Hamilton Area YMCA

Aquatics at Hamilton Area YMCA

At the Y, we believe that swimming is a life skill.
Because of our reach and long history with aquatic programs, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the United States.

For Kids
Y swim lessons stress positive values and give kids the opportunity to practice them, growing kids’
self-esteem and self-worth, while they have a great time.

For Adults
Y swim lessons help adults who want to learn by increasing their knowledge, ability, and stamina to build stamina. Our certified, caring staff is trained to handle swimmers of all abilities and all ages.

For All
The Y’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our approach differs because we use skill-based instruction that maximizes physical activity, emphasizes safety, and elevates character development to engage families in our community.

For more information, contact Aquatic Director Nicole Bizuga at 609.581.9622 ext. 128 or nbizuga@hamiltonymca.org or Kathy DeCavalcante at 609.581.9622 ext. 124 or kdecavalcante@hamiltonymca.org.

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Program Dates

  • Spring I: February 26 - April 22.
No classes on Easter Sunday, April 1.

Registration Dates

Facility & Facility Plus Member Registration:
  • Spring I - February 12
Program & New Member Registration:
  • Spring I - February 19

Swim Evaluations

Current Swimmers will be evaluated during their session for the appropriate stage placement.
New/Returning Swimmers are strongly recommended to attend a swim evaluation prior to registering for a stage.

Evaluations will be offered beginning February 1, during the following times:
Monday - Friday 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Swim Lesson Selector

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Swim Lesson Selector

If you need help determining which swim lesson is right for you and/or your family, click here for our Swim Lesson Selector.

Policy Reminders

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Showering Policy

Every swimmer must shower before entering the water (NJ State Law 8:26 – 5.4). This means that a full-body shower with a soaked bathing suit is required before entering the pool. Use the locker room showers or the warm water hose on the back wall of the pool deck.

Make-up, Unforeseen Closure & Cancellation Policy

Make-up lessons will be offered for weather, maintenance, and emergency related closings. The Aquatics Department will provide a schedule to parents with dates and times for make-up classes. Credits will not be issued if a participant missed the make-up class.

Refunds/credits/make ups will not be issued for missed classes. However if a class is cancelled due to weather, maintenance or emergency related closure, we will make every attempt to reschedule. All refunds/credits must be made within the same session.

Age Policy

Members age 8 and under must be accompanied in the pool by an adult member age 18 or over. All non-swimmers must have a parent in the pool and parents must be within arm’s distance of the child at all times. Children who need a flotation device are not allowed in the deep end without a parent.

Swim Starters

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A - Water Discovery

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.


  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 1AQJDIS2 JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $46 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1AQJDIS3 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJDIS4 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Fr 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 1AQJDIS1 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJDIS5 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJDIS6 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15

B - Water Exploration

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • Exploration A- Ages 19-30 months
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 1AQJEXA5 JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $46 / $15
    Tu 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJEXA2 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJEXA3 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJEXA4 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Fr 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJEXA1 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJEXA6 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
  • Exploration B - ages 2.5 - 4
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJEXB2 JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $46 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJEXB7 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    We 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJEXB5 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Th 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 1AQJEXB3 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1AQJEXB4 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJEXB1 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJEXB6 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15

Swim Basics


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1 - Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.
  • Acclimation A Ages 2.5-3
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJACA1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACA2 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACA3 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACA15 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJACA6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACA7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACA8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJACA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACA9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACA10 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACA11 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJACA12 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJACA17 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJACA16 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACA13 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJACA18 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACA14 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Acclimation B Ages 4-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACB1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACB2 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACB3 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACB15 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJACB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJACB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACB7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACB8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACB9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACB10 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACB11 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJACB12 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJACB16 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACB13 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACB14 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Acclimation C Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACC1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACC4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACC5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACC6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJACC9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACC7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACC8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Acclimation D Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACD1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACD2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACD3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJACD4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJACD5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

2 - Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.

