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.

*The indoor pool is currently closed for renovation and cleaning due to mechanical issues. We are expecting to re-open by November 5.
*Due to floor resurfacing, there will be NO classes in the Group Ex Room or Spirit, Mind, Body studio October 2-5.
*The NorthWest Y will be closed until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 25 for the Pumpkin Run 5K.


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

Turkey Burn

Date: Friday, November 28

Time: 8 – 11 a.m.

Come burn off all the calories from Thanksgiving Day and help us support the YMCA Annual Campaign! Join us for a fun, fat burning session of Group Exercise classes. We will rotate between 45 minutes of each of our highest calorie burning classes — CYCLE, BOOT CAMP, BODY PUMP.  The first 50 participants to register will get a Turkey Burn Water Bottle!  All other classes on Friday, 11/29 will be cancelled. Burn off those calories and support your YMCA!

Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

Registration opens November 3 (online registration closes November 26)

Flu Shots and Health Screenings provided by Palmetto Health

Palmetto Health will be providing flu shots and health screenings at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers and NorthWest branches!


Flu shots will be $30 and can be paid in cash or check. Note: Palmetto Health will not be able to file insurance.
Downtown Y: Tuesday, October 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jeep Rogers Y: Wednesday, October 22, 7 a.m. to noon
NorthWest Y: Thursday, October 23, 7 a.m. to noon


Health screenings are FREE and will consist of blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index.
Downtown Y: Monday, November 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jeep Rogers Y: Tuesday, November 11, 7 a.m. to noon
NorthWest Y: Wednesday, November 12, 7 a.m. to noon

Be sure to take advantage of these great opportunities from Palmetto Health!

Christmas at the YMCA!

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE to attend!

Silent Auction
Arts and crafts vendor tables
Pictures with Santa

The NorthWest Y is in search of vendors who would be interested in displaying their goods to sell or services they are able to provide, just in time for the holidays! We are also in need of items from our local businesses and generous patrons, willing to donate their services and/or items for the silent auction.

ALL proceeds from this event will be benefitting the Y’s Annual Campaign, which gives children in our community the opportunity to experience the programs at the YMCA. This enables our local children to become more confident kids today and healthier, happier adults tomorrow.

Vendor forms are available at the NorthWest Y or can be delivered to you via email.

Vendor cost: $25 members/$30 non-members

For information, contact Debbie Parshall at 803.407.8007 ext. 21 or email.

Pumpkin Run

Pumpkin 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 25, 2014

Kids Fun Run starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration information:
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

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

Packet Pickup
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 sponsors for supporting our race series!

Presenting Sponsors
Palmetto Health Logo

KC_K Stck Tag C


Series Sponsors
state media company smaller


shady grove logo

Platinum Sponsor
Met Life/Brad Spehl

Silver Sponsors
Progressive Chiropractic
The Tom Hoskins Family
Sprout Pediatrics
Central Midlands Cleaning
Carolina Ale House
Columbia Regional Business Report
Palmetto Citizens Bank

Bronze Sponsors
Oleary Orthodontics
Southern Urogynocology
JA White & Associates
Z 93 The Lake
Dicks Sporting Goods
Tropical Smoothie

Fall Program Guide

Fall Program Guide

Be “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y this fall. Soccer, Boot Camp, Aquatics, and more! Download it today.

PDF 2014 Fall Program Guide 

Youth Flag Football

Youth Flag Football

Ages: 3 – 14

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

Members: $38
Non-members: $68

Practice Times:
3: TBA
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.
12-14: TBA

For more information, contact Paul Sadler.

Home School Swim and Gym

*The indoor pool is currently closed for renovation and cleaning due to mechanical issues. We are expecting to re-open by November 5.

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.

Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. sessions:
October 15 – December 3
January 7 – February 18
February 25 – April 15
April 22- June 3

Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. sessions:
October 17 – December 5
January 9 – February 20
February 27- April 17
April 24- June 5

Members: $35
Non-members: $70

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

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact Shannon Crawford.

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

Download: 2014 Afterschool Registration Form

Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, please contact: Melissa Hope

My Fit is here!

My Fit is here!

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:

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 to support healthy eating. 3 sessions: $49

Personal Training:

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; or access on your iPad or tablet.

Adult Co-ed Flag Football

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.

Ages: 17 & up

Season: November 23, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Games: Saturdays between 10 am and 4 pm

Cost: $375 per team

Contact Paul Sadler for more information.

Register online or at the front desk until October 26!