Due to COVID-19 the WHAT Swim School program has been put temporarily on hold. We hope that as the school year gets rolling and the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 continue we will, at some point, be able to resume offering swim lessons to our community. We will continue to work with the district and will let you know as soon as we are able to restart our program.  

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—your child will reap the benefits of swimming long after lessons end. We offer group lesson blocks multiple times a year. ​All lessons are half an hour except for Level 5, which are 45 minutes and taught by one of our swim team coaches.
  • $100 for 8 group lesson



Important: COVID-19 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:

  • Parents will bring their children to the back of the school and drop them off at the metal doors at the back of the pool nearest the stadium where the instructors or lifeguard will greet them.  (Due to construction on the stadium you may need to park further down and walk them to the door.  Under no circumstances will anyone enter through the school.  The entrances to the school are under construction and will not be open.)
  • No parents will be permitted into the facility (pool deck or building) unless there is an emergency.  This allows us to keep our numbers down and maintain our best opportunity for social distancing.
  • Swimmers over 2 years old are asked to wear a mask to and from the pool deck and should if possible, practice social distancing when entering and exiting the pool.  No mask is required on the pool deck itself.
  • Our locker rooms will only be 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 through the same back pool doors.
  • If you or your child is not feeling well in any way, you must keep your child at home to protect the safety of others as well as the facility.  Any child that complains of any illness will be immediately removed and a parent/guardian will pick them up ASAP.
  • All parents will be required to sign liability waivers for the school district and WHAT Swim School before entering the facility.


Please note: No refunds or make-ups will be offered for missed lessons.

Dates for 2020-2021 Sessions: 

The 2020-2021 Swim School Program is currently on hold due to COVID-19.

Dates will be posted when available



*Lesson descriptions are listed below


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.

When classes are filled, please register on the waitlist. 

Canceled Registrations
Canceled registrations will be subject to a $5 processing fee if done prior to the beginning of class. Canceling a registration after the class has started will result in you being charged the entire cost of the class unless I am able to substitute from a wait-list, in which case you will be charged on a prorated basis.
Contact Coach Anna with any questions or to learn more about our programs. 
Lesson Descriptions
Parent/Toddler (Ages 12 to 36 months)
This 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.
Level 1: Water Adjustment (Ages 3 - 10)
Children in level 1 should be at least 3 years old, though we generally recommend children do not start until they are 4. Students in this level are usually scared of the water, are unable to float or glide in the water. To pass this level swimmers need to be able to perform the following skills:
  • Blowing bubbles
  • floating unassisted
  • submerge face multiple times without stopping
  • glide short distance unassisted with flutter kick
  • walk in shallow water (disregarded depending on student's height)
Level 2: Beginner (Ages 4 - 12)
Children in level 2 should be at least 4 years old. Students are able to float unassisted, glide a short distance unassisted with face in the water. To pass this level swimmers should be able to:
  • swim freestyle or back stroke ¼ of a 25 yard pool
  • Jump in water that is overhead and return to wall without assistance
  • Retrieve underwater objects
Level 3: Intermediate (Ages 4 - 12)
To be in this level swimmers should be working to swim 1/2 the length of a 25 yard pool unassisted and have no fear of shallow water. To pass level 3 swimmer should be able to perform the following:
  • swim over ½ pool Freestyle and Backstroke with good technique
  • swim and jump in deep water without fear
  • tread water for 30 seconds
  • Rudimentary rotary breathing
Level 4: Advanced (Ages 4 - 12)
Swimmers in level 4 are not afraid of deep water and working to swim a length of the pool Freestyle and Backstroke. Can 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 the swim team. To pass this level swimmers should be able to:
  • Dive
  • Swim 25 freestyle and backstroke with good technique
  • Do rudimentary Butterfly and Breaststroke
  • Rotary breathing
Swimmers who pass Level 4 may join the Level 5 class or the swim team.
Level 5: Pre-competitive (Ages 4 - 12)
This class provides the opportunity for young kids, ages 5 to 12, 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. This group meets two days per week with a total of 8 classes per session. Class duration is 45 minutes. Goals: Swim 25 yards of freestyle with bilateral breathing, swim 25 yards of each backstroke, breaststroke, and fly. Focus will be on swimmers technique. Swimmers who can swim a lap of all 4 competitive strokes may be ready to join the Swim Team.
Adult Learn to Swim (Ages 13 and Older)
Learn to conquer your fears! Our goal is getting you comfortable in the water by learning floating techniques, survival skills and basic water strokes. The class will be tailored to meet each participants needs.
Private Lessons
Private lessons are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings dependent on instructor and pool availability. If interested contact Coach Anna for more information.