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.

HOURS:

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

ADDRESS & PHONE:

401 YMCA Rd
Lexington, SC 29073
803.359.3376
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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.

Seahorse

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.

Maiden

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.

Novice/Amateur

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.

Hacker

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.

Hopeful

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.

Cavalletti

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.

 


Y-Guides Fall Long House

Y-Guides Fall Long House

Ages: 5 to 15 years with Dad or guardian

Fall Long House is an overnight camping experience where tribes and individuals participate in traditional and non-traditional activities. The Annual Fall Y-Guides Longhouse is a great opportunity for dads and kids to make memories together. Tribes will participate in traditional campout activities like Movie in the Woods, Archery, BB Guns, Fishing, Smores, Hiking, Ceremony Council Fire and more.

Meals provided: Saturday lunch, dinner and s’mores; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Participants must bring their own tents and gear. (Some cabin accommodations are available upon request and availability).

Days: November 7-9, 2014
Program starts Friday night at 5 p.m. and end Sunday at 2 p.m.

Location: Lexington YMCA, 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Cost:
Members: $50 per parent/child team, $10 for each additional child
Non-members: $85 per parent/child team, $10 for each additional child

*Please note: participants must be currently registered as a Y-Guide or Trailblazer to join in the fun. Please register the father or accompanting parent for the Longhouse campout and list each participating child.

For more information, contact Savanah Standifer.


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.

Registration is going on now*.

*$25 late fee after August 24

SEASON: September 8 – November 14, 2014

Cost*:  

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

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

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.

Locations:
Ballentine Park
Polo Road
Lexington Family YMCA
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
NorthWest Family YMCA
Owens Field


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.

Cost:
Members:
$25 semi-private one hour lesson
$25 half hour lesson
$40 hour lesson
Non-members:
$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

Download: 2014 Afterschool Registration Form

Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, contact Savanah Standifer.

 


Gift Cards now available!

Gift Cards now available!

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH! 

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!