Aquatics

Aquatics Director: Bryan McDonnell 

[email protected]

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The YMCA is “America’s Swim Instructor.”

Let the Wyckoff Y be yours! 

kid swimming

The Wyckoff Family YMCA provides a year-round aquatics program, both instructional and recreational for all ages, abilities, levels and interests. Our aquatics program lays a foundation of water skills and safety guidelines so participants can enjoy a lifetime of safe, healthy, aquatic activities.

Our progressive method of instruction allows participants to grow and learn at their own pace, mastering skills while building their self-confidence and self-esteem.  Members can cross-train and enjoy a great cardio workout in a variety of water exercise classes as well as rebuild their strength, flexibility and balance in a water therapy class.  Support and encouragement are provided to members in the water training classes as they train to be well-rounded athletes.  The Wyckoff Y is committed to the positive aspects of competitive swim for our youth. The Y is proud to be the home of the Wyckoff YMCA Sharks and Stingrays, as well as the host for three area high school swim teams.

There are 2 pools at the Wyckoff Y which provide recreational, instructional, competitive, and aerobic opportunities to members of all ages.  The Boye pool is kept at approximately 81°.  It is primarily used for lap swimming, adult training classes, competitive swim teams, and some exercise classes.  The New pool is kept at approximately 88°.  It is primarily used for instructional swim programs, family swim, and therapeutic and water exercise classes. 

Pool Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00am-10pm*
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

* New pool opens at 6:30am weekdays; pools close 30 minutes prior to facility. 


Swim Lesson Evaluations

Swim lesson registration is open for September!  Come in for your child’s swim level evaluation before we close for maintenance week.  Simply show up with your child ready to swim at one of the following time slots.  All evaluations take place in the New Pool.  No appointment necessary.

Tuesday, 9/4 at 3:30pm

Wednesday 9/5 at 6:30pm

Friday 9/7 at 5pm


Swim Lesson Offerings:

Youth Teens Adults AQUATICS GRID Lake Lessons


Schedules:

New Pool Schedule  Boye Pool Schedule

Printable Grid Schedules:

NEW POOL SCHEDULE  BOYE POOL SCHEDULE 


Teen Extreme Lap Swim:

Ages 13-16

Extreme Teen Members: 7-8pm Thursday and 1:30-2:30pm Saturday 

All swimmers must pass a deep water test in order to participate. Please contact [email protected] to schedule.


SUMMER OPEN EVALS starting 6/11

Monday's at 6:30 pm

Wednesday's 6:30 pm

 

Confident Swimmers

THE YMCA SWIM ACADEMY

Our Swim Academy is a progressive program that works with your child to ensure that they learn how to swim. Develop a love of swimming and increase your child’s safety, confidence, and awareness in and around the water. Children are taught personal safety, water orientation, and stroke development. Learning to swim takes time and patience. YMCA Instructors are thorough in their teaching methods to ensure that all children learn to swim independently and safely. 

New swim students are required to be evaluated prior to registration. 


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Family Swim:

Family Swim is a scheduled recreational swim time for Full Family Members to enjoy.  To ensure the safety and enjoyment for all Members, we ask that everyone adhere to the following Guidelines:

  • Kickboards and noodles are permitted and provided as they are used in a safe manner.
  • YMCA Water Tools (dumbbells, fins, hand buoys, and belts) are reserved for adult swimmers.
  • All children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 7-11 years who pass the deep water test must have an adult on the pool deck or in the viewing area while the child is swimming.
  • Children 12-16 who pass the deep water test must have an adult remain in the facility while the child is swimming.
  • All beginners and inexperienced swimmers, regardless of age, must have an adult in the water with them at all times. Please note that no more than 2 beginner or inexperienced swimmers are allowed per adult.

Family Swim Schedule


Wyckoff Family YMCA in ACTION!

The Wyckoff Family YMCA Sharks Swim Team’s 35 volunteers have been providing swim lessons to our Oasis campers for almost 10 years. This special group of campers join us from Oasis, a Haven for Women and children of Paterson New Jersey. 
 
The Y has welcomed these children for over 13 summers at no cost to the families. The Learn to Swim program the YMCA uses was developed by USA Swimming in conjunction with Olympian’s Cullen Jones’ Make a Splash campaign. 
 
With accidental death by drowning being the number two cause of death for children in the United States, Coach Ken believes the Sharks are offering a life skill with a healthy respect for the water in a fun filled environment. 
 
One of our lead Shark instructors, Courtney Caccamo explains that “being part of the Oasis program is a rewarding experience. The campers enjoy learning how to swim and appreciate all of the time and effort that goes into their instruction.” Cameron Roche leads with Courtney and states “Oasis is not only a fun experience, but an enriching one. It is amazing to see the campers go from being fearful of the water, to becoming confident swimmers.” 
 
The Wyckoff Family YMCA is grateful to the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities and their grant which helped expand and strengthen this program.