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.

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: $75.00 per child
Member Value Price: $ 60 per child


Parent/Tot** -  Child and Guardian in the water with the instructor (4) 30 min sessions
Price: $85.00 per child
Member Value Price: $ 70 per child


** Due to COVID-19 all new semi-private and group lessons will be limited to same-household members.

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

Swim Instructors

Jayeson York - Aquatics Manager - Jayeson frequently visited Savannah growing up, and permanently made it his home in 2012. His love for swimming led him to the JEA, where he began lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. With over nine years of experience in the aquatics industry, Jayeson has made it his mission to provide a fun and safe experience for swimmers of all ages.  Everyone loves Mr Jayeson, from children to adults.

Theresa Unitescu - 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. Miss Theresa shares her life in Savannah with her husband, Michael, their six children, and six grandchildren.

Chris Cotton - 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!

Emma Loncon - Emma Loncon is a Savannah native and has been working as a Swim Instructor for the past three years. She works primarily with children and adolescents from ages 2-12. Emma attends Georgia Southern University and is studying sociology. 

Haley Burke - 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.”