Answers to common parent questions as well as basic guidelines to insure your child has a successful experience in our program.
Coming January 2018 – New Program, New Names!
The Y has been “America’s Swim Instructor for over 100 years. This latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons is designed to welcome students of varying and diverse abilities to ensure that everyone feels like they belong and foster a sense of achievement from the start. The program emphasizes group activities to encourage relationship building and allows students to flow easily from one skill to the next with clearly defined stages of progress along the way.
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.
Parent & Child
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Preschool & Youth
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
• Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit
• Jump, push, turn, grab
Preschool & Youth
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build strong technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
The Y offers a swim program for swimmers who are classified as having special needs.
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…