About our Aquatics Program

You will not find a more distinguished aquatics program in Lancaster County! From recreational swimming to certified lifeguard training to water aerobics to private and small-group swimming lessons, we offer a variety of programs to boost your fitness level and improve your skills. Our staff is friendly, experienced, and certified in their areas of expertise.

We are happy to report that during the GREEN phase, we are able to open our INDOOR pool with restrictions and protocols in place. Our INDOOR pool will open on Friday, June 26th at 5:00 am. Aquatic GrpX in the INDOOR pool and at the East Petersburg OUTDOOR pool will resume on Monday, June 29th.

Masks are strongly recommended while entering or exiting our facilities and when in common areas.
Masks are not required in the aquatics areas.
Social distancing on land and in the pool will be required.
During lap swimming, only two people per lane starting at opposite ends.
There will be no showers, lockers, sauna or steam room available.
Open to members only, no guests or punch cards.

Our GREEN phase schedule is as follows:
Hempfield recCenter
Weekdays 5:00 am–8:00 pm
Weekends 7:00 am–6:30 pm

East Petersburg Pool Outdoor:
Lap swimming 8:00 am–10:00 am,  Monday thru Friday
Open swim for seniors 62+ 10:00 am–11:00 am, Monday thru Friday
Open to members 12:00 pm–8:00 pm, daily
There will be no tables or chairs, please bring your own.
The concession stand will be closed.

We will be selling only 200 Summer Pool Memberships.
There will be no daily pass, punch card, or guests allowed.

We’re sorry. At this time we are unable to accommodate SilverSneakers™ members who not already members of Hempfield recCenter.  

Please click Aquatics Safety Protocols to view detailed information about our safety procedures.

Our Pools

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There are several pools available to Hempfield recCenter members.

  • Hempfield recCenter – 25-meter indoor, heated pool with six lanes Monday – Friday 5:00 am – 9:30 pm Saturday – Sunday 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Hempfield recCenter – outdoor feature pool and wading/baby pool (May 23rd– Labor Day)
  • East Petersburg  2575 Graystone Rd – 25-meter outdoor pool with a diving well and wading/baby pool (May 23rd–Labor Day) 12:00 pm –8:00 pm daily

Our Programs

We offer aquatics lessons and exercise programs for infants and toddlers, school-age children, competitive swimmers and seniors. We also offer lifeguard and scuba certifications as well as pool rentals for parties and special events. Learn more:

  • Group Exercise
  • Aqua Spin Classes
  • Hempfield recCenter Swim Programs
  • SwimAmerica®
  • Private Swimming Lessons
  • Aqua Tots
  • AQUA Stand Up®
  • Lap Swimming
  • Family Swim
  • American Red Cross Trainings
  • Scuba
  • Parties/Facility Rentals

Our Membership Plans

When it comes to our pool membership plans, there are several to choose from. Visit our Membership Rates page for details and pricing on the following options:

  • Membership – Includes pool & fitness
  • Combination Gold – Includes tennis, fitness & pool
  • Teen Fitness & Pool membership
  • 10-Visit Punch Card – not available at this time
  • Pay as you go: $10 per person – not available at this time


Cancellations & Closings

There are currently no cancellations or closings