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

tadpole

AQUATICS PRIVATE LESSONS

We offer one-on-one personal instruction to better accommodate members’ busy schedules. All private and semi-private swim lessons are 30 minutes long. Spring 1 and 2 Sessions are 7 lessons with one makeup permitted (if one of the 7 lessons is missed).

Fees 7/30 min lessons $245

AQUATICS SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

This option allows for two students to work with one instructor. Semi-private lessons work best if the two students are of similar skill level. Participants will need to know who they want to sign up with at the time of scheduling.

Fees 7/30 min lessons $340
($170 per child)


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

DASH & SPLASH* Ages 4 – 6 years
Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

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 YSL swim lesson.

*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* Ages 3 – 5 years
Art, Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

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.

*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 Ages 4 – 6 years
Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

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. 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 40 minute YSL swim lesson.

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

MISSION SWIM POSSIBLE YSL Special Needs Program for Stage 1 – 4

3-5 years (PreSchool)
6-9 years (School Age)

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.

Class Length: 40 minutes

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ages: 3-9
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
Gym and Swim Combo
Water Exploration Stage B

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 by a swim lesson. Each week highlights different skills and theme.

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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
Gym and Swim Combo
Water Acclimation Stage 1

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 YSL Stage 1 swim lesson. All participants must have socks for the gym portion and pack a swimsuit and towel in a labeled bag.

*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* Ages 5 – 8 years
Art, Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

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 YSL 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.

*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

STAGE 1 WATER ACCLIMATION (Formerly known as Starfish)

3-5 years (PreSchool)
6-7 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: 3-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
kinderswim bronze

STAGE 2 WATER MOVEMENT (Formerly known as Kinderswim Bronze)

3-5 years (PreSchool)
6-7 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: 3-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
kinderswim silver

STAGE 3 WATER STAMINA (Formerly known as Kinderswim Silver)

3-5 years (PreSchool)
6-7 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: 3-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
kinderswim gold

STAGE 4 STROKE INTRODUCTION (Formerly known as Kinderswim Gold)

3-5 years (PreSchool)
5-7 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: 3-7
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
bubble babies

STAGE A WATER DISCOVERY (Formerly known as Bubble Babies and Tiny Tots )

6 – 18 months

Parents accompany children in Stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. Children are required to wear a swim diaper if not potty trained.
Class Length: 30 minutes

Children are required to wear a swim diaper.

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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 (Formerly known as Tadpole 1 and Tadpole 2)

18 – 36 months

Parents accompany children in Stage B. This class helps toddlers explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental water safety skills. Child should be comfortable entering and exiting pool with parent, as well as 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 (Formerly known as Leap Frog)

3 – 4 years

This class starts out as a Parent/Child class and ends as a Child Only class. This class starts at 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 goal is to slowly have the parent participation phased out (from being in the pool, to sitting on the benches in the pool area and finally to waiting outside in our 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 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.

TIMES FOR SPRING
Mon 9:15-10:00 am
Tue 12:30-1:15 pm
Wed 11:00-11:45 am
Thu 12:00-12:45 pm
Fri 12:00-12:45 pm & 7:15-8:00 pm
Sat 4:20-5:05 pm

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

*Swim & Gym Pass Combo
Free for Family Members; Kinder Members $110


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

WARRIORS AND WATER* Ages 5 – 8 years
Gym and Swim Combo
YSL Stages 1 – 4

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 participate in a 40 minute YSL swim lesson.

*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
school of fish

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS STAGES 2-4

7-9 years (School Age)

Class Length: 40 minutes

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ages: 7-9
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register