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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Private Lessons 5 Pack 8 Pack 10 Pack
Student $60 $90 $100
Drexel Affiliate $90 $135 $165
Recreation Center Member $100 $150 $185
Group Lessons One Session 
Student (per person) $25  
Drexel Affiliate (per person) $40  
Recreation Center Member (per person) $45  

* Prices are subject to change & One Session amounts to 4 classes

The Drexel Recreation Center offers swim lessons to participants ages 15+ who wish to learn to swim or improve their skill level in group or private settings. The participant will work directly with their instructor to outline specific individual goals and objectives they have for the course. To register, you must be a Drexel University student, Drexel University Affiliate, or Drexel Recreation Center Member.

Group sessions are offered over 4 weeks with set dates and times. Group lessons are non-refundable. Please email or call 215-895-5915 for each term's specific group lesson schedule.

Private lessons are scheduled based on instructor and swimmer availability during our Open Lap Swim hours. Please visit the Welcome Center or Membership Services Desk to schedule your lessons today.

2018 Registration Dates

Winter Term 2018 Spring Term 2018 Summer Term 2018 Fall Term 2018 Break Weeks
  January 8th, 2018 April 2nd, 2018 June 18th, 2018 September 24th, 2018 Dates between terms
Session I  Lessons begin 1/15/18  Lessons begin 4/9/18 Lessons begin 6/25/18 Lessons begin 10/1/18 Not available
Session II  Lessons begin 2/19/18
Lessons begin 5/14/18 Lessons begin 7/30/18 Lessons begin 11/5/18 Not available

Group Lessons Schedule

Session I: Tuesdays: Jan 16th – Feb 2nd
Beginner I 6:05pm
Beginner II 6:40pm
Intermediate: 7:15pm

Session I: Wednesdays: Jan 17th – Feb 3rd
Stroke Clinic for Endurance: 6:05pm

Session I: Fridays: Jan 19th – Feb 9th
Beginner I: 6:05pm
Beginner II: 6:40pm

Session II: Tuesdays: Feb 20th – March 13th
Beginner I 6:05pm
Beginner II 6:40pm
Intermediate: 7:15pm

Session II Wednesdays: Feb 21st – March 14th
Stroke Clinic for Endurance: 6:05pm

Session II Fridays: Feb 23rd – March 16th
Beginner I 6:05pm
Beginner II 6:40pm

Swim Lesson Level Description

Beginner I Lessons

This class is designed to help individuals master basic water safety including getting comfortable in the water, floating, breathing, treading water, body positioning, and very basic freestyle skills.  This level is for individuals who are not comfortable in the water or cannot safely make it one lap, unassisted, across the pool without stopping.   

Beginner II Lessons

The focus of these lessons is freestyle technique and endurance.  Participants must be comfortable in deep water and able to get across the pool safely without assistance.  Skills taught will include the freestyle kick, side breathing, body positioning, and arm motion.

Intermediate Lessons

This class is for those who can make it across the pool with freestyle but may need some technique assistance to improve efficiency.  Additional strokes and skills can be taught at this level as well as upon request.  

Private Lessons

Private lessons are one-to-one sessions with an instructor that best fits your swimming goals. Lessons are sold in 5,8, or 10 packs of 30-minute sessions and are valid for one calendar year.  Lessons are scheduled based on your availability and a 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all scheduled lessons. You may request an instructor.

Private Group Lessons 
*Available upon request

Private group lessons are for groups of 2 to 4 people, which you create.  The group should have swimmers with similar goals and scheduling availability, and we will assign an instructor to best fit the group's needs.  Lessons are valid for one calendar year and a 24 hour cancellation policy for scheduled lessons applies.

Refund Policy

Aquatics programs are non-refundable except in cases of:

  • Termination of University employment/enrollment.
  • Formal leave of absence and sabbaticals (documented verification required).
  • Changes in medical condition resulting in physical limitations (physician documentation required).
  • A move equal to or greater than a 20-mile radius from Drexel University (documented verification required).

For more information, contact the Aquatics Coordinator at or 215-895-5915.

To register for lessons please visit the Member Services desk located in the Recreation Center lobby. Open registration takes place the first day of each new quarter beginning at 10am. Lessons are available on a first come first serve basis.