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*Attention Parents*

Even though the pool is closed, there are still ways you can practice swimming skills at home with your children. We encourage you to use this guide we have written specifically for at-home swim practice! Please click here to view the guide.

Since 1981, the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County has been home to the only public indoor swimming pool in the county. The Y offers swim programs that teach water safety skills and give kids and adults the chance to explore the many health benefits of swimming.  For beginners and veteran exercisers alike, swimming can be a great way to boost your fitness level and reduce stress.

Health Benefits of Swimming

  • Keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body
  • Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
  • Tones muscles and builds strength
  • Provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming

Additional Benefits

  • Being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise
  • Alleviating stress
  • Improving coordination, balance and posture
  • Improving flexibility
  • Providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions