Swim lessons are complimentary with Stardust Pool COM membership. Our lessons are designed to instill confidence in the water and focus on skill and technique. Each level requires certain goals to be mastered and progression is rewarded by advancement to next skill/lesson level.
Lessons commence the end of June and run for 5 weeks consecutively. Lessons are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on a two week block and run between 10 am and 12 pm.
Our swim instructors are fully certified lifeguards and have additional instructor prerequisites. Our instructor /student ratio is typically 5:1 and sometimes lower. Private swim lessons are also available at an additional fee.
Meet our Lead Swim Instructors
Matt has been a member of Stardust for all 19 years of his life. He swam on the Stardust swim team for 13 years, in addition to 7 years of swimming and one year of teaching with the Morris County Swim Club team. This will be Matt’s 5th summer as a fully certified lifeguard and 4th summer as a lesson teacher. He currently studies biomedical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Katy worked as a fully certified lifeguard at Stardust for the Summer of 2016. Prior to working at Stardust, she had been a member for 10 years, and had competed on the swim team here. Last summer, she taught lessons for the beginner and advanced beginner age. Katy has five years of experience in instructional settings: teaching, coaching, babysitting, etc. She is currently in her first year at Yale and intends to study literature.
Introduction to Water
Your child will learn to put his face in the water, blow bubbles, and develop leg and arm movement – the perfect first swim class. These lessons are held in the baby pool ensuring comfort.
For the child who is comfortable in the water, this class develops higher level arm and leg movements needed to begin stroke development, floating, jumping into the water from the edge of the pool, going under water, etc. Held on the steps and shallow end.
This class initiates stroke development. Children must be able to swim (in any form) to the lane line and back to the edge of the pool in lane 6. The instructor will need to ensure that all participants have this skill on the first day of class. Held by the slide.
This class provides a continuation of stroke development. Children will work on all strokes by doing laps the full length of the pool in lane 4.
Stardust Pool offers 2 diving boards, high and low for your enjoyment. To ensure safety of our members use of the diving boards requires that all members read the Diving Board safety requirements and also sign the Dive board permission form. If a child is 12 years old or younger, a parent must sign the child up for a diving safety session and deep water swim test before the child is permitted to use the diving boards.
Stardust Dolphins Swim Team runs during the pool season and provides a fun and competitive swim season for swimmers ages 6 to 18. You do not have to be a member of Stardust Pool to join the swim team.
The Stardust Swim team is dedicated to providing a summer swim program. The Stardust Swim team is a member of the Morris County Summer Swim League. We offer a summer training program for all levels of competitive swimmers, with training from an impressive coaching staff that is very experienced and dedicated.
Flexible Practice Schedule
Our program runs from early June through the end of July, including 4 mornings per week for those who can practice during the day and 3 evenings per week for those who have other commitments during the day. Our pre-season starts about June 1st and runs Fridays and Saturdays until school is out. Regular season practices usually begin the following week.
To learn more about our swim team please see Stardust Swim Team webpage.
You can also email the Swim Team directly with any questions you may have and the Swim Director will be happy to assist you.