Hello Saybrook Pool Families, The pool is preparing for the 2021 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. Registration will begin in April and is on a first come basis


Dates and Times Lessons will run 5 days a week from June 14th through July 16th. July 19th & 20th 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, 11:00am and 11:30am. Mark your calendars for Friday, July 16th 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. CLICK HERE ------>TO READ BROCHURE 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 swimmer's 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 Saturday, May 8th  from 3:30pm - 5:30pm 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 an 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 questions as to whether your child is ready for the team then we ask that you contact me and bring them to the evaluation. Please RSVP by May 1st to Mary Kate Watkins at [email protected].



CLICK HERE--------→ SWIM LESSON ONLINE 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 your 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 [email protected] or call me at 630-217-4035 if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you this summer. Mary Kate Watkins Swim Lesson Chair [email protected] OR 630-217-4035 (cell)