We're so excited to welcome you to swim lessons, instructional sports, and more. 

Your health and well-being is the YMCA's number one priority. We're taking precautions to make sure you feel comfortable and cared for in our programs and classes.

 

What You Need to Know

New Health Protocols

  • Mandatory Vaccinations: As you may know, Mayor de Blasio recently announced that all employees, members, and customers of gyms will be required to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter these facilities. To comply with New York City's mandate, the Y will require all members and program participants 12 and older - as well as individuals who drop them off and pick them up - to demonstrate proof of vaccination. 
     
  • Mask Policy For the protection of our Y community, masks are required for unvaccinated persons aged 2 and older, and strongly recommended by the CDC for those who are vaccinated.  
     
  • Cleaning: YMCA staff will be wiping down equipment before, during, and after use. 

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Fall Programming is from November 1st - December 26th!
Member registration opens October 16th and community registration opens October 23rd!  
Session availability varies by branch location. Explore your branch offerings today and Join the Y today for early access and discounts!


Lap Swim Sessions

Registration required for each 45 minute session. Make your selections for the month of January!

  • Cost for Adult Lap Swim and Rec Swim: $15/session for members, $20/session for non-member.
  • Cost for Family Swim: $25/session for members, $30/session for non-members.
Adult Lap Swim

Join us for a 45-minute lap swim session in the Large Pool, one swimmer per lane. Please remember to bring your own towel, swim cap and filled water bottle. Locker rooms are available for showering and changing. Please wear your mask at all times except when you are showering or swimming. Hooks will be available outside the shower and on the pool deck to hang your mask. Please arrive at the swim check-in area no more than 5 minutes prior to your assigned swim time. You will be assigned a lane at check-in. The duration of your swim reservation includes entering and exiting the pool. Please exit the pool swiftly when advised by the lifeguard, take your belongings, and move toward the pool exit.

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Adult Recreational Swim

Join us for a 45-minute recreational swim session in the Small Pool. Each swimmer will be given a pool zone for recreational swim in the shallow section. Please remember to bring your own towel, swim cap and filled water bottle. Locker rooms are available for showering and changing. Please wear your mask at all times except when you are showering or swimming. Hooks will be available outside the shower and on the pool deck to hang your mask. Please arrive at the swim check-in area no more than 5 minutes prior to your assigned swim time. The duration of your swim reservation includes entering and exiting the pool. Please exit the pool swiftly when advised by the lifeguard, take your belongings, and move toward the pool exit.

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Family Swim

Join us for a 45-minute family recreational swim session in the Large Pool. Families must reside in the same household and may have up to 4 individuals per reservation. Please remember to have each swimmer bring your own towel, swim cap and filled water bottle. Noodles and lifejackets will be available, please request when checkin in at the pool. Locker rooms are available for showering and changing. Please wear your mask at all times except when you are showering or swimming. Hooks will be available outside the shower and on the pool deck to hang your mask. Please arrive at the swim check-in area no more than 5 minutes prior to your assigned swim time. You will be assigned a zone at check-in. The duration of your swim reservation includes entering and exiting the pool. Please exit the pool swiftly when advised by the lifeguard, take your belongings, and move toward the pool exit.

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Open Play

Ping Pong (Open Play), Ages 18+

Grab your paddle and join us for adult free-play ping pong. Tables are available for 1v1 play only. Ping pong sessions are 50 minutes and must be booked in advance.Registration is required. Please register for your table before arriving. Paddles and balls are available upon request, but we encourage all to bring their on equipment, water bottle and towel. Face masks must be worn at all times.

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Basketball (Open Play) Ages 15+

Participants can enjoy open court basketball play. Come shoot around or play a pick-up game. Ages 15+| Reservation required. 

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Instructional Sports & Dance

Youth Basketball & Soccer, Ages 7-15

Students are divided into 2 groups

  • Age 7-11
  • Age 11-15

A clinic that will allow young athletes to develop their basketball and soccer skills while building relationships. The clinic will not include physical contact. Bring your own basketball with your name on it, filled water bottle and towel (optional). We will provide basketballs for those who do not have their own. All programs will be modified to allow for additional safety precautions including ensuring social distancing as appropriate.

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Youth Karate, Ages 5-8

Karate fosters on physical fitness, self-confidence, an understanding of practical self-defense as well as exposure to traditional karate techniques.

Children are taught age-appropriate techniques and kata in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Learn safe contact self-defense drills and sparring within appropriate safeguards.

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Youth Karate, Ages 7-11

Karate fosters on physical fitness, self-confidence, an understanding of practical self-defense as well as exposure to traditional karate techniques.

Children are taught age-appropriate techniques and kata in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Learn safe contact self-defense drills and sparring within appropriate safeguards.

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Youth Karate, Ages 11-15

Karate fosters on physical fitness, self-confidence, an understanding of practical self-defense as well as exposure to traditional karate techniques.

Children are taught age-appropriate techniques and kata in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Learn safe contact self-defense drills and sparring within appropriate safeguards.

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Youth Ballet, Ages 5-8

The basics of ballet are introduced with patience and care, not to mention FUN! Our program will nurture your child's sense of self-confidence and introduce them to positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.

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Youth Ballet, Ages 7-11

The basics of ballet are introduced with patience and care, not to mention FUN! Our program will nurture your child's sense of self-confidence and introduce them to positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.

