Swimming Lessons

The Gordon JCC uses the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program, offering a broad range of classes to meet the needs of our growing program. We offer group swim classes in a caring, yet firm learning environment for people of all ages and abilities. And because every child and adult learns at a different pace, our highly qualified swim instructors focus on individual improvement and building confidence in each swimmer. Parents can track their child’s progress through report cards via the American Red Cross app: Engage with your child and review lessons/skills learned in class!

Fall 2018 Registration

We offer FOUR fall sessions starting September 3! Register once for all 4 or register just for the session you want. We offer member and non-member pricing too!  Please contact Jen Elliot | 615-354-1638 with any questions about our program or classes. REGISTER NOW

Our Classes

Parent and Child AquaticsAqua Tots (6 mo – 3 yrs)
Preschool AquaticsLevel 1 – Introduction to Water Skills (3-4+yrs)
Learn to SwimLevel 1 – Introduction to Water Skills (3-4+yrs)
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills (4-5+ yrs)
Level 3 – Stroke Development (5-6+ yrs)
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement (7+ yrs)
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement (8+ yrs)
Level 6 – Swimming & Skill Proficiency (9-11+ yrs)
Adult Swim

 

 

Parent and Child Aquatics

Aqua Tots – Age: 6 months – 3 years

Designed to give young children a head start on swimming, to get comfortable in the water and begin to work on basic skills while interacting with instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment. Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. Lessons are fun-filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4** Fee: M | NM
Su 9:30-10am 9/9 -9/23 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Su 11-11:30am 9/9 -9/23 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Th 10-10:30am 9/6 -9/27 10/4-10/25 11/1-11/29*   12/6-12/27 $80 | $96

*No class 11/22
**3 week class M:$60 | NM:$72

Preschool Aquatics Level

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills – Age: 3-4+

For the beginner who is uncomfortable in the water. Familiarize children between the ages of 3 and 5 to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills.  Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.  Enter and exit water using ramp, steps or side. Blow bubbles, 3 seconds, submerge mouth, nose and eyes, open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects in shallow water.  Front glide, 2 body lengths, recover from a front glide to a vertical position.  Back glide, 2 body lengths back float, 3 seconds recover from a back float or glide to a vertical position.  Roll from front to back, roll from back to front, arm and hand treading actions in chest-deep water.  Alternating and Simultaneous leg and arm actions on front and back. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2
Session 3 Session 4** Fee: M | NM
Su 9:30-10am 9/9 -9/23♦ 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Tu & Th 3-3:30p 9/4 -9/27* 10/2-10/25 10/30-11/29** 12/4-12/20 $160 | $192
Th 9:30-10am 9/6 -9/27 10/4-10/25 11/1-11/29** 12/6-12/27 $80 | $96

*No class 9/11
**No class  the week of 11/19

♦3 week class M:$60 | NM:$72 & M:$120 |NM:$144

Learn to Swim Levels

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills – Age: 3-4+

For the beginner who is comfortable in the water. Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2
Session 3 Session 4♦ Fee: M | NM
Su 11-11:30am 9/9 -9/23♦ 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Su 11:30-12pm 9/9 -9/23♦ 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Mo 3:30-4pm 9/3-9/24^ 10/1-10/22 10/29-11/26** 12/3-12/19 $80 | $96
Tu&Th 3:30-4pm 9/4 -9/27* 10/2-10/25 11/6-11/29** 12/4-12/20 $160 | $192
Th 9:30-10am 9/6 -9/27 10/4-10/25 11/1-11/29** 12/6-12/20 $80 | $96

*No classes 9/11 (makeup 9/14) & 9/18 (makeup 9/21)
**No classes week of 11/19

^Class starts 9/7, No class 9/10 (makeup 9/14)
♦3 week class M:$60 | NM:$72 & M:$120 | NM:$144

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Age: 4-5+

Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put head under water. Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2
Session 3 Session 4♦ Fee: M | NM
Su 9:30-10am 9/9 -9/23♦ 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Su 11:30-12pm 9/9 -9/23 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Mo 3:30-4pm 9/3-9/24^ 10/1-10/22 10/29-11/26 12/3-12/19 $80 | $96
We 4-4:430pm 9/5-9/26* 10/3-10/24 10/31-11/28 12/5-12/19 $80 | $96
Th 4-4:430pm 9/6 -9/27 10/4-10/25 11/1-11/29** 12/6-12/20 $80 | $96

