Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401


Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri.: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Closed: Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed at Noon: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Contact Us:

1 YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401



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Swim lessons run for 4 weeks and meet once a week for 30 minutes per session.

The cost of swim lessons are $28 for YMCA members and $50 for community members.

Parent & Child classes – 4 weeks with reoccurring sessions. The cost is also $28 for YMCA members and $50 for community members.Swim lesson class schedules vary from session to session.

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Any questions regarding swim lessons or other aquatic programs, please email our Aquatic Director, Casey at caseyd@uniontownymca.org or call 724.438.2584.




Water Discovery/Acclimation (ages 3 mo. – 3 yrs)

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Each child must have one parent or guardian present in the water for this class.

Swim Stages:

Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Skill Level: Beginner
Preschool – This class increases comfort with underwater exploration. Students learn basic-life saving skills with the assistant of a flotation device.
School Age – This class encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Stage 2 : Water Movement
Skill Level Advanced Beginner
Preschool – This class encourages forward movement in the water. Students perform skills taught in Stage 1 for further distances and independently.
School Age – This class works on the development of intermediate self-rescue skills. Students work on swimming longer distances, treading in deep water and rotary breathing.

Stage 3: Water Stamina
Skill Level: Intermediate
Preschool – Students develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in the previous stage. Students are introduced to rotary breathing and treading in deep water. All skills are performed independently.
School Age – Introduces stroke technique with freestyle and backstroke, kick for butterfly and breaststroke and diving. Students also work on endurance by swimming longer distances.

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
Skill Level: Advanced
Preschool – Introduces stroke technique with freestyle and backstroke. Students are introduced to butterfly and breaststroke kick and diving. All skills are performed independently.
School Age – Refines stroke technique on all competitive strokes. Introduces the arm movement of butterfly and breaststroke, diving and flip turns. Students improve on endurance and stamina by swimming longer distances.

Age groups and Swim Stages

Preschool:    3 – 5 years, Stages 1 – 4
School Age:  6 – 12 years, Stages 1– 4
Not sure what stage your swimmer should sign up for? Email our Aquatic Director Casey at caseyd@uniontownymca.org to schedule a placement test.


Teen & Adult Swim Classes

Mondays for 8 weeks

Teen (ages 13-17) Mondays 5-5:30 PM
Adult (ages 18+) Mondays 5:30-6 PM


Private/ Semi-Private Swim Lessons

One-on-one private lessons
Single 30 minute lesson for a YMCA member – $30 / Community member $40
6-lesson package YMCA member – $140 / Community member $190

Small group lessons (2-3 kids)
(Price per child)
Single lesson 30 minute for YMCA member – $20 / Community member $25
6-lesson package YMCA member – $100 / Community member $115

All private lesson inquiries must go through our Aquatic Director, Casey caseyd@uniontownymca.org. Private lessons are scheduled based on instructor availability – an inquiry does not guarantee private lessons.

6-lesson package procedure:
After scheduling with Casey, sign up at front desk and receive a punch card and lesson tracker form. Lesson tracker forms must be signed off by the swim instructor and parent/guardian after each lesson. Swim instructor will hold on to the tracker form until all lessons are completed. Both punch card and lesson tracker are to be turned into the Aquatic Director once all 6 lessons are completed.

Placement Testing

Placement tests rarely take more than 10 minutes and are done by our certified water safety instructors. Call 724.438.2584 for an appointment.