Sussex County YMCA

Swim Lessons

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
One on one instruction, suitable for adults or children.  Lessons move at your own pace, meeting your own needs. 
Packages available. 
PRIVATE SWIM LESSON FORM


Did you know we offer free swim lesson evaluations?
Be assured you and your child will be placed in the proper level of swim lessons.
Saturday or Sunday after 11:30am, please call the aquatics department 973 209 9622 ext.210 or ext. 223 to set up an appointment.

View the Y's aquatic policy.


PARENT AND CHILD SWIM LESSONS: 6mos. - 3 years (30 min.)

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers 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

SPRING SESSION: APRIL 28 - JUNE 22
MONDAY-
(No lessons on 5/28)Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$62 / Program Member: $88
TUESDAY - SUNDAY- Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$70 / Program Member: $100

SUMMER SESSION: JUNE 30 - AUGUST 24
WEDNESDAY-
(No Lessons on 7/4) Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$62 / Program Member: $88
THURSDAY - TUESDAY- Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$70 / Program Member: $100


WATER DISCOVERY
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

SPRING: Monday 10:00am |  Thursday 11:20am | Saturday 9:00am | Sunday 10:20am
              SUMMER: Tuesday 10:45am | Wednesday 4pm | Saturday 9:00am


 WATER EXPLORATION
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

SPRING: Monday 11:20am | Thursday 10:00am | Saturday 11:30am | Sunday 10:55am
              SUMMER: Monday 5:30pm | Thursday 10am | Saturday 11:30am


PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS: 3 - 5 years (30 min.)

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float,
swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit • Jump, push, turn, grab

SPRING SESSION: APRIL 28 - JUNE 22
MONDAY-
(No lessons on 5/28)Facility Member: Family: $75 / Youth:$80 / Program Member: $119
TUESDAY - SUNDAY- Facility Member: Family: $85 / Youth:$90 / Program Member: $135

SUMMER SESSION: JUNE 30 - AUGUST 24
WEDNESDAY-
(No Lessons on 7/4) Facility Member: Family: $75 / Youth:$80 / Program Member: $119
THURSDAY - TUESDAY- Facility Member: Family: $85 / Youth:$90 / Program Member: $135


 WATER ACCLIMATION
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

SPRING: Mon 10:00am, 11:20am, 4pm or 4:45pm | Tue 5pm | Thu 10:40am, 11:20am, 5pm or 5:35pm |
              Fri 4:45pm| Sat 9am or 9:35am |Sun 10:20am or 10:55am
              SUMMER: Mon 4pm or 5:30pm | Tue 10:45am | Wed 4pm or 4:45pm | Thu 10am | Sat 9am or 9:35am |
              Sun 9am or 9:35am


 WATER MOVEMENT
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

SPRING:Mon 10:40am or 4:45pm | Tue 5pm | Thu 10:40am or 5pm | Fri 4:45pm| Sat 9:35am
              or 10:55am | Sun 10:20am
              SUMMER: Mon 4pm | Tue 10:45am | Wed 4:45pm | Thu 10am | Sat 9:35am or 10:55am | Sun 9am or 9:35am


WATER STAMINA
In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

SPRING: Mon 10:40am | Thu 10am | Fri 4:45pm | Sat 9:35am | Sun 10:55am
              SUMMER: Mon 4:45pm | Wed 5:20pm | Sat 9:35am | Sun 9:35am


STROKE INTRODUCTION
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

SPRING: Tue 5pm | Thu 5:45pm | Sat 9:35am | Sun 9am
              SUMMER: Mon 4:35pm | Wed 5:20pm | Sat 9:35am | Sun 9am


SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS: 6 - 12 years (40 min.)

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.


SPRING SESSION: APRIL 28 - JUNE 22
MONDAY-
(No lessons on 5/28)Facility Member: Family: $80 / Youth:$85 / Program Member: $123
TUESDAY - SUNDAY- Facility Member: Family: $90 / Youth:$95 / Program Member: $140

SUMMER SESSION: JUNE 30 - AUGUST 24
WEDNESDAY-
(No Lessons on 7/4) Facility Member: Family: $80 / Youth:$85 / Program Member: $123
THURSDAY - TUESDAY- Facility Member: Family: $90 / Youth:$95 / Program Member: $140


WATER ACCLIMATION
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

SPRING: Mon 4pm | Fri 4pm | Sat 10:10am | Sun 9:35am
              SUMMER: Mon 5:10pm | Wed 4pm | Thur 10:35am | Sat 10:10am | Sun 10:10am


WATER MOVEMENT
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

SPRING: Mon 4pm | Tue 5:35pm | Thu 5pm | Fri 4pm | Sat 10:10am |Sun 9:35am
              SUMMER: Mon 5:10pm | Wed 4pm | Thur 10:35am | Sat 10:10am | Sun 10:10am


 WATER STAMINA
In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

SPRING: Mon 4:35pm |Tue 6:20pm | Thu 5:35pm | Fri 4pm | Sat 10:10am | Sun 9:35am             
              SUMMER: Mon 5:10pm | Wed 4pm | Thur 10:35am | Sat 10:10am | Sun 10:10am


STROKE INTRODUCTION
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

SPRING: Mon 5:20pm | Tue 6:20pm |Thu 6:20pm | Fri 4pm | Sat 10:10am or 10:55am | Sun 9:45am
              SUMMER: Mon 4pm | Tue 10am | Wed 4:35pm | Sat 10:10am | Sun 10:55am


STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

SPRING:Mon 5:20pm | Tue 5:35pm | Thu 6:20pm | Fri 4:45pm | Sat 10:55am | Sun 9am
              SUMMER: Mon 4:45pm | Tue 10am | Wed 5:20pm | Sat 10:55am | Sun 10:55am


 STROKE MECHANICS
In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

SPRING:Mon 5:20pm | Tue 5:35pm | Thu 6:20pm | Sat 10:55am
              SUMMER: Mon 4:45pm | Tue 10am | Wed 5:20pm | Sat 10:55am | Sun 10:55am