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Levine JCC Swim School

The progressions and skills taught in the LJCC JAWS Swim School have been designed while keeping the overall developmental needs and stages in mind. All lessons are implemented and taught by highly skilled and trained instructors. Our swim school classes are designed for swimmers age 3 and up. Swimmers progress through different levels learning water safety and proper stroke technique in all four competitive strokes.

Summer 2020: Private Swim & ISR Lessons are open to members and non-members. Please click here to fill out a request form for Private Swim & ISR lessons.  A Swim Instructor will contact you to set up lessons. 

Private Swim Lesson Guidelines - Updated Summer 2020

2020 Fall Swim School Lessons: Infant Toddler, Preschool & K-5th

The progressions and skills taught in the LJCC JAWS Swim School have been designed while keeping the overall developmental needs and stages in mind. All lessons are implemented and taught by highly skilled and trained instructors. Our swim school classes are designed for swimmers age 3 and up. Swimmers progress through different levels learning water safety and proper stroke technique in all four competitive strokes. Group classes are between 2-5 students per coach (depending on level) and are 45 minutes in duration. To view pricing please click here.

Infant/Toddler & Transitional: 0-3 years old

Goggles & swim cap suggested. Lessons are divided into 3 class groups with specific goals. 
To view pricing & info please click here.

Infant/Toddler
September 27 – December 13 | 9:30 - 10:00am
No Class 9/20, 10/4, 10/11 & 11/29

Transitional Tot Class
September 16 - December 16 | 6:00 - 6:30pm
No Class 11/25

Preschool: 3-5 years old
Goggles & swim cap suggested. Lessons are divided into 3 class groups with specific goals. 
To view pricing & info please click here.

Sundays, 10:45am or 11:45am
September 13 – December 6
No Class 9/20, 10/4, 10/11 & 11/29

Mondays & Wednesdays l 1:15pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm
September 14 – December 7
No Class 9/28, 11/23 & 11/25

Tuesdays & Thursdays l 1:15pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm
September 15 – December 3
No Class 11/24 & 11/26

Fridays l 1:15pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm
September 18 – December 11
No Class 11/27

Youth Lessons: K - 5th Grade
Goggles & swim cap suggested. Lessons are divided into 3 class groups with specific goals. 
To view pricing & info please click here.

Sundays, 10:45am or 11:45am
September 13 – December 6
No Class 9/20, 10/4, 10/11 & 11/29

Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30pm
September 14 – December 7
No Class 9/28, 11/23 & 11/25

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm & 4:30pm
September 15 – December 3
No Class 11/24 & 11/26

Fridays, 3:30pm
September 18 – December 11
No Class 11/27

Swim School FAQs

Where do we enter when coming for fall group swim lessons and/or tennis programming?

You will enter through the outdoor pool complex for either of these programs. Please bring your child dressed and ready to swim; the drop-off point for swim school group lessons will be at the bottom of the steps near the J- Café.

Where should I wait for my child during the group swim school lesson?

Parents with children in swim school may wait outside on the top patio near the JCAFE OR wait in their car/somewhere to avoid overcrowding of the other waiting swim school parents. When walking through the pool deck/campus all patrons must be wearing a mask and practice social distancing.

Where will I pick- up my child after the group lessons?

There will be a designated release area at the bottom of the steps, just below the J- Café. Our swim instructors will escort each class out to that area. Please do not congregate outside of the indoor pool doors. Please social distance at the bottom of the steps while waiting on your child.

Where do I park when bringing my child for group swim lessons?

When you turn onto the LJCC campus and towards the aquatics complex you have access to the designated spaces near the outdoor pool entrance. Please be aware that during weekdays there are reserved spaces for Charlotte Jewish Preschool. Any spots outside of that reserved area available for LJCC patron parking. 7.

Will parents be permitted on the indoor pool deck during fall group swim lessons/ swim school?

To adhere to our health and safety protocols parents will not be allowed on the pool deck during their child’s lesson. 

Will I be allowed to go into the building during my child’s swim lesson?

