The program is available during the swim season, from the end of the school year to the end of July, with possible additional weeks in August. Daily hours are 9 AM to 5 PM.
The purpose of the Fully Day Aquatics Program is to offer supervision to young swimmers and divers in between swim/dive practices and team events.
Full payment is required at the time of registration. Until Memorial Day, full reimbursement of fees is possible, minus a $25 handling fee. There will be no reimbursements after Memorial Day.
The program runs from 9am - 5pm June 20th to July 29th.
9 am to 9:30 am Arrival, short activity, sunscreen, and warm-up for practice.
9:30am to 12:00: Swim Team Practice
8 and under 9:45am-11:00am
9 and over 10:30am- noon
Noon to 12:30: Break/ Stroke Clinic
12:30pm to 1pm: Lunch
1pm to 2:15pm: Quiet activities such as science; chess & board games; nature & local history; reading & acting and art & crafts.
2:15pm to 3:30pm: Water Activities/Games
3:45pm to 4pm: Snack
4 pm-5 PM: Supervised free swim
Children should bring lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle for the day. There is a refrigerator on-site for your child to keep their bagged lunch cold. Please tell the counselor if your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies. We do not provide food for the counselors but it is safer for your child if they are made aware of any restrictions.
Please bring sunscreen, a pair of sneakers for activities, and a towel.
No. A blue suit and cap will be fine for this summer. There is an option to purchase Nassau swim gear from Argon (the link is found on our homepage) but they may not arrive for the swim meets on time.
Since the Aquatics Program takes place entirely outside, there will be a day when rain interferes with certain activities. There is a covered walkway that the counselors will use to entertain the kids during a rain shower. If the rain is severe or if there is a prolonged thunderstorm with lightning, you may be asked to pick your child up from the pool.
According to the latest CDC guidelines for outdoor programs, the children are not required to wear a mask outside during activities. If you would like your child to wear a mask when not in the pool, please speak directly to the counselor so they can reinforce your wishes.
Thank you and we are looking forward to a great summer!
Katie Barrett is an art teacher with experience teaching elementary and middle school students. She taught 7th grade art this school year in the East Brunswick school district and looks forward to teaching 5th and 6th grade art there next year. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012, with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture, and from Montclair State University in 2020, with a MAT in K-12 Visual Arts Education. Growing up in Hunterdon County, she competitively swam from age 8 throughout high school. She is also a formerly certified lifeguard and swim instructor. She looks forward to the opportunity to spark creativity and joy at the Nassau Swim Club this Summer.