Swim Classes & Lessons

75 Fayette County Kids Will Learn to Swim for Free with 8 week swim lessons!

The YMCA of the USA has provided funding for the Uniontown Area YMCA to supply 75 Fayette County youth with eight weeks of free swim lessons each. All youth in the Albert Gallatin, Brownsville, or Connellsville Area School Districts qualify for these lessons so long as they have not already taken YMCA swim lessons. Others may qualify as outlined on our application. Interested parents or guardians should complete an application and return it to the Uniontown Area YMCA to verify eligibility.

Verified youth will be notified, and then you may contact the YMCA to schedule your lessons. Please note that the first 75 eligible youth to SCHEDULE lessons following notification of eligibility will be supplied a swim scholarship. Eligibility does not guarantee a Swim scholarship. Scholarship lessons must be scheduled for completion no later than November 30. For a downloadable application, click here.

Program Classes Are 8 Weeks

Spring Session

May 3 – June 23, 2018
Member: Fee: $32
Potential Member: Fee: $64

Summer Session

July 5 – August 18, 2018
Member: Fee: $32
Potential Member: Fee: $64

Parent / Child (ages 6mo-3yrs)

Must have one child per Parent for this Class.
Wednesday 11:00 AM, Saturday 10:30 AM

Builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water, and demonstrating breath control (including bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water, flutter kick, and doggy paddle).

WaterFitnessPre-School Swim Lessons (ages 3-5yrs) 

The Ratio is 6 children to 1 instructor.

Gives young children a positive, developmentally appropriate, aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival, and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers.

Pike – Beginner Level
Thursday 5:30 PM, Friday 5:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM

Comfortable in the water, bubbles, front and back float, doggy paddle, flutter kick, rhythmic breathing.

Eel/Ray – Advanced Beginner Level
Thursday 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM

Advanced beginner, doggy paddle, over arm stroke with rhythmic breathing, front and back float, back stroke, front glides, kneeling dive introduce rotary breathing.

Starfish – Intermediate Level
Thursday 5:00 PM, Friday 5:30 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM

Front Crawl, Backstroke, Rotary Breathing, Diving, and Treading Water.

50% off Swim Lessons if on Swim Team
Progressive Swim Lessons (ages 6-12yrs)

The Ratio is 8 children to 1 instructor.

Youth Learn five main components:
Personal growth, safety, stroke development, games and rescue. Each skill level builds upon the proceeding level. All strokes covered include diving fundamentals and safety skills.

Polliwog – Beginner
Thursday 4:30 PM, Friday 4:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Doggy paddle, with or without bubble, flutter kick, front and back float, and rhythmic breathing.

Guppy – Advanced Beginner
Thursday 5:00 PM, Friday 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM

Doggy Paddle, introduce over arm stroke, rhythmic breathing, introduce rotary breathing, flutter kick, front and back float and glides, back stroke, kneeling dive, and treading water.

Minnow – Intermediate
Thursday 4:30 PM, Friday 4:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM

Front crawl, back stroke, rotary breathing, diving, and treading water.

Fish/Flying Fish – Advanced
Thursday 5:30 PM, Friday 5:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM

Endurance with front and back strokes, diving, treading water, elementary back stroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and flip turns.

Teen-Adult (ages 13 and older)
Classes are designed to progress the student through the skills of swimming. Each person will develop at their own rate.
Fees: Members $35 and Potential Members $70

Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons available based on instructor availability.
Call our Aquatic Director to discuss details.

Fees: 1/2 hour session Members $15
Potential Member $20

Package: 5-1/2 hour sessions Members $65
Potential-Members $90

Punch card given at time of registration. Must be shown to instructor before each lesson.



Placement tests rarely take more than 10 minutes and are done by our certified water safety instructors. Call for an appointment.

  • Contact Us

    • Operating hours:
    • Monday thru Thursday: 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
      Friday: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
      Saturday: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
      Closed: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
      Closed at Noon: Christmas Eve, New Years Eve
    • Address:
    • One YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401
    • Telephone:
    • 724-438-2584
    • Fax:
    • 724-438-4503
    • Email:
    • ginas@uniontownymca.org
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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:00 AM- Noon and 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
    Wednesday 8:00 AM-Noon and 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
    Friday 8:00 AM-11:30 PM
    Closed Saturday and Sunday

    The parent / guardian must remain in the YMCA
    Free for household members.
    potential members $5.00 per hour.
    (2hr. Maximum)

  • Tween Room Info

    Tween Room The Y space for youth ages 7 to 13 (based on space limitations at time of usage)
    Monday—Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM Friday: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Closed Saturday & Sunday