About our Aquatics Program

You won’t find a more diversified or distinguished aquatics program in Lancaster County than you’ll find at Hempfield recCenter! From recreational swimming to certified lifeguard training to water aerobics to Aqua Stand Up®, we offer a variety of programs to boost your fitness level and skills. Our staff is friendly, experienced and certified in their areas of expertise.

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 (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
  • East Petersburg – 25-meter outdoor pool with diving well and wading/baby pool (Memorial Day thru 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:

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
  • Eight-Week Group Exercise Membership (includes 8-weeks of unlimited land and water programs)
  • Pay as you go: $10 per person


Cancellations & Closings

  • Jan 16th 12:30, 1:00, 1:30 Preschool SwimAmerica is canceled today - Make-up class will be Feb. 8th
  • Jan 21st No lap lanes from 3–6:00 pm
  • Jan 23rd Pool closes at 6:30 pm for HHS home swim meet
  • Feb 10 No lap lanes from 3–6:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday CLOSED
  • Feb 25th No lap lanes from 3–6:00 pm
  • March 18th Pool Closing 2:00 pm for Patrick McGrath Swim Meet
  • April 28th Pool Closing 4:30 pm for youth Tri
  • April 29th Pool Open Late 10:00 am due to adult Tri
  • May 18th Pool Closed 8:00 am for annual HHS boat races