PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

The Meadowlands YMCA offers progressive swim lessons for ages 6 months - 5 years. Lessons are taught year round in our temperature-controlled indoor pool.

Preschool swim lessons have a low child-to-instructor ratio. YMCA swim instructors are trained to work with younger children and lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons. Parents are welcome to watch lessons from the pool viewing deck.

We use swim lesson stages to ensure your preschooler is placed according to their ability.

There will be no swim lessons on Saturday, March 14 or Sunday, April 12th. Prices will be prorated. 

STAGE A: Water Discovery

Ages: 6-18 MONTHS

Ratio 1:10

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. This is a parent/child class. 

Saturday: 9:05-9:35am or 10:15-10:45am

Member: $116 Non-Member: $188

STAGE B: Water Exploration

AGES: 18 MONTHS-3 YEARS OLD

Ratio 1:10

In Stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. This is a parent/child class. 

Saturday: 8:30-9:00am, 9:40-10:10am, or 11:00-11:30am

Member: $116 Non-Member: $188

STAGE C: Water Acclimation

Ages: 3-5

Ratio 1:6

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in Stage C. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Monday: 5:00-5:30pm or 6:30-7:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00-6:30pm or 6:30-7:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00-5:30pm, 6:00-6:30pm or 7:30-8:00pm

Thursday: 5:00-5:30pm or 6:30-7:00pm

Saturday: 8:30-9:00am, 9:40-10:10am, or 11:35-12:05pm

Sunday: 9:05-9:35am, 10:15-10:45am, or 11:35am-12:05pm

Member: $116 Non-Member: $188

STAGE D: Water Movement

Ages: 3-5

Ratio 1:6

In Stage D, 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.

Monday: 5:00-5:30pm or 6:30-7:00pm

Tuesday: 6:00-6:30pm or 6:30-7:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00-5:30pm or 6:00-6:30pm

Thursday: 5:00-5:30pm or 6:30-7:00pm

Saturday: 8:30-9:00am, 9:40-10:10am, or 11:35-12:05pm

Sunday:S 9:05-9:35am, 10:15-10:45am, or 11:35am-12:05pm

Member: $116 Non-Member: $188


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.