Beginning Scuba / Open Water Certification

Immerse yourself in the excitement of scuba! The programs held at Hempfield recCenter are managed by Lancaster Scuba Center. Contact Lancaster Scuba at 717-397-2822 or for details.

SCUBA Open Water Certification

This course includes academic and skill development conducted by a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor in a comfortable class size with individual attention to each student.

PADI Seal Team Scuba

This course is designed for children eight years and older to discover the exciting world of scuba diving. Seal team participants will complete five aqua ‘missions’ with the help of their instructor. Completion of each mission includes working in activity books, watching videos and learning various underwater skills.

PADI Bubblemaker

This fun two-hour course is for children eight years and older. It begins with the basic rules of scuba diving, taught by a PADI professional. Special equipment allows them to experience the underwater world at a maximum depth of six feet.


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