Swim Lessons

Welcome to Swim Lessons

Learn about our Group Swim Classes for youth and adults, or for those who work better alone, Private Swim Lessons!

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Swimming helps to develop cardiovascular endurance for aerobic exercises, the most important factor of physical fitness. Since all major muscle groups are used in swimming, muscles develop in good proportion. No other sport does this as well as swimming. It also helps develop superior coordination because it requires a combination of complex movements of all parts of the body, enhancing muscle function, balance, and range of motion. Swimming is the most injury-free of all sports.

Private lessons are recommended primarily for those who have an extreme fear of the water, as well as swimmers who otherwise need special attention. Each class provides the one-on-one instruction needed for the swimmer to excel.

Summer 2020 Private Swim Lessons:

Private swim lessons are available for all ages. To schedule, please contact Steph Kegelman at 302-478-5660.

New policies and procedures for Private Swim Lessons:

  • Swim instructors will be physically distanced from swimmers at all times, so if the participant cannot be taught comfortably from the deck 100% of the time, a parent or caregiver must be in the water with the participant. The instructor will stand on the pool deck and give directions on how to hold and position participants so that swimming skills can be taught and practiced. The instructor will only enter the water in an emergency. Your swimmer will fall into one of the cases below:
    • Case 1: Our staff is comfortable teaching your swimmer from the deck 100% of the time, so having a parent in the water is not necessary unless it makes you feel more comfortable.
    • Case 2: Our staff is not comfortable teaching your swimmer from the deck 100% of the time, so please ensure that a parent/caregiver accompanies your swimmer into the water for every lesson.
    • Case 3: Our staff is comfortable teaching your swimmer from the deck, but feels that they need occasional support and/or breaks. Please come with a parent/caregiver prepared to accompany your swimmer into the water, and as the lessons progress, it may not be needed every time.
    • Case 4: Since we have not taught your swimmer before, please have a parent/caregiver accompany your swimmer into the water for the first swim lesson. After that, a determination can be made with the instructor whether it will be needed for the rest of the lessons.
  • Participants and their families are encouraged not to linger before or after their lesson.
  • With the exception of JCC swim lessons, the indoor pool is exercise swim only, and only by reservation. Family members that are JCC members that wish to open swim during another family member’s swim class must use the outdoor pool.

Youth Group Swim Classes

Learn to swim at the J with group swim lessons, private swim lessons, or preschool aquatics! 

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN-TO-SWIM: Learn-to-Swim teaches people of varying ages and abilities how to swim skillfully and safely. Each level includes training in basic water safety in addition to aquatic and safety skills taught in a logical progression. At least one instructor in each class has successfully completed American Red Cross training and is a certified Water Safety Instructor!

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim will be offered each season and is designed for swimmers ages 6 months and above.  

Summer 2020 Class Schedule (classes marked with * require a parent/caregiver in the water at all times)

  • Saturdays (6 weeks, Jul 11 – Aug 15, $50 for members, $75 for non-members)
    • Parent & Child Aquatics A: 10 - 10:25 AM*
    • Parent & Child Aquatics B: 10:30 -10:55 AM*
    • Preschool 2: 11 - 11:25 AM*
    • Preschool 3: 11:30 - 11:55 AM*
  • Sundays (6 weeks, Jul 12 – Aug 16, $50 for members, $75 for non-members)
    • Parent & Child Aquatics A: 10 - 10:25 AM*
    • Parent & Child Aquatics B: 10:30 - 10:55 AM*
    • Preschool 2: 11 - 11:25 AM*
    • Preschool 3: 11:30 - 11:55 AM*
    • Learn to Swim 2: 12:30 - 12:55 PM*
    • Learn to Swim 3: 1 - 1:25 PM*
    • Learn to Swim 4: 1:30 - 1:55 PM
    • Learn to Swim 5: 2 - 2:25 PM
    • Adult Swim: Improving Strokes & Skills: 2:30 - 3:15 PM

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New policies and procedures for Group Swim Lessons:

  • For the following classes, one parent or caregiver MUST accompany the participant in the water at all times. The instructor will stand on the pool deck and give directions on how to hold and position participants so that swimming skills can be taught and practiced. The instructor will only enter the water in an emergency. Families must physically distance in the water and on the pool deck at all times.
    • Parent & Child Aquatics A
    • Parent & Child Aquatics B
    • Preschool 2
    • Preschool 3
    • Learn to Swim 2
    • Learn to Swim 3
  • For the following classes, participants will be in the water independently at all times. The instructor will stand on the pool deck and give directions to the participants so that swimming skills can be taught and practiced. The instructor will only enter the water in an emergency. Participants must physically distance in the water and on the pool deck at all times.
    • LTS 4
    • LTS 5
  • All youth classes are now 25 minutes long. There will be a 5 minute transition period to allow for participants to exit the previous class before the next class begins.
  • Each class will have a maximum of 4 participants.
  • Participants and their families are encouraged not to linger before or after their class.

Adult Group Swim Classes

Whether you want to learn how to swim or improve your skills, our instructors can help you meet your goals!

Adult Swim: Learning the Basics - introduces basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.

Adult Swim: Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes - seeks to improve participants' proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke). Participants also learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water, in addition to those needed to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.

COST: $100/Members, $130/Non-members

*Non-members enrolled in this program will be provided with a guest pass for use during off weeks. Members are encouraged to come and practice. 

Ready to apply your skills? Join our Masters Swim Team, for swimmers legal in 3 of 4 strokes! 

Home school Swim Classes

This 10-week program gives homeschoolers an opportunity for physical education and to spend time with swimming friends in the Indoor Pool! We offer two groups: a Swim Class for beginner swimmers (ages 3 and above) and a Stroke Mechanics and Conditioning class for more experienced swimmers.

JOIN OUR STAFF

Employment opportunities are available for those aged 15 and older. Contact Steph Kegelman at 302-478-5660  for more information.

101 Garden of Eden Road

Wilmington, DE 19803

302-478-5660

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