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 Youth Development - Aquatics

Preschool Swim Lessons

It is important to teach young children about pool safety and give them the basic skills required for swimming. The YMCA has four levels of classes designed specifically for children ages 3 to 5. Session runs for 8 weeks and the cost is $80.00 with a current youth membership. 33 Outwater Lane.


The YMCA offers a swimming class for mom and baby between the ages of 9 months and 30 months. This class is to get the child used to the water. It teaches the basics such as getting the face wet, blowing bubbles, etc. Class is once a week for 30 minutes and the cost is $80.00. 33 Outwater Lane

Stepping Stones

A swim class for children who are 2 years old and who have already taken at least one session of swimfants. Stepping stones starts with parent or caregiver in the water and aims to “phase out” the parent by the end of the session so children have an easier transition into preschool swim lessons.  Class is held once a week for 30 minutes and the cost is $80.00. 33 Outwater Lane

Progressive Swim Lessons

Everyone should learn how to swim, not only for safety reasons but also for FUN! There are seven levels to choose from depending on the skill level of the student. Classes are held once a week for 45 minutes for an 8 week session. Cost is $85.00 with a current youth membership. Parents may watch the first and last class only. 33 Outwater or 490 Midland Ave.

Family Swim

The YMCA strives to be a provider of family programs. We offer swim times for families to spend time together. Members are invited to swim and one guest per member is permitted to join the fun. Family swims are held on at 33 Outwater onTuesday and Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 and 490 Midland Ave Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Swim Team

We offer a swim team for children ages 5 and up at Midland Ave. Practices are usually these time frames: Monday’s 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday 7:30-9:00 p.m. and Fridays 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Children will not have to swim all of these times. Meets are on the weekends. 490 Midland Ave

Fun Swim

Children need some free time in the pool to practice what they have learned and to have a good time with friends. Youth members ages 5 to 13 are invited to attend Monday through Friday 3:30 to 4:10 p.m. at 33 Outwater Lane. NO GUESTS DURING FUN SWIM.

Private Swim Lessons

One on one instruction for your child to learn how to swim or improve his/her technique. Members only. $25 for 30 minutes $30 for $45 minutes $40 for 60 minutes. Speak with Michele Semancik ext. 204 to schedule a lesson. You may also email her at:


Youth Development - Birthday Parties


Dance, Gymnastics or Swim

One hour swim in the pool, one hour in the party room. $300 for 15-20 children. $15.00 for each additional child. Pizza and soda included. Pool parties at 490 Midland. Dance & Gymnastics at 70 Outwater. See the front desk to book a date.


Youth Development - Dance

Ballet/Tap/Acro 3&4 Year Olds

In this class children will learn the basics of ballet. Along with ballet technique, they will also be taught how to jump and leap and turn. Beginning tap technique and acro (acrobatic dance) is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements, much like gymnastics. Little ones will learn how to tumble. 20 minutes of each style. Ballet Slippers, Tap Shoes, Leotards and Tights needed for class. Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. at 70 Outwater Lane. Children will perform in dance recital in June. $50 a month. Must be a member of the Garfield YMCA.

School Aged Dance

All Styles and All Ages. Classes run 6 days a week, after school and on Saturday Mornings. An award winning dance team also awaits your enthusiastic dancer! Dance program concludes in June with an annual recital. Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop and Gymnastics are just a few of the styles. Multi class discounts, multi-children discounts and unlimited class fee available. Classes run on a monthly fee of $50 a month. Children must be a member of the Garfield YMCA to take dance classes. Classes take place at 70 Outwater Lane.


Youth Development - Preschool

Mommy and Me

This 60 minute program is geared for children ages 12 to 24 months. The children enjoy a wide variety of activities which develop motor and cognitive skills.  Part of the class is in the studio where adults assist the child on different equipment.  The remainder of the class moves to the classroom where the children work on arts and crafts projects, in addition to singing, reading, and playing. The adults will find new and supportive friendships while having fun with their child. If Mommy can’t make the class, Daddy, grandparents, aunts, uncles or a caregiver is welcome.
The class schedule is Mondays 10:00-11:00 a.m. or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM. The cost is $90.00 per 8 week session for one class per week.  No membership is required. Class size is limited so register early.  70 Outwater Lane.

Tiny Tots Program

This 90 minute program is geared for children 24-36 months who are preparing for a full day preschool.  Each class offers stimulating and interactive activities which target a wide array of developmental milestones.  Music, movement, fine and gross motor skill activities, arts and crafts, stories and imaginative play are some of the program’s activities. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 9:30-11:00, and Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm and Saturdays 9:30-11:30am. The cost is $60.00 for members and $90.00 for non members.  Class size is limited so register early.  70 Outwater Lane




The Garfield Y offers Karate for children ages 5 to 13. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cost is $65.00 per month for twice a week or $100 a month for all 4 times a week. A $35.00 registration fee for new children and participants must be a member of the YMCA. 33 Outwater Lane


For boys and girls ages 4 to 12.  Season runs Sept 11 to Nov 3. Practices are held at Spring Street Park (Belmont Oval) on Saturdays. 4 year olds play on Saturday mornings. 5 to 12 year olds play twice a week. Registration deadline is August 25th. Members $45.00. Non-Members $60.00. Team Sponsorship $125.00. The registration form can be found here.


For boys and girls ages 4 to 13. Register between Oct 8th to Nov. 17th.  Season runs Nov. 26 to Jan 26. Games/Practices are held at in the gym at 33 Outwater Lane. 4 year olds play on Saturday mornings. 5 to 13 year olds play twice a week. Members $45.00. Non-Members $60.00. Team Sponsorship $150.00.


For boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Register between Jan 2nd to Jan 26th.Season runs Feb 11th to April 6th. Games/Practices are held at in the gym at 33 Outwater Lane.  4-year-olds play on Saturday mornings. 5 & 6 year olds play twice a week.  Members $45.00. Non-Members $60.00. Team Sponsorship $150.00.


T-Ball: For children ages 4 to 6 years old. Register between March 11 to Apr 6th. Season runs April 17 to June 15. Games/Practices are held at Spring Street Park (Belmont Oval). 4-year-olds play on Saturday mornings. 5 & 6 year olds play twice a week.  Members $45.00. Non-Members $60.00. Team Sponsorship $150.00.


For boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Register between March 11 to Apr 6th. Season runs April 22nd to June 15th. Camp is held at Spring Street Park on Saturday Afternoons. Members $50.00. Non-Members $70.00.



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