Is your family ready to dive into the warm weather? Whether you plan on heading to the Jersey Shore, lake or community pool this summer, swim lessons are an important prerequisite. Enrolling your child in swim classes builds confidence and provides the basic skills needed to create strong swimmers. Here is a rundown of NJ’s best aquatic schools to help your little fishes stay safe in and around water all summer long.
Dosil’s Scuba, Swim & Surf
Address: 261 Route 36, Middletown
Details: Dosil’s offers private and group swim lessons for kids of all ages. Children from six months to two years old can join the Waterbabies program to start kicking, scooping and floating. Beginner, intermediate and competitive level classes for older children are available all year long. Private and semi-private sessions are also offered for both children and adults. Looking for a fun party location? Rent out their pool for your kid’s next birthday bash.
More info: www.dosils.com or call 732-787-0508
Five Star Swim School
Address: 1 Corbett Way, Eatontown
Details: A wide range of classes for all ages and skill levels are available at this indoor pool facility. Their unique teaching style focuses on repetition of drills to build confidence in young swimmers. Year-round lessons are offered and new students can join at any time. Classes are kept small with an emphasis on personal attention and development.
More info: www.fivestarswimschool.com or call 732-380-1140
Goldfish Swim School
Address: 327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff
Details: Goldfish Swim School was founded by Jenny & Chris McCuiston in 2006 after researching swim programs across the country. Today there are schools in over 17 states teaching more than 50,000 students every week. The school is dedicated to building strong, confident swimmers and providing parents with detailed communication on a regular basis. Swim lessons, Jump Start clinics, water safety training and baby classes are among the programs offered.
More info: www.goldfishswimschool.com or call 201-254-3474
Address: 2903 Route 138 East, Wall Township
Details: The swim program here is designed for children ages three to nine years old. Guppies are taught important beginner skills such as pool etiquette, face submersion and basic kicking. Stingrays learn intermediate skills such as proper breathing techniques and deepwater exploration. Three sessions, consisting of eight lessons each, are available this summer.
More info: www.goodsportsusa.com or call 732-681-8898
Monmouth County Park System
Address: 353 County Route 537, Colts Neck
Details: Is your child a crab, oyster or sea lion? With over a dozen swim classes and levels to choose from, the Monmouth County Park System helps beginners get their feet wet in an outdoor pool setting located at the scenic Dorbrook Recreation Area. The 40-minute courses start with children exploring the water and learning how to float, kick, use basic arm strokes and properly return back to safety.
More info: www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000
Address: Locations in Florham Park, Lakeside, Manasquan, Sparta & Warren
Details: Continuity and repetition are key to this popular school’s safety courses. Most Njswim locations offer year-round private and small group sessions, along with Summer Intensive Programs. Swimming lessons are available for all ages and levels, along with lifeguard certification courses.
More info: www.njswim.com or call individual locations
Address: 345 Second Avenue, Long Branch
Details: Seashore’s schedule features a range of classes from novice level (think doggie paddle) through competitive swimmers. Summer sessions are held on weekends at their large outdoor pool, just a block from the beach. Parents are invited to relax poolside and watch their child’s progress.
More info: www.seashorecampandschool.com or call 732-222-6464
Address: 1701 Atlantic Avenue, Manasquan
Details: With its half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) summer sessions, Stilton provides high-quality swim training for your children. The drop-off program is available for children ages 3 to 14 years and there is a two-week minimum. In between lessons, children can play in the sandbox area or enjoy various sports activities.
More info: www.siltonswim.com or call 732-223-4181
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