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Jewish Community Center

Adult Swim Programs

Private Swim Lessons for Adults

Have you wanted to learn to swim, but just felt you missed the bus, or that you’re too old to learn a new trick? Don’t be silly! The J offers private swim lessons for adults to help you learn! We want everyone to come as they are, no requirements or restrictions. This is a shame-free zone for all adults, all levels, any experience to come and learn. Come jump in with us! 18 years and older.

Lessons are customized to the individual’s needs and skill level whether terrified of the water, learning to swim, or making your workout more efficient.  All lessons are 30 minutes. Lessons are scheduled by appointment only at both J locations – the Staenberg Family Complex or the Marilyn Fox Building.


Private Lessons:

  • One 30-minute session: $26 members/$36 public
  • Package of five: $125 members/$175 public
  • Package of ten: $240 members/$340 public

Semi-private Lessons (2 participants):

  • One 30-minute session: $31 members/$41 public
  • Package of five: $150 members/$200 public
  • Package of ten: $290 members/$390 public

Lessons must be used within six months of purchase date.

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

Swim Boot Camp

Comprises endurance swims, sprints, calisthenics, strength and explosive moves. Wet and dry work. Suitable for triathletes, masters swimmers, wannabes. Must be able to swim 100 yards freestyle non-stop, tread, and climb in and out of pool repeatedly.

Saturdays (ongoing), 8:30am
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur


Free for members

Aquatics Group Exercise Classes

The J also offers several types of water fitness classes to suit beginners, regulars and multiple intensity levels, also available to members for free.

Click here to learn more about Group Exercise Classes at the J.

Aquatic Orientation & Assessment

Meet with one of our aquatics instructors to assess your skill level and aquatics needs. An assessment provides the foundation for building your swimming skills and achieving goals in the water. Our staff will get you training properly and headed in the right direction. We can help, whether you’re looking to:

  • participate in group or private swim lessons
  • join a swim club or team
  • begin an aquatic exercise program
  • learn to swim more efficiently
  • train for a triathlon
  • experience aquatic personal training

By appointment only. Available at both J locations: the Staenberg Family Complex and the Marilyn Fox Building.

Free for members

Aquatic Personal Training

Ages 16 and older. Be all you can be with a personalized 60-minute aquatic fitness training session. Training in the water alleviates stress to various joints while allowing for resistance, flexibility and strengthening. Group option available.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

By appointment (60 minutes)

$55 members/$65 public
Call for group rates

For all programs, contact:

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex: Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296
Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building: Shyanne Martin, 314-442-3495