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.
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 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.
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.