Safety in the water has become a significant parental concern. We’re not going to cite statistics, but let’s just say that there’s a real need to teach kids from a very young age how to swim, or at least how to stay afloat in the water. That’s where the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy comes in. The program launches this fall at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC – one of very few JCCs around the country to offer the program. Children as young as three months old are taught the SwimRight Method which teaches safety and swimming fundamentals.

The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy is also flexible for parents. Children can begin lessons at any time – they don’t have to wait for a class to begin. Children progress through the program at their own pace and can take lessons year-round.  Progress is captured in personal swimming journals complete with fun exercises and positive reinforcement.

The JCC is the only facility in the Boston area to offer the Swim Academy, created by four-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist (2000, 2004) Lenny Krayzelburg.

Free evaluations will be held from Sunday, September 9 through Saturday, September 15. An evaluation is needed in order to take lessons and be enrolled in the program. To set up an evaluation, call 617-558-6468 or -6469. To learn more, visit  To learn more about Lenny Krayzelburg, visit

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