Home to the only public indoor swimming pool in Adams County, the YWCA offers recreational, and specialty programs for people of all ages, and skillsets.
Swimming is an excellent way to stay fit, and benefits your overall health.
Swim at the YWCA
Since 1981, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County has been home to the county’s only public indoor swimming pool. Our YWCA Natatorium includes a 25-meter swimming pool, a 10-person heated spa, swim suit dryer, handicap pool chair lifts, and and ADA accessible locker rooms.
The YWCA offers swim programs that teach water safety skills, and give both kids, and adults the chance to explore the many health benefits of swimming. For beginners, and veteran exercisers alike, swimming can be a great way to boost your fitness level, and reduce stress.
We provide various recreational, and specialty aquatics programs for all ages, and abilities, including parent-tot lessons, pre-school, and school-age lessons, private lessons, group water exercise, lap, and recreation swim, swim team, and CPR and Lifeguard classes. Our friendly, and knowledgeable staff are committed to the highest level of excellence in all of our aquatics programs.
Group Water Fitness Classes
Liquid Assets with Kellie
Saturdays, 9am – 10am
This class is for active and healthy adults who want a workout for muscle toning with aerobic exercises. This class utilizes both the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Liquid Fit with Kellie
Wednesdays, 5pm – 6pm
This is for active and healthy adults who want a workout for muscle toning with aerobic exercises. This class utilizes both the shallow and deep ends of the pool.
Water Funtastic with Linda
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30pm – 1pm
Participants can expect to move back and forth in the shallow end of the pool. This class focuses on cardio, upper and lower muscle strengthening, core toning, and balance. Light leaping and jumping included.
Water Walking with Linda
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am – 9:30am
Walking, jogging, and running in the shallow end of the pool. This class focuses on cardio, range of motion, balance, upper/lower muscle strengthening, and core toning. Dynamic and static stretches are included for improving flexibility.
Shallow Water Exercise Group with Linda
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am – 12:30pm
A workout in shallow end of the pool for all ages and ability levels. The class emphasizes cardio, flexibility, balance, and strength while moving through water. This course is a progression in fitness, using benchmarks to measure performance.
Deep Water Exercise Group with Linda
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:40am – 10:40am
A workout in deep end of the pool for all ages and ability levels. The class emphasizes deep water cardio, range-of-motion, and strength of movement for muscles and joints. Participants work out in a vertical position with a supportive floatation belt.
Deep Water Thera-Walk with Trish
Mondays, 4pm – 5pm (Starting in May 2022)
This class is for adults who want a therapeutic, low-impact workout that includes walking and light jogging. This class utilizes flotation belts and the deep end of the pool.
Masters Swimming with Coach Carol
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Masters is for adults of any age, or swimming ability level who want to improve at, or get a workout lap swimming. Masters is a very welcoming group of adults who enjoy swimming for fitness. There will be a certified US Masters Swimming Coach on deck during practice times who will assist you in reaching your swimming goals.
Our 25-meter indoor pool is available for any group, or individual to rent.
- All groups larger than 10 people must rent the pool.
- We are only able to accommodate groups up to a maximum of 30 people.
Shared Pool Rental
Flat Rental Fee: $150/ for up to 2 Hours
Shared rentals are only allowed during open swim times, in which half the pool is used and also shared with our members. This rental option is for groups with 10 – 30 people.
Please contact us via email at gro.grubsyttegacwy@ofni for more information.
Our YWCA Natatorium includes a 25-meter swimming pool, a 10-person heated spa, swim suit dryer, handicap pool chair lifts, and ADA accessible locker rooms.
Health Benefits of Swimming
- Keeps your heart rate up, but takes some of the impact stress off your body
- Builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness
- Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart, and healthy lungs
- Tones muscles, and builds strength
- Provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming
- Provides good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions
Individual Lap Lane Rental
Lap Lane Fee: $25/ per lane, per hour
Example Pricing: Renting 2 lap lanes, for 1 hour, cost a total of $50.
Please contact us at gro.grubsyttegacwy@ofni for more information or to make a rental request.
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