Five Reasons Why Summer is Better at the Y

A girl attending summer camp at the West Chester Area YMCA jumps into the outdoor swimming pool during swim time.

Summer is coming and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine wants it to be your best summer ever!

With summer approaching, the YMCA wants to help you stay active, connected and healthy. There are so many ways to do so at our branches across Chester County. Check out our five favorite ways to stay healthy this summer.

Make a Splash in our Swimming Pools

Nothing is better than jumping in a swimming pool on a hot day—and the YMCA has plenty of them. Our pools feature water slides, water features, kiddie pools, shaded spaces, play areas and more – all monitored by our Ellis-trained lifeguards. Skip the sunscreen and swim in our indoor pools or learn more about our Outdoor Pool Membership options. 

Try Something New with Summer Programs

Our catalog of offerings is growing over the summer with a variety of sports classes like soccer, basketball and pickleball joining the menu. Summer is also a great time to look into swimming lessons to help reinforce water safety skills. 

Programs start at just $24.99 per month with your YGBW Membership. Register now!

Beat the Heat 

Beat the heat or stay active during a summer storm with our wide variety of amenities - included with your membership. With hundreds of indoor group exercise classes, a wide variety of virtual classes and activities, gyms, pickleball play, wellness floors, tracks and more - you can skip the sunscreen but keep the fun! 

Bring the Family or Connect with New Friends

The YMCA offers hundreds of events - most included with your membership. Whether you're looking for family fun, social connections or a night out without the kids - there are tons of activities to choose from! 

Nationwide Access

Whether you're traveling near or far, your YMCA of Greater Brandywine membership will follow. With nationwide reciprocity, simply bring your YGBW membership key tag and you can visit thousands of YMCAs across the country! 

Summer is just more fun at the YMCA! Use code SUMMER between June 25 - 29 and pay no joiner fee. That's a savings of $99! 


And as always, enjoy no long-term contracts and access to seven locations across Chester County. Individuals interested in pickleball can add Pickleball Center to their membership and enjoy access to more than 50 pickleball courts across the county along with special early access to the Center!