Njswim, with six locations across New Jersey, provides swim lessons for all ages. First-timers to swim lessons will learn an effective skill progression that makes learning to swim fun and safe.
Swimming is a delight that people of any age can enjoy. It’s fun and a great physical activity. Having a good skill set is key to safety while in the water.
Our swim schools are committed to leading the way in teaching water safety to families. We are partners in Stop Drowning Now and Partners in Water Safety. Through education we hope to decrease the number of child drownings that occur annually.
Swim Class What Ifs…
Swim lessons for babies begin at 3 months. But don’t worry, it’s not unusual for parents to feel uneasy about their little one getting into the water at any age. Here some questions we here from parents about their child’s water safety education:
Q: What if my child seems terrified when the teacher coaxes him or her into the pool?
A: Njswim has teachers trained in handling a child’s first foray into the water. There is always a Deck Supervisor or a Manager nearby who can assist the teacher and child. After singing, playing, and talking gently, your child will begin to ease into the activity and relax. Teachers want children and parents to feel safe and secure.
Q: How long is Njswim’s swimming course?
A: Children who take year-round lessons will learn to swim at a faster pace. These guidelines make them safer around water and as swimmers. Time away from being in the water can cause some children to lose the skills they have developed over time.
Our 30-minute sessions are appropriate for any age swimmer. This amount of time keeps swimmers engaged and exciting about learning.
Learning the Basic Skill Levels
Even young-ones of 3 months to 30 months can begin get acclimated to the water, learn breath-control, and coordination within the pool.
Pre-Pre | Pre-school
At this stage, swimmers experience being in the pool independent of their parents. Time with teachers is spent learning breath-control, supported floating, and entering and exiting the pool safely.
Level 1 — Aquatic Adaptation
During this level, your youngster experiences skills such as breath-control, supported kicking, buoyancy, submerging, assisted paddling, and fundamental body positioning. All key components for beginning swimmers.
From this point, swim levels increase according to your child’s age, endurance, and capabilities. Our teaching is always child centric.
For swimmers between 7 and 14-years old, the program remains developmentally appropriate. Activities are designed to keep your kids interested in swimming, competing, and staying healthy.
How Large are Class Sizes?
Our student-teacher ratios are small with a three to one approach. We put safety first and adhere to what we call the Learn to Float Philosophy. Swim teachers focus on the comfort of our families by creating a positive environment to learn. Small groups in warm, inviting water helps swimmers feel safe and comfortable.
What to Bring to Your Lesson
Your child needs to be wearing a swimsuit and holding a towel. We have a swim diaper policy for children under the age of three. If your child needs goggles, a rash guard, swim caps or swim diapers, they are available for purchase at all our locations.
What are Njswim’s Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Safety and the protection of our students is our highest priority. Always. When the coronavirus is active, we will provide our students and families with the healthiest environment possible.
1. We are poised to make our safe facilities even safer as we fight the virus together.
2. The same highly trained teachers and fun team members at Njswim are here to answer your questions and concerns about our pledge to safety.
3. We will continue as a positive and productive environment that focuses on making our families comfortable.
4. Our pool water is of the highest quality and is tested regularly. The CDC has stated that coronavirus is not transmitted in pool water that is properly maintained.
5. We will continue our online payment and registration to allow for no-touch interactions. Use our Njswim App and our Family Portal.
What Policies Will Change as We Deal with COVID-19?
1. There will be a reduction in the number of people in our facility at one time.
2. We will require increased spacing and distancing in all areas.
3. Team members will wear face shields to protect our families and other staff members. We feel that shields allow for keeping teachers’ faces visible. Teachers’ faces are one of our best learning tools.
4. Teams, families, and any other individuals who enter our building will require health screenings and waivers.
5. No-contact thermometers will be used to check every person who enters the campus.
6. Hand sanitizer will be provided to every person who arrives at our facility. The installation of hand sanitizer stations has taken place around our schools.
7. Acrylic panels will serve as sneeze guards at every front desk.
8. All swimming equipment is sanitized between each class.
9. Increased disinfection of all hard surfaces occurs in the school every hour.
10. One-way traffic glow on the pool deck.
11. Signs in restrooms and sinks will convey the proper way to hand wash.
12. Signs will be placed around the campus to remind our families and students how to maintain safe social distancing.
Our locations in New Jersey include Florham Park, Sparta, Lakeside, and Warren, and Manasquan. Recently, Njswim added a new location in Brick, New Jersey. This facility is a unique and state-of-the-art location in the Laurel Square Shopping Center in Brick. The site measures a gigantic 8,000 square feet.
We have been teaching people, especially children, how to swim since 2001. Become a Njswim family and learn how to float!
Contact us today to find out even more about our extraordinary mission in water safety and swim.