*No classes 9/19 (makeup 9/21)
**No classes week of 11/19
^Class starts 9/7, No class 9/10 (makeup 9/14)
♦3 week class M:$60 | NM:$72

Level 3 – Stroke Development – Age: 5-6+

Swimmers should already be comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back. Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2
Session 3 Session 4♦ Fee: M | NM
Su 10-10:30am 9/9 -9/23♦ 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Mo 4:30-5pm 9/7-9/24^ 10/1-10/22 10/29-11/26** 12/3-12/19 $80 | $96
We 4:30-5pm 9/5-9/26* 10/3-10/24 10/31-11/28** 12/5-12/19 $80 | $96
Th 4-4:30pm 9/6 -9/27 10/4-10/25 11/8-11/29** 12/6-12/27 $80 | $96

*No classes 9/19 (makeup 9/21)
**No classes week of 11/19
^Class starts 9/7, No class 9/10 (makeup 9/14)
♦3 week class M:$60 | NM:$72

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement – Age: 7+ (Formerly Tiger Sharks University Level 1)

Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards. Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2
Session 3 Session 4♦ Fee: M | NM
Su 10-10:30am 9/9 -9/23♦ 9/30-10/21 10/28-11/18 12/2-12/16 $80 | $96
Mo 4:30-5pm 9/7-9/24^ 10/1-10/22 10/29-11/26** 12/3-12/19 $80 | $96
We 4:30-5pm 9/5-9/26* 10/3-10/24 10/31-11/28** 12/5-12/19 $80 | $96
Th 4-4:30pm 9/6 -9/27 10/4-10/25 11/1-11/29** 12/6-12/27 $80 | $96

*No classes 9/19 (makeup 9/21)
** No class week of 11/19
^Class starts 9/7, no class 9/10 (makeup 9/14)
3 week class M:$60 | NM:$72

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement – Age: 8+ (Formerly Tiger Sharks University Level 1 & 2)

Swimmers should already be able to: swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive. Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4♦
Fee: M | NM
Mo & We 4:30-5pm 9/5-9/26* 10/1-10/24 10/29-11/28** 12/3-12/19 $160 | $192

*No classes 9/10 (makeup 9/14) & 9/19 (makeup 9/21)
**No classes week of 11/19
♦3 week class M:$120 | NM:$144

Level 6 – Swimming & Skill Proficiency – Ages: 9-11+ (Formerly Tiger Sharks University Level 2)

Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 50 yds, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Swimmers will work on: All six strokes, front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive from board, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4♦ Fee: M | NM
Mo & We 4:30-5pm 9/5-9/26* 10/1-10/24 10/29-11/28** 12/3-12/19 $160 | $192

*No classes 9/10 (makeup 9/14) & 9/19 (makeup 9/21) | 7 class session M:$140 | NM:$168
**No class week of 11/19
♦3 week class M:$120 | NM:$144

Adult Swim Lessons & Clinics

Adult Swim Levels

American Red Cross Adult Swim is intended for teens and adults who wish to improve their knowledge and skill for many reasons. It may be to overcome their fear of the water and to learn the basic skills and achieve a minimum level of water competency to improve their skill and technique either to increase their level of safety to improve their health and fitness or to perhaps compete in triathlons or to join a masters team. REGISTER NOW

Day Time Session1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4♦ Fee: M | NM
Th 6-6:45pm 9/5-9/27 10/4-10/25 11/8-11/29** 12/6-12/27 $100 | $120

**No class week of 11/19
♦3 week class M:$120 | NM:$144

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program


The Gordon JCC uses the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program, offering a broad range of classes to meet the needs of our growing program. The American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Program groups participants together by skill level and requires all group swim instructors to have an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification, one of the most respected instructor qualifications in the United States. This program and certification allows for more consistency in our classes and more consistent skill progression in your child. Parents can track their child’s progress through report cards via the American Red Cross app. You can use the app to engage with your child and review lessons/skills learned in class.

Please note: Not all pools are deep enough to teach all the diving segments of all levels – program modifications may be required to meet safety guidelines.

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