The GPAC Swim School was started in 2009 with a goal to help young children in the South Jersey area become more familiar around water and more proficient with their swimming skills. The safety of your child is paramount to us. This is why all of our instructors are required to be certified in lifesaving and CPR/First Aid. The swimmer to instructor ratio will never be greater than 4 to 1. Also, instruction at each level will include safety lessons to go along with the swimming instruction. It is our hope that your children will remain safe during their time with the GPAC Swim School and will learn important pool safety they can take with them from the program.
All group lessons from September-May are offered in sessions ranging in length from three to five weeks, depending on the season. Lessons are run once per week for the duration of the session (days the lessons are offered vary by session). Each lesson will last 25 minutes and the cost is based on the number of lessons offered that session. You are given the flexibility to choose the day of the week for your lessons that best fits your schedule. However once a day and time is filled we will not add any further swimmers to that group to ensure a good teaching and learning environment for the instructors and swimmers.
Our instructors follow a detailed lesson plan and always give parents/guardians progress updates throughout the course of the session. Instructors are available for brief questions for five minutes before and after each lesson. Each child will have to achieve all requirements of their current level before moving to the next level. It is entirely possible that a child will have to remain in a level for more than one session in order to accomplish all objectives of that level.
We utilize the pool at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, NJ for all of our swim lesson at this time. Swim lessons are contingent upon GCIT being open for business. At times lessons will have to be canceled due to inclement weather, pool rentals, or other unforeseen issues at GCIT. We have no control over the school being opened or closed, nor do we have control over any pool rentals at the school. If lessons have to be canceled for any reason, please remember that we will do our best to contact lesson patrons through the following means:
1. Post on Twitter: follow @GPACSwim_School or @GPACSwimming
2. Post on GPAC’s main website: www.swimgpac.com
3. Email or Phone Call*
*Please note that sending emails and making phone calls may not always be possible due to access (or lack thereof) to a computer with an internet connection.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR THE THREAT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE RIGHT BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE POOL FOR YOUR SCHEDULED SWIM LESSON THAT DAY!