NorthWest Family YMCA

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.


Open Memorial Day weekend-August 9. View hours.


1501 Kennerly Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
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What's Happening at the Y

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.

Special Offer for Y Members at Healing Waters Spa

Special Offer for Y Members at Healing Waters Spa

Feel your best this summer at Healing Waters spa.

20% off all spa services during the month of July with your Y member ID.

To schedule an appointment, call (803) 907-7100.

Healing Waters is located at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge hospital, 300 Palmetto Health Pkwy., Columbia, SC 29212.

Summer Program Guide

Summer 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.

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)

Splash Pad Summer 2015

Splash Pad Summer 2015


June 6 – August 9:
Mondays-Fridays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.*
*Summer Day Camp will be using the Splash Pad Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturdays: 12-5 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

Special Family Nights (6-9 p.m.)
June 13
July 18

*Please note that the Splash Pad has to be closed occasionally due to inclement weather. It’s always a safe bet to call the Y to make sure it’s open before you go. 803.407.8007



Talk to the Trainer Day

Date: Monday, June 8

Time: 9-11 a.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Our certified personal trainers will be on-site and ready to answer your health and wellness questions. Healthy snacks and recipe suggestions will be provided!

Cost: Free

For more information, contact Kelly Brown.

Golf Outing at Golden Hills Country Club

Date: Thursday, October 8

Age: all ages

Join us for the 2nd Annual Northwest Family Golf Outing at Golden Hills Country Club. This Captain’s Choice golf tournament will get started promptly at 9 a.m. Check in and day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Price includes golf and carts for 4 and a ditty bag with snacks and lunch. Mulligan $25 and Women’s Tee $25 for team of four.

Cost: $375 for group of four/$100 individual


Title Sponsor ($1,500): overall sponsor, includes logo on all printed materials including scorecards, scoreboard, golf towels, and any promotion items, sponsor recognition, and one team of 4 golfers

Hole-in-one-Sponsor ($1,000): Advertising and setup on hole-in-one hole, sponsor recognition, includes one team of 4 golfers

Beverage Cart Sponsor ($500): Sponsor sign on two beverage carts roaming the course, recognition in the program and at awards presentation

Hole Sponsor ($100): Sponsor sign on the green for one hole, recognition in the program and at awards presentation

Tee Sponsor ($100): Sponsor sign on the tee box for one hole, recognition in the program and at awards presentation


For more information, contact Todd Heinecke.

Back to School Youth Flag Football

Back to School Youth Flag Football

Ages: 3 – 14

This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in a non-contact sport while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Designed to help your child learn the game of football and have lots of fun while doing it! Players will learn the fundamentals of football, both offensive and defensive strategies. During the games players will have the opportunity to play different positions. Everyone gets to play a minimum of half the game.

Program includes one practice per week and Saturday games (except two games played on September 12 and 19). All players are recommended to wear a mouth guard.

Registration: May 18-July 13, 2015
(There is a $15 late registration fee July 14-20)

Season: Practice starts week of August 3. Games begin August 15.

Members: $38
Non-members: $68

Age Groups:

For more information, contact Rachel Young.

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.


Seals Summer Swim Team

The NorthWest Family YMCA Seals Summer Swim Team teaches the value of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and doing one’s best. The swim team provides a competitive experience for boys and girls in the summer months. Swimmers improve their strokes and build their endurance under the guidance of an excellent coaching staff. The primary objective is FUN!

Ages: 4-18 years

Members: $165
Non-members: 185
Discount for each additional sibling.

May 18-July 21, 2015
Weekly meets with a Championship meet at the end of the season.

Practice: Monday through Friday, between 7 and 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Jeff Mead.