Plainfield Area YMCA, 518 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060, 908-756-6060

Since we first introduced group swimming instruction in 1906, YMCAs across America have carried on a tradition of innovation and excellence in aquatics training and activities. The Plainfield Area YMCA offers a variety of aquatic programs for all ages and fitness levels. 

Our heated indoor pool maintains a temperature between 82-86 degrees. The pool has 3 lanes with a Max depth of 8 feet and Min depth of 3 feet.

We offer the following aquatics programs:

* Swim lessons- Ages 6 mos + up

* Instructional swim programs

* Instructor & lifeguard certification classes

* First Aid & CPR courses/certification


UPCOMING AQUATIC EVENTS

Love to swim?

Enjoy Competition?

Come Join Our Swim Team

The Plainfield Wolverines

 

Mission and Program

 To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. To expose children to teamwork, dedication, and the importance of setting goals and through participation in competitive swimming team.

The swim team opens to children between the ages of 6 to 12 who can swim 1 lap in deep water with an identifiable front crawl /freestyle. (Head in water with knowledge of rotary breathing). Swim practice will be held at the Plainfield Area YMCA.

It’s a 1 session per 8 week swim team training program that runs 6 sessions all year round.

The Swim Team will be in two parts.
Team A: will be the Swim Team
Team B: will be the swim team trainee

 

Member:

from ages 6 to 12yrs for 8 weeks for each session

$65.00

once a week

$100.00

Twice a week

$125.00

Three times a week

$500.00 twice a week, 6 sessions for the whole year

$600.00

Three times a week, 6 sessions for the whole year

Non-member:

from ages 6 to 12yrs for 8 weeks for each session

$85.00

once a week

$125.00

Twice a week

$150.00

Three times a week

$700.00

twice a week, 6 sessions for the whole year

$800.00

Three times a week, 6 sessions

 for the whole year

For additional information on joining the Swim Team,

Contact Elsie Jenkins at 908-756-6060 ext #131


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Current Session: June 29 thru August 22, 2009- FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Next Session: September 7-October 22, 2009

 The Aquatics Department would like to offer swim lessons for your children and your family!!

 Once a week; for 8 weeks. Each lessons is 45min

 

Days and Classes

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Parent and child

 

 

 

 

 

9am

Pre-School

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

10am

Level 1

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

11am

Level 2

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

6pm

6:45pm

12pm

Level 3

 

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

6pm

12pm

Level 4/5

 

6:45pm

 

6:45pm

6pm

12pm

Level 6

 

 

 

 

6pm

12pm

Adult Lesson: Beginner or Intermediate

 

 

7:30pm

 

7:30pm

1pm

Pre-Teen & Teen

6:45pm

 

 

 

 

12pm

 

                                Member: $65.00                 Non-member: $85.00        (Ages 6 months to 15yrs)

                                Member: $85.00                 Non-member: $95.00        (Ages 15yrs and up.)

 

Or

2x a week; for 8 weeks. Each class will be 45min as the following dates above.

 

Member: $100.00               Non-member: $125.00      (Ages 6 months to 15yrs)

Member: $125.00               Non-member: $150.00      (Ages 16 and older)



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BE A LIFEGUARD!!!! 

Plainfield Area YMCA Lifeguard Training

Monday thru Friday June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

9am-5pm

       
All classes are held at the Plainfield Area YMCA and

          Must attend all classes.

 

(Ages 15 Plus)

Participants must pass the following prerequisite:

Complete 15 lengths of the pool

5 Lengths of Front Crawl Stroke

5 Lengths of Breast Stroke

5 Mix of Front Crawl Stroke and Breast Stroke

And a 10 pounds Brick Test.

 

Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills

Be a hero by learning lifesaving skills such as first aid Water rescue and CPR/AED.

Have fun and earn money at a job you love.

 

These jobs are in high demand! Plus, American Red Cross certification is recognized nationwide so you can work anywhere in the U.S. 

 

Possible job placement when passing course.

                             COST:

                          Teen Member:                $200

                          Adult Member:                $210

                          Non-Member:                  $220

                                              

                                            Enroll Today!

Plainfield Area YMCA
518 Watchung Ave.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
                                       For more information contact:

                                                          Elsie Jenkins: 908-756-6060 ext 131

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Swim Leaders Program

 

The S.P.L is for members or non-member ages 11 & 14 and is designed to teach the importance of personal safety and Survival skills in and around the aquatic environment.

Its include accident prevention, general aquatic information, personal aquatic safety information, basic survival skills and principles.

Students will begin learning the basic techniques and mechanics of swimming as well as how to demonstrate and teach each stroke to others.

During the session students will also be certified in First aid, CPR and Basic water Rescue.

This is a 16 hour program that is designed for older children with an interest in becoming lifeguards and/or swimming instructors to start aquatic careers. Students are required to attend all classroom and water sessions.

 

To take the course, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

Be at least 11 years old

Be able to complete the following swimming test:

 Swim 300 yards, including 50 yards each of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, inverted breaststroke (legs only), sidestroke left or sidestroke right

 Tread water for two minutes

 Perform head-first and feet-first surface dives

The cost:

Member: from ages 12 & 14yrs                         $125.00

Non-member: from ages 12 & 14yrs                   $150.00

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Pre-Training for Lifeguard Course:

Anyone with little or no swim from ages 12yrs and older can take the opportunity to build endurance and learn efficient swimming techniques from a Pre-Training Course.

This is highly recommended for anyone taking any future Lifeguard Training Course.

Many participants fail the pre-test for the Course or didn’t learned or know how to swim.

DON’T BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO FAIL AND LOSE THEIR MONEY.

This Session will help you improvement your swimming skills such as the front crawl stroke and breaststroke, and also learn about water safety

This session includes the 300yd swim, brick recovery, and basic water rescues.

To take the course, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

Be at least 12 years old

Be able to complete the following swimming test:

Swim 1 lap in deep water with an identifiable front crawl /freestyle.

This is not a certifications class, and does not guarantee you will pass any Lifeguard course; but it will help you give you the opportunity to become one.

             Member:                      $85.00 

            Non-member:                $95.00

 

If you have any questions about this special or any aquatics programs, please contact:
Elsie Jenkins
908-756-6060 ext. 131

E-mail
ejenkins@plainfieldy.org


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