We offer an array of programs and event for adults and kids. Kids’ programs run during the middle six weeks of the season from the last week of June to the first week of August. When participating in a program, children under the age of 10 must have an adult with them at the Club. All programs are complimentary and are listed on the calendar on the home page.
This aquatic exercise class is typically offered seven days a week from 12:30-1:30.
Coffee & Conversation
This is a member-driven speaker series usually occurring two Mondays per month from 6:30-7:30. Speakers for 2023 are listed below.
On Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 we offer a rotating selection of individual and team games.
A few mornings a week, from 7:30-8:30 during high season, an instructor offers technique advice.
This is a casual class offered in high season on weekday mornings from 7:30-8:30.
Morning Strokes for Little Folks
For 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds, this small-group swimming instruction and art class runs mornings, Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 to 11:45.
Introduction to Swim Team
Open to kids ages 7 to 14 who have passed the deep-water test, this evening activity aims to introduce curious swimmers to stroke technique, circle swimming, reading a pace clock, and standard swim team vocabulary and etiquette on Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30.
Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 4:30-6:00, this is a theatre program for ages 5 and older that culminates in a production on the finals Saturday evening at the end of six weeks of programing.
Afternoon Art is available to kids ages 5 and older on Wednesday, 4:30-5:30, and on Sunday, 3:00-4:00. The Wednesday class often complements Poolside Players’ need for props and set design.
We offer informal games on select Friday nights for adults and select Saturday nights for kids.
This is a once-a-season member-wide event and fundraiser.
This spirited event is coupled with the swim-a-thon and is open to all deep-water swimmers.
On select Saturday nights we blow up floats and let the kids take over the pool.
Friday Night Live
One Friday night each month we host a live musician.
Mister John’s Music
Lively and kid-focused, but also entertaining for adults, Mister John is a music master.
Members get together and share their talents with the community.
We give local artists the opportunity to showcase their creations.
Once a season for adults and once a season for kids, these are swim-up style big-screen nights.
On select Friday nights we show movies for kids in the Game Room.
Everyone’s favorite game is available on select Sunday afternoons with prizes for kids.
This is a chance for adults to have the pool to themselves, often during Family Bingo or Afternoon Art.
We serve a light spread of snacks while we cheer on the Birds.
Coffee & Conversation 2023 Speakers
Monday, June 5
Jonathan Blumenfeld: My Path to the Philadelphia Orchestra
Jonathan Blumenfeld has been a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra Oboe Section since 1986 and is an adjunct faculty member at Temple University Esther Boyer College of Music. Jonathan was also on the adjunct faculty of the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Prior to the Philadelphia Orchestra he was Principal Oboist of the Savannah Symphony and a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia (now the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia). Johnathan has substituted in the Boston Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic. He is a graduate of Haverford College and The Curtis Institute of Music and has participated in the Blossom, Spoleto, and Tanglewood Music Festivals.
Monday, June 26: Postponed
Monday, July 24
Dr. Daniel Rader: Genomic Medicine and Preventative Therapies
Dr. Daniel Rader is Chair of the Department of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the human genetics and functional genomics of lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis. He is known for his work in HDL metabolism and HDL function and has been a champion of "genomic medicine" and its potential benefits in guiding preventive therapies.
Monday, July 31
Janice Madden: The Rooney Rule in the NFL
Janice Madden, an economist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, worked with Johnnie Cochran twenty years ago to compel the NFL to increase the number of Black coaches. Those efforts resulted in the Rooney Rule. The rule requires NFL teams to interview candidates from unrepresented groups before appointing a head coach. She continues to analyze the success of that rule and other NFL efforts.
Monday, August 14
Michael Platt: Brain Hacks for Leadership and Life
Michael Platt is a scientist known for asking some of the most challenging questions in 21st century neuroscience--and conceiving innovative ways to find the answers. Principle questions focus on the biological mechanisms that underlie decision-making and social interaction, the grasp of which has broadscale implications for improving health, welfare, and business in societies worldwide. Michael received his B.A at Yale and his Ph.D. at Penn, both in anthropology, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroscience at NYU. Michael’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Guardian, and National Geographic, as well as on ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR, CBC, BBC, MTV, and HBO Vice.
Monday, August 28
Eric Weinberg: Remembering the March on Washington
Eric Weinberg is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was Undergraduate Chair of Biology at Penn, where his research area was the genetic control of embryonic development. This Coffee & Conversation, however, will be on a very different subject. Eric will share his remembrance of his day on August 28, 1963 at the March on Washington at which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream Speech." He invites all members who might remember what they were doing on that particular day to share their experiences as part of the commemoration of the March, exactly 60 years to the day after it took place.