At the Y, our Swim Program builds strong, secure, connected, and confident swimmers. We work on developing sequence-based skill sets that organically build on one another until students succeed.
WK: 1-10 | 9AM-4PM | AGES 5-8 | COST: $400
Campers swim everyday at Camp Lagoonland (except on scheduled trip days), in addition to games, arts and crafts and field trips to local attractions. They also participate in weekly swimming lessons. Field trips may include state parks, sporting events, movies, mini-golf and more.
The Summit Area YMCA offers a variety of 40+ unique camp options to ensure your child has every opportunity to enjoy the best possible summer camp experience ever! Financial assistance available.
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For the safety of our members, all swimmers between the ages of 3-14 are REQUIRED to take a swim evaluation administered by the BHCP Management Team. Swimmers are accessed based on their swimming abilities and provided designated color bracelets upon completion which reflect each swimmer's swimming proficiency level and the areas they are allowed to go in the pool.
Learn more here or visit our Rules, Policies & FAQ page for more details.
What is a Swim Evaluation?
All swimmers below the age of 14 are REQUIRED to take a swim evaluation administered by the BHCP Management. Swimmers will be evaluated based on their current swimming abilities. The test is required, even for swimmers who took a swim test in previous seasons. Swim Bracelets will be distributed to swimmers ages 3-14 based on current swimming ability (not age) and must be worn at all times.
Why do children need to wear Swim Bracelets?
Your Swim Bracelet certifies your swimming ability and privileges. These are quick and efficient way to indicate to lifeguards the swimming ability of each swimmer. Each child under the age of 14 MUST complete a swim evaluation and wear their designated Swim Bracelet at all times.
What if my child does not take the Swim Evaluation?
Swimmers who decline to take the Swim Evaluation will be given a red bracelet, which limits them to the shallow end of the pool.
What does my child have to do during the Swim Evaluation?
Swimmers will be asked to demonstrate their swimming abilities and stamina during a Swim Evaluation that will consist of the following requirements:
• The Swim Evaluation tests the current swimming ability and stamina of the swimmer and involves the following tasks:
Updated April 2023
While swim lessons are open to all, members of the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA & the Summit Area YMCA receive reduced pricing benefits.
30 Minute Swim Lessons
Group swim lessons are available for children ages 3+ and are taught by Swim 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, all of which are adjusted to suit the needs of our members.
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills: Swim, Float, Swim and Jump, Push, Turn, Grab, etc.
PACKAGE SESSIONS - 5 WEEKS - SUNDAYS ONLY
30 Minute Swim Lessons
With a parent present in the water with the child, infants and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Infants and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment through exploration, encouraging them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. This introductory course lays a foundation for learning to swim. One parent must be present in the water per child registered.
*Please note: We define "parent" broadly, to include any adults with primary responsibilities for raising children; including biological parents, adoptive parents, legal guardians, step-parents, grandparents, and/or any other type of parenting relationship.
4 Classes per Session
30 Minute Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are booked as 4 lessons per session to all members, ages 3+, regardless of swimming abilities or experience. Lessons are 30 minutes long and guarantee one-on-one lessons tailored to the needs of the swimmer. Private lessons are recommended to those who are looking for a customized swim lesson experience.
Private lessons are only one-on-one lessons; lessons cannot be shared between siblings, relatives, or friends.
To purchase a package, please contact us. A member of the BHCPY team will contact you to assign your swim instructor. Lesson dates/times will be determined between the participant and the swim instructor. Private lessons must be used in the pool season in which they are purchased, they do not carry over from year to year.
3 Classes per Session
45 Minute Diving Lessons
Diving Lessons are booked as 3 lessons to ages 8+ who have received a Green Bracelet in the current pool season. Participants will learn the fundamentals of diving and competitive diving. The clinic will promote diving safety, confidence in using the boards, proper approach, jump, and diving techniques, as well as give participants a feel for what a “dive team meet” is like.
Diving lessons are only one-on-one lessons; lessons cannot be shared between siblings, relatives, or friends.
To purchase a package, please contact us. A member of the BHCPY team will contact you to assign your swim instructor. Lesson dates/times will be determined between the participant and the swim instructor. Diving lessons must be used in the pool season in which they are purchased, they do not carry over year to year.
Join our Water Exercise Classes and enjoy a great low-impact workout with the guidance of trained instructors. Water exercise can aid in physical therapy, loosen up stiff joints, help lessen arthritis pain, and provide a great cardio and full-body workout.
If you have any questions about swim lessons, payment, and/or scheduling, please contact us using the form below.
59 Locust Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922