Hello Saybrook Pool Families,

The pool is preparing for the 2019 season and registration for the swim lesson program at Saybrook Pool will begin soon. These lessons are designed to better prepare your 3-6 year old for swim team in the future. Please note that while swim team staff runs the lessons, the swim lesson program is separate from the swim team. However, you do have to be a member of Saybrook pool. Registration will begin in Early April and is on a first come basis.

Dates and Times

Lessons will run 5 days a week from June 13th through July 17th. (Note lessons begin on a Thursday this year) July 18th &19th will be our rain makeup days. Our swim team coaches, led by Michelle Bertram will be teaching the three 30 min sessions starting at 10:30am, then at 11:00am and 11:30am. Mark your calendars for Friday, July 12th which will be our little celebration after the last lesson!

  • 10:30-11:00am: Minnows- Our youngest and least advanced swimmers
  • 11:00-11:30am: Barracudas- Our intermediate swimmers
  • 11:30-12:00pm: Dolphins-The older kids and most advanced swimmers

Swim Lesson Levels

The lessons are organized according to age and ability. The swim lesson levels are explained in detail in the “Swim Lesson Brochure” located on the Saybrook Pool website ( or on the Saybrook Sharks website at ( If they are taking lessons now, please have the instructor advise you based on the criteria on the brochure. We will be placing the swimmers into groups based on age and ability. You will receive an email in mid-May regarding your swimmers exact time slot. We will then evaluate the swimmers the first week of lessons to determine that each child is in the right class and we can move children up a level if their swimming improves mid-summer.


Swim Team Evaluations

On Sunday, April 7th from 4:30-6:30pm we will be having a swim team evaluation at GoldFish Swim School on Quincy in Naperville. This evaluation is intended for any new swim team member who is 8 years of age or younger who has interest in joining the team but was not a member of the team last year. If you were in swim lessons last year and have any question as to whether your child is ready for team then we ask that you contact me and bring them to the evaluation. Please RSVP by April 3rd to Nicole at



CLICK HERE------ → 2019 Swim Lessons Registration

Swim lesson registration is a flat $150 for the five weeks. If you have older children that participate in swim team, and you would like you swim lesson swimmer to participate in the Swim Team Socials (Kick off Party, Bagel/Donut Breakfast, and Shark/Pasta Party) there is an optional $5 social fee per swimmer. Please note that this year we are reserving the Beginner Level 1 class for children that are at least 3 years of age. Children that are 2 years of age can be placed in the class only after registration is complete and if there is still room in the class. We ask that children 2 years of age be able to sit on the edge of the pool, wait their turn and follow simple 1 step instructions.


Private Lessons

If your child is older than 6 or you are put on a waiting list, swim team coaches and lifeguards will be available for private lessons throughout the summer. A flyer listing the available teachers and their contact information will be posted at the pool this summer.


Please feel free to email me at or call me at 630-476-7770 if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you this summer.


Nicole Jurjovec

Swim Lesson Chair OR 630-476-7770 (cell)