EDISON YMCA

SWIM LESSONS

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.
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.
  • Beginner: Water Acclimation (Ages 3-5 years)

    Begins by increasing comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue performed with assistance. Progressively encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 3-5 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. 
  • Beginner: Water Acclimation (Ages 6-12 years)

    Begins by increasing comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue performed with assistance. Progressively 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. 
  • Intermediate: Water Stamina (Ages 6-12 years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
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.
  • Beginner: Water Acclimation Men Only (Ages 13+ years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 
  • Beginner: 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. 
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. 
  • Advanced: Stroke Introduction (3-5 years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
  • Intermediate: 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.

  • Advanced: Stroke Development (Ages 6-12 Years)

    Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Advanced: Stroke Mechanics (Ages 6-12 years)

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

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YOUTH SPORTS 

Drop here!
Basketball (Ages 5-14 years)
Dribble, pass, shoot, score!
warm ups, drills and games will get your basketball star ready to play basketball for this upcoming season. this class is great for basketball beginners and basketball pros. Learning the sport and strengthening skills.
  • Skills & Drills Clinic (5 - 8)

     
  • Skills & Drills Clinic (9 - 14)

     
Sports Training
All around sports training for kids with a lot of energy, competitive players, and serious athletes.
  • Speed & Agility Training

On Target Archery (Ages 7-15)
Ready... Aim.... FIRE!
learn the Basics of archery, refine your shooting skills and become a pro. Games and drills will make this class fun
  • Archery

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YOUTH STEM

Science Explorers
All aboard explorers! Join Steve F.Y.E. the Science Guy for hands on science experimenting. Lets hypothesize, create and discover metamorphosis among a few Man-made and natural specimens. Lets find out why things happen and learn to ask all the right questions. This class will increase students communication skills, collaborative skills, team working and perseverance, as well as analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • STEM - Science Explorers

     

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT

Parent/Child Enrichment Class
An exciting new parent/child enrichment class that will provide activities that both you and your child will enjoy doing together!  Play opportunities will include free play, songs, stories, art and sensory play; just to name a few!  
  • Exploration Station

    Children and there caregivers will enjoy this bonding and creative class. It is very important for infants and toddlers to explore safely and begin their social emotional development. Participants of this class will create, play, explore and making new friends. 
Dance Fundamentals
This class is an introduction of Jazz, Tap, hip hop and contemporary dance styles. We offer unique early dance training that combines an academic approach with the joy of movement. The combination of these 4 different dance styles will develop a coordinated, strong bodied dancer with increased attention, observation skills, etiquette and respect for others. Students will learn refined techniques, combinations, and practical use across the floor.
  • Dance Fundamentals

     
Quilting
Under the direction of Nancy Randall children can and will learn to sew numerous projects
  • Quilting

ASL (American Sign Language)
Through a number of games/ activities and articulating tests students will be able to express and understand the basics of sign language. Don't worry about not hearing or misunderstanding the mumbles from a mask and learn a new skill that can help you become more inclusive.
Alphabet, Numbers, colors, and basic conversational words will be covered. 
  • ASL (American Sign Language)

     
Performance Theater
This class is centered around building a quality stage performance. Students will, learn about the audition process, build confidence, practice patience and enhance their social skills, students will have a blast playing theater games that strengthen their talents and prepare them for their role on stage. the Class Ends with a performance on the YMCA Stage in Edison.
  • Performance Theater

Writing a Personal Narrative
Advance your child's writing with elementary teacher: Dareth Voorhees. Your child will write a personal narrative - a true story about themselves! In this class, students will learn elements of quality writing such as creating strong leads to hook the reader, utilizing and punctuating dialogue, using strong words and transitions, as well as revising and editing their own writing and that of their peers. Students will leave the class with a notebook full of anchor charts that highlight each lesson, a folder with mentor texts, and a final draft of their personal narrative complete with graphics and design elements of their choosing! This class is best suited for students in grades 3-5 who want to learn more about the writing process
  • Writing a Personal Narrative