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Learn to Swim: Where to Find Swimming Lessons in Robinson

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Robinson Publisher May 15, 2023

I'm a firm believer in swimming lessons as a life-saving skill.  Something that's absolutely necessary.  Not for fun: as a life-saving skill. I urge you to check out the many opportunities to enroll your child in swim lessons around the West Pittsburgh area! While we have rounded up some free learn to swim options for you, if the times and locations don't work for you, maybe look into some paid classes and consider it an investment. 

Allegheny County offers FREE learn to swim classes at all the county swimming facilities taught by the Allegheny County Lifeguards! Ages 6 and up! These free swim lessons will provide instruction based on the American Red Cross guidelines. Children will be grouped according to skill level on the first day of class. 100% attendance is recommended. No certificate is obtained upon completion.

See below for specific dates and locations

Boyce Park Wave Pool

July 17th - July 21st, 2023

July 24th - July 28th, 2023

Monday through Friday 10:15 am - 11 am

North Park Swimming Pool 

June 26th - June 30th, 2023
Monday through Friday 10:15 am - 11 am

Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool 

July 17th - July 21st, 2023

July 24th - July 28th, 2023

Monday through Friday 10:15 am - 11 am

South Park Wave Pool 

July 17th - July 21st, 2023

July 24th - July 28th, 2023

Monday through Friday 10:15 am - 11 am

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Swimming lessons will be made available to residents of Robinson Township initially with any remaining spots opening to non-residents. Each Learn to Swim session will take place from Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks, with Fridays being utilized as a weather make-up if needed. Register at

Community Pre-Testing

Robinson Township Residents Only

Tuesday, May 16

Wednesday, May 17

Thursday, May 18


Pre-testing allows your child to be evaluated by our staff prior to registration for learn-to-swim. This helps us to place them in the most developmentally appropriate class.

Time slots will be available in 15-minute beginning each half hour increments. If you have multiple children, they can be scheduled during one time slot. Registration for pre-testing opens May 9

Learn to Swim Lessons

Session 1: June 19-22 and June 26-29

Session 2: July 10-13 and July 17-20

Session 3: July 24-27 and July 31-August 3

Pre-K(Ages 4-6) & Parent & Child (Ages 1-3) 9:00AM-9:30AM

Levels 1-7 (Ages 7 and older) 9:30AM-10:15AM

Pre-K (Ages 4-6) & Parent and Child (Ages 1-3) 10:15AM-10:45AM

$65 Resident/$80 Non-Resident

Online registration opens for residents on May 30. Registration opens for non-residents on June 5 only if space remains.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons with our trained staff will be available to both residents and nonresidents of any age. Participants will receive one-on-one attention from our instructors who will individualize each lesson to meet the specific needs and abilities of each participant.

Private lessons are 30 minutes long and are held at the following times:


11:00AM-11:30AM and 11:30AM-12:00PM

Fridays from 9:00AM-12:00PM with lessons beginning each half hour

1 Lesson $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident

4 Lessons $100 Resident/$140 Non-Resident

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