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.

YWCA Masters Swimming

*UPDATE* Masters Swimming is taking place at our Outdoor Pool from 4:30 pm – 6 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The outdoor pool is located at 730 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg, PA.

Join our YW Masters of Adams County!

  • Increase your strength, endurance, stamina, and flexibility
  • Enjoy focused workouts
  • Achieve your individual fitness or competition goals
  • Train for a triathlon

Masters Swimming

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm

*Practices will take place at our Outdoor Pool starting May 26th, 2020*

Masters is for adults who are interested in swimming for fitness. Masters can help prepare tri-athletes, anyone who wishes to cross-train and is also for adults who would like to compete in swim meets. Masters is taught by a certified US Masters Swimming Coach.

2020 USMS Swim Meets

Details on 2020 swim meets coming soon!

For More Information…

Contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at (717-334-9171 ext. 129) or by email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org for more information.

*USMS Gold Club Member*

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Aquatics

Since 1981, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County has been home to the only public indoor swimming pool in the county. Within our aquatics program we offer a variety of programs for all ages: from our American Red Cross-certified parent-child program that teaches children as young as 6 months old age-appropriate respect for water, to our senior water fitness classes that are populated by men and women on the other end of the age spectrum.

Children and teenagers can participate in swim lessons that will take them from elementary water safety skills to be able to swim at least six different strokes. More advanced children and adults can join our Sharks swim team or our masters swimming program. We have recently expanded our swim team program for youth to compete on a national level and even train for the Olympics. Our water fitness classes offer our more senior members an opportunity to strengthen their muscles and lose weight in a no-impact environment.

We offer community organizations discounts for the use of our pool, and members can rent the pool for private parties.

Private Swim Lessons

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Private Lessons

*UPDATE* Private Lessons will resume as normal starting in July! Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to schedule a lesson in advance.

One on one 30 minute swim lesson with an American Red Cross swim instructor. Our instructors are trained to work with people of different capabilities and all ages.

When you or your child take private swim lessons, you can focus on the skills most important to you at a convenient time set to meet your schedule. Great for beginners and experienced swimmers trying to hone their skills. Instruction will be given during open swim times.

Details

Fees:

Rec Pass Member: $24 /per lesson

Basic Member: $36 /per lesson

Non-Member: $46 /per lesson

 Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org, or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) with any questions or to schedule a private lesson.

Ages 6-12 Swim Lessons

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Get kids ready for the beach, lake or pool!

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

Help your child learn to swim at an early age. Participants learn about water safety and basic skills to get them swimming independently.  Your child has the opportunity to advance through three swim levels developed for their age group by the American Red Cross.

Children will learn water safety and swimming skills. These classes prepare kids to have independent fun in the water while giving parents peace of mind. Not only do these classes help prepare kids for upcoming water activities such as family trips to the beach, but also leave them with life-long swimming skills.

Participants must bring their own towel, and bathing suit. We also encourage everyone to wear water shoes, or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool deck.

Class Placement

Utilize this tool to place your child in the correct swim class.

Level 1:
Does not know how to swim or float independently.

Level 2:
Can float for 10 seconds on their front and back without any assistance.

Level 3:
Can float, glide, kick, and use arms for forward motion independently.

Swim Lesson Details

Fees

Tuesday & Thursday Classes (6 classes):
Rec Pass Member $44, Basic Member $56, Non Member $66

Saturday Classes (3 classes):
Rec Pass Member $22, Basic Member $28, Non Member $33

Summer Registration opens May 15th!

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

Tuesday & Thursday Lessons

*UPDATE* Swimming Lessons will resume as normal starting in July!

Session 7B July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23
Level 1: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Level 2: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Level 3: 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Session 8B August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 & 20
Level 1: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Level 2: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Level 3: 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday Lessons

*UPDATE* Swimming Lessons will resume as normal starting in July!

Session 7C July 11, 18 & 25
Level 1: 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Level 2: 11:30 – 12 p.m.
Level 3: 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Session 8C August 8, 15 & 22
Level 1: 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Level 2: 11:30 – 12 p.m.
Level 3: 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Ages 4 & 5 Swim Lessons

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Get kids ready for the beach, lake or pool!

