Swim Lessons - Preschool (ages 3-5)

There are two categories for children ages 3 to 5, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes.

  • Swim Basics (Stage 1, 2 and 3) develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages.  Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.
  • Swim Strokes (Stage 4) introduces and refines the stroke technique.  Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Our Aquatics staff members are available to answer any questions about the swim program and to help place your child at the appropriate swim level.

Senior Director for Aquatics, Kelly Wagner
412-741-9622 ext. 110 or [email protected] 

Paula Kwalick, Aquatics Coordinator
412-741-9622 ext. 134 or [email protected]

Stage 1- Water Acclimation

All Locations
7/7/21 - 10/23/21
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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water during stage 1.  This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.  Classes are held in the Warm Water Pool.

Location: Warm Water Pool


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Members and Non-Members 7/15/21 8/2/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 90.00
Members ONLY 8/23/21 8/29/21 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00-
Members and Non-Members 8/30/21 10/1/21 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/07/21 - 07/28/21
July 2021 - We - 10:00 am - 10:35 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/05/2021
07/08/21 - 07/29/21
July 2021 - Th - 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/05/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:05 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/07/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 10:45 am - 11:20 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/08/2021
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/27/2021
08/03/21 - 08/19/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/27/2021
09/14/21 - 10/19/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - Tu - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
4 / 4 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/15/21 - 10/20/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - We - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/15/21 - 10/20/21
CHILD CARE ONLY - We - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/18/21 - 10/23/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
5 / 5 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/18/21 - 10/23/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - Sa - 10:45 am - 11:15 am
5 / 5 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/18/21 - 10/23/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - Sa - 11:15 am - 11:45 am
5 / 5 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021

Stage 2- Water Movement

All Locations
7/7/21 - 10/20/21
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In Stage 2 -Water Movement, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.​ Classes are held in the Warm Water Pool.

Location:  Warm Pool


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Member and Non-Member 1/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/07/21 - 07/28/21
July 2021 - We - 10:00 am - 10:35 am
1 / 5 Available $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/07/2021
07/07/21 - 07/28/21
July 2021 - We - 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/07/2021
07/08/21 - 07/29/21
July 2021 - Th - 10:00 am - 10:35 am
1 / 5 Available $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/07/2021
07/08/21 - 07/29/21
July 2021 - Th - 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/08/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:35 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/07/2021
08/03/21 - 08/19/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
- $45 - $90 Waiting List  
09/15/21 - 10/20/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - We - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
5 / 5 Available $45 - $90
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/15/21 - 10/20/21
CHILD CARE ONLY - We - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
6 / 6 Available $45 - $90
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021

Stage 3- Water Stamina

All Locations
7/10/21 - 10/23/21
VIEW

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.  Classes are held in the warm pool.

Location: Warm Pool


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Member and non-members 11/1/20 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 9:15 am - 9:50 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/08/2021
08/03/21 - 08/19/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
- $45 - $90 Waiting List  
09/14/21 - 10/19/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - Tu - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/15/21 - 10/20/21
CHILD CARE ONLY - We - 10:30 am - 11:00 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021
09/18/21 - 10/23/21
Fall Session 1-2021 - Sa - 9:15 am - 9:45 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021

Stage 4- Stroke Introduction

All Locations
7/8/21 - 10/23/21
VIEW

Students in stage 4 develop stroke techniques in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.   Classes are held in the large pool.

Location: Large Pool


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Members and Non-Members 11/1/20 8/2/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 90.00
Members ONLY 8/23/21 8/29/21 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00-
Members and Non-Members 8/30/21 9/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/08/21 - 07/29/21
July 2021 - Th - 5:00 pm - 5:35 pm
2 / 5 Available $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
07/08/2021
09/18/21 - 10/23/21
PRESCHOOL-Fall Session 1-2021 - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120 Register  
Closes
09/16/2021
09/21/21 - 10/20/21
CHILD CARE ONLY - We - 11:10 am - 11:40 am
6 / 6 Available $60 - $120
Registration
will open on
08/23/2021