  • Movement A Ages 3-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM 1AQJMVA1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMVA2 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJMVA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMVA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJMVA10 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJMVA6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJMVA11 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMVA7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJMVA8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMVA9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Movement B Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVB1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJMVB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMVB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJMVB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJMVB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJMVB7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMVB8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMVB9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Movement C Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJMVC1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    We 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJMVC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMVC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJMVC4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

3 - Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.
  • Stamina A Ages 3-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJSTA1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJSTA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSTA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSTC1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJSTA9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJSTA10 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJSTA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTA6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSTC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJSTC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJSTA7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJSTA8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJSTC4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Stamina B Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTB1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJSTB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSTB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJSTB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJSTB8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJSTB7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Stamina C Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
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Swim Strokes


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4 - Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.


  • Introduction A Ages 5-8
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINA1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJINA8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJINA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJINA6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJINA7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Introduction B Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJINB1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJINB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJINB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJINB9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJINB7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJINB8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

5 - Stroke Development

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.

  • Development A Ages 5-8
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJDVA6 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJDVA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJDVA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJDVA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Development B Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJDVB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJDVB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJDVB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJDVB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

6 - Stroke Mechanics

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.

  • Mechanics A Ages 5-8
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEA1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMEA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJMEA6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJMEA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Mechanics B Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMEB1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJMEB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMEB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJMEB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMEB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Pre-Teen/Teen Pathways

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Aquatic Conditioning (ages 8 - 12)

Aquatic Conditioning is one offering from the competitive pathway students can pursue following YMCA Swim Lessons.  The program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJTAC1 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJTAC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJTAC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Endurance, Sports, Games (ages 8 - 12)

Endurance, Sports, and Games is one offering from the recreation pathway students can pursue following YMCA Swim Lessons. The program continues to build endurance on all major competitive strokes and encourages aquatic sports and games as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJTESG1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJTESG2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJTESG3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Teen Beginner Lessons (ages 13 - 17)

Non-swimmers and beginners who have basic skills in the water will learn technique and build confidence through various activities. Instructors work on individual needs in a group setting.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJTBSL3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJTBSL1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJTBSL2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Teen Intermediate Lessons (ages 13 - 17)

Prerequisite: Complete Teen Beginner. Intermediate swimmers will learn how to make their strokes more efficient.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJTISL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Precompetitive (ages 9 - 17)

This course is for swimmers who can swim all four strokes and competitive swimmers who are not able to commit to a team.


  • Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJPC1 JKR -JKR Branch $74 / $53 / $15
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJPC2 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
    We 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJPC4 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJPC6 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJPC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJPC5 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
  • Ages 13-17
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
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Spring Stroke Clinic

We will also be offering a 16-week, session-based clinic beginning with our Spring session. Classes will run from February 26 - June 13 on Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration will be done with each session. Sign up for one or both days!

Facility/Facility Plus Members: $140 
Program/Non-Members: $160

*Stroke Clinic participants ages 16+ will receive a $50 discount on a lifeguard course.

For more information, please contact Nicole Bizuga at 609.581.9622 ext. 128 or nbizuga@hamiltonymca.org.

  • Monday Class
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
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  • Wednesday Class
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
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Private/Semi-private

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Private Lessons (ages 3+)

Class time: 30 minutes

These swim lessons are available for individuals who need help reaching a specific goal.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP12 JKR -JKR Branch $203 / $158 / $158
    Mo 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP3 JKR -JKR Branch $203 / $158 / $158
    Mo 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP4 JKR -JKR Branch $203 / $158 / $158
    Tu 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJP6 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJP17 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Tu 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJP22 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    We 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP19 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    We 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP5 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    We 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP2 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Th 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJP8 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJP9 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Th 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJP11 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Fr 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP20 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Fr 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP18 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Fr 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP14 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM 1AQJP13 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJP15 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 1AQJP21 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJP16 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 1AQJP7 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM 1AQJP10 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Su 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 1AQJP1 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJP24 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Su 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJP25 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Su 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJP23 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Su 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJP26 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180

Semi-Private Lessons (ages 3+)

Class time: 30 minutes

Must have 2 to register. Semi-private classes allow a maximum of two participants; instructors will work to meet the individual needs of each swimmer. 

