WHAT Swim School 

WHAT Swim School is a Woodland Hills Aquatic Team program committed to making swimming safe and fun at all levels. Knowing how to swim lasts a lifetime—Swimmers will enjoy the benefits of swimming long after lessons end. We offer lessons in 8 week sessions throughout the year. 

WHAT Swim School Programs:

Group Lessons: WHAT Swim School offers small group classes for swimmers from beginner to pre-competitive as well as Parent and Toddler and Adult Learn to Swim lessons. Swimmers are grouped by both ability and age in order to provide a safe learning environment for our students to develop their skills. We keep our classes small so individual attention can be given to all our swimmers!

Private Lessons: WHAT Swim School offers private lessons for beginner through competitive level swimmers. Instructors are assigned based upon the needs of the swimmers and their availability. Private Lessons registration is open throughout the session but must be reserved at least one week in advance. Swimmers must register for each lesson individually. Private Lessons are offered throughout the school year but are not available during the Summer session.


Contact Coach Anna, What Swim School Director, with any questions or to learn more about our programs.  


Summer 2022 Session Information and Fees:

Registration for the Summer Session Opens May 17th at 7AM


Summer Session Group Lesson Dates:

Mondays starting June 6, 2022 and ending August 1, 2022 (No classes July 4, 2022)

Summer 2022 Monday      
Week 1 6/6/2022
Week 2 6/13/2022
Week 3 6/20/2022
Week 4  6/27/2022
No Classes/July 4th 7/4/2022
Week 5 7/11/2022
Week 6 7/18/2022
Week 7  7/25/2022
Week 8 8/1/2022

Group Lesson Fees:

  • $100 for 8 – 30 minute small group lessons (Parent & Toddler; Level 1; Level 2; Level 3)
  • $120 for 8 – 45 minute small group lessons (Level 4; Level 5; Adult Learn to Swim)

*Please note: No refunds or make-ups will be offered for swimmers who miss lessons. For more information refer to the Canceling Registration and WHAT Swim School Class Cancellation Policy information below.


Summer Session Group Lesson Class Description and Schedule: *If a class is full, sign up for the Waitlist. WHAT Swim School will make every effort to accommodate waitlisted swimmers.


Parent/Toddler Class: This 30-minute class is for swimmers age 12 months to 36 months. Parent/adult accompaniment in the water is required. This class will provide parents with water safety knowledge and practices for young swimmers. Swimmers will gain water adjustment and swimming readiness skills in a fun and enjoyable environment while interacting with their peers.

Summer 2022 Monday         
Parent & Toddler 5:30PM-6:00PM

Level 1: This 30-minute class is for children at least 3 years old and are able to follow the directions of the instructor without their parent being in the water. Please register for the Parent/Toddler class if the child is between 36 and 48 months and needs to have a parent with them to participate. Students in this level may be scared of the water and are unable to float or glide in the water unassisted.

Summer 2022 Monday      
Level 1 5:30PM-6:00PM
Level 1 5:30PM-6:00PM
Level 1 6:05PM-6:35PM
Level 1 6:05PM-6:35PM


Level 2: This 30-minute class is for children at least 4 years old. Students in this class are comfortable in the water, can blow bubbles and may be able to float and glide a short distance unassisted with face in the water.

Summer 2022 Monday     
Level 2 5:30PM-6:00PM
Level 2 6:05PM-6:35PM
Level 2 6:05PM-6:35PM
Level 2 6:40PM-7:10PM
Level 2 6:40PM-7:10PM
Level 2 7:15PM-7:45PM

Level 3: This 30-minute class is for swimmers working towards swimming 1/2 the length of a 25-yard pool unassisted and have no fear of deep water. Swimmers should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke a 1/4 length of the pool and jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted. 

Summer 2022 Monday        
Level 3 6:40PM-7:10PM
Level 3 6:40PM-7:10PM
Level 3 7:15PM-7:45PM

Level 4: This 45-minute class is for swimmers not afraid of deep water and working to swim a length of the pool Freestyle and Backstroke. Swimmers should be able to tread water for 1 minute. Swimmers who can perform multiple laps in a row with fairly good technique may register for the Level 5 class or the swim team.

Summer 2022 Monday         
Level 4 7:15PM-8:00PM

Level 5: This 45-minute class provides swimmers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle or backstroke without stopping.  Goals: Swim 25 yards of freestyle with bilateral breathing, swim 25 yards of each backstroke, breaststroke, and fly. Focus will be on swimmer’s technique. Swimmers who can swim a lap of all 4 competitive strokes may be ready to join the Swim Team.

Summer 2022 Monday         
Level 5 7:15PM-8:00PM

Adult Learn to Swim Class: Learn to conquer your fears and have fun in the water! This 45-minute class will focus on getting comfortable in the water, learning floating techniques, survival skills and basic swimming strokes. The class will be tailored to meet each participant’s needs so that they can become confident in the water.

Summer 2022 Monday         
Adult Learn to Swim 7:15PM-8:00PM


When registering, please select the confirm button at the bottom of the registration process. You should receive a confirmation email when registration is successfully completed. 

*If a class is full, sign up for the Waitlist. WHAT Swim School will make every effort to accommodate waitlisted swimmers.

Canceling Registration: 

Registrations canceled for Group Lessons will be subject to a $5 processing fee if done 24 hours prior to the beginning of the first class. Canceling a registration less than 24 hours prior to the first class or after the classes have started will result in you being charged the entire cost of the group lesson classes.

WHAT Swim School Class Cancellation Policy:

WHAT Swim School and WHAT Swim Team will be closed whenever the Woodland Hills School District closes for the day or cancels all after-school programs. In addition to school district announcements made through local news outlets, WHAT Swim School will notify participants, as soon as possible, by email and post the information on our website. WHAT Swim School only offers make-up dates for missed lessons if WHAT Swim School cancels the lesson.


Contact Coach Anna, What Swim School Director, with any questions or to learn more about our programs. 


Important: Health and Safety Protocols for Swim School: 

In order to make sure we follow all guidelines and respect the rules and regulations set forth by the CDC, Allegheny County Health Dept as well as the Woodland Hills School District, WHAT Swim School has put in place the following procedures:

  • Swimmers will enter through the designated doorway at the rear of the high school and check-in with a lifeguard or instructor before entering the pool. Details regarding entrance and exit from the pool area will be emailed to all participants prior to the first class. Under no circumstances will anyone enter through the school. 
  • Parent/Guardian will be required to sign a liability waiver for the school district and WHAT Swim School for their swimmer(s) each session, before the swimmer's first class.
  • Each class will wait at the assigned seating areas for their lesson to begin and to leave their belongings. 
  • Parent/Guardian(s) are permitted to accompany their child into the pool facility and can view lessons from the spectator seating area. Our registered class participants (swimmers) 6 years old and younger are permitted to have 1 parent/guardian accompany them on the pool deck to ensure safe entry and exit from the pool area.  
  • Our locker rooms are only open for bathroom emergencies so please have them changed and ready to swim.  Upon exiting the pool, they will not be permitted to change in the locker rooms.  Swimmers can pull clothes over their swim suits or wrap in a towel to exit the facility.


- Contact Coach Anna, What Swim School Director, if you have any questions or concerns about the safety of the WHAT Swim School program