Swim Classes & Team
Aquatics Education at the J
Swimming is a gift for life. According to the Talmud, a Jewish parent is required to teach his/her child three things:
- Torah – that is, the rules of the world as we understand them, and wrong from right
- How to make a living
- How to swim
Our year-round swim classes are focused on teaching all children to become water safe and confident swimmers for life. Your child will develop a strong foundation of skills and water safety awareness in our structured yet fun swim classes.Register for Classes
The Parent & Child class is for swimmers aged 6-30 months with a ratio of 1 instructor per 6 students. This class focuses on acclimation to the water, breath control, body positioning and an introduction to safety skills with an emphasis on safety and fun.
The Toddler Class is for swimmers aged 2 without a parent in the water with a ratio of 1 instructor per 3 students. This class focuses on water acclimation, breath control, body positioning and safety skills including floating.
The Pre-School 1 class is for swimmers aged 3 and 4 with little or no experience in the water. This class focuses on water acclimation, breath control, body positioning, and introduction to safety skills.
The Pre-School 2 class is for swimmers aged 3 and 4 who can float independently on their back and glide with kicks independently for at least 10 feet. This class works on rollover breathing, big arms, kicking on the back and safety skills.
The School-Aged 1 & 2 class is for swimmers aged 5-12 who are learning to swim independently. This class focuses on independent glides, big arms, independent floating and kicking on the back, and safety skills.
The Intermediate class focuses on learning side-breathing, backstroke, and an introduction to treading water and breaststroke and dolphin kick.
Participants will work on each of the four competitive swimming strokes which includes activities such as: starts, turns, finishes and drills to improve strokes.
The Masters Swim Program partnership with the J and the Coog US Masters Swim Team is in high gear. Practices will be at the Merfish Teen Center (MTC) at 9000 S. Rice. Learn more and register at www.coogaquatics.org.