Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Swim & Dive Team

Members, Ages 5-18

Open to Members, ages 5-18, our Swim & Dive Team is a great way to learn new skills or strengthen existing ones. Our experienced coaching staff works to help team members progress in ability and technique while also encouraging teamwork, leadership, and personal goal setting – skills that can translate into everyday life. Participants will build technique, endurance and speed. All Swim & Dive Team participants must have passed a certain level of swim lessons. Swim and Dive tiers levels are listed below. Swim Team is led by Klara Gilbert. Originally from Israel, Klara competed for the swim team at Fresno Pacific University. She won the NAIA national championship in 2012.  Please call the Aquatics Department at (402) 334-6473 for help determining your child’s skill level. Questions? Email us at

Fitter Faster Swim Clinic

September 20-22: Explosive Starts & Turns
Fitter & Faster is producing a 2-day swim camp at the J September 20-22. Swimmers ages 12 & over will have sessions Friday and Saturday. Swimmers ages 9-11 will have sessions Saturday and Sunday. Please note, the JCC is the host site only for this event. We will NOT take registrations. All registrations must be completed at

Age 9-11: Saturday & Sunday
Check in 11:00 a.m. | Camp 11:15 a.m. -1:45 p.m.

Age 12 & Over: Friday & Saturday
Friday: Check in 5:00 p.m. | Camp 5:15-8:15 p.m.
Saturday: Check in 2:15 p.m. | Camp 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Upcoming Session

Fall / Winter Season
September 16 – December 11  (13 weeks)

Swim Team Placement Days
This event will be an evaluation before the season starts to make sure they enrolled at the correct level and pass minimum requirements. Swimmers may be asked to switch to a level that best fits their skill level. Attendance is encouraged, those that do not receive an evaluation on placement day may be asked to switch practice groups after the season starts.
Monday, Sept. 9……….4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11…4:30-6:30 p.m.

Silver Sharks

  • For those new to the program
  • Need to have passed Level 4 swim lessons or schedule a swim test.
  • Learn drills, dives and turns while building stroke technique and endurance.
  • Prerequisite for Silver level: 25 freestyle w/ side breath, 25 back stroke, 25 basic breast stroke, dolphin kick

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Monday & Wednesday, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Member: $210
Non: $294
code: 14-0916S

Red Sharks

  • Past participants still at beginner level
  • Need to have passed Level 4 swim lessons  or schedule a swim test.
  • Learn drills, dives and turns while building stroke technique and endurance.
  • Prerequisite for Red level: 50 Freestyle w/ side breathing, 25 back stroke, 25 breast stroke, dolphin kick, basic dive off the wall

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Monday & Wednesday, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Member: $210
Non: $294
code: 14-0916R

Black Sharks

  • Need to have passed Level 5 swim lessons, advanced from Silver / Red Shark, or schedule a swim test.
  • Intermediate sharks build form, speed and endurance to prepare them for competition swimming.
  • Prerequisites for Black level – By invitation only, must have coach’s evaluation to join or graduate

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Monday & Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Member: $250
Non: $300
code: 14-0916B

Gold Sharks


  • Need to advance from Black Shark
  • Gold Sharks perform advanced drills and swimming greater distances to push them toward their greatest potential as swimmer.
  • Prerequisites for Gold level – By invitation only, must have coach’s evaluation to join or graduate from black sharks w coach’s approval

Learn More…

Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Member: $250
Non: $300
code: 14-0916G



Call Us

Member Services
(402) 334-6426

Stop By

333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154

Contact Us

Aquatics Department
(402) 334-6473

You Belong Here

The Jewish Community Center has been a big part of Omaha for more than eight decades! We opened our doors in 1925 and still, today continue to serve everyone in the community with our state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding programs, and dedicated staff. We’ve been here in the past, we’re here today and we’ll be here tomorrow.