The Y is America’s favorite swim instructor. At the Somerset Valley YMCA, we provide a year-round aquatics program, both instructional and recreational, for all ages, levels and abilities. Our aquatics program lays a foundation of water skills and safety guidelines so participants can enjoy a lifetime of safe and healthy aquatic activities. There is a great feeling of accomplishment that children and adults acquire when they learn to swim. Our programs are designed to allow members to master skills at their own pace, while encouraging their progress and building self confidence.
Our staff doesn’t just teach swimming and water exercise, they teach the Y character values too, encouraging everyone to achieve their personal best. Best of all, instruction is done in a fun way that keeps both children and adults coming back, resulting in the lifelong enjoyment and health benefits of swimming.
Water exercise, like all exercise programs, leads to good health. Through our group aqua exercise classes that concentrate on mobility, strength and flexibility, we bring seniors together for camaraderie, fellowship and fun.
The Somerset Valley YMCA is also committed to the many positive aspects of competitive swimming & diving. We have a nationally ranked Diving Team, Lords of the Boards. And, we’re proud to be the home of the Hillsborough Hurricanes, Bridgewater Blue Dolphins and the five time NJ State YMCA Champions, Team SVY.
We offer certification classes to help train individuals to become lifeguards, babysitters, and scuba divers. We also offer classes to teach basic First aid and CPR to help keep our community safe.