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Swimming and Diving

Our Teaching Philosophy

The Club's emblem system offers a unique instructional incentive-based program of swim and dive lessons, basic water safety, rescue, and advanced lifesaving, all taught by trained instructors. We develop children into smart, confident and strong swimmers.  The program develops the confidence & competence to provide a lifetime of aquatic enjoyment.

Every child at Noe Pond under the age of 15 is tested to determine their level of swimming ability.  Based upon this test, they are issued an emblem that corresponds to their level of achievement. Each successive emblem requires the child to demonstrate incremental swimming skills.  To move up to higher emblems, typically requires a period of learning, practicing, testing, and re-testing.  This method means more time in the water which leads to stronger swimmers.

Our children are motivated to pass a test because of the thrill of getting to "ring the bell" for all to hear when they pass, but more importantly, it allows them greater swimming privileges at Noe. 

Things as simple as being allowed to jump off a dock, to being permitted to use the diving boards, to sliding down the slide, to swimming to our famous mid-pond float are the motivating factors that have worked for 60 plus years in producing smart, confident, strong swimmers.

The testing of children is done on a daily basis by senior trained staff members.  The testers are typically college-aged and children of members who grew up in the Noe system.

In addition to learning the fundamentals of swimming, we teach the basics of always swimming with a buddy, understanding the dangers of lightning, and other fundamental safety measures.

Group, private, and semi-private lessons are available by certified water safety instructors. More information on our Water Safety Emblem System.

Noe Pond Swim and Dive Team

Competitive Swimming and Diving Programs

GOLDFISH ARE WELCOME TO JOIN OUR SWIM AND DIVE TEAMS -- Swim Team and Diving Team are open to Gold Fish through Dolphins up to age 17 (league rules apply).

Our philosophy:

The philosophy of the competitive programs is to provide competitive stroke/diving instruction while encouraging a fun and enjoyable experience. Noe Pond Club is a member of the Town & Country League. Any child who has attained the gold fish emblem is eligible to become a member of the swim team and/or diving team.

The swim team offers a variety of age groups: 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13 & 14, and 15 through 17 years of age. The Club has eight swim lanes where the swimmers practice and compete. Swim team practices are held during the weekdays, Monday through Friday with meets held on Saturdays and an occasional Wednesday. All of the league meets are held at local pools.

The diving team is offered for the same age groups as the swim team except not for children 8 years of age and under. Diving practices are held Monday through Friday with meets on Wednesdays and an occasional Monday and Thursday evening.

If you are interested in competitive swimming or diving, please sign up at the Clubhouse office window.

Noe Pond Club - PO Box 360, Chatham, NJ 07928 - Business Office: 973-377-2445 - Clubhouse: 973-377-6430