The Kroll Family Aquatics Center at Sid Jacobson is the place for fun and fitness — where you can learn to swim, join a competitive team, earn lifeguard certification or simply enjoy a workout in the water.

Programs are tailored to every age and skill level, including modified instruction for special needs individuals and those living with cancer. With a six-lane lap pool, a kiddie pool and a relaxing hot tub, our facility is staffed by friendly, professional lifeguards and experienced instructors.

Swimming for all ages and abilities

Swimming is one of the most effective exercises because of its low-impact nature. People of all ages and levels of ability can benefit from it. Our six lane, 25-yard lap pool is always available for lap swimming during regular hours with dedicated lap lanes. Even during class times, two or more lanes remain open. Our Kroll Family Aquatics Center is staffed by a professional lifeguard at all times. Any of our trained professionals are happy to assist you. This pool is kept at a comfortable 82.5°F and is 3.5ft to 4.5ft to accommodate swimmers of all abilities.

Learning to Swim

Our heated kiddie pool is a perfect place to have a great time with your child! The kiddie pool goes from 6 inches to 18 inches deep and is a great place to get a child acclimated to the water, build confidence and give our young swimmers a place to play and have fun even at an early age. Getting started early is the key to success, and our kiddie pool is a great place to start!

Relaxing at the Spa

Our hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a workout and to relieve aches and pains from exercise, sports and work. Spa use is limited to eight people and those using the spa should observe all guidelines and only use the spa for no more than 15 minutes. The spa is kept at 102°F and is drained regularly to ensure clean, comfortable water for our members.


Fall 2017 Children + Adult Classes

Under the expert guidance of our swim instructors, we can help your child enhance his/her swimming ability in a safe & fun environment.

All bathers 5 years and older are required to wear a bathing cap, which may be purchased at the Fitness Welcome Desk. Children in the Toddler and Pre-Swimmer classes must wear swim diapers.

Please note: In situation of low enrollment, weekday classes may be combined.

$325 / members $195

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Ages: 6-18 months
Focus is on making the water safe and comfortable. Emphasis is placed on bubble blowing, floating, lots of cuddles and fun! Parents must be in the water with their child.
Sundays, 10-10:30am
Tuesdays, 10-10:30am
Saturdays, 10-10:30am

Ages: 18-36 months
Focus is on becoming comfortable in the water. Emphasis is on basic floating, kicking and aquatic safety. Parents must be in the water with their child.
Sundays, 10:30-11am
Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
Saturdays, 10:30-11am

Ages: 3-5 years
Introduces the fundamentals of swimming! The focus is on floating, gliding and breathing basics. Emphasis is making the child independent of the parent. Parents must be in the water with their children.
Sundays, 11:00–11:30am
Mondays, 3:30-4pm
Tuesdays, 11-11:30am
Wednesdays, 3:30-4pm
Saturdays, 11-11:30am

Ages: 5-10 years
For children who are inexperienced or fearful in water. Emphasis on safety skills. Learn the basic building blocks of swimming, basic kicks, arm pull, breathing and floating.
Sundays, 11:30am-12pm
Mondays, 4-4:30pm
Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm
Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm
Saturdays, 11:30am-12pm

Ages: 5-10 years
For children who are comfortable in the water, and can  swim several  feet unaided. Introduction to the front and back crawl, beginning breaststroke, floating and safety skills.
Sundays, 12-12:30pm
Mondays, 4:30-5pm
Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm
Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm

Ages: 6-11 years
Children learn breaststroke, beginners butterfly, fine-tune front and back crawl as well as endurance and safety skills.
Sundays, 12:30-1pm
Mondays, 5-5:30pm
Tuesdays, 5-5:30pm
Wednesdays, 5-5:30pm

Ages: 7-12 years
Emphasis on butterfly technique and fine tuning of the front and back crawl and breaststroke while working on endurance and safety skills.
Sundays, 1-1:45pm
Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15pm
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm

Ages: 18+ years
Must be able to swim at least two laps consecutively.
13 weeks
Begins Thursday, September 14
$355 / members $250

October 12 (Shemini Atzeret)
November 23 (Thanksgiving)


Private Swim

1-On-1 Private Swim

Our individuals lessons are great for all ages, from 6 months to adult. Our instructors will accommodate your schedule and meet your specific needs.

We’ll help you elevate your workout to the next level while increasing strength and endurance. Must be able to swim at least two laps consecutively.

Private half-hour lesson (1 swimmer)
$60 / members $40 per half hour

10 half-hour lessons (1 swimmer)
$550 / members $325 per package

Semi-private half-hour lesson (2 swimmers)
$90 / members $55 per half hour

10 half-hour lessons (2 swimmers)
$850 / members $475 per package

Learn to swim in a safe, supportive environment! The SNAP program is geared toward high-functioning children with varying abilities. Experienced adaptive instructors and individual attention provide participants with the encouragement and support they need to succeed in the water.

Private half-hour lesson (1 swimmer)
$55 / members $35 per half hour

Private 10 half-hour lessons (1 swimmer)
$500 / members $300 per package

Ages 4-13 years
Practice strokes, increase endurance and build self-esteem in a supportive environment while preparing for the Spring Special Olympics. New SNAP participants must complete three private lessons or a swim safety test to determine eligibility.
$450 / members $350

*All lessons are by appointment only

Support Our
Swim Team

Ages: 6-11 years
The BITS program is perfect for swimmer who want team structure and skill, but aren’t ready for the full intensity of a team practice. This program is for kids who can already swim a lap of freestyle.
Mondays – Thursdays, 5:30-6:15pm and
Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm
$750 / members $550

Ages: 6-16 years
This competitive swim team values hard work, integrity and sportsmanship. Perfect for swimmers who enjoy healthy, fun competition and want to reach new personal goals. Practice times based on team assignment.
Mondays – Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm and
Sundays, 2:30-5:00pm
$1,120 / members $820

Ages: 15-18 years
For high school swim team members missing part of the season due to school team obligations. A great way to improve performance and continue training in between seasons.
September through April
Mondays – Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm and
Sundays, 2:30-5:00pm
$570 / members $420

For more information on our Swim Teams or any of our Aquatics Programs, please call Lizzie Benzie at 516.484.1545, ext. 108 or via email at lbenzie@sjjcc.org.



Ages: 15+ years
Earn your certification in three different skills: lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED. All applicants must pass a pre-test to be eligible. Must attend all classes within the session.

The fall/winter schedule will be announced soon. Please check back or contact Lizzie Benzie, 516.484.1545 ext. 108, lbenzie@sjjcc.org for more information.




Private Swim Instruction 

Available for all ages and abilities including those with varying abilities and men + women living with cancer. Discover all we have to offer in our latest Aquatics brochure.

Looking for more information about our programs?

Lizzie Benzie, Aquatics Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 108, lbenzie@sjjcc.org

Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139

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