Fitness & Wellness

Group Swim Lessons

Learn more now about our children’s group swim classes!


Ready to introduce your little ones to the pool or help them grow their skills? Learn more now about our children’s group swim classes!

Trained instructors provide expert guidance and support while instructing swimmers of all skill levels. Group swim lessons run year-round in our indoor pool on weekend mornings.

New in 2024, group swim lessons will run in two 24-week schedules. Swimmers will be evaluated every 8 weeks to help adjust class content throughout the full session. Please pay careful attention to the new dates and rates.

2024 Session II Dates:
Saturdays and Sundays,
August 3–December 22

Registration will open over three days, depending on EDCJCC membership status:
July 1, 12:00 PM: Open to EDCJCC members
July 2, 12:00 PM: Open to non-member current group swim participants
July 3, 12:00 PM: Open to the public

Little Flippers 1 & 2 Rates:
Members: $540
Non-Members: $696

All other class rates:
Members: $567
Non-Members: $730

50% of the registration fee will be due at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be charged halfway through the session on Monday, October 21.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Group Swim Lesson program at the EDCJCC runs on Saturdays and Sundays during the day. New in 2024, we will be offering two 24-week sessions. This will allow families more consistency in their child’s swim journeys and relieve the pressure of constantly re-registering for new classes. Session and registration dates are posted online prior to registration. Classes sell out very quickly, so please make sure to sign up as soon as you can.

Looking for swim classes for older children or adults? Check out our PODS swim program, held on weekday evenings.

As of the Winter 2023 Group Swim session, all participants will receive a complimentary EDCJCC branded towel. (Students in parent-and-child classes will receive two towels.) Please make sure to bring your towels with you to class each week, as towel service will not be available in the locker rooms.

Members are given access to priority registration for 24 hours. Following that period, registration will open for 24 hours to students currently enrolled in the active session. Finally, open registration will be available for all other interested participants.

Please send an email to Brittany Crawford at with the following information:
* Name of the child
* Name of ALL parents/caregivers/guardians
* Member status
* Class AND day you are trying to sign up for
* Brief description of the issue

Our Parent-and-Child classes include up to 20 children. Our Learn-to-Swim classes include up to 10 children.

We do not allow registrants to switch days or attend any classes they are not registered for. To ensure the high quality of class, we enforce a student-to-teacher ratio to prevent classes from being too large.

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Be sure to add both and to your safe sender’s list. The Group Swim Lesson info board is located inside the pool to the left of the lifeguard office. Parents are encouraged to take a photo of the information provided. If you are not receiving alerts or confirmations, please contact Brittany Crawford at

Descriptions of each class are listed on the registration page. If you have further questions, please contact Brittany Crawford at with the following information:
* Age
* Have they taken classes at the JCC before? If so, what was their last level?
* Have they ever taken classes anywhere else?
* Is there significant fear or anxiety?

All refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.* Contact with the Aquatics office by the start of class is required. Slots are very limited and there is a waitlist for classes. We would like to ensure there is a space for as many as possible. Please make sure to consider this before enrolling in classes.

* Accommodations may be afforded in some situations, but there will be absolutely no refunds subsequent to the Friday after the first week of classes.


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