Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim

The JCC is proud of our long-standing reputation in New York City for outstanding swim instruction for children and adults of all ages starting as young as 6 months old. Private lessons are offered in both the Main Pool and Training Pool throughout the year. 

About the JCC Swim School:

Our swim school welcomes swimmers of all abilities with the goal of creating water-safe, capable, and confident swimmers taught by our top-notch team of nurturing, creative and experienced instructors. From parent + child classes starting at 6 months old to drop-off classes for children 2.5-14 years old as well as private lessons for swimmers of all ages, the JCC Swim School can meet every need. 

We provide our families with a warm, personalized experience and empower our swimmers to become brave and strong in the water as well enabling a lifelong love of aquatics! We are proud that our Aquatics leadership have been specially trained to integrate a social/emotional lens on children’s instruction, which aims to teach fundamental skills in a safe and joyful environment, using swim to build physical and emotional strength and self-esteem both in and out of the pool! Ask us more about how JCC Aquatics is distinguished from other swim schools.

About Private Swim:

Choosing private swim lessons for yourself or your child enables the most customized approach to developing water confidence and skills on a schedule that works best for your family. Private lessons can also help the most tentative swimmers or those who benefit from more one-on-one attention make substantial progress in swim development. More experienced swimmers can benefit from the individualization that private instruction provides to advance stroke proficiency, prepare for a personal goal like a race or meet, or simply enjoy being coached by a top aquatics professional to refine swimming goals. Private swim lessons can be purchased in packs of 10 and 20. JCC members are eligible for discounts on private swim lessons year-round. 

How To Book Private Lessons:

If you are interested in booking lessons, please complete this private swim request form. Our Personal Services team will make every effort to fulfill your request, or contact you with alternatives, along with information on how to finalize your reservation. Private swim instruction is offered daily in both pools. 

Instructor requests are accepted. We appreciate your understanding that we may not be able to guarantee preferred schedule or instructor availability; however, we will do our best to accommodate you. 

  • One parent/caregiver may accompany a swimmer to the pool deck, and will be subject to all current JCC health and safety protocols. 
  • Swim cap is required and use the on-deck showers for a pre/post-swim rinse. 
  • The 5th and 6th floor locker rooms are available for your use at your convenience.
  • Towel service is provided 
  • We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for all cancellations, please contact the instructor directly.

Once you have completed the form, our Private Swim Coordinator will reach out to assist with your request. We strive to accommodate everyone’s schedules and we appreciate your patience while we work to get you scheduled as quickly as possible!

We look forward to seeing you on the pool deck at the JCC

Private Swim Request Form

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