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Wayne YMCA


Youth Swim Lessons

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At the Y, we want every child to be safe in the water.  That is why we offer Second Graders in our community free 8-week swim lessons.  Click here for more information.  Click here for the Y's Aquatic Policies and for the current Pool Schedule.


SECOND GRADE SWIM LESSONS

Whether it's the pool, beach, waterpark, or lake front, the Y wants you to be safe in and around the water.  With this in mind, the Y is offering one FREE session of swim lessons to all second grade children to teach swim and water safety skills and give kids and adults the chance to explore the many health benefits of swimming.
Second graders, along with their parent or guardian, must present proof of age to enroll.


winter 1 and 2 PROGRESSIVE SWIM LESSONS

Before registering your child for swim lessons, they must be evaluated for proper placement.  

Children within 1-2 months of the age requirement can be placed in a preschool lesson if approved by the aquatic director.

Children and adults with hair reaching their shoulders are required to wear a swim cap.  Caps can be purchased in the aquatics office. 


PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS (6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS)
30 Minute lessons

Shrimp (ages 6 months-3 years)

An introduction to water adjustment, safety and basic swimming skills for parent and child.  A positive early experience in water through song and games.  An adult must accompany child in the water.

Tuesday   11:30am

Saturday 9:00am
Sunday  9:00am

Facility Family:  Free
Facility Youth:  $105
Program Member:  $150

 


PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (3-5 YEARS)

30 minute lessons 

Facility Family:  $95
Facility Youth:  $105
Program Member:  $150

Pike (ages 3-5)
Instructors lead children in their first experience in the pool without parental assistance.  They will learn about pool safety, proper arm and leg motions, and be introduced to floating.  Students will paddle 5 feet without assistance.
Monday                    12:00pm or 4:30pm
Tuesday                   5:00pm
Wed or Friday           4:30pm
Saturday or Sunday 9:30am or 10:00am


Eel (ages 3-5)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Pike.
Students will paddle over 5 yards in various positions, do a 10 second backfloat, jump from the edge and swim to the side.  Students will demonstrate all skills without assistance.
Monday                12:30pm or 5:00pm
Tues or Wed         4:30pm
Friday                  5:00pm
Saturday             10:30am
Sunday               11:00am


Ray (ages 3-5)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Eel.
Students will paddle 12 yards and learn rhythmic breathing.  They will be introduced to diving and elementary backstroke.  Students will jump from starting blocks.
Monday         5:30pm

Friday           5:10pm
Saturday       11:00am
Sunday         10:30am


Starfish (ages 3-5)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Ray.
Students will swim one lap of elementary and basic backstroke, basic freestyle, and master a kneeling dive.
Tuesday or Friday     5:30pm
Saturday                 11:30am

 


youth SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6-12)
40 minute lessons

Facility Family:      $95
Facility Youth:       $105
Program Member:  $150

 

POLLIWOG (AGES 6-12)

Beginner or non-swimmer students will get acquainted with the pool and learn pool safety.  Students will learn front and back floating, and paddle 12 yards in various positions.  Students will demonstrate all skills without assistance. 

Monday                             5:10pm

Tuesday or Friday               5:50pm

Saturday                           10:40am
Sunday                             10:40am


GUPPY (AGES 6-12)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Polliwog.
Students begin learning freestyle, elementary backstroke and backstroke.  Students will swim 25 yards.  Breaststroke kick is introduced along with treading water and basic diving skills.

Tuesday                4:30pm
Wednesday            5:00pm
Friday                   4:30pm
Sat or Sun             10:00am


MINNOW (AGES 6-12)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Guppy. 
Students will swim 50 yards of formal strokes, including coordination of breathing, kick and arm motions.  Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke will be covered. Butterfly kick, standing and stride dives are introduced.

Monday                         4:30pm

Tuesday                        5:10pm

Saturday                       10:00am
Sunday                         10:00am


FISH (AGES 6-12)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Minnow.
Students will learn butterfly, refine the other strokes, and swim 75 yards with proper breathing.  Students will learn proper starts, turns and diving skills.
Monday or Friday     5:50pm
Thursday                4:30pm
Saturday                10:40am
Sunday                  10:40am


FLYING FISH (AGES 6-12)

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete Fish.
Students will develop racing starts, learn bilateral breathing, and increase endurance.  Students will refine butterfly over 50 yards, and swim all other strokes 150 yards.
Thursday                            5:10pm
Friday                                4:30pm
Saturday or Sunday            11:20am


SWIM CLINIC (AGES 8-12) 

Prerequisite:  Swim all strokes 100-200 yards. 
Refine all strokes, diving from blocks, and flip turns.  This is the last instructional swim class in the progressive swim program and will prepare participants for swim team.

Wednesday  5:40-6:40pm     
Thursday  4:30-5:30pm
Saturday   8:00-9:00am
Facility Member:  Family $108
Facility Member:  Youth $114
Program Member: $168


SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM LESSONS

Designed for children of all ages with moderate to severe neurological, physical, or social challenges.  This program is overseen by instructors who will be in the water offering assistance to participants.  They will assist in teaching students how to swim as well as teaching adults the exercises that should be done with the child in the water.  An adult must accompany the child in the water.

Sunday   12:00-12:40pm

Facility Member:  Family$95  Youth $105     Program Member:  $150


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (30 MINUTES)

We offer one-on-one instruction with a certified swim instructor.  Designed to encourage swimmers at different levels and help them progress into group or personal aquatic activities.  Days and times based on instructor and pool availability.

 

Private (4 Lessons)

Facility Member:  Family/$160   Youth/Teen $168  
Program Member:  $200

Semi-Private (2 individuals, 4 lessons)
Facility Member:  $185/group
Program Member:  $220/group


 

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1 PIKE DRIVE
WAYNE, NJ 07470
P. 973.595.0100
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