The state of this particular y is deplorable. The swim programs run by the head swim team coach do not care one iota about your child, however they do want your money. My daughter has swam there for 8 years and in that time this coach has done nothing to improve her skills. If your child happens to be a great swimmer then he will give them more attention, he wants elite swimmers and could care less about the others. The head swim team coach is condescending, intimidating and degrading to the kids, he practices verbal and mental abuse, and makes fun of of them. This guy should not be allowed to coach any of the kids. He can't handle criticism by a parent and will take it out on your child. These complaints are true and not from just one child. I usually don't complain but I want other parents to be aware. Also, If your child decides to leave the team he will call them "quitters".
As for the physical condition of the y, its bad. It is very dirty overall, especially on the pool deck and the bottom of the pool. I have seen many of the ymca's in NJ, from all the meets my daughter has swam, and this y is in need of a major refurbishment. I would like to know where all there money goes. Swimming on the team here is very expensive.
Again, be aware and talk to the other parents because they do complain. Attached below is there mission statement and apparently is not followed by the swim team leadership,
Mission Statement (taken from GuideStar.org)
The OCEAN COUNTY YMCA is a charitable, volunteer led public charity that includes men, women and children ofall ages, abilities, incomes, races and religions We are a community service organization serving over 12,000 members We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by putting Judeo/Chnstian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development.
Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)
Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012
Total Revenue $4,261,710
Total Expenses $4,608,716
Review from Guidestar