Swim Lessons

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We offer swim lessons in a group setting, and classes are capped to allow full class involvement with the instructor.  Lessons start in our Warm Water Pool with Shrimp (Parent/Child) and Safety Around Water.  These lessons prepare students for the Main Pool lessons (Level 1, Level 2, Level 2/3, and Level 3).  For those wanting to grow in their swimming technique, the Greensburg YMCA offers private lessons.  For questions about lessons, please contact the Aquatics Director, Dave Paul, at d.paul@gbgymca.org  or (724) 834-0150 Ext. 144.

 

ONLINE Program Registration – CLICK HERE

 

Lessons

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 MemberPotential-Member
8 weeks$82.00$164.00
Sibling Discount:
2nd child (10%)$74.00$148.00
3rd and additional (25%)$62.00$124.00

2017 Session Dates

SessionSession Dates
Winter 1January 2, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Spring 1February 27, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Spring 2April 24, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Summer 1May 29, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Summer 2June 26, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Summer 3July 24, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Fall 1September 4, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Fall 2October 30, 2017 - December 23, 2017

swim lessons 20Please make sure your child uses the restroom and rinses off prior to class.  All swimmers must come prepared prior to class with a swimmer diapers, swim suit, and a towel.  We highly recommend swimmers also have goggles, swim caps, and long hair needs to be pulled back.  Flip flops or sandals are permitted on the pool deck, no street shoes are allowed.  There will be no mask goggles or floatation devices of any kind allowed during lessons.

 

WARM POOL SWIM LESSONS

Warm pool swim lessons are available during the day or evening for children ages six months – six years old and are 40 minute long with the exception of shrimp class which is 30 minutes long. Classes have a cap of 6 children with the exception of the shrimp class which caps at 10.  These classes are designed to teach water safety, acclimating young children to the pool setting, and build skills to prepare them to swim in our main pool.

SHRIMP:  An introduction for parent and child to bond in the water while playing games, learning swimming skills, and becoming acquainted and comfortable with the water.  Children will work on water safety, blowing bubbles, putting their face in the water, and an introduction to floating on their backs through games and songs.  This class is capped at 10; parents must be in the water with their child during this class.

Safety Around Water:  This beginner lesson for students still getting acquainted to the water, who have limited to no water experience.  Students will be working on becoming comfortable in the water with their instructors by practicing water safety, blowing bubbles, underwater bobs, floating, crawl stroke, and pushing off the wall.  This class is capped at 6; children are in the water alone with their instructor during this class.

 

 

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MAIN POOL SWIM LESSONS

Main pool swim lessons are available during the day or evening for children 4-14 years old and are 40 minute long. Classes have a cap of 8 and children are in the water alone with their instructor during this class. These lessons are designed to build upon each other and prepare swimmers for the next level swimming class.

Level 1: An introductory level to the main pool where children will become familiar and comfortable swimming in shallow water.  Swimmers will work on treading water, freestyle, backstroke with work on side breathing, and retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool.  The use of a kick board and flippers will also be introduced in this class. This class is capped at 8; children are in the water alone with their instructor during this class.

Level 2:   The level for the swimmer who is comfortable in the main pool and is able to freestyle, side stroke, and backstroke a full length of the pool.  They will be introduced to deep water skills including jumping off the blocks, sit dive, and retrieving items in the lower depths.  The students will master treading water (1 minute), freestyle, and backstroke with side breathing (1 full lap without resting) along with continued work on the side stroke and butterfly stroke during this level of class.  This class is capped at 8; children are in the water alone with their instructor during this class.

Level 3: This swimmer is able to swim 4-6 lengths of the pool and understands the mechanics of all strokes. In addition to practicing strokes, participants work on competitive starts from the blocks, turns, safety skills, and the mastery of the freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly form and breathing.  This class is capped at 8; children are in the water alone with their instructor during this class.

 

Registration and payments can be completed at the Greensburg YMCA Welcome Center, on the phone (724-834-0150 ext. 111), or ONLINE.

 

Lesson Days and Times:                     

Aquatics REGISTRATION Fall 2 2017 

ONLINE Program Registration – CLICK HERE

 

 

GREENSBURG Y STINGRAYS SWIM TEAM

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The Greensburg YMCA pool is home to the Greensburg YMCA Stingrays. All Stingray swimmers must be members of the Greensburg YMCA in good standing and pay dues to compete.

 

swim teamAGE GROUPS

Seniors             15 years and older

Juniors             13 and 14 years

Preps                 11 and 12 years

Cadet                  9 and 10 years

Novice                8 and under

Flippers (SUMMER ONLY)        6 and under

Age group determined by age as of December 1st for out GYST Fall and Winter Teams and May 1st for our GYST Summer Team.

 

SEASONS

The first week of practice for the upcoming Stingray season will begin with a free trial for those who have not swam on our team before.  The Stingrays have two seasons, Summer (Mid-May – July) and Fall/Winter (Mid-September – March).

 

Aquatics Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for Aquatic helpers to assist in classes!  Email Ashlee at: arose@westmorelandca.org

 

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are available during the day or evening for children ages 6 months to 18 years of age.  Lessons are 30 minutes in length and can be arranged for children of all levels of swimming skills beginner—expert based upon individual experience. Lessons are to advance swimmers and refine their techniques by being encouraged to progress at their own pace through private lessons.  These skills include but are not limited to water bobs, front crawl, freestyle, backstroke, side stroke, side breathing, retrieving objects from the bottom of the pool, jumping into the pool, sit dives, diving off blocks, and other swimming skills.   Each lesson is designed to teach water safety, acclimating the youth to the pool setting, and build skills and technique to prepare them to swim in all other pools.

If you are interested in Private Lessons, please email our Aquatics Director, Dave Paul, at d.paul@gbgymca.org with your child’s Name, Age, Swimming Ability, and your Availability.  He will reply with available times of instructors.  Please be mindful that all lessons must be scheduled through the Aquatic director before they can be purchased.

Or complete form HERE.

 

                                                                                       

                                                                               Member                                             Non-Member

Single Private Lesson                                             $30.00                                                $60.00

(One 30 minute Private Lesson)

 

Four Private Lesson Bundle                                    $100.00                                              $200.00

(Bundle of four 30 Minute  Private Lesson)

 

Private Lesson REGISTRATION Fall 2017