Swim Lessons

Learn to swim at any age at the YWCA.

Young, old, or somewhere in between. Now is the time to learn. 

Learn to Swim at the YWCA

If you are looking for swim lessons, you’ve come to the right place. The YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County offers various group, and private lessons for infants, children, and adults.

Parent and Tot Swim Lessons

Give your infant or toddler a head start on life by helping them become comfortable in the water. Once they have adjusted to being in a pool, they are ready to learn swimming skills, and can get started at an early age.  This class helps prevent children from being afraid of the water as they age, and it teaches them how to be safe around water.

This class will familiarize children ages 6 months to 3 years with the water, and prepare them to learn to swim on their own. It is not designed to teach babies survival skills, or how to swim without a parent. It is designed to equip the parent with skills to teach their infants/toddlers to swim on their own. The cost of parent and tot lessons is per child. There must be an adult with the child in the water.  There are no added fees for the supervising adult. All children must wear a swim diaper when in the water.

Class Details

Fees Per Class:
Member $10, Non-Member $12

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If you would like to apply for financial aid please complete the following form and submit it to and submit it to gro.grubsyttegacwy@ofni

Spring 2022 registration is now open!

Call our aquatics department at 717-334-9171 ext. 129.

Class Sessions & Times

 

May

Class 5A May 7
6 months – 23 months
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Class 5B May 7
24 months – 36 months
10:30 – 11 a.m.

Class 5G May 14
6 months – 23 months
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Class 5H May 14
24 months – 36 months
10:30 – 11 a.m.

Class 5M May 21
6 months – 23 months
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Class 5N May 21
24 months – 36 months
10:30 – 11 a.m.


Ages 4-5 Swim Lessons

This class will help your child learn to swim at an early age. Participants learn about water safety and basic skills to help them start swimming independently.

Participants must bring their own towel, and bathing suit. We also encourage participants to wear water shoes, or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool deck.

Class Details

Fees Per Class:
Member $10, Non-Member $12

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If you would like to apply for financial aid please complete the following form and submit it to and submit it to gro.grubsyttegacwy@ofni

Spring 2022 registration is now open!

Call our aquatics department at 717-334-9171 ext. 129.

Class Sessions & Times

April

Class 4C April 2
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Class 4D April 2
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

Class 4I April 9
11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Class 4J April 9
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

Class 4O April 16
11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Class 4P April 16
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

Class 4U April 23
11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Class 4V April 23
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

May

Class 5C May 7
11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Class 5D May 7
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

Class 5I May 14
11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Class 5J May 14
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

Class 5O May 21
11:00 – 11:30 a.m

Class 5P May 21
11:35 – 12:05 p.m.

Ages 6-9 Swim Lessons

Help your child learn to swim at an early ageParticipants learn about water safety and basic skills to get them swimming independently. Children will learn water safety and swimming skills. These classes prepare kids to have independent fun in the water while giving parents peace of mind. Not only do these classes help prepare kids for upcoming water activities such as family trips to the beach, but also leave them with life long swimming skills.

Participants must bring their own towel, and bathing suit. We also encourage participants to wear water shoes, or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool deck.

Class Details

Fees Per Class:
Member $10, Non-Member $12

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If you would like to apply for financial aid please complete the following form and submit it to and submit it to gro.grubsyttegacwy@ofni

Spring 2022 registration is now open!

Call our aquatics department at 717-334-9171 ext. 129.

Class Sessions & Times

April

Class 4E April 212:10 – 12:40 p.m.

Class 4K April 912:10 – 12:40 p.m.

Class 4Q April 1612:10 – 12:40 p.m.

Class 4W April 2312:10 – 12:40 p.m.

May

Class 5E May 712:10 – 12:40 p.m.

Class 5K May 1412:10 – 12:40 p.m.

Class 5Q May 2112:10 – 12:40 p.m.

Ages 9-12 Swim Lessons

Help your child learn to swim at an early ageParticipants learn about water safety and basic skills to get them swimming independently. Children will learn water safety and swimming skills. These classes prepare kids to have independent fun in the water while giving parents peace of mind. Not only do these classes help prepare kids for upcoming water activities such as family trips to the beach, but also leave them with life long swimming skills.

Participants must bring their own towel, and bathing suit. We also encourage everyone to wear water shoes, or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool deck.

Class Details

Fees Per Class:
Member $10, Non-Member $12

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If you would like to apply for financial aid please complete the following form and submit it to and submit it to gro.grubsyttegacwy@ofni

Spring 2022 registration is now open!

Call our aquatics department at 717-334-9171 ext. 129.

Class Sessions & Times

April

Class 4F April 212:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Class 4L April 912:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Class 4R April 1612:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Class 4X April 2312:45 – 1:15 p.m.

May

Class 5F May 712:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Class 5L May 1412:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Class 5R May 2112:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Please Note: Private Swim Lessons are not currently being offered. We hope to reinstate them again soon.

One on one 30 minute swim lesson with an American Red Cross Swim Instructor. Our swim instructors are trained to work with people of different capabilities and all ages.

When you or your child take private swim lessons, you can focus on the skills most important to you at a convenient time set to meet your schedule. Great for beginners and experienced swimmers trying to hone their skills.

Fees:

2 Lessons 4 Lessons 6 Lessons 8 Lessons
Member $50 $90 $130 $170
Non-Member $80 $150 $220 $280

Scheduling Lessons

Please fill out the information below and hit the submit button to request private lessons. Our Aquatics Coordinator will be in touch with you after your submission is completed.

Missed Lesson, Cancellation & Refund Policies

Group Swim Lessons

Missed Lesson

Please be aware that because of the nature of our aquatics program, participant slots are limited, and we do not offer make-up lessons to participants who do not show up due to weather, illness or other circumstances. Participants will be charged if they do not show up to a scheduled lesson that has not been canceled. Our swim instructors are paid for their time at the pool, even when you, or your swimmer does not show up.

Cancellation & Refund

In the event of a cancellation, aquatics management staff must be notified at least 24 hours before the class is set to begin. The YWCA issues program refunds in the form of YWCA vouchers. If a participant attempts to cancel within the 24 hour period, the amount paid for lessons will not be refunded. There will be no refunds for missed lessons, no shows, or if the child/parent is not willing to participate once the class has begun. Our swim instructors are paid for their time at the pool, even when you, or your swimmer does not show up, or does not actively participate.

Private Swim Lessons

Missed Lesson

Please be aware that because of the nature of our aquatics program, private lesson time slots are limited, and we require advanced notice if you are unable to attend a scheduled lesson. Participants will be charged if they do not show up to scheduled lesson and fail to provide at least 2 hours advanced notice. Our swim instructors are paid for their time at the pool, even when you, or your swimmer does not show up.

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

We do not offer refunds for private lesson purchases. We do, however, offer refunds in the form of YWCA vouchers, in the amount of your remaining lessons.

Benefits of Swim Lessons

 

  • Teaches children how to be safe in and around water
  • Aids in building water confidence and social development in children
  • Improves coordination and motor skills
  • Builds muscle tone and aids with cardiovascular health
  • Provides children with skills that last a lifetime

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. 

Download Financial Aid Application

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