Upenn Recreation

Aquatic PRograms and Classes

    • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga and Fitness

      Join Aqua Vida and Penn’s Campus Recreation as we bring a taste of summer Penn’s Campus.  

      Philadelphia’s only floating studio has partnered with Campus Rec to bring you a unique blend of classes designed to stimulate mind, body and soul. They’re taking their popular outdoor program and bringing it to the Sheerr Pool at the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center!

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      Aqua Vida’s SUP Yoga Flow will be offered monthly.

      Cost per class – Members: $40; Affiliates: $50.

      You change your clothes with the seasons, so why not your yoga practice? Honor your body by being in tune with nature. Aqua Vida takes everything you love about yoga and adds a touch of nature, an added challenge of instability and the bliss of floating on the water. Our classes are designed to create a supportive environment for students of all levels. Just bring your playfulness and sense of adventure!

      Join us for yoga like you’ve never experienced before! Classes fill up fast so reserve a board now.

      Sign up for one or all of the classes.

      All classes run 10:15a-11:45a on Sunday mornings. 

      Fall 2016 Offerings: 9/25; 10/23; 11/20, 12/11


      *Although the goal is not to enter the water, please wear workout clothing that can get wet.

    • Aqua-Fitness

      Aqua Fitness is here to stay!  Join the class on Thursday mornings at 7:15 in lanes 1 and 2 of the shallow side.  The best part? It is STILL FREE for the Spring 2017 semester.

      Aqua Fitness is perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a strength based, low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.


      There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Fitness class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.

      Drop in FOR FREE on Thursday mornings at 7:15a and meet Miles, the instructor, and have some aquatic fun!

    • Stroke School

      Registration is Now Open!

      Advanced and intermediate swimmers can join us for a 1.25-1.5 hour lesson that narrowly focuses on a particular swimming skill. Designed for intermediate and advanced swimmers, these classes will offer instruction on creating personal workouts and goals, using pool equipment, and refining and enhancing stroke mechanics. Programs will run in the deep end for both adults and children and will be limited in size.  Possible topics are breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, starts & turns, diving and more.  If there is one you’d like to see, please send an email to upennaquatics@gmail.com requesting it.

      Fall 2016 Stroke School
      All programs run on Sundays from 10:15a-11:45a, each lesson will be divided by age and ability level.

      1. Summer: 8/21/16 – Starts & Turns  
      2. Fall: 9/25/16 – Freestyle
      3. Fall: 10/23/16 – Breaststroke
      4. Fall : 11/20/16 – Starts & Turns
      5.  Fall: 12/11/16 – Backstroke

      Cost: $60 for members; $75 for Penn-affiliates

      Spring 2017 Stroke School
      All programs run on Sundays from 10:15a-11:45a, each lesson will be divided by age and ability level.

      1. Spring: 1/26/17 – Starts & Turns (adult/youth)
      2. Spring: 2/26/17 – Freestyle (adult/youth)
      3. Spring: 3/26/17 – IM (Individual Medley) (adult/youth)
      4. Spring: 4/30/17 – Freestyle (adult/youth)

      Cost: $60 for members; $75 for Penn-affiliates

      Registration for the Fall Stroke School is now open, please use the “Online Registration” button and search for stroke school in Aquatics. Sign up for one or all of the options  and we will see you on the pool deck!  

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-serv.

To join the list-serv email Katherine Gold with the following:

Subject: List-serv

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 or online. For questions regarding registration, please call 215-898-6100.

Refund Policy 

If Campus Recreation 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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