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Interested in private or semiprivate lessons?
If you are interested in private (1 on 1) or semiprivate (2 on 1) lessons, we keep a waitlist of interested swimmers — note: demand is high for these spots! — and fill openings on a rolling basis as our vacancies match your schedule. If you’d like to add your name to our waitlist, please fill out this form (with as much detail as possible!) and we will reach out when we have a suitable opening. Filling out the form linked above is a *required* first step in booking private and semiprivate lessons with us.
Interested in group classes?
If you are interested in small-group classes (including Baby Bubbles), please scroll below to our short FAQ, which will likely provide you with answers to your questions. You should also read the Classes page on our site for a detailed outline of our class levels, and links to register.
Interested in occasional lessons?
Your questions, answered
Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. For a more in-depth rundown of our policies, details on lessons and more, please see our FAQ page.
How much do lessons and classes cost?
For lessons and classes held at our pools:
• Private lessons: $40 per 30-minute lesson
• Semiprivate lessons (2 children, such as siblings): $30 per child per 30-minute lesson.
• Group classes: $150 for a six-week session (paid up front in full; breaks down to $25 per session)
• Drop-in Baby + Toddler Bubbles: $25 per child, cash paid onsite. No registration required. Just show up!
For lessons held at your pool (i.e. your apartment building, home, swim club, etc.):
• On-site private lessons: $50 per 30-minute lesson.
• On-site semiprivate lessons: $40 per child per 30-minute lesson.
After your first "trial" lesson, which you pay for as a single session, lesson credits are available in packs of six. All group classes, except for Drop-in Baby + Toddler Bubbles, are paid in full ($150) in advance of your six-week session.
How many weeks do classes and lessons last?
Private and semiprivate lessons are considered ongoing and enrolled on a rolling basis as scheduling permits, so there is no hard-and-fast start and end date. You start them when you want, and end them when you want.
Our small-group classes run in six-week sessions throughout the year. Enrollment for the next upcoming session typically opens 2-3 weeks after the session before it begins. By adding your name to our Class waitlist, you will be the first to hear when registration opens.
Where can I learn more about Drop-in Baby + Toddler Bubbles?
Right here! We offer a drop-in (no registration required) class for babies and toddlers, ages 6 months to 3 years, at both of our locations:
Fitness Alive South Philly: Sundays from 9-10am (714 Reed Street, Philadelphia PA 19147)
Fitness Alive Center City: Saturdays from 8-9am (1425 Arch Street, b level, Philadelphia PA 19102)
The cost is $25 cash per child paid onsite. It’s a parent-and-child swim class, so be sure to bring your suit, too! (And remember: Non-potty-trained kiddos need to wear swim diapers. No exceptions.)
When are your Family Swim Nights?
We host Family Swim at both of our pool locations:
Fitness Alive South Philly: First Friday of every month, 6-8 pm (714 Reed Street, Philadelphia PA 19147)
Fitness Alive Center City: First Saturday of every month, 5-7pm (1425 Arch Street, b level, Philadelphia PA 19102)
The open-house swim night is your chance to check out our pool, learn about our program, and kick off your weekend with a splash. Drop in any time during the two-hour window for some family pool time. Details about upcoming swim nights always posted on our Facebook page; cost is $10 per child and $5 per swimming adult. Advanced registration is encouraged. More details and signup are here.