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Swim Lessons, Parent & Child

Stage A: Water Discovery, Ages 6-36 months

  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed
  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

 

The class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration.

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Swim Lessons, Preschool

Stage 1: Water Acclimation, Ages 3-5 with Adult

  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable going under water voluntarily.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Bob to submerge in water
    ○ Front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet with no help
    ○ Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back with help
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab with help
    ○ Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
    ○ Exit the water

Preschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and are introduced to basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

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Stage 2: Water Movement, Ages 3-5
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child must be able to demonstrate all Stage 1 skills as follows:
    ○ Go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles
    ○ Float on front and back with minimal assistance
    ○ Jump into the pool, submerge, and return to the wall with assistance
    ○ This class is for kids who are not able to do a front and back float on their own.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
    ○ Front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet
    ○ Front and back float for 10 seconds
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab
    ○ Swim, float, swim 5 yards
    ○ Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
    ○ Exit the water

Preschoolers focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water, while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into water.

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Swim Lessons, School Age

Stage 1: Water Acclimation, Ages 5-12
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable going under water voluntarily.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Bob to submerge in water
    ○ Front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet with no help
    ○ Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back with help
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab with help
    ○ Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
    ○ Exit the water

Preschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and are introduced to basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Register

Stage 2: Water Movement, Ages 5-12
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child must be able to demonstrate all Stage 1 skills as follows:
    ○ Go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles
    ○ Float on front and back with minimal assistance
    ○ Jump into the pool, submerge, and return to the wall with assistance
    ○ This class is for kids who are not able to do a front and back float on their own.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
    ○ Front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet
    ○ Front and back float for 10 seconds
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab
    ○ Swim, float, swim 5 yards
    ○ Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
    ○ Exit the water

Kids focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water, while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into water.

Register

Stage 3: Water Stamina, Ages 5-12
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child must be able to demonstrate all Stage 2 skills as follows:
    ○ Float on front and back unassisted
    ○ Push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted
    ○ Swim, float, swim 15 feet unassisted
    ○ Jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted
    ○ This class is for kids who are not able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
    ○ Swim on front and back for 10 yards
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
    ○ Swim, float, swim 15 yards
    ○ Tread water for 30 seconds
    ○ Exit the water

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages. The class also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm/leg action.

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Stage 4: Stroke Introduction, Ages 5-12
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child must be able to demonstrate all Stage 3 skills as follows:
    ○ Submerge and retrieve an object in chest-deep water
    ○ Swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath
    ○ Swim, float, swim 15 yards
    ○ Jump in and tread water for 30 seconds
    ○ Swim to wall and exit
    ○ This class is for kids who are not able to swim 15 yards of front and back crawl.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards
    ○ Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
    ○ Butterfly kick for 15 yards
    ○ Elementary backstroke for 15 yards
    ○ Dive from a sitting position
    ○ Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
    ○ Swim any combination of strokes for 25 yards

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.

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Stage 5: Stroke Development, Ages 5-12
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child must be able to demonstrate all Stage 4 skills as follows:
    ○ Front crawl and back crawl 25 yards
    ○ Swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards
    ○ Tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute
    ○ This class is for kids who are not able swim the front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Swim the front crawl with bent-arm recovery for 25 yards
    ○ Breaststroke for 25 yards
    ○ Butterfly with simultaneous arm action and kick for 15 yards
    ○ Back crawl for 25 yards
    ○ Sidestroke for 25 yards
    ○ Dive from a kneeling position
    ○ Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for 2 minutes
  • ○ Swim any combination of strokes for 50 yards

Students work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive swimming strokes.

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Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics, Ages 5-12
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child must be able to demonstrate all Stage 5 skills as follows:
    ○ Swim the front crawl with bent-arm recovery for 25 yards
    ○ Swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards
    ○ Swim butterfly with over arm recovery
    ○ Swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm
    ○ Dive from kneeling position
    ○ This class is for kids who are not able swim the front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Swim the front crawl for 50 yards and do a flip turn
    ○ Breaststroke for 50 yards and do an open turn
    ○ Butterfly for 25 yards
    ○ Back crawl for 25 yards and do a flip turn
    ○ Sidestroke or elementary backstroke for 50 yards
    ○ Dive from a standing position
    ○ Swim any combination of strokes for 150 yards
  • ○ Swim any combination of strokes for 50 yards

Students refine stroke technique on the major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

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Aquatics Conditioning, Ages 5-12

Student must have successfully completed stage 6. The program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Swim Lessons, Adults

Stage 1: Water Acclimation, Ages 18+
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed. This class is for students who aren’t yet comfortable going under water voluntarily.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Bob to submerge in water
    ○ Front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet with no help
    ○ Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back with help
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab with help
    ○ Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
    ○ Exit the water

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and are introduced to basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Register

Stage 3: Water Stamina, Ages 18+
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Student must be able to demonstrate all Stage 2 skills as follows:
    ○ Float on front and back unassisted
    ○ Push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted
    ○ Swim, float, swim 15 feet unassisted
    ○ Jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted
    ○ This class is for students who are not able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
    ○ Swim on front and back for 10 yards
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
    ○ Swim, float, swim 15 yards
    ○ Tread water for 30 seconds
    ○ Exit the water

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages. The class also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm/leg action.

Register