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JCC Operating Hours

Normal Facility Operating Hours

Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fitness Center Hours

Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gaelen Center for the Arts

Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Open Gymnasium Hours

SundayCLOSED

Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SaturdayCLOSED

Membership Office Hours

Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Track Hours

Sunday 7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 9:45 pm

Friday 5:30 am - 5:45 pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 5:45 pm

Holiday Hours 2017 - 2018

Monday, September 04

Labor Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 21

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1

Friday, September 22

Rosh Hashanah, Day 2

Friday, September 29

Kol Nidre 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, September 30

Yom Kippur

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 31

New Year's Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, January 01

New Year's Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, March 30

Erev Passover 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 31

Passover, Day 1

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, July 04

Independence Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Swim Lessons

SWIM LESSONS

Payment will be charged at registration. Class placement is based on current swimming ability. For swim schedule, including dates and times, please click here.

 

NEW! Summer Splash Courses

Come and Join us for our 2- week intensive summer crash course. A fast way to improve your swimming skills. For ages 3 to 16.

Course Dates:
6/18-6/28 • 7/2-7/12 • 7/16-7/26 • 7/30-8/9 • 8/13-8/23

Summer Fun

Bring your children to our new aquatic events to enjoy snorkeling, water polo, and aqua cycle all in one place. The one hour class will include 2 different activities.

Sunday, July 8th 2:00pm – (aquacycle/introduction to water polo) Register Now
Sunday, July 15 2:00pm – (snorkeling/introduction to water polo) Register Now
Sunday, July 29  2:00pm – (aquacycle/ introduction to water polo) Register Now

Pricing:
1 session – M: $20/G: $25
3 session – M: $55/G: $70

Starts and Turn Clinic

Improve your starts, learn flip turns, and get ready for the swim team or just have fun by learning new skills.

7/9-7/25 • Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00-6:45pm • 6 sessions – M: $140/G: $180 Register Now

7/10-7/26 • Tuesdays and Thursdays  • 6:00-6:45pm • 6 sessions – M: $140/G: $180 Register Now

Mini – Guards

Mini guards provide children ages 9 to 14 with the foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills need to become a lifeguard.

4 – 1-hour sessions • M: $100/ G: $150 Register Now
$50 discount for lifeguard class

Stefanie Dudar

Assistant Manager, Aquatics

(973) 530-3929

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Parent & Child Swim Lessons

Ages: 6 months – 3 years old

Parent/Child Swim Lessons (6 months – 14 months)
Parent/Child swim lesson ratio is 10:1 – Class time is 25 minutes

The Parent/Child class is an interactive class designed for young children to gain confidence in and around the water. Emphasis is placed on learning through fun by using songs, games and colorful equipment we introduce the following skills: floating, breathe control, gentle submersions, survival skills, and learning tips and tricks.  Parents are required to participate in the water with your child during the class so come prepared to get wet and have fun.

Parent/Child Swim Lessons (15 months – 36 months)
Parent/Child swim lesson ratio is 10:1 – Class time is 25 minutes

The Parent/Child class is an interactive class designed for young children to gain confidence in and around the water. Emphasis is placed on learning through fun by using songs, games and colorful equipment we introduce the following skills: floating, breathe control, gentle submersions, survival skills, and learning tips and tricks.  Parents are required to participate in the water with your child during the class so come prepared to get wet and have fun.

Minnow Swim Lessons (2 – 3 years)
Student-teacher ratio is 4:1 – Class time is 25 minutes

The Minnow level swim lesson is designed for children who have taken our parent/child swim lesson and have the confidence to begin learning swimming techniques on their own. This class will help your child transition to learning swimming skills such as floating, breathe control, survival skills and self-confidence as well as learning to sit and follow instructions from a swim instructor. Children will be required to be signed off from the parent/child class prior to participating in this level.

Preschool Swim Lessons

Ages: approximately 3 to 5 years.

An evaluation for all new students is required to help ensure proper class placement.
Contact us for your complimentary evaluation: [email protected] or 973-530-3515.

Payment Will Occur At Registration.

