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
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.
RIVER OTTERS COMPETITVE SWIM TEAM
This program begins September 23th for ages 5-18. Practices are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 –5:30 pm. Regular season meets are held on weekends through February. Join the team for a trial week, September 23-27, for $10! Contact Jen Kissell-Dudek, head swim coach at 814-677-3000 for more information. Program fee is $150 for the season.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING
Are you interested in a great seasonal job or a career as a lifeguard? Learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, first aid & CPR you’ll need to work as a lifeguard. The class is online from December 23-27. In-class sessions are held December 28 from 12 – 8 pm and December 29 from 12-5 pm. Ages 15+. Cost is $175/Members and $200/Non-Members.
HOLIDAY SWIM CHALLENGE
Challenge yourself to a holiday swim, or 24 of them. Swim 24 lengths on December 2, 23 lengths on December 3 and so on, until you have one length left to swim on December 23. All who finish the challenge receive a T-shirt. Register by December 2.Cost $15.
YOUTH INDOOR TRIATHLON
Swim, bike and run at the YMCA. Every athlete receives a shirt and participation ribbon. Awards for the top 3 finishers in each division. Ages 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15. Flexible start times from December 16-20, 2019. Cost $20/Member, $30/Non-member, $35 Team, includes t-shirt.
CARNIVAL SWIM CHALLENGE
Swim 23 miles in preparation for Fat Tuesday. Track your yardage as you challenge yourself to a healthier lifestyle. Participants that complete the 23 miles will parade around in a new shirt! The challenge is open to anyone age 8-99. Begins January 2, 2020; Ends February 25, 2020. $20 for Members
SAFETY AROUND WATER—December 9-16, 2019
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.
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!
WAVES OF FUN
Join us for a pool party from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening at the YMCA pool. Swim with inflatable toys in the pool. FREE for members; Guest passes available for non-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
- 10:30-11:00 am Me and My Shadow
- 10:30-11:00 am Beginner
- 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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