Upper St. Clair Township

Aquatics

Our Community & Recreation Center is pleased to offer a variety of year round aquatic opportunities for all ages. Click below to explore!
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Group Swim Lessons (American Red Cross)
Our year round group swim lesson program works with individuals of all ages and swimming abilities; beginning with skills like water familiarization and swimming readiness and progressing to advanced stroke development and fitness swimming.  To select the appropriate level for you or your child, please view the skills chart below. 

Group Swim Lesson Refund Policy
  • Cancellations must be received a week prior to the first meeting day of any program unless otherwise noted. No refunds will be issued after the first meeting date for any reason. 
2024 Group Swim Lesson Schedule (Through June of 2024)
Swim Lesson Dates Number of Classes Member Registration Opens Non-Member Registration Opens
February 12th to March 23rd 6 Registration Closed Registration Closed
April 1st to May 4th 5 March 18th at 8 a.m.
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March 19th at 8 a.m.
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May 6th to May 25th 3 April 22nd at 8 a.m. April 23rd at 8 a.m.
June 3rd to July 6th 5 May 20th at 8 a.m. May 21st at 8 a.m.

*The time, day, and instructor are subject to change from session to session based upon staff availability.  
*Fees for Group Swim Lessons are based upon the number of classes in a session as well as membership status.

Group Swim Lesson Skills Chart 
Select the best class for you or your child before registering for lessons, please note that all parent and child group classes require adult/guardian to be in water assisting child. Preschool level 2 and above require skills to be performed independently without floatation. 

Parent & Child Program-Skills Taught (6 months to 4 years of age)
Parent & Child Level 1 (Parent must be in the water assisting child)
  • Water familiarization and swimming readiness
  • Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to water
Parent & Child Level 2 (Parent must be in the water assisting child)
  • Improve skills learned in Parent & Child Level 1 and teach more advanced skills
  • Continue to build water safety knowledge
Preschool Swim Program-Skills Taught (Ages 4 to 5)
Preschool Level 1 (Skills will be taught with instructor assistance)
  • Entering/Exiting water safely
  • Submerging face & blowing bubbles
  • Assisted front & back glide for two body lengths
  • Back float
  • Arm and hand treading action
  • Arm and leg action on front and back
Preschool Level 2 (Skills will be performed independently without floatation)
  • Entering water using a ladder or stairs
  • Bobbing 5 times
  • Front & back glide for 2 body lengths 
  • Front & back float
  • Arm & leg treading action for 15 seconds
  • Arm & leg action on front and back for 3 body lengths
Preschool Level 3 (Student must pass Level 2 before entering Level 3)
  • Entering water by jumping
  • Bobbing 10 times
  • Rotary breathing
  • Back glide for 3 body lengths 
  • Front float for 10 seconds & back float for 15 seconds
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Arm & leg action on front and back for 5 body lengths
Preschool Level 4-Advanced Preschool (Student must pass Level 3 before entering Level 4)
  • Diving from seated and kneeling position
  • Deep water floating on front and back
  • Streamlined position pushes off from wall
  • Front and back crawl
  • Elementary backstroke
Youth Learn to swim Program-Skills Taught (Ages 6+)
Level 1 
  • Bubble blowing
  • Retrieving objects under water
  • Back float
  • Arm treading
  • Assisted front and back glide
  • Arm and leg action on front and back 2 body lengths
Level 2 (Students must pass Level 1 before entering Level 2)
  • Submerge under water for 10 seconds
  • Rotary breathing
  • Front & back glide for 2 body lengths 
  • Front & back floating
  • Arm & leg treading action
  • Arm & leg actions on front and back for 5 body lengths
Level 3 (Student must pass Level 2 before entering Level 3)
  • Dive from sitting and kneeling position 
  • Survival floating
  • Treading- 1 minute
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke- 25 yards
  • Breaststroke and dolphin kick
Level 4 (Student must pass Level 3 before entering Level 4)
  • Diving 
  • Open turns for front and back crawl
  • Treading- 2 minutes
  • Breaststroke and butterfly-15 yards
  • Dolphin kick
Level 5 (Student must pass Level 4 before entering Level 5)
  • Shallow angle diving
  • Flip turns for front and back crawl 
  • Treading- 5 minutes
  • Front/back crawl and Elementary backstroke-50 yards
  • Breaststroke and butterfly-25 yards
  • Sidestroke, sculling
Level 6 (Student must pass Level 5 before entering Level 6)
  • Skill proficiency-working on stroke technique
  • Fitness swimmer: Building endurance
  • Swimming fundamentals (Sets, pace clock, circle swimming)

Private Swim Lessons 
Join our private swim lesson waitlist*
*Please note our waitlist is only open to C&RC Members or Upper St. Clair Residents at this time due to high demand*
Our private swim lessons provide an opportunity to work one on one with an experienced aquatics instructor to improve swimming skills. 
2024 Private Swim Lesson Package Pricing 
Private Swim Lesson Package C&RC Members Non-Members
4 Lessons (30 minutes) $142.00 $176.00
8 Lessons (30 minutes) $272.00 $337.00
12 Lessons (30 minutes) $354.00 $438.00
18 Lessons (30 minutes) $513.00 $635.00

Outdoor Pool
Outside Lily Pad and Slide
The outdoor pool is closed for the season. Check back here for more details regarding Summer 2024 in April!

Indoor Leisure Pool Schedule
Indoor Leisure Pool Schedule (April 8th - April 14th)
Indoor Leisure Pool Schedule (April 15th - April 21st)

Lap Lane Reservation (C&RC Members Only)
Lap lane booking is open to C&RC Members only by advanced registration using our online booking system (Skedda). Please note that daily visitors have access to our resistance channel and indoor leisure pool. Due to demand, access to the lap pool is only for C&RC Members.
Book a lane here
How do I book a lane?
  • When booking a lane for the first time, select the available timeslot you wish to book.
Skedda Booking
  • Make sure to double check the amount of time you are booking. The maximum booking time is 45 minutes but lap swimmers are able to swim until the conclusion of the hour.  Note your booking secures 1/2 of a lane as it shared among two swimmers. 
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  • Once you click book, you are asked to enter an e-mail, thus creating an account. For families with multiple swimmers, please make a separate account with a unique e-mail for each swimmer. 
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  • Due to limited lane availability, we ask that all swimmers cancel their reservation as soon as possible when they are no longer able to attend. To cancel, please view your e-mail confirmation and select my bookings. 
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  • From there, all your available bookings will be visible. Select manage and cancel booking. 
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