Hempfield recCenter Swim Programs

Hempfield recCenter swimming programs are for everyone—babies and toddlers, competitive swimmers, members and nonmembers. We also offer swim programs through our national learn-to-swim program, SwimAmerica®. Contact Deb Pelen, Aquatics Director, at ext. 137, or dpelen@hempfieldrec.com for more information about any of our programs.

Aqua Tots

Designed to get tots, ages six months to three years (with parent/caregiver) acclimated to the water using games and songs. Fall classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four week periods or Saturdays for eight weeks. Babies should wear a swim diaper.

Register for Aqua Tots
Winter/Spring Session I (6-18 mos)
Dates Day Time Code Cost
Jan. 5–Feb. 23 Sa 9:00–9:30 am #107743 $86M/$96NM
Winter/Spring Session II
Mar. 9–May 4 Sa 9:00–9:30 am #107751 $86M/$96NM
Winter/Spring Session I (19-36mos)
Dates Day Time Code Price
Jan. 5–Feb. 23 Sa 9:30–10:00 am #107744 $86M/$96NM
Winter/Spring Session II (19–36mos)
Dates Day Time Code Price
Mar. 9–May 4 Sa 9:30–10:00 am #107752 $85M/$96NM

Hempfield High School Swim Team - Preseason

Preseason sessions are a conditioning practice that will focus on technique and endurance prior to the start of the high school swimming season.

Date Day Time Code Price
Oct 15–Nov 15 M thru Th 3:30–5:00 pm #89994 $130M/$150NM

Private Swim Lessons

Children and adults alike can benefit from swimming lessons given in a one-to-one, relaxed atmosphere or in a small group of friends. Lessons are available for all ages and ability levels, both recreational and competitive.

Lessons will be tailored to your ability level and can be scheduled to accommodate your needs.

For fees, scheduling and instructor availability, call Deb Pelen, Aquatics Director at 717-898-3102, ext. 137 or dpelen@hempfieldrec.com.

Patrick McGrath Memorial Mini Meet

SwimAmerica and Hempfield recCenter will be host a memorial mini meet for all SwimAmerica fall 2018/winter 2019 participants, USS teams and YMCA teams. Details and sign up will be available early January.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Patrick McGrath memorial fund, which provides SwimAmerica lessons for families who are unable to afford them. Pool closes at 2:00 pm.

Date Day Time
Mar. 17 Su 3:00 pm

Master Swimming

This is a great opportunity to build endurance and improve stroke mechanics, including turns, for triathlons and other competitions, or to use the pool for a challenging workout twice a week. Daily workouts will be provided and each session will be monitored by our credentialed pool staff.

Must be able to swim four lengths of the pool without stopping.

Winter/Spring Session I
Dates Day Time Code Price
Jan. 14–Apr. 24 M & W 6:00–7:30 am #107741 $150M/$200NM

Hempfield High School Swim Team Practice

We are proud to host the Black Knights swim team!

Team practice will take place weekday afternoons thru March 15. During most of this time, we will maintain the *availability of one lap lane.

There will be no family/open swim time available during this period.

*Lap swimming will be unavailable during team practice on the following dates:

  • December 3
  • December 12
  • December 13
  • December 27
  • December 31
  • January 7
  • January 17
  • January 25
  • February 1
  • February 7
  • February 22


Home meets for 2018/2019 are:

  • December 13
  • December 18
  • December 20
  • January 15
  • January 22

*The pool will close at 6:30 pm during all home meets


Cancellations & Closings

  • The upstairs fitness studio will be closed Dec. 3–7 for painting
  • Our indoor pool will be closed Dec 21–25 for scheduled maintenance.
  • The upstairs fitness studio will be closed Dec. 24–25 for floor resurfacing.
  • The upstairs fitness studio will be closed Dec. 28–30 for floor resurfacing.
  • Nov 16 8:30 am ZUMBA is canceled.