Patricia Ann Douglass, daughter of Col. (USMC ret.) and Mrs. W. David Douglass of Great Falls, Va., and Ricky Lynn Swalm, son of Mrs. Betty J. Leader of Palmyra, Pa., were married Saturday in services at Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra. A reception followed at the Hersey Country Club, Hershey, Pa.

The bride was attended by Vanese Visage of Lockhart, Tex., as maid of honour, Erin Douglass, her sister, the bridesmaid, and Melanie Delio of Keane, N.H., her niece, as flower girl. John Engle of Palmyra was best man, Glenn Teets of Elizabethtown, Pa., the groom's brother-in-law, was head usher and Bryan Teets, the groom's nephew, the ringer bearer.

The bride was graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1977 with a BA degree in therapeutic recreation, a field in which she is now employed in Fall River, Mass. Her father is vice-president of Aeromaritime International Corp., headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The groom, also a Pennsylvania State University graduate, ranked first in his class from the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He received MS degree from Washington State University in 1978 where he was a teaching assistant. He is now aquatic director and women's and men's swimming and diving coach for the Fall River Public Schools, Fall River, Mass.