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Swim Lessons

Membership at JVST includes one session of swim lessons for all children in the family! 

Lessons are held on Monday, through Thursday, between 10:30 and noon. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes and is taught by one of our American Red Cross swimming instructors. 

Lesson sign-up forms will be available in the cottage starting on Saturday, June 1st. There are six levels to choose from, accommodating all swimmers from beginner to advanced. If you're not sure which lesson your child should be in, please contact Gretchen Dunn

Once you register your child on the form in the cottage and indicate your session preferences, you will be put into the appropriate lesson and will be available on the members only pages. Lessons times are usually posted a few days prior to the start of the swim session.

Sign-ups for Session 1 must be completed by June 20th

American Red Cross Swim Levels     

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.

If you have any questions, please email Gretchen at

2024 Swim Lesson Sessions 

Session 1 - June 24 - July 18th
Session 2 - July 22nd - August 15th

*1 swim sessions per child are included in your membership. You may elect to do the 3rd session for $100.

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