Group Swim Lessons

Ages6 months+

We are proud to offer American Red Cross Swim Lesson Program.

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Kid learning how to dive with an instructor.
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The heated indoor training pool at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
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For information, please call 201.408.1473 or email

Fall Group Swim Classes – Registration now open! Classes begin 9/18
Sundays, 9/24- 1/14 (No class 10/1, 10/8, 11/26, 12/24, 12/31)
Mondays, 9/18- 1/8 (No class 9/25, 12/25, 1/1)
Tuesdays, 9/19-1/16 (No class 12/26)
Wednesdays, 9/20- 1/17 – 6/7 (No class 11/22, 12/27)
Thursdays, 9/21- 1/18 (No class 11/23, 12/28)

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Winter Group Swim Classes:
Sundays 1/28-6/2  (No class 2/18, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26)
Mondays 1/29-6/3 (No class 2/19, 4/22, 4/29, 5/27)
Tuesdays 1/30-6/4 (No class 2/20, 4/23, 4/30)
Wednesdays 1/31-6/5 (No class 2/21, 4/24)
Thursdays 2/1-6/6 (No class 2/22, 4/25)

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Water Babies

Ages 6-35 Months
Splash. Kick. Bubble bubble. Laugh. Your little one will love this intro to swim class and so will you! The first step to learning how to swim is enjoying being in the water and this class will teach you how to work with your child to have a fun and safe water experience. One parent or caregiver per participant.

Swim Level 1

Ages 3-4
Water exploration. Develop elementary aquatic skills. Front and back float introduced. 1:4 Instructor/Student Ratio.

Swim Level 2

Ages 4-6
Develop primary skills such as the back float, backstroke, and front crawl. For children who have elementary skills. 1:4 Instructor/Student Ratio.

Swim Level 3

Ages 6-10
Stroke readiness. Elementary backstroke and fundamentals of treading water are introduced. A child must be able to swim 15m front crawl and backstroke. 1:4 Instructor/Student Ratio.

Swim Level 4

Ages 5-12
Stroke development. Breaststroke and sidestroke are introduced. The child must be able to swim 25m front crawl and backstroke. 1:4 Instructor/Student ratio.

Swim Level 5

Ages 5-15
Stroke refinement. Coordination and refinement of strokes are developed. The butterfly stroke is introduced. 1:4 Instructor/Student ratio

Swim Club: Level 5 & 6

Ages 5-12
Skill proficiency. Strokes learned in previous levels are polished, and endurance is stressed. Includes fun water activities. 1:6 Instructor/Student ratio.


Swim Testing

All children must be swim-tested before enrolling in a class unless they hold a Red Cross card indicating their current level. If your child is at a higher level for his/her age they may join the older class. Swim caps required.

Make-up/Cancellation Policy

Make-ups are only for classes cancelled by JCC.
If registrant cancels after the first class, the JCC will prorate the refunds for classes not yet attended.
If registrant cancels after the second class, the JCC will prorate credits to the person’s JCC account for the balance of the classes.
All requests by e-mail only to

Membership Requirement

Membership is required to participate in all aquatics programs

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