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Celebrate Living the Dream

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Every year, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County co-sponsors the Living the Dream...

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Photos: Check Out Our Aquatics Offerings

25-Meter Lap Pool Our 25 meter, 6 lane, lap pool ranges from 3 feet, 6 inches deep to 12 feet deep and is maintained at 82.9 degrees Fahrenheit. Pool Patio Our pool patio is available for all pool users. The patio has a seating area, 2 picnic tables and several lounge...

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Free Online Water Safety Course for Parents & Caregivers

The Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Online Course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children. This online course teaches parents and caregivers about the concepts of the circle of...

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2021 YWCA Gettysburg Strategic Plan

This plan has three main priority areas: Programming, Staffing, and Engagement. Each of these areas has been identified as a significant and substantial part of pivoting our organization towards our re-envisioned future. There is overlap in each section, as these key...

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YWCA Mission Members

On a cold December evening in 1955, Rosa Parks quietly incited a revolution — by just sitting down. She was tired after spending the day at work as a department store seamstress. She stepped onto the bus for the ride home and sat in the fifth row — the first row of...

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2021 Donors and Sponsors

We love our donors! YWCA donors support about 14 percent of the costs of carrying out our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. If you would like to donate to the YWCA, visit this link. To discuss all possibilities, email Fund Development Director Alex...

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50-Mile Swim Challenge

50-Mile Swim Challenge October 2021 - December 2022 Swim at the YWCA and earn rewards along the way! Challenge Information The objective of this challenge to swim a total of 50-miles over a period of time that works best for you. All ability levels are welcome to...

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Practicing Swimming Skills at Home: For All Ages

*Safety Note* If any of your children are in the bathtub someone must be watching them. It is possible to drown in only 4 inches of water. An older sibling can act as a lifeguard if needed. Activities for Babies! Bath time: • Use a cup to pour water on their toes,...

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Women in History

Misty Copeland
September 10, 1982 – present
Misty Copeland was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but raised in the San Pedro community of Los Angeles, California. She began officially learning ballet at the age of 13, and after only three months of study, she was en pointe.

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