Aquatics Programs





REMINDER - During winter weather, if West Mifflin Area School District CLOSES school OR cancels EVENING activities, the pool will also be closed!!! In the event that this affects swim lessons, they will always be made up.

All program participants should enter through entrance O - the gym entrance, and proceed to the hallway on the right to access the pool.




Please read to the bottom of the page for all information! :)

Also, please remember that all children MUST be potty trained or wear a swim diaper!

During OPEN swim, all children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or a high school age sibling. One adult (18 or over) per 4 children, unless of course they are all yours! NEW THIS YEAR - FAMILY SWIM NIGHTS! During FAMILY swim, ALL minors under 18 must be with a parent or guardian.

WINTER SCHEDULE!


December 20 - January 1st - CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK! See you next year!!!

Monday January 6th - Aqua Zumba 7:30-8:30  $7 drop-in fee
Tuesday January 7th - Varsity Home Meet 6 PM
Wednesday January 8th - Open/Family/Lap Swim 7:15- 8:45
Thursday January 9thVarsity Home Meet 6 PM

Monday January 13th - Aqua Zumba 7:30-8:30  $7 drop-in fee
Tuesday January 14th - Open/Family/Lap Swim 7:15- 8:45
Wednesday January 15th - Open/Family/Lap Swim 7:15- 8:45
Thursday January 16th - Adult only swim 7:15 - 8:45

Monday January 20th - MLK DAY! No School so no pool programs!
Tuesday January 21st - Open/Family/Lap Swim 7:15- 8:45
Wednesday January 22nd -  Adult only swim 7:15 - 8:45
Thursday January 23rdAdult only swim 7:15 - 8:45

Monday January 27th - Aqua Zumba 7:30-8:30  $7 drop-in fee
Tuesday January 28th - Open/Family/Lap Swim 7:15- 8:45
Wednesday January 29th - Adult only swim 7:15 - 8:45
Thursday January 30th - Varsity Swim Meet 6 PM 







Upcoming Swim Lesson Schedule:



Check back soon for the late January/early February dates. Registration will be held in late January, please continue to check this site for updates! 


Times (Actual class descriptions are further down the page):
Parent/Child - 7:10-7:40
Age 3, OR Age 4/5 with a sibling in the parent/child class (please note this change from last year, due to the popularity of parent/child, we will only be taking 3 year olds during this time slot unless their sibling is in the parent/child class) - 7:10 - 7:40
Ages 4-6 - 7:40 - 8:10
Ages 6 and Over - 8:10 - 8:40

Cost: $50 for first child, $45 for additional children in same family (same residence). 5 classes. Cash or checks payable to WMASD!




If your child is old enough to attend open swim without an adult, they MUST be picked up by 9 PM or they will not be permitted to attend for the remainder of the school year. Thank you for your cooperation in this safety matter! 

ALL CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY POTTY TRAINED MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER - There are no exceptions. If you forget one, please ask, as we usually have a few extras.

Please remember - ALL GUESTS MUST ENTER THROUGH THE GYM/ATHLETIC OFFICE ENTRANCE (ENTRANCE O) AND PROCEED THROUGH THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION! (SIMPLY TURN TOWARDS THE ATHLETIC OFFICE AFTER THAT TO PROCEED DOWN THE HALL TO THE POOL DOORS)

REMINDER - During winter weather, if West Mifflin Area School District CLOSES school OR cancels EVENING activities, the pool will also be closed!!!



You can email Laura with questions at doltonl@wmasd.org


PLEASE REMEMBER: Following District policy, if school is closed due to a holiday, in-service, or 
weather conditions there are no evening activities (this includes cancelling after-school activities). All schedules are subject to change due to district activities.


 

WMASD Aquatics Program - for information on any of these, please email Pool Manager Laura Dolton at doltonl@wmasd.org

 ACTIVITY DESCRIPTIONS ARE POSTED LOWER ON THE PAGE! Please check back often, as the calendar is updates as information becomes available!


  Descriptions and costs of all activities are posted below.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ages 6 and Over  (8:10 -8:40) ~ Taught skills based on ability, from beginner to advanced, with a focus on endurance and proper freestyle technique. Instructor to student ratio varies based on levels – students are grouped accordingly. Average ratio is 1-3 or 1-4.