There will be entry in to the building beyond the indoor pool area. If you are a LJCC member and need access to other parts of the building, you will need to use the main JCC entrance.

What restrooms will be available during swim school?

Right now there is one bathroom to use near the indoor pool, it is the one at the corner or the hallway near the indoor pool entrance. Patrons may use the restroom, but should not be using the shower as it is a single stall and they will take too much time which will not allow others to access the bathroom in a timely manner. Indoor pool users may also use the outdoor bubble bathrooms or single family bathroom near the lifeguard room. Our aquatics staff will escort your child to the restroom during the swim lesson.

Will my child have access to the indoor locker-rooms?

The indoor family locker- rooms will not be accessible. Please come to lessons dressed to swim. Please bring a towel or robe and be prepared to exit the facility immediately after the lessons.

What Covid-19 precautions will be taken during swim school?

On the first day of each session we will evaluate each student during the part of the first class. Please note: This is not applicable to Infant and Toddler and Transitional Tot Students. The purpose of this brief evaluation is to allow us to place the students in classes with other liked-skilled students. If your child has been in our swim school previously and we are aware of his/her skill level please be patient during this brief process on the first day of class. We typically call-up the K-5 age-group students first for these evaluations so the preschool students can remain safely with their parents until we are ready for their evaluations. If your child has never had a swim lesson or has any water-related anxiety please let me know by responding to this email.

What about holiday closings?

Please be sure to check the JCC website www.charlottejcc.org  for any upcoming holidays and no-class-days during the semester.

How long are the group swim classes?

Please arrive five minutes prior to the start time of your class; All classes will take place at our indoor pool; Preschool and K-5 Classes = 45 minutes; Infant and Toddler & Trans. /Tot Classes = 30 minutes.

What is the ratio for the group swim classes?

The maximum student to instructor ratio will be 4/1.

Who do I contact with questions regarding my child’s swim lesson progress?

Progress reports will be provided to parents at the mid- way point of the session. If you have questions prior to or after that point, please contact diana.barnes@charlottejcc.org and she will have your child’s individual instructor contact you directly.

What do I need to send to class with my child?

Please provide and send your child with goggles for their lessons. Also, if your child has long hair please also provide a swim cap. Parents of female students it’s also helpful for them to wear two-piece swim suits for lessons. There are several types of two- piece “tank-style” swim suits to choose from… this makes bathroom breaks during the lesson much more efficient. 

What happens if there is inclement weather policy?

The LJCC indoor pool does close for thunder and/or lighting. If you believe there is questionable weather prior to your child’s group lesson please contact the front desk (704-366-5007) for confirmation of the swim class. If you are a private lesson student please check with you individual instructor and if it is the “day of” the lessons (minutes prior to) you should call the front desk (704-366-5007) and ask to speak to the indoor pool extension, your specific instructor may be in the water and unable to reply to you call or text.  It is also our policy that if we have thunder/ lightening at 30 minutes into a group class that will be considered a completed class and a make- up will not be necessary.  ALL UPDATES/ CANCELLATIONS will be available on the Levine JCC Facebook Page, website.

What happens if my child is sick and must miss a class? 

We hope for consistency and ease of learning that your child will be able to attend all of their swim lessons however we realize this is not always possible. In order to provide the best swim experience for all our students we do not offer specific make-up classes or moving in and out of classes to make-up a missed class. The consistency between the instructor and students allows the students to receive an excellent lesson and improves the outcome for swimming success. Therefore if your child misses a class, we are unable to provide a make-up class for them. We are also unable to provide make-up classes for circumstances beyond our control.  This includes closings due to inclement weather and closing for “accidents” in the pool.

Swim Level Descriptions

Pre-School Beginner I

Student must be a minimum of 3 yrs. of age at first class and potty trained at first class. This class is for the very beginner swimmer and/or for those who are uncomfortable in the water. No prerequisites are required. This is class is intended for those students who have never participated in formal swim instruction. Instructors will work on basic water adjustment. Introduction to bubble blowing and face-in skill.

