NEW! A NEW Center City Aquatic Facility Opens Soon

And it’s going to have swim lessons, lap-swimming memberships and more! Read more

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Y’all have read here before about Fitness Alive, the South Philly-based swim school (headed up by the longtime Phllly fave Holly Waters and partner — and Wee friend — Emily Leaman), which is beloved for its small-group classes, popular Friday-night family swims and private lesson for littles and grownups. Well now Waters and crew have just announced that they’re expanding into Center City with a NEW SPACE — a four-lane indoor lap pool at 1425 Arch Street.

The pool will open in early 2019, and you’ll be able to take lessons there, attend small-group classes (from Baby Bubbles to adult swim sessions), throw birthday parties or other events, and hit up the Family Swim Nights. Also at this new location? A lap-swimming membership for adults, water-and-land personal training (using in-pool and on-deck workouts), aquatic fitness for adults, and swim clinics and camps for kids. (Bonus: Brand new locker rooms with spa-like showers, a family-changing bathroom and elevator access for strollers.)

“We’re different from a lot of other swim programs in that we keep our class sizes intentionally small,” Leaman says. “Our instructors aim to personally connect with each swimmer and understand what makes them tick, so that our swimmers learn faster, have more confidence and feel more secure in the water.”

Excited? Curious? You can get more info about the opening here, and we’ll keep you posted when the place debuts. Yay!