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Swim Lesson Selector

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What's Your Swim Stage?

We’re saying goodbye to the fish names for classes and hello to an upgraded Y Swim Lesson curriculum. Our new class names more closely align with the skills built in each stage. If you’re new to Y Swim Lessons or unsure which stage is best for you or your child, below are two options that can help: the Swim Lesson Selector Card provides a quick overview to help you understand the new program and the interactive Stage Selector Tool below guides you through an easy assessment to help you quickly determine what swim class to take and when you need to schedule a free swim evaluation. If you are unsure, it is important that you contact the aquatics director at your branch to ensure the best swim stage placement.

Which stage

Swim Lesson Selector Tool

Please follow questions from top to bottom:
  • Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

  • Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

  • Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

  • Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

  • Can the student swim 10-15 yards (preschool) | 25 yards (school age) on his/her front and back?

  • Is your child a more advanced swimmer?



Beginner Teen and Adult classes are available. CLICK HERE to search for classes.

Please contact the Aquatics Department at 973-822-9622 x2230 for information on available classes or to request an evaluation to assist with appropriate placement. Evaluations are scheduled for August 13 - 16 from 4-5 p.m.