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Group Swim Lessons

The SJCC Aquatics Department does not offer group lessons during the summer while JCC Summer Camps are in session.

Registration for SPRING Aquatics Programs:

Soloway JCC Members: March 16

Non-Members: March 23

Lifesaving Society’s Pre–School Program

Parent and Tot 1 (3–12 months)
Parent and Tot 2 (12–24 months)
Parent and Tot 3 (22–36 months)This exciting program structures in-water interaction between parent and child to stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. Activities are planned based on the child’s maturity so parents register in the level appropriate for their child’s age.

Preschool A

(3–5 yrs) 1:3
We’ll help these little swimmers jump into the water, and learn to float, glide and kick with assistance. They’ll learn the importance of staying “within arms reach” and become comfortable putting their faces in and blowing bubbles.

Preschool B

(3–5 yrs) 1:3
These little swimmers will jump in on their own and learn to float, glide and kick with an aid. They’ll learn to put on a lifejacket (Personal Floatation Device) and learn to move safely through the water on their front and back.

Preschool C

(3–5 yrs) 1:3
These little swimmers will jump into chest-deep water, learn to float, glide and kick on their own and retrieve an object from the bottom. They’ll gain exposure to deep water and learn the basics of rhythmic breathing.

Preschool D

(3–5 yrs) 1:5
These kids are becoming quite the swimmers! They’ll jump into deep water, kick on their front and back, tread water and learn basic front and back crawl. They’ll learn the importance of swimming with a buddy and wearing a PFD/lifejacket.

Preschool E

(3–5 yrs) 1:5
These advanced preschoolers will learn how to react if they fall unexpectedly into deep water. They’ll develop breath control, master short swims using front and back crawl, and begin developing whip kick.

Swimmer Levels

Our Swimmer program ensures that children learn how to swim before they get in too deep. Swimmer progressions accommodate 5 to 12-year-olds including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics. We stress plenty of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. Water Smart® education is incorporated into all levels.

Swimmer 1

1:5
These beginners will become comfortable opening their eyes and exhaling underwater. They will be introduced to floating, gliding and kicking and jumping into the water. This level is geared to those who are over 5 and have not learned to submerge underwater and have little or no swimming experience.

Swimmer 2

1:5
Participants will jump into deep water and learn to support themselves with an aid. Learn the foundation of effective whip kick. They will build confidence in both deep and shallow water, and develop front and back crawl over short distances.

Swimmer 3

1:6
These swimmers will dive, jump and roll into the water and develop water-smart attitudes. They will improve their front and back crawl, tread water add propulsion to their whip kick, swim underwater and continue to build endurance with swims of up to 50 meters.

Swimmer 4

1:6
These swimmers will refine both entry and surface dives. They will learn eggbeater kick, sculling and breaststroke while continuing to improve their front and back crawl and work towards a 100 meter endurance swim.

Swimmer 5

1:6
These swimmers will master shallow dives, eggbeater and foot-first sculling. Surface dives will take them down to underwater swims while sprints and interval training will improve both the efficiency and endurance of their breaststroke, front and back crawls.

Swimmer 6

1:6
These swimmers will perfect their swimming strokes while building up to a 300 meter endurance swim. They will perfect a variety of movement and underwater skills while continuing to build fitness and efficiency through sprints and interval swim training.

Canadian Swim Patrol

Swim Patrol is the on-ramp to lifeguarding for 9–12-year-olds who are ready to go beyond swim lessons. Swim Patrol has 3 levels: Rookie, Ranger & Star. Content is organized in 3 groups – Water Pro efficiency, First Aid, and Rescue. Swim Patrol develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on Water Smart® behaviour. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment.

Swim Patrol Rookie (Swimmer 7)

1:8
These swimmers will begin the exciting journey into advanced swimming and basic lifesaving. They’ll improve their strokes, speed and endurance, while learning techniques that can save lives. Perfect for kids looking for more than simply swimming lessons.

Swim Patrol Ranger (Swimmer 8)

1:8
These junior lifesavers will continue to build strength, efficiency and fitness through workouts and drills designed to improve their strokes and skills. They’ll learn the rescue and first aid skills that will help them make wise choices around the water.

Swim Patrol Star (Swimmer 9)

1:8
Stars perfect their strokes with challenging workouts, sprints and endurance swims. They’ll learn essential lifesaving and rescue techniques and build a strong foundation for success in the advanced lifesaving program.

 

Walk-Over Service

From OJCS: For children registered in a group or private lesson beginning at 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.

From Early Beginnings: For children registered in a group or private lesson beginning at 4:30 pm or later Monday – Friday.

A member of our aquatics team will pick-up your child, help them get changed, and bring them to their lesson. After their swimming lesson parents can pick their children up or register them in the After School Care program for an additional fee.

