The Oil City YMCA has a 6-lane heated pool with Aquatics for all ages. Swim lessons are available for babies 6 weeks old to children 12 years old. These classes are fun and teach your little ones about water safety and the fun of swimming.
Swim teams are available in the summer and the River Otters swim team meets September through March for ages 5 to 18 years old. Learn competive swimming while making new friends at the Oil City YMCA.
Check out our programs and classes below. You can register online (click the button above).
FLIP & DIP – Monthly program held through May
This program is held Thursdays, September through May, from 5 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. for ages 3, 4 & 5. Children begin with a half hour gymnastics lesson and then head to the pool for a 30 minute swim lesson with the beginner swim class. Parents must be present to help with the transition. Hint: Girls wear swimsuits for gymnastics and boys wear their trunks and a t-shirt for fast change. Monthly fee: $20 for members and $40 for non-members.
AQUATIC EASTER EGG HUNT
Held Saturday, April 11, 2020. Enjoy the tradition of Easter Egg Hunting with a twist! Hop into our pool and collect as many eggs as you can. Eggs will be both floating and underwater. Collect your eggs and turn them in for a prize! Register from March 15-April 7, 2020. $5/members; $10/non-members.
- Age 1-3 1:15—1:30 pm
- Age 4-6 1:45—2:15 pm
- Age 7-10 2:30—3:00 pm
SAFETY AROUND WATER – May 18 -22
A free swim program for local youth ages 5-12 with little or no swimming ability. This program will help kids learn basic swimming skills and important water safety. Lesson plans are designed for grade school children with little or no swimming skills. Kids will learn water safety, basic swimming skills, rescue skills while building character and having fun. Session A: 5:35 pm –6:05 pm; Session B: 6:10 pm –6:40 pm. Advance registration is required by calling 814-677-3000.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CLASS
Interested in a summer job or challenging career as a lifeguard? Learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED and skills necessary to work as a lifeguard. Held online April 13—17; Hands-on sessions April 18 from 12—8 pm and April 19 from 12-5 pm. Must be at least 15 and pass swimming requirements. $175/Member; $200/Non Member.
SCUBA CLASS (Free trial class April 15 at 8 pm)
Earn an S.D.I. Open Water Certification in this exciting class taught by Jim Flinchbaugh April 22—May 27 from 6—9:45 pm. For more information or to register, contact Jim at 673-3933 or email email@example.com. Cost: $375 ($50 deposit required) for ages 12+.
TWO MILE RUN CROSBY BEACH
Get ready for summer! Two Mile Run Crosby Beach opens June 6 with a FREE beach party for youth with report cards. Passes go on sale at the YMCA in May.
SUMMER SWIM TEAM
Get ready for the Keystone Games in July! Summer Competitive Swim Team for ages 5-18 begins on June 10 and meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 am—9:00 am. $75/Members.
WAVES OF FUN & FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Pool party every Thursday and Friday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Y pool. Come and swim with the inflatable toys! FREE to Members!
RIVER OTTERS COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM
River Otters Swim Team (Sept-March)
For swimmers ages 5-18.
Join the Oil City YMCA River Otters Swim Team. Learn the skills and techniques for competitive swimming while making new friends and being part of a team. Practices are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30-6 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm.
Team fees for the 2019-2020 season are:
$150 first child in family, $145 second child, and $140 third child. The season for high school swimmers is $75.
For more information, please contact Jen Kissell-Dudek at 677-3000.
Jen Kissell-Dudek is the Head Swim Team Coach. You may contact her HERE.
Shop through the Swim Outlet Link for all your swim team needs and part of the proceeds benefits the Oil City YMCA Swim Team.
CLICK HERE FOR SWIM OUTLET.
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Group swim lessons are only $5 for kids ages 6 weeks – 12 years old with Y Family Memberships! Classes run monthly and all swimmers must register in advance at the membership desk by the first of the month.
GROUP SWIM LESSON
- 5:35-6:05 pm Beginner
- 6:10-6:40 pm Me and My Shadow
- 6:10-6:40 pm Intermediate
- 6:45-7:15 pm Advanced
- 6:45-7:15 pm Adult
Tuesday/Thursday Monthly Fee
Me and My Shadow–$5 with Family Membership/$20 with Youth Membership/$40 non-members
Beginner–$5 with Family Membership/$25 with Youth Membership/$50 non-members
Intermediate/Advanced–$5 with Family Membership/$28 with Youth Membership/$60 non-members
The advanced swim lessons will include one kayak lesson a month.
GROUP SWIM LESSON SATURDAY
9:00-9:30 am Beginner and Adult
9:30-10:00 am Me and My Shadow/Int./Adv.
9:30-10:00 am Adult
Saturday Monthly Fee
Me and My Shadow–$5 with Family Membership/$10 with Youth Membership/$25 non-member
Beginner–$5 with Family Membership/$15 with Youth Membership/$40 non-members
Intermediate/Advanced–$5 with Family Membership/$15 with Youth Membership/$40 non-members
Adult–$5 with Y Membership/$40 non-members
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
By arrangement with the aquatics director. Four 30 minute lessons a month, once a week.
Youth Monthly fee: $45 members/$60 non-members.
Adult Monthly Fee: $60 members/$80 non-members.
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