• Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What should I bring to lessons?

    A: Bring an extra change of clothes, a towel and a shoe that is easy to slide on and off. The South Fayette Aquatics Department will provide the equipment for swim lessons. Children who are not fully potty trained should wear a snug-fitting swim diaper.  Goggles are highly recommended for more advance swimmers that are in Learn to Swim, Level 4 and up.

    Q: What door should I enter through to get to the pool?

    A: You should enter through the pool side doors on the left side of the building. The doors are directly beside the grass practice field. Marked as Entrance B2.

    Q: Where should I change my child?

    A: You can change your child either in the locker rooms or in the bathrooms located in the hallway off of the pool lobby. Absolutely no child is permitted to be changed on deck, in the seating area or in the lobby.

    Q: Where should I sit or stand during lessons?

    A: After you drop your child off for lessons, you may sit in the seating area above the pool or in the hallway. Please do not stand on the stairs leading to the deck as it becomes distracting to children. We ask that no parents stay on deck for your safety and the safety of your child and our instructors.

    Q: What if my child has never been in water before?

    A: Our instructors are very skilled and will help your child every step of the way. Our instructors realize that all children have different experiences and will make sure your child is safe at all times.

    Q: How do I know which age group/level is right for my swimmer?
    A: Parent n Tot: 6 months- 2 years old
    Preschool: 3-5 years old
    Learn to Swim: 6 years old and up

    Q:How do I know what level is right for my swimmer?
    A: If you are unsure on the placement of your swimmer, don’t worry.  Our attentive instructors will assess skills on the first day of lessons to ensure your child is placed in the proper level.  We understand that everyone learns in their own ways and at their own speeds, which is why our instructors observe and adjust teaching methods as needed.

    Q: When are swimming lessons offered?
    A: Swimming lessons are offered during the Spring (March-May), Summer (June-July) and Fall (September-December).  We currently do not offer winter session swimming lessons or open swim.

    Q:What are the pool hours of operation?
    A: Spring and Fall Pool Hours are identical and listed below.  Summer hours are different as we adhere to the school districts hours of operation from Monday-Thursday.

    Spring & Fall

    Adult Swim
    Monday, Thursday 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
    Saturday 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Family Swim
    Tuesday 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
    Saturday 11:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Summer
    Monday-Thursday Open Swim 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Q:  Is it okay to eat before a swim lesson?
    A: Everyone digests food differently, however, it is recommended that you do not feed your child a full hour prior to swim lessons.  Without allowing proper time for digestion, if a child vomits into the pool water, this presents a health risk for all swimmers and potential closure of the pool.

    Q: Do you offer adult swim lessons?
    A: We currently do not offer adult lessons.  If you’re interested in learning how to swim, speak to the Aquatics Director on duty about private lessons.

    Q:What is the make-up policy if lessons are cancelled?
    A:Sometimes unexpected circumstances cause a cancellation of lessons.  There are no make-ups available as we are limited with scheduling, but will try our best to re-schedule.