PJCC Aquatics Newsletter: November 2018

PJCC Aquatics November 2018 Newsletter

 In This Issue:

Effective November 1: New Registration Process for Swim Lessons Starting in 2019

With the Thursday, November 1 opening of registration for January group swim lessons, we are unveiling our new registration system, MyPJCC. First-time users enrolling in this new system will require assistance from our Aquatics staff, so beginning November 1, please contact us at 650.378.2782. We are happy to guide you through the process.

The Aquatics Office will also be handling all group lesson registrations in our existing and new systems. Please call or visit our Aquatics Office with any questions or for assistance in signing up!

Please note: Registration for November/December swim lessons will remain the same.

Highlights and Benefits of Our New 2019 Registration System

  • Automatic rollover enrollment from month to month
    • No longer will you need to sign up at the office each month! Sign up once and continue as long as needed until your child is ready for the next level.
    • Graduation and transfer from class to class now handled by Aquatics Office staff in coordination with your preferred schedule!
  • Monthly billing versus our one and two month session billing
    • Enjoy greater flexibility with schedules!
  • All class days now offered as a once-per-week option
    • Studies show, and we have always strongly encouraged, that if your goal is faster skill improvements, you will see the greatest results by attending lessons at least twice per week. Once-per-week options offer the greatest flexibility in scheduling.
  • Electronic class skill tracking and electronic bi-monthly report cards so parents can keep track of the progress of their child(ren)

  • Coming late 2019: Online registration and class changes


As always, we’re here to help! Let us know how we can offer assistance. Reach us at:

Aquatics Office Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday & Wednesday: 2:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 2:45 – 7:45 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Autumn: The Best Time for Swim Lessons

Before the weather gets too chilly and the chaos of the holidays begins, take this time to polish your swimming skills! Sign up for our award-winning group or private swim lessons for children and adults of all levels, and learn why swimming isn’t just a great workout, but also an important safety skill.

Barracudas in the Pink!

The fearsome Barracuda swim team just completed one of their biggest events of the year: the always exciting “Pink or Sink” swim meet. Held on the last Sunday in October, the annual meet coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and generous donations help support the Pink Ribbon Program at the PJCC. The cheering audience was pink with pride as more than 60 Barracudas sliced through the water to race against the Great White Sharks from San Francisco JCC. Great job, team!

What Follows a Seal?

Why, a Barracuda of course! After completing the Seals level, find out if your child is ready to take it to the next level as an awesome Barracuda. To schedule a swim team tryout, please contact our Aquatics Office at 650.378.2782.

Deadlines and Registration Reminders

All Sessions Start New in November
If you haven’t yet reserved your spot for November/December lessons, we still have limited space. Please remember that children must be accompanied to their lesson. Dropping a child off at the front is not an option. Parents of children 7–12 years MUST remain in the facility and parents of children under age 7 must stay on the pool deck during the lesson.

No Class Dates in November/December

  • Monday, November 19– Sunday, November 25 (Thanksgiving week)
  • Saturday, December 22–Friday, January 4 (Winter Break)

Registration Made Easy!

Missed Classes
We do not offer make up classes for missed classes. In some cases, we will honor a doctor’s note if a physician saw the child, and will arrange for a swim lesson credit.

Complimentary Swim Evaluations
Not sure of your class level?  Our swim instructors will meet with your child in the water to assess their swim proficiency and place them in the appropriate level. Call our Aquatics Office at 650.378.2782 to schedule your free evaluation today!

PJCC is Hiring!
Interested in becoming part of the Aquatics team?  We’re looking for dedicated staff to lifeguard, teach swim lessons, and coach our Barracuda youth swim team. No experience is necessary and we will provide the certification training. Positions include free PJCC Center Membership as well as additional swim lesson and Center benefits and discounts. Learn more by contacting Aquatics Manager, Courtney Smith.


Benefits of Membership: Reduced Swim Lesson Rates

Did you know that Center Members enjoy reduced rates on swim lessons, saving as much as $50 per session? Take advantage of our special monthly membership offer and start saving!

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