Swim Lessons

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SWIM LESSON FORMAT

The Meadowlands YMCA now has a new swim lesson format!

This curriculum incorporates a core group of aquatic skills every person needs in order to be safe around water.

As the foundation of our program, these skills allow students to learn correct swim stroke techniques with positive support at their own pace. Students begin with skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, stay safe around water, and enjoy learning to swim.

There are three general categories of our new Swim Curriculum:

  • Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.
  • Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits.
  • Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke techniques. After mastering the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and various styles of swimming.

These categories are segmented into Swim Lesson Stages according to age and ability.

VIEW THE NEW SWIM STAGES

WEEKLY SWIM TESTS

Sometimes it’s difficult to determine which level is right for your swimmer. We offer weekly Swim Tests that assess abilities to find the proper placement for correct development.

Mondays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 1:00pm

HOW TO REGISTER FOR SWIM LESSONS

Registrations for all swim lessons can be completed in person at the Meadowlands YMCA or over the phone.

Online registration is not available at this time. No make-up lessons will be given for missed swim lessons.

FIND SWIM LESSONS FOR ALL AGES 

The Meadowlands YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities in East Rutherford! Click the options below to view each lesson schedule and price. 

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS


YOUTH SWIM LESSONS


TEEN & ADULT SWIM LESSONS



SWIM LESSONS FOR ALL

At the YMCA, we believe that everyone should be able to learn this valuable life-saving skill, which is why we offer financial assistance, funded by our Annual Scholarship Campaign. The generous contributions of our donors, help to make swim lessons possible for all. Donate today to help us sustain our mission. 

Swim lessons actively promote regular physical activity, which has significant positive health effects for children, teens, adults, and seniors.Swimming has many great health benefits, but it is also an important safety skill. According to the CDC, drowning is the second leading cause of death among children ages 2-14. See what we've done to prevent it.