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PRESCHOOL CLASSES

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Welcome to JCC MetroWest Preschool Aquatics!

Congratulations! Enrolling your child in our Preschool 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 Preschool Aquatics program consists of three levels of progressive swim instruction appropriate for children of preschool age.

For every level of Preschool Aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Preschool Aquatics puts the "fun" in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, 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.

 

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Male_Instructor_and_ChildRubber Duckies - Preschool Level 1
3-1/2 -5 yrs.

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help swimmers feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop.Must be toilet trained.

 

  • Enter water using ramp, steps or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Submerge mouth, nose and eyes
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Back glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Back float
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread with 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

Polar Bear - Preschool Level 2
3-1/2 -5 yrs.

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around water. Swimmers gain confidence in breath control and learn to float and glide on their own. They continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Must be toilet trained.
 

Must be toilet trained.

  • Enter water by stepping in from a deck or low height water using ladder, steps or side
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front float
  • Back glide and float and recover to a vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


Sea Ponies - Preschool Level 3
4-5 yrs.

Guest: $120
JCC Member: $90

Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsove skills to be comfortable in and around water. Further development of swimming skills started in previous levels through additional guided practice. Swimmer learn to effectively coordinate simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back. Adjustment to deep water, along with additional water safety skills is taught. 

  • Enter water by jumping in. 
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back floats or glide and recover to a vertical position
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action on back
  • Plus age-appropriate water safety topics

 


 

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

 

 

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