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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What's Happening at the Y

Winter Break Lifeguard Certification Class

Do you want to become a certified lifeguard? Now is your chance to get an American Red Cross certification!

Days and Times:
Monday, December 29, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 2, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Participant must attend all class dates and times and pass American Red Cross prerequesites of a 300 yard swim, retrieve a 10lb brick from bottom of pool, and tread water for 2 minutes. Class will give each participant skills to perform the duties that are required to be a lifeguard. Through videos, class room time, pool instruction, and hands on practice, participants will learn all rescue skills needed for a lifeguard job. Successful completion of the class will make participant certified in CPR, AED, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen.

Ages: 15 & up

Members: $170
Non-members: $200

For additional information, contact: Andrea Wilcox, 803.451.8439 or

Lecture Series – Free Seminars!

We will be hosting a series of free informational lectures open to all. Upcoming sessions include:

November 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m: Cheat Your Tastebuds – recipe tricks for your heart & your waistline
November 20, 12:30-2 p.m: Estate Planning
December 4, 12:30-2 p.m: Fraud Prevention
December 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m: Cold and Flu Prevention for Adults and Children
December 12, 12:30-2 p.m: Osteoporosis Prevention
January 19, 12:30-2 p.m: Stroke 101
January 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m: H&R Block – tax tips

Ages: 15 & up

Cost: FREE

Winter Break Camp

Bring your kids to the Y over winter break! We’ll discover new things while participating in holiday-themed activities.

Two week camp: December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015 (except December 24-25 & December 31-January 1)

Ages: 5-12

Preregistration is required to attend.

Times: Drop off starts at 7 a.m. and pick up by 6 p.m.

Cost: $105 members/$155 non-members

Registration: coming soon. Closes December 19.

For more information, contact Liz Woodard.

Cheat Your Tastebuds Seminar

Foods to Satisfy Your Heart and Your Waistline

Want to learn to cheat your tastebuds? Learn 10 replacements for high fat ingredients to lose the calories but not the taste. You can still enjoy your holiday favorites without the guilt after. Jill Benns, Director of Nursing Education for Palmetto Health will teach you all of this and more. And there might even be snacks!

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE for members

Register at the front desk. Space is limited!

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling.

Health Screenings provided by Palmetto Health

Palmetto Health will be providing FREE health screenings at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers and NorthWest branches!

Health screenings  will consist of blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index.
Downtown Y: Monday, November 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jeep Rogers Y: Tuesday, November 11, 7 a.m. to noon
NorthWest Y: Wednesday, November 12, 7 a.m. to noon

Be sure to take advantage of these great opportunities from Palmetto Health!

Couch to Harborside Lights 5K

Allow one of our dedicated coaches help you conquer your first 5k! This 8-week program will help any participant go from not running at all to completing all 3.1 miles. You will meet two times a week with your coach, while meeting separately as a group for your homework run. Sign up today and take the first steps to going the distance!

Ages: 15 and up
Dates: Begins week of October 20
Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Days/times subject to change due to participant preference.)
Registration: Online or at the front desk.
Members: $75
Non-members: $100

*Program fees includes the registration and t-shirt for the YMCA’s Harborside Lights 5K held on Saturday, December 13 at the Jeep Rogers YMCA!

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling.

Winter Pre-Season Basketball Clinic

Fundamental clinic for kids with former 8-time NBA All-Star, basketball hall of famer, NBA scoring champion and Denver Nuggets all-time leading scorer Alex English. Each participants will get quality instruction, a t-shirt and a meal.

December 6
January 3 (registration opens December 1)

Ages 6-9: 9 a.m.-noon
Ages 10-15: 1-4 p.m.

Ages: 6-15

Cost: $25 members/$45 non-members

Register online or at the front desk!

For more information, contact Kenny Johnson.

Performance Training for Kids

Our Youth Sports Performance curriculum is a 4-week program designed to teach proper running technique, coordination, agility and strength as a foundation to improving overall performance for young athletes. The program also teaches the benefits of injury prevention and flexibility in their sport of choice. Each session will contain new and exciting ways to keep your child focused and having fun. Equipment used: ladders, parachutes, plyo boxes, vertical jump tester, sleds and more! Qualified staff will be instructing.

Cost: $85 members/$100 non-members for 8 classes per session

Ages: 8-12

November 4 – 27
February 3 – 26
March 3 – 26
April 7 – 30
May 5 – 28

Days: Tuesday/Thursday

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Register online (coming soon!) or at the front desk.

For more information, contact Kenny Johnson by email or phone at 803.451.8439.

Fall Program Guide

Fall Program Guide

Be “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y this fall. Soccer, Boot Camp, Aquatics, and more! Download it today.

PDF 2014 Fall Program Guide 

Morning Mayhem

Do you need a serious routine overhaul? Are you looking for a way to get your day started right? Come join our Morning Mayhem boot camp style workout three mornings a week! Let Sarah and Jeremy jumpstart your day with a high intensity workout sure to get your blood pumping! All fitness levels welcome!

Members: $50 per month, registration is ongoing through 2014.

Ages: 15+

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.