The program is available during the swim season, from the end of the school year to the end of July, with possible additional weeks in August. Daily hours are 9 AM to 5 PM.
The purpose of the Fully Day Aquatics Program is to offer supervision to young swimmers and divers in between swim/dive practices and team events.
Full payment is required at the time of registration. Until Memorial Day, full reimbursement of fees is possible, minus a $25 handling fee. There will be no reimbursements after Memorial Day.
The program goes from 9 AM - 5PM. It is a weekly program that runs from the end of the Princeton Public School year until the end of July. If there is interest, we may add additional weeks at the end of August.
9 am to 9:30 am Arrival, short activity, sunscreen, and warm-up for practice.
9:30am to 12:00: Swim Team Practice
8 and under 9:45am-11:00am
9 and over 10:30am- noon
Noon to 12:30: Break/ Stroke Clinic
12:30pm to 1pm: Lunch
1pm to 2:15pm: Quiet activities such as science; chess & board games; nature & local history; reading & acting and art & crafts.
2:15pm to 3:30pm: Water Activities/Games
3:45pm to 4pm: Snack
4 pm-5 PM: Supervised free swim
Children should bring lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle for the day. There is a refrigerator on-site for your child to keep their bagged lunch cold. Please tell the counselor if your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies. We do not provide food for the counselors but it is safer for your child if they are made aware of any restrictions.
Please bring sunscreen, a pair of sneakers for activities, and a towel.
No. A blue suit and cap will be fine for this summer. There is an option to purchase Nassau swim gear from Argon (the link is found on our homepage) but they may not arrive for the swim meets on time.
Since the Aquatics Program takes place entirely outside, there will be a day when rain interferes with certain activities. There is a covered walkway that the counselors will use to entertain the kids during a rain shower. If the rain is severe or if there is a prolonged thunderstorm with lightning, you may be asked to pick your child up from the pool. When possible, we will let the parents know of any delays and closings in the morning.
According to the latest CDC guidelines for outdoor programs, the children are not required to wear a mask outside during activities. If you would like your child to wear a mask when not in the pool, please speak directly to the counselor so they can reinforce your wishes.
Thank you and we are looking forward to a great summer!