• The Summit YMCA is hosting the annual Deep Freeze Swim Meet this Saturday & Sunday, February 4 & 5. As a result the pools & gymnasium will be closed. Parking around the Y will be available but limited. Members may/ visit the Berkeley Heights YMCA or other local YMCAs as part of their nationwide membership benefit.

Adaptive Swim Lessons


Adaptive Swim Lessons are customized swim lessons for youth and teens with special needs.

Swimming aids in relaxation, teaches them new skills, helps to build muscle and stamina, all while increasing self-esteem and confidence. Skills are taught by instructors who have been trained in the American Red Cross swimming program as Water Safety Instructors (WSI). Instruction levels are designed using the Red Cross’s Learn-to-Swim Levels, adjusted to suit the needs of each child's individual ability. Parents are encouraged but not required to get in with their child. Swim lessons are held in our indoor heated pool at the Summit YMCA. This program offers 30-minute one-on-one swim lessons during a 4-week period.

This summer the program Adaptive Swim Lessons were offered FREE to participants via our gracious sponsor, the Police Athletic League of Summit (Summit PAL).

Please contact us via the form below to sign up, to inquire about availability in our next sessions, for additional information, or to schedule private lessons.