The JCC has both a Jr. Olympic size indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool that is open in the summer months. We offer group and private lessons, aquatic therapy, lifeguard training, a swim team, and more. Grab your suit and dive in with us!
Group Swim Lessons
Parent and Me
Fee: $155 member/ $230 non-member
This is the exciting first dip into the pool for children and we make it special for everyone involved! Parents bring their children (ages 4 months to 3 years) into the pool for a fun lesson with one of our wonderful instructors. Children will learn to ask permission before entering the water and how to call for help. They will explore complete water submersion of the mouth, nose, and eyes, buoyancy on the front and back and changing body position with support. We offer our Parent and Me classes in two separate age groups:
Levels 1-4 Cost: $165 Member $240 Non-member
Session Length: 6 Weeks, 1 Make-Up
First Day of Class: April 19th for Sunday session and April 22nd for Wednesday session
Class Times: Sundays 10 am-11 am, 11 am-12 pm
Wednesdays 3:45 pm-4:45 pm
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
If your children take swimming lessons at the JCC and progress through the levels, chances are they will encounter multiple instructors along the way. This is a good thing!
Why is there teacher turnover?
You may be used to a traditional school setting, where your child has the same teacher the entire year, or sports teams, where you have the same coach year after year.
We want extraordinary results for everyone – including our instructors. This means that our instructors may also be taking college courses and advancing their careers, in and out of the JCC. They may have to leave for a semester or alter their schedules and may not remain at the same time slot as your child's swimming lesson.
But rest assured, our instructors are all devoted to you and your family while they're here! Our instructors use integrity, compassion, and trust to build a rapport and teach kids how to swim and be safer in and around the water. Their diligence in bettering themselves means they are bringing their best to the table in every area of their lives.
Why is this good for kids?
Interacting with new personalities brings great benefits to everyone. It teaches them to adapt to new people and situations.
Having a new instructor also provides new learning opportunities for your child. Sometimes children reach a plateau in their learning, and a new instructor may be just what they need to get over that hurdle and advance to the next level.
We know that there are times when having a new instructor can bring about uncertainty, particularly when your child has special needs, but we work with each family and child to ensure the best possible experience.
The mission of our Angelfish team is to provide individuals with a therapeutic experience that will leave a lifelong impact. Aquatic therapy allows individuals of all ages and backgrounds to gain a sense of comfort and safety in water. This environment promotes the development of confidence and independence, which is carried beyond time spent in the water.
This evidence-based treatment is especially effective for swimmers with diagnoses such as: attention difficulties, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), sensory challenges, physical disabilities, orthopedic injuries, muscle spasms, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and coordination difficulties. Aquatic Therapy consists of 30-minute one to one sessions. Our Certified Instructors work to help individuals improve motor skills, core strength, endurance, body awareness, motor planning, coordination and self-regulation.
Fee $50 member/$65 non-member per 30 minutes
Triathlon Training/Masters Training
Adults 18 years and older
This is an 24-week course consisting of stroke improvement and conditioning for Tri-athletes and Masters Swimmers. The course is ongoing and can be joined at any time.
Triathlon Training (Spin and Run)
Non-Members $702($13.5 p/c)
Non-Members: $364 ($14 p/c)
Non-Members: $188.5(14.5 p/c)
Non-Members: $64 ($16 p/c)
Please contact Justine Bergen for more information at 718.475.5215 or email@example.com
Lifeguard Training and CPR by the American Red Cross
Class Times: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Dates: Monday, March 16th
Wednesday, March 18th
Class Times: 9:00am-2:00pm
Dates: Sunday, April 26th
Sunday, May 3rd
Sunday, May 10th
Class Times: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Dates: Monday, April 27th
Wednesday, April 29th
Monday, May 4th
Wednesday, May 6th
Monday, May 11th
Wednesday, May 14th
Class Times: 9:00am-2:00pm
Dates: Sunday, May 17th
Sunday, May 24th
Sunday, May 31st
Sunday, June 7th
Fee: $295 members/ $385 non-members
Trident Aquatic Club
Trident Aquatic Club is our competitive swim team. All of our groups practice out of the Bernikow JCC’s 6 lane, 25 yard pool.
United States Swimming
Trident Aquatic Club at the JCC is a registered member of United States Swimming. All members of Trident Aquatic Club at the JCC will be able to compete at United States Swim Meets.
Trident Aquatic Club at the JCC is a member of Metropolitan Swimming. This is our Local Swim Committee (LSC) for the New York Metropolitan Area.
There are five separate levels to the Trident Aquatic Club swim team at the JCC. The groups are separated by skill, ability level, and dedication. Swimmers must try out for the team and are placed in each group at the coaches' discretion. The coaches will evaluate movement from one group to the next at the end of each swim season (in March and September). Practice and meet attendance is expected of all training groups. During the short course season, we attend one meet per month (October - January). There are championship meets that swimmers must qualify for in February and March. The same goes for the long course season. We attend one meet a month (May - July) and championship meets occur in July.
We also have a pre-competitive program for children ages 6-18, which helps those who wish to become competitive swimmers. Focus is on the four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. The class also promotes the perfection of starts and turns. Designed for beginner swimmers with basic knowledge in all strokes or the more advanced swimmer not quite ready for competition. This is an ongoing program that has 42 classes per session. Please call for tryout times and appointments.
Tryouts are Wednesday, March 18th from 5-8pm. Our tryouts are open to all levels who are willing to put time into swimming and practice. We will put the time into bettering your child both in AND out of the pool! This swim team will prepare you child to RACE, and they will learn responsibility, accountability, camaraderie, and excellence.
There is no appointment necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. If you cannot make our tryouts please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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