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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 children have at least the ability to hold his/her head up independently. The class will 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.

Session 1 : January 7 - March 11
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:30 – 10:00am $100 $150
Session 2 : January 13 - March 17
Day Time J Member public
Saturday 9:30 – 10:00am $100 $150
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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.

Session 1 : January 7 - March 11
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:00 – 9:30am $100 $150
Session 2 : January 9 - March 13
Day Time J Member public
Tuesday 6:00 – 6:30pm $100 $150
Session 3 : January 11 - March 15
Day Time J Member public
Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm $100 $150
Session 4 : January 13 - March 17
Day Time J Member public
Saturday 10:00 – 10:30am $100 $150
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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. Children must be acclimated to the water, and no longer show hesitation in a pool setting. This station marks the beginning of movement skills and adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills learned in Frogs & Tadpoles/Flounder Skills.

Session 1 : January 7 - March 11
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 9:00 – 9:30am $100 $150
Session 2 : January 9 - March 13
Day Time J Member public
Tuesday 6:00 – 6:30pm $100 $150
Session 3 : January 11 - March 15
Day Time J Member public
Thursday 6:00 – 6:30pm $100 $150
Session 4 : January 13 - March 17
Day Time J Member public
Saturday 10:00 – 10:30am $100 $150
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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.Children 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.

Session 1: January 7 - March 11
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30am $100 $150
Session 2 : January 9 - March 13
Day Time J Member public
Tuesday 6:00 – 6:30pm $100 $150
Session 3 : January 13 - March 17
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:30 – 11:00am $100 $150
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Clownfish Skills – Stroke Development (ages 4 – 14)
Child must be able to swim novice freestyle and backstroke, be able to jump in and return to the side unassisted, and tread water for 10 seconds.  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.

Session 1 : January 7 - March 11
Day Time J Member public
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30am $100 $150
Session 2 : January 13 - March 17
Day Time J Member public
Saturday 10:30 – 11:00am $100 $150
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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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