Aquatics at the JCC

For fun and fitness

The York JCC’s aquatics program offers the following amenities:

  • 6 lane, 25 yard indoor pool (kept at 84-86°F) and is 4-8 feet deep
  • 10 person whirlpool (kept at 104°F) located on the pool deck
  • Wet sauna
  • Dry sauna

The pool offers water aerobic classes, lap swimming, swim lessons, and open swim. 

See Pool Rules

Fall 2 Lap Lanes | Water Fitness Classes | Open Swim Schedules | Swim Lessons

We also offer lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, AED, water safety instructor, at various times throughout the year. Information will be posted when classes are offered.


Water Fitness Class Descriptions

Aqua Fit improves overall strength and endurance using water resistance and low-impact training in shallow water while increasing range of motion.
Aqua Stand Up is an indoor paddle boards class that offers an overall body workout.  The class uses stretch cords, board and paddle that are provided during the class.
Aqua Zumba incorporates dance and fitness moves to mostly Latin music.   This class offers cardio conditioning and body toning while splashing, twisting, and laughing.
Arthritis is a certified Arthritis Foundation program aimed at those suffering from arthritis and other joint problems. A physician’s approval is recommended.
Shake, Rattle, and Move is a cardio class designed to music and uses various equipment,  noodles, dumb bells, and balls.
Stretch-N-Flex is a mild cardiovascular program designed to improve balance and stamina. Perfect for beginners and takes place in shallow water.
Tone-N-Flex will get those muscles in shape while working your heart. This is a higher cardio class.
Water Cardio is a fast-paced cardio workout in the shallow end.
Water in Motion is a high-energy, calorie-burning workout. To view a video of the program visit:  www.waterinmotion.com
Water in Motion Platinum is a shallow water, low-impact class that offers deconditioned participants a fun workout. To view a video of the program visit:  www.waterinmotion.com
Water in Motion Strength is a shallow water, muscular endurance, power, and overall tone workout using aqua dumbbells to music. To view a video of the program visit:  www.waterinmotion.com

We are honored to offer a variety of aquatics programs.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR SWIM LESSONS

• When entering the building, members will be asked to swipe their membership card at the front desk, non-members will be required to show ID and sign in to the building.
• There is a women’s, men’s, and family locker room available to change into and out of swimming suits and showers that can be used after class.
• Children 6 years of age and older are to use the same gender locker room or they may use the family locker room with a guardian.
• Parents and spectators are not permitted on the pool deck during swim lessons.
• There are no make-up classes for missed classes or classes that are canceled due to inclement weather.
• If there are special needs or concerns, please email patty@yorkjcc.org before the start of the session.

Session Dates

Fall 2: October 31-December 19, 2022
Registration for members October 17 and non members October 24th

Winter: January 2-February 19, 2023
Registration for members December 19 and non members December 26th

Spring 1: February 20-April 9, 2023
Registration for members February 6 and non members February 13th

Spring 2: April 10- May 20, 2023
Registration for members March 27 and non members April 3rd

Summer: May 29-August 27, 2023
Registration to be announced

Group Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are taught in accordance with the American Red Cross standards. Parent and Child classes are available for children 6 months to 4 years of age. Preschool Levels 1-3 for children 4-5 years of age and Levels 1-4 are available for children 6 years and older.

Parent and Child Aquatics Lessons

Parents are taught how to safely work with their child in the water and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try new skills. Parents will be taught different holding positions, how to take them underwater, and how to work on kicking and moving arms.
1 parent must be in the pool with each child and 2 parents may be in the class with each child.

Children must wear swim diapers into the pool.

Preschool Swimming Level 1 Lessons (4 - 5 Years)

Participants are taught the most elementary skills in the pool. They are taught how to get into and out of the pool, blow bubbles, go underwater, and kick on their front without floatation.

Preschool Swimming Level 2 Lessons (4 - 5 Years)

This marks the beginning of independent learning. Participants should already be comfortable in the pool without floatation, blow bubbles, go under water and kick on their front.

Preschool Swimming Level 3 Lessons (4 - 5 Years)

Participants are provided more guided practice on skills learned in preschool level 2. Learn how to coordinate arm and leg action while putting their face under water and swimming independently.

Level 1 Lessons- Intro To Water (6+ Years)

Elementary aquatic skills and basic water safety are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water. Skills taught are bubble blowing, floating, kicking, arm action and all done without floatation.

Level 2 Lessons- Fundamental Aquatic Skills (6+ Years)

Objective is to give the participants success with fundamental skills. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Skills learned are floating front and back unsupported, swimming with arms and legs 5-10 yards without support and jumping into the pool without support.

Level 3 Lessons- Stroke Development (6+ Years)

Participants will improve their skills while increasing distances (1 lap of the pool). Skills learned in level 3 diving, rotary breathing, front crawl, elementary backstroke and scissor kick.

Level 4 Lessons- Stroke Improvement (6+ Years)

Participants will improve their skills while increasing distances using the learned strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke, and scissors kick) Swimmers will learn the arms for the scissor kick, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Private Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are taught in accordance with the American Red Cross standards. Parent and Child classes are available for children 6 months to 4 years of age. Preschool Levels 1-3 for children 4-5 years of age and Levels 1-4 are available for children 6 years and older.

Private Swim Lessons (4+ years)

ne-on-one instruction with a certified water safety instructor. Lessons are ½ hour and arrangements for lessons can be made by contacting aquatic director, Patty Smith Neidigh patty@yorkjcc.org.

Private Partner Lessons (4+ years)

2 people per lesson with a certified water safety instructor. Participants must be of the same swimming ability and you are responsible for having a partner. Lessons are ½ hour and arrangements for lessons can be made by contacting aquatic director, Patty Smith Neidigh patty@yorkjcc.org.

PRIVATE LESSONS

6 LessonsMember Rate $230Non Member Rate $285
10 LessonsMember Rate $325Non Member Rate $415

PARTNER LESSONS

6 LessonsMember Rate $180Non Member Rate $215
10 LessonsMember Rate $250Non Member Rate $300

Parents are not permitted on the deck during swim lessons.

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