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Swim Lessons

Welcome to the Aquatics Page at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center! We offer year-round swim lessons for all ages and stages to both members and non-members of the Wellness Center. We also offer Private and Semi-Private Lessons, scheduled at your convenience. Check out our comprehensive collection of programs that will satisfy every level of swimmer.

WRCWC Aquatics Program Listings

Swim School Winter Session 2020

Session 1: January 6 – February 29 (8 weeks)

Session 2: March 2 – April 25 (8-Weeks)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays | Various Times

Member: $88 / Non-Member: $110

Sign up for an 8 week session of children’s group swim lessons starting the week of Monday, January 6th. Classes are available for Parent/Child (ages 6 months to 3 years), Preschool (ages 3-5), Youth (ages 6-13) and Competitive. Private lessons for you or your child are also available to start at any time.

*Register at the front desk or online.

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.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are available for children, adults and competitive swimmers.

Single Private Lessons    $ 44 Member   $ 55 Non Member
Five Private Lessons    $ 171 Member $ 215 Non Member

Members Can Purchase Here

Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Pricing per swimmer)

Single Semi-Private Lessons    $ 33 Member $ 39 Non Member
Five Semi-Private Lessons    $ 138 Member $ 171 Non Member

Adapted Private Swim Lessons

Adapted swim lessons are for children ages 6 months -14 years old with physical or cognitive disabilities. These private lessons are adapted specifically to each child’s needs. The lessons emphasize water safety skills and proper swimming concepts.

Scholarships are available with a doctor/therapist referral.

Single Private Lessons    $ 44 Member  $ 55 Non Member
Five Private Lessons    $ 171 Member  $ 215 Non Member

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available at various times. Call today to set-up your first appointment!

8-Week Session Class Times:

Classes are 25 minutes in length

Little Dippers Parent/Child Infant

Tuesday 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am
Thursday 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am

Big Dippers Parent/Child Toddler

Monday 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am

Eels Youth Level 1

Monday 6:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am

Piranhas Youth Level 2

Monday 7:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am

Minnows Preschool Level 1

Monday 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am

Stingrays Youth Level 3

Tuesday 6:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm

Guppies Preschool Level 2

Monday 5:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am

Barracudas Youth Competitive Swim

Monday 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm

Sharks Youth Advanced Competitive Swim

Monday 6:30 pm

*Times maybe subject to change

Goldfish Preschool Level 3

Tuesday 6:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm

Please contact us for additional information: 724.250.5242

What are people saying about swim lessons at the Wilfred R Cameron Wellness Center??

  • “Miss Mary is amazing at adapting her instructions for my daughter. These are the only adaptive swim lessons for miles around and very effective!”
  • “The staff is teaching me how to swim and I love Friday and Saturday’s getting to swim with my Grandma. I think you’re doing an amazing job here at CWC.” – Jayden McLean
  • “Miss Amy helped my granddaughter feel so comfortable in the water when she was terrified. We are leaving for vacation and she is so excited to practice with her mom now!” – Katherine
  • “My son has been going to the wellness center for swim lessons for the past 5 years and we absolutely love it there. The instructors are so patient and caring with the children and the structure of the classes and small teacher to student ratio make it a great environment to learn in. We recently started privates with Miss Katie and I couldn’t ask for a better teacher. He looks forward to going because she makes it so fun and he has improved so much with his strokes in just a few sessions!” Kristi Drake
  • “Miss Mary works on getting my son comfortable in the water and is teaching him to swim! She is doing a beautiful job and I could not be happier. He loves to swim now!”

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