Welcome to the Orcas! The Savannah JEA Swim Club is a social and competitive swim club for ages 6 years + that competes against other swim teams or clubs throughout the country (specially designed for COVID times). Our inaugural season consists of informal swim meets organized by the Swim Team Manager and Health & Wellness Director as well as various other “competitions” organized through the Aquatics Department.
Our experienced coaching/instructor staff works with each swimmer throughout the season on swimming fundamentals, techniques, endurance and cultivating a great team environment! We encourage and welcome all swimmers to try out for the team. Swimmers will be evaluated based on their individual ability to swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. The ability to dive is preferred but not mandatory to participate.
June 1 - July 31
Monday-Thursday (4 practices per week, practice will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather)
-Must be able to swim freestyle and be able to swim their face in the water 25 yards unassisted
-Must be able to swim freestyle 50 yards and Backstroke 25 yards unassisted
*Pick-up begins promptly at the end of practice and will last for 10 minutes. Please arrive on time. You will be charged a $1/minute late fee for each practice that you arrive later than 10 minutes after pick-up begins.
Min: 6 participants Max: 20 participants
*Children ages 6+ (under the age of 6 can participate if they meet the skill level requirement, swim test is REQUIRED in this case)
JEA Outdoor pool (will be cancelled in case of inclement weather)
There will be three (3) in-person swim meets during the swim team summer season on Thursday evenings. The dates and location will be announced at the start of the season. These meets will be coordinated with other local swim teams.
$275 JEA members
$330 JEA guests per child
*There will be NO refunds or make-up sessions for any reason except at the discretion of the Health & Wellness Director in the case of extreme circumstances.
*Your child must meet the outline prerequisites for the team level you are registering your child for. These requirements are listed above. Please sign-up for a FREE swim test below prior to registering if you are unsure if your child meets this requirement. There will be NO refunds or make-up sessions for any reason except at the discretion of the Health & Wellness Director in the case of extreme circumstances. If you do not schedule a swim test for your child and register them anyway (or they do not pass), you will NOT be refunded if they are unable to participate due to not meeting the minimum skill level requirements.
Please click the link to select a Swim Test timeslot: https://forms.gle/k3BFtk3pRfw2ZpAq6
If none of the available time slots work for you, please email Jayeson York at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule another time.
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. He's now "making a splash" at the JEA!