Metairie Swim Lessons



SELA AQUATICS at the Metairie JCC

clientuploads/Webpage Images/SELA-Red-Logo_WEB.jpgWe are pleased to announce that our Metairie campus has partnered with SELA AQUATICS to manage our pool this summer. SELA AQUATICS is a regional company that provides American Red Cross Safety certifications such as CPR and Lifeguarding, and a comprehensive pool management service for pools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Their staff of experienced professionals set the standard for aquatics safety and training in Louisiana. As part of the pool management service, SELA AQUATICS will certify and provide on-going skills training for our lifeguards and swim instructors, as well as manage the employment of our guards, swim team coaches, and swim instructors at the JCC in Metairie. We are very happy to have them on board and we look forward to a great partnership! 


Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. This course is fun-filled and helps introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.
May 29 - June 7
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 3 and under
Instructor: Emily Ross
$70 members only
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie


Children learn to swim at the JCC in a safe environment. JCC experienced water safety instructors understand the fears and feelings that come with learning to swim. Swim lessons are tailored to fit your child's experience level and schedule. Semi-private lessons are for groups of 2 - 3 individuals at the same skill level who register together.

MEMBERS ONLY, Ages 3 and up


Six 30-minute lessons: $150 (May - July)


2 - 3 swimmers
Six 30-minute lessons: $100 (May - July)

Register for Swim Lessons online at




Schedules will vary. Class details may be found on the JCC Group Exercise schedule.

Free to Gold Members | $10/class Silver and Non-Members





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