Sports, Recreation, and Athletics

Youth Athletic Leagues

A child plays for free if his/her parent is the head coach for the team (limit of one). Parents/guardians are required to sign a completed participant waiver form before a player may participate. League sponsorship (Your logo on every jersey) is available. If you have questions or are interested in coaching, call 757-321-2308.

To register for any sports league/event, call 757-321-2338, or visit the JCC Customer Service Desk.

JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest for ages 12-17 years

Open to all Jewish children, ages 12-17 for the ArtsFest and ages 13-16 for the Games, the annual JCC Maccabi sports and performance festival features delegations of Jewish teens from all over the world. The Games is an Olympic-style sports competition for baseball, basketball, flag football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and track and field. The ArtsFest is a performance workshop and showcase for acting/improve, culinary arts, dance, musical theater, rock band, visual arts, social media squad, and vocal music. Travel, food, lodging, and Team Virginia Beach delegation gear and uniforms are all included. This year’s sites for the Games and for the ArtsFest are in Orange County, California. Individual performers and athletes are all welcome, and team sport participants may join a local delegation team or a “mixed” team of players from around the world. Contact delegation head Tom Edwards for schedules, deadlines, and information. More information is available on the JCC Maccabi website:, 757-321-2308.
Sunday-Friday | 8/05/2018 –8/10/2018
5:30 – 6:30pm | Orange County, California
$1800 | $1700 JCC members

Lifeguard Certification Course for ages 15+ years

This is a 4-day course for American Red Cross Lifeguard full certification, to include ARC Lifeguard, CPR, and AED certified training. All manuals are supplied online. Each day of class includes classroom and in-water instruction. Bring swim clothes, towel, dry clothes, and needed lunch/drink. Each participant is required to bring own CPR pocket mask.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Saturday | 4/13/2018 – 4/21/2018
4pm-8pm, 8am-4pm, 8am-4pm, 8am-3pm | JCC Indoor Pool and meeting room
4-day course | $250 | $210 JCC members

USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aqualthon ages 7 – 15 years

The Simon Family JCC in Virginia Beach is the local regional host for the USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Splash & Dash for kids ages 7-15, which is a sports event that combines swimming and running. Ages 7-10 have a 100-meter swim and 1-mile run, and ages 11-15 have a 200-meter swim and 2-mile run, all to be held on the sprawling JCC campus. This is a fantastic combination event for all skill levels that promotes fitness and fun. Registration includes an event shirt, finisher medal, and USAT youth one-year membership. There will be live music and vendors at the finish line.

Just register and get details via the online link below, and come have a great time at the JCC!

Click here to register.

Sunday | 5/20/2018
1:00 – 4:00pm | JCC pools and Sandler Family Campus
$40 | $40 JCC members

Swordfish Youth Summer Swim Team for ages 5 – 18

Open to all boys and girls ages 5-18, this recreational competitive swim team offers certified, experienced coaching to swimmers that wish to improve technique, get fit, and make friends. Swim meets against other teams are scheduled (TBA–none on weekends) for the middle of the summer, concluding with a JCC team championship on 07/26, 6:00pm. An important Parents’ Meeting is on 05/22 at 6:00pm in conjunction with Swimmer Qualification on 05/22 at 6:00pm. Swimmers must qualify to the satisfaction of the team coach (ages 5-8 must swim 25 meters, ages 9-18 must swim 50 meters). This is NOT swim lessons, though competitive experience is not required. First afternoon practice is 05/29, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Morning practices (8:00am-9:00am) will be offered beginning 06/18. Swimmers may choose to attend either of the two daily practices. No practices on Fridays. A sibling discount of $25 is available at registration. Each swimmer gets a custom team swimsuit and swim cap. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 05/25! If you wish to register, please visit the JCC in person, or call 757-321-2338. Call 757-321-2308 if you have questions.

5/29/2018 – 7/26/2018
Afternoon practices start 5/29/2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm| JCC Outdoor Pool
Morning practices start 6/18/2018 8:00am – 9:00am| JCC Outdoor Pool
$235 | $185 JCC Members

Youth Spring Tee-Ball for ages 3-6 years

Open to all children ages 3-6, this league teaches the basic techniques and skills of the game of tee-ball to include throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and team work. Participants practice once a week on Monday, with a game each Tuesday. Team jersey is included. No rain dates. A child of a team’s Head Coach may play for free.

Mondays & Tuesdays | 3/19/2018 – 5/08/2018 (no practices or games 4/2-3/2018)
5:30 – 6:30pm | JCC Outdoor Baseball Field
7 weeks | $80 | $60 JCC members


These twice-a-week training sessions are offered in monthly packages, October through April, and are off-season opportunities for swimmers to have the Swordfish coaching staff help them work on conditioning, swim stroke techniques, flip turns, and race strategies in preparations for the 2018 summer season or as a great way to stay active and healthy during the winter. Participants do NOT have to be a Swordfish Swim Team member in order to participate, but should be experienced swimmers. This is NOT swim lessons for non-swimmers. The swim team staff will make all judgment calls regarding a swimmer’s ability to participate. Call 757-321-2316 if you have questions.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | October, 2017 – April, 2018 (no training 10/05, 10/12, 11/23, and 4/03)
6:00 – 7:00pm | JCC Indoor Pool
Monthly | $65 | $50 JCC Members