Swim Lessons at the JEA

Swim lessons at the JEA are offered at YOUR availability! Whether you are looking for private, semi-private or small-group sessions, we have an instructor and a time-slot for you. Swim lessons are 30 minutes long and are custom to each swimmer.

To check your child's swim lesson progress report, click here: 


To find your swimmer, simply put their name in the search bar in the following format: Last Name, First Name.

JEA Swim Instructors

Contact Lorin (aquatics@savj.org) today to set up lessons with one of the JEA's qualified instructors: 

Kirby Southerland - Kirby Southerland is the Health & Wellness Director at the JEA. She brings over ten years of experience teaching swimming lessons for swimmers of all ages. As a certified Water Safety Instructor, she is trained to work with all swimming abilities.

Lorin Titus - Lorin Titus serves as the Health and Wellness Programming Coordinator at the JEA. Lorin has over five years experience as a swim instructor. Her primary focus is on teaching preschoolers and younger children how to feel confident in the water. 

Jayeson York - Jayeson York brings with him over eight years of experience in the water; all of those have been at the JEA! Jayeson works well with swimmers of all ages to provide a fun and educational experience in the pool!

Haley Burke - Haley spent 11 years swimming with Savannah Swim Team, Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team and with Calvary Day School where she served as captain her junior and senior years. Haley says, “It brings me great joy to see the kids’ improvement over the summer and knowing that I helped instill a love of swimming and being in the water.” 

Emma Loncon - Emma Loncon is a Savannah native and has been working as a swim instructor for the last three years. She works primarily with children and adolescents from ages 2-16. Emma is a junior at Georgia Southern-Armstrong Campus and is studying sociology. 

Abigail Richey - Coach Abby joins the JEA as a swim coach, instructor and lifeguard. Abby brings five years of competitive swim coach experience to our Jr. Swim league. She provides excellent instruction to the newest of swimmers up to the most advanced swim student. During her career as a competitive swimmer, she won three Virginia State Championships, set two Virginia State Records, won nine NAIA National Championships, and earned 11 All-American Honors. Abby moved to Savannah in 2020 and has a little black cat named Binx!

Theresa Unitescu - Miss Theresa is a long time resident of Savannah who began teaching swim lessons 25 years ago. Theresa took her love of teaching swim lessons and built her own private swim lesson business where she served countless families in the area for 10 years before joining the team at the Savannah JEA. Miss Theresa shares her life in Savannah with her husband, Michael, their six children, and six grandchildren.

Parent-N-Child Aquatics

Two class offerings for different ages. Parent-Infant is for children 6-18 months. Parent-Toddler is 18 months to 3 years old.

In these class, parents are taught how to safely introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate and engaging for infants and young children. Parent and Child Aquatics is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers on their own or even to survive in the water on their own, but teaches basic skills to get parent and child comfortable in the water.

Group 30 minute lessons - 4 lesson commitment


Member Value Price: $55 (four 30-minute sessions)

Non-Member Price: $70 (four 30-minute sessions)


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All Tots need to be accompanied in the water by an adult. If a child is not yet potty trained, they must wear "swimmers" and not regular diapers when in the pool.

Parent/Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Prices

Private - 1 Child (4-30 min. sessions)
Price: $110.00
Member Value Price: $90.00

Semi-Private - 2 Children (4-30 min. sessions)
Price: $85.00 per child
Member Value Price: $ 70 per child


Small Group - 3-5 children (4-30 min. sessions)

Price: $75 per child

Member Value Price: $60 per child

Swim Lessons