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 HOURS:

Mondays – Saturdays: 12 – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 – 5 p.m.

ADDRESS & PHONE:

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

YMCA Day at Carolina Ale House!

Come by and enjoy a great meal at Carolina Ale House near the Columbiana Mall on Wednesday, September 17! 10% of ALL proceeds from the day will benefit the NorthWest Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which lives by it’s mission to never turn anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or service. Bring your friends and family!

Where:
Carolina Ale House
277 Columbiana Dr.
Columbia, SC 29212

Date/Times: September 17, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

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.

Download: Summer Swim Lessons Schedule

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Summer Sessions

Weekday Sessions, Mon-Thurs, 4 weeks:
August 4 – 14

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
August 16 – September 20

3-5 year olds: Mondays-Thursdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m., 3-3:30 p.m., 4:15-4:45 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., 6:30-7 p.m. or Saturdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m.

6-9 year olds: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m., 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 3:40-4:20 p.m., 5:40-6:20 p.m., 7:10-7:50 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.

Fall Sessions

Monday/Wednesday, 4 weeks:
August 25 – September 17
September 22 – October 15
October 20 – November 12
November 17 – December 10

Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
August 26 – September 18
September 23 – October 16
October 21 – November 13
November 18 – December 11 (will meet on Friday instead of Thursday the week of Thanksgiving)

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
September 27 – November 1
November 8 – December 13

3-5 year olds: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs 6-6:30 p.m; or Saturdays 9:40-10:10 a.m.

6-9 year olds: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs 6:45-7:25 p.m; or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.

Preschool:

Ages: 3-5

Pike
This is an introductory swimming level. Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

Eel
For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

Ray/Starfish
For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing.

Register for 3-5 year olds

Youth:

Ages: 6 – 12 years

Polliwog
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.

Guppy
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.

Minnow/Fish
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.

Register for 6-12 year olds

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.


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.

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.

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact Shannon Crawford.


Couch to 5K Training Program

Couch to 5K Training Program

Ages: 10 and up

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.

Fees:
Members: $50
Non-members $75

For more information, contact Erin Roof.

Register online or at the front desk. Registration opens August 15, 2014.


Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer

It’s Game Time

It’s Soccer time again! Our Fall Registration is here and we’re ready!

More Soccer. More Fun. More Value. The South Carolina United FC YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves nearly 5,000 Midlands youth who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Available for ages 4-18. Each team is guaranteed 7 League Matches out our 8 Scheduled League Matches, weather permitting.

Registration

Until August 17, 2014!

SEASON: September 8 – November 14, 2014

Cost*:  

YMCA Family Memberships:
$60 – U4-U6
$70 – U7-U8
$80 – U9-U12
$99 – U13-U19

Non-member:
$75 – U4-U6
$85 – U7-U8
$95 – U9 – U12
$99 – U13-U19

*$25 late fee after August 17

New for this Fall, your Registration Fee includes a team photograph and medal for each player Ages 4-18!  

PLEASE NOTE:  this season (Fall 2014) marks the first of the next four seasons in which the League’s new Uniform Kit must be purchased and worn by all registered players. If you are new to our club, please realize that once you have purchased the kit for $25 during this Fall’s online registration process, your child will wear this same uniform kit for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons.  Please take the potential growth of your child over the next 30 months into account when placing your child’s uniform order.

Locations:
Ballentine Park
Polo Road
Lexington Family YMCA
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
NorthWest Family YMCA
Owens Field


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: Rachel Young


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.

SmartStart:

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 www.choosemyplate.gov 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

 

FAQ:

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.


BODYPUMP 91 LAUNCH

Join us for the latest BODYPUMP™ release October 4! Check with the front desk for times and details on each branch’s launch. There will be snacks, lots of fun and an awesome workout with the new BODYPUMP™ 91!

Members: Free
Non-members: $10 guest fee

About BODYPUMP™:

BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast!

Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven BODYPUMP™ formula: THE REP EFFECT™ a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.

Often referred to as ‘Pump’ by those who love it, BODYPUMP™ is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.

The cutting-edge BODYPUMP™ choreography, and chart-topping music is refreshed every three months, so with your choice of weight and highly-trained instructors you can get the results you’ve been looking for!


Gift Cards now available!

Gift Cards now available!

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH! 

Give the gift that shows you really care. The Y is the leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

When you give a Y Gift Card, you too can make a meaningful, enduring impact on someone’s health and help them live a happier, healthier life. So, show that you really care. Give the gift of health. Give a Y Gift Card today. Gift cards are available at all area locations for any amount. Stop by the front desk to purchase or for more information!

Gift Cards can be used for:
• Joiner’s fee
• Membership dues
• Youth sports and other program fees
• Personal training sessions
• Swim lessons
• Y Merchandise
• And lots more!


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 Presenting Sponsors, Palmetto Health and Kohls, and to our Series Sponsors, BB&T, The State, and Met Life/Brad Spiel for supporting our races!

Don’t think you can run a 5K? Try our Couch to 5K training programs at the NorthWest Y or Jeep Rogers Y!