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Community Programs

Open and close the drawers below to find out more information about our Community Aquatic Programs!

Birthday Parties

We host children’s pool birthday parties at the Student Recreation Center! You bring the food, decorations and music and we’ll provide two lifeguards, the party room, the pool toys and two staff members to help facilitate pool games! All children must be five (5) years or older in order to swim, regardless of whether they are accompanied by an adult. Children under five may attend, but are not permitted in the pool area. Children must be toilet trained.
  • One hour of pool time, one hour of party time: $200.00 for up to 30 swimmers.
  • Additional hour of Pool/Party Time: $115.00.
  • A $50.00 damage deposit is required with each booking. Permitting there is no damage, the $50.00 will be returned after your party.
  • Parties are typically held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • During the summer, parties are held at 3 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday.
  • All parties are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, to reserve a date, or to set up a tour, please contact the Campus Recreation Aquatics Office at SRCAquatics@montclair.edu.

Learn to Swim

We currently are not holding any Learn to Swim sessions. 

Sign up for the community programs mailing list to keep up to date.

Parents: look over the FAQ for procedures and information prior to your first visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Group Lessons: The program is designed to make student placement more efficient, and to ensure each individual class is comprised of like-skilled participants. Parents will enroll their children in one of two groups: ages five to eight and eight to 13. On the first day of lessons, the instructors will divide the entire class into individual groups. The youngest, beginner group will have a ratio of 1:3 (instructor to participants). More advanced groups will be 1:4 or 1:5. These individual groups will be divided based on skill, not age, so it is unlikely siblings will end up with the same instructor, although it is possible.

Private Lessons: A private lesson is typically one-on-one instruction that is scheduled according to your availability and the instructor’s. Semi-private lessons, which are two students to one instructor, are also available. Three 30-minute lessons cost $105.00 and six 30-minutes lessons are $210.00. Three semi-private lessons are $150.00 and six semi-private lessons cost $255.00.

Questions or Concerns: Contact Aquatics at SRCaquatics@montclair.edu or call 973-655-3349

Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refunds will be given within 10 days of the class start date. A 75% refund will be given if the cancellation is made more than 10 days before the start date.


  • Parents sign up for a time and fill out a waiver when signing up.
  • Register Online, in the Main Office or over the phone 973-655-3340.

First day:

  • Check in at the front desk.
  • Drop participants off with instructor.
  • Instructors divide children into groups based on skill.

Parking Information: All guests of Montclair State University must pay for parking while on campus, and our courses have been reduced in cost to reflect this. All guests that do not have a Montclair State University parking permit may use any parking stall labeled “M” (for metered). Payment for parking can be made at the parking kiosk located near the handicapped parking stalls, or over the phone using the Pay By Phone system. If you plan on using the Pay by Phone system, it is recommended that you register in advance of your lessons, to expedite the parking process. You can register your car and credit card at on the Pay by Phone website and then call or use the Pay By Phone app to pay to park.

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Sports Squirts

Sports Squirts is a great way to introduce your child to exciting sports games. All of our programs listed below take place in safe, structured environments where core components of the game are taught through a series of games and activities designed to capture the imagination of all players.

Learn More about Sports Squirts