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.
Spring 10-Week Swim Lesson Dates: March 26-June 11 (no class 4/16 or Memorial Day Weekend 5/26-5/29)
Early Bird Registration Dates: March 5-March 20
|Full Member Early Bird Fee||$150|
|Basic Member Early Bird Fee||$190|
Regular Registration Dates: March 21
|Full Member Regular Fee||$180|
|Basic Member Regular Fee||$220|
SAFETY AROUND WATER is a program designed to reduce children's risk of drowning by teaching them basic water safety skills. Piloted and tested by Y's for the last 3 years, the Randolph YMCA has started to implement this new structure and you will see changes being made to our swim lesson curriculum.
SWIM STARTERS Parent & Child Classes 6 mos.-5 years
A: Water Discovery (6 months-2 years) Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. (Previously Shrimp & Silly Seals)
B: Water Exploration (2-5 years) Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. (Previously Pike with Parent)
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)
Intermediate Swim Lessons 4-14 years
Rays (4-7 years): Prerequisite: Swim 15 feet crawl stroke/freestyle with rhythmic breathing, 15 feet elementary backstroke and sitting dives.
Starfish (5-8 years): Prerequisite: Swim 20 feet freestyle with rotary breathing, 20 feet backstroke, minimal knowledge of breaststroke, and surface dives. The goals of this class are concentrating on proper technique of all strokes including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and focusing on endurance.
Guppy (6-14 years): Prerequisite: Swim 40 feet crawl stroke/freestyle with rhythmic rotary breathing, 40 feet elementary backstroke, minimal knowledge of breaststroke. The goals of this class are freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, introduction to breaststroke, surface dive and endurance.
Minnow (6-14 years): Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 50 meters (2 pool lengths) continuously freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke. Also, minimal knowledge of breaststroke. The goals of this class are concentrating on proper technique of freestyle and backstroke with an emphasis placecd on breaststroke and the glide, endurance, standing dives into freestyle.
Fish (6-14 years): Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 75 meters (3 pool lengths) continuously freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke and breaststroke with glide. The goals of this class are concentrating on proper technique of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke introduction on butterfly, endurance, standing dives into freestyle and breaststoke.
Advanced Swim Lessons 8-14 years
Flying Fish (8-14 years): Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 150 meters (6 pool lengths) continuously freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke; 15 meter butterfly. The goals of this class are concentrating on proper techniques of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, improve endurance and become familiar with freestyle and backstroke flip turns.
Shark (8-14 years): Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 300 meters (12 pool lengths) continuously freestyle (using flip turns), backstroke (using flip turns) and breaststroke; 25 meters butterfly. The goals of this class are concentrating on proper techniques of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Continued work on competitive starts, turns and pullouts and build endurance.
Porpoise (12-14 years): Prerequisite: Must have completed the Shark level. The goals of this class are concentrating on proper techniques of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Continued stroke work and endurance. Become familiar with our preschool aquatic program to be given a volunteer assignment to assist a swim class.
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.
Beginner: Learn to feel comfortable in the water. Skills introduced include front float, front paddle stroke, back float, treading and elementary backstroke.
Intermediate: This class introduces rotary breathing, overarm backstroke and elementary backstroke.
Advanced Beginner: While continuing to perfect skills learned in beginner, you will learn rhythmic breathing 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. Prerequisite: Must have completed Flying Fish level or above. Evaluations are held on Tuesdays from 4:00-4:40 pm.
Winter Session: January 3-March 12
Spring Session: March 26-June 11
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!