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Whether it means taking on the responsibilities of adulthood or finally being able to call yourself a teenager, turning 13 is a big deal. It’s nice to have a strong community here to support you as you bridge the gap from childhood to adulthood. The classes below are open to all 13-17 year olds in the community.

12 & 13 year old members are encouraged to take and complete the Youth Strength Training program in order to receive a wristband that allows access to the Habush Fitness Floor.

14-17 year old members are welcome to enjoy the Habush Fitness Floor and participate in many adult fitness, aquatics, and recreation classes including the more than 75 free group exercise classes offered throughout the week.

Many teens also enjoy part time and seasonal job opportunities available at the JCC.

Questions about our classes?

Contact Sarah Siegel, Engagement Director, at 414-967-8185.

Summer Classes open to 13-17 year olds

Sand Volleyball at the JCC Waterpark

Children & Families: Youth Sports & Leagues

Its all about the basics but in the Great Outdoors- Come play volleyball in the sand!
Dates: Jun 20, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Days of the week: Thu
Times: 04:15pm - 05:00pm
Ages: 11 - 15
Young Athletes Speed Agility and Weight Lifting

Children & Families: Youth Sports & Leagues

Young Athletes creates a solid base and understanding of movements functional to sport, speed agility training and/or high school lifting. We focus on key components of athletics such as balance, coordination, timing, flexibility, mobility, stamina, explosion and power. There is an emphasize injury prevention, proper body mechanics and recovery while creating body awareness to identify all or any potential hazards. Implement mind-body activities to challenge athletes to parallel game-like situations allowing relaxation at crunch-time or when the game is on the line. Increase the athletes’ ability to excel on the field while having fun learning about the fundamentals of exercise and sport performance training. Teach breathing as a form of core support prior to any loading or Olympic lifting.
Dates: Jun 21, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
Days of the week: Fri
Times: 03:30pm - 04:25pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Young Athletes Speed Agility and Weight Lifting

Children & Families: Youth Sports & Leagues

Young Athletes creates a solid base and understanding of movements functional to sport, speed agility training and/or high school lifting. We focus on key components of athletics such as balance, coordination, timing, flexibility, mobility, stamina, explosion and power. There is an emphasize injury prevention, proper body mechanics and recovery while creating body awareness to identify all or any potential hazards. Implement mind-body activities to challenge athletes to parallel game-like situations allowing relaxation at crunch-time or when the game is on the line. Increase the athletes’ ability to excel on the field while having fun learning about the fundamentals of exercise and sport performance training. Teach breathing as a form of core support prior to any loading or Olympic lifting.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
Days of the week: Tue
Times: 04:00pm - 04:55pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Youth Swim Lessons
Youth Level 4 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & backstroke for ½ the large pool length. The must also be able to tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick and body motion), the backcrawl, elementary backstroke, the breaststroke arm movement, jumping into deep water, and introduction to diving.
Dates: Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & backstroke for ½ the large pool length. The must also be able to tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick and body motion), the backcrawl, elementary backstroke, the breaststroke arm movement, jumping into deep water, and introduction to diving.
Dates: Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 1 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 4 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & backstroke for ½ the large pool length. The must also be able to tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick and body motion), the backcrawl, elementary backstroke, the breaststroke arm movement, jumping into deep water, and introduction to diving.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & backstroke for ½ the large pool length. The must also be able to tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick and body motion), the backcrawl, elementary backstroke, the breaststroke arm movement, jumping into deep water, and introduction to diving.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 1 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 4 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Jul 15, 2019 - Aug 7, 2019
Days of the week: Mon, Wed
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & backstroke for ½ the large pool length. The must also be able to tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick and body motion), the backcrawl, elementary backstroke, the breaststroke arm movement, jumping into deep water, and introduction to diving.
Dates: Jul 15, 2019 - Aug 7, 2019
Days of the week: Mon, Wed
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jul 15, 2019 - Aug 7, 2019
Days of the week: Mon, Wed
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 4 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Jun 17, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Days of the week: Mon, Wed
Times: 05:30pm - 06:00pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & backstroke for ½ the large pool length. The must also be able to tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick and body motion), the backcrawl, elementary backstroke, the breaststroke arm movement, jumping into deep water, and introduction to diving.
Dates: Jun 17, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Days of the week: Mon, Wed
Times: 04:00pm - 04:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jun 17, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Days of the week: Mon, Wed
Times: 04:45pm - 05:15pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 6 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to do the following activity (minimally) A) Dive into deep water, swim the front crawl for 100 yards and then swim backstroke for 100 yards. B) Swim 25 yards breaststroke and butterfly and demonstrate feet first and head first surface dives. Participants must also demonstrate proper turns including flip turns. Activities will include swim race etiquette, such as proper starts, breakouts, turns, finishes, and use of the pace clock. Swimmers will also learn basic lifeguarding techniques and prerequisites.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:00am - 09:30am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 5 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to do the following activity (minimally) A) Dive into deep water, swim the front crawl for 50 yards and then swim backstroke for 50 yards. B) swim 25 yards breaststroke of butterfly. Activities will include refinement and endurance of all strokes, flip turns while swimming on front & back, shallow start dive and development of setting up a swimming fitness program.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 4 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front & back crawl for 25 yards, breaststroke for ½ the pool and tread/float water for 1 minute. Activities include introduction to underwater swimming, standing dives, front & back turns and refinement of all strokes.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 11:15am - 11:45am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 3 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Participants in this class must be able to complete the front crawl with rotary breathing & back crawl for ½ the pool and tread water/float for 30 seconds and get back to safety. Activities will include introduction to several new strokes: the butterfly stroke (kick & body motion), the back crawl, elementary backstroke, the breast stroke arm movement, jumping into deep water and an introduction to diving.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 11:15am - 11:45am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

