The Fall “back to school” season is a great time for everyone to learn and grow at the Westfield Area YMCA! Register now for the Fall 1 session beginning September 3. 

Classes are available for novice and experienced swimmers of all ages.  The YMCA group swim lesson program helps foster a sense of achievement as each swimmer progresses, resulting in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming.  Free swim level assessments are available.

Fall Leagues and team offerings include T-Ball (ages 4-6 yrs.), Ultimate (elementary and middle school) and Flyers Cross Country (grades 2-8). New this year is a fall season for the 3rd and 4th-grade mini-travel basketball league.  Basketball Clinics are in store for athletes ages 4-grade 7 in preparation for Winter basketball leagues, also registering now!  New youth sports classes include Racquetball, Games, Travel Basketball Prep and Sport Sampler.  Teens can attend the new Stretch and Conditioning class and Agility Training.

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Adults and youth can register for Tae Kwon Do and dance classes.  Adults can also take advantage of land and water group exercise classes.  New group exercise classes this session include: Barre Fusion, Cardio Kickbox, H.I.T.T. It with Yoga and Total Body Circuit.   New for active older adults is a Beginner String Instrument class on Thursdays from 12:30-2:00PM and Basics of Playing a Bridge Hand on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00PM. A day trip to New York City’s High Line is scheduled for October 2.

The Westfield Area YMCA continues to offer programs for special populations including people with special needs and those who have specific health issues such as Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis and Arthritis.

For information on all the classes, programs, leagues and events offered at the Westfield Area YMCA, visit www.westfieldynj.org or the Main Y Facility Welcome Center located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield. The Welcome Center can also be reached at 908-301-YMCA (9622).

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.