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Adult 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 (4 lessons)
Student (per person) $25  
Drexel Affiliate (per person) $40  
Recreation Center Member (per person) $45  

*Prices are subject to change

The Drexel Recreation Center offers swim lessons to adults (age 18+) who wish to learn to swim or improve their skill level in group or private settings. The adult 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.

Semi-private and private lessons are scheduled based on instructor and swimmer availability during our Open Lap Swim hours. Please visit the Membership Services Desk to schedule your lessons today.


Swim Lessons are available for purchase March 28 at 10 am! 

10 packs, 8 packs and 5 packs are available but limited!

Group Lessons

Session 1- Thursdays: June 30th – July 21st
Beginner: 6:00pm and 6:30pm
Intermediate: 7:00pm
Session 2- Thursdays: July 28th – August 18th  
Beginner: 6:00pm and 6:30pm
Intermediate: 7:00pm

Beginner - The beginner class is designed to help participants become more comfortable in the water. Instructors work with participants to outline individual goals while providing basic swimming techniques, such as floating, body balance, kicking and the basics of freestyle. Maximum of 4 participants per class. Lessons are non-refundable.

Intermediate - At the intermediate level, participants will work on freestyle technique and endurance. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool and be comfortable in deep water. Instructors will work on achieving participant's individual goals. Maximum of 4 participants per class. Lessons are non-refundable.

Advanced - Advanced lessons are designed for swimmers who want to work on individual stroke technique and performance. Lessons run depending on the swimmer's goals, but all swimmers should be able to complete a 30-minute basic swim workout. Maximum of 4 swimmers per class. Lessons are non-refundable.

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. 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all scheduled lessons. You may request an instructor.

Refund Policy

A completed refund request form, available at the Welcome Center, is required to process any membership termination and refund requests. 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 schedule a lesson, visit the Member Services desk at the Recreation Center