YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development



Our swimming pool is available to members and guests and usage is subject to scheduling on any particular day. The pool water is heated to 82° all year round and is perfect for lap swim, personal therapy and exercise, and swimming instruction.


The YMCA of Paterson Progressive Swim Program is designed for both swimmers and non-swimmers and runs for four weeks. Sessions begin the first Monday of every month and at the end of the four-week session, there is an evaluation to determine progression to the next level of the program. Scheduling and fees are as follows:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

5:30pm-6:15pm & 6:15pm-7pm Children 5 years and older*

7:00pm-7:45pm Older teenagers and adults

Fee: Members $50 per four week session

Non-Members $100 per four week session

*Children between the ages of 5 and 10 MUST have a parent or guardian present IN THE POOL AREA during swim lessons.


  • Swimming schedules and availabilities are available in the pool area and at the Member Service Desk.
  • Swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool area.
  • Swim caps and swimsuits are required while using the pool. Locker rooms and lockers are available for changing into exercise and swim gear. Changing is not permitted on pool deck, waiting areas, or activity areas.
  • Children under ten (10) years of age must have an adult present in the pool area.
  • Inflatable devices, e.g. swimmies, inflatable life vests, rafts, inner tubes, are not permitted in the pool.
  • Running, pushing, rough play, or activities that infringe on the enjoyment and safety of others are not permitted.
  • Any person either suspected or showing evidence of skin diseases, sores or inflamed eyes, colds, nasal or ear discharge, or any communicable diseases will not be permitted in the pool.

If there are any questions, differences of interpretation or special needs/arrangements, please contact the Member


In 2017, the YMCA of Paterson launched the Mommy & Me Swimming Program. In the past, swim lessons offered at the YMCA if Paterson were geared towards adults, children older than 5 years of age. However, many parents wanted the opportunity to register children younger than 5 years old.

We saw this demand as an opportunity to meet the needs of parents and young children. The Mommy & Me swimming program provides swim lessons to younger children in a smaller aquatic environment. These lessons are specifically catered to children 6 months to 5 years old, and the best part is that children are accompanied by a parent or guardian in the pool!



6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Mommy & Me Registration form

Mommy & Me Information

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all by designing programing which develops healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Read more about our financial assistance under the Healthy & Well Being Center Membership Fee Tab.