Antietam  Pool offers both group and private lessons which will start the week of June 17 and run weekly through early August.  We will not schedule group lessons the week of July 1.  Lessons are available for both members and non-members.

Please note:  ONLY THE WEEK OF JUNE 17 – Lessons will run Tuesday through Friday.  All other weeks lessons run Monday through Thursday.

Group Lessons – Sign up book will be in the office June 1.  Group Lessons run by the week at either 10 AM or 6 PM and are Monday through Thursday with Friday used, when necessary as a rain make-up day.  Level 1 lessons run 40 minutes each day and Level 2, 3, and 4 lessons are 75 minutes per day.  You can sign up for just one week, or several weeks.  We need 4 children in a class to run the class.  If that doesn’t happen, we will notify you on the Sunday prior to the start of your lesson week and make arrangements to reschedule your child’s class.  Cost of one week of group lessons is $25 per child for members; $30 per child for non-members.  Payment is required at the time of sign-up to reserve the spot for your child.

Private Lessons – Private lessons are 1/2 hour long.  Call the office at 610-779-5240 and give us your child’s name and age, your name and phone number.  We will have an instructor contact you to set up a time convenient with both of you.  Cost is $25 per 1/2 hour for members; $30 per 1/2 hour for non-members.  Payment is due at the time of the lesson.


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

This is 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.

Please pick up a packet of information in the pool office and reserve your date now.


The 2019 summer playground program at the rec center is a free program for residents of the Antietam School District for children ages 7-12.  The program runs Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM.  It begins June 17 and ends August 1.

Registration is required, and a behavior contract and waiver must be signed by the parents of all children participating in the program.  These forms are available in the pool office and completed forms may be dropped off at the pool office as well.


Prior members – We will be reusing your most recent pool photo ID card, either 2018 or 2017.  Please locate your card before coming to the pool office to join or before coming to the pool for the first time.

New members – You will need to have your picture taken for your photo ID on or before your first visit to Antietam Pool.  We suggest you come to the office during preseason hours (Wed, Th, F  – 5:30 to 8PM and Sat 9 am – noon) to have your picture taken even if you have already joined online.  It will make your first trip to the pool after we open on May 25 easier for you!!  🙂


Pool office hours:  daily 12-7; Saturdays 10-7

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 or 2018, please dig out and bring along your/your family members photo ID.  Thanks!


Either join online (2019 Online Membership – payment through PayPal) or come into the pool office during office hours which are currently 12-7 daily; 10-7 on Saturdays.



View membership and rate information for 2019. Paper membership forms were mailed to 2018 members on April 10, 2019.


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.


Now booking for summer and fall rentals!  Check calendar for available dates.  Click on Center Rental for more information and to download rental form.  Completed rental forms can be dropped off at the pool office (there is a mail slot in the blue door for off hour drop-offs) or mail to AVRCC, 905 Byram Street, Reading, PA  19606.


Carsonia Park – A Stroll Back Through Time books are available through Labor Day at the pool office for $45 each.  Cash, check, credit, and debit are all accepted.


Our board meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM in the rec center.  The general membership meeting is held at the October meeting.