Penn State Harrisburg


Current Programs

Youth Swimming Lessons

Visit the Youth Swimming Lessons page for complete schedule information and online registration.

Youth Swimming Clinics

  • Stroke Development (ages 5-13)
  • Stroke Refinement (ages 10+)
  • Swim Conditioning (ages 14+)

Adult Swim Lessons

Two levels of instruction are available: Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced. Refer to the Fall 2014 brochure/registration form for complete details.

Water Fitness Classes

Water Fitness Classes for Men and Women (18 years and older) will be held at the following times:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:00 - 12:45pm 
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm

FREE to current Penn State Harrisburg students with ID.
Classes are on-going throughout the semester.
Download our Water Fitness Classes brochure

American Red Cross Courses

Water Safety Instructor

Water Safety Courses in March 2015

The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress.

For more information on the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Training course, please contact Craig at


Lifeguarding Courses in January/March 2015

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

For more information on the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, please contact Craig at

Review Course

The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant.

NOTE:  Registered participants must be CURRENTLY certified in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer.

Open and Lap Swim

Refer to Pool Information for details on Open, Recreational Lap, and Lap Swims, including times, available lanes, and regulations.

Kinesiology Classes Offered

See the University Registrar for current class information at

About our Facility

Aquatic Center Calendar and Hours

Note: Fall 2014 Schedule changes.
Saturday 1-5pm
Sunday 12-4pm

Pool Information

Membership and Access

Current Penn State Student

  • Free with Penn State ID

Penn State Harrisburg Faculty, Staff, or Retiree

  • Free with Penn State ID

Community Members

Membership Card Fees, full and pro-rated prices
Membership Type Per Semester Purchased in 2nd Month Purchased in 3rd Month Purchased in 4th Month
Adult (ages 18–59) $69.00 $54.00 $37.00 $22.00
Senior (aged 60+) $42.00 $34.00 $29.00 $20.00

A fee of $5.00 will be charged to replace lost membership cards.


  • September – December
  • January – April
  • May – August

Passes and Gift Certificates

Guest Swim Pass


Guest swim passes may be purchased and used by one adult or child when accompanied by a valid Penn State Harrisburg faculty/staff/retiree, Penn State student and/or Aquatics Center member. The sponsoring individual will be responsible for their accompanied guest at all times while using the facility (children must be supervised at all times). Please see specific posted hours for children.

Gift Certificates Available

Gift certificates make a wonderful gift! Contact Patti Wrightstone at for more information.

Parking On Campus

All vehicles parked on the Penn State Harrisburg campus must display a current vehicle registration permit.

A fee is charged for parking on campus. Yearly Affiliate Parking Permits may be purchased at the Parking Permit Office.

Job Opportunities

Contact: Craig Merkey, Aquatic Coordinator
Tel: 717-948-6664

Swim Team

The Aquatics Center is the home of the Sea Lions Swim Team.

Credit and Refund Policy for Programs

  • In the event that a program participant cannot continue to attend a class due to health reasons, he/she may receive a credit that can be applied at a later session. A doctor's excuse must be provided. Credits expire one year after the date issued. Refunds will only be issued under special circumstances.
  • If you choose to cancel your registration for a program, a refund will be only issued if written notice is received at least two (2) weeks prior to start date. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations made within two weeks of the start date. Refunds will not be issued to those who registered and do not show up for the program.