After a short evaluation, students are placed in appropriate class levels. JCC Chicago’s teacher to student ratio gives each child the personal attention they need to be successful. Step-by-step, students build proficiency through levels that teach kids to swim through all four competitive strokes; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
Lenny Krayzelburg, a four-time Olympic gold medal swim medalist, developed this program based on best practices and the most advanced thinking in the field.
Developed by Lenny Krazelburg, the SwimRight™ curriculum uses the swim-float-swim technique as its foundation. This allows students to develop the water safety skills that prepare them to safely and confidently enter any body of water.
Our swim school moves children at their own pace through seven levels of proficiency:
Splasher – Getting wet, assisted back float, assisted basic swimming skills
Floater – Independent back float, master basic skills
Kicker – Safety drills, kicks, deep water confidence
Streamliner – Body position drills, streamline rolls, diving skills, safety skill 1
Freestyler – Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, starts & turns, safety skill 2
Glider – Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, starts & turns, safety skill 3
Flyer – Freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke, butterfly, starts & turns, safety skill 4
They receive a swim book to keep track of all the new skills they learn (with stickers to match), a color-coded swim cap corresponding to each level and for each mastered level, a ribbon to celebrate their achievements.
Lenny Krayzelburg is a four-time Olympic gold medalist from the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games who swept the backstroke events and led the world record-breaking medley relay at the 2000 Sydney Games. In 1999 and 2000 Lenny Krayzelburg was named the USA Swimming “Swimmer of the Year,” and became captain of the team at the 2004 Games.
He created the Lenny Krayzelberg Swim Academy to utilize his proven SwimRight method to teach kids all over the country how to feel comfortable and be safe in the water and create a foundation for proper swim technique.