More time for fun this summer

With the less hectic pace of summer at Penn, there’s more time for you to take advantage of the Penn Recreation Department’s many facilities and classes.

All Recreation Department facilities — Gimbel Gym, Katz Fitness Center, Sheerr Pool, Hutchinson Gym and Pool, the Penn Fitness Center and the Ringe Squash Courts — will be open throughout the summer. Gimbel Gym and its facilities will be open every day of the week; the facilities at Hutchinson Gym will be open Monday through Friday. All facilities will be closed July 4. For exact facility hours each day, click on “Today’s Facility Hours” at

The Recreation Department also offers instruction in several popular activities this summer.

ADULT SWIMMING: Two classes. Class One meets from noon to 1 p.m Tuesdays from June 6 through July 25; Class Two meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from June 14 to July 26 in Sheerr Pool, Gimbel Gym, 37th and Walnut streets. Fee $100, faculty and staff $85, students $65.

AEROBICS: Classes every day from June 5 through July 28 in Gimbel Gym. An unlimited pass good for the entire season is available for $35; single day aerobics passes cost $5 each.

TENNIS: Two classes. Beginner and advanced beginner classes meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from June 26 through July 19, and Intermediate classes meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 27 through July 25, at Levy Tennis Pavilion, 3120 Walnut St. (behind Class of 1923 Rink). Fee $45, students $20.

YOGA: Noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from July 10 through August 10 in Studio I, Hutchinson Gym, 33rd St. next to the Palestra. Fee $85, faculty and staff $60, students $40.

For complete information on all Recreation Department programs and events, visit or call 215-898-6100.


Originally published on June 1, 2000