Youth Swim Lessons

The Y continues to provide excellence in aquatic swim instruction. Please select your child’s level based on their age and ability. Preschool classes are for ages 3 through 5 and Levels 1-4 are offered.  Youth Class are for ages 6 through 12 and Levels 1-6 are offered.  If you have questions about your child’s level or need a swim evaluation, please contact the Aquatic Director, Flora Mannino, at fmannino@hcymca.org.

Swim Lesson Levels 

Click class name to see class times and to register

  • Parent & Child – Parents and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment using fun activities and songs which teach purposeful arm and leg movements including the survival skill of rolling from front to back and floating. In addition,parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.
  • Preschool 1 | Youth 1– Non-swimmer – Floatation needed. Students work on water adjustment and basic safety and survival skills laying the foundation for future progress in swimming.
  • Preschool 2 | Youth 2 – Non-swimmer – Floatation needed.  Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice safety and survival skills.
  • Preschool 3 | Youth 3– No floatation needed.  Students learn to swim safely for longer distances.  Introduction of rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action and backstroke.
  • Preschool 4 | Youth 4 – Students develop stroke technique in front and back crawl.  Diving is introduced.  Water safety includes elementary backstroke and treading. 
  • Youth 5 – Students perfect freestyle and backstroke technique and learn breaststroke.  Diving from the block is introduced.
  • Youth 6 Students learn butterfly while continuing to develop endurance.  All other strokes are refined.  Flip turns and competitive diving starts and turns are taught.

Please click button below for current program guide, which includes program times, prices, and schedules. Online registration will close at the beginning of each session, but please speak with a staff member at Welcome Center or call 908-782-1030 to find out about class availability.

Make A Splash

The Hunterdon County YMCA has partnered with Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Launched in 2007, Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign and saves lives by teaching at risk children basic swimming and water safety skills.


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