BUILDING STRONG & CONFIDENT SWIMMERS

SWIM LESSONS FOR All

At the Y, our Swim Programs builds strong, secure, connected and confident swimmers. We work on developing sequence based skill sets that organically build on one another until students succeed.

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Swim Evaluations

SWIM SAFETY EVALUATION SCHEDULE

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 swimmers swimming proficiency level and the areas they are allowed to go in the pool.

Swim evaluations are available daily at 12:00, 1:30, 3:15 & 5:00 PM*.

*Please note: All dates and times are subject to change. As we move closer to the season, dates will be updated and communicated to members.

 


SWIM CLINICS

Swim Evaluation Preparation Clinics

Swim Clinics are intended to help swimmers learn the requirements to successfully pass the BHCP Swim Evaluation. These instructor led group clinics show and demonstrate the skills swimmers need to complete the Swim Evaluations successfully. These are a great way for swimmers to learn the skills to continue practicing on their own or brush up on skills and receive tips on how to improve.

These clinics do not replace structured swim lessons nor does it guarantee successful completion of the Swim Evaluation. It is recommended that swimmers who participate in our clinics take at least a week to practice the skills reviewed prior to taking the Swim Evaluation gain.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must have already received a yellow bracelet in the current season and can comfortably swim in water on their own (proper swimming technique not necessary). Limited to 2 registrations per member.

GREEN BRACELET
TEST CLINIC $25

The Green Bracelet Test Clinic is a 30 minute group clinic that is designed to show swimmers the basic front crawl, floating / swimming on back and treading water. This clinic helps swimmers brush up on their skills in order to help them prepare for the Swim Evaluation. 

TREADING WATER
CLINIC $15

The Treading Water Clinic is a 20 minute group clinic that is designed to show swimmers the fundamentals of treading water. This clinic helps swimmers brush up on their treading water skills to assist them in successfully completing the final component of the Swim Evaluation. 


As we move closer to the season, dates will be updated and communicated to members.

 


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 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.


With a parent present in the water with the child, infants and toddlers 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.


*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.


Private swim lessons are available in a package of 4 sessions to all members, ages 3+, regardless of swimming abilities or experience. Each lesson guarantees a personalized lesson tailored to the needs of the swimmer. Private lessons are recommended to those who are looking for a customized swim lesson experience in a one-on-one format.


To purchase a package, please contact Jared Prupis. A member of the BHCP 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 year to year.


Dive Clinics are available in a package of 3 sessions 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 currently only offered as a one-on-one lesson.


To purchase a package, please contact Jared Prupis. A member of the BHCP 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 year to year.


QUESTIONS

If you have questions about private swim lessons, payment and scheduling, please contact Jared Prupis at Jared.Prupis@theSAY.org or use the contact form below.

 


 

 

Berkeley Heights YMCA

550 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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  • Mike Mirabella

    • Director - Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA
    • 908-464-6214