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
Splash Pad Summer 2015

Splash Pad Summer 2015

Hours:

May 23: 12-5 p.m.
May 24: Closed for Private Event
May 25: 12-5 p.m.
May 30: 12-5 p.m.
May 31: 1-5 p.m.
June 6: 12-5 p.m.
June 7: 1-5 p.m.

June 8 – 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

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Cost:
Members: $38
Non-members: $68

Age Groups:
3-5
6-7
8-9
10-11
12-14

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

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

Season:
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.


Adult Co-ed Soccer

Adult Co-ed Soccer is a fun and friendly, values-based, competitive league. Each team will play 8 games. Each team must have 10 -14 players and games will be played 8 versus 8. Participants may register as a team or individual. If one registers as an individual, he or she will be placed on a team that is in need of players. Shin guards are required to play.

Season: June 2-July 28

Games: Tuesdays at 6:30 and/or 7:30 at the NorthWest Family YMCA

Age: Male players must be 30 years of age minimum and Female players must be 25 years of age minimum. Proof of age is required at the time of registration.

Cost: $45 per player

Register until May 24 online or at the front desk.

Please note: The YMCA has no tolerance for profanity, rough play, or slide tackling.

For more information, 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: $30 YMCA members/$50 non-members

Beginner Clinic

This swim clinic is for the beginner triathlete who doesn’t know where to start in the pool! We’ll begin in the classroom learning about proper form and body position for freestyle swimming then move to the pool where we’ll put it all into practice. You should have a basic knowledge of swimming, but you don’t have to be the perfect swimmer. You will learn the proper form for freestyle and some techniques in the water to help you become a better swimmer as well as how to tread water and float to help you in an open water triathlon.

Date: TBA

Beginner Transition Clinic

Whether you’ve been wanting to do a triathlon, or have done one in the past and got a little mixed up in “transition,” this clinic is for you! There will be a transition area where we’ll talk you through the swim to bike transition and bike to run transition. After we talk through it, you get the chance to ask questions, then put it into practice. We’ll swim, bike, run, receive critique and feedback, and try it again. Your transitions will be timed, which will help you set goals for your next race. Please come prepared to do a triathlon. You will set up a transition area just the same as you would for a race. You will actually swim, bike, and run a short distance to practice transition. Please wear something you can swim/bike/run in (tri suit if you have one), towels (2-3), water bottle, cap/goggles, your bike/helmet/sunglasses/cycling shoes, and running gear and anything else you personally use during a transition.

Date: April 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Swim Strong Clinic

This swim clinic is designed for the intermediate to advanced triathlete who wants to become a stronger swimmer and perform better in the water by learning how to train “smarter” and more efficiently. If your triathlon swim leaves something to be desired, then this training will help you swim better by improving the quality of your swim training and help you learn how to “swim in the gym.” In the classroom, we will learn about proper form and body position for freestyle then we will teach you strength and flexibility exercises that can dramatically improve your swim. We’ll put what we learn into practice in the pool. You’ll learn some key drills to add into your swim training as well as how to structure a strength vs. a speed workout.

Date: June 27, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Advanced Transition Clinic

If you’ve done a triathlon and gotten a little mixed up in “transition” or couldn’t figure out how time sped up during transition then this clinic is for you! We’ll set up and talk you through the swim to bike transition and bike to run transition. After we talk through it, you get the chance to ask questions, then put it into practice. We’ll swim, bike, run, I’ll give you some critique and feedback, and we’ll try it again. I’ll time your transition and videotape you. Please come prepared to do an abridged triathlon. You will set up a transition area just the same as you would for a race. You will actually swim, bike, and run a short distance to practice transition. Please wear something you can swim/bike/run in (triathlon suit if you have one), towels (2-3), water bottle, cap/goggles, your bike/helmet/sunglasses/cycling shoes, and running gear and anything else you personally use during a transition.

Date: May 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Registration: Online or at the front desk.

For more information, contact Erin Roof.


YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60.

The YMCA of Columbia is the first YMCA in South Carolina to offer this program.

Email Andrea Ward to learn more or to participate in the program.


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: Downtown YMCA, NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina

Next session: starts May 11 at the NorthWest Y

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