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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
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Benderson Family Building716-688-4033
2640 N. Forest RoadAmherst,NY14068
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787 Delaware AvenueBuffalo,NY14209
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February 15 – 22

Class Descriptions

Benderson Family Building, Amherst Classes

Au-Some Swimmers

A learn to swim program for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Thanks to grant funding from the Erie County Youth Bureau and donations from JCC members, we are able to offer at a discounted rate to those in need.

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Saturdays or Sundays 

Basic Water Skills 1 & 2

Children will wear a bubble belt and/or use a noodle when they swim. Float, glide, early stroke development, and tread water with instructor assistance. Introduction to front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke.

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays

Learn To Swim 1

Level 1: For children swimming without a flotation device in the shallow end. They may use a flotation device in the deep end. Front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke and submerging are developed.

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays

Learn To Swim 2

Level 2: Front crawl, backstroke, and elementary backstroke continue to be developed in addition to treading water and jumping in. Children must fully submerge their head to enter this level.

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays

Learn To Swim 3

Level 3: Class is held primarily in the deep end. Children must swim without a flotation device. Introduction to breaststroke and dolphin kick.

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays

Learn To Swim 4

Level 4: Must be able to swim 25 yards, 1 pool length, to participate. Introduction to the butterfly, diving, and open turns will be taught.

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Tuesdays or Thursdays

Learn To Swim 5

Level 5: Must be able to swim 50 yards, 2 pool lengths to participate. Children must display aptitude in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Race skills, such as shallow dives and flip turns, are introduced.

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Tuesdays or Thursdays

Minnow Mondays

Full of engaging water games and lots of practice with swim skills. It is geared towards families who would like their child to swim independently before Kindergarten. This class is taught by certified Red Cross WSI instructors and drop off and pick up is right from your child’s class room! This program is open to participants who are not enrolled in the JCC Early Childhood Program as well!

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Mondays

Special Friends©

Special Friends© is a Adapted Swim Lesson class, for all children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Down’s Syndrome, now available at the Benderson Family location. All swim lessons are one on one, with combined group play activity at the beginning and end of the lesson focusing on swimming, safety, and cooperative skills. There is a maximum of 5 participants per time slot. These time slots have been selected because they are quieter times at the pool, with the intention of preventing sensory overload and minimizing distractions. However, if your child is unable to attend during the designated time slots, we will offer alternative times if you contact us about it.

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Saturdays

Toddler Splash

Parents accompany their child, 2-3 years old in the pool. The child wears a bubble belt. Class uses songs and games to assist with learning.

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Saturdays

Water Babies

For children 6-24 months and parent(s). Sing songs, learn water safety, develop buoyancy, and explore underwater! Develop front & back glides, strokes and jumping in with parent help.

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Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays

Wet-Tastic Wednesday

Full of engaging water games and lots of practice with swim skills. It is geared towards families who would like their child to swim independently before Kindergarten. This class is taught by certified Red Cross WSI instructors and drop off and pick up is right from your child?s class room! This program is open to participants who are not enrolled in the JCC Early Childhood Program as well!

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Wednesdays

Holland Family Building, Buffalo Classes

Au-Some Swimmers

A learn to swim program for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Thanks to grant funding from the Erie County Youth Bureau and donations from JCC members, we are able to offer at a discounted rate to those in need.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays or Sundays

Basic Water Skills 1 & 2

Children will wear a bubble belt and/or use a noodle when they swim. Float, glide, early stroke development, and tread water with instructor assistance. Introduction to front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays

Learn To Swim 1

Level 1: For children swimming without a flotation device in the shallow end. They may use a flotation device in the deep end. Front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke and submerging are developed.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays

Learn To Swim 2

Level 2: Front crawl, backstroke, and elementary backstroke continue to be developed in addition to treading water and jumping in. Children must fully submerge their head to enter this level.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays

Learn To Swim 3

Level 3: Class is held primarily in the deep end. Children must swim without a flotation device. Introduction to breaststroke and dolphin kick.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays

Learn To Swim 4

Level 4: Must be able to swim 25 yards, 1 pool length, to participate. Introduction to the butterfly, diving, and open turns will be taught.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays or Thursdays

Learn To Swim 5

Level 5: Must be able to swim 50 yards, 2 pool lengths to participate. Children must display aptitude in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Race skills, such as shallow dives and flip turns, are introduced.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Tuesdays or Thursdays

Teen Leadership Corps

Learn what it takes to be a lifeguard! Youth ages 12 – 16 are invited to serve the community, swim, and shadow lifeguards. Volunteers will work alongside staff to help with swim lessons. In return for their service, volunteers will receive swim coaching at the end of each day. For safety, all volunteers must be able to swim in deep water. Note: this is not the American Red Cross Lifeguard Course.

Toddler Splash

Parents accompany their child, 2-3 years old in the pool. The child wears a bubble belt. Class uses songs and games to assist with learning.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays

Water Babies

For children 6-24 months and parent(s). Sing songs, learn water safety, develop buoyancy, and explore underwater! Develop front & back glides, strokes and jumping in with parent help.

Click the register button below for days, times and pricing
Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays

The JCC is happy to create a learn to swim program for your group


Amherst Aquatics Director
Jonathan Palma (716) 688-4114 x370 | jpalma@jccbuffalo.org

Buffalo Aquatics Director
Amanda Reed (716) 886-3172 x411 | areed@jccbuffalo.org

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