Dive into Fun: Swimming at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Why Choose the YMCA for Swimming in Pittsburgh?

Discover the best swimming experience in Pittsburgh at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Dive into our top-notch facilities, expert instructors, and aquatic programs for all ages.

Our YMCA boasts modern pools and facilities designed for your comfort and safety. Enjoy clean, well-maintained pools and locker rooms for a hassle-free swimming experience.

No matter your age, swimming is an activity that you can continue for a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a cool summer activity to do with the family, a way to get healthy, the chance to join a team to compete, or to learn a life-saving skill, the Y offers something for everyone.

Swimming teaches confidence, endurance, determination, teamwork, and much more. We are committed to your safety. All YMCA aquatics programs are conducted under the supervision of certified lifeguards and trained instructors. We have enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure a safe environment for all.

Reserve Your Lap Lane RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Member Lap Swim Registration

  • Reservations OPEN 26 hours in advance
  • Reservations CLOSE 1 hour in advance
  • Your reserved spot is only valid for one individual membership. Any additional member living within your household must have their own reservation.
  • Please cancel your spot if you are no longer able to make your scheduled swim time.
  • Lanes will be split into two and members are asked to stay on the side of the lane while sharing. Please enter and exit at opposite ends of the lane.




Just because your child can't dive-in doesn't mean they can't work on their technique to help them advance and stay safe around water. See below for a list of homework based on swim level.

Besides being great exercise and a challenging sport, swimming is a life skill. The Y offers swim lessons of all kinds for all ages—family swim, competitive swim teams, and many types of adaptive-swim programs for kids and adults with special needs. We want everybody to be safe while they enjoy the pleasures of being around and in the water.

Swim Lessons

The Y is "America’s Swim Instructor" and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.

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Swim Team

Being part of a YMCA swim team is a great way to master swimming techniques and learn how to compete.

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Drop-In Swim

Come drop-in for a swim at the YMCA. You’ll feel great. Click location below to explore your pool schedule.

Allegheny Y »
Baierl Family Y »
Sampson Family Y »
Spencer Family Y »
Thelma Lovette Y »
Outdoor Pools

When it’s hot outside, there’s no place cooler than the pool at the Y. Outdoor Pools are available at the following locations. Explore your branch amenities below.

Baierl Family Y »
Sampson Family Y »