Preschool Swim Classes (Ages 3-5)

Preschool Swim Classes (Ages 3-5)

Y SWIM LESSON (YSL)

We offer the National YMCA Swim Lesson Curriculum year-round for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. YMCA swim lessons emphasize water safety, skill, and stroke development. In stages 1-3 students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills —swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

Having mastered the fundamentals, students in stages 4-6, learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social, emotional, and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. YMCA swim lessons follow the National YMCA’s child-to-instructor ratio to ensure plenty of time in the water. We strive to foster a student-centered and caring atmosphere with well-trained professionals.

POOL SAFETY POLICIES

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics program follows the guidelines of the Montclair Public Health Department and the CDC. The following rules and practices are enforced in the pool area:

  • Instructors wear face shields while instructing in the water.
  • Students will not wear masks in the water as per CDC regulations.
  • Classes are held in the small pool. Parent/Child classes and stages 1-3 are held in the small pool; stage 4 may be offered in either the small or large pool and Stages 5 & 6 and Clubs are held in the large pool when space is available.
  • Class participants ages 5 and up must wear a swim cap.
  • Class participants will use a shower located on the pool deck to rinse before class.
  • Parent/guardian observation is outside the small pool or the balcony of the large pool. Each pool has an observation area for parents/guardians to view swimming lessons. Parent/Guardians are not permitted on the pool deck during classes.
  • Instructors will let students into the pool area, please wait in the pool hall area until the class is let into the pool area. Only class participants will be permitted on the pool deck.

Summer 1 -Stage 0

Geyer Family YMCA
7/9/22 - 8/20/22
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WATER ACCLIMATION

Preschool Age 3

New Class:

Preschool Stage 0 – This class is a bridge between Parent/Child Stage B and Preschool Stage 1 for the preschooler who isn’t quite ready to be without an adult near them while taking a class.  Parents will accompany children into the pool area and will remain on the pool deck during instruction.  Preschoolers will be taught the same skills as the Preschool Stage 1 class.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00--
6/20/22 7/23/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00$ 114.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:55 am - 11:25 am
- Waiting List  

Summer 1 -Stage 1

Geyer Family YMCA
6/28/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER ACCLIMATION

Preschool Ages 3-5

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays a solid foundation that allows a student’s future progress in swimming.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
Summer 1 6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
Summer 1 6/20/22 7/23/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 6:40 pm - 7:10 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm
- Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  

Summer 1 -Stage 2

Geyer Family YMCA
6/28/22 - 8/20/22
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WATER MOVEMENT

Preschool Ages 3-5

Children focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water. Stage 2 swimmers continue to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 7/23/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm
- Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:55 am - 11:25 am
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
2 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
3 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  

Summer 1 -Stage 3

Geyer Family YMCA
6/28/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER STAMINA

Preschool Ages 3-5

In Stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Prerequisite – Teacher recommendation or Aquatics Office approval.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 114.00--
6/20/22 7/23/22 Online / Front Desk $ 114.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
- Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:55 am - 11:25 am
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
1 / 5 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022

Summer 1- Stage 1

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 7/20/22
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
Summer 1 6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00--
Summer 1 6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00$ 114.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 4:05 pm - 4:35 pm
- Waiting List  
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
- Waiting List  

Summer 1- Stage 2

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 7/20/22
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
Summer 1 6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00--
Summer 1 6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00$ 114.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 4:05 pm - 4:35 pm
3 / 8 Available Register  
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
- Waiting List  

Summer 1- Stage 3

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 7/20/22
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
Summer 1 6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00--
Summer 1 6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 91.00$ 114.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
1 / 5 Available Register