Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Metuchen YMCA

Semi-Private Swim Lessons
  • Beginner Semi-Private

    BEGINNER SEMI-PRIVATE (YMCA STAGES 1 –3) IS FOR BEGINNERS AGES 3 – 9. SWIMMERS WHO ARE NOT INDEPENDENT. ONE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE IN THE WATERTO ASSIST THEIR CHILD. 
  • Intermediate Semi-Private

    INTERMEDIATE SEMI-PRIVATE (YMCA STAGES 3 –4) IS FOR INTERMEDIATE SWIMMERS AGES 5 –12. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 10 YARDS INDEPENDANTLY FRONT OR BACK. (YELLOW BAND)
  • Advanced Semi-Private

    ADVANCE SEMI-PRIVATE (YMCA STAGES 5 –6) IS FOR ADVANCED SWIMMERS AGES 6 - 12 THAT ARE ABLE TO SWIM 25 YARDS ,FRONT CRAWL, 25 YARDS BACK CRAWL AND TREAD WATER FOR 1 MINUTE (GREEN BAND) . 

Edison YMCA

Swim Starters Parent/Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6 months to 5 years)
Accompanied by a parent or guardian, infants, toddlers and preschoolers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
  • Water Discovery (Ages 6 months- 3 years)

    Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
  • Water Exploration (Ages 16-35 months)

    Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • Water Exploration (Ages 3-5 years)

    Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. 
Swim Basics Swim Lessons (Ages 3-12 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 (Ages 3-5 years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue performed with assistance. 
  • Water Acclimation (Ages 6-12 years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue performed with assistance. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 3-5 years)

    Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 6-12 years)

    Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Stamina (Ages 3-5 years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 
  • Water Stamina (Ages 6-12 years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 
Swim Basics Swim Lessons (Ages 13+ 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. 
Swim Strokes Swim Lessons (Ages 3-12 years)
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. 

In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes  as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits. 
  • Stroke Introduction (Ages 3-5 years)

    Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

  • Stroke Introduction (Ages 6-12 years)

    Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

  • Stroke Development (Ages 6-12 years)

    Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
  • Stroke Mechanics (Ages 6-12 years)

    Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

South Amboy YMCA

Semi-Private Swim Lessons
  • Beginner Semi-Private

    Beginner Semi-Private (YMCA Stages 1-3) is for beginners ages 3-9.  This class is for swimmers who are not independent.  A parent or guardian must be in the water to assist their child.
  • Intermediate Semi-Private

    Intermediate Semi-Private (YMCA Stages 3-4).  This class is for intermediate swimmers ages 5-12.  Participants must be able to swim 10 yards independently front or back (yellow band).
  • Advanced Semi-Private

    Advanced Semi-Private (YMCA Stages 5-6).  This class is for advanced swimmers ages 6-12 that are able to swim 25 yards, front crawl 25 yards, back crawl 25 yards and tread water for one minute (green band).

PRIVATE & FAMILY PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

We are now offering private and semi-private swim lessons!

Lessons will be offered Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Private swim lessons are 30 minutes and semi-private swim lessons are 45 minutes.

For your health and safety please review our outlined protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.

For Metuchen, please send completed swim lesson request form and aquatics waiver to Alexis Brown at alexis.brown@ymcaofmewsa.org.  Both forms can be found to the right.

For South Amboy, please send completed swim lesson request form and aquatics waiver to Danica Lindsey at danica.lindsey@ymcaofmewsa.org.  Both forms can be found to the right.

For Edison, please call the branch at 732-494-3232.