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Swim Lessons

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.


Frogs & Tadpoles – Mommy & Me (ages 6 months – 3 years)

This is an interactive class and we recommend children have at least the ability to hold his/her head up independently. The class will mimic much of Flounder Skills, but will be catered to the age group and adult/child relationship. There will be a strong emphasis on safety, water acclimation, and teaching through game/song and parent involvement.

Summer Session
Day Time J Member public
Saturdays; June 10 – July 8 10 – 10:30am J Member: $50 public: $75
Sundays; June 4 – July 2 9:30 – 10am J Member: $50 public: $75
Saturdays; July 15 – August 5 10 – 10:30am J Member: $40 public: $60
Sundays; July 9 – July 30 9:30 – 10am J Member: $40 public: $60
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Flounder Skills – Water Exploration (ages 3 – 10)
The objective of this station is to help students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Students will be introduced to floats and bobs, as well as assisted movement in the pool. Children need to be capable of being in a class setting without parent involvement. No experience necessary.

Summer Session 1
Day Time J Member public
Saturdays; June 10 – July 8 10:30 – 11am J Member: $50 public: $75
Sundays; June 4 – July 2 10 – 10:30am J Member: $50 public: $75
Saturdays; July 15 – August 5 10:30 – 11am J Member: $40 public: $60
Sundays; July 9 – July 30 10 – 10:30am J Member: $40 public: $60
Mon – Thurs; June 5 – 15 5 – 5:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; June 19 – 29 5 – 5:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; July 10 – 20 5 – 5:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Summer Session 2
Day Time J Member public
Mon – Thurs; July 24 – August 3 5 – 5:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
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Jellyfish Skills – Primary Skills (ages 3.5 – 10)
Students learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This station marks the beginning of movement skills and adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills learned in Frogs & Tadpoles/Flounder Skills. Children placed in this station have already achieved a sense of water acclimation and no longer show hesitation in a pool setting.

Summer Session 1
Day Time J Member public
Saturdays; June 10 – July 8 11 – 11:30am J Member: $50 public: $75
Sundays; June 4 – July 2 10:30 – 11am J Member: $50 public: $75
Saturdays; July 15 – August 5 11 – 11:30am J Member: $40 public: $60
Sundays; July 9 – July 30 10:30 – 11am J Member: $40 public: $60
Mon – Thurs; June 5 – 15 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; June 19 – 29 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; July 10 – 20 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Summer Session 2
Day Time J Member public
Mon – Thurs; July 24 – August 3 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
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Octopus Skills – Stroke Readiness (ages 4 – 14)
Students are taught to coordinate freestyle and backstroke. Elementary backstroke and fundamentals of treading water will be introduced in this station. Students will also begin the dive progression and continue to learn safety skills.

Summer Session 1
Day Time J Member public
Saturdays; June 10 – July 8 11 – 11:30am J Member: $50 public: $75
Sundays; June 4 – July 2 10:30 – 11am J Member: $50 public: $75
Saturdays; July 15 – August 5 11 – 11:30am J Member: $40 public: $60
Sundays; July 9 – July 30 10:30 – 11am J Member: $40 public: $60
Mon – Thurs; June 5 – 15 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; June 19 – 29 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; July 10 – 20 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Summer Session 2
Day Time J Member public
Mon – Thurs; July 24 – August 3 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
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Clownfish Skills – Stroke Development (ages 4 – 14)
Students will refine both freestyle and backstroke, and increase endurance in all skills learned as part of previous stations. Breaststroke and butterfly will be introduced and students will begin learning the flip turn progression.

Summer Session 1
Day Time J Member public
Saturdays; June 10 – July 8 11:30am – 12pm J Member: $50 public: $75
Sundays; June 4 – July 2 11 – 11:30am J Member: $50 public: $75
Saturdays; July 15 – August 5 11:30am – 12pm J Member: $40 public: $60
Sundays; July 9 – July 30 11 – 11:30am J Member: $40 public: $60
Mon – Thurs; June 5 – 15 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; June 19 – 29 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; July 10 – 20 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Summer Session 2
Day Time J Member public
Mon – Thurs; July 24 – August 3 6 – 6:30pm J Member: $80 public: $120
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Seahorse Skills – Stroke Refinement (ages 4 – 14)
Students will learn to coordinate and refine all four competitive strokes, and learn to swim all strokes legally, per swim team standards, at increased distances. They will also finish both the diving and flip turn progressions and be able to complete a 100-meter continuous swim.

Summer Session 1
Day Time J Member public
Saturdays; June 10 – July 8 11:30am – 12pm J Member: $50 public: $75
Sundays; June 4 – July 2 11 – 11:30am J Member: $50 public: $75
Saturdays; July 15 – August 5 11:30am – 12pm J Member: $40 public: $60
Sundays; July 9 – July 30 11 – 11:30am J Member: $40 public: $60
Mon – Thurs; June 5 – 15 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; June 19 – 29 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Mon – Thurs; July 10 – 20 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
Summer Session 2
Day Time J Member public
Mon – Thurs; July 24 – August 3 5:30 – 6pm J Member: $80 public: $120
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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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