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP1 JKR -JKR Branch $117 / $91 / $91
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1AQJSP18 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJSP8 JKR -JKR Branch $117 / $91 / $91
    Mo 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP14 JKR -JKR Branch $117 / $91 / $91
    Tu 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJSP3 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Tu 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSP15 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Tu 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJSP6 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    We 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP4 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    We 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJSP2 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    We 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP16 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Th 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJSP11 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Th 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSP5 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Th 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJSP17 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Fr 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP7 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Fr 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP19 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Sa 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 1AQJSP10 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Sa 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 1AQJSP23 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Sa 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJSP22 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Sa 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJSP9 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJSP13 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Su 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJSP12 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Su 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJSP21 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Su 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM 1AQJSP20 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Registration in person only.

Adult

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Adult Beginner Lessons (ages 18+)

Non-swimmers and beginners who have basic skills in the water will learn technique and build confidence through various activities. Instructors work on individual needs in a group setting.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJABSL6 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Tu 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJABSL3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJABSL2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM 1AQJABSL4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJABSL5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM 1AQJABSL1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJABSL7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Adult Intermediate Lessons (ages 18+)

Intermediate swimmers should have the basic technique of the strokes. Instructors will improve on the swimmers’ stroke effectiveness. Ideal for swimmers looking to get back into swimming!

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM 1AQJAISL1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJAISL2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Ai Chi (ages 18+)

Class time: 60 minutes

This shallow water class consists of traditional Ai Chi movements with water exercise. Ai Chi provides a great way to improve posture, balance, and flexibility.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Fr 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQJAC JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $47 / $15

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Class time: 60 minutes

This non-aerobic exercise program includes exercises to increase flexibility and range of motion and decrease pain and stiffness.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJAF1 JKR -JKR Branch $56 / $42 / $15
    We 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJAF2 JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $47 / $15

Active Older Adult

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AOA Grandparent & Tot Swim

Experience the joy of seeing your grandchild blow bubbles, kick and paddle in the water as you participate in the learning process through songs and games in the pool. For children ages six months to five years.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 1AOAJGTS JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15

AOA Intermediate Swim

This course is designed to improve physical fitness and increase endurance in the pool. Become more proficient in a variety of strokes and improve your deep-water skills.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 1AOAJNIS JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15

AOA Novice Swim

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! Develop more confidence and an appreciation for all the health benefits that swimming has to offer.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 1AOAJNIS JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15

SKOR (Special Needs) Swim Lessons

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Tadpole 1 - Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

  • Acclimation A ages 3-6
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1SKJTACA JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
  • Acclimation B ages 7-10
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1SKJTACB JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15

Tadpole 2 - Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

  • Movement A Ages 3-6
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM 1SKJTMVA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM 1SKJTMVB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Movement B Ages 7-10
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Tadpole 2 - Stamina A

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

  • Stamina A Ages 3-6
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Tadpole 3 - Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

  • Stamina B Ages 7-10
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 1SKJTSTB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Teen (ages 11 - 18)

Swimmers will learn the basics of swimming, how to be safe around water and how to enhance their abilities.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 1SKJTT JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Homeschool Swim Lessons

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Homeschool Swim (ages 5 - 9)

School age swimmers will benefit from our morning lessons. Students will swim for 45 minutes and focus on stroke development and personal growth.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJHSS JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Boy Scout/Girl Scout Badge Swims

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Boy/Girl Scout Badge Swims

We offer scouts an opportunity to meet their water requirements for their badge or camp. A staff member will assist in organizing your swim/game. 

Fee: $5 per scout. For more information, contact Aquatic Director Nicole Bizuga at 609.581.9622 ext. 128 or nbizuga@hamiltonymca.org.