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Swim Lessons (Swim School at the J)

American Red Cross Swim Lessons in Cincinnati, OhioThe J offers year-round swim lessons for kids of all ages and abilities. Our youth aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports and games, rescue, and personal growth skills to children. All lessons are taught by certified instructors, and private sessions are available for both children and adults.

Group lessons cannot be prorated, refunded, or made up, due to limited class capacity. 

Frogs & Tadpoles – Caregiver & Child (ages 6 months – 3 years)

This caregiver/child swim class lets families learn to enjoy the water together. Taught by a certified professional, the child and caregiver will become acclimated to the water through games and songs while in a group setting. Caregivers will learn key safety tools to use whenever at a pool or near water.

Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:30 – 10:00am $120 $160
Saturday 9:30 – 10:00am $120 $160

Flounder Skills ​- Water Exploration​ (ages 3 – 10)

This class is designed to help children feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Children will become acclimated to the water through fun games. They will learn basic safety skills in addition to water submersion and floating with support.

Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:00 – 9:30am $120 $160
Wednesday 6:00 – 6:30pm $120 $160
Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm $120 $160
Saturday 9:00 – 9:30am $120 $160

Jellyfish Skills – Primary Skills (ages 3 – 10)

In this class, children will expand on the skills learned in the Flounder class. They will learn to be in the water unassisted in both front and back positions while learning to propel themselves through the water using either their arms or legs.

Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30am $120 $160
Wednesday 5:30 – 6:00pm $120 $160
Thursday 5:30 – 6:00pm $120 $160
Saturday 10:00 – 10:30am $120 $160

Octopus Skills – Stroke Readiness (ages 4 – 14)

Children will learn fundamental freestyle and backstroke skills, with emphasis placed on the coordination and timing of the strokes as well as the development of a strong flutter kick.

Day Time J Member public
Wednesday 6:30 – 7pm $120 $160
Saturday 10:30 – 11am $120 $160

Clownfish Skills – Stroke Development (ages 4 – 14)

Children will work to improve their freestyle and backstroke while learning all four competitive strokes. Emphasis will be placed on developing strokes that are legal for swim meets. Children will also be able to tread for one minute, and complete standing dives, surface dives, and flip turns.

Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:30 – 11:00am $120 $160
Thursday 6:30 – 7:00pm $120 $160

Adult Group Swim Lessons

This class is designed to enable adults with long-standing fears of water to overcome those fears. Certified instructors will guide them through activities that can be accomplished at an individual pace while building confidence and comfort in the water.

Day Time J Member public
Tuesday 6:00 – 6:30pm $120 $160

Don’t see a class that fits your schedule? We offer private and semi-private lessons, as well as private group classes to fit your needs.

Private Group Class

(30-minute session; 4 – 6 swimmers)

J Member: $10/swimmer; public: $15/swimmer (per class)

Private Lesson

(30-minute session; one swimmer)

J Member: $25; Public: $32.

Semi-private Lesson

(30-minute session; 2 – 3 swimmers, about the same level)

J Member: $35; public: $44

Adult and Child Private Lessons & Swim Training

(30-minute lesson; one swimmer)

J Member: $25; public: $32

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