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Aquatics at The J

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Aquatics Programs

Our comprehensive Aquatics program ranges from recreation to competition to instruction, with something for everyone beginning at six months old. Fee-based instructions are available for youth and adults.

Classes in water aerobics and more advanced training classes with our Master's Swim program are included in your membership.

The Aquatics Department is an official American Red Cross Service Provider. All staff members and swim instructors are trained and/or certified. See the links below for more information on all of our Aquatics programs.

Youth Group Lessons Swim Club (formerly Swim Team) Adult Aquatics Classes Customized Swim Lessons


Lifeguard, CPR, + Water Safety Training

For those looking to become Lifeguards or CPR Trained, and those looking to keep and upgrade their Lifeguard status, we offer Lifeguard and WSI (water safety) Training as well as CPR Training. 

Lifeguard/WSI Training CPR Training


Indoor Pool

For year-around swimming, lessons, water therapy, and other aquatics activities visit our indoor pool in Kansas City. Lap-swimming enthusiasts will enjoy our six lanes, measuring 25 yards with depths from four to six feet. Please see our schedule for days and times of dedicated lap lanes. Our indoor swim area includes a whirlpool, along with a certified lifeguard at all times.


Outdoor Pool

Enjoy our Olympic-sized outdoor pool in Kansas City with diving boards, family-friendly water slides, toddler-specific pool with toys and shaded screens to protect from the sun. Plus certified lifeguards on-duty and a convenient snack bar.



Pool Rules + Policies

Lap Swimming Etiquette

While lap swimming is available, there are times when lap lanes are limited due to other programs. Please familiarize yourself with the pool schedule. Lap lanes are first-come-first-serve. However, during peak usage, it will become necessary for you to share your lane with another swimmer(s). When approaching to share a lane, please ask the person who is already occupying the lane. When sharing a lane, each person may choose a side of the lane or circle swim. Please remember to stay to your side of the lane including your legs and arms.


Circle Swim Courtesy

When looking to join a lane for circle swimming, look at the speed of the other swimmers and select a lane that is appropriate for you. Then notify the swimmer(s) in that lane that you would like to join them. Keep to the right at all times. Swimming within a lane is by agreement of the majority. Swimmers should arrange themselves in speed order, fastest to slowest. Always be aware of what is going on in your lane. If a swimmer behind you looks as though he/she may overtake you on the next lap, stop and wait in the corner for the swimmer to pass Push off underwater to avoid making waves for oncoming swimmers.


Aquatics Policies

As with any class or program, The J's Aquatics program does adhere to cancellation, pro-rate and refund policies. Please see our policy page for more information.

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