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Jewish Community Center

J Splash Academy

swimming lessons

More Levels, More Confidence, More Fun

Welcome to a new and exciting program for swim lessons at the J! The J Splash Academy is our new, all-encompassing swim program, designed to create confident, strong, lifelong swimmers of all ages (starting at 6 months).

Our instructors are trained to offer compassion-based instruction, positive reinforcement and encouragement each step of the way. There are three broad areas of J Splash: Introduction to Water & Water Safety Skills, Basic Swimming Skills, and Competitive Swimming Technique. As children progress, they will “swim” their way through the fun development tiers. The new program provides more opportunity for skill level progression, regular feedback and accomplishment awards for swimmers as they progress through our “fishy” levels.

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Group Lessons Details:
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur or Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

Summer Session - Once a Week, Weekdays

Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 6:15pm
Tuesdays, June 5 – July 31
Thursdays, June 7 – August 2
No program July 3 or 5.

Once per week, 45-minute sessions (8 sessions)

$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after May 20)

Summer Session - Once a Week, Weekends

Session 1
Four classes

Saturdays or Sundays, June 2-23
Group Lessons: 9:30am and 10:30am
Splash Babies: 11:15am

Group Lessons (45 minutes):
$44 members/$64 public
$49 members/$71 public (after May 19)

Splash Babies (30 minutes):
$30 members/$38 public
$35 members/$43 public (after May 19)

Session 2
Four classes

Saturdays or Sundays, July 7-28
Group Lessons: 9:30am and 10:30am
Splash Babies: 11:15am

Group Lessons (45 minutes):
$44 members/$64 public
$49 members/$71 public (after June 23)

Splash Babies (30 min):
$30 members/$38 public
$35 members/$43 public (after June 23)

Summer Session - Twice a Week, Weekdays

Two lessons per week for four weeks

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Choose from date range below
5:15-6pm

Session 1:
June 5-28
$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after May 19)

Session 2:
July 10 – August 2
$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after June 26)

Summer Session - Four Times Per Week, Weekdays

Four lessons per week for four weeks

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur: 9:30-10:15am
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur & Marilyn Fox Building Chesterfield: 12:35-1:20pm

Sessions

Session 1
June 4-14, Mondays – Thursdays
$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after May 21)

Session 2
June 18-28, Mondays – Thursdays
$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after June 4)

Session 3
July 2-13, Mondays-Thursdays
$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after June 18)
No class July 4

Session 4
July 16-26, Mondays-Thursdays
$88 members/$128 public
$97 member/$141 public (after July 2)

Session 5
July 30-August 9, Mondays-Thursdays
$88 members/$128 public
$97 members/$141 public (after July 16)

You Call It Splash Class

4 years and older. Create your own Splash Academy lesson group. You determine the day and time and we’ll arrange the class to meet your needs! Children of similar age and swimming ability recommended. We’ll maintain a 1:4 instructor ratio. Pricing based on a six-week session. Call to set up your group today!

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
$63 members/$93 public per swimmer

Cancellation policy: Cancellations prior to the first lesson will receive a 75% credit. No refunds once a program begins.

There are no personal make-ups for missed classes. Classes cancelled due to weather or pool-related issues will be rescheduled.

Contact:
Aquatics Director, Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296

Fishy Levels

Splash Babies (6 months to 3 years)

Classes introduce basic skills and safety to parents and children, while comforting parents as they teach their infants about putting their face in the water, blowing bubbles and being relaxed in a pool. Parent(s) are required to be in the water with their child.

Starfish (3 years and up)

This is an introduction to basic water skills thorough interactive play for children with little or no experience in a pool. Get in, get wet, and get comfortable.

Pufferfish

Children comfortable in the water, but with limited skills, will be encouraged to do all Starfish skills independently. Pufferfish focus is to learn basic swimming survival.

Lionfish

Swimmers will receive an introduction to strokes and kicks as instructors focus on underwater breath control, kicking and pulling to result in forward-motion swimming and in-water safety skills. Students must be able to perform all Starfish and Puffer fish skills independently.

Angelfish

Angelfish step up to stroke development  by learning and practicing beginner stokes, and an eventual introduction to advanced strokes and kicks. Instruction will also include diving and various techniques for treading water.

Stingrays

Stingrays will receive further instruction on proper stroke techniques and proficient rotary breathing. Swimmers will improve their skills practicing specific swimming and breathe control drills.

Hammerheads

Once swimmers are able to perform all strokes and dives proficiently, instruction shifts focus to distant and endurance swimming, while introducing competitive swimming skills.

*Starfish – Angelfish will have a 4:1 students to instructor ratio. Stingrays and Hammerheads will have a 6:1 ratio.