Swimming is a vital skill that makes life safer and more fun. Every child should learn how to swim for safety, fitness and a positive self-image. Lessons are developmentally appropriate and designed to teach skills effectively with safety as the top priority. Over the years, at the Madison Area YMCA, we have taught thousands of children, teens and adults to swim, which has helped to minimize the risk of drowning in our community. Classes include Parent/Child through Adult swimming instruction.

Ready to make a splash with our outdoor aquatics offerings? Our team has been hard at work developing plans for our members at our partner pool at the Summit Area YMCA.
Read below for exciting updates regarding Lap Swim, Masters Adult Swim Program, Aqua Zumba group exercise classes and Mariners Competitive Swim Team. For everyone's safety, a lifeguard will be on duty throughout all of our aquatics offerings. See you at the pool!

For more information on our current aquatics offerings, please contact Senior Aquatics Director Jon Siegel by email or at 973-822-9622 x2228.

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Indoor Lap Swim

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer active Madison Area YMCA Members access to indoor lap swim through a partnership with the Summit Area YMCA.

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Mariners Swim Team

The Madison Area YMCA Swim Team offers a year-round opportunity for competitive swimming in both YMCA and USA Swimming. There are limited spots available on the Madison Area YMCA Mariners Competitive Swim Team. The team is comprised of girls and boys ages 9 years old through high school seniors. The main competitive season runs from September through March. Spring and summer clinics are open to aspiring Mariners. For more information, contact Senior Aquatics Director and Mariners Head Coach Jon Siegel by email or at 973-822-9622 x2228

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Masters Adult Swimming Program

Looking to get back into the water to improve your health, compete or enjoy a low-impact workout? Join our Masters Swim Program, for adults ages 18+. This program is at our partner pool at the Summit Area YMCA in the Buntin Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 a.m. (16 swimmers max - 4 per lane). Beginning November 1, 2020 (and every 1st of the month) there will be a fee of $45/mo.

Please visit the Summit Area YMCA's homepage to create an account and register (in the upper right hand corner). The program can be found under “Adult” or “Swim” or search for SAY/MAY Masters. Choose Summit YMCA and yes on the drop down screen under sign up. Sign up for the Non-Member (Community Member) option and that is free and allows you to create an account and join a program.


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Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn't miss! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Join us at our partner pool at the Summit Area YMCA. 

USA Swimming Foundation Local Partner

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Family Center Indoor Pool Update

We regret that we are not able to continue offering lap swimming or other Aquatics programs in our Family Center pool at this time. Thankfully, the closure is not related to the pandemic but rather to our Family Center expansion project. Keep reading our Family Center Indoor Pool Closing announcement here.

We are building for the future and that includes updating our existing pool. As we continue to solidify the steel in order to connect the new structure to our existing one, we anticipate our current pool, which will serve as our warmer water pool, will reopen in the spring. Looking for ways to get in the water now? We encourage our members to visit our partner pool at the Summit Area YMCA. Click here to learn more about our Family Center Expansion Project.