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The Gateway Family YMCA offers Aquatic Programming at 2 of our Branches in Rahway and Union:

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Benefits of our Program

    Safe and Secure Facilities
    Trained and compassionate staff
    Private Swim Lessons
    Parent-Child swim classes
    Pre-School progressive programs
    Youth progressive swim programs
    Beginner and Intermediate adult swim lessons
    Adult water exercise (including Arthritis classes)
    Family recreational swim times
    Member lap swim times
    Lifeguard certification courses
    Birthday parties
    Competitive swim team (The Rapids)
    Non-Competitive Pre-Team (The Riptides)

The Gateway Family YMCA Swimming Pools

The Gateway Family YMCA offers pools at 2 of our branches. There is a 6 lane pool in Rahway, NJ at the Rahway Branch, and a 4 lane pool in Union, NJ at the Five Point Branch. Both facilities have recreational swim times, lap swim, exercise classes, swim instruction, birthday parties and organized activities.

Swim Team

The Gateway Family YMCA Swim Team is located at the Rahway Branch and represents members from the entire association. For more information on the Swim Team, please contact Megan Sweeney at 732 388 0057 extn 3238. The Rahway Branch also offers swim clinics for all competitive swimmers and children in the Fish or Shark level of swim lessons to refine their technique.

Swim Lessons

The Gateway Family YMCA offers swim lessons at both the Five Points and Rahway Branches for all ages. Swim lesson programs include parent-child swim classes, pre-school swim lessons, school age, teen and adult swim lessons for all levels of swimmers. Private swim lessons are also offered, and can be adapted to challenge all ages and levels. Private swim coaching is also available at the Rahway Branch.

The Gateway Family YMCA - Five Points Branch offers swim lessons in Union, NJ The Gateway Family YMCA - Rahway Branch offers swim lessons in Rahway, NJ

Water Exercise Classes

The Gateway Family YMCA offers water exercise classes at both the Five Points and Rahway Branches. Water exercise classes are a great way to exercise while lessening the impact on your joints. This is especially helpful for those seeking the ability to exercise without jarring their joints.

Birthday Parties

Pool Birthday Parties are available to members of the community all year round! Contact your local branch for options and details.

Pool Rentals

Looking for a fun place to host a private party, family reunion, church or scout event or just want to have the pool to yourself? Contact either the Five Points or Rahway location for details and options. The possibilities and fun are endless! Rent the pool today.

Certification Headquarters

The Gateway Family YMCA is pleased to offer American Red Cross courses in Lifeguard Certification, CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, AED and Oxygen Administration Certification.

The Lifeguard Certification course is offered at both the Five-Points and Rahway branches. These courses allow members to give back to the community by helping to make swimming safer for others, as well as increasing their employment opportunities, expanding their confidence and growing their skills. Please contact the branches for upcoming course information to become a Certified Lifeguard today!

CPR and First Aid Certification classes are available in Elizabeth, Rahway and Union, NJ.