Afterschool participants will have the opportunity to swim, year-round each week.

In order to ensure that everyone is comfortable and safe in the water, the JEA requires that ALL CAMPERS wear a provided life jacket until they pass a Swim Test. The Swim Test assures that all participants have a minimum ability and confidence in the water and requires that the camper

  • ​Is able to confidently swim (25 feet) independently without the use of a flotation device; and
  • Tread water for 45 seconds maintaining their head above water.

Once a camper passes the Swim Test they are no longer required to wear a life jacket unless a parent/guardian requests otherwise.

Campers will have the opportunity to swim every Thursday during Afterschool care. Please remember to send them to school with a bathing suit, towel and bag for wet clothes.

JEA Pools are supervised by trained and certified LifeGuards at all times.

If you would like information on Swim lessons, Orca Swim Team, Stroke Clinics, Parent & Me classes, and other Aquatics opportunities, "swim" on over to our Aquatics page and check out what the JEA has to offer!!