Aquatic Endowment Fund

The YWCA pool has been a vital part of the community for over 40 years. Let’s keep that going.

An extraordinary story,

still being written.

Thanks to a group of far-sighted leaders, the pool at the YWCA Gettysburg Adams County—the only public pool in Adams County—has built a legacy of inclusion, empowerment, and community by serving our neighbors at every stage of their lives.

Children come to the pool for swimming lessons. Young people develop fitness and focus on the Sharks swim team. Families gather for recreation on weekends. Adults of all ages come year-round for fitness and community.

Clearly, a successful and inclusive aquatic program is worth it—but it’s expensive.

So, to celebrate the YWCA pool’s 40th birthday, another group of committed local citizens has launched the YWCA Aquatic Endowment Fund to strengthen the YWCA’s aquatic programming further and expand access to aquatics in Adams County. What does that mean?

It means expanding the reach of the YWCA’s learn-to-swim program so that every child in Adams County has the opportunity to learn to swim.

It means expanding access to the Sharks swim team so that young people can learn great lessons from swimming on a team—like sportsmanship, courage, work ethic, perseverance, and leadership—regardless of socioeconomic status.

It means expanding access to affordable lifeguard training so we can keep good lifeguards on our pool deck.

It means expanding access to the YW’s community-oriented aquatic programming so that more folks can participate in all the fun and fitness the pool offers.

Our goal is to build an endowment of $300,000 over the next three years—and we’re well on our way!

You can help ensure that every resident of Adams County can join in the fun, fitness, and community that our only public pool provides by making a donation to the YW Aquatic Endowment Fund.

All contributions are tax-deductible, and if you’d like, you can spread your donation out over three years.

Won’t you join us?








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