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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Grade School Aquatics!

Congratulations! Enrolling your child in our Grade School Aquatics Programs enters them into a journey to learn how to be safe in, on and around the water and to swim well. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program consists of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction.

Grade School Aquatics Learn-to-Swim is designed to help children approximately 6 years through teen achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills. 

For every level of Learn to Swim, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and safety skills and build on previously learned skills. Each class is loaded with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim.

  • JCC Member registration for JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program opens Monday, April 28 at 8:00am
  • Guest registration opens Monday, May 5 at 8:00am
  • To arrange an evaluation please register above.
  • JCC MetroWest Summer Aquatics Program 2014 starts Saturday, June 28 and runs through Friday, August 22, 2014 and is open to JCC members and Community Guests.
  • JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Classes.
  • JCC Member's please note that your JCC discount will be applied when we process your payment
  • If you need additional assistance contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3515.

Click Here for 2013 - 2014 Swim Lesson Schedule

 

To download Waiver and Policies please click here.

Log in to your Aquatics School Account

 

Grade School Aquatics Learn-to-Swim is designed for children approximately 6 years through teen. Class placement is based on current swimming ability.

Level 1 - Intro to Water SkillsFemale_WSI_with_Class

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safety. Elementary aquatic skills that are the foundation for future skills are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in the water-bobbing, floating, and gliding. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop.

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on front
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions on back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

 

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. Swimmers learn to float without support and explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes.

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Front glide and recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics


Level 3 - Stroke Development
6-13 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. Swimmers learn to coordinate the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to the scissor, breaststroke and dolphin kicks, the fundamentals of treading water and diving.
 

  • Enter water by jumping from the side, fully submerge then recover to the surface and return to the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Back float
  • Survival float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on front
  • Scissors and breaststroke kicks
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


 

Level 4 - Stroke Improvement
8-14 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

br>Swimmers develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and increase their endurance by swimming greater distances. The back crawl stroke and breaststroke are introduced. The sidestroke and butterfly are built upon. Several new strokes and skills are introduced in Level 4.
 

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim underwater
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Open turns on front and back
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke,sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Level 5 - Stroke Refinement
9-14 yrs.

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Swimmers entering Level 5 must have a Level 4 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the course requirements in Level 4. Swimmers refine performance of all strokes-front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawlstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly and increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Expectations are higher in regards to distance and quality. This program is not being offered weekends during the summer


Level 6 - Personal Water Safety & Fitness Swimmer
9 - 14yrs

Guest: $160/7sess.
JCC Member: $120/7sess.
Class Dates are:
June 28 to August 22
No Classes on July 4, 5 & 6

Swimmers entering this course must have a Level 5 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the skills required to complete Level 5. In Level 6, expectations are quite high in regards to distance and quality. Personal Water Safety, and Fitness Swimmer are offered Personal Water Safety, teaches safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. Fitness Swimmer, teaches principles of training and how to evaluate your own level of Fitness.


Summer Splash Weekday Grade School Aquatics Program Guest: $205
JCC Member: $155

Enroll your child in our Summer Splash Grade School Aquatics Program and start them on a journey to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water and how to swim well. Our Summer Splash Grade School Aquatics Program meets Monday through Friday for two full weeks—effectively providing your child with two months of swim instruction in two weeks time.

No classes Friday, July 4 - Fees listed are pro-rated to accommodate the holiday.

 

For more information on class days, times and fees, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org


 

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