Aquatics | Ocean County YMCA
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Have fun, learn new skills and build confidence that lasts a lifetime!

Swimming helps prevent drowning accidents; it gives people of all ages a skill that builds self-esteem.

For over 160 years, the Y has been the nation’s leader in teaching people of all ages to swim, so they can stay safe around water and enjoy the pleasures and health benefits of aquatic environments. At the Y, swimming is a life skill that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.



Please be sure you have an active membership or have signed up as a Non-Member Program Registrant.

Click the image to view Adult Group Fitness, Including Aqua Fitness Session Information

1. Registration cancellations will be honored prior to the start date of the program and will be issued as YMCA credit or can be posted back to original credit/debit card payment. YMCA credits are good for one year from the date of issue and may be used for any fee-based YMCA program.

2. Registration cancellations after the program start date will be refunded with YMCA credit for the cost of the total remaining classes in the program session. These cancellations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with the program director for more information/special accommodations.

3. The YMCA cannot accommodate make-up classes or refunds for classes missed due to personal conflicts.

4. The YMCA reserves the right to combine classes if there is insufficient enrollment or to cancel classes if combining levels is not an option. In the event of a completely cancelled class session, a full refund will be given.

5. If the YMCA cancels a scheduled class during the session (i.e. for inclement weather or pool closures), and a make-up class is not offered, a YMCA credit or refund will be issued.

6. Registration for programs are permitted through the first two weeks of the program session. Any classes missed due to late enrollment will be prorated. Requests to register for a program after the first two weeks of the program session, must be approved by a program director.

There may be situations in which a refund is requested. Refunds are at the discretion of the Directors, with a processing fee of 10% of the refund amount, up to a maximum of $25.00.

It takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks for a refund to be processed and paid out. Credits are available within 10 days upon approval from the Department Director.

Please be aware that YKids and the Tiger Sharks Swim Team have extended credit policies.

Pool Safety Guidelines
All members and guests under the age of 18 must take a swim test.

  • Swimmers ages 8 and under must have a parent or adult guardian in
    the pool at all times. One adult may supervise up to 3 children.
  • Swimmers ages 9-11 must have a parent or adult guardian on the pool
  • Non-swimmers of all ages must have a parent or adult guardian in the
    pool, within arm’s reach, at all times. One adult may supervise up to 3
  • Always walk in the pool area.
  • Food, gum and glass containers are prohibited.
  • Swimsuits are required.
  • Swim diapers must be worn for non-toilet-trained children.
  • Horseplay, wrestling, roughhousing and foul language are not
  • All flotation devices must be Coast Guard approved.
  • Underwater distance swimming and breath-holding are not permitted.
  • For patron safety, lifeguards have final discretion.
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