Adult - Swim Lessons - v. 6

This September the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy will launch updated its swim lessons curriculum to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:

  • Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages 6 months to 3 years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.
  • Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.
  • Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students 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.

Metuchen YMCA

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Teen/Adult Swim Basics (Ages 13+ years)
  • Swim Basics

Teen/Adult Swim Strokes (Ages 13+ years)
  • Swim Strokes

Edison YMCA

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Swim Basics Swim Lessons (Ages 18+ years)
Students will learn benchmark skills: swim, float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit- and jump push, turn, grab.

Students are taught the recommended skills to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water,  Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.
  • Water Acclimation Men Only (Ages 13+ years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 
  • Water Acclimation Women Only (Ages 13+ years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 13+ years)

    Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Stamina (Ages 13+ years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 

South Amboy YMCA

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Beginner Swim Lessons (Ages 13+ years)
  • Teen & Adult-Beginner Swim Lessons (Ages 13+ years)

    Emphasis is on teaching the basics of swimming and water adjustment. TEENS ONLY FOR PROGRAM MEMBERS!
  • Safety Around Water

    Free 1 week , Ages 3-18 are welcome to come Monday through Friday from 4:30-5:30pm.  Students will learn about boat safety and proper behavior in & around water.
Intermediate Swim Lessons (Ages 18+ years)
  • Intermediate Swim Lessons (Ages 18+ years)

    Emphasis is on improvement of strokes, breathing and cardiovascular endurance. TEENS ONLY FOR PROGRAM MEMBERS!