SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY | YMCA of Middletown



Group Swim Lessons

Our Y recognizes that swimming is an important life skill for anyone at any age. Participating in swimming lessons at the Y builds self-confidence, gives both kids and adults the opportunity to have fun discovering what they can achieve, and incorporates water safety skills that one day could save a life. The Y offers classes for everyone and our trained instructors do their best to make sure everyone feels safe and successful in our program. The appropriate swimming group is chosen based on age and ability.


Parent & Child Swimming Lessons (Ages 6 months - 3 years)

It's important for parents to form reasonable and healthy expectations for their infant/toddler when it comes to swimming and water safety. At the Y, we use songs, games and activities to increase the level of trust between parents and their children in the water, creating a positive experience, while introducing basic aquatic safety precautions to both parent and child. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes. (Ratio: 1 Instructor to 10 Infant/Child Pairs)


Preschool Swimming Lessons (Ages 3 years - 5 years)

In the Y's preschool aquatics program, children develop fundamental swimming skills that set the foundation for swimming to become a lifelong activity. Our progressive swimming program includes 4 levels of instruction using age appropriate activities to teach swimming and water safety skills. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes. (Ratio: 1 Instructor to 5 Children)

1 Pike - Beginner: Non-swimmer
2 Eel - Advanced beginner: Non-swimmer, comfortably submerges face under water
3 Ray - Intermediate: Comfortable in the water, almost swims independently
4 Starfish - Advanced: Swims independently


Youth Swimming Lessons (Ages 6 years - 12 years)

Through a progression of 6 swimming levels, children develop the skills they need to become safe, strong, and proficient in the water. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. (Polliwog - Minnow Ratio: 1 Instructor to 8 Children / Fish-Shark Ratio: 1 Instructor to 10 Children)

1 Polliwog - Beginner: Non-swimmer
2 Guppy - Advanced beginner: Comfortable in the water & cabable of swimming 20 feet
3 Minnow - Intermediate: Swims independently, learning front & back crawl
4 Fish - Advanced #1: Able to swim 20 yards front crawl & back crawl, learning elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
5 Flying Fish - Advanced #2: Refining all strokes & building endurance
6 Shark - Advanced #3: Proficient at all strokes, building endurance and learning turns


Teen & Adult Swimming Lessons (Ages 13 years & Older)

It’s never too late to learn. Lessons are available for every ability level, from the non-swimmer who is terrified of the water to the lap swimmer just looking to improve their strokes. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. (Ratio: 2 Instructors to 10 Adults)

Click here to view the upcoming or current program session and to learn how to register.


Private Swim Lessons

Looking for a more intense and individualized swimming lesson?

Private Lessons - Work one-on-one with one of our swimming instructors and schedule sessions around a more flexible schedule (30 minutes).

Semi Private Lessons - Its more fun to learn with a friend. Semi private lessons can be arranged for two swimmers of the same swimming ability.

Both private & semi private lessons can be arranged for either 30 minutes or 1 hour, however, the 1 hour lessons are only recommended for the more advanced swimmers looking to build endurance and focus on technique.


Please contact Danielle McAvinue (Aquatics Director) at 845 344 9622 ext. 253 or dmcavinue@middletownymca.org to make arrangements.


Family Swim

Family Swim is a recreational swim time where families enjoy quality time playing together in our pool. Swim bubbles, noodles and  pool toys are available. For safety reasons, inflatable floats and rafts are not permitted in our pool. Please view our pool schedule at the top of this page for the current Family Swim Schedule.

Family Swim Rules:

  • All children age 7 and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
  • Children ages ages 8-12 who can not swim independently must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
  • Children ages 8-12 who can swim independently must have an adult present on the pool deck at all times.
  • Non-swimmers of any age are not permitted in the deep end of the pool unless wearing a lifejacket/bubble and accompanied by an adult.
  • Swimmers will be evaluated by a lifeguard before being permitted to swim in water deeper than their own chest level.

Please click here to be directed to our Aquatics page where you can view the current pool schedule.



Improve skills, make new friends, be active, try something new – play a sport at the Y.

