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Swim Lessons

Our Story

The Alpert JCC’s Swim for Life Aquatics Center makes it easy to enjoy the greatest perks of living in Long Beach: Year-round swimming. According to Jewish law in the Talmud (Kiddushin 29a), a parent must teach their child three things: Torah, how to earn a living, and how to swim. And through our swim program, the AJCC can help you give your child the swimming skills they need with pricing and flexibility that works for your modern life.

 

The Alpert JCC is the place to learn to swim in the Greater Long Beach and West Orange County area!

Our Program in a Nutshell

We teach each student to swim with confidence using a 9-step swim program created by the American Red Cross (an organization with over 100 years of teaching and developing water safety programs) that will keep them safe in and around the water.

 

The Preschool Aquatics Program, Levels 1-3, is designed to get young children comfortable in the water and begin to work on basic skills. Children learn arm and leg movements as well as breath control to help them not only feel safe in the water but love the time they spend there.

 

The Learn-to-Swim Program, Levels 1-6, focuses on building skills one step at a time by giving students the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next.

 

  • Instructors are Certified Water Safety Instructors and using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Instructor
  • Participants will receive a booklet, shirt, and sticker upon completion for each level along with a certificate. 

Pricing

1 on 1 | private lesson | 25 min

Registration Fee: Member $30.00 Non-Member $40.00

Member $29.50 per lesson (Discounted Package $212 per 8 lessons)

Non-Member $49.50 per lesson (Discounted Package $356 per 8 lessons) 

 

**To ensure the quality of lessons, the AJCC maintains a no refund policy.

AVAILABLE TIMES

M/W/F

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

SATURDAY

3:30 PM – 3:55 PM

4:00 PM – 4:25 PM

SUNDAY

3:30 PM – 3:55 PM

4:00 PM – 4:25 PM

CANCELLATIONS

  • Cancellations: Cancelling within 24hrs of the day of your lesson, guarantees that you will receive a make-up lesson placed in your file to be scheduled by you at your earliest convenience.
  • Make-Up Lessons: Make-up lessons will expire within 30 days. Make-up lessons may be scheduled in advance, within the current month. We do not reschedule, previously scheduled make-up lessons. Current enrollment is required in order to schedule a make-up lesson.
  • Late: If you arrive late for your lesson, we will do our best to give you the full lesson time; however, we can only guarantee the remaining time of your scheduled lesson.

HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Instructors will be on deck for all lessons in order to maintain social distancing standards. For this reason, please be aware of the following requirements:
    • Swimmers Under 7: If they can’t stand or swim/float on their own, they will have to be accompanied by an adult within arms reach distance in the pool. This is mandatory.
    • Swimmers Over 7: In water by themselves. Otherwise, an adult will need to accompany the participant.
  • Swimmers MUST bring their own equipment such as kickboards, noodles, and goggles to prevent cross-contamination.
  • For the safety of all members, it’s required to wear a mask outside of the pool and limit your conversations with other groups.
  • Please know that we are asking all visitors to the aquatics center to enter and exit through the pool gates, adjacent to the Health Check-in Station.
  • Every member and non-member MUST complete the Health Check Questionnaire before coming to the J in an effort to speed up the check-in process. Once you complete the questionnaire, you will receive a confirmation email with a pass or no pass, depending on your answers. Please add membership@alpertjcc.org to your email contact list to avoid your confirmation email being sent to your junk mail. Once you get to the J, just show us your email, we’ll take your temperature, and we’ll give you the Health Check Sticker!
  • Please continue to arrive 10 minutes in advance of your reserved time in order to go through this process.
  • Locker rooms are open for toilet use only. The showers and lockers are closed.
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LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Swimmers are introduced to basic skills. These skills lay the foundation for developing water competency and the future skill development of swimming strokes. In addition, the swimmer will start to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water.

 

Preschool Aquatics Level 2

Builds on the skills learned in Level 1 and gives swimmers success with fundamental skills, such as floating and basic locomotion.

 

Preschool Aquatics Level 3

Builds on the skills in Level 2 and improves swimmers’ coordination of simultaneous arm and leg actions and alternating arm and leg actions.

Learn-to-Swim Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills | For the beginner who is comfortable in the water

 

Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.

 

Learn-to-Swim Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills | Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put head under water.

 

Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

 

Learn-to-Swim Level 3

Stroke Development | Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper waters.

 

Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.

 

Learn-to-Swim Level 4

Stroke Improvement | Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.

 

Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position.

 

Learn-to-Swim Level 5

Stroke Refinement | Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

 

Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water.

 

Learn-to-Swim Level 6

Swimming & Skill Proficiency | Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.

 

Swimmers will work on: all six strokes, front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive from board, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue.

Sign Up For Swim Lessons

Irene Velasquez, our Reservation Manager, will contact you to book your first lesson. Please note, an assessment will be part of the participant’s first lesson. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll get in contact with you.

They will learn Pre-School Aquatics Levels 1-3 (see level descriptions below)

To keeps kids safe at this age we only provide private lessons

Lessons are 30 minutes long / 2X per week

 

Private Lesson Dates & Prices

Private lessons can be purchased at any time. When registering, please indicate the days of the week and time of day you would like to have your lesson.

 

Sessions expire 3 months after the date of purchase.

They will learn Pre-School Aquatics Levels 1-3 (see level descriptions below)

For this age range we offer private or group lessons

Lessons are 30 minutes long / 2X per week

 

Private Lesson Dates & Prices

Private lessons can be purchased at any time. When registering, please indicate the days of the week and time of day you would like to have your lesson.

4 Sessions: ($37.50 per lesson)
$150 MVP/$180 Non-Member

 

6 Sessions: ($35 per lesson)
$210 Member/$270 Non-Member

 

10 Sessions: ($32.50 per lesson)
$325 Member/$385 Non-Member

 

Sessions expire 3 months after the date of purchase.

 

Group Lesson Dates & Prices
All group lessons are offered M–Th in 30-minute intervals starting at 11am with the last class ending at 6pm*

2 Weeks: $50 MVP**/$75 Non-Member
Month: $100 MVP/$130 Non-Member

They will follow the Learn to Swim Program, Levels 1-6 (see level descriptions below)

For this age range we offer private or group lessons

Lessons are 30 minutes long / 2X per week

 

Private Lesson Dates & Prices

Private lessons can be purchased at any time. When registering, please indicate the days of the week and time of day you would like to have your lesson.

4 Sessions: ($37.50 per lesson)
$150 MVP/$180 Non-Member

 

6 Sessions: ($35 per lesson)
$85 MVP/$100 Non-Member

 

10 Sessions: ($32.50 per lesson)
$85 MVP/$100 Non-Member

 

Sessions expire 3 months after the date of purchase.

 

Group Lesson Dates & Prices
All group lessons are offered M–Th in 30-minute intervals starting at 11am with the last class ending at 6pm*

2 Weeks: $50 MVP**/$75 Non-Member
Month: $100 MVP/$130 Non-Member

Irene Velasquez, our Reservation Manager, will contact you to book your first lesson. Simply fill out the form below and we'll get in contact with you.