Swim Lessons | Shalom Austin

SWIM LESSONS

CONFIDENCE  •  SKILLS  •  ENDURANCE

The Shalom Austin JCC offers youth swim lessons founded on the principles of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Classes are 30 minutes in length and have small instructor-to-student ratios.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD LESSONS

Children ages 3-5 years will learn swimming and water safety skills through enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate them to want to learn to swim. Classes are divided into three levels.

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Starfish – Level 1

(Ages 3-5)

Enter/Exit the pool, independently .
Face submerge and blow bubbles, 5 seconds, independently.
Float, assistance.
Glide, assistance.
Rollover, assistance.
Kick, assistance.
Paddle, assistance.

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Jellyfish – Level 2

(Ages 3-5)

Head submerge and blowing bubbles, 8 seconds, independently.
Front & Back Float, independently.
Rollover, independently.
Front Glide, independently.
Kick on front, independently, 2 body lengths.
Combined arm & leg actions on front & back for 3 body lengths, assistance.

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Clownfish – Level 3

(Ages 3-5)

Head submerge and blowing bubbles, 10 seconds, independently. 
Back glide, independently. 
Swim and Rollover, independently. 
Front Crawl, independently.  
Side breathing. 
Back Crawl, independently. 
Elementary Backstroke, independently. 

SCHOOL-AGE LESSONS

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program is designed to teach aquatic and personal water safety skills in a logical progression within four levels. Students ages 6-12 will begin by learning basic skills and as they progress through the levels, they will refine the different strokes and build endurance. Safety education is a vital element incorporated into each lesson to promote safe behaviors in, on and around different types of aquatic environments. 

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Goldfish – Level 1

(Ages 6-12)

Enter/Exit the pool, independently.
Face submerge and blow bubbles for 5 seconds, independently.
Front & Back Float, independently.
Rollover, independently.
Front Glide, independently.
Kick on front, independently, 2 body lengths.
Combined arm and leg actions on front & back for 3 body lengths with assistance.

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Seahorse – Level 2

(Ages 6-12)

Head submerge and blowing bubbles, 10 seconds, independently. 
Back Glide, independently. 
Swim and Rollover, independently. 
Front Crawl with side breathing, 5 yards. 
Back Crawl, 5 yards. 
Elementary Backstroke kicks, 5 body lengths. 
Dolphin kicks, 5 body lengths. 

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Stingray – Level 3

(Ages 6-12)

Front Crawl with side breathing, 15 yards.
Back Crawl, 15 yards.
Elementary Backstroke, 15 yards.
Dolphin kick, 15 yards.
Scissor kick, 15 yards.
Breaststroke kick, 15 yards.
Breaststroke arms, 5 body lengths.

Shark – Level 4

(Ages 6-12)

Front Crawl, 25 yards.     
Elementary Backstroke, 25 yards. 
Back Crawl, 25 yards.     
Breaststroke, 15 yards. 
Butterfly, 15 yards. 
Sidestroke, 15 yards. 

PRIVATE LESSONS

1-on-1 or 2-on-1 Instruction

Ages 2+

Get private or semi-private training year-round with one of our American Red Cross certified and knowledgeable JCC swim instructors.

Whether you’re looking for lessons for your child or yourself, our instructors are prepared to teach anyone, from beginner to advanced swimmers.

Private and semi-private swim lessons will focus on whatever it is you feel you or your child needs to work on; from basic water comfort to advanced swimming skills.

Take advantage of our $5 discount per lesson when you purchase 6 or more!

Kris Pequeno

Kris Pequeno

Aquatics Program Coordinator

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