Why not make this summer the summer your child learns how to swim? It will mark an important milestone in their life and open a new world of fun and opportunity. At our Intensive Summer Swim program, kids learn to swim and have fun!
The Short-term Benefits of Knowing How to Swim
It’s always great to learn a new skill, whether it’s an older kid learning how to drive, or a youngster learning how to tie their shoe.
Developing new skills not only allows children to do new things—it also builds confidence and self-esteem.
When your child learns to swim at Njswim, they learn how to feel at one with the water. They develop swim strokes and breathing skills that make them love being in the water.
At our swim camp, children can overcome their fear of the water, develop their swim skills, or hone their swimming technique for an upcoming swim team tryout.
We also teach water safety awareness and how to stay safe around the water.
The Long-term Benefits of Knowing How to Swim
Knowing how to swim isn’t just a skill someone learns for summer fun.
It’s a skill that lasts a lifetime.
At Njswim, our Zen-like approach to the water encourages a love of water that will persist throughout life.
And swimmers can always enjoy a refreshing low-impact workout to maintain health and relieve mental stress.
As you get older, swimming can be a wonderful pastime. And, for everyone, it sure beats spending time mindlessly scrolling through phones or tablets.
Many people incorporate swimming into their weekly routines for relaxation and weight control.
Our Summer Swim Program Offers a Flexible Schedule for Swimmers of All Levels
We know your summer is busy. And that’s why we offer our flexible Intensive Summer Swim program.
- Our intensive summer swim program lasts for one week—of your choice.
- Your child can meet for 5 consecutive days for 30 minutes/day.
Enrolling your child in this summer program is the best way for your child to have fun while they learn how to swim and be safe in and around the water.
And our program is perfect for any child–whether they’re a kid who simply likes to splash around in the water or someone setting their sights on joining their school’s swim team.
Our highly-trained and Red Cross-certified teachers make sure your child stays safe and engaged. We limit our sessions to three children per teacher so your child will never feel forgotten or overwhelmed.
Intensive Summer Swim Program Details
Intensive Summer Swim is available in five different locations, including Njswim Brick, Njswim Florham Park, Njswim Lakeside-Roxbury, Njswim Sparta, and Njswim Turnersville.
Our Njswim Manasquan location offers two Intensive Summer Swim Camps, which include a Power Swim Camp and a Safety & Developmental Swim Camp.
Times and week availability may differ from location to location.
While you’re checking out your favorite location, you can learn about our family events, year-round-swim school, and even fun swim parties at certain locations.
- Brick—Intensive Summer Swim
- Florham Park—Intensive Summer Swim
- Lakeside-Roxbury—Intensive Summer Swim
- Manasquan—Power Swim Camp & Safety & Developmental Swim Camp
- Sparta—Intensive Summer Swim
- Turnersville—Intensive Summer Swim
Summer Water Safety
We don’t want to let this summer blog post go by without a word about summer water safety at the beach.
The number one rule of beach safety is: Never go into the ocean unless a lifeguard is on duty.
One of the greatest ocean dangers is being caught in a rip current.
A rip current often looks darker and even calmer on the ocean’s surface. An expert, such as a lifeguard, may identify it from shore. The water may appear turbulent or milky, but you won’t see any waves.
If you are in the ocean and get caught in a rip current, you won’t be able to swim directly back to shore. If you find yourself in this situation, do not panic. There is most likely a way out.
You may want to first try to float and signal to the lifeguard you are in distress.
Try to swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the rip. You cannot swim against the rip, as it takes more energy than you are likely to have. This is true for even the strongest swimmers.
For important information about summer beach and water safety, read our recent blog post, “Beach Safety—Keeping Kids Safe at the Beach.”
Njswim is Dedicated to Water Safety
At Njswim, we are dedicated to helping New Jersey children learn about water safety.
We know this information is critical and can even save a child’s life one day. It also teaches kids how to help others safely in emergency water situations.
We offer water safety outreach events in schools and pre-schools, scouting groups, camps, homeowners’ associations, and other community groups.
In fact, we are proud to say our outreach water safety programs reach thousands of kids every year.
We want all children and adults to know how to stay safe and keep others safe around the water. This concern is not just for children who take swim lessons, but for all children.
Learn more about our community outreach program, and how to contact us for a program at your school or group.
You Can Make a Difference
Join us in our goal to develop:
- Safer water
- Safer kids
- Safer response.
Support Legislative Action on Water Safety Instruction in Public Schools
Njswim strongly supports the proposed legislative action on Water Safety Instruction in Public Schools.
This proposed bill, Bill No. A618, requires school districts to include instruction on water safety as part of their health education curriculum. It will benefit all students from kindergarten through grade 12.
Show Your Support Now
It’s easy and fast to do.
Simply visit, ”We Need Your Support for NJ Assembly Bill A618” and complete three short online steps.
Your two minutes now might help a child make a life-saving split-second decision in the future.