The YMCA is America's favorite swim instructor. Every year at the Rockland County YMCA we teach over one thousand students of all ages and abilities to swim. We provide a year-round aquatics program, both instructional and recreational, for all ages, levels, abilities and interests. Our aquatics program lays a foundation of water skills and safety guidelines so participants can enjoy a lifetime of safe and healthy aquatic activities. Our programs are designed to allow members to master skills at their own pace, while encouraging their progress and building self confidence.
The Nyack pool is 60 ft long by 20 ft wide and varies in depth from 3.5 ft to 9 ft. The temperature of the pool is maintained at 83-84 F. Pull buoys, hand paddles and fins are available for use by members. The spa hot tub is 3 ft deep with a capacity of 8 adults. The temperature of the hot tub is maintained at 102 F. A generously sized sauna and steamroom are located on the pool deck and are available for use by full members.
Classes meet once a week through the length of the seven week session. Students are placed in classes according to their age and ability. Our instructors teach swimming fundamentals, stroke improvement and water safety. Course and membership fees must be paid prior to participation.
Spectators are invited to watch the first and last class of the session from the pool window. Due to safety issues, all other classes must be viewed from the two closed circuit televisions in the adult lounge just off the lobby.
The pool is opened for lap swimming for those members 16 and over and those children who swim at the Shark Level. Please be considerate of each other. Circle swim with others your own speed. See Pool Schedule for hours. Non-member guest fees: Children (ages 6-15) $5; Adults $10
Fun for the whole family! Flotation devices are available. Infants must wear swimming diapers. An adult must accompany children under age 8 in the water and any non-swimmers unable to stand in the shallow end. See Pool Schedule for hours. All guests must be accompanied by a YMCA member. Non-member guest fee: $5 per child or adult (Note: guest fee for general use of the Y for adults is $10)
Swim caps must be worn at all times (ages 3 and up). Swim caps and goggles are available for purchase at the Member Service desk.