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Aquatics • Early Childhood

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.

Registration for September ’19 – June ’20 programs opens on 8-21 for Members and 8-23 for Non-members.

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Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1

Ages 6 – 18 monthd (10 participants)
Parents (or caregivers) and babies or toddlers have fun in the water together! Games and songs are used to help tots become comfortable and learn basic water skills. Skills introduced: Exploring buoyancy, body position, floating and gliding, basic stroke action, and breathing control (blowing bubbles or holding breath underwater).  All non-potty trained children will be required to wear a tight fitting swim diaper.

Session 1
8 Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
September 28 – November 16
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

6 Sundays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
October 6 – November 17
No class on October 13
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

Session 2
7 Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
November 30 – January 25
No class on December 28, January 4
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

7 Sundays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
December 1 – January 26
No class on December 29 – January
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

Session 3
9 Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
February 8 – April 4
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Sundays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
February 9 – April 19
No class on February 23, April 12
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

Session 4
8 Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
May 2 – June 27
No class on May 23
Members: $190; Non-members: $230
8 Sundays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
May 3 – June 28
No class on May 24
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2

Ages 19 – 36 months (10 participants)
Parents (or caregivers) and babies or toddlers have fun in the water together! Games and songs are used to help tots become comfortable and learn basic water skills. Skills introduced: Exploring buoyancy, body position, floating and gliding, basic stroke action, and breathing control (blowing bubbles or holding breath underwater).  All non-potty trained children will be required to wear a tight fitting swim diaper.
Session 1
8 Saturdays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
September 28 – November 16
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

6 Sundays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
October 6 – November 17
No class on October 13
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

Session 2
7 Saturdays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
November 30 – January 25
No class on December 28, January 4
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

7 Sundays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
December 1 – January 26
No class on December 29 – January 5
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

Session 3
9 Saturdays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
February 8 – April 4
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Sundays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
February 9 – April 19
No class on February 23, April 12
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

Session 4
8 Saturdays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
May 2 – June 27
No class on May 23
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

8 Sundays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM
May 3 – June 28
No class on May 24
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Ages 3-5 (5 participants)
Designed for beginners with little or no experience in the pool, and who may be fearful or anxious. Children learn to put his/her face in the water, paddle, float on their back, and jump in without assistance. Children may use 2 – 4 floatation bubbles. No swim evaluation is required.

Session 1
5 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
September 23 – November 4
No class on September 30; October 14
Members: $120; Non-members: $140

6 Tuesdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
September 24 – November 12
No class on October 1; October 8
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

7 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
September 25 – November 13
No class on October 9
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

8 Saturdays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
September 28 – November 16
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

6 Sundays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
October 6 – November 17
No class on October 13
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

Session 2
7 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
November 25 – January 20
No class on December 23, December 30
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

7 Tuesdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
November 26 – January 21
No class on December 24, December 31
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

6 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
December 4 – January 22
No class on December 25, January 1
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

7 Saturdays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
November 30 – January 25
No class on December 28, January 4

Members: $165; Non-members: $200
7 Sundays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
December 1 – January 26
No class on December 29, January 5
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

Session 3
8 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
February 3 – March 30
No class on February 17
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

9 Tuesdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
February 4 – April 14
No class on February 18, April 7
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
February 5 – April 15
No class on February 19, April 8
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Saturdays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
February 8 – April 4
No class on April 11
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Sundays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
February 9 – April 19
No class on February 23, April 12
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

Session 4
8 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
April 27 – June 22
No class on May 25
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

9 Tuesdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
April 28 – June 23
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
April 29 – June 24
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

8 Saturdays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
May 2 – June 27
No class on May 23
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

8 Sundays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
May 3 – June 28
No class on May 24
Members: $190; Non-members: $230
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

Preschool Aquatics Level 2

Ages 3-5 (5 participants)
Designed for beginner-intermediate swimmers who comfortably put their face in the water, blow bubbles, jump in without assistance, paddle, and float on their backs with ears in the water. Children may use 1 – 3 floatation bubbles. Swim evaluation is required.
Session 1
6 Tuesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
September 24 – November 12
No class on October 1, October 8
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

7 Thursdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
September 26 – November 14
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

8 Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
September 28 – November 16
Members: $190; Non-members $230

6 Sundays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
October 6 – November 17
No class on October 13
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

Session 2
7 Tuesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
November 26 – January 21
No class on December 24, December 31
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

6 Thursdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
December 5 – January 23
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

7 Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
November 30 – January 25
No class on December 28, January 4
Members: $165; Non-members $200

7 Sundays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
December 1 – January 26
No class on December 29, January 5
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

Session 3
9 Tuesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
February 4 – April 14
No class on February 18, April 7
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
February 6 – April 16
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
February 8 – April 4
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Sundays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
February 9 – April 19
No class on February 23, April 12
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

Session 4
9 Tuesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
April 28 – June 23
No class May 25
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM
April 30 – June 25
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

8 Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
May 2 – June 27
No class on May 23
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

8 Sundays, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
May 3 – June 28
No class on May 24
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

Preschool Aquatics Level 3

Ages 3-5 (5 participants)
Designed for intermediate swimmers who jump in without assistance, paddle on his/her front and back across the width of the pool, execute a rudimentary crawl (big arms) with basic rhythmic breathing, elementary backstroke (“monkey-airplane-soldier”), have an understanding of a flutter kick, and bob 15 times. Children may use only 1 floatation bubble. Swim evaluation is required.
Session 1
6 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
September 24 – November 12
No class on October 1, October 8
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

7 Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
September 26 – November 14
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

8 Saturdays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
September 28 – November 16
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

6 Sundays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
October 6 – November 17
No class on October 13
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

Session 2
7 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
November 26 – January 21
No class on December 24, December 31
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

6 Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
December 5 – January 23
Members: $140; Non-members: $170

7 Saturdays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
November 30 – January 25
No class on December 28, January 4
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

7 Sundays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
December 1 – January 26
No class on December 29, January 5
Members: $165; Non-members: $200

Session 3
9 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
February 4 – April 14
No class on February 18, April 7
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
February 6 – April 16
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Saturdays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
February 8 – April 4
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Sundays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
February 9 – April 19
No class on February 23, April 12
Members: $210; Non-members: $255
Session 4

9 Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
April 28 – June 23
Members: $210; Non-members: $255
9 Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
April 30 – June 25
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

8 Saturdays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
May 2 – June 27
No class on May 23
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

8 Sundays, 10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
May 3 – June 28
No class on May 24
Members: $190; Non-members: $230

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 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.