Early Childhood





Aquatics • Children

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Group Swim: Learn to Swim 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: January 28 – April 7
No classes February 18 – 24. No make-up classes.
For information about classes from April through June, see website.

LTS Level 2-6: No online registration. Swim evaluation card is required for registration. If you have a card, please sign up at a Welcome Desk.  If you don’t have a card, please contact the Aquatics office at 914-366-7898 ext. 1140 or come to walk-in hours: M-Th 3:00 – 8:00 PM; Fri – Sun 12:30 – 4:00 PM


Learn-to-Swim Level 1

(6 Participants)
Registration is online.

Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Members: $200; Non-members $245

Saturdays, 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Members: $200; Non-members $245

Sundays, 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Members: $200; Non-members $245

LTS1 is a beginner level that may use 2-4 bubbles.  A swim evaluation is not required.  The goal of LTS1 is to learn basic personal water safety information skills, to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.  Participants have very little or no swim instruction, 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)
Wednesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Members: $200; Non-members $245

Saturdays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Members: $180; Non-members $220

Sundays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Members: $200; Non-members $245

LTS2 is a beginner-intermediate level that may use 1-3 bubbles.   A swim evaluation is required.  The goal of LTS2 is to help swimmers who have achieved comfort in the water gain familiarity with fundamental skills and achieve success without support.  LTS2 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)
Tuesdays, 4:00PM-4:45 PM
Members: $245; Non-members $290

LTS3 is an intermediate level that uses no bubbles.  A swim evaluation is required.  The goal of LTS3 is to build on previously learned skills and provide additional guided practice.  LTS3 is for swimmers who are able to swim with combined stroke on front and back (without assistance).  LTS3 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 scissors 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
Members: $245; Non-members $290

LTS4 is an intermediate-advanced level that uses no bubbles.  A swim evaluation is required.  The goal of LTS4 is to develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills.  LTS4 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)
Thursdays, 5:00 PM-5:45 PM
Members: $245; Non-members $290

LTS5 is an intermediate-advanced level that uses no bubbles.  A swim evaluation is required.  The goal of LTS5 is to coordinate and refine strokes. LTS5 is for swimmers who are competent in all strokes as well as basic diving techniques.  LTS5 will focus on refining stroke techniques, incorporating flip turns and increasing swimming distance.


Learn-to-Swim Level 6

(8 Participants)
Thursdays, 4:00 PM-4:45 PM
Members: $245; Non-members $290

LTS6 is an advanced level that uses no bubbles.  A swim evaluation is required.  The goal of LTS6 is to refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances to increase endurance and aquatic fitness.  LTS6 skills include circle swimming, using a pace clock, 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+

Single 30-minutes: $50
Semi-private single: $65
5-pack: $240
Semi-private 5-pack: $315

Single 30-minutes: $60
Semi-private single: $75
5-pack: $290
Semi-private 5-pack: $365

One-on-one and semi-private lessons are available to swimmers at all levels. Let us know days/times that work best for you from opening to closing, seven days a week. We will match you with one of our certified Water Safety Instructors that have the same availability as your request and you can schedule directly with your assigned instructor.

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.

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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