Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament

The 20th Annual Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament
In Memory of Arthur and Muriel Rice

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Click here to register

Courts open 9:30 a.m., play begins 10 a.m.
Rain date is Sunday, May 3rd, with play beginning at 1 p.m.

The format is a doubles, round-robin that gives each player the opportunity to play several matches with a variety of partners.
There is a male and female division. Each player is assigned a teammate for each round.

NEW THIS YEAR! High School students play free thanks to generous sponsors.
Overall winners will be those who accumulate the most victories throughout the day.
Exhibition mixed doubles matches will be played at the end of the tournament for interested players.
Players are required to sign a release form upon tournament check-in.

Prizes
1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division

 

 

Group Aquatic Training Programs

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*UPDATE* Water Fitness Classes will resume starting in July!

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:40am – 10:40am

A medium to high intensity workout in deep end of the pool for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis on deep water cardio, range-of-motion, and strength of movement for muscles and joints. Participants can expect to work out in a vertical position with a supportive floatation belt. This class is a progression in fitness, using benchmarks to measure performance. Excellent for participants looking for the next level up in their water exercises. Bringing a water bottle with you is highly recommended.

Session 6W: June 16 – July 30 *UPDATE* Session 6W is FREE to register for.

Session 8W: August 6 – September 22

Rec Pass Members $9, Basic Members $17, Non-Member $21

Shallow Water Group Training with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm

A medium to high intensity workout in shallow end of the pool for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis on cardio, flexibility, balance, and strength while moving through water. This course is a progression in fitness, using benchmarks to measure performance. Wearing water shoes and bringing a water bottle with you is highly recommended.

Session 6S: June 5 – July 8 *UPDATE* Session 6S is FREE to register for.

Session 8S: July 15 – August 17

Rec Pass Members $10, Basic Members $20, Non-Member $25

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. Teaching sessions are by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) to schedule an appointment with one of our water fitness trainers. A medical release form is required of all participants.

Our primary water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.

Private Session (1 person):

Rec Pass Member Fee: $40/ per hour, Non-Member Fee: $60/ per hour

Semi-Private Session (1-3 persons):

Rec Pass Member Fee: $60/ per hour, Non-Member Fee: $80/ per hour

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

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American Red Cross
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get certified.  This certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours completing online coursework.  The online portion of this course should be completed prior to the in-person skills portion scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $80

Register online by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.

*UPDATE* CPR Courses will resume as normal starting in July!

July

Session 7PR

July 8, 6pm – 9pm

August

Session 8PR

August 5, 6pm – 9pm

Running Club

This group is for couch potatoes who have an interest in starting a running routine, whether you want to run a 5K or just one or two miles. This is the perfect way to train for any of the YWCA’s road races. Coached by Betsy Meyer.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Rec Free Basic N/A Non N/A

Circuit Training

100_2789The YWCA’s circuit training room opened in March 2014. This room features hydraulic resistance equipment that allows users to complete a low-impact cardio and strength-training workout in 30 minutes! This circuit is perfect for beginners, seniors, teens, and those who may feel overwhelmed by a larger fitness center. The room is open during regular YWCA hours and is staffed from 7 to 10:30 a.m. on weekday mornings. Access to the circuit room is included in all rec pass memberships.

A circuit training class for youth ages 10 and older is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. (Rec Free, Basic $20/month). Register at the service desk.

Pickleball

What is pickleball? It’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, a hybrid of table tennis, badminton and tennis. Pickleball is played on a badminton-sizepickleball_photod court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center, using a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Pickleball originated in Bainbridge Island, Wash., and was named after Pickles the dog, who would chase the ball around the court. Much of the growth in the sport is due to the millions of Baby Boomers who are entering retirement age and wish to remain active.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays 2-4 p.m.

Rec Free    Basic $4    Non $5

Women Behind These Walls

Much of Civil War-era history is recorded through the eyes of men: soldiers, laborers, government officials, and others. Women tofFamilyBehind These Walls is free, self-guided walking tour of downtown Gettysburg designed to share the stories and perspectives of civilian women who lived during the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath. The posters along the tour are placed at locations that were significant to each woman’s life before, during, or after the battle. The tour  is a collaborative effort between the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Survivors, Inc., the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg Licensed Town Guides, and For the Cause Productions, Inc.

A special thank-you to all the businesses, organizations, and homeowners who agreed to be a part of this project.

Click here for a printable tour brochure (updated Aug. 2015). You can also find brochures at the YWCA, the Destination Gettysburg office, the Gettysburg Heritage Center, and A&A Village Treasures.

#25 Catherine “Kitty” Payne Brian’s story (no placard is currently displayed at Kitty’s site; an illustration of Kitty is shown above):
I lived here (219 S. Washington St.) with my second husband, Abraham Brian. My first husband had died of a fever, leaving me with three small children. I had been a slave in Virginia but had been set free upon my master’s death. His nephew, who had inherited the farm, took exception to our freedom and sent bounty hunters after my family. They captured us and took us back to Virginia, where we spent a year in jail. My life here was not any happier as my new husband did not want the burden of my children and sent them off to live with other families. My heart was broken and I died at age 34.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

January 21 – Harriet Marritz – Prison Society

February 18 – Judy Young – Gettysburg Gun Sense

March 17 – Rukhsana Rahman – Religious Diversity

April 21- Kerr Thompson & Darcy Maier – Better Angels update

May 19 – Jenny Dumont – Gettysburg Rising

June 16 – Lydia Obrist & Lois Starkey – Gettysburg Plastics Initiative

July 15 – Michelle Brode & Diakon Parents – Finding forever homes for children and youth in foster care

September 15 – Yeimi Gagliardi – Protecting immigrant families

October 20 – Deb McCauslin – Yellow Hill Cemetery

November 17 – kristen Eysell – Our Whole Lives

Attendees may bring their lunch or order from the Ragged Edge II, located inside of the YWCA. For more information, contact Nancy Lilley at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.
The YWCA is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.

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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Bridge

A group currently meets at the YWCA to review and improve through playing. This is a relaxed atmosphere of casual play. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basic skills of bridge may join us.

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4