LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free, 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.
This program fulfills the important need of supporting cancer survivors in our community. They will work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
This program is free to participants and is funded by generous donors to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.
Locations and upcoming sessions:
Downtown YMCA: starts week of August 24
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina: starts week of August 24
NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo: starts week of September 21
The YMCA Home School Swim and Gym program is a great way to work physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your homeschool curriculum. The goal of swim and gym classes is to have planned individual and cooperative physical activity and fitness assessments promoting the students’ optimum physical, mental, emotional, and social development. Participants will learn sports and swimming skills while developing social relationships.
August 26-October 2
October 14-December 2 (will not meet on 11/25 for Thanksgiving)
January 6-February 17
February 24-April 13 (will not meet on 3/30 for Spring Break)
Day/time: Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m.
Cost: Members: $35 Non-members: $70
Register online or fill out a registration form at the front desk.
Join Cain Coaching LLC and the YMCA for a 10-week training for The Dam Tri at Dreher Shoals Dam on Saturday, October 10, presented by SetUp Events! Train safely and effectively at the YMCA with a USA Triathlon-certified coach with a step-by-step training plan, weekly 50-60 minute sessions with a coach, weekly training feedback from your coach, and coordinated group bike rides and runs. The training will focus on developing proper form, endurance and speed all while working within your own fitness level. Join the fun, reach your goals and achieve your dreams of doing a triathlon!
Requirements: In order to participate, you must be able to swim at least 100 yards without stopping, have access to a bicycle, and be able to walk/jog for at least 20 minutes. No prior triathlon experience is needed! The training guides are created to suit beginner through advanced fitness levels and abilities.
Program dates: August 1-October 10
Days/times: Fridays at 6 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Focus on developing strength and endurance without damaging joints. Join Cain Coaching LLC and the YMCA for a 5-week water run training course to help runners prepare for the YMCA Pumpkin Run on October 31 (if you choose to enter!) You do not have to be a runner to participate in this training; walk/joggers and speed walkers are welcome!
This water running course is designed to help anyone with joint issues or who find it difficult to run/train because of joint pain, injuries, or who want to learn an alternative way to train so you can preserve your joints and enjoy training again. It will be a high-intensity course that is easily modifiable to your own fitness level. You’ll get a coach-led workout every week along with three key workouts to complete on your own during the week.
Focus on form, speed and agility and join Cain Coaching LLC and the Y in a 5-week run training course to help runners prepare for the YMCA Pumpkin Run on October 31! You do not have to be a runner to participate in the training; walk/joggers and speed walkers are welcome! You’ll get a coach-led workout every week along with three key workouts to complete on your own during the week.
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:
» Ballentine Elementary
» Crossroads Elementary
» Dutch Fork Elementary
» Dutch Fork Middle
» H.E. Corley Elementary
» Harbison West Elementary
» Irmo Elementary
» Nursery Road Elementary School
» Oak Pointe Elementary
» River Springs Elementary
Triathlon swimming is easier said than done, but what if it could be easier for you? Join USA Triathlon coach Stefanie Cain for a session to learn how to improve your form (and ultimately speed) and skills to help you not only survive the water but also conserve energy for the bike and run!
Ages: 18 & up
Cost: $20 YMCA members/$30 non-members
Registration: opens July 1
Focus on getting stronger and more limber
Learn how to get stronger and more limber and get some workouts to put in your bank that will help you increase your speed and endurance.
August 8, 10:15-11:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
August 29, 10:15-11:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Focus on stroke balance and training for open water
During these sessions, we will focus on developing stroke balance to prevent overuse and injuries and prepare you for optimal open water swimming.
September 12, 10:15-11:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
September 26, 10:15-11:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.