Pre-School Beginner II

This class is recommended for beginner swimmers with limited water experience. This student has possibly been introduced to formal swim lessons but is still considered a beginner swimmer. This student is not swimming independently without floatation devices. This student may or may not be adjusted to face in the water. 

Pre-School Intermediate

This student is comfortable in the water and has a small 2-3ft independent swim with face in the water. This student has been introduced to back stroke. Student will jump independently from side and swim back to the wall. This student has been introduced sitting and kneeling dives.

Pre-School Advanced

This student is able to take a breath and continue independent swimming a minimum of 3-6ft. This student has non- proficient independent back with continuation 3-6 ft. This student is able to tread water for a minimum of one minute. This student has a non- proficient breast stroke and non-proficient standing dive.

Pre-School Proficient

This student is able to swim multiple continual free style laps with face in water; has a proficient back stroke and breast stroke but needs refinement. 

Private Swim Lessons

No age restrictions (adult private lessons available)
All swim lessons are 30 minutes
Classes are held at the indoor pool

Private Pricing

½ Hour: M/$36 l NM/$42
Package of 5: M/$155 l NM/$184
Package of 8: M/$237 l NM/$278
15 minutes: Preschool Only M/$19 • NM/$23
Package of 10: M/$148 • NM/$190
Package of 16: M/$242 • NM/$315

Semi-Private Pricing
½ Hour: M/$26 l NM/$32
Package of 5: M/$103 l NM/$131
Package of 8: M/$148 l NM/$193
Clients must provide 24-hour cancellation notice to avoid possible charges to their lesson packages.

Infant Survival Swim Program at the J

ISR – Infant Swim Resource for ages: 6 months – 6 year olds

ISR goes beyond traditional swimming. ISR teaches very young children techniques designed to help them survive should they find themselves in the water alone.

Monday–Friday
Levine JCC Indoor Pool
For details, dates & lesson times please email diana.barnes@charlottejcc.org 
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General Guidelines

  • Parents must remain on JCC premises at all times (unless being transferred through our transfer program) .  Parents are to wait on the pool deck and stay clear of the pool edge at all times. Children may not be left unattended before or after their swim lessons. We find that sometimes its best for parents to leave the pool deck area during the actual lesson if your child is having a distraction issue.
  • Parents and instructors have expressed concerns that frequent make-ups are disruptive to the classes. The JCC Swim School does not offer make-up classes due to illness or any other personal reasons. We do however offer make-up classes due to weather related cancellations or pool incidents. If you are unavailable at the designated make-up lesson date and time your make-up lesson will be forfeited .
  • Please remove or ask the preschool to remove all Band-Aids. We recommend using liquid band-aids. Please be considerate and use discretion with wounds that have not healed sufficiently.
  • Children who are not completely toilet trained must wear a  swim diaper. Please have older children use the restroom before class begins.
  • Please do not bring or allow a sick child to be transferred to swim class. We ask, to avoid the spreading of illness any further, that you wait until your child is better before returning to swim class. If your child has a fever or a contagious disease, please keep your child home.
  • No food or drink is permitted on the pool deck
  • Please do not allow your child to enter the pool until the class is scheduled to begin. This is for their safety and the safety of the other children in the lessons.
  • Swimmers are not allowed to chew gum or have any type of hard candy during their swimming lesson
  • Please be conscience of the amount of food your child consumes prior to his/her swim lesson
  • Children must be fully potty trained to participate with the exception of Parent & Child classes.

Transfer Policies

  • The transfer program is provided courtesy of the Levine JCC and there is no additional charge. Transfer forms are available at the LJCC Customer Service Desk.
  • No child will be transferred from CJP/CJDS/J-Team without a signed transfer form. No transfers are made from CJDS on Friday.
  • Fill out one form per family if you have not already done so for the school year.
  • When you register, you must contact us to let us know that you want a transfer, and we’ll track your request electronically. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep contact information up-to-date.

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