Fall  2019 Swim Lessons

Session Runs September 29th – November 16th
1 Day a week for 6 weeks (7th week is a make-up week)
$74 Members/$89 Non-members

Register through UAC Member Services by stopping in at the club or calling  717-569-5396.


(Based on goals for each level.)

Aqua Shrimp *Adult and Me Class*

(Ages 3 mo. – 3 years, Warm Pool)

For all Aqua-Shrimp Levels, babies/toddlers will:

  • Become comfortable in the warm pool
  • Learn swim skills through songs
  • Learn to float on back
  • Learn to go under the water

Aqua Shrimp 1 (3-12months)
Tuesdays 9:45am, Thursdays 5:30pm, Saturdays 9:00 am

Aqua Shrimp 2 (1-2 years)
Tuesdays 10:15, Thursdays 6:00pm, Saturdays 9:30 am

Aqua Shrimp 3 (2-3 years)
Tuesdays 10:45am, Thursdays 6:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am

Preschool Program
(Ages 3-5)

Blue Dolphin (Warm Pool)
Sundays 9:00am, Mondays 1:00pm, Tuesdays 5:00pm, Wednesdays 6:00pm, Thursdays 10:00am, Saturdays 11:00am

Upon completion of Blue Dolphins swimmers will:

  • Enter & exit pool independently using wall
  • Experience full submersion from ledge
  • Kick with kick board across the pool with little assistance
  • Float front and back with assistance
  • Independently jump into the pool to an instructor

Swordfish (Warm Pool)
Sundays 9:40am, Mondays 1:40pm, Tuesdays 5:40pm, Wednesdays 5:20pm, Thursdays 9:20am, Saturday 11:40 am

Upon completion of Swordfish swimmers will:

  • Kick with kick board or streamline across pool independently
  • Independently jump in and return to wall or ledge with face in the water
  • Float for 5 seconds without assistance
  • Streamline off ledge to instructor with face in the water
  • Blow bubbles with face in water while kicking

Sundays 10:10am Mondays 2:20pm, Tuesdays 6:10pm, Thursdays 10:35am,

Upon completion of Stingrays swimmers will:

  • Independently swim 10 yards freestyle
  • Demonstrate side breathing during freestyle
  • Swim Elementary Backstroke 10 yards
  • Tread water for 10 seconds
  • Float for 10 seconds
  • Become comfortable in the main pool
  • Know when and how to call for help

Sundays, 10:50am, Mondays 2:50pm, Tuesdays 6:50pm

Upon completion of Seahorse swimmers will:

  • Swim 25 yards – Freestyle
  • Swim 10 yards- Backstroke
  • Complete kneeling dive
  • Butterfly Kick 10 yards
  • Tread Water for 30 seconds

Elementary Program
(Ages 5 and older)

Level 1
Sundays 9:20am, Mondays 5:00pm, Wednesdays 4:45pm, Saturdays 8:45am

Upon completion of Level 1 swimmers will:

  • Display confidence in the water without an instructor
  • Blow bubbles with face submerged
  • Jump into the pool and return to wall or instructor
  • Demonstrate pool safety
  • Float on back 5 seconds without assistance
  • Kick on back with little assistance

Level 2
Sundays 10:00am, Mondays 5:40pm, Saturdays 9:20am

Upon completion of Level 2 swimmers will:

  • Swim length of deep pool with pocket breathing
  • Complete kneeling dive
  • Swim elementary backstroke 10 yards
  • Tread water for 20 seconds
  • Float on back for 15 seconds without assistance

Level 3
Sundays 10:40am, Mondays 6:10pm, Saturdays 9:50am

Upon completion of Level 3 swimmers will:

  • Swim 25 yards freestyle with pocket breathing
  • Attempt a standing dive
  • Tread water for 40 seconds
  • Swim 10 yards backstroke

Level 4
Mondays 6:50pm, Saturdays 10:20am

Upon completion of Level 4 swimmers will:

  • Swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke
  • Complete a standing dive
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Successfully kick breast stroke 10 yards
  • Demonstrate Breaststroke Pull 10 yards

Level 5
Wednesdays 6:45pm, Saturdays 8:15am

Upon completion of Level 5 swimmers will:

  • Swim 25 yards Freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke
  • Complete a legal freestyle flip turn
  • Attempt a backstroke flip turn
  • Swim butterfly 10 yards

Level 6
Sundays 8:30am

Upon completion of Level 6 swimmers will:

  • Swim 100 yards freestyle
  • Swim 100 yards backstroke
  • Swim 100 IM
  • Swim 50 yards breaststroke
  • Swim 50 yards butterfly
  • Master flip turns


Adaptive Lessons (All Ages, 30 Minutes)
Sunday 11:00am

Designed for children and adults with a wide range of special needs including autism, behavioral, communication, sensory, physical and social challenges. Our certified instructors design each swim lesson around the specific needs of each participant.

Adult Beginner (16 & Over)
Wednesdays 6:00pm
Ideal for adults who have little or no swimming experience, you will learn basic swimming and lifesaving skills to become confident in the water.

Adult Swimmer (16 & Over)
Wednesdays 7:15 pm
Advanced swimmers looking to perfect strokes, train for swim teams, triathlons or specific goals.

Swim Lessons Pricing


Price Per 2-Week Session
Member Discount Price: $74
General Public: $89

*Pricing varies for adaptive lessons. Contact Us for details.

How to Register

Register in person at the club or by calling UAC Member Services at 717-569-5396. Questions? Contact Leah Darras, Swim Lessons Director, at [email protected]

Dakota & Dathan Nesbitt

“We originally signed Dathan up for swim lessons because we wanted him to respect the water. He had no fear and would jump right in without hesitation. He didn’t know how to swim yet, so it was unsafe. We felt much more comfortable after he started swimming lessons at Universal. We chose private lessons to best suit our family’s busy schedule and for the one-on-one attention.

Dathan’s goal eventually was to make the Overlook swim team before Kindergarten. He did that! His swim lessons instructor Ms. Leah had him practice freestyle and backstroke across the big pool many times when he was ready. He was one of the youngest kids to compete at five years old. He really loves the water, and private lessons were the perfect way to give him the basic life skills of swimming!”

Dathan Nesbitt (Age 5)As shared by their mother, Amanda Nesbitt

“Dakota was born with a condition called Spina Bifida. Although she is cognitively on the same level as her peers, her mobility is delayed. She is paralyzed in her feet and has reduced sensation throughout her legs. If she were in a group class she would require a bit more attention from the teachers just to keep up. Private lessons have helped her advance at her own speed while getting extra attention that she needs.

When Dakota first came to Leah at age one, she was using a walker and wearing braces to get around. She was just learning to kick her legs. Now, at two and a half, she’s walking, kicking and even floating on her own. Amazing for her!”

Dakota Nesbitt (Age 2)As shared by their mother, Amanda Nesbitt

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