Adult - Skills & Training

Pursue continuing education and skills trainings at the Y.

Metuchen YMCA

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AARP Defensive Driving Class
Two day class to improve your driving skills. The next class will be held on TBS

If you have any questions please contact
  • AARP Defensive Driving Class

    AARP Members: $15.00 AARP Non-Members: $20.00

Lifeguard Certification (Age 15+)
  • Lifeguard Certification (Age 15+)

    Minimum age: 15 years old

    Swim 300 yards continuously

    Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs

    Complete the following timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

    -Starting in the water, swim 20 yards

    -Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object

    -Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point

    -Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

    For more information call Brian Blondet at 732.548.2044 ext 2225 or email

    Course date and times are as followed:

    Prerequisite Test 


    Feb 17th 12pm-6pm
    Feb 18th 9am-6pm
    Feb 24th 9am-6pm
    Feb 25th 9am-finish

ESL- English Classes
Conversation Group and Family Literacy Group 
Classes are open to adults 18 years or older.
For more information please contact Melissa Bernstein, Program Director
Literacy New Jersey-Middlesex Program
732.906-5456 or

ESL  English Pronunciation Classes help individuals speak with more confidence and ease.
ESL Book Club-our book club will explore the ways writers talk about faraway places or plunge into secret regions and share these worlds with their readers.

No membership required. 
For more information contact Robin Guensch at

  • ESL- English Classes

South Amboy YMCA

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CPR/AED First Aid Certification
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

    Participant will be certified as a professional rescuer in CPR/AED and First Aid.  
Lifeguard Certification (Ages 15+)
  • Lifeguard Certification

    The pre-test is mandatory. To find out what the pre-test consists of, please contact the Aquatic department.

    Students MUST attend all classes.

    Proof of Age is required. We are NOT permitted to waive the minimum age of 15 for any reason.

    Although our goal as instructors is to help students successfully complete their certification goals, students are sometimes not able to adequately complete the stated requirements for the course. Payment of the course fee and participation in class does not guarantee certification; students must successfully complete all course objectives in order to be certified.

    Click here for pre-test dates and course times
Self Defense
  • Self Defense

    Learn proper self defense techniques that can be applied to real life situations.  The techniques will be easy to learn and easy to use, making them suitable for members of all ages and abilities.  The class will also educate members on how to identify potentially threatening situations and how to avoid them.