Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401
724.438.2584

SWIMMING LESSONS

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 5:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
(October 1 through Memorial Day)
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

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Congratulations to all of our participants in the second annual “Y” Run today on the Sheepskin Trail! Thank you for being a part of this fun event! We captured some racers on the move in these photos 🙌🏼 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️.

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Another wonderful YMCA Annual Dinner is in the books! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors of our annual dinner:
Ralph and Sushila Warman, Kiwanis Club of Uniontown, First Federal of Greene County, Bruderhof Communities, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration, Penn State Fayette- The Eberly Campus, Novacare Outpatient Rehabilitation, Somerset Trust Company, Ralph and Frances Barclay, Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, and George R. Smalley Co, Inc.

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Did you know that the Uniontown Area YMCA offers many evidence-based programs to help people prevent themselves from suffering from a devastating fall?

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23: Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a day of action that encourages the public to learn their risk and access programs that can help reduce the risk for falls.

Our programs for falls prevention include: Enhance Fitness, Moving for Better Balance, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. They all teach balance, strength, and awareness.

To learn more, go to our website www.uniontownymca.org and click on individual programs under the "Healthy Living" tab to read about these awesome prevention programs. Call us to sign up to participate!

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Contact Us:

Address:
1 YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401

Telephone:
724.438.2584

Email:
ginas@uniontownymca.org

No Cost Youth Swim Lessons!

Some youth are eligible for an 8 week swim lesson scholarship at no cost thanks to funding provided by the YMCA of the USA. Please read the attached application to see if your child qualifies. If so, bring your completed application to our Welcome Center!

Swim lessons are 8 weeks long and begin approximately every other month beginning in January.

Each eight week session costs $40 for members and $80 for potential members.

For any questions about the Aquatics Department, please email caseyd@uniontownymca.org or call 724.438.2584 and ask for the Aquatics Director, Casey Dascenzo

Swim Starters – Ages 6 months to 3 years; stages A-B (Formerly Parent/Child)

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.

Pre-School Swim Lessons – Ages 3-5 years; stages 1-4

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

Swim, float, swim where swimmers learn a sequence to front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit

Jump, push, turn, grab where swimmers learn a sequence to jump into the water, push off the bottom of the pool, turn toward the edge of the pool, and grab the edge of the pool

Preschool swim classes are:

Swim Basics 1-2 – Water Acclimation (Beginner level, formerly called Pike)

Swim Basics 1 and 2 increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance and independently. The classes encourage forward movement in the water.

Swim Basics 3 – (Advanced Beginner Level, formerly called Eel/Ray)

Swim Basics 3 develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Swim Strokes 4 – (Intermediate Level, formerly called Starfish)

Swim Strokes 4 introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Progressive School Age Swim Lessons -Ages 6-12 years; stages 1-6

Swim Basics 1-3 (Beginner, formerly called Pollywog/Guppy)

Swim Basics 1-3 helps participants feel comfortable in the water. Doggy paddle, with or without a bubble for support, flutter kick, front and back float, and rhythmic breathing are taught. Swimmers develop intermediate self-rescue skills.

Swim Strokes 4 (Advanced Beginner, formerly called Minnow)

Swim Strokes 4 introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Swim Strokes 5-6 (Advanced, formerly called Fish/Flying Fish)

Swim Strokes 5-6 refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Teen-Adult (ages 13 and older; Stages 1-6)

Classes are designed to progress the student through the skills of swimming. Each person will develop at their own pace.

Fees: Members $40 and Potential Members $80

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are available based on instructor availability.
Call our Aquatic Director at 724.438.2584 to discuss details.

Fees: 1/2 hour session Members $20
Potential Member $40

Package: 5-1/2 hour sessions Members $90
Potential-Members $180

Punch cards will be given at time of registration. Your punch card must be shown to your instructor before each lesson.

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.

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