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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 – Water Acclimation (ages 6 months – 3 years)

This is an interactive class and we recommend student has at least the ability to hold his/her head up independently. The class won’t include many advanced 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.

Aquatics Session 1 : June 3 - July 7
Day Time J Member public
Saturday 9:30 – 10:00am $60 $80
Sunday 9:30 – 10:00am $60 $80
Aquatics Session 2: July 8 - August 9
Day Time J Member public
Saturday 9:30 – 10:00am $48 $64
Sunday 9:30 – 10:00am $60 $80
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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. Students need to be capable of being in a class setting without parent involvement. No experience necessary.

Aquatics Session 1: June 3 - July 7
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30am $60 $80
Monday 5:30 – 6:00pm $60 $80
Thursday 5:30 – 6:00pm $60 $80
Saturday 10:00 – 10:30am $60 $80
Aquatics Session 2: July 8 - August 9
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30am $60 $80
Monday 5:30 – 6:00pm $60 $80
Thursday 5:30 – 6:00pm $60 $80
Saturday 10:00 – 10:30am $48 $64
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Jellyfish Skills – Primary Skills (ages 3 – 10)
This station marks the beginning of movement skills and adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills learned in Frogs & Tadpoles and Flounder Skills. Students placed in this station have already achieved a sense of water acclimation and no longer show hesitation in a pool setting. Students will learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.

Aquatics Session 1: June 3 - July 7
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:00 – 9:30am $60 $80
Monday 6:00 – 6:30pm $60 $80
Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm $60 $80
Saturday 9:00 – 9:30am $60 $80
Aquatics Session 2: July 8 - August 9
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:00 – 9:30am $60 $80
Monday 6:00 – 6:30pm $60 $80
Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm $60 $80
Saturday 9:00 – 9:30am $48 $64
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Octopus Skills – Stroke Readiness (ages 4 – 14)
This station will introduce elementary backstroke and fundamentals of treading water. Students will learn to coordinate freestyle and backstroke, and will begin the dive progression and continue to learn safety skills. Students must be comfortable floating unassisted on both their front and back, can recover from float to standing position unassisted, and must be able to perform a propulsive kick.

Aquatics Session 1: June 3 - July 7
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:30 – 11:00am $60 $80
Monday 6:30 – 7:00pm $60 $80
Aquatics Session 2: July 8 - August 9
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:30 – 11:00am $60 $80
Monday 6:30 – 7:00pm $60 $80
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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. This station will introduce breaststroke and butterfly, and students will begin learning the flip turn progression. Students must be able to swim novice freestyle and backstroke, be able to jump in and return to the side unassisted, and be able to tread water for 10 seconds.

Aquatics Session 1: June 3 - July 7
Day Time J Member public
Thursday 6:30 – 7:00pm $60 $80
Saturday 10:30 – 11:00am $60 $80
Aquatics Session 2: July 8 - August 9
Day Time J Member public
Thursday 6:30 – 7:00pm $60 $80
Saturday 10:30 – 11:00am $48 $64
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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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