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preschoolswimlessonsPARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS
(ages 6 months -30 months)

Program is a parent/child aquatic program that includes basic water orientation, with the instructor guiding the parent in teaching their child the basic skills of water adjustment.
(Parent to child ratio must be 1:1)

PERCH (2 - 3 year olds)
This parent/child class is structured with emphasis placed on independence & group learning. Children over the age of 3 must enroll in Pike 1 or Pike 2. (Parent to child ratio must be 1:1)

PIKE 1 (3 - 5 year olds)
Children must be 3 years old by the first class.
For the beginner who cannot swim independently
while wearing flotation. Note: Credits/Refunds are not provided for swimmers who are fearful of the class. In this case, swimmer will move to Perch.

PIKE 2 (3 - 5 year olds)
Prerequisite: Can paddle on front, back and side for 12 yards while wearing a flotation belt and for 3 yards without one; is compfortable putting entire face in water,

EEL (3 - 5 year olds)
Prerequisite: Can paddle on front, back and side for 25 yards while wearing a flotation belt and for 6 yards without one; is comfortable blowing bubbles for 3 seconds with entire face in the water.

RAY (3 - 5 year olds)
Prerequisite: Can paddle on front (with rotary breathing), side and back for 12 yards without flotation.

STARFISH (3 - 5 year olds)
Prerequisite: Can swim rudimentary front and back crawl for 25 yards without flotation.


Private lessons are taught in accordance with the YMCA National Aquatic Guidelines and provide individual attention for those wanting to improve on specific skills in all levels of swimming, endurance events, or synchronized swimming.  Private lessons are available to all swimmers ages 3 and up (including adults).  Please contact Ellen Daudelin to schedule your lessons.


Private Lessons

Available for swimmers with special needs or to work on improving specific skills. YMCA swim instructors teach the lessons according to National YMCA Aquatics guidelines. One-on-one lessons are offered on Sunday mornings and limited weekdays. There is a strict attendance policy with this program. Private lessons are available to adults and children who are full or basic members.

Call Tracy at 908-889-8880 to schedule. Fee for four half-hour lessons:
$170.00 for a single, $210.00 for a duo

Fanwood-Scotch Plains

Main Facility:
1340 Martine Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-2524
(908) 889-8880
  • 5:00 am - 10:30 pm - Monday-Friday
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 pm - Saturday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Sunday

Grand Street Facility:
Grand St & Union Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ
(908) 322-7600
  • Office: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Child Care: 6:45 am - 6:00 pm

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