Feel invited.

Join in and bring others along with you too.

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Calling for Saturday activities to swimmers with The Ellis School

Swim pool is 25 yards long.

Allegheny Middle School swim pool is under the gym. Enter the pool on the door at the farthest left side when looking at the school from Arch Street, just across the street from the Aviary.

Family Efforts

Make the Saturday Swim School fit into everyone's schedule as kids of different age groups and grades are welcome to participate at the same time. Both boys and girls, of course. Even adult guardians are able to swim and help coach and compete too.

Scouts & Groups

Cub Scouts from the east end attend a Saturday Swim School in the spring of 2017 to work on their swim skills and aquatic safety. Plus, kids and guardians got to enjoy a great game of SKWIM. The scouts and guardians teamed up to play against a local squad of kids who were mostly from The Pittsburgh Project.

A high school senior from Northgate, Nick, included activities at the Saturday Swim School within his efforts in a quest for his Eagle Scout project in a past October event . Everyone had fun and money was raised for the supplies for the next phase. See the blog post.

Rowers, get your swim test paperwork completed

Rowers from Steel City Rowing and other local clubs can come to the Saturday Swim School and get tested and their papers signed for gaining admission to rowing opportunities on the rivers. Print out your form. Call ahead to make certain that the session is going to occur on that Saturday. More at:

History and Past Encounters with the Saturday Swim School

  • See some of the fun that has unfolded on prior Saturdays.
Saturday Swim School

Winter time water fun with SKWIM as part of the Saturday Swim School on the Northside. 

  • Schedule for Saturday, December 23, 2017:

    10 to 11 am lap swim and workout
    11 am to noon, game play with disk, ball or puck — or all three.
    With the closing of the Obama Swim Pool due to a broken heater, we have been moving to hold swim practices elsewhere. We are able to swim at Oliver High School on Saturday. Sorry for the late notice.

  • Archives:
    Schedule for Saturday, December 16, 2017:

    8:30 am warm up
    9 am to 10 am = 50 x 50 yards @ 1:00 or as fast or slow as desired.
    10 am to 11:30 am is SKWIM game with all present (sorta like water polo, but easier for ball skills and good for the swimming fitness)
    11:30 to noon is middle school lesson and could do passing in deep end with water polo balls.
    noon to 1:30 pm is SKWIM game day again

  • This did NOT happen due to the ice and snow storm and PPS cancelling all activities. But, here was what we proposed.

    The weather outside looks frightful. Ice, dropping temperatures, up to four-inches of snow. So, be prudent and CALL ME, on my cell phone, 412-298-3432, before heading out into the cold and winter conditions. Pittsburgh Public School is also keen on calling off all school activities. If that is the case, we’re not getting into the pool as well.

    8 am open for early bird lap swimming
    9-11:30 am open for varsity swimming practices (adults welcome too)
    10:30 – 11:30 am water polo passing and leg strength (adults welcome too)
    11:30 am to 1 pm, middle school and youth swim and water polo

  • Bad Weather Notices:
    * If there are no activities for Pittsburgh Public Schools, there there is no Saturday Swim School. Call Coach Mark, or check the website here, or the PPS Website, 
    Pittsburgh Public Schools did cancel all activities due to the ice and snow on 1/13/2018. 

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