Our YMCA offers a variety of instructional sports programs for all ages, from parent and child programs for infants to Red Ball Tennis for seniors. Programs offered as well as schedules and fees vary by branch and season.



Instructional Sports Classes (Seasonal):

Click here to be redirected to our PROGRAMS page where you can view the current program guide for each of our branches.


Competitive Youth/Teen Sports:

Barracudas Swim Team
Lady Elite Volleyball


Teen/Adult Sports Leagues:

Men’s Basketball League
Adult Volleyball League



Beat the Streets


The YMCA opens its doors on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday of every month (October-June) from 7:00pm-10:00pm, to provide youth ages 10-17 an alternative from the streets and offers them opportunities to participate in  fun, safe, productive activities:

Basketball - Swimming - Exercise & Workouts - Chess - Board Games - Ping Pong - Foosball
Arts & Crafts - Dances - Trips - Xbox Kinect - Wii - Video Game Tournaments - Dodgeball - and MORE!

YMCA Members attend for FREE.
All others are just $2 per night.

For more information contact:
Aimee Saez
845 956 1491

Kids Night Out

Performing Arts


Love the Arts? – Sing, Play and Perform with the Y and its many classes!

Stage Drama

Develop the social skills and confidence needed to enhance dramatic performances.


Join the Y’s choir! Learn vocal performance, harmony, music theory and perform at community events.
Note: Participants must commit to fundraise through ticket sales.


Express yourself through movement and music through hip-hop, jazz, ballet and other dance styles.

Instrumental Ensemble

This program is for experienced musicians of any level and with any instrument. Bring your instument and your music stand, and together the group will inspire the community through their music.

Music Appreciation

Enter the world of music with this introduction to
music theory,vocal performance and basic instruments
such as bells, kazoos, recorders and other percussion instruments.

Intro to Studio

Recording and making your own music. Learn the basics of engineering a studio recording session, while making and recording your own music. Class maximum of 6 participants.

Violin – Group Lessons

Master the fundamentals of playing the violin. Please bring your own violin.


Learn to play African Drums and other percussion instruments in a gorup. Children and adults are encouraged to participate – what a great way to spend time together as a family. Drumming involves memory and relieves stress.

Visit our PROGRAMS page to explore Performing Arts programs at the Y near you or contact
Maximilian Mezetin
347 869 5316

Birthday Parties


Host a party at the Y.

The family of the guest of honor is responsible for
decorations, food, refreshments, cake, and any activities in the party room.
Our Birthday Party Coordinator will be there to assist you in decorating and organizing the party.
John’s of Arthur Ave, in Middletown, offers a special birthday party rate of $9 per pie.
Delivery is available. To place your order call 845-467-4712

  • Parties should be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to availability.
  • Fee includes 15 guests, NOT including the guest of honor.
  • Parties may be hosted for more than one guest of honor for a fee of $20.
  • Additional guests may be included at a fee of $5/guest to be paid on the day of the party.
  • Each guest receives a YMCA Water Bottle.
  • A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve a date.
  • All parties must be paid in full before the party date.



Make your next party a splash by hosting a pool party at the YMCA of Middletown.

Saturday or Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Danielle McAvinue
845 956 1549



AGES: 6-12

Need some room for the kids to run around? Book a youth sports/Kids Fit party in the
gymnasium or the Lyons Sports & Fitness Center at the YMCA of Middletown and we’ll organize all the games.

Activities Available:
Sports-Gymnastics-Rock Wall
Fitness Challenges & MORE

Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Kevin Dorelus OR Brittany Binnie
845 395 1021


AGES: 2-5

Book a party for your little one at The Center where many party options are available.

Activities Available:
Soft Play Room, Arts & Crafts, Gym Games & MORE

Call for availability.

Sherri Tironi
845 956 1546



Celebrate a special event at the YMCA of Sullivan County. Year-round indoor and outdoor activities can accommodate most special events from birthday parties to family reunions. Hiking trails, a low ropes course, an outdoor children’s nature play area and much more awaits your guests.

Call for availability.

Melinda Gwiozdowski
845 395 1024