Knowing how to swim is a lifelong skill benefiting one's overall health and well-being. The YMCA has been America's leading swim instructor for more than 100 years, teaching and encouraging swimmers of all ages, abilities and interests. At the Randolph Y, we're dedicated to helping people grow in skill and confidence for a lifetime of fitness and water safety. We focus on the key elements of aquatics: stroke development, personal safety, sports and games plus personal growth and development. If you have been out of lessons for 1 or more session or are new to our swim program, you will need to have an evaluation for proper swim class placement. Call or email Sara 973 366 1120 x31 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your swim evaluation.
SWIM STARTERS Parent & Child Classes 6 mos.-5 years
A: WATER DISCOVERY (6 mos.-2 years) Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
B: WATER EXPLORATION (ages 2-5) Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
SWIM BASICS 3-12 years
1: Water Acclimation (3-5 years) Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. (Previously Pike)
2: Water Movement (4-6 years) Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. (Previously Eels)
3: Water Stamina (6-12 years) Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. (Previously Polliwog)
STROKE INTRODUCTION Ages 5-14
4: Stroke Introduction (Ages 5-8): This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
4: Stroke Introduction (Ages 9-14): This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
STROKE DEVELOPMENT Ages 6-14
5: Stroke Development (Ages 6-14): This stage introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
STROKE MECHANICS Ages 6-14
6: Stroke Mechanics (Ages 6-14) This stage refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Adult Swim Lessons 15+
Adults learn the fundamentals of swimming and are introduced to the water in a safe, comfortable environment. As you progress to the next level, technique and endurance are focused upon. Lessons are tailored to fit each individual's needs. Maximum of 3 participants per class.
Adult Beginner: Learn to feel comfortable in the water. Skills introduced include front float, front paddle stroke, back float, treading and elementary backstroke.
Adult Intermediate: This class introduces rotary breathing, overarm backstroke and elementary backstroke.
Private Swim Lessons
The Randolph YMCA offers private swim lessons for all ages.
Private swim lessons allow the participant to work at a personalized level to achieve swim goals. It is a good way to help swimmers focus on a particular skill, or to help overcome a fear of water.
Private swim lessons are available by appointment only. If you are interested, contact Sara at 973 366 1120 x31 or email email@example.com
Swim Fit/Pre Team
This program is for the swimmer looking to improve their skills or just stay in shape. The focus will be on stroke technique, racing skills, endurance and fitness. Swimmers will be given the same instruction as our swim team, better preparing them for competition in the future and offering the possibility to choose how many days per week they would like to participate. Swim Fit is offered 1-4 days per week. Download registration form here.
For swim fit program information, contact Rich Groel, Assistant Aquatic Director 973 366 1120 x25 or Hilary Collins, Head Swim Coach x34
Is your child interested in being on our Randolph YMCA Sharks Competitive Swim Team? Click HERE to learn more!
Lifeguard Prep/Jr Lifeguarding
Mondays 4:00-6:15 pm
Pool rescue and swim skills followed by classroom time and actual on-deck experience with Y staff! Classes taught by certified ARC instructor. Become better prepared to pass the LGT course! Opportunity for employment with a passing grade. Improve your swimming endurance! All Lifeguard Prep participants are encouraged to join Swim Fit and receive a 10% discount!