Preseason pool office hours will begin Thursday, May 5.  During these hours you can join the pool, have your photo ID picture taken, arrange for rental of the rec center, and reserve the pavilion for a summer event.

Wednesday, May 25 (6-8pm), Thursday, May 26 (6-8pm), Friday, May 27 (6-8pm)

If you received a membership application in the mail, please bring it with you (complete both sides) to the pool office along with your driver’s license.   We accept cash, checks, and debit/credit cards.  If you were a member in 2017 through 2021, please dig out and bring along your/your family member’s photo ID.  Thanks!


Group Lessons – We will be offering group lessons beginning the week of June 13.  Group lessons run weekly – Monday through Thursday with Friday left open for a weather makeup day only if needed.  Group lessons are offered either at 10 AM or at 6 PM – you must come at the same time each day.  Level 1 lessons (beginner) are 40 minutes daily; Level 2, 3 and competition are 60 minutes daily.  An adult may come with their child and sit away from the pool edge to watch the lesson.  Cost is $35 per week for members/$40 for non-members.  Payment is by cash, check, or debit/credit card in the pool office.  Your child’s spot is only reserved once payment is received. Children should bring goggles, if available, and a towel.  We require a minimum of 4 to run each class.  Should we not reach that number, we will call you to reschedule for a future week; otherwise, your payment will be returned.  SIGN UPS STARTING JUNE 1 IN THE POOL OFFICE

Private Lessons – We will be offering private lessons this summer.  Lessons are 30 minutes and cost $35 for members/$40 for non-members.  Sign up by clicking on this link:  and completing all information.  An instructor will contact you to schedule a date/time convenient to you both.  Payment by cash, check, debit/credit card in the pool office is due at the time of the lesson.  An adult may come with their child and sit away from the pool edge to watch the lesson.  Children should bring goggles, if available, and a towel.

Parent/Tot Lessons –  We are pleased to again offer Parent/Tot lessons with Miss Patti beginning the week of June 20.  Lessons run weekly – Monday through Thursday, with Friday left open for a weather makeup day only if needed.  Lessons will run 10:30-11:00 for 6-18 months, and 11:10 – 11:40 for 18 months – 3 years.  Please pick your time appropriate to your child’s age. We will take signups for 6PM lessons and will run classes if there is enough interest – age range may vary by week.  Swim diapers are required for any child not completely potty trained.  Private lessons are available if requested.  Parent with questions are welcome to come to the Parent Information Meeting on June 15 at 6PM.  Cost is $35 per week for children of members/$40 per week for children of non-members.  Adult is expected to go in the water with their tot, so please dress accordingly.






Our pavilion at Antietam Pool is available to host your child’s birthday party or other event.

This is available for current members of Antietam Pool only.

There is no charge for rental, however we do ask you to pay the prevailing guest fees for all non-members.

Once the pool opens, please pick up a packet of information in the pool office and reserve your date now.


2022 Guest fees:

$10/person weekdays; $15/person weekends/holidays.  No charge for children 3 and under.

For Pavilion Parties ONLY, guest fees will be $8 per person beginning at 4PM.


Now booking for summer/fall/winter rentals!! Check calendar for available dates. Click on Rec Rental for more information and to download a rental form. Completed forms/payment can be dropped at the pool office (there is a slot in the blue door to the right of the pool entrance gate) or mailed to AVRCC, 905 Byram Street, Reading, PA 19606.  Any questions regarding rentals should be emailed to and someone will get back to you.


It is the AVRCC policy to not refund any membership fees.


You will need current Lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid certifications.

Certification courses:

Body Zone:

Reading YMCA:

Other places to check:  Albright College, Local school districts with pools

If interested please email:

We will email you an employment application and you can let us know 1) if you are currently certified, or 2) where you are taking the course and when the course will be completed.



The Berks County Swimming Association requires that all swim team members must be members of the pool for which they swim.

Please click on the swim team link on this website to get to the Antietam Alligators swim team website for more information, practice times, and contact information.

It’s not too late to join the swim team!  There are forms online and in the pool office.  Please complete the forms and drop at the pool office with your payment.  We will get them to the swim team.