Becky Bollinger Aquatic Fund

Fund Information

Becky Bollinger was an inspiration and encourager to those who knew her. She loved life. Of the many activities Becky enjoyed, aquatics was her true passion. She was a Red Cross swimming instructor for almost 50 years. This fund will help children who want to learn to swim achieve that desire. This fund will support the YWCA Gettysburg Adams County’s Learn to Swim program for children ages 4-12 years who cannot afford lessons.

Please Consider Donating

Please donate by visiting the Adams County Community Foundation website at: https://www.adamscountycf.org/funds/becky-bollinger-aquatic-fund/

Pool Rental Information

Indoor Swimming Pool Rental

Our 25-meter indoor pool is available for any group or individual to rent. Renting the swimming pool does not include the use of our whirlpool.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • All groups larger than 10 people must rent the pool.
  • All groups larger than 25 people must privately rent the whole pool.

Shared Pool Rentals

Half of the Pool, Rental Fee: $75/ per hour

Shared rentals are only allowed during open swim time, in which half the pool is used and shared with our members. This is only an option for groups with less than 25 people. This option is available on all days.

Private Rentals

The swimming pool is available for private rentals on the following days and times:

Saturdays & Sundays

Entire Pool, Private Rental Fee: $150/ per hour

Please contact the Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org for more information or to make a rental request.

Individual Lap Lane Rentals

The rental of individual lap lanes is available upon request.

Lap Lane Fee: $25/per lane, per hour

Example: Renting 2 lap lanes, for 1 hour would cost $50

Please contact the Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org for more information or to make a lap lane rental request.

Adult Swim Lessons

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Adult Lessons

Progress at your own pace and develop the skills needed to swim safely for fun or exercise. Students will learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning water acclimation, forward and backward movement, and rhythmic breathing. We help swimmers overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop swimming skills that last a lifetime.

Swim Lesson Details

Fees:

Tuesday & Thursday Classes (6 Classes):
Rec Pass Member $34, Basic Member $44, Non Member $46

Saturday (3 Classes):
Rec Pass Member $20, Basic Member $26, Non Member $32

Winter Registration is Now Open!

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

Swim Lessons are held at our indoor heated swimming pool.

Tuesdays & Thursdays (6 Classes)

Session 1G Jan. 7th – Jan. 23rd
11 – 12 p.m.

Session 2F Feb. 4th – Feb. 20th
11 – 12 p.m.

Saturdays (3 Classes)

Session 1H Jan. 18th, 25th & Feb. 8th
10 – 11 a.m.

Session 1J Feb. 15th – Feb. 29th
10 – 11 a.m.

Adult Learn to Lap Lessons

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Learn to Lap Swim

This is for any adult who is comfortable in the water.

Learn to Lap Swim with us! This class will teach you all the knowledge you need to confidently lap swim for fitness. This class will focus on building endurance, improving the front crawl (freestyle) and the backstroke. Other focuses will also include learning how to do open turns and/or flip turns at the wall, and improve your ability to breathe rhythmically.

You will be coached through a series of workouts, based on your swimming level, so that you will have all the tools you need to prepare yourself to swim laps as a form of fitness.

Class Details

Fees:

Rec Pass Members $39, Basic Members $49, Non Members $51

Winter Registration is Now Open!

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

Tuesday & Thursday Lessons

Session 1F

Jan. 7th – Jan. 23rd

12 – 1 p.m.

Session 2E

Feb. 4th – Feb. 20th

12 – 1 p.m.

 

Group Aquatic Training Programs

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Deep Water Group Training with Linda

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

A medium to high intensity workout in deep water for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis is on deep water cardio, range-of-motion movement for joints, stretching, and balance. Excellent for those looking for the next level up in there water exercises. This course is a progression in fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal fitness trainer certification. This class will be limited to 19 people. (5 weeks; 10 classes)

Session 12D: November 21 – January 9

Session 1K: January 16 – March 3

Rec Pass Members $8.50, Basic Members $16.50, Non Members $21

Shallow Water Group Training with Linda

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

A medium to high intensity workout in the shallow water for all ages and ability levels. This is a class for people who want to strengthen their joints and increase their mobility without pain or strain. This course is a progression in fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal fitness trainer certification. This class will be limited to 19 people. (5 weeks; 15 classes)

Session 1L: January 3 – January 31

Session 2G: Feburary 7 – March 13

Rec Pass Members $10, Basic Members $20, Non Members $25

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. This is great for anyone coming out of therapy. This is by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email the Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) for an appointment with a water fitness trainer. A medical release form is required of all participants.

Our water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and Fitness Association of America.

Rec Pass Member Fee: $40/ per hour, Basic Member Fee: $60/ per hour

Lifeguard Instructor Course

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course will train and certify participants to be a national Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor for the Professional Rescuer. We teach a blended learning course format with online education, classroom and in-water components. This is a 24  hour course that includes 4 practice teaching sessions, in which the students each teach a portion of the lifeguard course.

Fee: $250

Register online by Clicking Here

Prerequisites

You must pass the pre-course skills to get into the course.
This can be done by appointment.

  • Be at least 17  years old.
  • Have a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Successfully complete the online introduction to the course.
  • Obtain all instructor and participant manuals and DVD.
  • Pass all pre-course skills test: do all in water rescues and extrications, and demonstrate CPR/AED skills.

