Lemelman Family Pool
Our Natatorium consists of a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, kiddie pool and whirlpool. Lap lanes are always available in the Lemelman Family Pool. The pool is equipped with a handicapped chair lift. Register for swim classes at the Welcome Desk.
Has the class you wanted already started? In many cases, you can still register and pay a pro-rated fee! Keep an eye out for updated classes, as we often add new programs to accommodate the demand.
Bathing caps are available at the Welcome Desk. All bathers age 5+ must wear a bathing cap. Children under age 10 must be directly supervised by an adult.
Infant, Children and Teens
All classes are 13 sessions
Ages: 6–18 months
Designed to make the water a safe and comfortable place for your child. Emphasis is placed on bubble blowing, lots of cuddles and plain fun! Parent must be in water with their child for this class. Children must wear swim diapers.
Ages: 18–36 months
A special time for parents and children together. Focus is on the comfort with water readiness skills. Parents must be in the water with their child for this class. Children must wear swim diapers.
This class is designed to introduce the pre-swimmer and parent to the fundamentals of swimming. Focus is on floating, gliding and breathing basics. Emphasis is on making the child independent of the parent. Parents must be in the water with their child for this class. Children must wear swim diapers if not toilet trained.
Swim IV (Beginner)
For children with no swimming experience who are fearful of the water.
Sunday, 11:30am–12:00pm; 12:00–12:30pm
Swim V (Advanced Beginner)
For children who are comfortable in water and can swim several feet unaided. Introduction to the front and back crawl.
Swim VI (Intermediate)
For swimmers who can swim 25 yards (1 lap) non-stop and know basic front crawl and backstroke. Introduction to breaststroke and fine-tuning of swim techniques.
Swim VII (Advanced)
For the more skilled swimmer who can swim 50 yards (2 lengths of pool) non-stop. Swimmers begin to learn the butterfly stroke. We concentrate on fine-tuning techniques and building endurance for all strokes.
Private Lessons (1 child)
Fee $60 / members $40 (half-hour)
10 half-hour sessions $550 / members $325
Semi-Private Lessons (2 children)
Fee $90 / members $55 (half-hour)
10 half-hour sessions $850 / members $475
If you are able to swim 300 yards continuously, surface dive nine feet and recover a brick, swim 20 yards holding the brick above water and pass a skills and written test, you can become a lifeguard. Upon successful completion, participants acquire Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, CPR, AED and First Aid training. Course is required for all Nassau County Lifeguard Tests. Four classes per session. You must attend all classes in a session, no exceptions. There is one, four-hour, deep water session at Nassau Aquatics Center Pool (given on one of the course dates). Class size limited to 20 participants.
June Course: Pretest May 29
Course dates: June 2, 9, 16, 23
Fee $500 / members $400
Special Needs Aquatic Program
Come learn to swim! Our program is geared specifically for the high-functioning child with special needs and provides experienced instructors and a low student-to-instructor ratio. Made possible in part through the Harry & Talia Gross Family Fund. For more information, contact the Fitness Welcome Desk at ext. 139.
Fee $500 / members $400
Sunday, 11:30am–12:15pm & 12:15–1:00pm
SNAP Swim Team
This program is geared to the high-functioning child who can swim one length of the pool. For more information, contact Fitness Welcome Desk at ext. 139.
We welcome competitive swimmers willing to participate in all JCC swim meets. Must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards). The Barracudas compete in the Metro League with area JCC teams. The team is comprised of four groups based on age and ability level.
Barracudas in Training (B.I.T.s)
October – April
Interested in joining the Swim Team but not ready for the commitment or competition required? A skills intensive program which focuses on strokes, turns, starts and endurance. Must be able to swim one lap (25 yards) with proper form in crawl and breast stroke. Class meets twice a week plus Sundays. Must pick Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday practice time. Fee includes swim team bathing suit, sweat shirt, t-shirt and bathing cap.
Fee $725 / members $525
Barracudas Swim Team
Head Coach: Bill Catania
Interested in swimming competitively? All swimmers must compete at the Metro League swim meets against other area JCCs. Team is divided into groups, based on age and ability.
Tryouts are mandatory for all swimmers. (Note: Team size is limited. Members receive priority as long as they try out on member tryout dates).
Novice (Ages: 6-10) is for the beginner swimmer. Skills intensive. Group meets Monday-Thursday, 5:30–6:15pm and Sunday (if no meets) 2:30-3:30pm. Two practices a week are recommended. Sunday practice is strongly encouraged.
Age Group (8-12) is for swimmers whose abilities need refinement. A transition group from the novice to junior group. Time is divided equally between skills development and learning to train. Group meets Monday-Thursday, 6:15-7:15pm and Sunday (if no meets), 2:30-3:30pm. Three practices a week are recommended. Sunday practice strongly encouraged.
Junior Group (Ages: 9-12) is for the more advanced younger swimmer with the requisite skills for this training intensive workout. Group occasionally works with senior group. Group meets Monday-Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm and on Sunday (if no meets) from 3:30-5:00pm. Four practices a week are recommended; Sunday practice strongly encouraged.
Senior Group (Ages: 10-17) is for the serious swimmer. This group swims Monday- Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm and Sunday (if no meets), 3:30-5:00pm.
Swim Team Fee $1,100 / members $800
Varsity Swim Fee $550 / members $400
Stand Up Paddle Yoga
Stand Up Paddle Yoga adds variety and a new challenge to your yoga practice. It requires more core strength and balance using stabilizing muscles you don’t normally use when practicing on your studio floor.
Fee $195 / members $150
Class is limited to six participants
Adult Recreational Swim
For adults who want to refine their skills and increase endurance.
Adult Training Swim
A great workout for the intermediate to advanced swimmer to fine-tune the breaststroke, front and backstroke.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Fee $20 / members FREE
Arthritis Aquatic Exercise
A gentle, full-body workout in the pool focusing on flexibility and range of motion. Great for all types of joint and muscle pain.
Tuesday and Friday
Fee $10 / members FREE
MS Aquatics Class
A full body workout for adults with Multiple Sclerosis. Emphasis on balance and walking.
Fee $10 / members $5
Advance registration required
1-on-1 Swim Lessons
Private lessons (one adult) per 1/2 hour
Fee $60 / members $40
10 class package $550 / members $325
Semi-private Lessons (two adults) per 1/2 hour
Fee $90 / members $55
10 class package $850 / members $475
Red Cross Certified Classes
We offer adult, child and infant CPR, AED Training Courses & EPI Pen Administration. American Red Cross certified classes. Learn to save a life! Individuals, groups or businesses welcome.
Seniors Swim Class
Learn or relearn how to swim based on your skills. Instructor customizes a plan for each senior to get them swimming a stroke that is least difficult to their specific situation.
Fee $150 / members $100
Danny Kurinskas, Aquatics Director, 516-484-1545, ext. 162, firstname.lastname@example.org