Rockland County YMCA

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills.

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, and meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.


 


 Focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatics skills

 
 
 
Parent/Child (6 months-36 months)  Day Time  
  Saturday 9:00 am - 9:30 am  
    11:40 am - 12:10 pm  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
Monday 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Monday 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
  3:40 pm - 4:10 pm    
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm    
       
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:30 am Saturday 9:40 am - 10:10 am
  10:20 am - 10:50 am   11:00 am - 11:30 am
  1:10 pm - 1:30 pm    
       
       
 

 Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
Monday 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Monday 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
       
Tuesday  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tuesday 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
  3:40 pm - 4:10 pm    
Thursday  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Thursday  3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
       
       
Saturday 10:20 am - 10:50 am Saturday 9:40 am - 10:10 am
  1:00 pm - 1:30 pm   1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
       
       
       
 

 Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than previous stages
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
    Monday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday  3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tuesday 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Wednesday  4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Wednesday 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Thursday 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Saturday 10:20 am - 10:50 am Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 am
  11:40 am - 12:10 pm   1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
  1:00 pm - 1:30 pm    
       
       
 

 Introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
    Monday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
       
Saturday 11:40 am - 12:10 pm Saturday 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
      1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
       
 
 

 Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and side stroke
 
 
Age Day Time

School Age (6-12 yrs)

Wednesday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Saturday 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
     
 
 

 

 



  Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle
Age Day Time

School Age (6-12 yrs)

Wednesday 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Saturday 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
     
 
 

 

 

 

 Separated by skill levels provides a comfortable atmosphere for teens and adults to practice their swim abilities
 
 
Level 1&2   Level 3&4  
Day Time Day Time
    Monday 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
       
Wednesday 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm    
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:30 am Saturday 9:40 am - 10:10 am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FALL SESSION : STARTS SEPTEMBER 8TH
ONCE A WEEK

Family Membership Fee: $60/month Youth Membership Fee: $80/month 

CLICK HERE for registration form 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I get more general information on swim lessons?
Please click here to get a general overview and information on swim lessons.

What if I'd like to change my child's monthly swim class?
Please submit this aquatics class change form.

What if I'd like to cancel my child's monthly swim class?
Please submit this aquatics class cancellation form.

What are the swim lessons polices and procedure?
Click here to read the swim lessons policies and procedures.

How do I know what stage my child is at?
Please click here for a YMCA Lesson Selector - If you need further assistance, please call the Aquatics Department. Or set up a FREE evaluation with our Aquatics Department.

Do you offer private swim lesson and where can I get this information?
Yes, we do offer private lessons. Click here to be redirected to the Private Swim Lessons information. 


 For more information contact:

James Mullen, Aquatics Director 845 643 3057 JMullen@rocklandymca.org Fax 845 643 3009

Lisa Tkach, Assistant Aquatics Director 845 643 3052 LTkach@rocklandymca.org Fax 845 643 3008