JMSS offers swim lessons and classes for all ages – including adults. Our small swim classes and private swim lessons are designed for those who want to:
If you are unsure what level to start with, please take our short swimming quiz to point you in the right direction.
Many adults are afraid of the water, or they have just never had the opportunity to learn to swim. You may be comfortable stepping into the shallow end but rely on floats or touching the sides and bottom of the pool to stay safe. Our patient instructors listen to your concerns and allow you to work at your own pace, encouraging you to progress when you’re ready. We follow a proven step-by-step program to help you overcome your fears and stress.
Through a series of swim classes and lessons, you will learn to be comfortable in the water, stay in control, prevent panic and trust your abilities. After you’ve mastered the basics, we introduce you to beginning strokes. Our goal is for you to be a safe, relaxed and confident swimmer and to have fun throughout the process.
For those who want to take their training further, ask about our private swim lessons.
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) page.
Your Goals… Your Pace… Your Class.
Class size: 4 – 6 students. 10 hours
Learn about the water in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere with the freedom to move at your own pace. This small group class is taught by a specially trained adult instructor who works with each student at their own level. Focusing on comfort and discovery rather than technique, you will learn to stay in control and prevent panic. Understanding how the water works, you will achieve the necessary foundation for swimming and gain new confidence in the pool.
Class size: 4 – 6 students. 10 hours
Learn the basics of swimming and water safety in a relaxed, small-group class. Stop struggling and discover how your body and the water work together naturally. Develop foundational swimming skills essential for stroke development and deep water swimming. Progressing at your own pace, you will explore buoyancy, breathing, basic propulsion and developing your water sense.
Class size: 4 – 6 students. 4 hours
This class is for students who have completed Fear of Water or Beginning Swimming, (or the equivalent in other lessons) and are comfortable with these skills in shallow water:
Float on the front and back – Roll over – Bob vertically to get air – Elementary swim on the front and back 10 yards
We take these basics to the deep end and, always working at your own pace, you will build confidence where you cannot touch the sides or bottom of the pool. You will explore floating, bobbing, swimming, jumping and diving into the pool.
(*this class is held outdoors, therefore generally offered May – Oct, weather permitting)
Class size: 4 – 8 students. 6 hours
This class is for students who have completed Beginning Swimming or the equivalent in private or outside lessons* and have mastered the basics: floating front and back, rolling over, streamline and basic breathing. Taking the next step, you will be introduced to freestyle and backstroke skills including rhythmic breathing, the flutter kick, effective arm movement, drills and the use of swim equipment such as fins, kick boards and pull buoys.
Class size: 4 – 8 students. 2 hours
This class is for students who have taken a FOW or BEG class and want to continue working on their skills. Offered 2-4 times a month, it is easier on your busy schedule and you can attend as often as desired. May be used as a refresher after not being in the pool for awhile, or as an introduction to swimming for new students.
Not sure what level you are on? Check out our Adult Advancement Standards Progression Chart and see what class is best suited for your skill level.
Tuesday and Thursday adult lap swim
12:00 – 1:00 pm