NorthWest Family YMCA

All YMCA of Columbia locations are closed on Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. 

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


Mon – Thurs: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Closed for the season.


1501 Kennerly Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
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Winter Program Guide

Winter Program Guide

The Y is full of programs this season and we would love to share them with you!

Whether you have a passion for sports, aquatics, art, or you just don’t want to workout alone, our programs offer you the chance to challenge yourself while keeping your mind and body active.

Be “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y. From Aquatics to ZUMBA…and everything in between, there’s a Y program for everybody in your family!

Download the Winter Program Guide today!

Indoor Triathlon Training

Cain Coaching and the Y are offering a 4-week training program designed to help beginners feel more comfortable, learn about triathlons, and provide safe and effective training tools! The training will get you ready for the indoor triathlon on February 22, 2016 at the NorthWest Family YMCA. If you’re a seasoned triathlete, this is your chance to test the effectiveness of your off-season training. If you’re a beginner this is a great way to get introduced to the wonderful sport of triathlon. Either way, it’s a great time to cheer on fellow triathletes, get to know the triathlon community and support the YMCA!

Dates: January 27-February 18
Week 1: Swimming
Week 2: Cycling
Week 3: Running
Week 4: Putting it all together and transitions

Time: Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. for approximately one hour

Cost: $50 for YMCA members/$70 for non members
(Training cost does not include entry fee to the Indoor Triathlon)     

Ages: 18 and up

For more information, contact Erin Roof.

Yogathon benefitting the Y’s Annual Campaign

Feelin’ groovy? Take a magic carpet ride during this fun, all-levels-friendly, 90-minute yoga practice while helping the YMCA Annual Campaign which provides financial assistance to those in our community who cannot afford the Y’s life-changing programs. Stretch your body, open your heart and free your mind while practicing to some of the most fun tunes from the ’60s and ’70s. Something for everyone, from Deadhead to Dancing Queen… and everything in between.

Date: January 23, 2016, 3-5:30 p.m. in the Group Exercise Room

Registration: December 1, 2015-January 23, 2016 (Register by January 14 to be guaranteed a shirt!)

Cost: $25 YMCA members/$30 non-members

Ages: 18 & up

For more information, contact Erin Roof.

Indoor Tri

Date: February 22, 2016, 2-5 p.m.

Become a triathlete in 60 minutes! It will happen so fast you won’t know what hit you. The Indoor Tri is a fun challenge that appeals to everyone, from seasoned triathletes to first-timers, because you set your own pace. All the action takes place in one convenient, weatherproof location at the NorthWest Family YMCA.

Here’s how the race against the clock breaks down:

  • 10-minute swim in the lap pool
  • 30-minute bike ride in the cycle studio
  • 20-minute run on the treadmill.

Performance is measured by distance covered in each of the three legs. The more distance you cover, the higher your score. Transition times are fixed at 10 minutes between the swim and bike and 5 minutes between bike and run. This is to ensure safe and courteous movement through the club. Participants will be ranked on the Group Exercise Board the day after the race! It’s a great way to train!

You will start in waves of 5 people every 20 minutes. Race with your friends, family or colleagues — time to catch up socially and physically!

Age: 15 and up

Cost: $25 YMCA members/$35 non-members

Registration: December 15, 2015-February 22, 2016

For more information, contact Erin Roof.


Winter Break Camp

Bring your kids to the Y over winter break! We’ll discover new things while participating in holiday-themed activities. Please bring your own lunch, snack and water bottle.

Two week camp: December 21-30, 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: $115 members/$155 non-members

Registration: Closes December 19.

For more information, contact Kim Green.



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:
Ballentine Family YMCA: January 25-April 11
Downtown YMCA: January 18-April 4
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina: March 1-May 17
NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo: March 1-May 17

For more information or to inquire about participation in the program, email

Adult Co-ed Basketball

Ages: 21+, co-ed

League play is designed for fun, friendly and healthy competition. Teams must have a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 10 players. Games will be on Sundays between 1 and 5:30 p.m. and will be 5 vs. 5.

$35 for YMCA members/$55 for non-members
If you are registering by team, please notate a team captain at time of registration
If you are registering individually, the Y will place you on a team

Season: December 6-January 31
Playoffs held on February 7

Registration: November 2-30

For more information, contact Joseph Keitt.

Home School Swim and Gym

Ages: 5 – 14 years

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.

October 21-December 16 (will not meet on 11/25 for Thanksgiving)
January 6-February 24
March 2-April 27 (will not meet on 3/30 for Spring Break)

Day/time: Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m.

Members: $35
Non-members: $70

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

Download: Home School Swim & Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact Rachel Young.

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:
» Ballentine Elementary
» Crossroads Elementary
» Dutch Fork Elementary
» Dutch Fork Middle
» H.E. Corley Elementary
» Harbison West Elementary
» Irmo Elementary
» Oak Pointe Elementary
» River Springs Elementary

Download: 2015-2016 Afterschool Registration Form

2015-2016 Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, please contact: Kim Green

One-on-one Pilates Instruction

From beginners to experienced participants, one-on-one Pilates provides personalized instruction to improve muscle balance and core strength. Mandy Glowacki, ACE certified personal trainer, has over 10 years of experience instructing Pilates mat work with props, as needed.

Cost: $350 YMCA members/$400 non-members
Includes ten 50-minute private sessions. After you register, we will contact you for a class time that works best for your schedule.

Ages: 18 and up

For more information, contact Erin Roof.