Aquatics for Kids at the Y

Our swim lesson program is designed to help kids develop a lifelong love of the water with competency, confidence and endurance.

To reach this goal, students are introduced to:

  • Stroke Mechanics 
  • Water Sports and Games 
  • Personal Safety
  • Character Development

Our classes for 3-6 year olds start them on their way to becoming a swimmer with four progressive levels beginning with "Pike."  Our lessons for 7-14 year olds introduce basic swimming skills with seven progressive levels starting with "Polliwog."

Not sure where your child fits in?  See "Lesson Placement & Registration" in the left margin.


swimming LESSONS 3-6 yrs (and Potty Trained)

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PIKE - Beginner

Skill Goal: Swim 5-10 feet with face in water and flat body position.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:30-10:00 AM YAQPERS7 $62.00
    Sa 10:00-10:30 AM YAQPERS8 $62.00
Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels.  Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

EEL - Advanced Beginner

Skill Goal:  Swim 15-20 yards with rhythmic breathing and overhead arms.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:30-10:00 AM YAQPERS7 $62.00
    Sa 10:00-10:30 AM YAQPERS8 $62.00
Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels.  Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

RAY - Intermediate

Skill Goal:  Swim 25 yards with rotary breathing and kicking on back.

  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:30-10:00 AM YAQPERS7 $62.00
    Sa 10:00-10:30 AM YAQPERS8 $62.00
Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels.  Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

STARFISH - Advanced

Skill Goal:  Perfect front crawl, learn elementary backstroke, and explore breaststroke.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:30-10:00 AM YAQPERS7 $62.00
    Sa 10:00-10:30 AM YAQPERS8 $62.00
Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels.  Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

PIKE/EEL/RAY/STARFISH MEDLEY


Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels. Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 11:00-11:30 AM YAQPERS4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPERS5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPERS6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:30-10:00 AM YAQPERS7 $62.00
    Sa 10:00-10:30 AM YAQPERS8 $62.00

Swimming LESSONS 7-14 yrs

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POLLIWOG - Beginner

Skill Goal:  To swim 25 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing and floating on back.

  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:30 AM-12:00 PM YAQPOL1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 3:30-4:00 PM YAQPOL2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 6:30-7:00 PM YAQPOL5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 10:30-11:00 AM YAQPOL6 $62.00
**Note some listings have been removed since brochure publishing and remaining listings renumbered.

GOLDFISH ***NEW***

This class is for the child who is almost ready for Guppy level but needs to work on endurance and swimming 25 yards consistently with rhythmic breathing. No bubbles permitted. Participants must be recommended for this class.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 6:30-7:00 PM YAQGOL1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQGOL2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQGOL3 $62.00

GUPPY - Advanced Beginner

Skill Goal:  Swim 25 yards with rotary breathing and kicking while on back.

  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 4:00-4:30 PM YAQGUP2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 11:30 AM-12:00 PM YAQGUP1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQGUP3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 7:00-7:30 PM YAQGUP4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:00-4:30 PM YAQGUP5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 7:00-7:30 PM YAQGUP6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQGUP7 $62.00
    Sa 10:30-11:00 AM YAQGUP8 $62.00

MINNOW - Intermediate

Skill Goal:  Swim 50 yards with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 11:30 AM-12:00 PM YAQMIN1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 4:00-4:30 PM YAQMIN2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 7:00-7:30 PM YAQMIN3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:00-4:30 PM YAQMIN4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 7:00-7:30 PM YAQMIN5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQMIN6 $62.00
    Sa 10:30-11:00 AM YAQMIN7 $62.00

FISH - Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal:  To perform 25 yards of breaststroke while continuing to perfect the front crawl.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 7:00-7:30 PM YAQFISH2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 7:00-7:30 PM YAQFISH4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQFISH5 $62.00
    Sa 10:30-11:00 AM YAQFISH6 $62.00

FLYING FISH - Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal:  To perform 50 yards of butterfly with an introduction to Individual Medley (all 4 strokes done in sequence.)
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 7:00-7:30 PM YAQFLYFISH2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQFLYFISH4 $62.00

SHARK - Advanced

Skill Goal:  Perfecting all four strokes to build endurance, improve flip turns and dives.
  • SUMMER SESSION: JUN 26 - AUG 13

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQSHARK3 $62.00
    Sa 10:30-11:00 AM YAQSHARK4 $62.00

PRE-TEEN/TEEN - Beginner ***NEW*** (12-15 Years)

This class is for pre-teens who want to learn how to swim. It will teach basic swimming strokes so participants can feel more comfortable in the water.
  • RETURNING: Fall 2017

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individuals with developmental challenges

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I-SNAP One-on-One Lessons (3-18 Years & Fully Potty Trained) (OPEN to Non-Members)

I-SNAP (Individual Special Needs Aquatics Program) provides each child the support and the tools necessary to develop and increase basic aquatic skills. The program focuses on providing a safe environment to encourage freedom of movement and enjoyment of the water.

  • SUMMER SESSION: Jun 26 - Aug 13

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    Su 9:30-10:00 AM ISNAP1 Members: $98.00, Non-Members: $130.00
    Su 10:00-10:30 AM ISNAP2 Members: $98.00, Non-Members: $130.00
    Su 10:30-11:00 AM ISNAP3 Members: $98.00, Non-Members: $130.00
    Su 11:00-11:30 AM ISNAP4 Members: $98.00, Non-Members: $130.00
    Su 11:30 AM-12:00 PM ISNAP5 Members: $98.00, Non-Members: $130.00
All participants must be fully potty trained.  No swim diapers permitted. This program is held off-site at the Craig School in Mountain Lakes. The facility is NOT handicap accessible.  

OTHER AQUATIC ACTIVITIES

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YOUTH FITSWIM (11-15 Years)

This class is for the swimmer* who has learned the basics of all the strokes and wants to swim for exercise and fitness.  Students will have endurance workouts to incorporate their skills into a fitness routine.
  • SPRING II SESSION: Apr 24 - Jun 11

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* Minimum swim level of Flying Fish required.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS


Thirty minute one-on-one instruction.

We have private lessons available weekday mornings for adults and children who are current Y members.  Contact Aquatics Director, Ed Soder for availability and questions.
Otherwise, due to limited pool availability, private swim lessons for ages 3 and up are offered only during breaks or changes from our regular swim program sessions.  In person registration only.

Registration opens 8:00am:

  • Monday, April 3 for April Dates
  • Monday, May 22 for June Dates 

 DAYS/TIMES AVAILABLE
   
DAYS
DATES



TIMES
MON
4/17
6/12
6/19
TUE
4/18
6/13
6/20
WED
4/19
6/14
6/21
THU
4/20
6/15
6/22
FRI
4/21
6/16
6/23
3:30  X
4:00 X X X X X
4:30 X X X X X
  5:00 X X X X X

Members:        $20 per half-hour class
Non-member:  $35 per half-hour class
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ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS: All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs.  Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless


LOCKER ROOMS
Please be aware that children must use their gender identifying bathrooms after kindergarten age. For those who need strollers, we encourage the use of “umbrella” type strollers while inside the Y, especially in the locker room where space is limited.

LONG HAIR POLICY
Anyone with shoulder-length hair or longer must wear a bathing cap or have hair securely tied up.

SHOWERING
Everyone must rinse off in shower before entering the pool.