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.

HOURS:

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.

SPLASH PAD:

Open Memorial Day weekend-August 9. View hours.

ADDRESS & PHONE:

1501 Kennerly Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
803-407-8007
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What's Happening at the Y
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

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 week of August 24
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina: starts week of August 24
NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo: starts week of September 21

For more information or to inquire about participation in the program, email livestrong@columbiaymca.org.


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.

Sessions:
August 26-October 2
October 14-December 2 (will not meet on 11/25 for Thanksgiving)
January 6-February 17
February 24-April 13 (will not meet on 3/30 for Spring Break)

Day/time: Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m.

Cost:
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 Melissa Hope.


The Dam Tri Training

Join Cain Coaching LLC and the YMCA for a 10-week training for The Dam Tri at Dreher Shoals Dam on Saturday, October 10, presented by SetUp Events! Train safely and effectively at the YMCA with a USA Triathlon-certified coach with a step-by-step training plan, weekly 50-60 minute sessions with a coach, weekly training feedback from your coach, and coordinated group bike rides and runs. The training will focus on developing proper form, endurance and speed all while working within your own fitness level. Join the fun, reach your goals and achieve your dreams of doing a triathlon!

Requirements: In order to participate, you must be able to swim at least 100 yards without stopping, have access to a bicycle, and be able to walk/jog for at least 20 minutes. No prior triathlon experience is needed! The training guides are created to suit beginner through advanced fitness levels and abilities.

Program dates: August 1-October 10

Cost: $260

Days/times: Fridays at 6 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Ages: 18 & up

For more information, contact Erin Roof.


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
» Nursery Road Elementary School
» Oak Pointe Elementary
» River Springs Elementary

Download: 2015-2016 Afterschool Registration Form

2015-2016 Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, please contact: Melissa Hope


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.

Dates/Times:
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.

Dates/Times:
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

July

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

August

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)

November

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