Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

The Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center offers swimming lessons year round to people of all ages!   Experienced swim instructors provide instruction for the pre-beginner to intermediate youth swimmers, and beginner adult swim lessons. Private and semi-private lessons are offered all year, while group lessons are seasonal.

Private Lessons

Private Swim Lesson Registration Form

One-on-one swim instruction geared to meet the individual’s needs.  Lessons are 30 minutes in duration and are scheduled based on the mutual availability of the instructor and student.  Prices are based on packages.

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration Form

Form your own semi-private lessons with a friend with similar swimming skills.  You provide the swimmers and the JCC will provide the instructor.  Each semi-private lesson is 30 minutes and is scheduled based on the mutual availability of the swimmers and instructor.  Prices are based on packages.

Youth Group Swimming Lessons

Group Swim Registration (Ages 3-4)

Your child will be introduced to water in a small group setting (2-4 participants). Sessions consist of eight (8) 30 minute lessons. Ages 3 – 4.

Member Discount:  $80              Community Rate:  $110

Group Swim Registration (Ages 5-12)

Your child will learn the fundamentals of swimming in a group atmosphere (up to 6 participants) in eight (8) 40 minute sessions.  Classes are seasonal.  Ages 5-12 years.

Member Discount:  $80              Community Rate:  $110

Adult Group Swimming Lessons

For the beginner adult swimmer, a qualified instructor will introduce the adult non-swimmer to water and reduce their anxiety around water in a safe and secure environment. Intermediate lessons are designed for the adult swimmer with basic swimming knowledge. Goals include basic swim instruction in freestyle and backstroke and rhythmic breathing. There will be eight (8) forty (40) minute sessions.

Member Discount:  $80           Community Rate:  $110

Mommy & Me Classes

Mommy and Me Registration

Mommy & Me classes introduce young children to water in the comfort of their parent’s/guardian’s arms in a safe environment. Mommy & Me classes consist of six (6) thirty (30) minute group swimming lessons with at least two (2) and up to six (6) participants. Classes are seasonal. Ages 6 months to 3 years.

Member Discount: $60          Community Rate: $90

Diving Lessons

Instruct children on the front dive in a group setting. Participants must be comfortable swimming independently in the deep end. Ages 5 and up. A lesson consists of one, forty minute session.

Member Discount: $10       Community Rate: $13

Swim Classes Overview and Descriptions




  • Hi,
    I am interested in learning more about swim lessons for my 4 year old daughter. I’m thinking semi-private and I am a non-member. Also interested in the summer swim team for 2-3 of my kids. They will be 12, 8 and turning 5 in May. I tried to click on the link and it may be too soon but it kept giving an error.

    • Hello Melanie,

      I sent your message to our Aquatics Director, Lindsay Agostini. She will be the most helpful in giving you more information and getting you started in swim lessons and swim team.

      Thank you,

  • We have 2 grandchildren who we’d like to sign up for June. Our grandson is 6 and needs private lessons. He has been at Children of the Sea for 2 years and isn’t swimming on his own.
    Our granddaughter is almost 2 yrs and would need Mommy & Me for her and our daughter in law.
    Could you let us know if you have lessons available for June.
    Thanks Mary

    • Hello Mary,
      We do have Group Swimming lessons for your grandson that starts June 10. We also have swimming lessons included in our summer camp. I have sent your contact information to our Aquatics Director, Lindsay Agostini, so she can let you know when we will have our next session of Mommy and Me. We also offer private and semi-private lessons that may also be helpful to you, and these can take place at any time, around your schedule. Please let me know if there’s anything else we can help with!

      Thank you,

  • I am interested in signing up my 5yo for swim lessons this summer. Can you send me some information on classes offered. Thank you

    • Hello Shayla,

      We offer group swimming lessons and private swimming lessons for 5 year olds. The group lessons start June 10. They will fill up very quickly. I would recommend stopping by to turn in a registration form as soon as possible. Private lessons are one-on-one swim instruction geared to meet the individual’s needs. Lessons are 30 minutes in duration and are scheduled based on the mutual availability of the instructor and student. Prices are based on packages. If you have any more questions please contact our Aquatics Director, Lindsay Agostini (lindsaya@jcccolumbia.org/803.787.2023 ext. 306). I hope this information helps! Thank you.

  • I am interested in swimming lessons for my 2 and 4 year old boys. Do you have anything available the last two weeks in July?

    • Hello Madison,

      I sent your message to our Aquatics Director, Lindsay Agostini, so she can give you more information.

      Thank you!

  • We brought our son to the mommy and me class last year. we are not members but wanted to see about getting him into swim lessons again this year. he will be 4 in June. would you be able to advise of the classes that are available so that we are able to get him signed up again this year. Thanks for your help! Jess Butler

    • Hi Jessica,

      I sent your comment to Megan LeGrand. She is our Aquatics Manager and will be the best person to help you with determining which lessons she recommends for your son. Thank you for contacting us!

      Best wishes,
      Melanie Pace

  • Can you please email me information about the Mommy and Me Classes available for this summer? Thanks!

  • When is the next beginner-intermediate group swim lessons? I saw the March dates on the form but we are a bit late for that :)



    • Hi Autumn,

      The next session starts April 4. I haven’t yet received the forms to put on the website but you can e-mail Megan LeGrand (meganl@jcccolumbia.org) to send them to you as soon as they are ready. Thanks!

  • I’m looking at the Youth Group Swimming Lessons or the Mommy & Me lessons for my 3 year old. Are the rates per lesson or per session (group of lessons)? Thanks!

  • My granddaughter is 18 months, and loves the pool. I would love to have her take lessons. Would you email the details, please. My telephone number is 803 788 1008. Thanks, Anita Ghaffar.

    • Hello Anita!

      Thank you for thinking of the JCC for your granddaughter’s swim lessons. I sent you an e-mail with information about private lessons and Mommy and Me lessons.

      Thank you!

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