For After School Care prices contact Gail Leiff (613) 798-9818 ext. 303 gleiff@jccottawa.com

 

Price/Info Table

Class Duration  Length Min.
Class Size
Max.
Class Size
Members Walk Over
Service
Non
Members
Parent & Tot
1,2,3
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
30 min. 6 12 $84
$94
$123
$138
Preschool
A,B,C
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
30 min. 1 3 $112
$126
+$45 $145
$163
Preschool
D,E
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
LOW RATIO
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
30 min.

3

 

1

5

 

3

$101
$113
$115
$129
+$45 $157
$176
$187
$210
Swimmer 1,2 8 Weeks
9 Weeks
LOW RATIO
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
30 min.

2

 

1

5

 

3

$91
$102
$115
$129
+$45 $146
$164
$187
$210
Swimmer
3, 4, 5, 6
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
LOW RATIO
8 Weeks
9 Weeks
45 min.

3

 

1

6

 

4

$94
$105
$112
$126
+$45 $146
$164
$184
$207
Swim Patrol 8 Weeks
9 Weeks
45 min. 4 8 $102
$114
+$45 $164
$186

Winter 2020

Missed classes cannot be made up.

Day Session Weeks No Class
Wednesday January 8–March 11 9 February 19
Thursday January 9–March 12 9 February 20

Wednesday Session

January 8–March 11 • 9 Weeks
No class: February 19

Preschool A 4:00-4:30 pm
Preschool B 5:00-5:30 pm
Preschool C 4:30-5:00 pm
Preschool D 4:00-4:30 pm
Swimmer 2 5:30-6:00 pm
Swimmer 3 4:30-5:15 pm

 LOW RATIO  Thursday Session

January 9–March 12 • 9 Weeks
No class: February 20

Preschool A 4:30-5:00 pm
Preschool B 4:00-4:30 pm
Preschool C 5:30-6:00 pm
Preschool D  4:00-4:30 pm
Swimmer 1 5:00-5:30 pm
Swimmer 2  5:00-5:30 pm
Swimmer 3  5:15-6:00 pm
Swimmer 4 4:00-4:45 pm
Swimmer 5  4:30-5:15 pm
Swimmer 6  5:00-5:45 pm

SWIM FIT FOR KIDS

Intermediate swimming workout with stroke correction.  Must be able to swim 10 lengths comfortably and know front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.  This is not a learn to swim program.

Sunday, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Winter: January 5–March 8 • 9 Weeks
No class: February 16

Monday, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Winter: January 7 – March 4 • 9 Weeks
No class: February 17     

Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Winter: January 8 – March 11 • 9 weeks
No class: February 19

1 class a week             $115/session
2 classes a week          $195/session
3 classes a week          $265/session

 

SPRING SESSION

Day Session Weeks No class
Sunday April 19 – June 21 9 May 17
Monday April 20 – June 22 9 May 18
Tuesday April 21 – June 23 10
Wednesday April 22 – June 24 10
Thursday April 23 – June 25 9 May 28
Friday April 24 – June 26 9 May 29

 

Price/Info Table *Note: Missed classes cannot be made up.

 

Class

Duration

Length

Min.  class size

Max. class size

Members

Walk Over Service

 Non-Members

Parent & Tot 1, 2, 3 9 weeks

30 min

6 12 $94

$138

Preschool A, B, C 9 weeks

30 min

1 3 $112 +$45

$145

10 weeks

$125

$161

Preschool D, E 9 weeks

30 min

3

5 $113 +$45

$176

10 weeks

$126

$195

Low Ratio

9 weeks

30 min

1

3 $129 +$45

$210

10 weeks

$143

$233

Swimmer 1, 2 9 weeks

30 min

2 5 $102

+$45

 

$164

10 weeks

$113

$182

Low Ratio

9 weeks

30 min

1 3 $129 +$45

$210

10 weeks

$143

$233

Swimmer 3, 4, 5, 6 9 weeks

45 min

3

6

$105

+$45

$164

10 weeks

$116

$182

Low Ratio

9 weeks

45 min

1

4

$126

+$45

$207

10 weeks

$140

$230

Swim Patrol 9 weeks

45 min

4

8

$114

$186

 

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION

April 19 – June 21 • 9 weeks     

No Class: May 17

Parent & Tot 1 

  • 9:30-10:00 am
  • 10:00-10:30 am

Parent & Tot 2

  • 10:00-10:30 am
  • 11:00-11:30 am

Parent & Tot 3

  • 10:30-11:00 am
  • 11:30-12:00 pm

Preschool A

  • 9:00-9:30 am
  • 9:30-10:00 am
  • 10:00-10:30 am
  • 11:00-11:30 am

Preschool B  

  • 10:00-10:30 am
  • 11:00-11:30 am

Preschool C 

  • 10:00-10:30 am
  • 10:30-11:00 am

Preschool D
10:30-11:00 am

Preschool E 
9:30-10:00 am

Swimmer 1   
9:30-10:00 am

Swimmer 2 
10:30-11:00 am

Swimmer 3  
9:00-9:45 am

Swimmer 4
9:45-10:30 am

Swimmer 5
10:30-11:15 am

Swimmer 6 
11:15-12:00 pm

 

