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J-Rays Swim School

Swim Lessons at the J

J-Rays Swim School Offers Tucson’s Premier Outdoor Swim Lessons

Learning to swim puts you in the best position to be safe and have fun in the water! J-Rays Swim School offers weekly, year-round swim lessons for ages 6 months and up. Our instructors use a fun and developmentally appropriate method for teaching children to learn to swim. We believe that consistent exposure to instruction offers students solid building blocks that make swimming a blast at all levels!

Group Lessons

Offered March-October, groups meet once a week for 30-minute lessons over a four-week session. All classes are offered multiple days out of the week and multiple day registration is encouraged! Each once a week, four-week session is $70 for members and $85 for guests. Our group swim lessons are segmented by age and skill level. Swimmers ages 3-5 may sign up for Preschool Swim and swimmers ages 5-12 should register for Learn to Swim. Here is the quick breakdown for the 3 levels:

  • Level 1: For swimmers that are new to lessons or not comfortable in the water.
  • Level 2: For children who are comfortable practicing skills with an instructor’s help and are working towards independent swimming.
  • Level 3: For children who can swim on their own and are working to gain stroke technique and endurance.

Private Lessons

Offered year round, to ages 2-102, private swim lessons are set up with the swimmer and the instructor directly. Packages purchased in 2023 have the option to schedule the lessons right after registering. Swim lesson packages are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Not sure who to sign up with? Check out our incredible swim coaches!

Mallory Shenker

Available: Sunday-Thursday

Experience: 14 years teaching and coaching infants-adults, beginner-advanced skills

Janie Brown

Available: Monday – Friday until May (12:30 – 2:30pm)

Experience: Olympic Medalist, former world-record holder, has decades of experience instructing swimmers from ages 2.5 – 70

Avery Howayeck

Available: afternoons Monday-Thursday and Sundays

Experience: 2 years teaching preschool and elementary age group & private lessons. Former competitive swimmer.

Morgan Montague

Available: afternoons Monday-Friday and Saturdays

Experience: 5 years teaching toddlers to tweens. Former competitive swimmer.

David Schriesheim

Available: Saturdays & Sundays

Experience: USA Swimming Coach, 1-year private instruction. Former collegiate competitive swimmer.

Semi-Private Lessons

The set-up for semi-private swim lessons is the same as private lessons, there are multiple swimmers working with one coach. Each swimmer must be registered for a package or single semi-private lesson session to join the lesson. We do not typically coordinate swimmers into semi-private lessons; these are usually taught to siblings or friends that are similar ages and swim abilities.