Aquatics Program

Instructional & Recreational

The HANOVER AREA YMCA provides a year-round aquatics program, both instructional and recreational for all ages, abilities, levels and interests. Our aquatics program lays a foundation of water skills and safety guidelines so participants can enjoy a lifetime of safe, healthy, aquatic activities. Our progressive method of instruction allows participants to grow and learn at their own pace, mastering skills while building their self-confidence and self-esteem. The Hanover Y is committed to the positive aspects of competitive swim for our youth.

The Y is home of the Hanover Area YMCA Stingrays that compete in the CASL summer league and the fall/winter league, YSCAP Swim League.

Aquatics Director, Tammy Shore at X236 or email:


We Test.Mark.Protect children 14 and under!

red swim band
yellow swim band
green swim band

If your child has been swim tested, please remember to pick up a wrist band at the front desk.  If your child is 14 years old or younger and has not been swim tested, please make an appointment.  All children must have wrist bands to enter the pool area. Only US Coastguard approved flotation devices/ swimmies can be used.

Please see lifeguard on duty for swim test. After swim test is complete, please see Front Desk to get a new picture with the colored band on the child's wrist. All proceeding visits, please scan child's card and obtain a new swim band from Front Desk.

Thank you for your help and cooperation in keeping our children safe while using the pool.

Aquatics Calendar and Events


Swim Lesson Policies

Classes that have less than 4 participants will be canceled and combined with existing classes. It is important to register early for classes so that we may be sure to have enough instructors for a class.

There will be no makeups unless there is a space available in other existing classes. You must call the Aquatics Coordinator to schedule a makeup. If the YMCA cancels a class due to no instructor, or pool closure, a makeup class will be held. Refunds given only if the YMCA cancels program, credit will be issued once program has started and participant drops class.

Hanover Area YMCA Indoor Pool/ Sauna/ Whirlpool and Outdoor Water Play Safety Policy

Lightning's behavior is random and unpredictable. We practice a very conservative attitude towards it. Preparedness and quick responses are the best defenses towards the lightning hazard. Swimming pools are connected to a much larger surface area via underground water pipes, gas lines, electric and telephone wiring, etc. Lightning strikes to the ground anywhere on this metallic network may induce shocks elsewhere. The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends evacuating any pool/ whirlpool/ sauna or water area at the first sight of lightning or sound of thunder.  Pool and water activities will be suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard or last strike of lightning is seen. Any members/ nonmembers not adhering to this policy will be asked to leave.