What is Swimtek? 
 Swimtek was founded in 1999 with the sole purpose of providing swim lessons, technique lessons, private coaching, and video clinics to non-swimmers, recreational and competive swimmers in the Philadelphia area.  Over the last two decades, Swimtek has provided 10,000's of hours of swim lessons and clinics to students from 18 months to 70 years old utilizing the SwimAmerica system.

About Site Supervisor Kevin Berkoff
Kevin Berkoff has worked with thousands of local athletes through coaching, private lessons, video and stroke clinics as well as swim school.  Kevin is a former national level swimmer who enjoys passing on his love for the sport to other athletes.  Kevin, a Germantown Academy and University of California at Berkeley graduate, spent seven year under the tutelage of Olympic coach Richard Shoulberg before starting the Penn Charter Aquatic Club with Paul Coleman in 2003.  Kevin has had the opportunity to coach dozens of National level swimmers, National team members, and even a few Olympians over his coaching career. 
About SwimAmerica
SwimAmerica lessons are available to students ages 2 to adult.  The lessons follow a simple step-by-step format that allows each child to progress at his/her own pace.  Developed by swimming coaches, SwimAmerica is the only learn-to-swim program endorsed by the American Swimming Coaches Association.  SwimAmerica is a goal driven, technique oriented program that focuses on drown prevention and water safety.  All of our staff members must go through intensive training and testing before they are allowed to teach swim lessons.  Groups are kept small (no more than 1 instructor to 6 students) in order to make sure that all of our students learn and progress quickly.
The SwimAmerica swim school offers five Saturday or Sunday afternoon sessions throughout the year at the William Penn Charter School, located on School House Lane in historic East Falls.  Each session is eight weeks in length (summer session is 6 weeks) and each lesson is 25 to 30 minutes in length. 
How is SwimAmerica different?
  • High quality lessons give your swimmer the skills to swim safely and efficiently
  • Lessons are taught by well-trained and tested instructors
  • Lesson groups are small in size (3-6 students)