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

This class will help your child learn to swim at an early age. Participants learn about water safety and basic skills to help them start swimming independently.  Your child has the opportunity to advance through three swim levels developed for their age group by the American Red Cross.

Participants must bring their own towel, and bathing suit. We also encourage participants to wear water shoes, or sandals to prevent slipping in the locker rooms or on the pool deck.

Class Placement

Utilize this tool to place your child in the correct swim class.

Level 1:
Does not know how to swim or float independently.

Level 2:
Can float for 10 seconds on their front and back without any assistance.

Level 3 :
Can float, glide, kick, and use arms for forward motion independently.

Swim Lesson Details

Fees

Tuesday & Thursday Classes (6 classes):
Rec Pass Member $44, Basic Member $56, Non Member $66

Saturday Classes (3 classes):
Rec Pass Member $22, Basic Member $28, Non Member $33

Summer Registration opens May 15th!

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

Swim Lessons are held at our indoor heated swimming pool.

Tuesday & Thursday Classes

*UPDATE* Swimming Lessons will resume as normal starting in July!

Session 7A July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23
Level 1: 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Levels 2 & 3: 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Session 8A August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 & 20
Level 1: 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Levels 2 & 3: 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Saturday Classes

*UPDATE* Swimming Lessons will resume as normal starting in July!

Session 7S July 11, 18 & 25
All Levels (Mrs. Linda): 11 – 11:30 a.m

Session 7D July 11, 18 & 25
Level 1: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Level 2 & 3: 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Session 8T August 8, 15 & 22
All Levels (Mrs. Linda): 11 – 11:30 a.m

Session 8D August 8, 15 & 22
Level 1: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Level 2 & 3: 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Parent-Child Swim Lessons

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Parent-Child Lessons

Give your infant or toddler a head start on life by helping them become comfortable in the water. Once they have adjusted to being in a pool, they are ready to learn swimming skills and can get started at an early age.  This class helps prevent children from being afraid of the water as they age and it teaches them how to be safe around water.

This class will familiarize children ages 6 months to 3 years with the water and prepare them to learn to swim on their own. It is not designed to teach babies survival skills or how to swim without a parent. It is designed to equip the parent with skills to teach their babies/toddlers to swim on their own. Cost of parent-child lessons is per child.  All children must wear a swim diaper.  There must be an adult with the child in the water.  There are no added fees for the supervising adult.

Class Placement

Use this tool to place your child in the right swim class.

Group 1: Infants 6 months to 23 months

Group 2: Children 2 & 3 years old

Swim Lesson Details

Fees:

Saturday Classes (3 classes):
Rec Pass Member $22, Basic Member $28, Non-Member $33

Spring Registration is Now Open!

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

All classes are held at our indoor heated swimming pool.

Saturday Swim Lessons

*UPDATE* Swimming Lessons will resume as normal starting in July!

Session 7PC July 11, 18 & 25
6 mo – 23 mo: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m
2 years – 3 years: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m

Session 8PC August 8, 15 & 22
6 mo – 23 mo: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m
2 years – 3 years: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m

Summer Sharks Swim Team

Summer Sharks Swim Team 2020

COVID-19 Updates

For the latest updates, or if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Head Coach, Megan Maslowski, via email at sharkscoaches@gmail.com.

In the Summer of 2015 the team was the CASL Swim League Champions!
The team has now been bumped up to a higher division:
Division AA

All participants are to bring a towel, bathing suit, goggles and water shoes to prevent slipping on the floors.  For swimmers who have long hair or long bangs you are encouraged to wear either a swim cap or tie your hair back out of your face, so you can breathe while you swim.

Welcome aboard!

The goals of the Sharks are sportsmanship, teamwork, fellowship, and fun!

