Programs & Services

The many and varied programs and services offered by the Wyckoff Y will keep the entire family busy from dawn to dusk.

Instructional Swim Lessons

Nationally, the YMCA is the leader of teaching the sport of swimming!

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Our program features progressive, lifelong opportunities to get into the swim of things! Caring, professional, certified instructors make it happen. Class sizes are limited in number to ensure safety and optimal instruction. New swim students are required to be evaluated prior to registration.
NEW! Now offering Instructional Swim Classes on Sundays.

Swim Evaluations

Current swim evaluations are highly recommended when registering for group swim classes.  No evaluation is required for children aged 3 and younger. Children 6-18 months are eligible for the Shrimp/Inia class. Children 19-31 months are eligible for the Perch class. Children 32 months – 3 years are eligible for the Big Perch class. Children who are 3 years old and ready to take a swim class without a parent, can take the Little Pike class.

Summer Swim Registration Dates

Mon, May 22 – 5:30pm Full Members & Currently Enrolled
Wed, May 24 – 5:30pm Basic Member

PRIVATE LESSONS:

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Ages 4 – 17
YMCA instructor designs a curriculum to teach the swimming skills necessary for safety as well as enjoyment. Develop confidence while learning the different strokes in this one-on-one session.
Full Member: $300 Program Member: $340

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Ages 4 – 17
Bring a friend or sibling of similar swim ability to share a 30 min. swim lesson. Develop confidence while learning the different strokes and necessary skills for water safety.
Full Member: $430 Program Member: $470

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lesson Time Slots:
Monday 1-6pm
Tuesday 12:30-5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30-6pm
Thursday 12-5:30pm
Friday 1-6pm
Saturday 9am-12:30pm
Sunday 10-11:30am

Children’s Progressive Instructional Swim Program

Session III/IV

Instructional Swim Program Policies
Instructional Swim Lessons Schedule – Session IV

30 minute class

45 minute class 60 minute class

Full Member: $115

Full Member: $130 Full Member: $150
Program Member: $145 Program Member: $160

Program Member: $180

SHRIMP / INIA
6 – 18 mos.
Float around with other shrimp! A nurturing and safe introduction to the water including blowing bubbles and learning to hold your breath.(parent/guardian participation required)

PERCH
19 – 31 mos.
Splish and splash with us as we continue our skills blowing bubbles, submerging our face, and learning the flutter kick. (parent/guardian participation required)

BIG PERCH
32 mos. – Age 3
Develop confidence and swimming skills in preparation for swimming independently, while still enjoying the fun!(parent/guardian participation required)

LITTLE PIKE
Age 3
Take the plunge to swim without a parent/guardian! Learn flutter kick, scooping arms, and floating while developing skills, safety, and confidence!

PIKE
Ages 4 – young 6’s
Skill Goals: Demonstrates an unassisted front float with kick and scooping arms independently.

EEL
Ages 4 – 6
Skill Goals: Able to lift head to breathe and resume swimming, swims approximately 30 ft., performs elementary backstroke.

RAY
Ages 4 – 6
Skill Goals: Swims front crawl with side breathing approximately 35 ft., swims backstroke approximately 35 ft., performs elementary backstroke approximately 20 ft.

STARFISH
Ages 4 – 7
Skill Goals: Performs front crawl 25 yds. with side breathing, swims backstroke 25 yds., swims elementary backstroke, swimmers must be deep water confident.

All children with chin-length hair or longer MUST wear a bathing cap.
One make-up lesson is available during the session.  Please contact the Aquatics Department to schedule.

YOUTH: AGES 6-12

POLLIWOG
Ages 6 – 9
Skill Goals: Able to lift head to breathe and swim 5-10 yds., performs elementary backstroke, demonstrates confidence in shallow water.

GUPPY
Ages 6 – 9
Skill Goals: Swims freestyle 10-15 yds. with repetitive side breathing, swims backstroke 10-15 yds., swims elementary backstroke.

MINNOW
Ages 6 – 10
Skill Goals: Demonstrates breaststroke kick with kickboard, treads water. Swims freestyle 25 yds. with rotary breathing, swims backstroke 25 yds., swimmers must be deep water confident.

FISH I
Ages 6 – 10
Skill Goals: Swims freestyle and backstroke 50 yds., able to coordinate breaststroke arms with breaststroke kick, treads water, dives.

FISH II
Ages 7 – 12
Skill Goals: Swims freestyle 100yds., swims backstroke 50 yds., performs breaststroke 25 yds., treads water, standing dives.

FLYING FISH
Ages 8 – 12
Skill Goals: Swims 100 yds. of freestyle and backstroke, swims 50 yds. of breaststroke, beginner butterfly kick, dives from blocks.

SWIM CLINIC
Ages 8 – 12
Skill Goals: Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, flip turns, diving from blocks.

YOUTH SPECIALTY CLASSES:

DIVING
Ages 6 – 12
Wed. 4:30-5pm NEW POOL
Learn basic diving skills in this weekly class. Swimmers must be deep water confident.

MINI MASTERS
Ages 8 – 12
Wed. 6-7pm BOYE POOL
Build endurance while improving stroke technique. A weekly swim workout that is ideal for young experienced swimmers who want to keep in “competitive swim” shape. Participants should be proficient in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.

JR. MASTERS
Ages 13 – 17
Wed. 7-8pm BOYE POOL
Work with a coach weekly to stay in “competitive swim” shape. Drills designed to help swimmers improve stroke technique while building endurance. Participants should be proficient in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.

X-FIT H2O
Ages 9 – 13
Thu. 6:30-7:30pm BOYE POOL
Reap the cardiovascular benefits of swimming while taking a proactive approach to injury prevention. Work with a Coach to get a “fitness center” strength training workout in the weightless environment of the water! Increase your stamina in the pool while targeting individual muscle groups (core, quads, triceps, deltoids, etc.).

WATER POLO HIGH SCHOOL COED INTRAMURAL
Ages 14 – 18
Sat. 4:30-5:30pm BOYE POOL
Feb. 25 – May 20 (12 weeks)
Looking for a game of water polo? Grab your friends and try our coed high school water polo program! Weekly pickup games led and officiated by our water polo coach.

NEW TO SWIMMING?

Ideal for the older child mastering the proper techniques and skills of swimming later in life. It’s never too late to start!

TEEN LESSONS

BEGINNER
Ages 10 – 17
Skill Goals: Able to swim freestyle with side breathing and backstroke 25 yds., elementary backstroke, beginner dives, jumps independently into deep water and swims 15 yds.

INTERMEDIATE
Ages 10 – 17
Skill Goals: Swims freestyle 100 yds., swims backstroke 50 yds., performs breaststroke 25 yds., treads water, standing dive.

ADVANCED
Ages 13 – 17
Skill Goals: Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, flip turns, diving from the blocks.