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

Bubble Babies is a Water Discovery stage A class that gives you the 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 discovery. 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 Gym and Swim Combo 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 in the gym. Participants are escorted to the pool by the gym staff for a Kinderswim Level swim class (description is listed in Aquatics section). Parents/caregivers will drop off their child in the large gym and pick them up from the pool hallway after the swim lesson portion is completed. All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack 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 Art, Gym and Swim Combo 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! There is a different theme each week and class starts with a themed art project, followed by time in the gym where they will focus on gross motor skills and group games. Fun Fridays ends in the pool where they participate in a 30 minute swim lesson. Parents/caregivers will drop off their child in the art room and pick them up from the pool hallway after the swim lesson portion is completed. All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack a swimsuit
and towel in a labeled bag.

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

GAGA AND GOGGLES Gym and Swim Combo Ages 4 – 6 years

Gaga Ball is here! Your child will learn to play different varieties of Gaga Ball on Geyer’s regulation Gaga Court. Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder and gentler version of dodgeball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. How does this class get any better? Well – it is paired with a Kinderswim Bronze/Swim Basics Stage 1 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 Ages 4-6 years

This class is designed for beginner through independent swimmers. The instructors help children gain comfort and confidence in the water. If your child is already comfortable in the pool, we will continue to encourage the progression of their skills. Classes are broken up into 3 different sub groups by swim stage. Level 1: Beginner; Level 2: Intermediate; and Level 3: Advanced. The Water Acclimation Stage (Kinderswim Bronze) helps 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. Skills that will be included are water adjustment and getting all wet, front and back floats, kicks and bubbles, rocket ships jumps and front crawl.

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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 by the Geyer Aquatics Staff in order to enroll. In-person registration only.

The Water Stamina stage requires completing one full length of front crawl with rotary breathing; jumping into the pool without assistance and continuing to swim; back glide with kicks and front glide with kicks for 15 yards. Other skills that will be taught include: treading water; backstroke and activities and challenges that will keep them
challenged and engaged. Child must have passed the Water Movement (Kinderswim Silver) or have had an in-person swim evaluation performed to sign-up for this stage.

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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 by the Geyer Aquatics Staff in order to enroll. In-person registration only.

The Water Movement stage class is 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 front glide with a flutter kick the width of the pool. Children must be able to complete a front crawl (without rotary breathing) a distance of at least 10 yards with a strong flutter kick, breath control, powerful arms and confidence.
Learning how to breathe to the side (rotary breathing), back float with kicks and endurance building drills will help your child progress to the final stage in Swim Basics. Child must have passed the Water Acclimation (Kinderswim Bronze) or have had an in-person swim evaluation performed to sign-up for this stage.

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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

Leap Frog focuses on helping both the parent and child transition into a child only group swim class. This class starts out as a parent/child class for the first few weeks where the focus is on water adjustment and beginning swimming skills. The child will take turns going with the parent and then with one of the instructors. The class slowly transitions into a Starfish level class which is child only. Over the session, parents start in the pool with their child,
to sitting on the benches in the pool area to waiting outside in our pool hallway or observation area.

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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 Gym and Swim Combo 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 Gym and Swim Combo 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 in the gym. Participants are escorted to the pool by the gym staff for a Starfish Level swim class (description is listed in Aquatics section). Parents/caregivers will drop off their child in the large gym and pick them up from the pool hallway after the swim lesson portion is completed. All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack 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
sensational saturdays

SENSATIONAL SATURDAYS Art, Gym and Swim Combo Ages 5 – 8 years

There is a different theme each week and class starts with a themed art project, followed by time in the gym where they will focus on gross motor skills and group games. Sensational Saturdays end in the pool where they participate in a Kinderswim Bronze level swim lesson. Parents/caregivers will drop off their child in the art room and pick them up from the pool hallway after the swim lesson portion is completed. All participants must have socks for the gym portion and 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

The instructors help children gain comfort and confidence in the water. 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.

$70/$10

*Swim & Gym Pass
$70 per family. A drop in pass may be purchased for $10 per family. Swim/Gym Pass Combo can be purchased for $110.

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

TADPOLE 1 Age 2 years

The primary objective of this class is to get both the 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
their child to learn aquatic skills through games and other activities. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

TADPOLE 2 Age 3 years

This is a parent/child class for the child who is not quite ready to participate in a child only group swim lesson. 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

Tiny Tots is a Water Discovery stage A class for your toddler that continues splashing into 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
tadpole

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.

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

WARRIORS AND WATER Gym and Swim Combo Ages 5 – 8 years

Now it’s your child’s turn to find their inner warrior! This new combo class gives cross-training a pint-sized twist for kids. Your little warrior will have fun and know that physical activity is something to enjoy. After their cross training session, they will go to our pool where they will participate in a 45 minute swim lesson.

Parents/caregivers will drop off their child in the gym and pick them up from the pool hallway after the swim lesson portion is completed. All participants must have socks and sneakers for the gym portion and 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