Practices begin May 4th, 2020

Head Coach: Megan Maslowski
Assistant Coaches: Kelly Brainard, Mark Mellon, and Chris Gebhart

Try-Outs

Swimmer must be able to swim 25 meters (full length of the pool) front crawl/free style and backstroke, without stopping. If the swimmer knows how to swim breastroke, butterfly, perform dives and turns off the wall, the coaches would like to see those skills as well. None of these skills have to be perfect, but the swimmer must show forward motion. If the swimmer does not know how to dive, swim breastroke, butterfly, or do a flip turn at the wall, they can still make the team. The coaches will ultimately determine if the swimmer can join the team. New swimmer try-outs are free of charge and done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please email, Coach Megan, at sharkscoaches@gmail.com Try-out will take approximately 20 minutes

Two Week Trial (Optional)

After your child passes the try-out, your child has the option to find out what swim practice is like before committing to the team for the season. Your child will practice with the team during their regular practice time. There is a small fee for this option. After the two week trial period ends, you can either choose to not continue, or you can sign your child up for the entirety of the season.

Fee: $25

Levels of Swimming Description

Sharks Level 1

Ages 6 – 8, and any new swimmer between the ages of 9 – 11. Participants with some or no competitive swim experience. This level focuses on stroke training and techniques, and basic endurance. Recommended 2+ times/week.

Sharks Level 2

Ages 9 – 12, and any new swimmer between the ages of 13 – 15. Focus is 50% on stroke technique, and 50% endurance training. Recommended 2-3+ times/week.

Sharks Level 3

Ages 13 – 18. Focus is on advanced techniques and endurance. Recommended 3+ times/week.

Sharks Level 4

Ages 13 – 18, for swimmers who wish to compete at a very high level. Focus is speed, endurance and technique. Recommended 4+ times/week.

Fee Structure

Level 1 Rec Pass $181 Basic $231 Non-Member $241
Level 2 Rec Pass $231 Basic  $301 Non-Member $311
Level 3 Rec Pass $261 Basic $311 Non-Member $321

Register & Pay Online by Clicking Here

Or, you can choose to pay monthly through use of an EFT.  If you choose to pay via EFT, then you must come to the YWCA Front Desk, in person, and fill out an EFT form.

Practice Days & Times

Level 1: Monday – Thursday, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Level 2: Monday – Thursday, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. & Friday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Level 3: Monday – Thursday, 6:30 – 8 p.m. & Friday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Level 4: Monday – Thursday,  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. & Friday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

**USA Swimming for the 2020 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

USA Swimmers begin practice April 13th, 2020


Monday – Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m. & Friday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

USA Swimming

USA Swimming is considered to be an add-on to Sharks Swim Team.

Participants will be emailed a practice schedule closer to the starting date.

USA Swimming is for swimmers who want more competition. Swimmers must be recommended by their coach to be part of this group or have already been in this group. This group will attend USA (approximately 1-2 during Summer, and 3+ in Fall/Winter) meets and league meets. There is an extra $78 USA membership fee to be paid directly to USA Swimming. Please contact Coach Megan via email at sharkscoaches@gmail.com with any questions about USA Swimming

Level 2/USA: Extra practice time and attend USA meets in addition to league meets.
Level 3/USA: Extra practice time and attend USA meets in addition to league meets.
Level 4/USA: Highest level of practice and time commitment to the sport.

Fee Structure

Level 2/USA: Rec Pass  $251 Basic $301 Non-Member $311
Level 3/USA: Rec Pass $281 Basic $331 Non-Member $341
Level 4/USA: Rec Pass $296 Basic $346 Non-Member $356

Register & Pay Online by Clicking Here

Or, you can choose to pay monthly through use of an EFT.  If you choose to pay via EFT, then you must come to the YWCA Front Desk, in person, and fill out an EFT form.

We encourage all families to pay in full for summer swim team when you register. If families would like to do monthly payments then you must do an electronic funds transfer for that option.  All swimmers must have either a basic membership or a rec pass membership for the entire summer season to be on the swim team.

*Fall/Winter Swimming Season 20-21 begins in October 2020*

Meet Schedule: Division AA
TBD, Saturday mornings beginning early June, and continuing through July

The Sharks continue to perform well both as a team, and individually.

The goals of the Sharks are sportsmanship, teamwork, fellowship, and fun!

All swimmers must participate in team meets and parents must provide clearances to help run our swim meets.

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The team has now been bumped up to a higher division: Division AA