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J Splash Academy

swimming lessons

More Levels, More Confidence, More Fun

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) at the Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur.

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. This program provides more opportunity for skill level progression, regular feedback and accomplishment awards for swimmers as they progress through our “fishy” levels.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex: Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296

Session Times & Pricing: Splash Academy

Group Lessons Details: Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

Splash Academy

Once A Week: Weekday
Attend one class a week (12 classes/45 mins)

Mondays, September 20 – December 6
Tuesdays, September 21 – December 7
Wednesdays, September 22 – December 8
Thursdays, September 23 – December 16
$144 members/$204 public
$156 members/$225 public (after September 6)

Once A Week: Weekend
Attend one class a week (6 classes/45 mins)

Session 1
Saturdays, September 18 – October 23
Sundays, September 19 – October 24
$72 members/$102 public
$80 members/$113 public (after September 6)

Session 2
Saturdays, October 30 – December 4
Sundays, October 31 – December 5
$72 members/$102 public
$80 members/$113 public (after October 8)

Session Times & Pricing: Splash Babies

Splash Babies

One per week for four weeks (30 mins)

Session 1
Sundays, September 19 – October 24
$51 members/$63 public
$57 members/$70 public (after September 6)

Session 2
Sundays, October 31 – December 5
$51 members/$63 public
$57 members/$70 public (after September 6)

The J is excited to provide a new registration system. If this is your first time using our new system, please visit our help page for more information about setting up your new online account.

Register Online

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.

British Swim School Partnership in Chesterfield

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the British Swim School to teach lessons at the Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield.

The British Swim School (BSS) has been dedicated to teaching water survival skills to children as young as three months for more than 40 years. Like the J, BSS believes it is mission-critical to teach children to swim and to be safe while enjoying the water. With its large instructor base and our large pool, we will be able to serve even more families in the Chesterfield area.

BSS lessons will be available at various times each day. We welcome the BSS staff and the families who will be bringing their children to Chesterfield to learn to swim. We are so pleased to be able to offer these two excellent swim programs at the J.

Interested in learning more or signing up for lessons?
Fox:, 314-312-1878

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.


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.


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


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.