Free Swim Lessons for Kindergarten and 1st Graders Limited Time Offer
In partnership with the Washington Township School District, Njswim is offering: Free Swim Lessons to Kindergarten and 1st Graders in the Washington Township School District now through December 31, 2021. Limited Space Available.
Thanks to the efforts of Njswim Founder, Joe Oehme and Washington Township Mayor Gattinelli, this limited time offer is centered around the Njswim mission to help children become safer in and around the water.
Registration is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for kindergarten and 1st graders in the Washington Township School District. Parents can register and complete a waiver here.
Read the full Press Release below for more information about Njswim and this special program.
Washington Twp, NJ – As New Jersey’s leader in water safety education, Njswim has created a partnership with the Washington Township School District. Now through December 31st, Njswim is providing free swim lessons to every Kindergarten and First Grade student in the Washington Twp School District.
The new program is the culmination of efforts by Njswim Founder, Joe Oehme and Washington Township Mayor Gattinelli, to teach water safety to the elementary school students in the community.
Njswim is waiving all fees and tuition through the remainder of 2021 for all Washington Township kindergarten and first grade students to experience the benefits of small group lessons, a heated pool and highly trained swim teachers who get to know each individual student. The free swim lessons are scheduled once per week, are 30-minute lessons with a 3.1 student to teacher ratio.
The free lessons are available only at the Njswim Turnersville location, Monday-Friday from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Students are encouraged to register now to arrange the best class day and time for their schedule. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can register and complete a waiver at https://njswim.com/njswim-turnersville. The Free Lessons oﬀer ends 12/31/2021. The Njswim curriculum helps students identify possible hazards associated with water and swimming, make decisions to keep themselves safer in and around the water, and helps them develop an effective response in case of water emergency.
For over 20 years, Njswim has been the advocate and thought leader teaching water safety to children in New Jersey. They offer free water safety presentations to hundreds of elementary and pre-schools every year, complete with child-friendly mascots, storyboard presentations and interactive props that include and inspire school children.
The founder of Njswim, Joe Oehme is active in the daily leadership of the company, now with seven locations in New Jersey. Joe is a Board Member of Stop Drowning Now, a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to save lives through water safety education. Through a range of programs and events, this group works with water safety advocates by providing them with the educational tools needed to combat the epidemic of drowning. Of particular concern is providing a drowning prevention curriculum for school age children.
About Njswim Founder- Joe Oehme
Mr. Oehme is a thought leader and action-oriented advocate for water safety in New Jersey. Over the past several years, Assemblyman SEAN T. KEAN – sponsor of State of NJ Water Safety legislation has asked Joe Oehme to provide insight on creation and implementation of Water Safety curriculum to be introduced in NJ public schools. Joe is an active member of the United States Swim School Association, Stop Drowning Now and an advocate for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Most recently, Mr. Oehme became a Founding Board Member of the newly created New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance ~ NjswimSA.org.
Oehme, a lifelong resident New Jersey has been teaching water safety curriculum for over 30 years in both New Jersey and California. In 2001, he founded Njswim – New Jersey’s leading swim school. Joe is a longtime member of the United States Swim Schools Association and an advocate for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Oehme has been working on developing curriculum both in and out of the water to provide children and adults with water safety awareness.
“Since I was a young man working on ocean rescue teams and teaching swimming lessons, it has been my mission to help people to become safer in the water. The #1 cause of death in children 4 and under is drowning! I am deeply committed to the mission of preventing needless and tragic loss of children that are not familiar with water safety and how to respond if they find themselves in a treacherous situation in the water. Njswim is 100% committed to providing and improving vital water safety education of children and adults alike. As an organization, we are dedicated to increasing awareness and saving lives. At Njswim, we feel that water safety education is an absolute priority. Drowning is preventable if the right resources are provided to reduce the risks.” Says Oehme.
Njswim recently opened their new flagship location in Turnersville, NJ. This newest flagship swim center is the seventh location for Njswim, New Jersey’s leader in year-round swim lessons serving 5,000 students each week statewide! Njswim Turnersville is located conveniently in the Cross Keys Commons Shopping Center on Route 42 in Turnersville. The state-of-the-art swim school is family, and water baby friendly, with custom changing rooms, stroller parking and hair drying stations.
The new custom designed Njswim aquatic center is open for free swim skills evaluations by appointment and can be scheduled online at their website, Njswim.com. The newest Njswim facility features a 30’ x 76’ heated indoor pool with state-of-the-art water and air filtration systems. The newest Njswim location also features a comfortable parent viewing area, and multi-purpose studios for toddler through adult programs and pool parties.
Njswim offers quality year-round swim lessons for all ages and abilities, now available at seven premier locations. Their developmental approach to swimming starts with water babies at age 3 months. The program then offers a variety of safety swim lessons for preschoolers, developmental stroke technique for youths and continues to advanced stroke mechanics and swim team prep. Students enrolled in Njswim are led through a series of safety skills designed to enhance the aquatic experience and instill self-confidence in a safe and positive atmosphere.
Njswim’s proprietary “learn to float philosophy” teaches safety first and is the cornerstone to their swim teaching progression. Their curriculum is rooted in a gentle, nurturing approach to what can be a very intimidating lesson in a child’s life. Njswim believes that introducing a water safety curriculum in our schools is a great start to give people the education and awareness needed to make good decisions in and around the water.
For more information, go to Njswim.com or contact Steph Lilly, Njswim Turnersville Manager at 609-221-8435.