There’s something magical about those first splashes in the water. The sheer joy of feeling the water envelop little toes, the security of parent's hands guiding through waves, and the thrill of new discoveries. At the Summit Area YMCA, we’re bringing this magic to life with our Parent & Child Swim Lessons.
These 30-minute sessions are the perfect bonding moments. Here, it’s not just about introducing infants and toddlers to the aquatic world; it’s about creating memories, building confidence, and instilling a love for water. As parents and little ones take the plunge together, it’s a shared journey of exploration and fun.
And while your child is delighting in the aquatic wonders, we equip you with invaluable insights on water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of constant supervision.
Understanding that "parent" holds different meanings for every family, we embrace and welcome all forms of guardianship, from grandparents to adoptive parents. After all, it's the shared laughter, learning, and love that truly counts in these lessons.
Sr. Aquatics Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.