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Aquatics • Teens

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Classes begin on September 12, 2018
Click here for the Fall Pool Schedule to  learn about lap swim hours

“Hammerheads” Competitive Swim Team

Ages 5-18
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through March 15, 2019, 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

No practice on holidays; specific practice and swim-meet schedule will be provided.
Members: $950; Non-members: $1,150

Join the Hammerheads, the Shames JCC’s swim team, in its inaugural year!  Swimmers will practice 3 times per week at the Shames JCC; with our certified coaches, swimmers will continually improve their technique, discipline, speed, and endurance.  More importantly, they will learn self-confidence, team spirit, and good sportsmanship.  Swimmers will compete in the Westchester-Fairfield Swim League (meet schedule to be provided as it becomes available).  Parent involvement is encouraged and all swimmers are responsible for their own transportation to and from swim meets.  Enrollment includes team swim cap, swim suit, and other swim team apparel.

Try-outs will run from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM beginning August 20, 2018 and through August 24, 2018.  Additional try-out opportunities will be announced.  Try-out during the time most convenient for you; no appointment necessary.


H2O Bootcamp

Ages 16-Adult
15 Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

September 12, 25, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16
Members: $225; Non-members: $300

Get ready for a challenging full body and cardio workout as we bring Boot Camp to the water and push you to your limits! This new HIGH INTENSITY paid program meets once a week for 15 weeks. Aqua Boot Camp is water aerobics with an attitude! Participants perform various exercises in and out of the water with little to no impact on joints. This high intensity program makes push-ups, core work, lap intervals, treading water, and other drills/exercises a fun way to get in shape!  Pre-requisites: Participants must be able to swim laps and tread water.


Aqua Cycling

Ages 15-Adult
6 Mondays, 6:15 PM-7:15 PM
September 17, October 8, October 15, 22, 29, November 5
Members $120; Non-members $150

8 Thursdays, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8
Members $160; Non-members $200

8 Saturdays, 12:15PM – 1:15 PM
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
Members $160; Non-members $200

8 Sundays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11
Members: $160; Non-members: $200

Aqua Cycling places stationary bikes underwater at waist level, allowing you to pedal against the resistance of the water, creating a significantly better workout.  Burn twice the calories in half the time!  Open for all swimming abilities and fitness levels.


Private Swim Lessons

All Levels & Ages

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.


American Red Cross – Lifeguarding Certification

Ages 15-Adult
5 Friday through Tuesdays, 28.5 hours

Fridays 4:00 PM-5:30 PM; Saturday/Sunday 8:30 PM-5:30 PM; Monday/Tuesday 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Starting dates: November 16, December 14, January 18
Members: $386; Non-members: $421
All dates/times must be attended for each course.

*No refunds for missed classes or failure of course. If registrants fail the first-day prerequisite testing, a 75% refund will be issued.

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites: Be able to swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both; tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs; swim 20 yards within 1 minute 40 seconds; surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound object and swim 20 yards back, holding the object with both hands; and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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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