Since 1981, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County has been home to the only public indoor swimming pool in the county. Within our aquatics program we offer a variety of programs for all ages: from our American Red Cross-certified parent-child program that teaches children as young as 6 months old age-appropriate respect for water, to our Arthritis Foundation water fitness classes that are populated by men and women on the other end of the age spectrum.
Children and teenagers can participate in swim lessons that will take them from elementary water safety skills to be able to swim at least six different strokes. More advanced children and adults can join our Sharks swim team or our masters swimming program. We have recently expanded our swim team program for youth to compete on a national level and even train for the Olympics. Our water fitness classes offer our more senior members an opportunity to strengthen their muscles and lose weight in a no-impact environment.
We offer community organizations such as Special Olympics and the Gettysburg Area School District discounts for the use of our pool, and members can rent the pool for private parties. Family swim hours on weekends offer all community members an opportunity to use the YWCA pool for a minimal charge.