Bring your pooch pals to enjoy off-leash swimming, splashing and playing in the YMCA’s fully-fenced Splash Pad!
Date: Saturday, September 20
Proceeds go to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, ensuring that the Y can live by it’s mission to never turn anyone away due to inability to pay.
Time: 11:00-12:15 – Dogs Under 25 lbs
12:30-1:45 – Dogs over 25 lbs
We will have local vendors, give aways, and lots of fun!
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 25, 2014
Kids Fun Run starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
12 and under Fun Run: $10
Early registration (postmarked by Oct. 10): $25
Late registration (postmarked by Oct. 24): $30
Race day registration: $35
5K group registration (postmarked by Oct. 10): $20/person
To the top overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners!
NorthWest Family YMCA
Friday, October 24, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 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. 10 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Palmetto Health and Kohls, and to our Series Sponsors, The State, and Met Life/Brad Spiel for supporting our races!
These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.
The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance. The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment. Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.
Registration: Registration is open two weeks prior to session date start and available at the front desk or online.
6-12 year olds. A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.
6-12 year olds. For swimmers able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Our team will focus on progressive technique for the front and back crawl as well as the side stroke.
6-12 year olds. For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of front and back crawl. Our team focuses on building swim endurance, enhancing stroke technique, and introducing breaststroke and butterfly movements.
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.
This program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants in each age group will be divided into teams led by volunteer parents. Program includes one practice per week and Saturday games. All players are recommended to wear a mouth guard.
Registration: opens September 15, 2014 thru October 26, 2014
(There is a $15 late registration fee)
Season: Practice starts week of November 10; games played November 22 – January 17, 2015
Cost: Members: $38 Non-members: $68
4-5: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays at 5:30 p.m., or Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
6-7: Mondays or Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
8-9: Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., or Fridays at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m.
10-11: Mondays or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., or Wednesdays or Fridays at 6 p.m.
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.
Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. sessions:
August 27 -October 8
October 15 – December 3
January 7 – February 18
February 25 – April 15
April 22- June 3
Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. sessions:
August 29 -October 10
October 17 – December 5
January 9 – February 20
February 27- April 17
April 24- June 5
Cost: Members: $35 Non-members: $70
Register online or fill out a registration form at the front desk.
Whether it’s your first 5K or you want to train for a faster time, this is the program for you! This 7-week program will help you train to run your first 5K or post your personal best. Session starts September 11 and will get you ready to run in the annual Pumpkin Run at the NorthWest Family YMCA on Saturday, October 25 (registration for the Pumpkin Run is included).
Session: September 11 – October 23
Thursdays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Register online or at the front desk. Registration opens August 15, 2014.
Register Online Today!
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 Middle
» Dutch Fork Elementary
» Dutch Fork Middle
» H.E. Corley Elementary
» Harbison West Elementary
» Irmo Elementary
» Oak Pointe Elementary
» River Springs Middle
Available at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers, and NorthWest branches, My Fit is a suite of services to help members learn, grow and thrive. It is a multi-step program to meet your needs, whether for fitness, inspiration or nutrition. We’ll help you develop life-promoting habits. Powered by MobileFit! A new, easy-to-use system to help you reach your health goals.
Among the various fitness programs offered at the YMCA of Columbia, SmartStart stands out by taking a unique approach to being more healthy. These one on one sessions combine nutritional information and fitness with coach support to encourage participants to meet their goals. 3 sessions: FREE
Healthy Eating includes three sessions with a Healthy Living Coach to identify potential roadblocks to healthy eating. Participants learn how to use the MobileFit Nutrition application to track calories, nutrition, water consumption and will also learn how to use www.choosemyplate.gov to support healthy eating. 3 sessions: $49
Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you get the most out of every workout. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal, train for a sport, get ready for a special event, or just increase your level of health. Our qualified trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. For new personal training participants only. 3 sessions: $99
What is MobileFit?
MobileFit is a web-based group of tools designed to support our My Fit series of programs.
How do I get started on MobileFit?
It’s easy to get started using MobileFit by registering for one of the three My Fit programs: SmartStart, Healthy Eating or Personal Training. Coaches will enroll participants during their first session.
How can I access MobileFit once I am enrolled?
Choose one of the many options to access MobileFit; there are touchscreens in your local branch; to print a custom workout and log your results: download the MobileFit App for free on an iPhone; access MobileFit from other smart phones through mymobilefit.com; or access on your iPad or tablet.
Adult Co-ed Flag Football
Adult Flag Football league open for all levels of play. Grab some friends and get a team together! You’re sure to have fun in this fast-paced, values-based competitive league. Teams can be up to 14 players. Each team is guaranteed 8 regular season games. Teams must have their own shirt-jersey similar to the rest of the team with number on the back. Flags will be provided.