Swim Lessons at the JEA

Swim lessons at the JEA are offered in two categories, Private lessons and Group lessons. We are excited to offer StarFish Swim School. There is a program/lesson for everyone 6 months to 80 years old!

Private Swim Lessons

Our swim lesson schedule is currently full but we are actively creating more lessons. 

Join the waitlist today by clicking the link below.

Private Lessons

1 Participant

30 minutes

 

Price:

JEA Guest: $110.00
JEA Member: $90.00

 

Package includes

four (4) 30 minute sessions

Semi-Private Lessons

2 participants

30 minutes

 

Price (per participant):

JEA Guest: $85.00

JEA Member: $70.00

 

Package includes

four (4) 30 minute sessions

Small Group Lessons

3-5 participants

30 minutes

 

Price (per participant):

JEA Guest: $75.00
JEA Member: $ 60.00

 

Package includes

four (4) 30 minute sessions

Private Parent/Tot Lessons

Child and Guardian in the water with the instructor

30 minutes

 

Price (per participant):

JEA Guest: $85.00

JEA Member: $ 70.00

 

Package includes

four (4) 30 minute sessions

Monthly Group Swim Lessons

In these group classes, students will be grouped by age and ability. Classes will have a minimum of three (3) students and a maximum of six (6) students.

 

 

New classes begin each month, however, different days/times have different starting weeks. Please select the class time that works best for you. You will be contacted with the payment link and the next upcoming start date for the day/time selected once you submit the request form.

Parent/Tot Monthly Group Lessons

ages 6-36 months

 

Price:

JEA Guest: $70.00
JEA Member: $55.00

 

This is a four (4) week class with 30 minute sessions

Monthly Group Lessons - 1x Week

 

Price:

JEA Guest: $75.00
JEA Member: $60.00

 

This is a four (4) week class with 30 minute sessions

Are you looking for more advanced or team options for your child? Look no further. Check out our JEA Orcas Swim Club.

 

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Does your child go to JEA Preschool Savannah? Find out about swim lesson offerings during our JEA Preschool hours by clicking the button below.

Contact aquatics@savj.org for questions regarding swim lessons.

For urgent matters reach out to our Swim Lesson Coordinator, Theresa Uritescu, at 912-800-4584.

Swim Instructors

Theresa Uritescu

Swim Lesson Coordinator

Miss Theresa is a long time resident of Savannah who began providing swim lessons over 25 years ago. Theresa took her love of teaching and founded her own private business where she served countless families in the area for 10 years before joining the team at the Savannah JEA. 

Chris Cotton

Aquatics Director 

Chris is an educator with 20 years of experience as a Swim Instructor. Starting in 1999 as a lifeguard at the Prospect Park YMCA, he quickly advanced to the position of Aquatics Director. Chris wanted to further his teaching skills so he left the pool for the classroom. Working as an Early Childhood Educator and Art Director, he found himself constantly back in the pool providing private lessons. In 2018 he started his own learn-to-swim company. After relocating to GA, he's now "making a splash" at the JEA!

Bea Stavenger

Swim Lesson Instructor

Bea grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Despite being from the Midwest, she has spent most of her life in and around the water. She started swimming competitively in middle school and continued through her senior year of high school. Bea had been teaching swim lessons for about a year. She found her way down to Savannah to study sequential art at SCAD and fell in love with the city. She heard about the JEA from a friend and the rest is history!

Haley Burke

Head Lifeguard 

Haley spent 11 years swimming with Savannah Swim Team, GCAT and Calvary Day School where she served as captain for two years. Haley says, “It brings me great joy to see the kids’ improvement  and knowing that I helped instill a love of swimming and being in the water.” 

Laura Blake

Swim Instuctor

Laura is originally from North Carolina. She moved to Savannah in 2007. Laura participated in swim teams growing up through high school and still enjoys swimming laps. She came to JEA Aquatics when her own kids joined the Orca swim program.