Since 1981, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County has been home to the only public indoor swimming pool in the entire county. The YWCA offers swim programs that teach water safety skills and give 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.

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 lungs
  • Tones muscles and builds strength
  • Provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming

Wellness Benefits of Swimming

  • Being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise
  • Alleviating stress
  • Improving coordination, balance and posture
  • Improving flexibility
  • Providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions

At the YWCA, we provide a variety of recreational and specialty aquatics programs for all ages and abilities, including parent-tot lessons, pre-school and school age lessons, private swim lessons, water exercise, lap and recreation swim, swim teams and American Red Cross courses. Our friendly and knowledgeable aquatics staff are committed to the highest level of excellence in all of our aquatics programs.