Lexington Family YMCA

The Lexington Family YMCA offers a complete lineup of activities and programs for the whole family. Sports, strength and wellness, health screenings, tennis, equestrian and childcare.


Mon – Thurs – 5:00am – 9:00pm
Fri – 5:00am – 8:00pm
Sat – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sun – 1:00pm – 5:30pm


401 YMCA Rd
Lexington, SC 29073
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What's Happening at the Y

Equestrian Lessons

Sessions: August 25 – December 13, 2014

Cost: $80 Registration Fee
Members: $40 per month
Non-members: $80 per month

*Please note that riders are expected to be at the barn 15-20 minutes prior to ride time.

*If you are unsure of what level to enter your child please set-up an evaluation ride with the Equestrian Director, Melissa London 359-3376 ext 17. ($15 members, $20 non-members)

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Lessons offered:

Classes will meet once a week for an hour lesson.


This class is for first time riders (no formal lessons) with little or no experience. This class will start with ground safety, how to groom and tack their horse, to a mounted lessons learning proper balance and control.

Days offered: Wednesday 4 – 5 p.m., Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., or Saturday 9 – 10 a.m.


This class is for riders that participated in our Seahorse level in the Spring or attended our Equestrian Camp this summer. This rider should have confidence around the horse and have a balanced position doing a trot in a 2-point position while mounted. Classes will meet once a week for 1 hour lessons.

Days offered: Tuesday 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Thursday 4 -5 p.m., Friday 5:15 p.m., or Saturday 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Students should able to develop and maintain a horse consistently bent in the direction of travel in a trot or a canter. Jumping courses under 3’. Simple change of leads, hand gallop, extended trot, and mount from the ground. Student should have intermediate control and be able to demonstrate a crest release.

Days offered: Monday 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.


Students will be working on the same skills as Amateur but with more advanced skills. They should able to develop and maintain a horse consistently bent in the direction of travel in a trot or a canter. Jumping courses under 3’. Flying lead changes, hand gallop, extended trot, and mount from the ground. Student should have intermediate control and be able to demonstrate a crest release along with leg yields. Riders should be able to correctly wrap their horse before each lesson.

Days offered: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Students should be able to trot figure 8s, canter a 2 point around the arena, demonstrate trot to halt transitions, and  group canter work. Small cross rails with elementary release.

Days offered: Monday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. or Wednesday 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Young Entry

Students will continue to work on same skills as the Hopeful level, but with more work cantering securely around the arena. Rider should be able to consistently pick up the correct leads. Jumping single crossrails lines and small verticals.

Days offered:  Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. or Friday 4 – 5 p.m.


Students should be able to trot securely around the entire ring in a 2-point, posting trot, and over cavalletti poles. They should know and consistently demonstrate correct diagonals. During western lessons they should have the ability to sit deeply and softly in a jog.  The rider should ride unlocked and flexible through their 3 shock absorbers. They will have a basic concept on how to ask and ride a canter down the long side of the arena.

Days offered: Monday 4 – 5 p.m., Tuesday 4 – 5 p.m., or Friday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Green Horseman

Students should be able to trot a balanced circle, double posting, demonstrating a half turn in reverse, cantering crossrails, moving into higher verticals, and multiple jumping lines. The student should be able to explain the 4-phases of the jump and know the average horse’s trot and canter strides.

Days offered: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


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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Youth Swim Lessons

Held in the Lexington Family YMCA’s beautiful lake, 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: Registration is open two weeks prior to session date start and available at the front desk or online.

Download: Swim lessons information and registration form

Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Summer Weekday Sessions, 2 weeks:
July 14 – July 24
July 28 – August 7


Ages: 3-5

4-4:30 p.m. or 5:30-6 p.m.

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.

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

Register for 3-5 year olds.


Ages: 6-12

4:45-5:25 p.m. or 6:15-6:55 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Register for 6-12 year olds.

For more information, contact Amanda Lorick.

Private Riding Lessons (Youth and Adult)

Private Riding Lessons (Youth and Adult)

Ages: 7 and up

Weight Limit: 200 lbs

Work one-on-one with a riding instructor, learning specific skills and goals. All levels from beginner to advanced in hunter/jumper equitation.

Registration: Contact Melissa London for available times 803.359.3376 ext 17.

$25 semi-private one hour lesson
$25 half hour lesson
$40 hour lesson
$30 semi-private one hour lesson
$40 half hour lesson
$60 hour lesson

Y-Club Afterschool Program

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:
» Carolina Springs Elementary
» Carolina Springs Middle
» Deerfield Elementary
» Oak Grove Elementary
» Red Bank Elementary
» Saxe Gotha Elementary
» White Knoll Elementary
» White Knoll Middle

2014 Afterschool Registration Form

For more information, contact Savanah Standifer.


Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon

Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Tom Hoskins Memorial Spring Triathlon is held in memory of Tom Hoskins who was hit and killed during a charity bicycle ride in 2007. The event is to raise awareness of bicycling safety in South Carolina. Proceeds from the race support the YMCA of Columbia’s Annual Campaign which allows us to give scholarships and financial assistance to those who need it most to make an impact in our community through Y programs and services.

Triathlon Distance:

350-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run out & back

Duathlon Distance:

1-mile run, 13-mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Location: NorthWest Family YMCA

Time: Start time for Triathlon and Duathlon is 7:30 a.m.

Cash Awards!
$75 each for male and female overall winners of Triathlon
$75 each for male and female overall winners of Duathlon

» Triathlon/Duathlon Early Price $55 (solo) $95 (team) – ends July 11
» Triathlon/Duathlon Late Price $65 (solo) $105 (team)
» Late pricing begins 2 weeks prior to event

Packet pickup is Friday, July 25, 5-7 p.m. and race day starting at 6 a.m.

Race day registration is discouraged. Please register early. If you register on race day you may not receive a race shirt.

Adult Flag Football

Adult Flag Football league open for all levels of play.  Grab some friends and get a team together! You’re sure to have fun in this fast-paced, values-based competitive league. Teams can be up to 12 people.

Ages: 18 & up

Season: June 14 – August 9

Games: Saturday afternoons

Cost: $375 per team

Contact Chris Doucett for more information.

Register online or at the front desk until June 13.

Summer Night Dinner & a Movie

Come have dinner and watch a movie with us! It’s a great opportunity to have great family time! Happening every other Friday night.

July 11
July 25
August 8
August 22
September 5
September 19

$20 per family of four
$5 per additional family member

Register online or at the front desk. Preregistration is required.

Contact the Amanda Lorick at the Lexington Y directly at 803.359.3376 for movie to shown.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Registration is now open!

YMCA Summer Camp is a safe and fun way to enjoy the Summer. Meeting new friends, learning new skills, having fun! Our camp staff are ready to help with memory-making day camp experiences.

Visit our camp page to choose which camps your child will have a blast at this summer!

Gift Cards now available!

Gift Cards now available!


Give the gift that shows you really care. The Y is the leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

When you give a Y Gift Card, you too can make a meaningful, enduring impact on someone’s health and help them live a happier, healthier life. So, show that you really care. Give the gift of health. Give a Y Gift Card today. Gift cards are available at all area locations for any amount. Stop by the front desk to purchase or for more information!

Gift Cards can be used for:
• Joiner’s fee
• Membership dues
• Youth sports and other program fees
• Personal training sessions
• Swim lessons
• Y Merchandise
• And lots more!