Friday, August 16 - Monday, August 19 ALL JCC parking lots will be closed for Lehigh Valley Pride. All lots will reopen on Tuesday, August 20. The JCC building, outdoor pool and programming will run as scheduled during this time.

Swim Lessons and Classes

Choose from private, semi-private, group lessons and more. The JCC of the Lehigh Valley offers American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes taught by certified instructors, designed to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their skills in the water, as well as, essential safety skills in a positive and safe environment. Choose from a variety of private and small group swim classes for infants through adults. 


Swim lessons are scheduled by level. Don't know your level? Click here
or contact our Aquatics Department to schedule a free stroke analysis at 610.435.3571

Please see our Program Guide for the most recent swim lesson times and pricing.


Do you know that the J has instructors trained in working with special needs swimmers in our Adaptive Swim Program? We offer many options for students of all levels and abilities to join our excellent aquatic education programs. Our goal is to incorporate basic lifesaving, social, and learning skills necessary to be more independent in and around an aquatic setting. Days and times are flexible to meet client needs.


Private lessons are one-on-one with a certified instructor. To schedule private lessons, please contact Jodi Lovenwirth at 610.435.3571 ext. 118.


Semi-private lessons consist of a two person group. Children can benefit from taking semi-private lessons by having more one-on-one instruction time as well as the additional moral support of a family member or friend swimming beside them.


In group lessons, a small ratio is maintained to ensure each child gets one-on-one time with the instructor. Group lessons are available multiple days a week, as well as, by appointment.

BABY AND ME (6 Months - 3 Years)

Baby and Me classes are designed for children 6 months to three years. This class focuses on introduction to water safety for caregiver and child and having children become comfortable in the water.

LET'S SWIM TOGETHER (6 Months and Up)
This special program is designed for the home school student and their families. Jump in the pool for some fun and exercise.


Do you have a long-standing fear of the water? It's actually more common than you think. Whether you'd like to improve on your technique, learn new strokes, or simply learn to feel comfortable in the water, adult swim lessons are perfect place to start.

Meet Our Instructors


Hometown: Scranton, PA
Years at the J: 19 years
American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and CPR/First Aid Instructor

Jodi Lovenwirth



Hometown: Orefield, PA
Years at the J: 6 years
Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, and Aqua Aerobics Instructor

Kay Fried



Hometown: Emmaus, PA
Years at the J: 8 years
Adult/Special Needs Swim Instructor, water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and certified in CPR/AED and First Aid

Sallie Smith



Hometown: Allentown, PA
Years at the J: 8 years
Water Safety Instructor and certified in CPR/AED and First Aid

Susan Ritter



Hometown: Irvington, NJ
Years at the J: 40+ years
Preschool/Pre-K Swim Instructor

Peggy Waite    

For more information about any of our Learn to Swim programs or to schedule lessons, please contact Jodi Lovenwirth, Director of Aquatics, at 610.435.3571 ext. 118 or [email protected].

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