The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy in Cherry Hill offers swim lessons and programs for children of all ages. Started in 2005 by four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, “our core purpose is to teach and inspire children to be water safe.” Since our inception we have taught thousands of kids’ water safety and the importance of knowing how to swim.
Using the SwimRight Method, the LKSA utilizes the swim-float-swim technique as its foundation, and focuses on providing children with the knowledge of confidence and safety in and around the water. From these basic skills we take students from beginning stages of swimming all the way to learning all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
We offer a variety of classes to meet every parents’ need. From parent-child classes, private lessons, group classes and stroke development, you can find it all here at the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy.
The SwimRight Method
Our Learn-to-Swim program features six levels in the SwimRight Method that was developed by Lenny Krayzelburg and his staff. SwimRight is a sophisticated, result driven approach that has evolved from other methods over a period of 40 years, and is a synthesis of the best philosophies and most advanced thinking in the field. This method is based on progressive learning techniques, so that within their first set of lessons, children greatly improve their chances to save themselves if they purposely or accidentally enter into any body of water. The SwimRight curriculum uses the swim-float-swim technique as its foundation. All students are taught first to have an instinct to roll over onto their backs to breathe, which provides them with the ultimate tool for saving themselves in a time of need. Additionally, this approach provides the proper body positioning for learning the strokes. Step by step, building upon these core mechanics, students develop impeccable form in the four competitive strokes.
SwimRight Method Curriculum Award System
The SwimRight Method has six levels of learning. Each level has a fun name attached to it, so that every child belongs to their very own level in the academy. Whether a Splasher, a Floater, a Kicker, a Streamliner, a Freestyler, or a Flyer all students in the program will receive color coded swim caps along the way to recognize their achievements and inspire them to move up to the next level. Also every student in the program will get their own swim book to help keep track of their progress. As they move up from one level to another they will receive ribbons recognizing graduation from a particular level.
Survival Tests Curriculum
Besides learning various skills in each level, kids will experience something very unique to our program, the survival tests. In the survival tests we provide both the parents and the children with the confidence of knowing that their child can survive in a real-life situation. This is a very unique and valued part of the SwimRight Method and our program. We are proud to say that we truly put our teachings to the test!
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Our swim academy is located at
The Katz JCC
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003