Aqua Fitness
Swim Center

Welcome to your water world.

4 Pools are the home of 21 aqua fitness classes a week, swim lessons, lap swimming, and family swims.

Pool Update:

The Aquatics Center is open as of Friday, November 6th. The Main Pool, Hot Tub and Deep pool will be available.  The Warm Pool will NOT be available. The plaster that has been installed prevents us from heating the water until the plaster cures. The curing process will take between 7-10 days. We will update the status of the Warm Pool when it is ready to heat.
Family Swim

Family Swim

Enjoy family swim time in our indoor heated pools during hours that our Aquatic Center is open. There may be times when certain sections are reserved for private swim lessons.

Lap Swimming

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.

Work Out in the Water

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we anticipate that Aqua Fiteness Classes will be on hold until early 2021.
Discover our exciting lineup of Aquatic Fitness classes which are included in your membership. Get a full body workout that is easy on your joints and designed to meet your fitness goals.

10,000 Square Foot
Indoor Facility

  • 82° Main Pool with lanes for lap swimming and water walking
  • 82° Deep Pool with Aqua-trend and tethering stations
  • 92° Warm Pool with aqua jets and bench seat
  • 102° soothing Hot Tub
  • Steam Room with a relaxing mentholyptus scent (currently closed due to Covid)
  • Fully equipped modern men’s and women’s changing rooms
  • 2 Wheelchair Accessible Family Changing Rooms
  • Climate controlled private observation area

Swimming Lessons

Group Swim Lessons will return in January 2021. 
We are currently offering buddy, small group and private (one-on-one) swim lessons (10/2020).  See details below regarding types of classes being offered.
For more details contact Leah Darras at or (717) 569-5396.

Private Swim Lessons

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 or (717) 569-5396.

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

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


(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


(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

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 Group Swim Lessons

Adaptive Lessons

Adaptive Lessons

(All Ages)
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

Adult Beginner

(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.

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross
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.