Get fit with water fitness classes without going far from home. Come swim and exercise in the water at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. Aquatic exercise is gentle on the joints and makes it a safer option for those suffering from joint problems. Our pool workouts can be tailored to fit your individual needs. You can even do your own pool workout as long as a lifeguard is on duty!


Why Pool Exercise?

Here are just a few reasons why you should take your workouts to the pool.


Pool workouts:

Build Strength

With every stroke, you are pushing the weight of the water. It is the ultimate in resistance training.

Are Easy on the Joints

Swimming exercises are low to no impact, meaning that they involve very little joint strain. Swimming for fitness also carries a low risk of injury. Those who are old, overweight, pregnant or have mobility issues can move comfortably in a pool.

Help You Become More Flexible

Water exercises offer a full range of motion, which is important to maintain good balance and flexibility as we age. We offer a full range of water aerobics classes here in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Burn More Calories

Aquatic exercise torches more calories than you’d know. 

According to the MyFitnessPal calorie burn calculator, a 150-pound individual can expect to burn between 200 to 350 calories in 30 minutes of swimming, depending on intensity. Likewise, a 150-pound water jogger can burn 272 calories in 30 minutes, the exact same amount he or she could expect to burn while jogging a 12-minute mile pace on land.

Promote Heart Health

Swimming laps and other water exercises are cardiovascular activities that improve heart health. Get your heart pumping with our low impact pool workouts.


For more information contact:
Senior Aquatic Director
Diana Dempsey
570-823-2191 ext. 5051