Relaxation and Fun in the Sun


By Cora Rhoads

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is offering another opportunity for our members and our community to stay active while having fun all summer long. We will once again operate the two outdoor pools leased at 730 Chambersburg Road (the former Gettysburg Country Club). YWCA rec pass holders will have an opportunity to upgrade their membership to use these pool facilities with a major discount. Those who aren’t yet YWCA members can purchase outdoor pool memberships that include a summer YWCA rec pass.

The outdoor pools will be open from noon to 8 p.m. every day starting May 26 through Labor Day. One pool has a diving board, and the other is designed for swimming laps. Both pools start around 3.5 feet in depth. There are lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas available for use. A tented picnic table area is setup beside the pools. Pool members can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to the facility. This is a great place for you to relax and allow your children or grandchildren to jump in and have fun.

This facility has ample parking for every member and visitor. We have a chair lift by the lap pool for anyone who may need that extra help getting in and out of the water. There are bathrooms and changing room areas complete with showers. There is also a private bathroom for those with special needs or those who would prefer the privacy. There is also a playground adjacent to the pools with infant and toddler swings.

If you are a YWCA rec pass member who does not have an annual membership, now is the time to upgrade. Annual YWCA members receive more than 50 percent off the regular outdoor pool membership price.

Interested in becoming a YWCA member? We are currently waiving our joiner fee on 6-month or annual memberships through May. As a member, you will receive unlimited access to 100+ land and water fitness classes, our award-winning fitness center, circuit training room, gymnasium, and heated indoor pool and whirlpool. Plus, members get the steepest discounts on swim lessons, karate, massage, and guest passes for your friends!

We want to make this summer like no other. You deserve to relax and lounge by the pool. Reward yourself today with a YWCA outdoor pool membership! For more information about memberships and fees, visit, or call 717-334-9171.

Cora Rhoads is the aquatics director at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County. Contact her at