Level 1 – Tadpole: (3- 5 years)

This introductory class is for children who are new to swimming or nervous in the water. Our goal is to develop confidence, breath control and proper body position with instructor assistance. Positive reinforcement is critical to help the child build trust and confidence. Graduates will be able to do 10 relaxed bobs, front float for 5 seconds, get in the ready position, jump to teacher from the wall and relax in an assisted back float.

Level 2 – Turtle: (3- 5 years)

This level is for children who are comfortable in the pool and will go underwater without the assistance of an instructor.  This level focuses on learning basic stroke technique, improving floating skills, kicking strength and survival skills. Graduates will be able to back float for 10 seconds, do proper kicking techniques on their front and back, swim 5 yards front stroke unassisted to the wall and dive down to pick something up from the bottom of the pool.

Level 3 – Seal: (3- 5 years)

This level is for children who are able to swim independently and are ready to learn the basics of all four competitive strokes. In this advanced level graduates will be able to swim freestyle with rollovers for 15 yards, swim backstroke 15 yards, elementary backstroke, dolphin kicks, breaststroke kicks, and safe sit dives.

Grade School Swim Lessons

Ages: 6-12 years old

Level 1 – Stingray:
Student/teacher ratio is 6:1 – class time is 25 minutes

This level is to build confidence and learn basic water safety skills through fun and games. Graduates will be able to kick on their front and back 25 yards, jump in the water and recover safely, elementary backstroke, front crawl for 25 yards, tread water and swim underwater for 10 seconds or more.

Level 2 – Otter:
Student/teacher ratio is 6:1 – class time is 25 minutes

This level focuses on introducing all four competitive strokes. Graduates will be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.

Level 3 – Dolphin:
Student/teacher ratio is 6:1 – class time is 25 minutes

In this level, an emphasis will be placed on refining technique in all 4 competitive strokes.  Graduates will be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke, know dolphin kick and breaststroke kick and be able to tread water for 2 minutes.

Stroke Development  (5-8 years old)
Student/teacher ratio is 6:1 – class time is 30 minutes

The stroke development class is for students who have advanced through the swim lesson levels and are able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, and breaststroke.

This level will refine stroke mechanics for all four of the competitive swim strokes. Endurance will be a key focus of this class and students will also be taught about the competitive world of swimming including competitive starts, turns, and specific stroke techniques.

Pre-Teen Stroke Development (9-12 years old)
Student/teacher ratio is 6:1 – class time is 30 minutes

The focus of each class is to build an environment for youth to practice swimming skills in a supportive, inspiring and non-competitive atmosphere while maintaining a healthy exercise routine.  Graduates will be able to swim a continuous 100 IM, perform flip turns and tread water for at least 2 minutes.

Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 13+ years old

Teen Swim Lessons (13 – 17 years)
Student/teacher ratio is 6:1

Stroke Development: The focus of each class is to build an environment for youth to practice swimming skills in a supportive, inspiring and non-competitive atmosphere while maintaining a healthy exercise routine.  Graduates will be able to swim a continuous 100 IM, perform flip turns and tread water for at least 2 minutes.

Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 18+)
Student/teacher ratio is 8:1

It is never too late to learn how to swim or to refine swim strokes. Whether you are a new to swimming or an experienced triathlete, our adult swim classes can assist you with your needs.  Our adult swim lessons are a positive way to gain confidence and learn how to swim while in a supported environment.

Private Swim Lessons

While our Swim classes are open to all members of our community we reserve participation in private and semi-private swim lessons to our Full Center Members. Should you wish to purchase a JCC Membership, we offer many options so you can select the one that best suits your family situation.

If you are a full center member and decide to enroll in private swim lessons, please let us know something about your children’s swim level and goals as well as the days and times of day that they would be available to come for swim lessons. This will help us find appropriate instructors and pool space.

Payment can be made in person at the JCC or by calling the aquatics department at 973-530-3515. Member needs to stop at the Aquatic Center on their way to the pool to have a lesson receipt printed and deducted from their account. Member must sign this receipt and present it to your instructor before beginning your lesson. Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons expire one year from date of purchase.