Swim Lessons - Youth (ages 6-12)

COVID19- we will permit one parent on the pool deck for the child in swim lessons. Everyone must wear a face mask in the YMCA. The child in the class may take off their facemask when they enter the pool. Class sizes have been reduced and number of classes offered at the same time have been reduced. Swim Instructors will wear a face shield while in the pool. Physical distancing while in the water for a swim class is not possible for water safety especially with beginner swimmers.

For Ages 6 to 12

There are two categories for children ages 6 to 12, 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. Children that are in Kindergarten may enroll in the youth Swim Basics instead of the preschool classes.

Swim Strokes (Stage 4, 5, 6) 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.

Location:  Large Pool 

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
6/1/21 - 8/12/21
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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 Large Pool.

Location:  Large Pool


Registration Information  

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

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/01/21 - 06/22/21
June 2021 - Tu - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
05/30/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
June 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2021
07/06/21 - 07/27/21
July 2021 - Tu - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
1 / 4 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/04/2021
07/06/21 - 07/27/21
July 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
2 / 4 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/04/2021
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
4 / 4 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
08/01/2021

Stage 2- Water Movement

All Locations
6/1/21 - 8/12/21
VIEW

In stage 2, 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.

Class is Held in the Large Pool.

Location: Large Pool 

 


Registration Information  

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

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/01/21 - 06/22/21
June 2021 - Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/01/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
June 2021 - Sa - 11:00 am - 11:40 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2021
07/06/21 - 07/27/21
July 2021 - Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90 Waiting List  
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 11:00 am - 11:40 am
- $45 - $90 Waiting List  
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
4 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
08/03/2021

Stage 3- Water Stamina

All Locations
6/3/21 - 8/12/21
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 Large Pool.

Location: Large Pool

 

 


Registration Information  

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

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/03/21 - 06/24/21
June 2021 - Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
June 2021 - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:40 am
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2021
07/08/21 - 07/29/21
July 2021 - Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
1 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/08/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:40 am
- $45 - $90 Waiting List  
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
1 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
08/03/2021

Stage 4- Stroke Introduction

All Locations
6/1/21 - 8/12/21
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 are held in the Large Pool.

Location:  Large Pool

 

 


Registration Information  

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

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/01/21 - 06/22/21
June 2021 - Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/08/2021
06/03/21 - 06/24/21
June 2021 - Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
June 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
1 / 6 Available $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2021
07/06/21 - 07/27/21
July 2021 - Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90 Waiting List  
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
2 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/10/2021
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
1 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
08/03/2021

Stage 5- Stroke Development

All Locations
6/3/21 - 8/12/21
VIEW

In stage 5, students work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes.  The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Class is held in the Large Pool.

Location: Large Pool


Registration Information  

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

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/03/21 - 06/24/21
June 2021 - Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
- $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
June 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
1 / 6 Available $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/12/2021
07/08/21 - 07/29/21
July 2021 - Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
3 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/08/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:40 am
4 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/17/2021
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
4 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
08/03/2021

Stage 6- Stroke Mechanics

All Locations
6/1/21 - 8/12/21
VIEW

In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.  ​​Classes are held in the Large Pool.

Location:  Large Pool

 

 

 


Registration Information  

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

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/01/21 - 06/22/21
June 2021 - Tu - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
3 / 6 Available $45 - $90
Registration
Closed on
06/01/2021
07/06/21 - 07/27/21
July 2021 - Tu - 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
4 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/06/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
July 2021 - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:40 am
5 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
07/10/2021
08/03/21 - 08/12/21
August 2021 - Tu,Th - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
5 / 6 Available $45 - $90 Register  
Closes
08/03/2021