Activities at B-A Pool in full swing as summer heats up

As summer continues to heat up, area residents may wish to cool off. How about taking a dip in the Bellwood-Antis Pool?
For those interested in visiting the pool, it is open throughout the summer, Monday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Pool passes may be purchased at the pool.
The Bellwood-Antis Park houses a full sized pool as well as a baby pool for younger children. Throughout the summer, several programs are offered at the pool including swimming lessons, SCUBA classes, aquatic fitness programs, lap swims and lifeguard training. Individuals may also rent the pool for special occasions such as birthday parties.
Swimming lessons will be offered at the pool throughout the summer. Lessons will be held from July 6 to July 28 and another session will be held from August 1 to August 23. Classes will be held on Mondays/Wednesdays and Tuesdays/Thursdays for children in pre-school ages three to six and elementary school children ages six to 12.
Aquatic fitness classes will be held on Monday through Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. weather permitting. The cost is $24 per eight visit punch card and can be purchased at the pool.
For more information, individuals may contact the YMCA or pick up a schedule at the pool.
Season passes are available for purchase at the pool or at the Bellwood-Antis township building. A child pass is $35, an adult pass is $45, a senior pass is $40 and a family pass is $70. This rate is for Bellwood residents, non-residents are charged a slightly higher rate. Day passes may also be purchased for the pool.
The Bellwood-Antis Pool also hosts several special events throughout the summer.
On June 19, all fathers will receive a free gift when visiting the pool.
Sing along Karaoke Night will be held Friday, July 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Survivor Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 22 with special challenges.
On Saturday, July 30, a DJ will provide music from the 50s, 60s and 70s for 21 & over Oldies Night. Individuals should bring along a blanket an enjoy a night of music, swimming and fun. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Schools in Splash Hop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 to help kick off the new school year and on Monday, September 5 all grandparents will receive a free gift in honor of Grandparents’ Day.
All special events will have a rain make up if needed. Also, all events will be offered for a small fee. Individuals with season passes will receive a discount.
The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA manages the pool for the township.
For more information on the Bellwood Community Pool summer season, contact the Bellwood Pool at 742-7662, the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA at 695-4467 or visit
Besides the pool, the Bellwood-Antis Park also boasts many other summertime retreats. Martin Field and the little league field are a popular area for baseball lovers throughout the summer months
The park houses three pavilions for public use. The pavilions are available to rent for special occasions and family functions.
The playground area at the park offers many safe and enjoyable activities to keep youngsters occupied. Thanks to a DCNR grant and the Lions Club, children can run, swing, slide, and climb on the new park equipment.
Individuals may contact the Antis Township office at 742-7361 for more information on any of the amenities offered at the Bellwood-Antis Park.