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Today's Hours: Open 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
*Pool closes at 6:45 PM See full hours
Today's Hours: Open 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Youth Aquatics

As one of the most trusted and qualified swim lesson providers in the Washington, PA area, we offer year-round swim lessons for all ages and stages to both members and non-members. We also offer Private and Semi-Private Lessons, scheduled at your convenience.

Session Two: November 16th– December 26th

(6 Weeks for Monday/Tuesday, 4 weeks for Thursdays and 5 weeks for Saturdays) Class will be 25 minutes in length with 30 minutes between classes.The modified class schedule is as follows:

Monday Evening:

5:00-5:25 – Parent Child

5:55 – 6:20 – Preschool 1

6:50 – 7:15 – Preschool 2

Tuesday Afternoon:

10:30-10:55 – Parent Child

11:25-11:50 – Preschool 1

12:20 – 12:45 – Preschool 2

1:15-1:40 – Preschool 3

Thursday Evening:

5:00- 5:25 – Youth 1

5:55 – 6:20 – Youth 2

6:50 – 7:15 – Youth 3

Saturday Morning:

8:30-8:55 – Parent Child

9:25 – 9:50 – Preschool 1

10:20 – 10:45 – Preschool 2

11:15- 11:40 – Youth 1

12:10 – 12:35 – Youth 2 and Preschool 3 combined

1:05 – 1:30 – Youth 3

OUR PROGRAMMING:

Lesson Levels for Age 3 and Under

Parent & child to instructor ratio is 8:1. Class time is 25 minutes.

Little Dippers Parent and Infant Child Infant (6 months – 2 years):

This interactive class is designed for little ones to become comfortable in and around the water. Emphasis is placed on learning through fun. By using songs, games and colorful equipment we introduce: floating skills, breath control, gentle submersion, and survival skills.

Big Dipper Parent and Toddler Child Toddler (2 years – 3 years):

After gaining comfort and confidence in the water, children in this class will start learning the basic body positions and movements necessary for swimming. Parents will continue to assist children in the water by encouraging alternating arm and leg movements, front and back floating with minimal support, and face and head submersion.

Preschool Classes (3 – 5 years)

Student to instructor ratio is 4:1. Class time is 25 minutes.

Minnows Preschool Level 1

This introductory class is for children who are new to swimming or nervous in the water. Our goal is to develop confidence, breath control and proper body position with instructor assistance. Graduates will be able to do relaxed bobs, front float, get in the ready position, jump to teacher from the wall and relax in an assisted back float.

Guppies Preschool Level 2

This class is for children who are comfortable in the water and will go underwater willingly and happily. In this level the focus is on learning proper breathing techniques, improving floating skills, kicking strength and survival skills. Graduates will be able to back float for 10 seconds, streamline with straight leg kicks, propulsive kicks on back, rollovers and turnarounds.

Goldfish Preschool Level 3

This level is for children who are able to swim independently and are ready to learn the basics of all four competitive strokes. Graduates will be able to swim freestyle with rollovers for 15 yards, side swimming, elementary backstroke, dolphin kicks, and breaststroke kicks.

Youth Classes (6 – 13 years)

  • Student to instructor ratio for Levels 1 and 2 is 4:1. Class time is 25 minutes.
  • Student to instructor ratio for Competitive Swimming and ACS is 6:1. Class time is 25 minutes.

Eels Youth Level 1

The focus of this level is to build confidence and learn basic water safety skills through fun and games. Students will gradually be introduced to independent movement in the water with arm and leg actions on front and back. Graduates will be able to back float for 10 seconds, streamline with flutter kicks for 10 yards, and use alternating and combined kicks on the back.

Piranhas Youth Level 2

This class focuses on introducing all four competitive strokes. Students will build endurance in preparation for swimming greater distances. Graduates will be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.

Stingrays Youth Level 3

This is an intermediate class. In this level, students will build endurance in preparation for swimming greater distances. Graduates will be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 20 yards backstroke and elementary backstroke and 25 yards breaststroke and dolphin kick. This class takes place in the lap pool.

Barracudas Youth Competitive Swimming

In this class, emphasis will be placed on refining technique in all four competitive strokes. Graduates will be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and elementary backstroke, perform open turns, and tread water for 2 minutes.

Sharks Youth Advanced Competitive Swimming

Hones all six strokes so students swim greater distances with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness. Prepares students to compete with confidence at a high level. Graduates will be able to swim a continuous 100 IM, perform flip turns, and tread water for 1 minute with hands out of the water

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Catherine Stache at cstache@whs.org or 724.250.5242 for more information. 

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