Seniors Aquatics

Here at the Y, seniors can take the plunge into better health, too! We have a range of adult aquatics programs including swim instruction, stroke improvement and aqua aerobics.


  • Adult Beginner 1 & 2
    The Adult Beginner 1 level is for adults and teens 13 years of age and older who have had no previous swim or water experience. They will work on getting comfortable in the water, rhythmic breathing, floating and the fundamentals of proper arm stroke and kick. The goal of this level is for the participant to be able to swim with proper arm stroke and kick before moving to the Adult Beginner 2 level. The Adult Beginner 2 level begins deep water adjustment. Participants must be able to float. This class will perfect proper arm stroke and kick and swimmers will begin rotary breathing. Classes 300, 301, 302, and 304 are combination classes for both Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 swimmers. Class 303 is for Beginner 2 level only.
  • Adult Intermediate
    The Adult Intermediate Level is for adults and teens 13 years of age and older who are comfortable in deep water and can swim 25yds front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke. They will work on refining these strokes, increasing endurance and learning breaststroke. The goal of this level is for the participant to become totally deep water safe, proficient in these strokes and an independent lap swimmer.
  • Aqua Jogging / Waterworks

    Aquajogging is deep water, no impact running (flotation devices provided) and improves cardiovascular fitness. Waterworks is shallow water exercise that improves strength, flexibilty and balance. Part of our Fitness Workout Package.

  • Aquacise

    Vigorous, low impact shallow water aerobic workout that improves cardiovascular fitness combined with exercises that increase strength, flexibility and balance.  Part of our Fitness Workout Package.

  • AquaFit

    Shallow and deep water exercises (flotation devices provided) that tone and improve range of motion, cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength. Part of our Fitness Workout Package.

  • Backyard Pool Program

    Learn to swim at home with the Ridgewood YMCA's Backyard Pool Program, the largest backyard pool program in Northern NJ!  Additional details here.

  • Lifeguard Training

    Learn the skills and knowledge required to become a lifeguard, including how to recognize, prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. Click here for further info.

  • Masters Swimming
    Coached workouts with regular practice and schedule; improves stroke technique, endurance and motivation with the opportunity for competition at meets. Must have coach's aprpoval before enrolling.
  • Pool Rentals

    Use our pools or gym facilities and have a ball!  Ridgewood Y pools and gym facilities are available for parties and
    to schools, church and scout groups.  Enjoy exclusive use of one or two 25-yard indoor heated pools, a full sized gym and accompanying rooms for your food and refreshments.  For further info, please contact Ray Dewire at 201 444 5600 x392

  • Private Swim Lessons

    Our private swim lessons are perfect for any level, from novice to advanced swimmer! Lessons are offered once per week for seven weeks for swimmers at all levels. Please click here for further info.