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. 37, or dpelen@hempfieldrec.com for more information about any of our programs.

Aqua Tots

This program is designed to get children six months to three years old (with a parent/caregiver) acclimated to the water using games and songs.

Babies should wear a swim diaper.

*Please note: parents with children under one year old must call Hempfield Rec Center at 717-898-3102 or register in-person.

**Saturday, Session Two: No class March 31

Register for Aqua Tots
Session III
Day Date Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Mar. 20–Apr. 12 T&Th 10:00 am-10:30 am (6-36mos) #52380 $86M/$96NM
Session IV
Dates Day Time Code Price (Member/Non-Member)
Apr 17–May 10 Tu & Th 10:00 am-10:30 am (6-36mos) #52834 $86M/$96NM
Summer Session I (Hempfield recCenter)
Dates Day Time Code Price
Jun 9–Jul 28 Sa 9:00 am–9:30 am (6-18mos) #69049 $86M/$96NM
Jun 9–Jul 28 Sa 9:30 am-10:00 am (19-36mos) #69050 $86M/$96NM
Summer Session I (East Petersburg Pool)
Dates Day Time Price
Jul 7–Aug 11 Sa 11:30 am-12:00 pm $10 Pay As You Go

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.

1/2 hr. class $27
Series of six 1/2 hr. classes $146

To schedule lessons, please call Deb Pelen, Aquatics Director at 717-898-3102, ext. 37 or dpelen@hempfieldrec.com.

Hempfield Stingrays Summer Swim Team

Boys and girls ages 5–18 who are able to swim one length of the pool are invited to join the Hempfield recCenter Stingrays. Practice begins May 21, 5:30–7:00 pm at Hempfield recCenter. During summer vacation, practice will be weekday mornings 8–10:00 am.

For more information, go to hempfieldstingrays.com

Home meets are set for June 19, 21, 28 and July 10 (pool will close at 5:00)

Suit try-on session at Hempfield recCenter

Apr 19    Th  6:00–8:00 pm          May 5    Sa  10:00–12:00 pm   

East Petersburg Summer Swim Team

Boys and girls ages 5–18 who are able to swim one length of the pool are invited to join the East Pete Frogs. Practice begins May 21, 8:00–9:30 pm at Hempfield recCenter.

For more information contact eastpeteswimteam@gmail.com 

Register to be an East Pete Frog at Hempfield recCenter

Apr 7    Sa  10:00–12:00 pm    May 10    Th  6:00–8:00 pm

Home meets are set for June 21, June 24 (mini meet) July 10, July 17.



Cancellations & Closings

  • June 13 - Due to the weather, our AQUA Stand Up® trial class at East Pete pool is canceled. Join us June 15th 6:00–7:00 pm for another trial—the weather is supposed to be better!
  • Our indoor pool will close at 5:00 on the following dates to accommodate the Hempfield Stingrays Swim Team home meets: June 19, 21, 28 and July 10.
  • June 21 - The East Pete pool will close at 5:00 to accommodate the East Pete Frogs Swim Team home meet.
  • June 24 - The East Pete pool will open at 2:00 pm due to a mini swim meet.