Upenn Recreation

Aquatic PRograms and Classes

    • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga and Fitness

      Join Aqua Vida and Penn’s Campus Recreation as we bring a taste of summer Penn’s Campus for Stress Relief Week. Best of all, it’s free to Campus Rec Members!

      Philadelphia’s only floating studio has partnered with Campus Rec to bring you a unique blend of classes designed to stimulate mind, body and soul. We’re taking our popular outdoor program and bringing it to the Sheerr Pool at the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center!

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      Aqua Vida SUP Yoga Flow  (Tuesday 4/26 5p-6:15p)

      You change your clothes with the seasons, so why not your yoga practice? Honor your body by being in tune with nature. Aqua Vida takes everything you love about yoga and adds a touch of nature, an added challenge of instability and the bliss of floating on the water. Our classes are designed to create a supportive environment for students of all levels. Just bring your playfulness and sense of adventure!

      Aqua Warriors SUP Fitness (Friday 4/29 6:45a-8:00a)

      Looking to up the ante? Challenge yourself by taking your fitness onto the water and to the next level. Our SUP Fitness classes are designed for maximum calorie burn in the shortest amount of time. This class is a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. You get everything you need in one workout, plus the added challenge of instability. We want to get you fit, get you healthy, challenge your mind, challenge your body, and, most importantly, MAKE FITNESS FUN!

      Join us for yoga and fitness like you’ve never experienced before! Classes fill up fast so reserve a board now.

      Click Here to sign up for a notification next time we offer this class!

      *Although the goal is not to enter the water, please wear workout clothing that can get wet.

    • Aqua-Fitness

      Aqua Zumba is here to stay!  Join the class on Thursday mornings at 7:15 in lanes 1 and 2 of the shallow side.  The best part? It is FREE for the rest of the spring 2016 semester and summer!

      Aqua Zumba is perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a music based, low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.


      There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.

      Drop in FOR FREE on Thursday mornings at 7:15 through the end of the spring semester.

    • Swim Clinics

      Advanced and intermediate swimmers can join us for a 1.25-1.5 hour clinic that narrowly focuses on a particular aspect of swimming. These clinics will offer instruction on creating personal workouts and goals, using pool equipment, and refining and enhancing your stroke mechanics. Clinics will run in the deep end for both adults and children and will be limited in size.  Available clinic topics may include breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, starts & turns, diving and more.  If there is one you’d like to see, please send an email to upennaquatics@gmail.com requesting it.

      Fall 2016 Clinics
      All Clinics run on Sundays from 10:15a-11:45a, each clinic will be divided by age and ability level.

      1. 8/21/16 – Starts & Turns
      2. 9/25/16 – Freestyle
      3. 10/23/16 – Breaststroke
      4. 11/20/16 – Starts & Turns
      5.  12/11/16 – Backstroke

      Cost: $60 for members; $75 for Penn-affiliates

      Sign up for one or all of the clinics when registration opens and we will see you on the pool deck!

Subscribe to the AQUATICS LISTSERV

If you would like to be updated on the pool schedule, activities, or pool programming consider signing up to receive emails from our newly created aquatics list-serve.

To join the list-serv email Katherine Gold with the following:

Subject: List-serv

Body: Email, First, Last Name


Registration Information

A Penn Affiliation is required to enroll. An active PennCard is required a the time of registration. Registration must be done in the Membership Services Office. For questions regarding registration, please call 215-898-6100.

Refund Policy 

If Campus Recreation cancels a course, participants will be offered the choice of transferring to another course or receive a full refund. If a participant chooses not to take a class that is not cancelled, the participant is not eligible for a refund.


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