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

bubble babies

BUBBLE BABIES 6 months – 12 months

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.

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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
dash and splash

DASH & SPLASH Ages 4-6 years

A themed gym program designed to enhance physical and gross motor skills. This class will include both structured activities and supervised free play. After gym the children will be escorted to the pool for a Kinderswim Bronze level swim class (see description under aquatics) The class begins in the gym; children need a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

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

FUN FRIDAYS Ages 3-5 years

If your child wants to spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Geyer Family Branch, then this is the class for you. With a different theme each week, the class starts with an art project, followed by with
gym time that focuses on gross motor skills and group games. Lastly children will participate in a 30 minute swim lesson.

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ages: 3-5
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
kindersports and splash

KINDERSPORTS AND SPLASH Ages 4-6 years

All the fun of Kindersports paired up with a Kinderswim Bronze level swim class.

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

KINDERSWIM BRONZE (BEGINNER THROUGH INDEPENDENT) Ages 4-6 years

This class is designed for beginner through independent swimmers. Classes are broken up into 3 different groups by swim level. Level I: Beginner, Level II: Intermediate, Level III: Advanced. 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. The child usually spends up to one full year in Bronze before advancing to Silver.

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

KINDERSWIM GOLD Ages 4-6 years

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

Requirements for this class include: completing one full length of swimming with rotary breathing; jumping into the pool without assistance and continuing to swim; 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 challenged and engaged. Passing Silver is required to sign up for this class.

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ages: 4-6
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

KINDERSWIM SILVER Ages 4-6 years

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

This is a more advanced swimming class designed for those children who are able to swim independently. Requirements for this class include: front and back float for at least 10 seconds, jump into the pool without assistance and rocketship the width of the pool with a flutter kick. Children must be able to complete a front crawl (without rotary breathing) a distance of at least 10 yards demonstrating a strong flutter kick, breath control, powerful arms and confidence. This class will focus on rotary breathing, back float with kicks and endurance by starting to swim the length of the pool. Passing Bronze is required to sign up for this class.

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

LEAP FROG Ages 3-4 years

Not quite sure if your child is ready for a child only class? This transitional class, may be right for you. This class starts as a parent/child class for the first few weeks focusing on water adjustment and beginning swimming skills. The class then transitions into a child-only Starfish class where the children swim with the instructors only.

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ages: 3-4
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
mission swim possible

MISSION SWIM POSSIBLE Ages 4-8 years

This class is designed for children of all abilities with special needs, providing them the skills to be safe and comfortable in and around the water. Children will work on basic aquatic skills at their own pace.

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ages: 4-8
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
my buddy and me

MY BUDDY & ME Ages 18 months – 2.5 years

Love our gym and swim programs? Why not take a class where you can experience both in one day? My Buddy and Me is a structured gym class followed as a swim lesson and highlights different skills each week.

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ages: 18 months-2 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
road runners

ROAD RUNNERS Age 3 years

A themed gym program designed to enhance physical and gross motor skills. This class will include both structured activities and supervised free play. After gym the children will be escorted to the pool for a Starfish level swim class (see description under aquatics). The class begins in the gym; children need a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

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age: 3
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
school of fish

SCHOOL OF FISH Ages 3-4 years

This class is designed for preschoolers who are looking to expand their swimming ability. Instructors will help children gain comfort in the water while working on basic swimming skills and safety. We will link swimming to, skills your preschooler is getting at school by reinforcing colors, numbers, following directions and simple games.

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ages: 3-4
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
sensational saturdays

SENSATIONAL SATURDAYS Ages 4-7 years

If your child wants to spend a fun-filled afternoon at the Geyer Family Branch, then this is the class for you. With a different theme each week, the class starts with an art project, followed by with gym
time that focuses on gross motor skills and group games. Participants will then head to the pool for a Kinderswim Bronze level swim class (see description under aquatics). Please remember to pack a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

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ages: 5-8
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
starfish

STARFISH Age 3 years

This class is designed for beginning swimmers who are moving up from the parent/child classes or are new to swimming. 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
mission swim possible

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
tadpole

TADPOLE I Age 2 years

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.

TADPOLE II Age 3 years

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

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

TINY TOTS Age 1 year

This is your 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