Swim Lessons

Welcome to our Swim Lesson Information Page.  We are so excited that you are interested in participating in Swim Lessons this summer at Crystal Springs!  Crystal Springs has partnered with Jeff Ellis Swimming to provide engaging and objective driven curriculum developed by a nationally recognized organization in the safety and comfort of our facility. The course description below will help determine what level of swim instruction would benefit you or your child.  If you don't know, feel free to reach out to us at crystalsprings@eastbrunswick.org to discuss what class would be appropriate.


We look forward to swimming with you!
The CSWP Swim Lesson Team

Pricing:  Resident - $125  Non-Resident - $150   Each session will consist of eight (8) – 45-minute classes spread out over two weeks (usually Monday-Thursday with a makeup day on Friday). 

Dates Available:  

Session 1A – Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 10 – 5:00p-5:45p - EVENING

Class not in session Friday, June 10 (Rain Date Only)

Courses Offered:   Parent & Preschool, Preschool, Beginner (x2)
Session 1B – Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 10 – 6:00p-6:45p - EVENING

Class not in session Friday, June 10 (Rain Date Only)

Courses Offered:  Parent & Preschool, Preschool, Beginner (x2)

            
 
Session 2A – Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24 – 5:00p-5:45p - EVENING

Class not in session Friday, June 17 or Friday, June 24 (Rain Dates Only)

Courses Offered:  Parent & Preschool, Preschool, Beginner (x2)

Session 2B – Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24 – 6:00p-6:45p - EVENING

Class not in session Friday, June 17 or Friday, June 24 (Rain Dates Only)

Courses Offered:  Parent & Preschool, Preschool, Beginner (x2)

 

Session 3A – Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22 – 8:30a-9:15a – EARLY MORNING

            Class not in session Friday, July 15 or Friday, July 22 (Rain Dates Only)

            Courses Offered:  Preschool, Beginner (x2), Advanced Beginner

Session 3B – Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22 – 9:30a-10:15a – MORNING
             Class not in session Friday, July 15 or Friday, July 22 (Rain Dates Only)

Courses Offered:  Parent & Preschool, Preschool, Beginner (x2)

 

Session 4A – Monday, July 25 through Friday, August 5 – 9:30a-10:15a – MORNING

            Class not in session Friday, July 29 or Friday, August 5 (Rain Dates Only)

Courses Offered:   Preschool, Beginner (x2), Advanced Beginner

 

Session 5A – Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 19 – 6:15p-7:00p – EVENING

            Class not in session Friday, August 12 or Friday, August 19 (Rain Dates Only)

            Courses Offered:  Preschool, Beginner (x2), Advanced Beginner

Information for attending Swim Lessons:  Each swim lesson course will include a maximum of six (6) participants to one (1) instructor.  Each course will follow social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe swimming experience.  Only one (1) Parent or Guardian is invited to attend the swim lesson to ensure proper distancing amongst parent(s)/guardian(s) on deck!

Notes:  Swim lessons at Crystal Springs are focused on creating WaterSmart swimmers by offering basic instruction on swimming strokes.  Courses are designed to increase swimmers' confidence in the water and begin to build endurance with each stroke.  If your child has already taken swim lessons or participates in any kind of competitive swimming, these lessons will be too elementary for their current skill level.  Each course is self-contained within the 8-class structure and course content will reset at the beginning of each session.  Class Descriptions can be found below.  Levels marked with a (x2) will be offered twice in the specified session..

Registration: To register for swim lessons please go to Crystal Springs Registrations. Registration will be available beginning March 1, 2022.  

Jeff Ellis Swimming (JES) Class Descriptions
**Additional classes may be offered – continue to check back for more information**

Parent + Preschool:  Ages 2-4 years with a parent (in the water):
The objective of our Preschool + Parent swim class is to help students feel comfortable in the water while the mom or dad is at their side. Students will learn elementary water skills that they can build on as they progress through the various swim levels. We introduce the WaterSmart Rules that are encouraged by Sophie the Safety Seal — our very own mascot for the Jeff Ellis Swimming Program.


Preschool:  Ages 3-5 years:
The purpose of this class is to help students feel comfortable in the water without the presence of the parent. Students continue to learn elementary water skills and safety tips that will stay with them throughout all swim lesson levels. Sophie the Safety Seal’s WaterSmart rules are enforced for increased water safety.


Beginner:  Ages 6-12 years:

The Beginner class builds on elementary water skills previously learned and teaches students the skills needed to complete a 25-yard swim for each of the following: elementary backstroke, front crawl, and backstroke. All elementary water skills are reinforced so that they become second nature to the students. All water safety rules are discussed as well.


Advanced Beginner:  Ages 6-12 years:
The Advanced Beginner class teaches children how to master strokes development and requires them to complete 50-yard swims of elementary backstroke and basic backstroke. Students are also asked to complete a 25-yard swim of breaststroke and front crawl with rhythmic breathing. We introduce scissor kick and sidestroke at this swim level too.