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

advanced stroke clinic

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

Advanced Stroke Clinic is a class that commits to one particular stroke for the entirety of a session, focusing on technique while building endurance for efficient swimming. It is ideal for, but not limited to participants who are interested in joining our Dolphins Swim Team.

Requirements: Must have completed all stages, and at least (1) Porpoise and (1) Barracuda session, and obtain Aquatic Director’s approval in order to register.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 8-17
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
american red cross lifeguard recertification

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION COURSE
March 15-17
This course is designed to re-certify a current American Red Cross Lifeguard. Candidates must show proof of current certification. This class will renew your lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED certifications. Bring resuscitation mask, proof of certification and whistle to class. Attendance at all scheduled class times are required.

Friday, March 15, 4-5pm; March 16 from 9:30am-6:00pm & March 17 from 10am-3:00pm
Fees: Family Member $130; Member $160; Community $290

Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
lifeguarding classes american red cross

AMERICAN RED CROSS – LIFEGUARDING TODAY Must be 15 years of age or older and successfully pass required swim test. This course includes CPR/AED, Basic First Aid & Emergency Oxygen. *Must have 8 students to hold class.

Spring Offering 1
March 23-31
Classes meet March 23, 24, 30, 31
Time 9:30am – 6pm

Spring Offering 2
May 4-12
Classes meet May 4, 5, 11 & 12
Time 9:30am-6pm

Spring Offering 3
June 1-9
Classes meet June 1, 2, 8 & 9
Time 9:30am-6pm

Family $175
Member $215
Community $305

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ages: 15-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
barracuda endurance workout

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

Barracuda Club builds endurance for longer distances by developing ease and smoothness. Introduction to a swim workout comprised of warm-up, endurance drills and cool down, using the pace clock. Opportunity to use equipment such as fins, pull-buoys and paddles. Must successfully complete Stage 6 (formerly Flying Fish) to register.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 8-16
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

What Makes Y Swimming Special

The YMCA of Montclair Dolphins Swim Team offers a year round opportunity for competitive swimming in both Y and USA Swimming competitions as well as seasonal instructional clinics for aspiring competitive athletes. The team is comprised of girls and boys from age 6 through high school.

As a YMCA program its goal is to strengthen the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and is supported by the YMCA of the USA.

The focus is, first and foremost, on the development of healthy, confident, values-centered individuals where training and competition are the vehicles by which this development occurs. In addition, as laid out by the Guiding Principles for YMCA Amateur Sports Competition, we strive to produce an atmosphere conducive to competition and opportunity for all. Everyone involved in the delivery of the program plays a critical role in this process. Coaches, YMCA leaders and volunteers assist individuals in their development by building positive relationships, acting with integrity and leading by example.

Our goal is to deliver a program that creates an excellent environment for developing multiple levels of competitive swimmer from beginners to swimmers who are nationally ranked. We believe the process of following the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all aspects of our swim program will inevitably lead to success not only in swimming but in all areas of our swimmers’ lives.

In addition to working toward each individual’s personal success, the program stresses the team concept: each participant is a member of the Montclair YMCA Dolphins Swim Team. Membership on the team carries with it responsibility, loyalty, and dedication to each of the team members. Mutual support during training and competition are valuable assets attributable to the program. Parental support and involvement is required and are major incentives for many swimmers at all levels of competitive swimming.

For more information about the team and for tryout information, please see the team website at www.mymdolphins.org/.

For practice days and times visit the team website.
Fall/Winter
Spring
Summer


ages: 6-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
lifeguard swim test

LIFEGUARD SWIM TEST

A swim test is required for anyone who would like to participate in our lifeguard training course.

Fri, March 22, 7-9pm
Fri, May 3, 7-9pm
Fri, May 31, 7-9pm
Fee $35

 


ages: 15-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
marlins pre lifeguard

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

Marlins Club (Pre Lifeguard Prep) is designed to prepare members who are interested in becoming lifeguards. It focuses on the importance of safety in and around an aquatic environment, while training participants in the necessary techniques, mechanics and water rescue. Successful completion will qualify participants to register for one of our American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 13-17
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
porpoise stroke development

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

Porpoise Club develops stroke refinement aimed at efficiency and power. Improves racing skills such as streamlines, pull-outs and dives. Must successfully complete Stage 6 (formerly Flying Fish) to register.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 8-16
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
private swimming lessons youth and adults

The YMCA of Montclair Progressive Swim Program teaches under the guidelines of the National YMCA Program. The program uses a holistic approach which includes personal safety, stroke development and building confidence. Additionally, we build self-esteem and values, while encouraging students to have fun while learning to swim. We offer group, private and semi-private lessons. The Park Street facility has two heated indoor 25-yard pools with temperatures appropriate for each level of teaching and/or recreation.

Private Lessons – We provide one-on-one personal instruction to better accommodate members’ busy schedules. Private lessons can be scheduled in packages of 3 or 6 lessons. You may choose a 30 minute or a 45 minute option. Membership is required for all private lessons. Please contact the Aquatics Office for more information at: (973) 415-6135.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Packages
3/30 min. lessons for $150
6/30 min. lessons for $270
3/45 min. lessons for $195
6/45 min. lessons for $350


ages: 6-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
semi private swim lessons

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

(2 students and 1 instructor) Must be same level. Call the Aquatics office for days and times at 973-415-6135.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
Packages:

3 Lessons for $160
6 Lessons for $300

 


ages: 6-18+
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
guppy advanced beginner

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

3 / WATER STAMINA (formerly Guppy Advanced)

Stage 3 Water Stamina develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Milestones worked on in this stage include: integrating arm action, leg action and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides; developing forward movement on the front and back and practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 6-16
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
minnow intermediate

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION (formerly Minnow 1)

Stage 4 Stroke Introduction students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.

 

 


ages: 6-16
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

The YMCA of Montclair Progressive Swim Program teaches under the guidelines of the National YMCA Program. The program uses a holistic approach which includes personal safety, stroke development and building confidence. Additionally, we build self-esteem and values, while encouraging students to have fun while learning to swim.

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT (formerly Minnow 2)

Stage 5 Stroke Development students work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 6-16
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
fish swimmer

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

6 / STROKE MECHANICS (formerly Fish and Flying Fish)

Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and
discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 6-16
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
tween swim lessons

The YMCA of Montclair Aquatics Program fosters a student-centered and caring atmosphere, with well-trained professionals giving personalized attention. Our nurturing staff will help youth, adults and seniors develop valuable skills and a lifetime love of the water, while instilling responsibility and safety instruction. All programs are subject to change and can be cancelled based on low enrollment.

Tween Swim Lessons is exclusively for 11-17 year olds who are learning how to swim. This class will increase their confidence, while developing basic water skills in a pleasant learning environment with peers of the same age group.

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Attendance is important!
If a class is missed, due to an illness or injury and a Dr’s note is provided, a make-up class can be scheduled if space permits. Please speak with the Aquatics Office directly for further details 973-415-6130.


ages: 11-17
Location Address: Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register