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Aquatics   

The RARITAN BAY AREA YMCA has taught people how to swim for many years, and we strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enter the water in a safe and fun environment.

We are proud to offer a state of the art 10-Lane Multi-Competitive Pool with a Viewing Gallery, Recreational Pool with temperature range of 85-87 degrees and Wibit in water obstacle course.

Bring your swim cap and come for a swim with us!                                                                   

Pool Hours:

Monday – Friday 5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 3:30pm
 

SWIM LESSONS

As the largest provider of swim lessons in the country, we know our stuff!

The Y offers group swim lessons for ages 6 months to adult, as well as private lessons, swim teams, Masters Swim and much more.  View all of our current class offerings here.  If you are uncertain which class you or your child would qualify for, please contact a member of our Aquatics Department at 732-442-3632 x6516 or at aquatics@rbaymca.org, we would be happy to assist you.  Check your child's Progress with our new online Progress Report!
 
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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CLASSES and PROGRAMS

PARENT/CHILD Ages 6 months – 3 years

This class introduces water in a fun way to infants, toddlers and their parents. Children learn basic arm and leg movements while singing songs and playing games. Parents will accompany their child, ages 6 months-3 years, in the pool to acquaint them with the water environment. An instructor provides guidance in how to help your child develop coordination, motor skills, balance and social skills in the water. A swim diaper is required if your child is not toilet trained. If they are wearing a disposable swim diaper, they must be wearing a plastic pant over it.

PIKE Ages 3-5

This class is designed for the beginner who has little to no water experience. The emphasis is on basic swimming skills, safe pool behavior, acclimation to the water, development of independent movement in the water, independent submersions, safety swimming and Freestyle.

EEL Ages 3-5

To join this level, swimmers must successfully complete Pike or have the skills required to pass the previous class. Swimmers will learn safety swimming, improve their Freestyle, learn Backstroke as well as breathing straight up.

RAY Ages: 3-5

To join this level, swimmers must successfully complete Eel or have the skills required to pass the previous class. Swimmers will master safety swimming as well as treading. Swimmers will also learn breaststroke and diving while improving their Freestyle and Backstroke.

POLLIWOG Ages 6-12

This class is designed for beginner swimmers. Emphasis is placed on water orientation, basic swimming, treading water, personal safety, survival floating and confidence building. In this level, swimmers will be introduced to the basic techniques, safety swimming and Freestyle.

*GUPPY Ages 6-12

To join this level, swimmers must successfully complete Polliwog or have the skills required to pass the previous class. Swimmers are introduced to Breaststroke while improving their Freestyle and Backstroke endurance. Swimmers will master safety swimming, taking a breath and will begin rotary breathing and beginner turns.

*MINNOW Ages 6-12

To join this level, swimmers must successfully complete Guppy or have the skills required to pass the previous class. Students will gain endurance in Freestyle, Backstroke & Breaststroke while learning Butterfly arms, legs and coordination. Swimmers will also learn flip turns and diving. *Combo class with fish

*FISH Ages 8-13

To join this level, swimmers must successfully complete Minnow or have the skills required to pass the previous class. In this level, swimmers will gain endurance in all strokes while preparing to try out for a swim team. This class will refine some strokes and introduce diving off of the blocks.

* With completion of this level, swimmers will have the opportunity to try out for the RBAY Tsunami Swim Team

ADULT Ages 14+

This class is for non-swimmers looking to develop basic skills such as front and back float, treading water, front and back crawl, and water safety.

SUNDAY SWIM CLUB

This program offers students with special needs and their family an opportunity to participate in recreational swim. This club has the ability to build our participants self-esteem, their confidence, their social skills, and overall quality of life.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are beneficial in meeting the specific needs of the beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmer. Lessons are arranged and scheduled based on instructor and swimmer’s availability. The duration of each lesson is 30 minutes.      

SEMI - PRIVATE LESSONS

Semi-private lessons are booked for two swimmers of the same swimming level. Lessons are arranged and scheduled based on instructor and swimmer’s availability. The duration of each lesson is 30 minutes.

ADAPTIVE PRIVATE LESSONS

The Y offers adaptive lessons modified for individuals with special needs. Program curriculum will include water entry and exit, water submersion, floating, swimming to the edge of the pool, and swim-float-swim technique. With a recommendation from the instructor, swimmers will have the opportunity to try-out for RBAY’s Tsunami Swim Team. 

SAFETY AROUND WATER – LARGE GROUP CLASS

The Y’s Safety Around Water program teaches children of all ages and from all backgrounds that water should be fun, not feared, as long as you know how to stay safe in and around water. We teach fundamental water safety skills that include the concepts of reach, throw, don’t go and what to look for in a safe place to swim. Kids learn what to do if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly.

Want to learn more about our Swim Programs? Please contact the Aquatics Department via phone at 732-442-3632 ext. 6516 or email at aquatics@rbaymca.org or stop in at the Member Services Desk.