SUNDAY EVENING SESSION

April 19 – June 21 • 9 weeks

No Class: May 17

Preschool A
5:30-6:00 pm

Preschool B   

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool C

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 5:30-6:00 pm

Preschool D
4:00-4:30 pm

Preschool E
4:00-4:30 pm

Swimmer 1
4:00-4:30 pm

Swimmer 2  

  • 4:30-5:00 pm
  • 5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 3

  • 4:30-5:15 pm
  • 5:15-6:00 pm

Swimmer 4 
5:00-5:45 pm

Swimmer 5  
4:45-5:30 pm

Swimmer 6
4:00-4:45 pm

Rookie (SW7)
5:15-6:00 pm

Ranger (SW8)
5:15-6:00 pm

Star (SW9)
4:30-5:15 pm

MONDAY SESSION                                  

April 20– June 22 • 9 weeks

No class: May 18

Preschool A 
4:00-4:30 pm

Preschool B

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 4:45-5:15 pm

Preschool C  

  • 4:30-5:00 pm
  • 5:15-5:45 pm

Preschool D 
5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool E 
4:00-4:30 pm

Swimmer 1
4:30-5:00 pm

Swimmer 2

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 3 
4:00-4:45 pm

Swimmer 4
5:15-6:00 pm

Swimmer 5  
4:30-5:15 pm

Swimmer 6
4:30-5:15 pm

 

 

LOW RATIO – TUESDAY SESSION

April 21– June 23  • 10 weeks

Preschool A 
5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool B 

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 4:30-5:00 pm

Preschool C  

  • 4:30-5:00 pm
  • 5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool D

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 4:30-5:00 pm

Preschool E 
4:00-4:30pm

Swimmer 1 
5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 2

  • 5:00-5:30 pm
  • 5:30-6:00 pm

Swimmer 3
5:15-6:00 pm

Swimmer 4 

  • 4:30-5:15 pm
  • 5:15-6:00 pm

Swimmer 5 
5:15-6:00 pm

Swimmer 6 
4:30-5:15 pm

 

WEDNESDAY SESSION              

April 22 – June 24 • 10 weeks

Preschool A
4:00-4:30 pm

Preschool B

  • 4:30-5:00 pm
  • 5:30-6:00 pm

Preschool C

  • 4:30-5:00 pm
  • 5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool D
5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool E
5:30-6:00 pm

Swimmer 2
5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 3
4:30-5:15 pm

Swimmer 4
4:00-4:45 pm

Swimmer 5/6
5:15-6:00 pm

 

LOW RATIO – THURSDAY SESSION

April 23 – June 25 • 9 weeks

No Class: May 28

Preschool A 
4:30-5:00 pm

Preschool B
4:00-4:30 pm

Preschool C
5:30-6:00 pm

Preschool D/E
4:00-4:30 pm

Swimmer 1
5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 2 

  • 4:00-4:30 pm
  • 5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 3
5:15-6:00 pm

Swimmer 4

  • 4:00-4:45 pm
  • 4:45-5:30 pm

Swimmer 5
4:30-5:15 pm

Swimmer 6
5:00-5:45 pm

 

FRIDAY SESSION 

April 24 – June 26 • 9 weeks

No Class: May 29

Preschool A 
4:00-4:30 pm

Preschool B  
4:30-5:00 pm

Preschool C
4:30-5:00 pm

Preschool D 
5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool E 
5:00-5:30 pm

Swimmer 1
5:30-6:00 pm

Swimmer 2
4:00-4:30 pm

Swimmer 3/4 
4:30-5:15 pm

Swimmer 5/6  
5:15-6:00 pm

SWIM FIT FOR KIDS

Intermediate swimming workout with stroke correction.  Must be able to swim 10 lengths comfortably and know front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.  This is not a learn-to-swim program.

Sunday 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
April 19 – June 21 • 9 weeks
No Class: May 17

Monday 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
April 20– June 22 • 9 weeks
No class: May 18              

Wednesday 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
April 22 – June 24 • 10 weeks

1 class per week                  $115/session
2 classes per week                  $195/session
3 classes per week                  $250/session

Summer Sunday Specials

7 Lessons for Price of 6:

Sunday, July 5 – August 16  

  • Parent & Tot 1            10:00-10:30am
  • Parent & Tot 2             10:30-11:00am
  • Parent & Tot 3            11:00-11:30am

$63 SJCC Members • $92 Non Members

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