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Swimming is more than just splashing around in the pool and having fun; it's an important life skill everyone should learn. At the Y, we truly believe in this philosophy and have been promoting it for over a century. Our swim lessons are designed for all ages and skill levels, making the Y the perfect place to learn how to swim.

Swimming skills are progressive, so picking the right level for you is essential. Our YMCA-trained and certified instructors cover swimming skills, stroke technique, and water safety in a friendly and encouraging environment. Whether in a private or group lesson, all ages can learn with our six-stage program. Click here to view the Swim Lesson Selector.

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 

Paula Kwalick, Aquatics Coordinator
412-741-9622 ext. 134 or


2024 Session Dates

Winter I, January 8 - February 17
Member Registration: December 18  |  Non-Member Registration: December 26 

Winter II, February 17 - March 30
Member Registration: January 29  |  Non-Member Registration: February 5

Winter III, April 1 - May 11
Member Registration: March 11  |  Non-Member Registration: March 18

Winter IV, May 13 - 31
Member Registration: April 22  |  Non-Member Registration: April 29



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