fbpx

Capp Center
St. Paul
Swim Lessons

It’s never too soon to learn to swim!

There has never been a better time to learn to swim! We offer private swim lessons, parent & child classes, group lessons for children of all ages, and classes for adults ages 18+.

Register For Lessons

 For more information, contact Bri Johnson, Assistant General Manager briannaj@minnesotajcc.org or Jill Burchill, Aquatics Coordinator jillb@minnesotajcc.org.

Private Swim Lessons

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
$46.40/CLASS • $31/CLASS JCC MEMBER

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (2 PEOPLE)
$73.40/CLASS • $49/CLASS JCC MEMBER

Private and semi-private lessons available

  • Lessons will be scheduled for the same day/time each week and follow our group lessons aquatic schedule.
  • Lessons will be billed monthly; if you start mid-month, we will pro-rate your billing.

POLICIES

  • There are no make-ups offered for group or private lessons.
  • There are no refunds for missed group or private lessons.

Group Swim Lessons

SUMMER SESSION: June 13th – August 11th (8 lessons)
Registration opens May 20th at 9:00am
$157.50 – $105 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Discounted summer rate – you only pay for 7 lessons because we know summers are busy! 

Parent & Child

(6 months – age 3; swimming with parent)

SUNDAYS • 3:30 – 4 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 5 – 5:30 PM (JILL B)

This interactive class is designed for little ones to become comfortable in and around the water. Emphasis is placed on learning through fun. By using songs, games and colorful equipment, we introduce floating, breath control, gentle submersion and safe exits.

Preschool Levels

(ages 3 – 5)

TADPOLES (LEVEL 1)

SATURDAYS • 9-9:25 AM (MIKE S)
SATURDAYS • 9:30-9:55 AM (CHRISTIAN G)
SATURDAYS • 10-10:25 AM (MIKE S)
SUNDAYS • 2:30-2:55 PM (ROMAN Z)
SUNDAYS • 3-3:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
TUESDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (CAROLINE C)
TUESDAYS • 5:30-5:55 PM (CAROLINE C)
WEDNESDAYS • 5-5:25 PM (CHRISTIAN G)
WEDNESDAYS • 6-6:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 5-5:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 6-6:25 PM (CAROLINE C)

This introductory class is for children who are new to swimming or nervous in the water. Our goal is to create trust, develop confidence, breath control and proper body position with instructor assistance. Positive reinforcement is critical to help the child build trust and confidence. Graduates will be able to safely enter and exit the pool, be comfortable in the water and show a willingness to try new skills, and complete assisted bobs and floats.

TURTLES (LEVEL 2)

SATURDAYS • 9-9:25 AM (ETHAN K)
SATURDAYS • 10:30-10:55 AM (MIKE S)
SUNDAYS • 3-3:25 PM (ROMAN Z)
SUNDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (EVAN P)
TUESDAYS • 5-5:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
WEDNESDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (CHRISTIAN G)
WEDNESDAYS • 5:30-5:55 PM (CHRISTIAN G)
THURSDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (ETHAN)
THURSDAYS • 5-5:25 PM (EVAN P)

This level is for children who have graduated from Tadpoles. This level focuses on learning basic stroke technique, growing independence with floating, and introducing rollovers. Graduates will be able to go underwater independently, float on front and back unassisted and complete a swim-float-swim rollover sequence independently for a short distance.

SEALS (LEVEL 3)

SATURDAYS • 9:30-9:55 AM (ETHAN K)
SUNDAYS • 3:30-3:55 PM (ETHAN K)
SUNDAYS • 4-4:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
TUESDAYS • 4:30-5 PM (ETHAN K)
WEDNESDAYS • 6:30-6:55 PM (CHRISTIAN G)
THURSDAYS • 6-6:25 PM (ETHAN K)

This level is for children who have graduated from Turtles level lessons. Graduates will be able to swim half a length on the front, half a length of elementary backstroke. Graduates will also be able to use Freestyle arms pulling water past their legs and reach their arm forward above the water. Graduates may start the youth classes at the otters level.

Grade School Classes

(ages 6 – 11)

JELLYFISH (LEVEL 1)

SATURDAYS • 10:30-10:55 AM (ETHAN K)
SUNDAYS • 2:30-2:55 PM (EVAN P)
SUNDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (ROMAN Z)
TUESDAYS • 6-6:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
TUESDAYS • 6:30-6:55 PM (ETHAN K)
WEDNESDAYS • 5-5:25 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 5:30-5:55 PM (ETHAN K)
THURSDAYS • 6:30-6:55 PM (EVAN P)

This level is to build confidence and learn water safety while building basic swimming skills. Graduates will be able to safely enter and exit the pool, complete relaxed bobs, swim half a length on the front with rollovers, and swim half a length elementary backstroke. Able to swim underwater to grab a toy.

OTTERS (LEVEL 2)

SATURDAYS • 10-10:25 AM (ETHAN K)
SUNDAYS • 3:30-3:25 PM (ROMAN)
SUNDAYS • 4-4:25 PM (ETHAN K)
SUNDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (ETHAN K)
TUESDAYS • 6-6:25 PM (ETHAN K)
WEDNESDAYS • 6:30-6:55 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (EVAN P)
THURSDAYS • 5:30-5:55 PM (CAROLINE C)

This level focuses on refining skills learned in Jellyfish, and introduces breaststroke and backstroke. Graduates will be able to swim a full pool length of front crawl (with side breathing) and elementary backstroke. Graduates will also be able to complete half a length backstroke, breaststroke, and dolphin kick.

DOLPHINS (LEVEL 3)

SATURDAYS • 10-10:25 AM (CHRISTIAN G)
SATURDAYS • 10:30-10:55 AM (ROMAN Z)
SUNDAYS • 2:30-2:55 PM (ETHAN K)
SUNDAYS • 3-3:25 PM (EVAN P)
TUESDAYS • 5-5:25 PM (ETHAN K)
WEDNESDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (CAROLINE C)
THURSDAYS • 6:30-6:55 PM (ETHAN K)

This level has an emphasis on refining skills learned in Otters, as well as introducing starts, turns, and dives. Graduates will be able to swim one length of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Graduates will also be able to swim half a pool length of butterfly and be able to tread water for one minute.

Teen and Advanced Swimmers

STROKE DEVELOPMENT (AGES 8-17)

WEDNESDAYS • 6-6:25 PM (CHRISTIAN G)

The stroke development class is for students who have completed the Dolphin course. This level focuses on refining strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Students will also be taught about the competitive world of swimming including competitive starts, turns, and specific stroke techniques. Graduates will be able to swim 100 yards freestyle, 50 yards backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, and develop to tread for 2 minutes using legs only.

Adult Classes: Ages 18+

BEGINNING ADULT

TUESDAYS • 7-7:25 PM (CAROLINE C)

This class is designed to help adults who are learning to swim or are uncomfortable in the water. We will progress at each individual’s own pace in a supportive environment so as to experience one of the most relaxing, body-friendly types of exercise. We will help you have fun in the water by using barbells, foam workout noodles, kick boards and buoys.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT

SUNDAYS • 4:30-4:55 PM (CAROLINE C)

This class is designed for those who are comfortable underwater but need help swimming laps. We will develop technique and gracefulness. Freestyle will be the main focus with a lot of concentration on proper breathing. Additionally, you’ll be introduced to the other variety of swim strokes such as breaststroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke.

CLOSURE UPDATE: Sunday, July 14, 2024. The SABES CENTER MINNEAPOLIS is currently CLOSED due to a power outage and will REOPEN tomorrow (Monday, July 15) at its normal business hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.