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

*Please note, our indoor pool will be closed from DEC 21—25 for maintenance.


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


Cancellations & Closings

  • March 17th - Our indoor pool will close at 2:00 for the Patrick McGrath Memorial Swim Meet.