For Youth Development

Our Youth sports programs run throughout the year. Please check our current program guide for additional details about offerings.

Hello Sports Participants and families
With the Governor of PA closing schools across the state, We at the Pocono Family YMCA Sports will follow suit and postpone our sports programs; Basketball, Soccer, Fencing, Flag Football, Karate, and Tennis until schools reopen. you will be notified of the start-up and of course, we will be crediting all sports accounts to continue with each sport/lesson plans, etc.. when we return to action.  
Thank you for partnering with us to provide the healthiest environment possible for our children to thrive. We appreciate you choosing the Y, and are here to support you and answer questions as needed. The Pocono Family YMCA is deeply committed to the health and wellness of all. We will continue to monitor the situation, communicate openly, and support you and your family by providing safe and nurturing places for everyone we serve. We are stronger together, and together we will get through this.

If you haven't given me your child's shirt size please forward me an email with that information thanks again.

Wayne Jones

Director of Sports and Camps
Pocono Family YMCA
570-421-2525 x139



At the Pocono YMCA, our sports staff, coaches, and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all children and teens reach their full potential.

We leverage the excitement and passion for recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, build character, develop a sense of team, and connect with positive role models.

Please check back for future session dates.


In Y Swim Lessons participants learn and practice new swimming Swimmerskills and feel a sense of achievement from mastering something new that they can enjoy the rest of their lives. While participating in fun water sports and games, children also increase their physical activity levels. Participants in Y Swim Lessons are connected to others in the class, make new friends and recognize new role models. The participants are more comfortable and secure around water, as they learn water safety and improve their swim skills. The Y uses the "bubble belt" system which allows students to build confidence and technique while working their way off floatation devices.

Swim Lesson Information

Classes run in 8 week sessions. Pre-registration is required. Number of classes per session varies.
Parents may remain in the pool area unless they become a distraction to the participants.
NO use of cell phones in pool and NO photo or video allowed.
At the conclusion of lessons all swimmers must exit the pool area to the locker rooms. 
There are NO refunds.  Credits can be issued for illness ONLY and must be accompanied by a physician's note.  These requests should be presented to the Aquatics Director. 

Building strong swimmers &  confident kids

Swim Starters 

• Accompanied by a parent, infants & toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through confidence building experiences. Parents will learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision. (6 months- 3 years)

Level 1
• Water Acclimation Increases comfort with underwater exploration & introduces basic self-rescue skills with assistance from an instructor. Students will learn water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills. (Ages 3 and up)

Level 2
• Water Movement Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Level 3
• Water Stamina Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Level 4
• Stroke Development & Mechanics Students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.



• Youth swimmers can get their feet wet with our introduction to swim team for our youngest members. In Just For Kicks, swimmers will develop and build their swimming skills with one of our swim team coaches. Kids will have fun learning how to race while doing drills to improve technique. (Ages 4-6)


Adult Level

• 13 and up working on basic to advanced swimming skills.

Members: $76.00/session          Non-Members:  $114/session 

*Class will only run if there are 3 or more participants.



The Pocono Family YMCA Offers one-on-one private instructions to help you or your child achieve your swimming goals! Private lessons are 30 minutes long.  These lessons are scheduled based on your availability and the instructor!                                                            

                                                      1 class               3 classes             5 classes

                    Members:                   $25                       $75                   $105

                    Non-Members:           $40                       $120                 $180




 The Pocono Family YMCA Offers 2-3 swimmers with 1 instructor private lessons to help you or your children achieve your swimming goals! Semi-private lessons are 30 minutes long.  These lessons are scheduled based on your availability and the instructor!  

                                                    1 Class                3 Classes              5 Classes

                     Members:                    $40                      $120                     $180
                     Non-Members:            $70                      $210                      $325

Contact Chris for more information or to schedule your lessons- 570-421-2525 Ext 128

Interested in Swim Team?

          Professional, experienced & trained coaches

          Evening & weekend practices

          Swim Meets for all levels

          Practice groups for all levels & interest

          Great friends, great families

          Positive & competitive environment

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The Pocono Family YMCA “Piranhas” Competitive and Developmental Age Group Swimming Team and High School and Middle School training programs operate under the direction of the The Pocono Family YMCA. During the winter season the Piranhas compete in the North Division of the Penn Del League with total team of over 150 swimmers. The Piranhas also attend USA Swimming Meets.

The Piranhas fall, winter and spring home meets are held at The Lehman Intermediate School Pool in Bushkill PA. Practices are conducted at local school pools at various times, Stroudsburg Intermediate School, Lehman Intermediate School, Pocono Mountain High School West and the YMCA. During the summer the Piranhas practice at the 6 lane 25 meter Stroudsburg Park Pool, as well as the 7 lane 25 yard Dansbury Park Pool in East Stroudsburg.


Click below to learn more about sign-ups and tryouts.


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2014-2016, 2018 Girls & Boys Penn Del League Team Champions!

2019 PA Central District Champions:

Victoria Fenn (14) 100 Free (54.27)
Lauren Fenn (17) 100 Back (58.34), 200 Back (2:08.05)
Cailin Campbell (18) - 200 IM (2:10.06)
Sydney Wolbert (10) 100 IM (1:14.92)
Alyssa Kelly (12) 100 Breast (1:12.16)
11-12 Girls 200 Free Relay (1:51.13)
Victoria Kuteras, Rene Halas, Marina Gasgonia, Alyssa Kelly

2019 Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic Champion:

Sydney Wolbert (10) 100 Breast (1:17.12)


Have your child's next birthday at the Y!!

Parties are held on Saturdays or Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm.  These two hour parties include one hour of activity and the second hour in our "party" room. All parties include a PARTY HOST.  Dates fill up fast so schedule early! 

50% of party fee and a $25 cleaning deposit is required at time of booking.  The cleaning deposit will be refunded within 30 days of the party date.  The balance of the payment is due 24 hours before the day of the party. 

Members:  $150 for 20 or less children, $175 for more than 20 children

Non-Members:  $225 for 20 or less children, $250 for more than 20 children



Start your party off right beginning in our pool! Your kids will be allowed to splash and play with all of their friends.
This party includes:
-One hour exclusive use of the pool followed by one hour in our party room

-Includes 20 guests

-Inflatable slide

-A party host to help with set up and clean up

-Includes set-up and clean up


GYM Party

Our gym will become their playpen for this exciting gym party. The first half hour will be free play for the kids to run around and have some fun. The second half hour being an organized activity like kickball, basketball, dodgeball, etc. This party includes:
-One hour exclusive use of 1/2 the gym and one hour in our party room
-Includes 20 guests
-Includes set-up and clean up


Call Chris at 570-421-2525 ext. 128 for more information or to find out how to reserve a date!