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YMCA pools
Members of the YMCA Dolphins swim team pose with coach Matt Garifo. From left: Olivia Beck, Tyna Davis, Kazuri Lateef, Garifo, Natalie Shaw and Caitlyn Tagliareni.
Courtesy Paolo Madeira

The YMCA of Montclair will reopen its large and small pools at the Park Street YMCA on Monday, Aug. 3. 

The large pool will be dedicated to lap swim, and the small pool will be dedicated to water exercise and special hours for vulnerable members. Access to the pools is for members only and by advanced reservation. Reservations should be made online via the MotionVibe reservation program

Aquatics programming is being reintroduced in phases. Individual swim lessons will be added to a later date.

Lap swim will be offered to members Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 5:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. Online reservations are required and available at one slot per day per person. Spaces are open in 45-minute increments to allow 15 minutes to clean and sanitize between uses. One swimmer will be allowed per lane. In addition to a lifeguard on site, there will also be a trained staff person on deck to monitor social distancing and cleaning protocols. Registration opens one day in advance for each time slot. 

Water exercise classes for vulnerable populations will be held in the small pool on Mondays and Wednesdays 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 12 to 12:45 p.m. Special lap swim hours for vulnerable members in the small pool will be available 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members must register online for dedicated slots up to a week in advance.

The Dolphins Swim Team, which is affiliated with the YMCA of Montclair, resumed training on June 24 at the Montclair Beach Club.

For more information, including how to register or what to expect at the facility, please visit www.montclairymca.org/reopening

For questions about current aquatics programming, please contact Association Aquatics Director Tammy Como at tcomo@montclairymca.org.