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

swim lessons

AQUATICS PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS Ages 3-9 years

Children who want to enhance specific water skills, or those with busy family schedules can take Private or Semi-Private swim lessons at the Geyer Family Branch. Both options offer seven classes per session and are scheduled directly with the Geyer Aquatics Department, allowing the student flexibility on timing.

Private lessons offer a one-to-one instructor/student ratio, with personalized attention targeting the student’s specific needs. The individual attention provides enthusiastic swimmers the opportunity to brush up on previously learned skills or master new ones in short order.

Sometimes it’s better with a buddy! Semi-private lessons are for two children working with one instructor where they can make significant progress in this smaller class setting. To ensure both students realize maximum benefits, they must be at the same swim level. If only one student attends a scheduled Semi-Private class, it counts as a class for the absent student as well; a private make-up class will not be offered.

Classes per session: 7 / Class Length: 30 minutes / Membership Required

Session I* 4 weeks / Session II 4 weeks
Two classes per week; all 7 lessons must be completed by the end of the 4-week Session in which the student is registered. Missed classes cannot be carried over to another session.

Summer Session* 8 weeks
One class per week; all 7 lessons must be completed by the end of the 8-week Summer Session. Missed classes cannot be carried over to another session.

Private Lessons $245
Semi-Private Lessons $340 ($170 per child)


ages: 3-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
swim lesson

COMBO: STAGE A WATER DISCOVERY AND STAGE B WATER EXPLORATION 6 – 36 months

A combo class allows infants and toddlers to work with their caregiver and practice different ways to move through the water. Included are floating, blowing bubbles, using different body parts and fundamental water safety skills. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

Class Length: 30 minutes

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ages: 6 months-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
mission swim possible

MISSION SWIM POSSIBLE  Ages 3-9
YSL Special Needs Program for Stage 1 – 4

Children with special needs of all aquatic abilities will learn the skills to be safe and comfortable in and around water. Children work at their own pace on basic aquatic skills.

Class Length: 40 minutes

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ages: 3-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
starfish

STAGE 1 WATER ACCLIMATION Ages 3-9

3-5 years (PreSchool Children must be potty trained to attend this class)
6-9 years (School Age)

In Stage 1, students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming. Children must be potty trained to attend this class.

Class Length: 30 minutes

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ages: 3-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
kinderswim bronze

STAGE 2 WATER MOVEMENT Ages 3-9

3-5 years (PreSchool Children must be potty trained to attend this class)
6-9 years (School Age)

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.

Class Length: 40 minutes

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ages: 3-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
kinderswim silver

STAGE 3 WATER STAMINA Ages 3-9

3-5 years (PreSchool Children must be potty trained to attend this class)
6-9 years (School Age)

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.

Class Length: 40 minutes

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ages: 3-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
swim lessons

STAGE 4 STROKE INTRODUCTION (Ages 3-9)

3-5 years (PreSchool Children must be potty trained to attend this class)
6-9 years (School Age)

Students will develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Having mastered the fundamentals, students will also learn additional water safety skills.

Class Length: 40 minutes

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ages: 3-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
bubble babies

STAGE A WATER DISCOVERY Ages 6 – 18 months

With a parent or caregiver, infants and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment through exploration. The little swimmers are encouraged to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

Class Length: 30 minutes

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

STAGE B WATER EXPLORATION  Ages 18 – 36 months

A parent or caregiver accompanies children in this class where toddlers explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental water safety skills. Toddlers should be comfortable entering and exiting the pool with the adult and be able to respond to verbal cues. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

Class Length: 30 minutes

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ages: 18 months-3 1/2 years
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
leap frog

STAGE B+ WATER EXPLORATION Ages 3 – 4 years

Starting out as a parent/child class, toddlers are transitioned to a child only level. The parent or caregiver accompanies the child for the first few classes where the focus is on water adjustments and beginning swimming skills. The child will alternate between working with the adult and with one of the instructors. The goal is to slowly have the parent participation phased out (from being in the pool to sitting on the benches in the pool area to waiting outside in the pool hallway or observation area). Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.

Class Length: 30 minutes

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

Swim Pass at the Geyer Family Branch is a parent and child program. All children must swim with an adult within arm’s reach. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained. Membership required.

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.

SUMMER TIMES (Jul 1 – Aug 25)
Mon 7:15-8:00pm
Tue 7:10-7:55pm
Wed 7:15-8:00pm
Thu 7:10-7:55pm
Fri 7:10-7:55pm
Sat 4:25-5:10pm
Sun 2:35-3:20pm

Free for Family Members; Kinder Members $80 session/$10 drop-in


ages: 6 months-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register