Outdoor Pool

Open to Public

COVID-19 Updates

We plan on opening as soon as we are able to safely do so. Updates will be provided here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org.

**5/22/20 Update 2**

Today, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf unexpectedly announced outdoor pools can operate in yellow and green counties.

Our management team is meeting on Tuesday to review the guidelines.

We hope to have an announcement on our 2020 Outdoor Pool Season by the middle of next week.

**5/20/20 Update**

We could not wait to welcome you this weekend. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to delay our opening. We are constantly monitoring conditions and will continue to communicate with you as the season progresses. Members are eligible for a prorated refund for every week we are closed. We will be sending more information in the coming weeks about how to claim your refund. In the meantime, we will continue to improve our facilities and discuss how to welcome you back to the safest environment possible.

The Outdoor Pool will be opening very soon! Please continue to check this page for updates.

Location: 730 Chambersburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA

Pool Hours: Open daily,  12 pm – 8 pm

Our pools close at 7:55 pm. Swimmers must be out of the facility by 8 pm.

Open May 23, 2020 through September 21, 2020. After Labor Day (September 7, 2020) the pool will have the adjusted hours of 4 pm – 8 pm.

Day Passes

New in 2020! We are only accepting debit or credit cards for payments.

Adults & Teens (13 & Older): $8

Children (2-12): $5

Infants (2 & under): Free Admission

Evening Admission (5 – 8 pm): $5

Outdoor Pool membership may be purchased now!

Membership Benefits Include

  • 20% Off Pool Party Rentals
  • Free Outdoor Water Fitness Classes
  • Special Member Events

The fees are as follow:

YW Membership LengthPool Membership TypePrice
Non YW MemberFamily$700
Couple$450
Individual$325
Monthly Rec Pass MemberFamily$630
Couple$400
Individual$290
Annual YW MemberFamily$300
Couple$200
Individual$150

Punch Cards

The best option for those who want to come to the pool regularly by purchasing day passes:

The fees are as follows:

# of Day Passes on Punch CardPrice
5$35
10$70

Special Events

Free Rita’s Italian Ice Day!

Saturday, July 18th between 2pm – 5pm

All pool members and guest are welcome to a free cup of Rita’s Italian Ice, on us!

Outdoor Pool Rentals

Pool Party Rental – During Normal Hours of Operation

$75/per hour, for up to 25 guest

$150/per hour, for 25 – 50 guest

This fee includes all guest entrance into the facility and the reservation of 6 picnic tables in the shade. The use of our grill is also available. Outdoor Pool Members receive a 20% discount on all pool rentals.

Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via phone at (717-334-9171 ext. 129) or via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to inquire about a pool rental.

Pool Party Rental – Private

$200/per hour

Option only available between 9am – 12pm

This option is for those who wish to rent the facility for a private party. This is required for anyone wanting a rental with over 50 guest. This fee includes all guest entrance into the facility and the private use of our facility before we open to the general public. The use of our grill is also available. Outdoor Pool Members receive a 20% discount on all pool rentals.

Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via phone at (717-334-9171 ext. 129) or via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to inquire about a pool rental.

Water Fitness Classes

2020 Classes will be announced soon!

Masters Swimming

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

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.

Concessions

We offer delicious snacks and refreshing beverages on-site at our Pavillion! Our concession items are listed below.

Frozen Treats

  • Snickers Ice Cream Bars
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Flavor-Ice Pops

Cold Beverages

  • Iced Tea
  • Sodas – Coke, Diet Coke & Sprite
  • Water Bottles

Grab N’ Go Snacks

  • Chips – Doritos & Cheetos
  • Goldfish
  • Fruit Snacks

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What does my outdoor pool membership include?

  • Access to the Outdoor Pool between May 23, 2020 through September 21, 2020.
  • 20% Off Pool Party Rentals
  • Free Outdoor Water Fitness Classes
  • Special Member Events

Q2: I have a YWCA Rec Pass, why do I have to pay an additional fee to access the outdoor pool?

A: The YWCA incurs additional staffing cost, as well as other expenses (permits, chemicals, maintenance, cleaning, insurance, utilities) in operating the outdoor facility, which necessitates an additional user fee.

Q3: I have a YWCA Rec Pass, can I use my YW guest passes to bring a guest to the outdoor pool?

A: No, day passes must be purchased separately at the outdoor pool.

Q4: I purchased a day pass for the YWCA facility, does this pass include the use of the outdoor pool?

A: No, day passes must be purchased separately at the outdoor pool.

Q5: I am not a YWCA member or an Outdoor Pool member, can I purchase a day pass?

A: Yes, we are a public pool.

Q6: Will my outdoor pool membership give me access to the tennis courts?

A: No, tennis court use is not included in the outdoor pool membership.

Q7: I have a YWCA Rec Pass membership, can I attend outdoor water fitness classes for free?

A:  No, in order to participate in outdoor water fitness classes you will have to pay an additional fee. The only exception to this is the Masters Swimming program.

Q8: Do you have a payment plan available for Outdoor Pool memberships?

A: Yes, Outdoor pool memberships can be paid in up to three increments. Please visit the front desk of the YWCA facility to sign up for a payment plan.

Q9: Can I use the outdoor pool during the quarterly Free YW Days?

A: Yes, the Outdoor Pool will be available to use for ‘Free YW Day’.

Q10: How will I know if the pool has closed due to inclement weather?

A: Notices will be posted on the “Outdoor Pool” tab of our website. You may also always call the YWCA front desk (717-334-9171) for information about Outdoor Pool closures.

Q11: What kind of furniture is on the pool deck for me to utilize?

A: We provide 6 picnic tables, 10 seating tables, 50 lounge chairs, 62 lawn chairs and 10+ canopies for shade.

Q12: Who can I talk to if I have additional questions about the Outdoor Pool?

A: Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via phone at (717-334-9171 ext. 129) or via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org with any questions you may have about the Outdoor Pool.