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Everyone Should Learn To Swim

NEW Spring 2015 Swim Lesson Dates Below

Register Today!

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 Kayla Dickson: (814) 863-3945.

To register for Group Lessons download the form below. Return with payment to the Natatorium:

Spring 2015 Session 1 Group Lesson Registration Form

*Note: You must turn in a Waiver of Liability form with registration.

 


Youth Swimming Lessons:


Program
Member
Non-Member
Parent/Child - 6 months to about 3 years
$50
$65
Preschool - 4 to 5 years
$50
$65
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
$65
$75
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
$65
$75
Level 3: Stroke Development
$65
$75
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
$65
$75

 

*Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date.

**Please Note: Classes run for 8 weeks.

 

Spring 2015 Youth Swimming Lesson Schedule

Session 1

Session 1 Group Lessons will run Tuesday, January 27th through Sunday, March 29th.

Class will not meet 3/8/15-3/14/15 due to Spring Break.

Registration begins November 3, 2014.

Program
Day & Time
Dates
Location
Course Code
Parent/Child

Tuesdays

6:00-6:30pm

1/27/15-3/24/15
White Building Pool
9083

Sundays

12:00-12:30pm

2/1/15-3/29/15
White Building Pool
9084
Preschool

Wednesdays

6:00-6:30pm

1/28/15-3/25/15
White Building Pool
9085

Sundays

12:40-1:10pm

2/1/15-3/29/15
White Building Pool
9086
Level 1

Wednesdays

6:40-7:20pm

1/28/15-3/25/15
White Building Pool
9087

Sundays

1:20-2:00pm

2/1/15-3/29/15
White Building Pool
9088
Level 2

Tuesdays

6:40-7:20pm

1/27/15-3/24/15
White Building Pool
9089

Sundays

1:20-2:00pm

2/1/15-3/29/15
White Building Pool
9090
Level 3

Wednesdays

6:40-7:20pm

1/28/15-3/25/15
White Building Pool
9091

Sundays

2:00-2:50pm

2/1/15-3/29/15
White Building Pool
9092
Level 4

Sundays

2:00-2:50pm

2/1/15-3/29/15
White Building Pool
9093

 

Session 2

Session 2 Group Lessons will run Monday, April 6th through Thursday, April 30.

Classes will meet TWICE a week!

Registration Begins February 2nd, 2015.

Program
Day & Time
Dates
Location
Course Code
Parent/Child

Mon/Wed

6:00-6:30pm

4/6/15-4/29/15
White Building Pool
9097
Preschool

Mon/Wed

6:00-6:30pm

4/6/15-4/29/15
White Building Pool
9098
Level 1

Mon/Wed

6:40-7:20pm

4/6/15-4/29/15
White Building Pool
9099
Level 2

Mon/Wed

6:40-7:20pm

4/6/15-4/29/15
White Building Pool
9100
Level 3

Tues/Thurs

6:00-6:40pm

4/7/15-4/30/15
White Building Pool
9101
Level 4

Tues/Thurs

6:00-6:40pm

4/7/15-4/30/15
White Building Pool
9102

 

 

 

 


 

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
PSU Student
Member
Non-Member
Adult/Student Beginner
$70
$60
$80
Adult/Student Intermediate
$70
$60
$80

 

*Registration deadline is one week prior to class start date (September 15th, 2014).

**Please Note: Classes run for 8 weeks.

 

Spring 2015 Adult Program Schedule

Session 1

Session 1 Group Lessons will run Wednesday, January 28th through Thursday, March 26th.

Class will not meet 3/8/15-3/14/15 due to Spring Break.

Registration begins November 3,2014.

ADULT / PSU STUDENT LESSONS

DAY & TIME

DATES

LOCATION

COURSE

CODE

Adult/Student Beginner

 

Wednesdays

7:30-8:30pm

1/28/15-3/25/15

White Building Pool

9094

Thursdays

6:30-7:30pm

1/29/15-3/26/15

White Building Pool

9095

Adult/Student Intermediate

Thursdays

7:40-8:40pm

1/29/15-3/26/15
White Building Pool
9096

 

Session 2

Session 2 Group Lessons will run Monday, April 6th through Thursday April 30th.

Registration begins February 2nd, 2015.

ADULT / PSU STUDENT LESSONS

DAY & TIME

DATES

LOCATION

COURSE

CODE

Adult/Student Beginner

 

Mon/Wed

7:30-8:30pm

4/6/15-4/29/15

White Building Pool

9103

Tues/Thurs

6:45-7:45pm

4/7/15-4/30/15

White Building Pool

9104

Adult/Student Intermediate

Tues/Thurs

7:50-8:50pm

4/7/15-4/30/15
White Building Pool
9105

 

Please contact Rebecca Kerstetter for questions about registration.

 


Private Lessons (Adult or Youth)

 

Due to our limited number of instructors we are no longer accepting private lessons for Fall 2014. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please print the Self-Assessment Form from the paragraphs below and return it to the McCoy Natatorium. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Private Lesson Registration Form 2014-2015

Existing clients should continue to work with your instructor to schedule lessons for the Fall and Spring semesters.  New clients wishing to enroll in private lessons should complete and return the Self-Assessment Form listing your goals, abilities, and scheduling availability with the registration form listed above. We will be happy to set you up with an instructor to schedule your lessons.

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 for 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.