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. Our 3:1 ratio ensures your child gets quality attention and gives you peace of mind. 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. YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED IF YOU GET INTO YOUR 1ST CHOICE OF SWIM CLASS.
FALL 2019 SWIM LESSONS: September 15-December 14 (No Class 10/31, 11/28-12/1)
WINTER 2020 SWIM LESSONS: January 6-March 14, 2020
Early Bird Registration: December 2-14, 2019
Regulars Registration begins December 15, 2019
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.
2: Water Movement (4-6 years) Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
3: Water Stamina (6-12 years) Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
STROKE INTRODUCTION Ages 5-14
4A: 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.
4B: 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
SWIM FIT (Ages 8-16) This program is for swimmers who have completed the swim lesson program or equivalent, have previous summer (recreation) swimming experience, or cannot make the commitment towards the year-round team. This is not learn to swim or swimming lessons. ALL new swimmers to the program must be evaluated by the Director of Competitive Swimming for placement into the Swim Fit Program. Please email Coach Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org for an evaluation. Anyone who has previously participated in Swim Fit DOES NOT need an evaluation. Swimmers must be comfortable swimming in the 25 meter Mail Pool and should have knowledge and experience in all 4 strokes. Swimmers should be able to complete a 100m swim without stopping. The program is designed to offer stroke correction, aerobic development, and competitive swimming skills to increase the ability level of the swimmers. Swimmers will be given practices that include warm up, skill practice, training sets, and time to work on skills such as diving, turns, etc. They will be introduced to racing principles. *Anyone with hair long enough to put in a pony tail must wear a swim cap*
Is your child interested in being on our Randolph YMCA Sharks Competitive Swim Team? Click HERE to learn more!