There is a reason why the YMCA is referred to as America’s Favorite Swim Instructor. At the YMCA of Metro North we offer swim lessons for infants to seniors in a fun supportive environment! In addition to swimming lessons we offer water fitness classes, open swim times, open lap times, a lifeguard training program and a competitive swim team program. Class sizes vary depending on the participants age and level of comfort in the water. For more information call 978-977-YMCA.
Session I: June 22 – July 26
Session II: July 27 – August 30
Member Online: June 1
Member Walk- in: June 5
Non Member Online: June 11
Non Member Walk-In: June 12
Aquatics Quick Check
We take pool safety seriously and work hard every day to provide a safe and enjoyable experience to all of our members. Please take a moment to complete our online aquatics survey below and provide your prompt feedback regarding your pool experience today.
Safety First: Swim Band Policies
DON’T GET STUCK AT THE SHALLOW END OF THE POOL.
TAKE THE SWIM TEST AND BE FREE TO DIVE HEADFIRST INTO SUMMER!
Red and Green wristbands will help our lifeguards spot those swimmers that might be floating a little too far from a safe spot. Please visit your local YMCA and ask a lifeguard if you can take the swim test and have a safe and FUN summer!
Outdoor Pool Is Open!
OUTDOOR POOL HOURS
POOL SCHEDULE beginning Monday, June 22
Weekdays 1:00pm —7:45pm or Sunset
Weekends: Saturdays 10:00am —7:45pm
Sundays 10:00am —5:45pm
Monday-Friday, Adult Lap Swim 7:00am —9:00am
Labor Day, September 7 Closed
The outdoor pool is available for use by YMCA of Metro North members only. Adult non-members may purchase a daily guest pass for $15; seniors and teens are $7 and children 13 & under are$5. Guests must be accompanied by a YMCA of Metro North member. For more information view the outdoor pool brochure.
Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons are a great way to learn to swim or improve stroke techniques. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes. To register, fill out a request form at the Welcome Center. You will be contacted when a slot becomes available. Private lessons are available for members only.
1 class: $40 4 classes: $140 6 classes: $180
Semi-Private Lessons (2-3 swimmers)
1 class: $60 4 classes: $220 6 classes: $300
Parent/ Child 1 (6-18 months w/parent) » Register
Build a foundation for future swimming success. Through skill specific games and water play, parents learn water safety, holds and towing techniques that encourage basic kicking/pulling and water independence for children.
Parent/ Child 2 (19 – 36 months w/parent) » Register
Working one-on-one with a parent using innovative fun drills, toddlers are introduced to submerging, kicking and pulling combinations, floating and swimming without flotation. These pre-swimming essentials set the stage for early independent swimming.
Parent/ Child 3 (3 – 4 yrs w/parent) » Register
Parents work one-on-one with their kids learning basic water adjustment and safety skills. In this class children learn to love the water where the parents are in the pool with them.
Skippers (2.9-3 yrs) » Register
This class is for the young child who has confidence in the pool and is ready for an independent class but not quite old enough for Pike. We ask that children have been through our parent tot programs or been given recommendation by the instructor. Children should be comfortable without parents in the pool. Children will work on various skills to gain further independence and become strong swimmers. This class will help transition students to being in a full Pike class. Parents are not required to be in the pool, though may join in to help with transition on instructors recommendation.
This class is for children who have little or no water experience or have a fear of the water. This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. Kicking, floating, reaching, shoulder bobbing and jumping are taught. Children will have a level 4 bubble.
This level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. Swimmers must be able to submerge their own heads in the water without assistance to enter this class. Flotation based introduction to Front Crawl, Backstroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke and Breaststroke. Class includes diving skills and opportunities to practice swimming without flotation. Pre-requisite: Able to paddle independently with flotation and put face under the water. Children will have a level 3 bubble.
This class will help develop an increased comfort in deep water, learn rotary breathing and improve stamina for swimming strokes. Class goal is to eliminate flotation completely and swim independently. Swimmers bubbles should be no more than a level 2 bubble. Pre-requisite: Able to swim 10 feet or more without flotation.
At this level, children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal safety and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water. Introduction to front crawl with alternating arm recovery, rhythmic breathing and combined stroke on back will be taught. Children can swim a length of the pool on their front and back at the end of this level. Pre-requisite: Swimmer must be able to swim the width of 3 lanes without flotation. Bubbles will not be allowed in this class.
Youth Swim Lessons
This class is for the child who has little or no experience. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and personal safety. Jumping, bobbing, floating, kicking and gliding will be introduced, along with reaching, pulling and breathing control as the child becomes independent of the flotation devices and instructor assistance. A bubble or noodle may be used for flotation.
