ABOUT Y SWIM LESSONS

This YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy's swim lesson curriculum is designed 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:

 

YMCA Swim Starters

SWIM STARTERS

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.

YMCA Swim Basics

SWIM BASICS

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.

YMCA Swim Stroke

SWIM STROKES

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.



PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

Lessons are offered during operational hours. Private swim lessons are 30 minutes and semi-private swim lessons are 45 minutes. Please contact Aquatics Director prior to purchasing. 

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 Scott Reiners at scott.reiners@ymcaofmewsa.org.  Both forms can be found to the right.

For Piscataway, please contact Aquatics Director Kelly Molinelli at kelly.molinelli@ymcaofmewsa.org or at 732-562-2302, Ext. 5003.

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