Swim lessons will help your child (or you) develop overall fitness, strength, coordination, knowledge and understanding of water safety, as well as confidence in and around water. Swim lessons are tailored to fit each individual swimmer’s needs and focus on skills such as treading water, blowing bubbles, and stroke technique.
Private Swim Lessons
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Click here to register for semi-private swim lessons.
Group Swim Lessons
Click here to register for Monday Wee Swim Level 1 class
Click here to register for Tuesday Wee Swim Level 1 class
Click here to register for Saturday Wee Swim Level 1 class
Click here to register for Thursday Wee Swim Level 2 class.
Click here to register for Monday Dive Class for Beginners.
Click here to register for Monday/Wednesday Dive Class for Beginners.
Click here to register for Wednesday Dive Class for Beginners.
Meet the instructors!
Ann, affectionately known by her students as “Mrs. Swims,” grew up in North Asheville and learned to swim in the Old Manor Pool, which was practically across Charlotte Street from the JCC. Swimming has been a big part of Ann’s life as she’s been an age-group swimmer, triathlete, master swimmer and coach. For 5 years Ann was the swim coach for the Country Club of Asheville. For 30 years, she was a nationally ranked masters swimmer, and for 25 years she has been a triathlon age-group competitor, placing on the All-American Team. Most recently in a 2018 triathlon, Ann placed 2nd in the nation in her age group. We are thrilled to have Ann join our JCC instructional aquatics staff; she is available for private instructions for both children and adults.
Matt grew up in Indianapolis and participated in the city’s dynamic competitive swimming culture. He swam for McDaniel College, a division 3 school, eventually becoming team captain. Matt was the assistant coach for a large age group swim team in Carol County, Maryland, and after moving to WNC, he became the YMCA’s Aquatics Director. Later, Matt started his own business, Newton Aquatics Incorporated, which provided swimming instruction and personal training. Teaching primary age children to swim led him to be a primary school educator at Carolina Day School in 2007. In 2017, Matt decided to focus on his life-long passions for swimming and training, and we are very excited to have Matt be a part of the JCC Aquatics program! Matt is available for private lessons for children and/or adults. He has experience with and a wiliness to work one-on-one with beginners as well as with advanced swimmers seeking to improve their stroke development.