Outdoor Pool

This summer, the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will operate two outdoor pools at Gettysburg Swim & Tennis (the former Gettysburg Country Club). The outdoor pools will be open daily from noon until 8 p.m., May 27 through Sept. 4. As an added benefit for our rec pass members, we are offering discounted summer rates for outdoor pool membership. All memberships can be purchased at the YWCA Service Desk. Rates are listed below. Please note: all YWCA rec pass memberships must have an expiration date of September 4, 2017 or beyond to purchase outdoor pool memberships.

Outdoor Pool membership may be purchased beginning March 1, 2017!

The fees are as follow (click on image to enlarge):

Q: What does my outdoor pool membership include?

A: If you are a current YWCA rec pass member, your outdoor pool membership will include access to the outdoor pools between May 27 and Sept. 4. Your YWCA rec pass membership must be current throughout the outdoor pool operating season to qualify for a discounted rate. Memberships that are set to expire before Sept. 4, 2017 must be renewed or extended prior to purchasing a discounted outdoor pool pass.

If you are not currently a YWCA rec pass member, your outdoor pool membership purchased at full price includes access to the outdoor pools between May 27 and Sept. 4, as well as access to the YWCA facility between May 15 and Sept. 15.

Q: I am a YWCA rec pass member. Why do I have to pay an additional fee to access the outdoor pool?

A: We are pleased to be able to offer access to the outdoor pools as an added benefit to our members. However, the YWCA will incur additional staffing and other expenses (chemicals, cleaning and maintenance, insurance, utilities, etc.) in operating the outdoor pools, which necessitates an additional user fee.

Q: I pay for my membership through an EFT or my insurance plan. Why is my discount not as large as an annual member’s?

A: Because of the greater financial commitment of an annual rec pass, we are able to offer a greater discount on outdoor pool membership as a benefit to those who have prepaid for an annual membership. Those who pay for their YWCA rec pass in smaller increments (1, 3 or 6 months, via bank draft/EFT, or through an insurance plan) are eligible for a 10 percent discount on outdoor pool membership. (*See footnote below for more information about EFT/bank draft memberships.)

Q: I’m a YWCA rec pass member. Can I use my YW guest passes to bring friends to the outdoor pool?

A: No. Outdoor pool guest passes ($8) must be purchased separately at the outdoor pool. Guest passes are valid for two consecutive days at the outdoor pool only, and all guests must be accompanied by an outdoor pool member at all times.

Q: I purchased a day pass for the YWCA facility. Does this pass include use of the outdoor pool?

A: No. Outdoor pool guest passes ($8) must be purchased separately at the outdoor pool. Guest passes are valid for two consecutive days at the outdoor pool only, and all guests must be accompanied by an outdoor pool member at all times.

Q: I am not a YWCA member or an outdoor pool member, but I would like to use the outdoor pool. Can I purchase a guest pass?

A: No. Outdoor pool guest passes are only available to guests of people who hold an outdoor pool membership. Guest passes are valid for two consecutive days at the outdoor pool only, and all guests must be accompanied by an outdoor pool member at all times.

Q: Will my outdoor pool membership give me access to the tennis courts?

A: No. The YWCA did not lease the tennis courts located near the outdoor pools and will not be operating them this summer. Tennis court use is not included in any outdoor pool memberships.

Q: I am a YWCA rec pass member. Can I attend water fitness classes at the outdoor pools if I do not have an outdoor pool membership?

A: Yes. All YWCA rec pass members will have access to water fitness classes at both the indoor and outdoor pools.

Q: Do you have a payment plan available for outdoor pool memberships?

A: Yes. Outdoor pool memberships can be paid in up to three increments. Payment due dates are April 15, May 15, and June 15. All members choosing a payment plan must provide a valid credit card, and all memberships must be paid in full by June 15 or membership privileges will be suspended until paid. Members joining after June 15 must pay the full membership rate prior to having access to the outdoor pools or the YWCA.

Q: Can I use the outdoor pool during the monthly Free YW Days?

A: No. Free YW Days (the third Saturday of each month) allow access to the YWCA facility only.

Q: Can I rent the outdoor pools for a private event?

A: Yes. Questions about outdoor pool rentals should be directed to Cora Rhoads at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org.

*A note for EFT members: YWCA rec pass members who pay via bank draft/EFT and wish to purchase an outdoor pool membership may choose to purchase at the YW member rate (10 percent discount), or they may choose to suspend their EFT payments throughout the summer and purchase at the nonmember rate (this membership will include access to the YWCA facility between May 15 and Sept. 15). EFT members who choose to suspend their EFT payments for the summer to purchase an outdoor pool membership will not be charged a joiner fee if they resume EFT payments for their YWCA rec pass after Sept. 15.