The next step after Pre-School Level 3 Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 2 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

The next step after Pre-School Level 3. Participants enrolled in this class must be able to front & backstroke for ¼ length of the large pool (coordinated arm & leg action). Activities will include refining coordinated arm & leg action with an introduction to rotary breathing (breathing to the side while swimming on front), swimming on side and treading water.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 10:30am - 11:00am
Ages: 6 - 13
Youth Level 1 Swim

Aquatics: Youth Swim Lessons

Beginners for children ages 6 & up Participants enrolled in this class will become familiar with the skills in the Pre-School Lesson Program. This level is designed for the older child to begin in an age appropriate lesson. This lesson will be taught in both the teaching and big pool.
Dates: Jun 23, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Days of the week: Sun
Times: 09:00am - 09:30am
Ages: 6 - 13
Swim Team
JCC Triggerfish Swim Team

Aquatics: Swim Team

Participants in this program must have passed all requirements of Youth Level 3 to be successful. The program is designed to introduce your child to the concept of a swim team and using swimming as a form of exercise. Workouts are held twice a week learning a proper warm-up and refinement of strokes through drills to understand a balanced workout/practice. All swimmers will review the basic components of competitive swimming strokes, starts, turns and training tactics. Please contact Assistant Aquatics Director/Head Coach, Taylor Ladd with any questions at tladd@jccmilwaukee.org or 414-967-8191.
Dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Days of the week: Tue, Thu
Times: 06:30pm - 07:30pm
Ages: 6 - 13
Adult Swim
Arthritis Aquatics

Aquatics: Adult Swim

Alleviate pain from arthritis with a gentle exercise routine conducted in our heated small pool by a nationally certified arthritis instructor.
Dates: Jun 19, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019
Days of the week: Wed
Times: 10:15am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 99
Arthritis Aquatics

Aquatics: Adult Swim

Alleviate pain from arthritis with a gentle exercise routine conducted in our heated small pool by a nationally certified arthritis instructor.
Dates: Jun 17, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019
Days of the week: Mon
Times: 10:15am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 99

More for Teens

Stay active and connect with your friends by exploring all the JCC has to offer.

Fitness Floor

Find your fit with over 45 cardio machines, functional training space, free weights, and more.

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Rec Leagues

Many adult leagues like volleyball and softball are open to older teens.

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Volunteer

Youth groups and families are always appreciated at the Jewish Community Pantry.

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