It’s never too soon to learn to swim!
The St Paul JCC offers multiple options for swimming lessons to get you or your child swimming at the desired level. Our patient and knowledgeable swim instructors are American Red Cross certified and offer year-round group, private and semi-private lessons for all ages. So, what are you waiting for? Jump in!
(Ages 6 months to 36 months old with a parent)
Children will be introduced to movements in the water, sing songs and play games while parents assist with basic arm and leg movements. Children must wear a swim diaper unless fully toilet-trained.
Tadpoles – Preschool Level 1
This first introduction to swim lessons without parents focuses on having fun while learning basic swimming skills such as floating, kicking and arm movements with the assistance of instructors. Classes will also focus on basic water safety.
Goldfish – Preschool Level 2
Children will continue to explore arm and leg action combined on fronts and backs with the assistance of an instructor. Introduction to bobs, retrieving objects underwater, and jumping. Classes will also focus on basic water safety.
School Aged Levels
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Children learn to float and glide on front and back and are introduced to front and back crawl, along with breaststroke and elementary arms. Most skills are done with assistance.
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
For children who have completed Level 1 or have equivalent skills.
Children will work on floats and glides with face in water, front and back crawl and an introduction to treading water. Goal is to start achieving skills independently. Swimmers must be comfortable in the water.
Level 3: Stroke Development
For children who have completed Level 2 or have equivalent skills.
Children build on front and back crawl, treading water. Includes and introduction to scissors kick, whip kick, rotary breathing, and diving. Skills are to be completed independently.
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
For children who have completed Level 3 or have equivalent skills.
Skills covered include front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, treading water for 2 minutes, standing dives, and surface dives. Includes an introduction to breaststroke, sidestroke, and open turns.
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
For children who have completed Level 4 or have equivalent skills.
Skills covered include: Refinement of strokes and increased distances, along with treading water for 5 minutes. Includes an introduction to butterfly and flip turns.
This class is designed for teens with little to no swimming experience.
Participants will be with their peers learning basic swimming skills along with overall comfort in pool and water safety.
This class is designed for adults with little to no swimming experience.
Participants will work on overall comfort level in the pool and basic swimming skills.
Private and semi private lessons are only available to members. Private lessons are lessons for one person, while semi-private lessons are for multiple people. Semi-private lessons are a great way for siblings and friends to learn to swim in a personalized setting. To schedule Private and semi private lessons, please first contact Jill Burchill. Jill will help match your swimmer with the best fit instructor.
Single 30-minute • $28
5 Session 30-minute • $125
10 Session 30-minute • $230
Single 30-minute • $35
5 Session 30-minute • $150
10 Session 30-minute • $285
*Tickets expire one year after purchase.