Class Dates & Times

Currently, we have no class dates set yet for 2020, please check back soon. In the meantime, provided below are some upcoming courses in the surrounding area:

  • Jan 17th – Jan 19th, New Oxford, PA. Click here for the course link.

Lifeguard Course

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

This is a blended learning course. Participants must try out to enter the course. Once they pass the try-out, then they can do the 7 hours of course work online and 20 hours of practical skills on land and in the water. This course provides certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer for 2 years.

Fee: $150
Register online by Clicking Here

Try Outs

Everyone must try out to determine whether or not they can take the class.

The try-out consists of:

  • A nonstop 300-meter swim (front crawl / freestyle / or breast stroke)
  • Tread water without your hands for 2 minutes
  • Dive for a 10 pound brick, swim 15 meters on your back with it, and get out of the pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

If you pass the try-out, then you can enter the Lifeguard course.

Please contact Mark Mellon at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or by email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org for more information.

Upcoming Courses & Try Out Dates

Currently, we have no class dates set yet for 2020, please check back soon. In the meantime, provided below are some upcoming courses in the surrounding area:

  • Jan 10th – Jan 12th, Mechanicsburg, PA. Click here for the course link.
  • Jan 17th – Jan 19th, York, PA. Click here for the course link.
  • Feb 15th – Feb 17th, Frederick, MD. Click for here for the course link.

Steps to Successfully Passing the Course

  1. Read the lifeguard manual.
  2. Finish all online course work.
  3. Attend all class days.
  4. Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

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Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16, who would like to be certified.  This certification is good for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours completing online coursework.  The online portion of this course should be completed prior to the skills day scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $80

Register by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact the Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.

Session 2

February 12, 6pm – 9pm

Session 3

March 18, 6pm – 9pm

Session 4

April 22, 6pm – 9pm

Session 5

May 20, 6pm – 9pm

 

 

 

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. Teaching sessions are by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email the Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) for an appointment with a water fitness trainer. A medical release form is required of all participants.

Our water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Private (1 person):

Rec Pass Member Fee: $40/ per hour, Non-Member Fee: $60/ per hour

Semi-Private (1-3 persons):

Rec Pass Member Fee: $60/ per hour, Non-Member Fee: $80/ per hour

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Water Fitness Schedule

All water fitness classes are free to try for your first time!   Participants must bring their own towel, bathing suits, water bottle and a change of dry clothes.  We would also encourage everyone to wear water shoes, flip flops or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool.

Water Fitness Schedule

Class NameDaysTime$
Swing N' SwayMonday & Wednesday10 - 11amIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Water YogaMonday & Wednesday11 - 11:30amIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Shallow Water Group Training ProgramMonday, Wednesday, Friday11:30 - 12:30pmRec $10 /session
Basic $20 /session
Non Mem $25 /session
Power HouseMonday, Wednesday, Friday12:30 - 1pmIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Water WalkingTuesday & Thursday8:30 - 9:30amIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Deep Water Group Training ProgramTuesday & Thursday9:40 - 10:40amRec $8.50/session
Basic $16.50/session
Non Mem $21/session
Masters SwimmingTuesday & Thursday4:30 - 6:00pmIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Liquid FitWednesday5 - 6pmIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Hydro Power HourThursday8 - 8:55pmIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Liquid AssetsSaturday (Starting Oct. 23rd)9 - 10amIncluded in Rec Pass Membership
Aqua ToneTuesday & Thursday (October & November)11am -12pmIncluded in Rec Pass Membership

Liquid Assets with Kellie
This class is for active and healthy adults who want a medium- to high-intensity workout that includes muscle toning and aerobic exercises. The workout uses the shallow and deep ends of the pool. This is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association Instructor.

Swing N’ Sway with Mary
A low- to medium-intensity workout for senior adults that includes stretching, and muscle strengthening. The class is held in the shallow and deep ends of the pool.

Masters Swimming with Carol
This is an adult swim program to help adults improve their swim strokes, endurance, breathing, and improve their fitness level overall.

Power House Workout with Linda
A high intensity workout in the shallow end of the pool only.  This workout will focus on strengthening joints, increasing balance, and toning core muscles.

Liquid Fit with Kellie

This class is for active and healthy adults who want a medium- to high-intensity workout that includes muscle toning and aerobic exercises. The workout uses the shallow and deep ends of the pool. Routine is set to music, and all equipment is provided. This is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association Instructor.

Gentle Water Yoga for Beginners with Mary
This is a low intensity workout in the shallow end of the YWCA outside pool.  This will focus on strengthening joints, increasing balance, and toning core muscles.

Hydro Power Hour with Brittany
This class is for active and healthy adults who want a medium- to high-intensity workout that includes muscle toning and aerobic exercises. The workout uses the shallow and deep ends of the pool. Routine is set to music, and all equipment is provided. This is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association Instructor.

Water Walking with Linda
A low- to medium-intensity workout for senior adults that includes stretching, and muscle strengthening. There is a focus on a variety of movements through shallow water. This is taught by a certified United States Water Fitness Association Instructor and Personal Water Fitness Trainer.