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.

SPRING 2
Mondays 11:30am
Wednesdays 10:30am
Thursdays 6:30pm
Saturdays 8:30am
Sundays 9:30am
(30 minutes)
Fee $98/111


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.

SPRING 2
Wednesdays 6:15pm
(30 minutes)
Fee $111


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

Dash and Splash – 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 swim suit and towel in a labeled bag.

SPRING 2
Saturdays 11:15am
(90 minutes)
Fee: $152


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

Kindersports and Splash – All the fun of Kindersports paired up with a Splash Kinderswim Bronze level swim class (see description in Aquatics).

SPRING 2
Wednesdays 4:00pm
(90 minutes)
Fee $152


ages: 4-6
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.

SPRING 2
Mondays 1:30pm, 5:00pm
Tuesdays 4:45pm, 6:45pm
Wednesdays 4:00pm, 5:30pm
Thursdays 1:00pm, 4:30pm
Fridays 10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm
Saturdays 1:30pm, 2:15pm
(45 minutes)
Fee: $98/111


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.

SPRING 2
Mondays 6:15pm
(45 minutes)
Fee: $98

 


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.

SPRING 2
Mondays 4:15pm
Tuesdays 6:00pm
Thursdays 5:15pm
Fridays 4:15pm
(45 minutes)
Fee: $98/111


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

Leap Frog – 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. Then the class transitions into a child-only Starfish class where children swim with the instructors only.

*A parent or caregiver is required to be in the water with the child for the first half of the session.

SPRING 2
Tuesdays 7:30pm
Thursdays 11:30am
(30 minutes)
Fee $111


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

My Buddy and Me – Love our gym programs 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.

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

SPRING 2
Wednesdays 6:00pm
Saturdays 8:45am or 9:45am
(75 minutes)
Fee $152

 


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

Road Runners – 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.

SPRING 2
Saturdays 10:45am
(75 minutes)
Fee $152

 


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

School of Fish – 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.

SPRING 2
Thursdays 1:45 pm
(30 minutes)
Fee: $111


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

Sensational Saturdays – 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 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). Children need to pack a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

SPRING 2
Saturdays 1:30pm
(120 minutes)
Fee $176


ages: 5-8
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.

SPRING 2
Mondays 1:00pm, 5:45pm
Tuesdays 1:30pm
Thursdays 6:00pm
Fridays 10:00am, 5:45pm
Saturdays 3:30pm

Combo
Mondays 3:30pm
Tuesdays 4:00pm
Thursdays 4:15pm
Saturdays 1:15pm
(30 minutes)
Fee: $98/111


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

Combination of Tiny Tots and Tadpole I classes.

TINY TOTS Age 1 year: 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.

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.

Click the Register button for days/times.


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