Life Sports Center at Albright


Albright Aquatics and Activity Schedule


Albright's Pool
Call us at 610-921-7857 for more details about any of the classes listed and information on POOL, PRIVATE LESSONS, SCUBA CLASSES, and COMPETITIVE SWIMMING.

Our Program Was Named One of the
by the United States Aquatic Fitness Association

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September Back to School Session: We are happy to announce our back to school learn to swim lesson session! As the summer winds down it is important to keep your children in the water! Swimming is an essential life skill and the key to developing it is to stay in the water throughout the year!

General: The Albright College Learn to Swim Program has been one of the most effective and successful Learn to Swim (Ages 3 years and up) programs in the Greater Reading area. We offer both learn to swim for beginners as well as stroke development for more experienced students. In addition, a parent-tot class for our younger students allows parents to splash around with their children, teaching students to become comfortable in the water

The Program: Our lesson program is built on a system that has proven extremely successful in the past. Beginner students will master floating on their back while kicking and sculling. From there students will graduate to rotary swimming (freestyle) and more advanced stroke development. Whenever possible, children are placed in 1:1 student to teacher ratios. However, due to increased enrollment some students may share an instructor. We strive never to exceed a 3:1 student to teacher ratio.

Our Instructors: All sessions are staffed by qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Many are members of Albright’s Varsity Swim Team and have years of experience in swim instruction.

View our Back to School Program brochure


Pre-Level 1 (3 & 4 yr olds) - Acclimate students to the pool and pool safety. Students will become comfortable entering the water without the assistance of a parent.

Level 1 (4 & 5yr olds) – Water Safety:  After this session student will be able to jump in, surface on back, swim (scull) across pool and exit pool without help of teacher.

Level 2 (Minis) – Graduates of Level 1 that are 5 & under. Their back swimming skills (safety position) will be enforced as we teach them to roll over onto their stomach into freestyle strokes.

Level 2 (Novice) Graduates of Level 1 that are 6 & Over. Their back swimming skills (safety position) will be enforced as we teach them to roll over onto their stomach into freestyle strokes.

Level 2 (High End) – Graduates of Level 1 that are able to show some appearance of front crawl stroke but cannot breathe bilaterally. To move to Level 3 children must be able to swim 20 yards of bilateral breathing freestyle.

Level 3 (Freestyle/Backstroke Endurance) - Introduces elements of treading water, freestyle, backstroke and diving skills. Building endurance and stamina are key to move to Level 4.

Level 4 (Stroke improvement – Backstroke/Freestyle) Develops technique and builds knowledge in freestyle and backstroke using refinement drills.  Level 3 completion required.

Level 5 (Stroke improvement – Butterfly/Breaststroke) Develops technique and builds knowledge in butterfly and breaststroke using refinement drills. Level 4 is not required but many children who do not plan on joining a swim team should have additional help in freestyle/backstroke in that it would be is more beneficial.


*All Lessons in March will take place on weekdays!*

Time Slots: 4:00-4:45PM or 5:00-5:45 PM


(Monday through Thursday)

#1 March 2nd-5th
#2 March 9th-12th
#3 March 16th-19th
#4 March 23rd-26th

Schumo Center Members: $55/Session
Non-Members: $60/Session

Time slots will be capped so be sure to register online to reserve your spot!



Time Slots:
Weekdays 4:00-4:45PM or 5:00-5:45 PM
Saturdays 10:00AM-10:45AM or 11:00-11:45AM

#1 Tuesdays (April 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th)
#2 Wednesdays (April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)
#3 Thursdays (April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)
#4 Saturdays (April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd)

Schumo Center Members: $60
Non-Member: $65

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Personalized swim lessons taught by experienced instructors for children and adults. Please fill out the Private Lesson Request Form and provide the information to the best of your ability. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up, whether you want to learn how to swim or you are a tri-athlete looking for technique work. Based your personal goals, we will assign an instructor who will be in contact with you via e-mail in order to find a convenient time for your lessons. The cost of the lessons is $30/hour $15/half hour. Please note, lessons only take place during open swim hours!

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AQUACISE - Aqua Exercise

A 50-minute class designed to improve muscular and cardiovascular systems.  Tone and energize your body while having fun!  Instructors utilize both shallow and deep water techniques.  All fitness levels are welcomed and accommodated.  Year-round program.  Closes periodically for holidays and facility repairs.

Fee: $5 per class

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8 – 8:50 a.m.
Monday – Friday 9 – 9:50 a.m.

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Open area and lap lanes for circle swimming for Albright members.  Year-round program with closures for holidays, repairs and swim meets.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 6 A.M. – 10 A.M.
Tuesday/Thursday – 8 A.M. – 10 A.M.
Monday – Friday – 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Saturday – 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Sunday – 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.

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(SSI) Scuba School International Certification

Fee: $225 for six weeks – Includes open water dives.  Lifetime certification available.

You must have your own mask, fins and snorkel equipment. 

Student discounts are available.

Cost includes book, dive tables, video, pool rental, pool scuba equipment and instructor/class.  Must be at least 10 years of age.

Call Mark Stitzer for details:  610-678-2688

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April 17th - 19th  2015  (Approximately 25 classroom hours)

Cost $260

To sign up, email pmcdevitt@albright.edu

Pre Requisites (If pre-requisites cannot be completed, you will be refunded $200)

  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  4. Complete a timed event in 1 minute 40 seconds
    1. Starting in the water swim 20 yards. Face may be in or out of the water
    2. Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object
    3. Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object. Exit the water without using ladder or steps
  5. Click here to view the lifeguarding fact sheet

Lifeguard/CPR/AED Re-Certification

May 1st - 2nd 2015
Cost: $150
To sign up, email pmcdevitt@albright.edu 

Other classes available depending on demand. They include:

  • CPR/AED For the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Basic Water rescue
  • Water Safety Today

Please inquire by email to pmcdevitt@albright.edu

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