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Both our indoor and outdoor pools are operating under our normal operating hours.

**Aquatics Face Covering Policy**

Indoor Pool

Face coverings must be worn while on the pool deck. Swimmers may remove their face covering only once they are ready to enter the water. Shortly after swimmers exit the water, they will be asked to put their face covering back on immediately.

Outdoor Pool

Face coverings are required on the pool deck if patrons are unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet from individuals who are not members of their household. Face coverings are also required when in the restrooms and when interacting with our staff members.

We ask that patrons be diligent in adhering to these policy updates when visiting our aquatics facilities.

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

At the YWCA, we provide a variety of recreational and specialty aquatics programs for all ages and abilities, including parent-child lessons, pre-school and school age lessons, private lessons, water exercise, lap and recreation swim, swim team and CPR and Lifeguard classes. Our friendly and knowledgeable aquatics staff are committed to the highest level of excellence in all of our aquatics programs.