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 outdoor pools (Florham Park Municipal Pool and Chatham Fish & Game Club).
Read below for exciting updates regarding outdoor Lap Swim, Private Adult and Youth Swim Lessons, Masters Adult Swim Clinics, Aqua Zumba group exercise classes and Mariners Competitive Swim Team. For everyone's safety, a lifeguard and health and safety officer will both be on duty throughout all of our aquatics offerings. See you at the pool!

For more information on our current aquatics offerings, please contact Competitive 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 beginning Monday, August 31 at 3PM. 

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Outdoor Lap Swim

Limited outdoor lap swim reservations are available for active Madison Area YMCA members only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7AM at Chatham Fish & Game Club pool and Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Madison Community Pool. Reservations for Lap Swim Open 48 hours in advance of the time slot. We will continue to work on  additional opportunities for our members to swim.  Stay tuned!

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Outdoor Private Youth or Adult Swim Lessons

We are excited to offer private swim lessons for our youth or adults (level 4 and above) and parent/child lessons to our members! An active Madison Area YMCA membership and online registration is required. Please email privateswimlessons@madisonymca.org to schedule lessons before purchasing lessons online. Lessons are non-refundable.

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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 Competitive Aquatics DirectorJon Siegel by email or at 973-822-9622 x2228

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Outdoor Masters Adult Swim Clinic

Madison Area YMCA Masters is a masters swimming program offering adults more opportunities for various swimming workouts. Through the guidance from our coaches, you can learn new tips, drills, and ideas covering all four swim strokes. If you are preparing for a meet, open water swimming, or want to improve your endurance or technique, the Masters program is a productive and fun way to achieve your goals in a supportive and friendly environment!
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Outdoor 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. Our classes are held at the Florham Park Municipal pool.

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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 this summer. 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.