Kroll Family Aquatics Center

AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING

LIFEGUARD TRAINING (Ages: 15+ years)
Earn certification in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED. Applicants must pass a pre-test to be eligible, and are required to attend all classes.
Register for Session beginning Wednesday, December 19
Register for Session beginning Sunday, January 13
$500 / members $400 (includes non-refundable $75 registration fee, plus failure of pre-test, cancel or no show)

For more information on both of these classes, click on the TRAINING COURSES icon below.

 

 

 

Swimming for all ages and abilities

Swimming is one of the most effective exercises because of its low-impact nature. Our six lane, 25-yard lap pool is beneficial to all ages and abilities. When classes, lessons and swim team meets are scheduled, at least one lap lane remains open. During off peak hours, 2-5 lap lanes may be available. View our Winter 2018-’19 schedule here.

Our Kroll Family Aquatics Center is staffed by a professional lifeguard at all times. 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.

Swim
Classes

Winter/Spring 2019 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. Sunday classes are open to members only.

13 sessions, $325 / members $195.
Advance swim class is $355 / members $250.

Classes begin the week of February 24. Online registration links will be posted soon. You may still register by calling the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139.

INFANT
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, begins February 24, 10-10:30am (members only) 
Tuesdays, begins February 26, 10-10:30am
Saturdays, begins March 2, 10-10:30am

TODDLER 
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, begins February 24, 10:30-11am (members only) 
Tuesdays, begins February 26, 10:30-11am
Saturdays, begins March 2, 10:30-11am

PRE-SWIMMER
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, begins February 24, 11-11:30am (members only) 
Mondays, begins February 25, 3:30-4pm
Tuesdays, begins February 26, 11-11:30am
Wednesdays, begins February 27, 3:30-4pm
Saturdays, begins March 2, 11-11:30am

BEGINNER
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, begins February 24, 11:30am-12pm (members only) 
Mondays, begins February 25, 4-4:30pm
Tuesdays, begins February 26, 4-4:30pm
Wednesdays, begins February 27, 4-4:30pm
Saturdays, begins March 2, 11:30am-12pm

ADVANCED BEGINNER 
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, begins February 24, 12-12:30pm (members only) 
Mondays, begins February 25, 4:30-5pm
Tuesdays, begins February 26, 4:30-5pm
Wednesdays, begins February 27, 4:30-5pm
Saturdays, begins March 2, 12-12:30pm

INTERMEDIATE
Ages: 6-11 years
Children learn breaststroke, beginners butterfly, fine-tune front and back crawl as well as endurance and safety skills.
Sundays, begins February 24, 12:30-1pm (members only) 
Monday, begins February 25, 5-5:30pm
Tuesdays, begins, February 26, 5-5:30pm
Wednesdays, begins February 27, 5-5:30pm
Saturdays, begins, March 2, 12:30-1pm

ADVANCED
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, begins February 24, 1-1:45pm (members only) 
Tuesdays, begins February 26, 5:30-6:15pm
Saturdays, begins March 2, 1-1:45pm

 

ADULT FITNESS WITH BILL
Ages: 18+ years
Want to bring your workout to the next level? Need an extra push to build your endurance, strength or stroke? Must be able to swim at least 50 yards (2 laps)  consecutively. Taught by Coach Bill Catania.
13 weeks
Begins Thursday, October 11
8:30-9:15pm
$355 / members $250

For more information and to register, contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139.

 

1-On-1
Private Swim

Swim Lessons

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 Lessons (one child under 12 years old)
Individual Lessons: $65 / members $50
5 Pack: $300 / members $225
10 Pack: $570 / members $360

Semi-Private Lessons (two children under 12 years old)
Individual Lessons: $95 / members $65
5 Pack: $450 / members $300
10 Pack: $850 / members $520

One-Hour Fitness Swim Lessons (one swimmer 12+ years old)
Must have the ability to swim laps
Individual Lessons: $100 / members $80

 


SNAP AQUATICS PROGRAM 

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


LIL’ SNAPPERS SWIM TEAM TRAINING
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

Barracudas
Swim Team

Season runs September 2018-April 2019
Tryouts are mandatory for all swim team members. Swim meets will be held on Sundays at Sid Jacobson JCC and at other facilities in our league.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training
Courses

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING (must attend all):

DECEMBER SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 19, 6-8pm (pre-test)
Sunday, December 23, 12-6pm
Wednesday, December 26, 12-6pm
Thursday, December 27, 12-6pm
Sunday, December 30, 10am-6pm (may run later until completion of final test)
Register

JANUARY SCHEDULE
Sunday, January 13, 12:30-7:30pm (pre-test)
Saturday, January 19, 10am-8pm
Sunday, January 20, 12:30-7:30pm (deep water for part of the day)
Sunday, January 27, 12-5pm (may run later until completion of final test)
Register

$500 / members $400 (includes nonrefundable $75 reg. fee. Also includes failure of pre-test, cancel or no show)

Description:
Earn American Red Cross certification in three different areas: lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED. All applicants must pass a pre-test to be eligible. (See below for pre-test details.) Must attend all classes within session.

Pre-Test Requirements:
> Swim 300 yards continuously
> Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs
> Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds = swim 20 yards/surface dive to a depth of 7′-10′ to retrieve a 10-lb. object/return to the surface/swim 20 yards back/return to the starting point/exit the pool without using the steps or ladder

Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Requirements:
If you wish to work in Nassau County, you MUST also register for the Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Exam. (After completing your American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.)

Participants must be at least 16 years old to register for their test date. More information will be given to candidates during our American Red Cross training sessions.

Job Opportunities:
Please contact Marie LaMaida, Aquatics Director, to learn more about lifeguard positions available to our graduates. 516.484.1545 ext. 108, mlamaida@sjjcc.org.

  • To work at Sid Jacobson JCC – Nassau County A/B Certification required
  • To work at Camp Jacobson – Nassau County A/B or Restriction Certification required

AMERICAN RED CROSS ADULT & PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. The course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years.
Register for Monday, October 29, 6:30-9:30pm
Register for Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-9:30pm
Register for Thursday, December 13, 6:30-9:30pm
$125 / members $100


AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Ages: 16+ years
This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate participants’ progress. Instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the pre-course session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn-to-Swim Level 4.
$600 /members $500

For more information, contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139


AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR/AED FOR PROFESSIONAL RESCUERS WITH FIRST AID

Ages: 15 + years
To train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants. Also includes First Aid.
$175 / members $125

For more information, contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139

Swim
Schedules


WINTER/SPRING 2019 SWIM CLASSES

Our winter/spring schedule has been released! Please click on the ‘Swim Classes’ icon above for descriptions, dates & times, age groups, prices, and more. Online registration links will be posted soon. You may contact the Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139, to register.

Looking for more information about our programs?

Marie LaMaida, Aquatics Director, 516.484.1545 ext. 108, mlamaida@sjjcc.org 

Fitness Center Welcome Desk, 516.484.1545 ext. 139

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