The Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair is ‘springing’ into action bringing new programs for youth ages 7-9. These are in addition to their already packed schedule for youth through age 6. Classes will include sports such as track and field and soccer, and creative arts classes like movie making, baking, and creating spa products.
“The YMCA continues to increase program opportunities for all ages giving those individuals youth and families options that suit their schedules, interests and needs. Our staff is so excited to welcome more kids to the Geyer Family Center to learn, explore and try new things,” said Justine Biendon, director of the Geyer Family Branch.
Additionally, beginning with the start of the Spring II session on April 29, both the Geyer Family Branch and Park Street Branches of the YMCA of Montclair will offer swim lessons that are open to the community. Previously, swim lessons at both branches were only open to members, making these changes quite significant and in many cases to come, potentially life saving.
“Water safety is one of our highest priorities and with summer quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to teach kids how to swim and for parents to refresh their own skills,” said Tammy Como, Association aquatics director at the YMCA of Montclair. “We have different levels of classes so there’s something for everyone. Our door is always open and we encourage you to come see for yourself.”
As an established nonprofit committed to youth development, for almost 100 years the Y has been a leader in providing swimming lessons and water safety, including:
“You would be hard pressed to find someplace else in the community with such a long history and deep experience with water safety,” said Como. “With membership no longer a barrier and competitive pricing, we’ve made it easier than ever to take swim lessons at the Y. Beyond its heathy attributes, swimming is a life-saving skill for all.”
Registration for Spring II at both branches begins on April 22. To learn more, visit montclairymca.org.