We're About Camaraderie, Teamwork, and...Swimming!

Dive into Karishim Swim Club! We're a year-round competitive team for kids ages 6-18.

Our supportive community of athletes provides a safe and friendly environment for swimmers to grow, make lasting friendships, and reach their full potential in the pool.

About the Program

Karishim (Sharks, in Hebrew) participates in USA Swimming sanctioned meets under the supervision of certified coaches. Swim groups are led by experienced USA-certified swim coaches in a low coach-to-swimmer ratio setting, ensuring that swimmers benefit from individualized attention.

We meet multiple times a week (total number of required practices depend on team grouping), with in-pool and dryland practices held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. Swimmers are offered the chance to participate in a wide range of local competitive programs each season.

How It Works

  • Karishim Swim Club is skill-based, rather than age-based. Following a tryout, swimmers are placed into a swim group based on their skill level.

  • To schedule a tryout, call us at 617.558.6490, or email karishim@jccgb.org.

  • A JCC membership is required to join the swim team.

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Transition From Lessons to the Team With Our Pre-Swim Program

Need a little something extra to bridge the gap between swim lessons and Karishim Swim Club?

Get your skills in shape with our Pre-Swim club! Kids ages 6-10 who love to swim and want to have fun can join our program devoted to developing strong values, building self-esteem, and enabling swimmers to meet their full potential. We'll get your child on the right track to being a seriously confident and skilled swimmer!

About the Program

Our focus is on teaching proper technique for all four strokes — butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. As such, there are no competitions at this level, just key skills like circle swimming, pace clock usage, basic team etiquette, and FUN!

How It Works

  • Like Karishim Swim Club, Pre-Swim Club is skill-based, rather than age based, and tryouts are required.
    • Swimmers should be able to "swim a 50" (that is, 50 meters, equivalent to two lengths of the JCC indoor pool) using both freestyle and backstroke.
  • To schedule a tryout, call us at 617.558.6490, or email karishim@jccgb.org.
  • JCC membership not required.

Meet the Team

Lauren Gale
Head Coach

A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Lauren has been swimming for as long as she can remember. At Bridgewater State, Lauren taught the Swim for America program and was head lifeguard and captain of the swim team for three years. More recently, she coached swimming at the South Shore YMCA. Lauren has a degree in Nutrition and Wellness, and is particularly interested in the connection between a healthy lifestyle and positive long-term outcomes for children.

We're here to help! Reach out to Lauren by phone, at 617.558.6490, or by email, at karishim@jccgb.org, with any questions.

Karishim Season Schedules

Fall SessionAugust 29-March 31
Spring SessionApril 10 - July 14

Rates

New Swimmers

 FallSpringFull YearApparel Fee
Mini Karishim$1,100$750$1,750$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Junior Prep$1,200$800$1,900$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Junior$1,250$850$2,000$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Age Group$1,350$900$2,150$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Senior Prep$1,450$950$2,150$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Senior$1,600$1,050$2,500$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
High School$1,100Not available$2,000$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)

Get your family in on savings with $100 off when a sibling joins!

Returning Swimmers

 FallSpringFull YearApparel Fee
Mini Karishim$1,200$850$1,900$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Junior Prep$1,300$900$2,050$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Junior$1,400$950$2,200$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Age Group$1,500$1,000$2,350$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Senior Prep$1,600$1,050$2,500$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
Senior$1,700$1,150$2,700$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)
High School$1,200Not available$2,100$85 (includes branded swim cap, bathing suit, and t-shirt)

Get your family in on savings with $100 off when a sibling joins!