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

    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. Please call 215-898-6102 or email lspaeth@upenn.edu to be added to the waitlist. You must be a member of the Penn Community and hold a valid PennCard to be eligible.

  • 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.

    Spring Session(s): No classes are available at this time.

    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 Dan Schupsky at dschup@pobox.upenn.edu 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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