Come Make A Splash In Our World Of Water

Get in the water and get moving!

We’re committed to providing a clean and safe area for all our members to enjoy a year-round swim experience. The Universal Athletic Club indoor Aquatics Center is the perfect place for relaxation, warm water therapy, lap swimming, swim lessons, aqua fitness classes and more – If you enjoy being in the water, there is something for you.

Swim Center Amenities Include:
  • 82° Main Pool with lanes for lap swimming & water walking
  • 82° Deep Pool with Aqua-trend & tethering stations
  • 92° Warm Pool with aqua jets & bench seat
  • 102° soothing Hot Tub
  • 42° Cold Tub for post workout recovery
  • Steam Room with a relaxing mentholyptus scent
  • Fully equipped modern men’s & women’s changing rooms
  • 2 Wheelchair Accessible Family Changing Rooms
  • Climate controlled private observation area

Aqua Fitness Classes

All UAC Aqua Fitness classes are included in your membership and offer you an effective, joint friendly workout option. Choose from a variety of classes designed to suit your fitness goals, medical requirements and rehabilitation needs. Great for all ages, swimming ability or athletes and those recovering from injuries. Classes are led by certified fitness or swim professionals

Lap Swimming

5 lanes are reserved for lap swimming weekdays from 5-7 AM and weekends from 7-9 AM. At least one lane is set aside all day, every day for lap swimming. We encourage swimmers to share a lane when needed.

Family Swimming

The Swim Center is included in a Universal Membership which makes it perfect for family swim time. There may be hours when certain sections are reserved for private swim lessons.


Swim Lessons

Adult & Me

Ages 3 mo. – 3 years

Aqua Shrimp

(Ages 3 mo. – 3 years)
  • Become comfortable in the warm pool
  • Learn swim skills through songs
  • Learn to float on back
  • Learn to go under the water


Ages 3 - 5 years

Blue Dolphin (Ages 3 - 5)

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

Swordfish (Ages 3 - 5)

  • Kick with kickboard 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)

  • 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


Ages 5 and older

Level 1 (Ages 5 and older)
  • 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 (Ages 5 and older)
  • 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 (Ages 5 and older)
  • Swim 25 yards freestyle with pocket breathing
  • Attempt a standing dive
  • Tread water for 40 seconds
  • Swim 10 yards backstroke
Level 4 (Ages 5 and older)
  • Swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke
  • Complete a standing dive
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Successfully kick breaststroke 10 yards
  • Demonstrate Breaststroke Pull 10 yards

Specialty Swim Lessons

20 Min. One-On-One

Ages 0 – 5 Years

To register for 20 minute classes, please contact Leah at leahd@universalathleticclub.com or call or text 717-341-8258
Our experienced swim instructors are now offering 20 minute lessons one-on-one lessons.
  • Ages 0 - 5 Years
  • Frequent repetitive lessons help child learn faster
  • Single 20 minute lesson $30
  • 20 Lesson Package only $540

For more details contact Leah Darras at LeahD@UniversalAthleticClub.com or 717-341-8258.

Private Swim Lesson

Babies through Adult

To register for private lessons, please contact Leah at leahd@universalathleticclub.com or call or text 717-341-8258
Private swim lessons for babies through adults are available by appointment year round. Sessions are led by our qualified swim instructors in Universal’s indoor heated pool. For more details contact Leah Darras at LeahD@UniversalAthleticClub.com or 717-341-8258.

Adult Beginner

Ages 16 and over

To register for private lessons, please contact Leah at leahd@universalathleticclub.com or call or text 717-341-8258
(16 & Over) Ideal for adults who have little or no swimming experience, you will learn basic swimming and lifesaving skills to become confident in the water.

Seasonal Swim Training

Masters Swim

18+ Years

What is the difference between Regular Swim Lessons and a Masters Swim Program?
  • More Structure
  • More Coaching
  • More Accountability
  • Faster Results
There are 4 Different Types Of Swimmers That Can Benefit From UAC’s Structured Masters Swim Program
  • Fitness Swimmers
  • Competitive Swimmers
  • Triathletes
  • Open Water Swimmers
Masters Swim Program Levels Masters Level 1:
Swimmers who want to improve their stroke technique
Masters Level 2:
Swimmers who can swim 1 mile under 45 minutes (1 mile = 70 lengths or 35 laps)
$15 a class, $200 for 15 classes, and $100 a month for unlimited

Registration opens at various times of the year. Contact Leah at LeahD@UniversalAthleticClub.com for dates and more details.

Swim Team Training

8 & Under and 9 & Up

Prepare for Summer Swim team with training sessions at Universal! This class is designed for swimmers ages 9 and older who are planning on swimming competitively in summer of 2022. This is not a swim lesson. All children entering this class should already be able to swim 25 yards freestyle.  These training sessions will focus on improving stroke and technique to help your swimmer prepare for summer swim team.

Lifeguard Training, Certification & Re-Certification

Lifeguard Training

15+ Years

Registration is currently not available. Contact Leah at LeahD@UniversalAthleticClub.com for dates and more details on upcoming Lifeguard certification classes.

Universal’s American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is designed to prepare individuals with the skills to serve as qualified lifeguards in a swimming pool environment. This course emphasizes prevention, victim recognition, equipment rescues, first aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the last course date, and must attend all sessions within a course. Specific swimming prerequisites are required.