Aquatics Programs







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

​Please note - there are some time changes this season!

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. 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. Family swim nights will begin in November!

  WINTER SCHEDULE

HELP US GIVE BACK! Until December 19th, bring any unwrapped toy to help make Christmas a little brighter for local children or any blankets/towels/sheets that you don't use anymore, tennis balls, or Purina Chicken and Rice dog food to give to a local animal shelter and be entered to win $50 in gift cards! One entry per item, or 3 entries for the dog food!! Winner drawn on December 20th! Bring to any pool function!!

Tuesday December 11 - Varsity Meet - 6 PM  - Come cheer on our swimmers!
Wednesday December 12 - Open/Family/Lap Swim - 7:30-9
Thursday December 13 - Registration is closed!!! We have a huge turnout and everything is ready to go!! 7 PM - 8:45 PM Swim with Santa! It was a huge success last year! Come out as a family and spend a night at the pool! The pool will be open for swimming, and there will be crafts and snacks for the whole family! There will also be...a visit from the big red guy himself, and if you're on his nice list, he might just
have a special gift for you! Cost is $3 per child and registration is required so we have enough treats for all! Please email Laura @ doltonl@wmasd.org with the names and ages of children attending and also the number of adults! Adults are FREE but still must register :)  (All children must be accompanied by an adult!)




Please remember that during OPEN swims, all children under 12 MUST be accompanied by at least one adult per 4 children.
(Unless the children are all yours :) ) 
During FAMILY swims (beginning in November), all minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This helps give our families with littles some quieter pool time to enjoy!
Please pay attention to the calendar, as both will be on the schedule beginning in November!

THIS POLICY WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED


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

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!

***We are still 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.

  Descriptions and costs of all activities are posted below.



 
SWIM LESSON INFO

Next full session will begin in January, stay tuned for details!

SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE Cost is $50 for 5 weeks for the first child, and $40 for each additional child in the SAME family (resides in the same home).

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 ) ~ 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 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!!

 


 


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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