Youth Swim Team

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The APJCC is excited to announce its new, revamped Youth Swim Team program! 

Here are the details about our new team:

The JCC Narwhals Swim Team is a recreational, year-round team for youth ages 5-18. Swimmers are divided into three levels based on ability.

Our focus is on FUN and FITNESS! Our professional coaches provide swimmers with clear goals and work on building technique and endurance. We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays  year-round, with an optional third practice on Fridays. During the summer we also participate in weekend swim meets with other Bay Area JCCs.

Tuesday and Thursday Practice: choose 4:00-5:00pm OR 5:00-6:00pm

Friday Practice (optional): 4:00-5:15p

To schedule a try-out or for additional information, please contact aquatics@svjcc.org or call 408.357.7428.

Our new swim coach is Nikita Chuyanov. Read his biography below!


JCC Full Center Members
  2 days $68, 3 days $93

JCC Social members or Non-Members
  2 days $148, 3 days $198

Required Equipment: Swim team participants need only provide their own goggles and swim cap. The JCC will provide everything else!

Swim Meets: Meets may involve additional expenses.

Leave of Absence: Unlike other teams, the JCC doesn't charge a fee to "hold your spot" on the team during months when you can't participate. Just let us know in advance that you won't be swimming that month.


  • A Team - 200 yard IM with mastery of all 4 strokes.

  • B Team  - 200 yard IM with basic proficiency in all 4 strokes.

  • C Team - 100 yard IM with basic proficiency in all 4 strokes.

What's an "IM"? It stands for "individual medley." It means swimming 25 yards each of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.


To Register for our Youth Swim Team please complete a Program Registration Form.  

Meet Nikita Chuyanov, Our New Swim Coach

The JCC is excited to announce our new swim coach, Nikita Chuyanov! Nikita joined the JCC staff in October 2014.

Nikita says:

"Over the past 10 years, I have pretty much done everything Aquatics-related, but found my true passion to be training age group swimmers for competition in the sport. I also had the opportunity to acquire internship experience in group exercise and physical therapy, giving me the confidence to do strength and conditioning work with swimmers outside the water. I am a firm believer that properly designed, age appropriate, out-of-water functional strength, flexibility, balance/coordination and time reaction drills/exercises significantly improve a swimmer's performance in the water."

When we asked him what is his vision for the swim team, what's his coaching philosophy, he replied with a quote from John Wooden, "Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming."

And, Nikita added, "I believe in being very technical, and making an effort to fine tune every aspect of a swimmer's stroke. When proper stroke mechanics are acquired correctly, speed will come as a result. I also want to help the swimmers appreciate the sport, and motivate them to become exceptional high school and college swimmers. In athletics, it not really about what the coach wants, but rather, what the athletes want. And it's the coach's job to guide the athletes on the correct path. If the swimmers want to work really hard and make an effort to qualify for JO's and Far Westerns, then we know that we are doing something right."

When he's not coaching swimming, Nikita enjoys working out and cross training.

Nikita's Credentials

  • B.S. Kinesiology (emphasis: Physiology of Fitness and Health) - San Francisco State University
  • Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Water Safety Instructor (American Red Cross)
  • Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross)


A note about fees: If you are registering a child for an aquatics program, please note that the program fee is based on the child's JCC membership status, not the parent's JCC membership status. If the child is a Full Center Member, he or she receives the Full Center Member discount.


The APJCC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that welcomes everyone. We rely on generous donations to continue serving our community and those in need. A beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and a proud member of the JCC Association of North America. This website copyright 2014 Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley.

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