The J will be open from 8am to 5pm on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Group Exercise classes will follow the normal schedule between 8am and 5pm (the 12pm Express Sculpt class at Fox is cancelled). For more information about schedule changes due to Memorial Day and the St. Louis Senior Olympics, click here.

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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

Upcoming Sessions

Weekday Lessons - Once a Week

Once per week, 45-minute sessions

Wednesdays, June 7 – July 29, 6:15pm

Weekend Lessons - Once a Week

Session 1:

Saturdays, June 3 – June 24
Sundays, June 4 – June 25
Call for times

Group Lessons (45 minutes):
$44 members/$64 public; $49 members/$71 public (after May 20)

Splash Babies (30 minutes):
$30 members/$38 public; $35 members/$43 public (after May 20)

Lessons - Twice a Week

Twice per week, 45-minute sessions

Session 1:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 6 – June 29, 5:15-6pm
$88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after May 23)

Session 2:
Tuesdays, July 11 – August 3, 5:15-6pm
$88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after June 27)

Lessons - Four Times a Week

Four times per week; 45-minute sessions.

Staenberg Family Complex: 9:30-10:15am
Staenberg Family Complex or Marilyn Fox Building: 12:35-1:20pm

Session Early Bird
Kick-off:
Tuesday – Friday, May 30 – June 2, $44 members/$64 public; $49 members/$71 public (after May 16)

Session 1:
Monday – Thursday, June 5 – 15: $88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after May 22)

Session 2:
Monday – Thursday, June 19 – 29: $88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after June 5)

Session 3:
Monday – Thursday, July 3 – 13: $88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after June 19)

Session 4:
Monday – Thursday, July 17 – 27: $88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after July 3)

Session 5:
Monday – Thursday, July 31 – August 10: $88 members/$128 public; $97 members/$141 public (after July 17)

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

Beginning in Fall 2016: There are no personal make-ups for missed classes. Classes cancelled due to weather or pool-related issues will be rescheduled.

Contact:
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur: Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield: Tracy Branson, 314-442-3495

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.