Instructional swim has begun, and we are off to a great start! Campers have received their swim caps and have officially been placed in their first swim groups for the summer! New campers were evaluated for the first time and return campers were placed in groups correspondi
ng to the levels they ended on last summer.
At the JCC Camps at Medford, we teach the Lenny Krayzelbug Swim Academy (LKSA) which teaches the “Swim Right” method and was created by 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg. The method, which progresses through eight levels, teaches water safety first and then proper technique, with an initial emphasis on swimmers being water safe. We teach all of our campers to instinctually roll to their back float as a means for water safety.
Over the next 6 weeks your campers will be working hard with their instructors to be water safe and to refine their strokes. Beginning at the end of Week 2, all campers in Camp Hilltop and Shalom will receive a weekly swim messenger, which will track their progress through the swim program.
New for this year: campers will receive a paper swim notice to bring home each time one of the Aquatics Leadership Team members comes to evaluate. That way, you will be notified about the evaluation, know if your camper is ready to move up, or be made aware of what skills they