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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 Summer 2020 programs opens on 3/11 for Members and 3/13 for Non-members. (Scroll down for Summer Program Listing.)

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Spring 2020

 

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

9 Tuesdays; beginning February 6
12:50 – 1:20 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays; beginning February 4
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

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 2

Tuesdays; beginning February 6
12:50 – 1:20 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays; beginning February 4
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

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

9 Tuesdays; beginning February 4
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays; beginning February 6
12:50 – 1:20 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

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

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 2

9 Tuesdays; beginning February 4
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

9 Thursdays; beginning February 6
12:50 – 1:20 PM
Members: $210; Non-members: $255

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
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 2
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.

Spring Session 1

8 Mondays, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM
February 4 – April 14
No class on February 18, April 7
Members: $185; Non-members: $235

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

Spring Session 2
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.

Spring Session 1
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

Spring Session 2
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.

 

Summer 2020

 

Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1

Ages 6 – 18 months

(10 participants)

Saturdays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Sundays, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Members: $190; Non-members: $230

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 are required to wear a tight fitting swim diaper.

Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2

Ages 19 – 36 months

(10 participants)

Saturdays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM

Sundays, 8:40 AM – 9:10 AM

Members: $190; Non-members: $230

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 are required to wear a tight fitting swim diaper.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Ages 3-5

(5 participants)

Mondays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays, 5:20 PM – 5:50 PM

Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays,  9:20 AM – 9:50 AM

Sundays, 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM

Members: $190; Non-members: $230

Designed for beginners with little or no experience in the pool, and who may be fearful or anxious. Children learn to put their faces in the water, paddle, float on their back, and jump in without assistance. No swim evaluation is required.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2

Ages 3-5

(5 participants)

Tuesdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM

Thursdays,  5:20 PM – 5:50 PM

Saturdays,  10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Sundays,  10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Members: $190; Non-members: $230

In Preschool Aquatics Level 2, our instructors follow a plan to introduce swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children.   Participants build on skills developed in Level 1; with or without assistance they can comfortably put their face in the water, blow bubbles, jump in the water (without assistance), paddle, and float on their backs with ears in the water. Swim evaluation is required.

 

Preschool Aquatics Level 3

Ages 3-5

(5 participants)

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays, 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM

Saturdays,  10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Sundays,  10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Members: $190; Non-members: $230

In Preschool Aquatics Level 3, our instructors reinforce water safety concepts and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics.  The class is designed for learning swimmers who jump in without assistance, paddle on their fronts and backs 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 comfortably bob 15 times. Swim evaluation is required.

 

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 schedule and additional information please contact the JCC’s Aquatics Director, Eric Hammermeister at 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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