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Student learning to swim in the LKSA

Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy

Anyone can be a happy, safe and confident swimmer. This is the philosophy of the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (LKSA) at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. LKSA is a unique aquatics education program organized around swimming foundations and designed with an emphasis on safety. From the age of three months, children (and adults) can start at any time—and learn and progress at their own pace!



Academy Hours

Monday-Thursday: 1-7:30pm
Friday: 1-5:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Free Evaluation

An evaluation is required for all swimmers before beginning the program. Call 617-558-6442 to arrange for an appointment. 

About LKSA

What is the program?
Following a free evaluation, swimmers are assigned to a swim level and select from one of the following: 

  • Parent-Tot sessions (max. 8 per class)
  • Group lessons (4-6 per class - 25 or 30 minutes)
  • Private lessons (children and adults - 15 minutes)

Students are taught the SwimRight® method which focuses on correct body positioning and proper alignment from the early stages of lessons. Progress is captured in personal swimming journals complete with fun exercises and lots of positive reinforcement.

One of the unique aspects of the LKSA program is the perpetual sign-up method, allowing you the flexibility to join the program whenever you'd like and change days, times or instructors at your convenience. As swimmers advance, they participate in safety tests to confirm their proficiency, enabling them to move ahead with a sense of accomplishment and pride. Call 617-558-6442 to request a lesson time.

Who are the instructors?
All instructors are accomplished aquatics instructors who have more than 40 hours of training in the SwimRight® method.

How long are the lessons? How frequently do I need to take lessons?
Consistency is the most important factor in gaining proficiency and confidence in the water.
In only a few short weeks, the Krayzelburg program has helped our son become more confident in the water. The incentive program is brilliant, getting the children enthusiastic to attend lessons and earn stickers toward their next swim level. I highly recommend LKSA to all parents. 
Matt A.

I just want to say how thrilled we are with the swim lessons our daughter is taking.  The LKSA program is great and the instructors are wonderful with the kids.
Colleen M.

My son isn't a year old yet, but he's already learning to swim and be safe in the water thanks to LKSA and the JCC!
Hilary F.

Our son's instructor has been wonderful - she's warm and engaging and she has helped our son feel comfortable and confident in the water.
Rachel and Dave S.

Learn More

Call 617-558-6442 or email lksainfo@jccgb.org. To learn more about Lenny Krayzelburg, four-time Olympic® swim champion and founder of LKSA, visit the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy website.

Lenny Krayzelburg JCC Swim Academy Boston slide show
Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy information sheet 
Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy video
Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy rates/holiday schedule
Lenny Krayzelburg offers tips on teaching kids to swim - aired on Fox 25 News Feb 12, 2013
New England Cable News (July 2014) story on the JCC's LKSA program
6 Things You Need to Know About Survival Based Swim Programs - article from Boston Mamas blog - March 2015

Of Interest

JCC Aquatics/Swim Team
Leventhal-Sidman JCC Indoor Pool
Leventhal-Sidman JCC Outdoor Pool
Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy