YWCA Aquatics

Home to the only public indoor swimming pool in Adams County, the YWCA offers swimming lessons, lifeguard training, water fitness classes, masters swimming, and an age group swim team, as well as recreational and lap swimming.  There is something for everyone!

Swimming benefits your overall health and is an excellent way to stay fit.

Swim at the YWCA

Since 1981, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County has proudly served the swimmers of our community. Our YWCA Natatorium includes a 25-meter swimming pool, a 10-person heated spa, a swimsuit dryer,  handicap pool and spa chair lifts, and an ADA-accessible locker room.

The YWCA offers swimming 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.

We provide a variety of programs for people of all ages and abilities, including swimming lessons for youth between the ages of 6 months and 14 years,  adult swimming lessons, group water fitness classes, lap, and recreation swimming, Masters swimming, and the Sharks Age Group Swim Team.   Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are committed to the highest level of excellence in all of our programs.



Aqua Core with Linda

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

This low-impact class takes place in shallow water and includes water walking, jogging, and running, along with resistance equipment exercises to improve joint stability, flexibility, coordination, heart health, and strength.

Cardio Splash with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A low-impact but high-intensity water fitness class where no swimming skills are needed. This class uses the resistance of the water to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscle tone, and cardiovascular endurance.

Core Zone with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 am – 12 pm

This shallow water class focuses on cardio, complete body strengthening, core toning, and balance.  Light jumping and leaping included.

Deep Water Power with Linda

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:40 am – 10:40 am

A high-power workout utilizing deep water running techniques, interval training, and resistance equipment.  Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

Liquid Assets with Kellie

Saturdays, 9 am – 10 am

Increase muscle definition, burn calories, and improve flexibility. Leave feeling refreshed, stretched, and energized.  This class takes place in water that is chest deep and deeper.  Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

Liquid Fit with Kellie

Wednesdays, 5 pm – 6 pm

This class is full of fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals!  This class takes place in water that is chest deep and deeper.  Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

Masters Swimming

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Masters swimming is for adults age 18 and older who want to improve their swimming technique and get a good workout. The YWCA Masters is a very welcoming group of adults who enjoy swimming for fitness. There will be a coach on deck during practice times who will assist you in reaching your swimming goals.

Pool Rentals

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.

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YWCA Natatorium

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.

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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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Our Swim Lessons

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 Sharks Swim Team

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