve their levels of technique, discipline, speed and endurance, but more importantly they will learn self-confidence, team spirit and good sportsmanship. For more information, contact Eric at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org.

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 the JCC’s Aquatics Director: Eric Hammermeister: ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 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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Due to a mechanical failure with the pool heating system: The Aquatics Center IS CLOSED. Please check your email for updates.