Swim Lessons

Wednesdays: Jan 6th - Mar 17th

St. Joseph Swim Lessons at the JAM Center

Swim Lessons begin on Wednesday, January 6th, and will take place at the JAM CENTER in Garrett, Indiana. Students will be riding the bus to and from the JAM CENTER and need to bring the following:


  • Underwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Hat (if you want to wear one)
  • Goggles (if your student prefers)
  • Flip flops (optional)

Please wear your swimsuit under your clothes on Wednesdays per the JAM CENTER. This helps us get kids into the pool quicker because we spend less time changing. Classrooms would love it if parents want to send in extra snacks - knowing that swimming makes kids hungry. Reach out to your teacher if you would like to donate snacks.

Swim Times

1st grade: 10:30-11:00a

5th grade: 11:05-11:35a

2nd grade: 12:05-12:35p

Kinder: 12:40-1:10p

4th grade: 1:15-1:45p

3rd grade: 1:50-2:20p

7 and Under

We have structured the program so that children have alternating weeks of open swim and lessons; the policy on pool use is that children ages 7 and younger must have passed the swim test to use the pool. Since that has not happened yet and for safety purposes, we will plan for all kindergartners and 1st graders to use the splash pad on their open swim days instead of the main pool. Towards the end of all the sessions, JAM Center personnel will provide a time to catch children at the slide if they want to use the slide.

Jam Center Precautions


  • Guests enter and exit through double doors on the left, Early Education children and staff enter through doors on the right. Our staff and members have designated sides of the common areas to walk in and everyone is required to check-in and out of each area they utilize.
  • Everyone entering the building will have their temperature taken and be screened for exposure.
  • Any person age 8 and older will be required to wear a mask/face-covering in all common areas of the facility.
  • All areas of the facility have a limited capacity which is posted so that social distancing can be observed.
  • Sanitizing stations are present all throughout the building
  • Extra cleaning precautions are taken all throughout the building
  • Staff temperature is taken and recorded upon arrival at the building. We have a strict 14-day quarantine, followed by a negative test result, for anyone who presents with symptoms comes into contact with a positive case, or has a positive COVID case.
  • Precautions we will be taken throughout the duration of the swim program:
  • The pool and locker rooms will be closed to the public for the duration of the program.
  • Locker rooms will be cleaned before the program begins and between each group.


The pool is a relatively safe environment, as the virus does not exist well in warmer environments and chlorine is technically a dilute bleach solution, which kills COVID-19.

With all of that said, The JAM Center cannot guarantee 0 exposure. They take this pandemic and the community’s safety very seriously. It is their primary concern.