Ages 3, and ages 4-5 that have a sibling in parent child ONLY (7:10 - 7:40) Taught the basics of swimming, from beginner to more advanced, with a focus on proper body position while swimming and increasing water endurance. Instructor to student ratio will be 1-3 or 1-4. Submersion (with proper bubble blowing technique), proper arm and leg position, and confidence are the primary focus.

Ages 4-6 (7:40 - 8:10) - Taught the basics of swimming, from beginner to more advanced, with a focus on proper body position while swimming and increasing water endurance. Instructor to student ratio will be 1-3 or 1-4. Submersion (with proper bubble blowing technique), proper arm and leg position, and confidence are the primary focus.

Parent Child  (7:10 - 7:40 ) ~ Parent child is a parent or guardian in the pool with the child, ages 6 months – 3 years. Through songs, games, and activities, teaches an introduction to safety, basic movements, and that swimming is fun!

Intro to Competitive Swimming is designed for those that are able to swim at least 2 widths of the pool, unassisted, regardless of age. They will be taught the basics of freestyle and backstroke, and introduced to breaststroke and butterfly, as well as diving and flip turns. Instructor to student ratio will vary, but it is a low class size. Please inquire if interested in this class, as it is offered based on need.

What do I need to bring to lessons? Nothing special! A suit and towel! Goggles are permitted at ALL levels, but only WITHOUT a nosepiece so that proper breath control can be taught!

We have lockers rooms available, plus family friendly bathrooms on deck!!

 

PLEASE REMEMBER: Following District policy, if school is closed due to a holiday, in-service, or 
weather conditions there are no evening activities. All schedules are subject to change due to district activities.



Other Program Descriptions:

AQUA ZUMBA - Returning Fall 2019! Look for package specials to buy multiple classes at a discounted rate! $7 per class fee will also still be an option!

OPEN/FAMILY/LAP SWIM:

Open swim will be on selected days from 7-8:45 or from 7:30 -9...please check the calendar. Cost will be $1 for students and seniors over 55, and $2 for adults. No registration is necessary. The days change with the season and month, so check the website often! Two to three lap lanes are available at this time for lap swimming only for adults over age 18 or for any member of the JV or Varsity swim teams. For OPEN swim, all children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or SIBLING of at least high school age. For FAMILY swim, all children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (lap swimming still available).

ADULT /LAP SWIM

2-3 lanes (depending on crowd) will be available for lap swimming while the other side of the pool is available for exercising or general recreation. Once Aqua Aerobics start again, there will also be one lap lane available during this time. Please check calendar for information. Adult swim is open to those over 18 or to any VARSITY swim team member for training purposes.

FAMILY ONLY SWIM

New this year for families with younger children looking for less of a crowd, family swim will require that ALL minors be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (For example, a 19 year old cannot accompany a 17 year old to the pool for family night).


SWIM TEAM INFORMATION

West Mifflin proudly sponsors both a middle school (JV) and high school (Varsity) swimming program for students in 7th through 12th grades.

Our middle school team competes in September and October every year, and our varsity season runs November through February, plus WPIAL and PIAA Championships (for those qualifying) and various off season opportunities.

South Hills Aquatics Team, a community competitive team for all ages, also practices Mondays through Thursdays throughout the school year at 5 or 5:30 PM. The swimmers compete in Allegheny Mountain Swimming, which is a division of USA Swimming. In the past several years, SHAQ has had several different athletes represent them at the Zones Meet, which is an all-star meet in which the top athletes are chosen from each zone (AMS). This is a huge honor! For information on this club team please email Steve Larkin at southhillsaquatics@gmail.com

 

From 2011-2014 West Mifflin was represented at PIAA Championships each year and was represented again in 2016, and boasts a back-to-back WPIAL Champion in the Boys' 100 Yard Butterfly for 2013 and 2014, as well as a 2014 WPIAL Champion in the 100 back! Brad also went on to finish second in the state of Pennsylvania in the 100 fly in 2014! Brad is now a Westminster University graduate where he swam all 4 years (still a Titan!), as so many of our athletes go on to represent us at the collegiate level.

The Girls' Team was also the 2015-2016 Section Champions, making them back-to-back-to-back-to-back (4-PEAT!) section champs that year!!

 


 


AS PER DISTRICT POLICY WE STILL DO NOT ACCOMMODATE POOL PARTIES.

 Please contact pool manager Laura Dolton for any other information concerning our aquatics program.  She may be reached at doltonl@wmasd.org.  

 

 

 

 

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