YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
Park Street Branch: (973) 744-3400
Geyer Family Branch: (973) 783-7640
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Aquatics:

Bubble Babies – This is your first opportunity to expose your infant to the wonderful world of water and safety. The focus for this class is to ensure your baby’s first experience is a positive one by guiding both the parent and baby in basic water orientation. You and your baby will experience a class filled with games, songs, personal safety skills, beginner swimming techniques and basic water adjustment. Children are required to wear a swim diaper.

*A parent or caregiver is required to be in the water with the child for this class.

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ages: 6 months-1
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Bubble Babies Tiny Tots – Combined class

Bubble Babies
This is your first opportunity to expose your infant to the wonderful world of water and safety. The focus for this class is to ensure your baby’s first experience is a positive one by guiding both the parent and baby in basic water orientation. You and your baby will experience a class filled with games, songs, personal safety skills, beginner swimming techniques and basic water adjustment. Children are required to wear a swim diaper.

Tiny Tots
This is your first opportunity to expose your toddler to the adventurous world of water and safety. The child will learn to move through the water while the parent/guardian will become aware of how to teach the child to be safe and enjoy the water. Songs, water play and activities help acquaint the child with the pool. Children are required to wear a swim diaper.

*A parent or caregiver is required to be in the water with the child for this class.

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ages: 6 months-18 months
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Kinderswim Bronze (Beginner Through Independent) – This class is designed for beginner through independent swimmers. Classes are broken up into groups by swim level. In the levels the swimmers progress from water adjustment and personal safety to independent swimming. Children will move on to the next level as they gain skills and confidence. The highest level works on fine tuning skills, endurance and confidence. Skills that will be included are water adjustment and getting all wet, front and back floats, kicks and bubbles, rocketships jumps and front crawl. There are no swimming requirements for this class.

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ages: 4-6
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Kinderswim Gold – Children who can swim independently for 15 yards with rotary breathing can now enter on a new quest in Kinderswim Gold. Requirements for this class include: completing 15 yards of swimming with rotary breathing; jumping into the pool without assistance; back float with kicks and rocketship for 15 yards. Your child will learn the backstroke, treading water, and tackle new activities and challenges that will keep them engaged in all the possibilities of the pool.

*Child must be recommended or tested* In-person registration only.

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ages: 5-6
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

*Child must be recommended or tested* In-person registration only.

Children who have completed our Kinderswim Gold level can now embark on a new adventure in Kinderswim Platinum. Requirements for this class include: completing 50 yards of swimming with rotary breathing and backstroke; treading water for 30 seconds and retrieving objects from the bottom of pool. Your child will learn the breaststroke, kneeling and standing dives as well as be given new activities and challenges that will keep them engaged in all the possibilities of the pool.

Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Kinderswim Silver – This is a higher level swim class designed for those children who are able to swim independently. Requirements for this class include: putting face in the water for 10 seconds and blowing bubbles comfortably, completing front and back float independently and swim with face in the water for 10 yards. This class will focus on rotary breathing, back float with kicks and endurance by starting to swim the length of the pool.

*Child must be recommended or tested* In-person registration only.

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ages: 4-6
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Starfish – This class is designed for beginning swimmers who are being exposed to the water for the first time without a parent or are moving up from the parent/child classes. In these classes, the instructor will help children gain comfort in the water while working on basic swimming skills and safety. If your child is already comfortable in the pool, we will continue to encourage the progression of their skills. Children must be potty trained to attend this class.

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ages: 3-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Swim Pass is for the family to enjoy play time and practice different swimming skills in the pool together. There are a number of times listed in our program guide. Members can attend any of those times during the week. Staff will ensure members are following pool rules to ensure the safety of all, however it’s the parent/caregiver’s responsibility to participate with and support their own children. A pass can be purchased online or from the Geyer Family Branch Welcome Desk beginning on the first day of registration/session. A drop-in rate of $10 per family is also available for members.

*May come to any or all class times.


ages: 6 months-6
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

The primary objective of this class is to get both parent and child comfortable in the water and develop beginner swimming techniques. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun while the parent guides the swimmer to learn aquatics skills through games and other activities. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

*A parent or caregiver is required to be in the water with the child for this class.

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ages: 2-2 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Tadpole I & II – Through the soothing medium of water, we are able to tap into the child’s potential. Our child paced toddler swimming lessons have the potential to increase intelligence, concentration, alertness and perceptual abilities. Songs, water play and activities help acquaint the child with the pool. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

*A parent or caregiver is required to be in the water with the child for this class.

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ages: 2-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Tadpole II – For the child who is not quite ready to swim independently without a parent. This level combines fun, water adjustment, basic water skills and core development with the parent’s assistance.

*A parent or caregiver is required to be in the water with the child for this class.

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ages: 3-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Tiny Tots – This is your first opportunity to expose your toddler to the adventurous world of water and safety. The child will learn to move through the water while the parent/guardian will become aware of how to teach the child to be safe and enjoy the water. Songs, water play and activities help acquaint the child with the pool. Children are required to wear a swim diaper.

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ages: 1-18 months
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register