Swimmers continue to practice and build upon basic skills. Swimmers must swim half the length of the pool without assistance and submerge their face in the water to enter this class. They are introduced to lead up strokes to the front and back stroke, sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke.
Swimmers must swim 1 length of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and 1 length of backstroke to enter this class. The children refine the lead up strokes they have learned as their strokes become more like those normally used in swimming.
These swimmers can swim 2 lengths of each stroke: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, and Rudimentary Breaststroke. They should have a concept of the Breastroke kick.
New Pre-Team Fins Program (4-14 yrs) » Register
These classes are designed for swimmers who are interested in learning the skills needed for competitive swimming. The focus of the Fins Swim Program will be on stroke development, technique, and racing starts and turns. This class is perfect for those who are not quite ready for swim team, but enjoy working in a team environment. Swimmers should be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and backstroke with no assistance & tread for at least 1 minute. Swimmers should own their own pair of flippers and goggles.
Little Fins (4-6 yrs)
Jr. Fins (7-9 yrs)
Sr. Fins (10-14 yrs)
Springboard Diving (7 years & up) NEW! » Register
Learn the basics of competitive diving. Students will practice approaches, forward and back jumps in straight, pike and tuck body positions, and forward and back dives. In this class participants must
be able to pass the deep water test and do a forward dive from the side of the pool.
Advanced Springboard Diving (11 years & up) NEW! » Register
This class is for divers who have been promoted from the beginner class or high school divers who want to perfect their advanced skills. The instructor recommendation is required. Class length is 1 hour.
Teen & Adult Swim
Teen Swim Lessons (12+ yrs) » Register
A beginner’s class for teens who have never taken swim lessons to build confidence in the water.
Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (17+ yrs) » Register
Don’t have much practice swimming but want to build your skills? We’ll make improving your swim skills easy for you. This is the place to start for adults who don’t have a lot of prior swimming experience. Participants will become more confident in the water and will learn the fundamentals of swimming and aquatic safety.
Adult Stroke Development (17+ yrs) » Register
Develop basic swim strokes and use swimming as a source of fitness. This class can also be used to start triathlon training for the summer. It is recommended that participants have taken beginner swim lessons before enrolling in stroke development.
Swim Fit (Master’s Swim) » Register
This program provides workouts for triathletes and fitness swimmers. This class will aim to meet everyone’s needs. All levels encouraged to participate.
CPR/FA/AED Classes(Ages 14+)
American Red Cross classes to teach basic lifesaving skills.
May 18th: 1:00pm
June 16th: 6:30pm
Members: $50 Non-Member: $75
Lifeguard Training (15 + yrs)
Students will be trained in the nationally recognized Red Cross Lifeguard Course including CPR, First Aid, 02 and AED. Certification is determined by successful completion of a comprehensive written exam and water test. Swimming skills are a prerequisite and attendance in all classes is mandatory. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the start of the session. For more information contact Katy Coffey at email@example.com.
June 2nd – June 25th:
Tues/Thurs: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
June 15th – June 19th:
Mon/Weds: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Member: $300 Non-Member: $425
Red Cross Life Guard Re-certification
This is a 4 hour review and testing to recertify for American Red Cross Life Guard, CPR/FA/AED and Optional Oxygen. Students should come to the review prepared and ready to show their skills. Certification must be current. Red Cross no longer accepts expired certification. View the current online manual for review.
June 20, 12:00-6:00pm
Member: $100 Non-Member: $150
Are you looking for a re-certification for a Y-USA Guarding Certificate? Speak with Katy Coffey to schedule a testing time – Kcoffey@metrononorthymca.org.
Water Fitness Classes
Water fitness classes are FREE FOR MEMBERS!
Balance & Strength:
Low cardio class with a focus on joints and muscles strength. Prefect class for one with arthritis or physical therapy needs.
Aqua Jog –Shallow End:
A class for all ages and fitness levels. Music to move and groove by. Exercise that will leave you feeling like you have worked out from your head to your toes!
High intensity workout while rocking to the beats of the oldies. Incorporates the use of weights and stretch.
Water Interval Motion:
You will find yourself counting out loud as you mix it up with intervals. Pre-and post workout stretch. You will be moving in the water to create a great resistant work out.
Zumba Gold– H2O:
This class is perfect for the active older adult, who hasn’t lost their groove. A modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love and also adds water for resistance!
Full pool workouts to improve your balance and core strength. Rehab friendly & no stress on joints.
Strength & Conditioning:
A class for those looking to get back into fitness! This class works every muscle and will leave you feeling tone and fit.
This class, set to popular music, involves all muscle groups, and has a concentration on the core. Both young and old alike are perfect for this class.
Shallow water exercises that are low impact and target your whole body. Moderate cardio and element of stretch and balance.