KW Swim School Lessons

Killer Whales Swim SchoolThe KW Swim School is a six-week, lesson-based swim program designed with the goal of teaching children to be safe swimmers. Our dynamic approach to swim instruction will offer the opportunity for children ages 3 to 12 to learn safe, effective, and sustainable aquatic skills. Every swimmer will progress through the swim school based on the completion of specific skills.

Our swim school students include a range from those with little to no aquatic experience, to those who can swim at least 12 yards unassisted, on their stomachs and on their backs, and are ready to gain endurance. Our swim school is directed by two of our KW Swim Team coaches. The instructors who are in the pool with the students are advanced members of our competitive KW Swim Team.


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The KW Swim School Consists of Five Levels

  • Level 1: Water Exploration: Help children feel comfortable in the water.
  • Level 2: Water Awareness: Teach fundamental aquatic skills related to water safety.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Help swimmers gain confidence through the development of a proper front crawl stroke (known as freestyle in competitive swimming).
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Begin to refine freestyle into an efficient stroke with coordinated side breathing.
  • Level 5: Pre-Competitive: Prepare swimmers for the Killer Whales competitive team. We encourage interested swimmers to join the KW Swim Team once they complete Level 5.


When & Where

  • Participants may sign up for one, two or three six-week session blocks based on the season.
    • Block 1 - Fall
    • Block 2 - Winter
    • Block 3 - Spring
  • Lessons are on Saturday mornings from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., 11:00 to 11:30 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Lessons take place at the Fox Chapel Area High School pool.


Requirements & Tips

  • Swimmers must be ages 3 to 12.
  • Parents are welcome to wait in the balcony pool spectator stands while their children take their classes.
  • All lessons participants must be toilet trained. No diapers are permitted in the pool.
  • The water temperature is kept at competition temperature (a little on the cooler side), so your child may want to wear a surf shirt during their classes.


Registration & Fees

  • The cost for one, six-week block session is $125.00.
  • Register your swimmer for the Level (shown above) that you think best fits their skill level.
  • We can easily move a swimmer up or down a level, if needed.
  • We fill classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited.
  • If lesson session blocks are full and you would like to be placed on our waitlist, please contact us.
  • We accept payment with debit cards (VISA or Mastercard only) and all major credit cards.
  • We do not prorate or refund registration fees for missed lessons.



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