Swimming at Camp

Instructional Swimming

All campers enrolled in Keff receive swimming lessons from The J Swim School. Campers learn to swim using the swim-float-swim technique. Lessons focus on water safety and survival skills and then move to the 4 basic swim strokes and skills. All lessons are supervised vigilantly by the lifeguards on duty as well as by the swim instructors and camp staff.

On their first day of camp, campers are evaluated and placed in levels for lessons.  30-minute group lessons are held five days a week. *  Campers are taught in small groups based on swimming skill and ability.

Free Swim

All campers will enjoy free swim five days a week*. Every camper is swim tested on their first day of camp and receives a wristband that designates the pool section they are permitted to swim in. Campers are supervised by certified lifeguards and camp staff during swim periods.

*Weather permitting. Occasionally special programming precludes regular swim period.

The J Gators Swim Team

The J’s competitive swim team is a part of the Louisville Swim Association. Practice is 4 to 5 days per week depending on meet schedule. For more information contact Aquatics Director, Johnny Kimberlin at jkimberlin@jewishlouisville.org or 502-238-2742.

Swim team campers can be brought to swim team practice at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday by camp staff*. Campers will also be brought to home meets on Mondays as applicable. Please indicate swim team on camper pick-up form. Parents will need to pick up their children at the pool following practice. On Mondays, parents will need to pick up their campers if meet is scheduled away or there is no meet scheduled for that day.

*Practice schedules subject to change.

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To comply with the city's curfew order, the JCC will have a delayed opening on Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25 at 7 a.m.

The JCC will be closed for Yom Kippur on Monday, September 28, 2020

Friday, September 18 – Rosh Hashanah
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, September 19 – Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 20 – Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 28 – Yom Kippur

Friday, October 2 – Sukkot
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 3 – Sukkot

Friday, October 9 – Shemini Atzeret
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 10 – Shemini Atzeret

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