Strong Swimmers are Confident Kids!swim-girls-dive

The Y offers many aquatics programs for youth and teens at our Lass Aquatics Center at beautiful Camp Zehnder in Wall Township.  From swim lessons to lifeguard certification, we help kids and teens develop self-confidence and lifelong skills.

Choose Your Swim Class/Level

Not sure which class is right for your child? The Y provides complimentary swim evaluations to determine the appropriate level for your child. Swim evaluations take only about 5 minutes and are an easy way to make you’re your child will enjoy swim lessons.

Sign up for a swim lesson evaluation by calling the Aquatics Office at Camp Zehnder.

Fall 1 Programs: Sept. 11 – Oct. 29

REGISTER ONLINE

Search our programs below and register online or in person, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3911 Herbertsville Road, Wall, NJ 08724.

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2017-18 Year-Round Camp Zehnder Program Guide
Swim Lesson Schedule Sept. 11 – Oct. 29
Swim Lesson Schedule Oct. 30 – Dec. 24

For more information, please call at 732.836.9177, ext. 14 or e-mail swimandmore@cymca.org.

 

PRESCHOOL CLASSES
30 minutes
YOUTH CLASSES
45 minutes
1. Water Acclimation– Preschool
Ages 3-5 years old, formerly Pike.
This class is great for the beginner swimmer, who has little to no water experience, become adjusted to the water. They will be introduced to basic swimming skills and water safety while building confidence and comfort in the pool.
1. Water Acclimation– Youth
Ages 6-12 years old, formerly Polliwog.
For the beginner swimmer to become adjusted and comfortable in the water. Participants will learn to float, perform front and back glides and proper breath control.
2. Water Movement– Preschool
Ages 3-5 years old, formerly Eel.
In this stage, swimmers should be comfortable with their face in the water and able to swim 15-20ft on their front independently (with flotation). Swimmers will work towards 15yd. on their front with alternating arms, and back floating for 10 seconds.
2. Water Movement– Youth
Ages 6-12 years, formerly Polliwog 2.
In this stage, swimmers should be comfortable with their face in the water and able to swim 15-20ft. on their front independently. Swimmers will work towards 15yd. on their front with alternating arms, and back floating for 20 seconds.
3. Water Stamina– Preschool
Age 3-5 years old, formerly Ray.
Students must be able to proficiently swim 15yd of freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers will build the endurance to swim 25yd. (the length of the pool) continuously.
3. Water Stamina– Youth
Ages 6-12 years, formerly Guppy.
Students must be able to swim/float/swim for 15yd. and will build the endurance to swim/float/swim 25 yd. Throughout the session, swimmers will work on rotary breathing and backstroke.
4. Stroke Introduction– Preschool
Ages 3 -5 years old, formerly Starfish.
Students must be able to swim 25yd. of freestyle and backstroke continuously. During this stage, students work on stroke technique and learn all competitive strokes.
4. Stroke Introduction– Youth
Ages 6-13 years, formerly Minnow.
Students must be able to proficiently swim 25yd. of freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers will build the endurance to swim 50yd. continuously and will be introduced to both the breaststroke and butterfly kicks.
5. Stroke Development– Youth
Ages 6- 13 years, formerly Fish/ Flying Fish.
Students must be able to swim 50yd. of freestyle and backstroke continuously. During this stage, students work on stroke technique and learn all competitive strokes.
6. Stroke Mechanics– Youth
Ages 6 & up, formerly Shark.
In this stage, swimmers should be able to swim 150yd. of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and will build the endurance to swim 200yd. with proper turns. Throughout the session, stroke technique will be refined and students will discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

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