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 our Aquatics Coordinator, Dan Schupsky. For regular pool programming updates consider signing up to receive emails from our newly created aquatics list-serve. To sign up, email Dan Schupsky and in the body of the email please follow this format: email address (full name).

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  • Private (1:1) Swim Lessons

    You must have a valid PennCard to register.
    Contact Dan Schupsky to begin the registration process. 

    Participants of all levels and almost all ages (> 5 years old) are welcome to sign up for the PennRec Individual Swim Lessons program.  Clients will be able to maximize personalized instruction at the Sheerr Pool with 5 or 10 lesson packages that last 30 minutes each.  Lessons are taught in a 1-on-1 format and will be scheduled between the instructor and patron, thus they will always be given at your convenience, and will always be taught to your skill level.  All of our Swim Instructors are CPR/AED certified, have prior teaching experience and many of them are also Water Safety Instructor certified.

    The cost for members/students is $100 for 5 lessons, and $200 for 10; while the cost for non-members respectively is $150, and $300; the lessons do not roll-over between semesters. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy with your instructor and all classes must take place when the pool is open for normal recreational swimming hours.

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

  • Group Adult Swim Lessons

    You must have a valid PennCard to register.

    Participants of the novice level are welcome to sign up for the PennRec Group Adult Swim Lessons program.  Clients will be grouped into a singular “beginner” category as this program is designed to help adults learn the basics of aquatics locomotion and safety, including: water comfort and buoyancy, putting your face in the water, floating on your back and front, kicking, and basic arm motions.  All of our Swim Instructors are CPR/AED certified, have prior teaching experience, and many of them are also Water Safety Instructor certified.

    The course consists of six 45-minute in-water classes and the cost of the lessons will be $100 for members/students and $150 for non-members and missed classes will not be made up. The class must have a minimum of 3 people enrolled to take place and will usually be capped at 6 participants.

    Fall Session(s):
    Starting September 14 at 11:00 AM with Fran
    Starting September 17 at 6:00 PM with Dieter 

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

 

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.

 

Today’s Hours

Wednesday October 1, 2014

  • Pottruck Center 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • Sheerr Pool
    8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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