Winter 2020 Swim Lessons

Winter Session 2 Starts the Week of February 23rd

1 Class per week for 6 weeks
(A makeup class will be offered on the 7th week)
Pricing for 6-week session: $74 Members/$89 Non-members

How to register:
1) Click link below
2) Or in stop in the club to see Member Services
3) Or call  717-569-5396

UAC Swim Stroke & Turn Clinic

Every Sunday from March 1 through April 26.  Click here for details & pricing.



Aqua Shrimp *Adult and Me Class*
(Ages 3 mo. – 3 years, Warm Pool)

Aqua Shrimp 1 (3-12months)
Thursdays 6:30pm 0r Saturdays 9:15 am

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

Aqua Shrimp 3 (2-3 years)
Tuesdays 10:30am, Thursdays 5:30pm or Saturdays 9:45am

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

Preschool Program
(Ages 3-5)

Blue Dolphin (Warm Pool)
Sundays 11:10am, Mondays 5:50pm, Tuesdays 11am, Thursdays 9am or Saturdays 8:45am
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 10:30am, Mondays 6:30pm, Tuesdays 9:30am, Thursdays 9:40am or Saturdays 11:00am
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

Stingray (Ages 3-5)

Sundays 9:50am, Monday 5:10pm, Tuesdays 11:35am or Saturdays 10:20am
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

Elementary Program
(Ages 5 and older)

Level 1
Sundays 9:00am, Mondays 6:20pm, Tuesdays 5:30pm or Saturdays 9:40am

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 9:40am, Mondays 5:40pm or Tuesdays 6:10pm,
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 10:20am, Wednesdays 6:30pm or Saturdays 10:00am

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
Sundays 11am, Wednesdays 5:30pm or Saturdays 9:25am
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 7:05pm or Thursdays 7:05pm
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


Adaptive Lessons (All Ages, 30 Minutes)
Sunday 9:15am

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 7:40pm
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)
Thursday 7:30pm
Advanced swimmers looking to perfect strokes, train for swim teams, triathlons or specific goals.

Swim Lessons Pricing

6-WEEK SESSION (1 lesson/week for 6 weeks)
Member Discount Price: $74
General Public: $89

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


Contact Member Services at 717-569-5396.

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