Answers to common parent questions as well as basic guidelines to insure your child has a successful experience in our program.
In the interest of protecting our members and staff, the aquatics staff will close the pool when lightning strikes within a 6-mile radius of the YMCA. If classes are cancelled, make up classes will be offered throughout the session. Read more about aquatic lightning protection and how members can sign-up for make-up classes.
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.
We offer parent/child swim lessons for ages 6 months – 3 years old.
We offer year-round swim programs in our two heated pools. Our student centered approach focuses on skill development, building self-confidence, increasing water safety awareness and having fun.
Ages: 6 – 14
These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.
The Y offers swim lessons for tweens & teens at various competency levels.
This Y Lifeguarding certification course will certify passing participants to instruct lifeguard training. Participants must have a lifeguard manual and packet. Must be lifeguard certified and able to swim 300 yards.
This American Red Cross professional lifeguard certification course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Lifeguard Training and AED Essentials. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions for certification.
Our team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has partnered with Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Launched in 2007, Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign, saves lives by…