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Learn-to-Swim lessons


USA Swimming Foundation/American Red Cross learn-to-swim classes are for children who are ready to swim. We start with blowing bubbles and water adjustment, progress to floating, kicking and swimming on tummies and backs and then to stroke improvement. There are no make-up classes or refunds due to participant absence.

Lessons will have 10 minutes between each group to allow for distancing and cleaning. Our instructors will be wearing face shields in the water. Please note that face masks are not allowed in the water (but you will need to wear face masks to/from the pool).

Parent/Tot Swim | 6-36 months  Adult working with infant/toddler in the water
Level 1: Intro to Water Skills | Ages 3-5  For children with little to no swim experience
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills | Ages 4-6  For beginning swimmers who have some swim experience
Level 3: Stroke Development  |  Ages 5-7  For children who can swim a little on their own, roughly 20 feet or more
Level 4: Stroke Improvement  |  Ages 6-12  |  For children who need little to no assistance and can swim the width of the therapy pool
Level 5: Stroke Refinement  |  Ages 6-12  | For independent swimmers not yet ready for swim team, but able to work on developing strokes in a small group setting

Please note: Scholarships are available for swim lessons for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The scholarships are made possible by Paula, Harry, Dani, Donald, Dorothy, Daniel, Anna, Jonathan and Sade on behalf of the Donald Etra Futures Fund. More information can be found on our Scholarships webpage.

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JCC Swim Team | Regenstrief Natatorium

The JCC Swim Team is open to youth ages 5-15 who can swim at least 25 yards. We welcome swimmers of all levels. Swimmers work on improving their strokes and endurance while having fun! Contact Nicole to try one practice FREE before joining.

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Private and Semi-Private lessons

Private and semi-private lessons are available during open swim times and are available to swimmers of all ages and abilities. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Lessons are scheduled and paid for via the MindBody website or the MindBody app. To arrange for lessons, please contact JCC Indy Aquatics at

Private and semi-private lessons are held as follows: 

  • Instructors will be wearing face shields while in the water.
  • Parents no longer need to be in the water with children who cannot stand flat-footed with their chin above water in water that is 4 feet deep.
  • Thus, private and semi-private lessons will no longer be socially distant unless requested.


Individual 1/2-hour session:
$35 / $25 Members

Ten 1/2-hour sessions:
$300 / $200 Members


One 1/2-hour session:
Each child: $23 / $18 Member

Ten 1/2-hour sessions:
Each child: $200 / $150 Member

*2-3 children. For more than 2 children, contact Aquatics at

Note | All swim lesson tickets expire one year after date of purchase.

SCUBA Diving (Ages 10+)

Learn diving techniques and equipment usage and explore life underwater with Indy Scuba! Participants will receive PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Scuba Certification. Register at


Water Scouts

In Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? Come to the J to earn aquatics badges or complete swim testing for summer camp! Contact Nicole to make your reservation. $15 per Scout (minimum 5 children).

When to be at a class? Use your best judgement as to how long it will take you to get changed; the classes do start at their scheduled time (for classes in the Backer Therapy Pool, the floor will be lowered to start the class at its scheduled time, so it is recommended to be there a couple of minutes early to ensure that you are there at that time).

How do I buy a punch pass? All punch passes and lesson passes can be purchased at the Welcome Desk.

Note | All swim lesson credits expire one year after date of purchase.