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.
Please call the aquatics department 973 209 9622 ext.210 or ext. 223 to set up an appointment.

View the Y's aquatic policy.

Summer Swim Lesson Options

Minis: Monday-Thursday swim lessons for two consecutive weeks. 

Mini 1: July 1-3 and 8-11

Mini 2: July 15-18 and 22-25

Mini 3: July 29-August 1 and August 5-8

Mini 4: August 12-15 and 19-22

Monday/Wednesday: Twice a week for four consecutive weeks.

Mon/Wed 1: July 1-24

Mon/Wed 2: July 29-August 21

Saturdays: Once a week for eight consecutive weeks.

July 6-August 24

Sundays: Once a week for eight consecutive weeks.

July 7-August 25


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.

FAMILY: FREE | YOUTH:  $72 | PROGRAM MEMBER: Family/Youth: $113

Mini 1 Pricing: FAMILY: FREE | YOUTH:  $63| PROGRAM MEMBER: Family/Youth: $99


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.

Saturday 9am 
Sunday 9:35am


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

Minis 10am
Saturday 11:30am


PRESCHOOL SWIM ACADEMY: 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

FAMILY: $87 | YOUTH: $97 | PROGRAM MEMBER: Family/Youth: $138

Mini 1 Pricing: FAMILY: $76 | YOUTH:  $85| PROGRAM MEMBER: Family/Youth: $121


 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.

Minis 10am
Monday/Wednesday 4pm
Saturday 9am OR 9:35am
Sunday 9am


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.

Minis 10am
Monday/Wednesday 4pm
Saturday 9am OR 9:35am
Sunday 9am


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.

Minis 10am
Monday/Wednesday 4pm
Saturday 9:35am
Sunday 9am


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.

Monday/Wednesday 4pm
Saturday 
9:35am
Sunday 
9am


SCHOOL AGE SWIM ACADEMY: 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.

FAMILY: $97 | YOUTH: $107 | PROGRAM MEMBER: Family/Youth: $148

Mini 1 Pricing: FAMILY: $85 | YOUTH:  $94 | PROGRAM MEMBER: Family/Youth: $130


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.

Minis 10:40am
Monday/Wednesday 4:35pm
Saturday 10:10am
Sunday 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.

Minis 10:40am
Monday/Wednesday 4:35pm
Saturday 10:10am
Sunday 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.

Minis 10:40am
Monday/Wednesday 4:35pm
Saturday 10:10am
Sunday 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.

Minis 10:40am
Monday/Wednesday 4:35pm
Saturday 10:10am
Sunday 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.

Monday/Wednesday 5:20pm
Saturday 10:55am
Sunday 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.

Monday/Wednesday 5:20pm
Saturday 10:55am
Sunday 10:55am


SWIM FIT CLUB (1 hour lesson)
Prerequisite: Completed Level 5 or higher and swim 100 yards without assistance.  Learn the fundamentals of team training: competitive strokes, turns, dives, build endurance and learn how to circle swim.

FAMILY FACILITY: $113 | FACILITY: $123 | PROGRAM MEMBER: $164 

Jr Swim Fit (7-11 years old) Saturday 11am
Sr Swim Fit (12-17 years old)
Saturday 10am


ADULT BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS (Ages 18+)
This class is ideal for adults who have never learned to swim of who have some basic skills in water, but never learned technique.

Sunday  9:00-9:30am
Facility Member:  Family $93 /Teen /Adult $103  Program Member:  $144