Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina

The Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina offers a complete lineup of activities and programs for the whole family. Sports, strength and wellness, health screenings, tennis, and childcare. Located in the Lake Carolina area, the branch is perfect for northeastern residents.


Mon – Thur – 5:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – 5:00am – 8:00pm
Sat – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sun – 1:00pm – 5:30pm


900 Lake Carolina Drive
Columbia, SC 29229
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Home School Swim and Gym

Home School Swim and Gym

Ages: 4-16

Home schooled youth can enjoy the many opportunities the Y has to offer also. Certified, passionate, and enthusiastic instructors will teach your child more fundamentals of physical activities with lessons involving team concepts, sports development, and so much more. The program will follow core values of the Y (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and faith).

August 20 – October 8
October 22 – December 17 (program will not be held the week of Thanksgiving)
January 7 – February 25
March 11 – May 6

Day & Time: Wednesdays 12:30-3 p.m.

Members: $35
Non-members: $70
(Second child registered receives a discounted rate of $25 members/$50 non-members. You must register at the front desk to receive the sibling discount).

Register online or fill out a registration form at the front desk.

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling. 

Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer

It’s Game Time

It’s Soccer time again! Our Fall Registration is here and we’re ready!

More Soccer. More Fun. More Value. The South Carolina United FC YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves nearly 5,000 Midlands youth who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Available for ages 4-18. Each team is guaranteed 7 League Matches out our 8 Scheduled League Matches, weather permitting.


Until August 17, 2014!

SEASON: September 8 – November 14, 2014


YMCA Family Memberships:
$60 – U4-U6
$70 – U7-U8
$80 – U9-U12
$99 – U13-U19

$75 – U4-U6
$85 – U7-U8
$95 – U9 – U12
$99 – U13-U19

*$25 late fee after August 17

New for this Fall, your Registration Fee includes a team photograph and medal for each player Ages 4-18!  

PLEASE NOTE:  this season (Fall 2014) marks the first of the next four seasons in which the League’s new Uniform Kit must be purchased and worn by all registered players. If you are new to our club, please realize that once you have purchased the kit for $25 during this Fall’s online registration process, your child will wear this same uniform kit for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons.  Please take the potential growth of your child over the next 30 months into account when placing your child’s uniform order.

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Y-Club Afterschool Program

The Y-Club Afterschool Program is a fun place to be with lots of positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide a healthy afterschool snack, physical fitness time, homework help and a wide variety of other activities, including STEM and time to socialize with friends or play games.

Hours: School dismissal – 6:15 p.m.

Ages: Kindergarten – 8th grade

Weekly Cost: $45 members/$60 non-members

When there is a half day at school, we will still hold afterschool and pick up the children from school. School in-service days and student holidays are included in regular weekly fees, except for holiday breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break) are registered and paid for separately.

Transportation is provided from:
» Bethel Handberry Elementary
» Blythewood Middle
» Bookman Road Elementary
» Bridge Creek  Elementary
» Catawba Trail Elementary
» Center for Achievement Elementary
» Center for Inquiry
» Kelly Mill Middle
» Lake Carolina Primary
» Lake Carolina Secondary
» Langford Elementary
» North Springs Elementary
» Pontiac Elementary
» Rice Creek Elementary
» Sandlapper Elementary
» Round Top Elementary
» Summit Middle

Download: 2014 Afterschool Registration Form

Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, please contact Liz Woodard, School Age Director. 

My Fit is here!

My Fit is here!

Available at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers, and NorthWest branches, My Fit is a suite of services to help members learn, grow and thrive. It is a multi-step program to meet your needs, whether for fitness, inspiration or nutrition. We’ll help you develop life-promoting habits. Powered by MobileFit! A new, easy-to-use system to help you reach your health goals.


Among the various fitness programs offered at the YMCA of Columbia, SmartStart stands out by taking a unique approach to being more healthy. These one on one sessions combine nutritional information and fitness with coach support to encourage participants to meet their goals. 3 sessions: FREE

Healthy Eating:

Healthy Eating includes three sessions with a Healthy Living Coach to identify potential roadblocks to healthy eating. Participants learn how to use the MobileFit Nutrition application to track calories, nutrition, water consumption and will also learn how to use to support healthy eating. 3 sessions: $49

Personal Training:

Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you get the most out of every workout. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal, train for a sport, get ready for a special event, or just increase your level of health. Our qualified trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. For new personal training participants only. 3 sessions: $99



What is MobileFit?
MobileFit is a web-based group of tools designed to support our My Fit series of programs.

How do I get started on MobileFit?
It’s easy to get started using MobileFit by registering for one of the three My Fit programs: SmartStart, Healthy Eating or Personal Training. Coaches will enroll participants during their first session.

How can I access MobileFit once I am enrolled?
Choose one of the many options to access MobileFit; there are touchscreens in your local branch; to print a custom workout and log your results: download the MobileFit App for free on an iPhone; access MobileFit from other smart phones through; or access on your iPad or tablet.

Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.

The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance.  The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment.  Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.

Registration: Open two weeks prior and closes two days prior to start date and is available at the front desk or online (below).

Download:  Summer Swim Lesson Dates & Information

Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Summer Sessions

Weekday Sessions, Mon-Thurs, 4 weeks:
August 4 – 14

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
August 16 – September 20

Fall Sessions

Monday/Wednesday, 4 weeks:
August 25 – September 17
September 22 – October 15
October 20 – November 12
November 17 – December 10

Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
August 26 – September 18
September 23 – October 16
October 21 – November 13
November 18 – December 11 (will meet on Friday instead of Thursday the week of Thanksgiving)

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
September 27 – November 1
November 8 – December 13


Ages: 3-5

This is an introductory swimming level. Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursday, 9-9:30 a.m. or 4:45-5:15 p.m., or Saturdays, 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:45-5:15 p.m; or Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m.

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 9:40 – 10:10 a.m. or 5:25-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10-10:40 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:25-5:55 p.m; or Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m.

For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m. or 5:25-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10-10:40 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:25-5:55 p.m; or Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m.

Register for 3-5 year olds


Ages: 6-12

A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:20-10:50 a.m. or 6:05-6:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:05-6:45 p.m; or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.

For swimmers able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Our team will focus on progressive technique for the front and back crawl as well as the side stroke.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:20-10:50 a.m. or 6:05-6:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:05-6:45 p.m; or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.

For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of front and back crawl. Our team focuses on building swim endurance, enhancing stroke technique, and introducing breaststroke and butterfly movements.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 11-11:40 a.m. or 6:55-7:35 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:55-7:30 p.m; or Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Register for 6-12 year olds.

For more information, contact Andrea Wilcox.

Summer Camp Swim Lessons

Swim lessons for summer campers!  We will break up participants by age group and swimming ability.  Campers will participate in swim lessons 3 days a week on non-field trip days.

June 9 – 13
June 16 – 20
June 23 – 27
June 30 – July 3
July 7 – 11
July 14 – 18
July 21 – 25
July 28 – August 1
August 4 – 8
August 11 – 15

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $15 members/$25 non-member per session (add-on to Summer Camp registration)

Note: Being absent from the class will not result in a make up lesson or refund.

For more information, contact Andrea Wilcox.

Register online or at the front desk.

Women & Weights Training Group

Women & Weights Training Group

This small group personal training program will allow you to build confidence and get stronger as you meet with your trainer once a week.  You’ll meet new friends, build confidence and take your workout to a whole new level.

The group will meet every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Please note:  Monday & Friday are recommended days to meet as a group to complete the workout of the week.

Members: $175 per month

Ages: 15 & up

Register: online or at the front desk.

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling.

Kettlebell Group Ex classes!

Kettlebell Group Ex classes!

We are excited to announce the addition of kettlebells  at the Jeep Rogers Y!

Kettlebells offer a different kind of training using dynamic movements which target almost every aspect of fitness: strength, balance, agility and cardio endurance. These classes are perfect for any age and ability because you work out at your own pace and work many different muscle groups. Most exercises are done at a cardio pace for increased intensity, building muscular and cardio endurance all in one class.

We are currently offering the following classes:

-Intro to Kettlebells (30 minutes): Learn the basic movements and proper form for kettlebell training. Foundational exercises including swing, clean, press and snatch.

-Kettlebell Express (30 minutes): A powerful, nonstop circuit that includes swings, clean & press, Turkish get-ups, high-pulls, lunges and a variety of other lifts that develop strength, power, endurance, dynamic flexibility, precision and timing.

-Kettlebell Warrior (45 minutes): This is our advances level class that incorporates dynamic kettlebell lifts, plyometric and body weight exercises for an all-around heart-pounding workout.

Fun Night

Parents, enjoy a night out and leave your kids at the Jeep Rogers Y! Participants will play gym games, swim (please bring a towel and swim wear), enjoy Deep Sea, play board games, arts and crafts, and enjoy dancing to music!

Dates: First Friday of every month
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5
January TBD
February 6
March 6
April 3
May 1

Time: 7-10 p.m.
(late fee of $1 per minute for those picked up after 10 p.m.)

Ages: Kindergarten-8th grade

Cost: $5 members/$7 non-members
Concessions will be sold for no more than $1.


Join us for the latest BODYPUMP™ release October 4! Check with the front desk for times and details on each branch’s launch. There will be snacks, lots of fun and an awesome workout with the new BODYPUMP™ 91!

Members: Free
Non-members: $10 guest fee


BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven BODYPUMP™ formula: THE REP EFFECT™ a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.

Often referred to as ‘Pump’ by those who love it, BODYPUMP™ is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.

The cutting-edge BODYPUMP™ choreography, and chart-topping music is refreshed every three months, so with your choice of weight and highly-trained instructors you can get the results you’ve been looking for!