***If you register for class after Sunday, September 8, 2019, please bring a printed copy of your receipt for admission into class***
Our Aquatics Department has partnered with the Plainsboro Township Recreation Department to offer the Community Aquatic Outreach Program to the residents of Plainsboro/West Windsor. Specially designed for people of all ages and abilities, our classes allow swimmers to develop good habits in, on and near water, become comfortable in the water, learn and refine new skills and become stronger and safer swimmers. Build confidence and self-esteem and improve your overall health in a fun, friendly and safe environment!
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm. There will be 2 lanes available Monday through Friday from 6:30-9:30pm and 2 lanes available Saturday from 1:00-5:30 pm.
Location: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road (enter through door #29)
Session: The Fall 2019 session begins Monday, 9/9, and ends Friday, 12/14.
(Please note: Schedule is subject to change, based on school availability.)
Registration: First-time participants for American Red Cross Learn to Swim levels 2-6 must take a Mandatory swim test at the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North Campus pool at 90 Grover’s Mill Road on Thur. 9/5 and Fri. 9/6 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Online registration is available beginning Wed. 8/15 thru Sun 9/8 at www.ywcaprinceton.org.
Bring: A bathing suit and towel to every class. The first class starts in the pool with pre-course swim evaluation test. You must pass the pre-course test in order to take the class.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: If you withdraw from a class seven business days or more before the start of class, your refund is 100%, less registration and processing fee. If you withdraw fewer than seven business days before the start of class, you receive NO refund.
Make-up Class Policy: Due to class size limitations, only two make-ups are allowed in a session. A make-up consists of any class that is not the one for which the participant is registered. After two make-ups, if a student comes, he/she will not be allowed to take that class. No make-ups are allowed during the first week of the session (Mon. 9/9-Sat. 9/14) and the last week of the session (Mon. 12/9-Sat. 12/14).
Class Observation Policy: Parents are invited to stay on the bleachers in the pool area to observe the skills being taught in their children’s swim classes. We ask that parents do not disrupt the class in progress, as it distracts both instructor and students. If parents have questions, please see the instructor before or after class.
Inclement Weather: Call the YWCA Princeton after 4 p.m. weekdays or on Saturdays after 12 noon at 609-497-2100, ext. 323. When the school district closes, Aquatic programs are cancelled for that day. In cases of inclement weather, make-up lessons and credits are not available.
For more information: Please contact the YWCA Princeton Director of Youth Programs at 609-497-2100, x 323, and ask for Tara O’Shea.
Pool closings: Monday, 9/30; Wednesday, 10/9; Thursday, 11/7 through Saturday, 11/9; and Wednesday, 11/27 through Saturday, 11/30.
NOTE: No make-up classes are scheduled for pool closings. Note adjusted class schedules and fees in class descriptions. When WW-P High School North is closed, the YWCA Aquatic Outreach program is closed.
- Family Lap Swim
- Adult Lap Swim
- Youth/Senior* Lap Swim
*Youth Lap Swim minimum age is 14, senior minimum is 62.
- Guest Pass (One person per day)
- Preschool (ages 3 ½ – 6 years)
Children swim without parent. Instructors place children in the first class according to swim ability.
- Special Needs Swim Lesson-formerly Adapted Aquatics (ages 6-15)
Designed for the child who is mentally or physically challenged. Qualified instructors teach basic safety skills. Class size is limited.
*Adapted Aquatics for the YWCA Princeton/Plainsboro Outreach Program receives funding support from Plainsboro Township through the N.J. State Department of Community Affairs ROID.
- Competitive Swim Clinic (ages 13+)
This clinic will focus on specific fundamentals and techniques to help even the most seasoned swimmer achieve better results in the water. Instructors will teach advance race strategies and attitudes for respective competitive swimming events. This Clinic is for pre-competitive and competitive level “career” swimmers. It helps a swimmer to develop a racing edge and proper attitude in their respective competitive swimming events. Participants will begin with a dry-land (on-deck) warm-up (5-6pm), followed by the water portion (6-7:45pm). Water time will include warm up and water workout with demonstrations, instructions, and analysis of skills performed by our participants. Upon completion of our skills set we cool-down our participants.
- Competitive Swim Clinic (ages 9+)
This clinic will focus on teaching progressive and advanced skills in all 4 strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke). This clinic is designed for novice, pre-competitive, and competitive level swimmers. Our goal for this clinic develops a well-rounded swimmer by emphasizing all 4 strokes.
- Pre-Competitive Swim Clinic (ages 9+)
The Pre-Competitive Program is a swim clinic for children ages 9 and up. Have the ability to swim at least 10 yards comfortably by themselves and are ready for advanced technique instruction in kicking, breathe control, rotary breathing, freestyle, and backstroke. It includes basic stroke instruction, turns, starts and introduction to racing. Swimmers are placed on age and abilities. Classes are held twice a week for 7 weeks.
- Special Needs Stroke Clinic (ages 10-23)
This class is for students with special needs who can swim 25 yards of front and back crawl. They will work on improving skills in a small group setting (swim test required by Director).
- Teenage Lessons (ages 13 + 14)
For non-swimmers and beginners in Level 1.
- Adult Lessons (ages 15 and older)
For non-swimmers, beginners, and more advanced swimmers (Levels 1-3)
- Youth Lessons (ages 6-15) American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program
At the first class, students will be screened by certified instructors and placed in a class that meets individual needs. Tests for American Red Cross certification are included at the end of the session.
- Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
- Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
- Level 3: Stroke Development
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement
- Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Offered Certain Sessions
- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
- American Red Cross Lifeguarding
- American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review
*Please bring a bathing suit and towel to every class. The first class starts in pool with pre-course swim evaluation test. You must pass the pre-course test in order to take the class.
Fall session begins in September
Winter session begins in January
Spring session begins after WW-P Spring Break
Summer session begins in June