Upenn Recreation

Swimming Lessons

Become a better swimmer at any age with our private and group swim lessons.  For questions regarding any Aquatics Programming please contact Katie Gold, Assistant Director for Aquatics and Risk Management.

Expand the tabs below to view program details and pricing.

Due to some pool scheduling and maintenance issues, all swim instruction has been temporarily suspended. We do hope to resume these programs as soon as possible. Please contact Katie Gold to be added to the wait list for swim instruction notifications.  Include your full name, student’s name and age and preferred email address.

  • Private (1:1) Swim Lessons

    Due to scheduling challenges in the pool all one on one private swim lessons have been temporarily suspended until further notice. We hope to resume this program as soon as possible.

  • Group Swim Lessons

    This program is on hold. Please join the Aquatics Listserv for updates.

     All of our Swim Instructors are CPR/AED certified, have prior teaching experience, and many of them are also Water Safety Instructor certified.

    Each class must have a minimum of 3 people enrolled to take place and will usually be capped at 6 participants.

    First time clients must complete a waiver and liability packet. Visit the forms directory to download the PDF.


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-serve email Katie Gold with the following:

Subject: List-serve

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 PennRec 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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