J-Ray Swim School

Youth Lessons

Starting at 3 years old and at any skill level (from the most fearful to the advanced competitive swimmer), we can accommodate you!

Group Lessons

$140 member/$180 guest monthly (two 30-min lessons per week)

Private Lessons

30-min – $40/$30 member (single), $185/$135 member (5-pack) or $240 member (10-pack)

60-min – $60/$50 member (single), $285/$235 member (5-pack) or $440 member (10-pack)

Buddy Lessons

30-min – $55 member (single), $250 member (5-pack) or $560 member (10-pack)

60-min – $90 member (single), $430 member (5-pack) or $820 member (10-pack)

Level One – Introduction to Water Skills

  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water
  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing and breath control
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back floats
  • Recover to standing position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back to swim 5 feet on both sides

Level Two – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards, and sun safety
  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bubble blowing
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front (15 feet) and back (10 feet)

Level Three – Stroke Development

  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water.
  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Fully submerging and retrieving an object
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float (30 seconds)
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water (30 seconds)
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke (15 feet)
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke (15 yards)

Level Four – Stroke Improvement

  • Learn throwing assists and , perform simple non-swimming assists
  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation
  • Swim under water
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Survival swimming (1 minute)
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks (1 minute)
  • Breaststroke, front and back crawl (25 yards)
  • Butterfly, elementary backstroke and sidestroke
  • Compact jump in life jacket

Level Five – Stroke Refinement

  • Learn how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and CPR
  • Learn basic safety guidelines for participating in aquatic activities at water parks
  • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely
  • Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming
  • Front and back crawl (50 Yards)
  • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly (25 yards)
  • Sculling
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As we close out another fun-filled, amazing week here at the J, we are wishing you all a beautiful weekend! May you have some time to disconnect from the week and reconnect with what really matters in your life. Shabbat Shalom!
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The 2020 Tucson International Jewish Film Festival is just around the corner! We're working hard on updating our website with details, but in the meantime we wanted to share a trailer for the much anticipated film, "The Mamboniks", which will screen on Jan 5 in Saddlebrooke and on Jan 10 at the J.
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It's getting cold outside and you know what that means: It's Hot Chocolate Time! Join us for our 2nd annual Hanukkah Hot Chocolate fun run/walk on December 5th. 1/5/10K routes are available. Registration is open now: http://bit.ly/2pFzov7
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A note from our awesome member, Vicki Velasco: "I started my journey at the Tucson JCC last May. I was 62, weighed almost 300 pounds and knew I had to do something to get healthy. I started small – mostly at the pool with my granddaughter! Last September I decided to work with a trainer, checked out the information sheets for three trainers and was fortunate to start working with Rhina Gerhauser.

"Rhina talked with me about my goals and helped me get going with twice-weekly 30 minute workouts. My second small step! I started feeling better, but was still only working out when I saw Rhina. In May of this year I went to the doctor and had a bit of a “wake-up call.” I was told if I didn’t make some changes, my only recourse for losing weight would be weight-loss surgery.

"The 100 Day Challenge at the JCC started the next week and I was all-in! I asked Rhina to measure me at the beginning and I committed to getting into the J each work day. Rhina measured me at the end of the challenge and I had lost 12.5”!

"Because I was coming regularly to the J, I started getting to know people and was amazed at the community I was discovering. So many people were encouraging and commented on my progress. I also started taking classes in addition to doing cardio and personal training. While I have a long journey ahead to reach my health and weight loss goals, I am well on my way, thanks to being at the J!

"I am excited to explore new opportunities like cooking and dance classes and the film festival as part of the new Passport program. Joining the JCC was just a beginning – being a part of the JCC community keeps me going!"
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