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We offer exercise classes, swim lessons, adult and a youth swim teams. The warm pool is just right for those aching bones and sore joints with our Happy Hinges and other aquatic group exercise classes, and a comfortable place for our youngest students. The main pool is great for lap swimming and instructing the lessons for the more advanced and water exercise classes for the active members. All aquatic group exercise classes are included with the YMCA +Pool membership.

group swim lessons

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. 

private swim lessons

Provides quality time with an instructor in a one-on-one environment. Our goal: To dramatically improve upon individual’s current skill set

gyst swim team

The Greensburg YMCA pool is home to the Greensburg YMCA Stingrays. Greensburg Y Swim Team (GYST) is a member of the WPYSL and a member of the United States Swimming Association.

adult aquatics

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.

Lifeguard Certification Course/Lifeguard Re-Certification Course


Must be 15 years of age or older.  All Classes are capped at 10 students.




**Discount Offered to Prospective Greensburg YMCA Employees

We periodically offer the Red Cross Blended Learning Courses, which combines book work which will be assigned at home combined with lecture, demonstrations, practices, and testing preformed in house.  


No Classes Offered Until August

This style of class will provide you with:

  1. A two-year certification that includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED
  2. Free digital skills refreshers
  3. Consistent delivery of curriculum to all participants
  4. Core concepts focus reinforced by instructor and skills practice
  5. Final Lifeguarding written exam and in-water skills testing completed at facility
  6. First Aid/CPR/AED written exam completed online


Certifications Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, participants receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding (up to 5 feet)/First Aid/CPR/AED.

To successfully complete the Lifeguarding Blended Learning course, the participant must:

  1. Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  2. Demonstrate completion of all eLearning (online) lessons.
  3. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  4. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  5. Completed online exam, correctly answering at least 80 percent of the questions in each exam, required prior to in-person training :

• CPR/AED for the Professional and First Aid
• Lifeguarding

Special Rec Swim and Gym:

This program provides the opportunity for training in the water and in the gym.  It is open for those ages 8 and older who wish to better their skill, exercise, and socialize with those around them.  Sports and Swimming will focus on areas as it pertains to the Special Olympic Calendar. Sports include Aquatics, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field and more!

This program starts the first week of October and runs through the third week of May.




Cost: $5 per visit or buy a $20 punch card good for 4 visits.

All Participants must have a CURRENT Special Olympic Medical on file, along with a Greensburg Y program waiver on file.

For Westmoreland County Special Olympics Information  go online to http://www.specialolympicspa.org/

For questions Special Rec “Gym and Swim”, please contact the Aquatics Director, Kris Peters, at k.peters@gbgymca.org  or (724) 834-0150 Ext. 139.



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Kris Peters, Aquatics Director  •  724-834-0150, ext.139, k.peters@gbgymca.org