Swim Your Way Slim: No Pool? No Problem!
Lionville Community YMCA
The outdoor pool features a zero-depth entry, lap lanes, a mushroom fountain and waterslide for the kiddies, and a covered cabana for picnic lunches so you can snack in the shade. In addition to recreational swimming, they also offer AquaFit classes and swim lessons.
$60.50/ per month for single, $289/per month for family; Devon Drive, Exton; 610-363-9622; umly.org/LCY/default.asp
Upper Main Line YMCA
This YMCA boasts three outdoor pools: You’ll find a 25-meter, 10 feet deep pool for lapswimming, a preschool pool complete with a frog slide, and a heated family
pool with a tube slide. They also have swim lessons, lifeguard certification
programs, AquaFit programs, and a swim team for kids. The only catch: you
have to join, no drop-ins allowed.
$73/per month for single, $80/ single joining fee, $115/ per month for family, $120/ family joiner fee; 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road, Berwyn; 610-647-9622; umly.org
Enjoy this YMCA’s 25-yard outdoor pool, locker rooms, snack bar, lounge chairs, and waterslide. There are also adult group exercise classes, wellness coaches, babysitting services and swimming lessons.
$10/ drop-in adults, $5/ drop-in under 18, $60/ young adult for the summer; $115/ adult over 24 for the summer; $185/ family for the summer; 440 South York Road, Hatboro; 215-674-4545; philaymca.org/hatboro
Betty & Milton Katz JCC
This JCC has an outdoor, 25-meter, six-lane pool as well as an outdoor kid’s pool.
They also offer swim lessons for all ages, lifeguard and CPR courses, SCUBA instruction, water therapy, and a variety of water aerobics classes.
$1,296 / year for family, $100/ New member start up fee; 1301 Springdale
Road, Cherry Hill; 856-424-4444; katzjcc.org
Despite widespread closings, there will still be 50 pools open this summer in various locations throughout the city — with no charge for swimming! Many have separate times for adult and senior swims, as well as swimming lessons. Find the closest one to you here.