Everyone Should Learn To Swim

Penn State University is happy to offer swimming lessons to people of all ages. Swimming is an important life skill. A recent study shows that children who learn to swim at a young age reach many developmental milestones earlier than the norm. (See Science Daily, Nov. 16, 2012).

All of our swimming instructors are certified as American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors, meaning they are well-trained in teaching swimming and water safety programs following a structured program based upon developmental abilities and individual progress. Our swimming lessons focus not only on basic swimming skills but also water safety education designed to teach participants how to safely recreate in, on and around the water.

Discounted rates are available for program faculty/staff/students who are "members" of the Natatorium ~ those persons who hold a semester pass or annual individual membership. Students with a valid Penn State Fitness Pass are eligible for "member" rates. To qualify for a discounted rate for your child, you must hold a Family Membership, which is available for purchase at the Customer Service Desk at the McCoy Natatorium.

 

Questions?

If you have questions concerning swimming lessons, please contact (814) 863-3884.


Youth Swimming Lessons:


Program
Member
Non-Member
Youth Swimming Lessons
$65
$75
Preschool
$50
$65
Parent/Child - 6 months to about 3 years
$50
$65

*Registration deadline is two weeks prior to class start date

**Please Note: There will be no classes during the week of Spring Break (Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 16, 2014)

 

Spring 2014 Youth Swimming Lesson Schedule

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

YOUTH LESSONS

DAY & TIME LOCATION

COURSE

CODE

FRIDAY EVENING LESSONS

Class Dates: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; (Two Fridays Off) Mar 21 28, Apr 4, 11

*No Classes the Friday before and during Spring Break*

Preschool

Fridays

6:00 – 6:30 PM

White Building

6034
Class Full

       

SUNDAY AFTERNOON LESSONS

Class Dates: Feb 9, 16, 23 (White Bldg) Mar 2 (Two Sundays Off), Mar 23 (White Bldg), 30, Apr 6, 13

*No Classes the Sunday before and during Spring Break*

** Feb 23rd class and March 23rd class to be held at White Building**

Level 1:

Introduction to Water Skills

Sundays

1:45 – 2:25 PM

McCoy Natatorium

6041

Class Full

Level 2:

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Sundays

1:45 – 2:25 PM

McCoy Natatorium

6042
Class Full

Level 3:

Stroke Development

Sundays

2:30 – 3:10 PM

McCoy Natatorium

6043

 

 


 

Adult and PSU Student Group Swim Lessons

We will offer our popular Adult Learn To Swim classes multiple times throughout the year. These one-hour small group lessons, offer a safe and non-threatening opportunity to learn the fundamentals of swimming for safety, fitness and enjoyment. Our highly qualified swimming instructors will work with you to overcome anxiety and apprehension about swimming. Progress at your own pace, and focus on the strokes that you want to learn!

Our adult group lessons offer students, faculty, staff and members of our community the chance to learn valuable life skills, while meeting new friends at the pool.

Program
Member
Non-Member
Adult Group Lessons
$55
$80
PSU Student Lessons
$55
$65

 

Spring 2014 Adult Program Schedule

Class Dates: Thursdays

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27  Mar 6, 20, 27, 3

*No Class the week of Spring Break*

ADULT / PSU STUDENT LESSONS

DAY & TIME

LOCATION

COURSE

CODE

PSU Adult / Student Lessons:
Basic

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

White Building

6032

PSU Adult / Student Lessons:

Basic / Intermediate

Thursdays 7:30 – 8:30 PM

White Building

6033

 

Please contact Rebecca Ferburg to register for a class.

 


Private Lessons (Adult or Youth)

ATTENTION:  We are not scheduling private lessons for new clients for May - August 2014. Existing clients should continue to work with your instructor to schedule lessons for the remainder of the semester and over the summer.  New clients wishing to go on a waiting list should complete and return the Self-Assessment Form listing your goals, abilities, and scheduling availability.  We will be happy to keep this on file and will contact you only if an instructor's availability opens up.

We offer individual, semi-private, and small group lessons with our qualified swimming instructors. Lesson times are flexible so as to accommodate your and your family's busy schedules. To get started, please complete and return the Self-Assessment form to our offices. (You may also complete this form your child). We will then contact you to discuss in more detail your goals and try to coordinate an instructor you can work with. 

With a limited number of instructors and high private lesson demand, there may be a delay in scheduling an instructor for your lesson(s).  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please note: private swim lessons are valid only during the fiscal year in which they were purchased (July 1 - June 30). Please plan your purchases accordingly.

 

INSTRUCTORS:

University and Intercollegiate Athletic policy dictates only University instructors (ICA Employees) may teach courses / private lessons at our facilities. Private and group lessons other than those conducted by Natatorium staff are in violation of University policies and are not allowed. If you are interested in becoming an instructor at the Natatorium, please visit our Employment page.