Early Childhood





Aquatics • Teens

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For information about Open Swim, refer to our pool schedule at shamesjcc.org


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.


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.


American Red Cross – Lifeguarding Certification

Ages 15 – Adult
5 Friday through Tuesdays, 29.5 hours
Friday 4:00 PM-5:30 PM; Saturday/Sunday 8:30 AM-5:30 PM; Monday/Tuesday 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Start dates: January 17, February 8, March 22, April 12, May 17, June 21
Members: $390; Non-members: $425 / Aquatics Center

All dates/times must be attended for each course.
*No refunds for missed classes or failure of course. If participant fails pre-requisites (tested on day 1), 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.


American Red Cross – Babysitting Certification

Ages 11-15
1 Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Session 1: March 2
Session 2: May 4
Session 3: June 1

Members: $175; Non-members: $200 / Youth Lounge

Learn to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, including basic first aid, keeping safe and helping children behave.  Learn how to develop a babysitting business!

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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