NorthWest Family YMCA

Inclement weather update: All YMCA locations will be closed Monday, October 5 due to weather conditions and flooding.

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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What's Happening at the Y

Winter Youth Basketball

Registration: September 22-November 8

Ages: 3 – 14

Season: Practice begins week of November 30, games begin December 12, 2015

YMCA basketball leagues are designed to teach players the basic skills of their sport while introducing them to healthy competition. Basketball encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Participants will learn new skills and make friends along the way. Each team will practice once per week and have weekly Saturday games for an eight game season. Participants will receive a game jersey.

Members: $38
Non-members: $68
$15 late fee November 9-16)

Become A Sponsor
Become a sports team sponsor and help kids play today! Your tax deductible sponsorship helps pay for youth sports participation, jerseys and more.

Team Sponsor Rate: $250

For more information, contact Rachel Young.

Fall Program Guide

Fall Program Guide

The Y is full of new 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 it today.

Pumpkin Run 5K and Kids Fun Run

Pumpkin Run 5K and Kids Fun Run

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to make the Y available to everyone through scholarships and financial assistance. 
Held in memory of Michael “Sully” Sullivan.

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kids Fun Run (presented by Academy Sports) starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration information:
12 and under Fun Run presented by Academy Sports: $10
Early registration (by Oct. 17): $25
Late registration (by Oct. 30): $30
Race day registration: $35
5K group registration (8 or more people, by Oct. 17): $20/person

Cash Awards
To the top overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners!

Costume Contest
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win a cash award! Awards will be given to the best male and female costumes. You must be registered in the race to participate.

Packet Pickup
NorthWest Family YMCA
Friday, October 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 at 7 a.m.

Every participant must be registered and every individual or team/group must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and other important information. Must register by Oct. 17 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. The school with the highest student participation will receive an award!

Flyer and Sponsor Form

Registration Form

Pumpkin Run Route

Register online, mail a form or stop by the NorthWest Y!

Presenting Sponsor:

Palmetto Health Logo

Series Sponsors:

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KC_K Stck Tag C


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Supporting Sponsor:

Spinx Logo

Gold Sponsor
Academy Sports

Silver Sponsors
Progressive Chiropractic
Columbia Regional Business Report
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Central Midlands Cleaning
The Hoskins Family

Bronze Sponsors
Massage Works
SC National Safety Council
O’Leary Orthodontics



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 August 24 (Mondays/Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m.)
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina: starts August 25 (Tuesdays/Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.)
NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo: September 22-November 16 (Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9-10:15 a.m.)

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

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.

August 26-October 14
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.

Water Running Clinic

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.

Times: Fridays, 7-8 a.m.

Dates: October 2-30

Cost: $110 for YMCA members, $150 for non-members

For more information, contact Erin Roof.

Run Clinic

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.

Where: Irmo high school track

Time: Thursday evenings, 6-7 p.m.

Dates: October 1-31

Cost: $110 for YMCA members/$150 for non-members

Ages: 18 & up

For more information, contact Erin Roof.

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: Rachel Young

Triathlon Swim Clinics

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.

For more information, contact Erin Roof.

Palmetto Health Wellness Talks and Screenings


Mobile Mammography Van: July 29, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (NorthWest Family YMCA)


Should I Lift Weights?: August 20, 6-7 p.m. (NorthWest Family YMCA)

Mobile Mammography Van: August 26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Ballentine Family YMCA)


New Flavors, Replacing Salt: November 19, 6-7 p.m (Jeep Rogers Family YMCA)