Sussex YMCA Branch Gets Pool Makeover

Rehoboth Beach, DE- After 30 years of use by swimmers of all ages, members of the Sussex Family YMCA are enjoying an indoor pool with a brand-new look. The pool recently opened after major renovations including new pool deck tiles, gutters, side windows, and a new door.

“We are so excited to have the pool re-open and it looks beautiful. These renovations were so needed and long overdue,” said branch Executive Director Tamisha Hopkins. “Our pool is an integral part of our Y and the Sussex community. It affords us to provide free safety around water lessons designed to get non-swimmers used to being in the water while teaching them how to stay safe.”

The YMCA of Delaware is committed to saving lives and educating the community about safety around water. Every year, people young and old drown in swimming pools, lakes, and oceans. In 2019 alone, the Sussex Family YMCA provided nearly 1,000 free water acclamation sessions designed to prevent childhood drowning. In addition to swim lessons, the Sussex Family YMCA pool hosts thousands of swimmers participating in swim team, water exercise classes, lap swimming, recreational swim and more.

“We especially want to thank our loyal members for their patience. Please come visit us and see all of the new and exciting upgrades we have done. It’s a whole new Y!” Hopkins said.

About the YMCA of Delaware
The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest non-profit organization committed to strengthening local citizens through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With eight branches statewide and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed long-standing relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve Delaware’s health and wellbeing and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.


Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.

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