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West Mifflin

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Aquatics Program

Aquatics Program





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

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

***We are currently seeking an Aqua Aerobics Instructor** If you or someone you know may be interested, please email doltonl@wmasd.org.  Requirements: Current clearances (interested qualified parties who do not have current ones may apply for the position while awaiting the return of the clearances. Once clearances come back, they may begin work) and some level of fitness certification.

Calendar is as follows! Descriptions and costs of all activities are posted below.



APRIL SCHEDULE

MONDAY - 3rd - Open/Family/Adult 7-9 PM
TUESDAY - 4th - Swim Lessons, Tuesdays Week 1
WEDNESDAY - 5th - Open/Family/Adult 7-9 PM

MONDAY - 10th - Open/Family/Adult 7-9 PM
TUESDAY - 11th - Swim Lessons, Tuesdays Week 2

POOL CLOSED FOR EASTER BREAK FROM WEDNESDAY, April 12th through Monday, April 17th

TUESDAY - 18th - Swim Lessons, Tuesdays Week 3
WEDNESDAY - 19th - Open/Family/Adult Swim 7-9 PM
THURSDAY - 20th - Swim Lessons, Thursdays Week 1

MONDAY
- 24th - Open/family/adult 7-9
TUESDAY - 25th - Swim Lessons, Tuesdays Week 4
WEDNESDAY - 26th - No activities
THURSDAY - 27th - Swim Lessons, Thursdays Week 2

MAY

MONDAY - 1st  - Adult only 7-9
TUESDAY - 2nd- Swim Lessons, Tuesdays Week 5 (FINAL NIGHT)
WEDNESDAY - 3rd - Open/family/adult 7-9
THURSDAY 4th - Swim Lessons, Thursdays Week 3

MONDAY - 8th - Adult only 7-9
TUESDAY - 9th - Open/Family/lap 7-9
WEDNESDAY - 10th - No activities
THURSDAY 11th Swim Lessons, Thursdays Week 4

MONDAY - 15th - Open/Family/lap 7-9
TUESDAY - 16th - Pool Closed, In Service Day
WEDNESDAY -17th - Adult Only Lap Swim 7-9
THURSDAY 18th - Swim Lessons, Thursdays Week 5 (last night)

MONDAY - 22nd  - Open/Family/Lap 7-9
Pool Closed Tuesday and Wednesday for staff meetings/other district functions
THURSDAY - 25th - Open/Family/Lap 7-9










 
SWIM LESSON INFO

Email registration is still being accepted for remaining class spots. All Tuesday 7:05 classes are now closed (Parent/child and preschool). Other classes all still have several spots left.


General schedule is posted below, as are class times and descriptions.



SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

Parent/Child will only be offered on Tuesdays for this session.

 Classes are scheduled to begin on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 4th for Tuesday classes and will run for 5 weeks. Class dates are: April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and May 2nd

Thursday, April 20th for Thursday classes and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. Class dates are: April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, and 18th.

Classes are $45 for 5 classes, $40 for each additional child in the same family. 



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ages 6 and Over  (8:05 -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 3-5 (7:05 - 7:35) or 4-6 (7:35 - 8:05)  (Preschool and K level classes)  ~ 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  (7:05 - 7:35 Tuesdays) ~ 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.



Program Descriptions:

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 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.

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.


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 from 5-7 PM.

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 off representing us at Westminster (still a Titan!), as so many of our athletes go on to represent us at the collegiate level.

The Girls' Team is also the 2015-2016 Section Champions, making them back-to-back-to-back-to-back (4-PEAT!) section champs!! Two members of the girls' team, Arli and Ashley, represented WM at Bucknell University at States last season! 

 

South Hills Aquatics Team also practices at West Mifflin's aquatic facility, a developmental community team for children ages 5-18 that can successfully swim one length (25 yards) of the pool unassisted. From the basic fundamentals of the four competitive strokes to advanced sprint and distance swimmers, SHAQ works to help each child achieve their highest potential.

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 program, please check their website at

www.leaguelineup.com/southhillsaquatics

or email Steve Larkin at southhillsaquatics@gmail.com

 


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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