School Age Swim Lessons (6 - 16yrs)
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:
- 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.
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 lesson class/stage evaluations are held in the Small Pool at Park Street YMCA, they are offered Monday through Thursday from 3pm -3:45pm and no appointment is necessary. Swim lesson stage/class evaluations are free to YMCA of Montclair members and a fee of $35 for non-members. A Montclair YMCA membership is needed to enroll in classes and programs offered by the Montclair YMCA. For a swim team try-out please contact Roman Sloudnov, Director of Competitive Swimming at email@example.com; try out fee is $35 an appointment is needed.
Fall 2 -Stage 1 (6-12yrs)
Fall 2 -Stage 2 (6-12yrs)
Fall 2-Diverse Abilities (Aquatics Inclusion Class) (Ages 6 yrs and up)
Fall 2-Stage 1 (6-12 yrs)
Fall 2-Stage 2 (6-12 yrs)
Fall 2-Stage 3 (6-12 yrs)
Fall 2-Stage 4 (6-14 yrs)
Fall 2-Stage 5 (8-16 yrs)
Fall 2-Stage 6 (6-16 yrs)
Fall 2-Stage 7A Endurance
Fall 2-Stage 7B Aquatics Conditioning (10-16yrs)
Winter-Diverse Abilities (Aquatics Inclusion Class) (Ages 6 yrs and up) (Copy)
Winter-Stage 1 (6-12 yrs)
Winter -Stage 1 (6-12yrs)
Winter-Stage 2 (6-12 yrs)
Winter -Stage 2 (6-12yrs)
Winter-Stage 3 (6-12 yrs)
Winter -Stage 3 (6-14yrs)
Winter-Stage 4 (6-14 yrs)
Winter-Stage 5 (8-14 yrs)
Winter-Stage 6 (8-14 yrs)
Winter-Stage 7A Endurance
Winter-Stage 7B Aquatics Conditioning (10-16yrs)