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Swim Lessons for Teens

At the Y, teens can learn to swim or improve their swimming skills in classes designed just for them. Y swim lessons are participant-centered and emphasize learning, not passing or failing. All ability levels are welcome. Swim lessons are tailored to age, ability, level of physical development and confidence in the water.

For more information on Bridgewater and Somerville YMCA's programs, please contact Valerie Deraville at 908 526 0688 or by email.

For more information on Hillsborough YMCA's programs, please contact Lisa Slover at 908 369 0490 or by email.

For more information on Somerset Hills YMCA's programs, please contact Duke Munzer at 908 766 7898 x518 or email.

Bridgewater YMCA

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Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)
  • Beginner Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years to above)

    No prerequisite skills. For the beginner swimmer who may not be able to float independently, finds blowing bubbles a challenge and is fearful in deep water.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Intermediate Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)

    Swimmers will learn to develop skills to make freestyle a more restful and relaxing stroke. Drills to work on rotary breathing, flutter kick, elementary backstroke and backstroke are incorporated.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Learn to Dive: Beginner
    Participants learn the proper technique to dive from a springboard. No experience necessary. Divers must be able to swim 25 meters, tread water for 2 minutes and be comfortable entering the water head first.**


    **Younger divers may be accommodated upon evaluation.
  • Learn to Dive: Intermediate/Advanced
    Moving beyond the basics, divers increase their springboard skills. All participants must have instructor's approval to register. Please contact the Welcome Center to schedule an evaluation.
Private Swim Lessons (For members ages 3 years and above)

Swimming is a vital life skill. Understanding water safety and how to swim minimizes the risk of drowning while building self-reliance. The Y’s skilled and patient swim instructors offer lessons for all ages and abilities.

Private Swim Lessons Request Form
Swim Team Clinics (Ages 14 years to 18 years)

  • High School Stroke Clinic (Ages 14 years to 18 years)
    Jump start your High School season by focusing on competitive skills and endurance. Open to current and prospective Swim Team members in grades 8 through 12.


Hillsborough YMCA

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Pre-Teen Swim Lessons (Ages 9 years to 16 years)
  • Pre-Teen Beginner (Ages 9 years to 13 years)

    Equivalent to Youth levels: Polliwog and Tadpole. Participants will learn floating, breath control, and basic freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)
  • Beginner Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)

    No prerequisite skills. Suggested for the person fearful in deep water, finds blowing bubbles a challenge, and/or may not be able to float independently.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Private Swim Lessons (For members ages 3 years and above)

Swimming is a vital life skill. Understanding water safety and how to swim minimizes the risk of drowning while building self-reliance. The Y’s skilled and patient swim instructors offer lessons for all ages and abilities.

Private Swim Lesson Request Form 

Somerset Hills YMCA

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Pre-Teen Swim Lessons (Ages 9 years to 16 years)
  • Pre-Teen Advanced (Ages 9 years to 16 years)

    Equivalent to Flying Fish and Shark at youth level. Must complete 50 yards each of coordinated freestyle, backstroke and breastroke.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.)

Private Swim Lessons (For members ages 3 years and above)

Swimming is a vital life skill. Understanding water safety and how to swim minimizes the risk of drowning while building self-reliance. The Y’s skilled and patient swim instructors offer lessons for all ages and abilities.

Private Swim Lessons Request Form

Somerville YMCA

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Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)
  • Beginner Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)

    No prerequisite skills. Suggested for the person fearful in deep water, finds blowing bubbles a challenge, and/or may not be able to float independently.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Intermediate Swim Lessons (Ages 14 years and above)

    Swimmers will learn to develop skills to make freestyle a more restful and relaxing stroke. Drills to work on rotary breathing, flutter kick, elementary backstroke, and backstroke are incorporated.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Private Swim Lessons (For members ages 3 years and above)
Swimming is a vital life skill. Understanding water safety and how to swim minimizes the risk of drowning while building self-reliance. The Y’s skilled and patient swim instructors offer lessons for all ages and abilities.

Private Swim Lessons Request Form
Swim Team Clinics (Ages 6 years to 14 years)
  • Stroke Clinics (Ages 6 years to 9 years)
    Focuses on competitive strokes and skills in preparation for the Winter season. Open to current and prospective Swim Team members.

  • Stroke Clinics (Ages 10 years to 14 years)
    Focuses on competitive strokes and skills in preparation for the Winter season. Open to current and prospective Swim Team members.