School Age Swim Lessons (6 - 14yrs)

School Age Swim Lessons (6 - 14yrs)

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.

Swim Lesson Evaluations

In order to be placed in the correct swim stage, with the exception of those registering for Stage 1, new students must be evaluated. Current YMCA members must register in person or online for all programs. Community registrants must register in person at the Park Street YMCA facility. Early registration is encouraged as classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swim Level Evaluation: By Appointment Only. Please contact [email protected].

Summer -Stage 1 (6-12yrs)

Geyer Family YMCA
7/9/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER ACCLIMATION

Ages  6-12

Water Acclimation increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. In this child only class, instructors will help develop your child’s basic skills to propel and glide through the water with assistance; teach participants about basic water safety and how to be responsible for their own decisions to help keep them safe.


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
Special Rate
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 2:05 pm - 2:45 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  

Summer -Stage 2 (6-12yrs)

Geyer Family YMCA
7/9/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER MOVEMENT

Ages  6-12

In the Water Movement Stage, students focus on forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Milestones worked on in this stage are: explore the aquatic environment using personal skills without instructor help; develop basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help and about basic water safety and how to be responsible for their own decisions to help keep them safe.


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
Special Rate
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 2:05 pm - 2:45 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  

Summer 1 -Stage 3 (6-14yrs)

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

WATER STAMINA

Ages  6-14

The Water Stamina Stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Milestones worked on in this stage include: integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides; developing forward movement on the front and back and practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water.


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 - 5:55 pm - 6:35 pm
1 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:05 am - 10:45 am
2 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 2:05 pm - 2:45 pm
5 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022

Summer 1-Stage 1 (6-12 yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER ACCLIMATION

Ages  6-12

Water Acclimation increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. In this child only class, instructors will help develop your child’s basic skills to propel and glide through the water with assistance; teach participants about basic water safety and how to be responsible for their own decisions to help keep them safe.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 5:25 pm - 6:05 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:45 pm - 5:25 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
- Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 11:15 am - 11:55 am
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  

Summer 1-Stage 2 (6-12 yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER MOVEMENT

Ages  6-12

In the Water Movement Stage, students focus on forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Milestones worked on in this stage are: explore the aquatic environment using personal skills without instructor help; develop basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help and about basic water safety and how to be responsible for their own decisions to help keep them safe.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 6/29/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
- $91 - $114 Registration
Closed
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 5:25 pm - 6:05 pm
- $91 - $114 Registration
Closed
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:45 pm - 7:25 pm
- $91 - $114 Registration
Closed
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
- Registration
Closed
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:45 pm - 5:25 pm
- Registration
Closed
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 6:10 pm
- Registration
Closed
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
- Registration
Closed
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 9:45 am - 10:25 am
- $91 - $114 Registration
Closed
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:10 am
- $91 - $114 Registration
Closed
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 11:15 am - 11:55 am
- $91 - $114 Registration
Closed

Summer 1-Stage 3 (6-12 yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER STAMINA

Ages  6-12

The Water Stamina Stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Milestones worked on in this stage include: integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides; developing forward movement on the front and back and practicing skills and safety techniques in deep 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 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
1 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 5:25 pm - 6:05 pm
1 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:45 pm - 7:25 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:45 pm - 5:25 pm
- Waiting List  
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 6:10 pm
1 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
- Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 9:45 am - 10:25 am
5 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:10 am
5 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 11:15 am - 11:55 am
5 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
3 / 6 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022

Summer 1-Stage 4 (6-14yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

WATER STAMINA

Ages  6-14

The Water Stamina Stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Milestones worked on in this stage include: integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides; developing forward movement on the front and back and practicing skills and safety techniques in deep 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 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 5:25 pm - 6:05 pm
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:45 pm - 7:25 pm
3 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
1 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 6:10 pm
3 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
4 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 9:45 am - 10:25 am
4 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:10 am
4 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
4 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022

Summer 1-Stage 5 (8-14 yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Ages  8-14

Students in Stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
2 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 6:45 pm - 7:25 pm
3 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm - 6:10 pm
3 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 9:45 am - 10:25 am
- $91 - $114 Waiting List  
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 11:15 am - 11:55 am
6 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022

Summer 1-Stage 6 (8-14 yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/27/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

STROKE MECHANICS

Ages  8-14

In Stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/27/22 - 07/20/22
Summer 1 - Mo,We - 3:55 pm - 4:35 pm
5 / 8 Available $91 - $104 Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:45 pm - 5:25 pm
3 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/08/2022
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:10 am
3 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022

Summer 1-Stage 7A Endurance, Sports and Games (10-16yrs)

Park Street YMCA
6/28/22 - 7/21/22
VIEW

ENDURANCE, SPORTS, & GAMES Ages  10 and up

Stage 7A Endurance, Sports and Games, continues to build endurance on all major competitive strokes and encourages aquatic sports and games as part of a healthy lifestyle. This class will enhance swimming skills and build endurance in the competitive strokes. Class will also develop knowledge in aquatics sports such as water polo, snorkeling, diving and synchronized swimming.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/28/22 - 07/21/22
Summer 1 - Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
4 / 8 Available Register  

Summer 1-Stage 7B Aquatics Conditioning (10-16yrs)

Park Street YMCA
7/9/22 - 8/20/22
VIEW

AQUATICS CONDITIONING Ages 10 and up

Stage 7B (formerly Porpoise) – Aquatic Conditioning is one offering from the competitive pathway students can pursue following YMCA Swim Lessons. Students must successfully complete Stage 6 and be at least 10 years of age to be eligible to sign up for this program. The program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Students in this program will focus on the following important milestones:

  • Developing endurance in competitive strokes
  • Developing skills related to competitive swimming, such as flip turns, starts, and finishes
  • Enhancing skills and building endurance

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberIndividual MemberNon-Member
6/13/22 6/19/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00--
6/20/22 7/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 104.00$ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/09/22 - 08/20/22
Summer Saturday - Sa - 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
3 / 8 Available $91 - $114 Register  
Closes
07/23/2022