LEARN TO SWIM AT THE SEWICKLEY VALLEY YMCA
This year, the Sewickley Valley YMCA launched new lessons to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime. “We want swim lessons to be a rite of passage for ALL children, and to help kids stay safe in and around the water while developing a love of swimming,” said Kelly Wagner, Senior Director for Aquatics. 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.
We will be offering one free swim lesson per the calendar year for each child under 12 and on an active Family membership. This extends to include preschool level swim lessons which were not free as a membership benefit in the past. Additional lessons will be charged at the member rate for children on active Family memberships. Participants must register at the YMCA for the free lesson. Registration for the free swim lesson must be done at the YMCA or over the phone. Online registration for the free lesson is unavailable, and refunds will not be provided.
Adaptive Swim Lessons, Private
Private adaptive swim lessons are designed for those with physical or intellectual challenges and are unable to participate in group lessons. Classes are tailored to the individual's needs.
TIME: 30 Minutes
TIME: 30 Minutes
Adult/Teen Swim Lessons
It’s never too late to learn to swim or to improve swimming and aquatics skills. Classes include adult swim lessons; masters swim team, Scuba and more. Swim lessons are offered year-round.
Parent-Child Swim Lessons
Spending regular quality time together as a family is one of the best ways to improve your family’s health & well-being. The Sewickley Valley YMCA creates opportunities for the family to come together - even in the pool.
Preschool Child Care Swim Lessons
Swim lessons for children who are enrolled in the Sewickley Valley YMCA Child Care program. On Wednesday mornings, children will be taken out of child care and returned by an aquatic staff member.
Location: Warm Water Pool
Members: $ 60
Preschool Swim Lessons
The Sewickley Valley YMCA offers progressive swim lessons for ages 3 - 5. YMCA swim lessons are taught year-round.
Spectrum Swim Lessons
For ages 6 - 12 and 10 - 15, this program includes Stage 1/Water Acclimation, Stage 2/Water Movement and Stage 3/Water Stamina for youth with autism. Thanks to the Buddy Matthews Scholarship, the Aquatics Spectrum is FREE for those who apply! Registration and the completed application is required before attending. For more information, contact Kelly Wagner at 412-741-9622 ext. 110 or by email at email@example.com
Swim Lesson Stage Description & Schedule
Youth Swim Lessons
Youth swim lessons are offered year-round for swimmers ages 6 - 12 of all skill levels.
The Sewickley Valley YMCA swim lessons emphasize water safety, skill and stroke development.
Swim Lesson Selector
Need Help Choosing the Appropriate Swim Lesson Level for your Child?
The Sewickley Valley YMCA offers swimming lessons for all ages and stages. Our progressive swim lessons teach swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety while encouraging a lifelong love of the water. Private and semi-private lessons are also available.
Register today, or if you have questions about our levels, contact Kelly Wagner, Senior Director for Aquatics at 412-741-9622 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Swim Lessons
For Ages 5 and Up
Private swim lessons offer one-on-one tailored attention for children new to swimming or those who want to improve or refine their skills. Swimmers achieve goals at their own pace with private or semi-private swim lessons. Schedule a time that fits your family's needs. All levels and abilities are welcome, appointments required and lessons will share the pool with family/open swim time.
Contact Paula Kwalick, Aquatics Coordinator 412-741-9622 ext. 134 for more information. Participants must notify the instructor of cancellation at least three hours prior or fee will be charged.
TIME: 30 Minutes
Members only: $50/lesson
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
For Ages 5 and up
Semi-private lessons allow you or your child to achieve goals in a small group setting (two or three students). All levels and abilities are welcome, appointments required and lessons will share the pool with family/open swim time.
Contact Paula Kwalick, Aquatics Coordinator 412-741-9622 ext. 134 for more information. Participants must notify the instructor of cancellation at least three hours prior, or fee will be charged.
TIME: 30 Minutes
Session 1: September 9 - October26
Session 2: October28 - December14