Aquatics

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The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim,  improving strokes or competitive swim, Y members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

Note: Swimmers under 48″ are required to wear a lifejacket at all times. In order to access the deep end of the pool, swimmers must pass a swim test. The swim test consists of swimming 25 yards from the shallow end to the deep end without stopping, treading water for 1 minute and swimming back to the shallow end without stopping. Swimmers that pass the swim test will receive a wristband.

Please use the search feature below to find swim lessons for babies, youth and adults, private swim lessons, lifeguard classes and more!

Contact Emmie Treadaway with any questions on our Aquatics programs.


Swim Lessons

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.

2019 Swim Lesson Session Dates

4 week sessions (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays):
August 26 – September 19
September 23 – October 17
October 21 – November 14
November 18 – December 12

2 week sessions (Mondays-Thursdays):
July 8 – 18
July 22 – August 1
August 5 – 15

8 week sessions (Saturdays):
August 17 – October 5
October 12 – November 30

Search for the right session for you and register below! Lesson registration opens three weeks prior to start date for members, and two weeks prior for non-members.


Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private & Semi-Private swim lessons are held with a trained swim instructor, for an individual or a minimum of 2 participants (semi-private) attending the lesson. Participants will received 30-minute lesson with swim instructor to be scheduled once registration is completed. Aquatics staff will be in contact to schedule your session. Please allow up to 7 days for contact.

Private Lesson Cost:
1 session: $25 members, $35 non-members
4 sessions: $80 members, $140 non-members

Semi-Private Lesson Cost:
1 session: $15 members, $30 non-members
4 sessions: $50 members, $120 non-members

 

 


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Due to safety concerns, all children under 48’’ must wear a life-jacket in the water park, regardless of swimming ability. Individuals wearing life-jackets cannot go down any water slides.

Admission

$4 children and adults under 47″ (non-YMCA members)
$8 children and adults over 48″ (non-YMCA members)

Location

1761 Bass Drive
Santee, SC 29142
803.596.4101

OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

2019 Hours of Operation
June 6 – August 11

Monday-Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm


Orangeburg County Aquatic Park

The Orangeburg County Aquatic Park is co-located with the Orangeburg County YMCA and has a lazy river, two family fun slides, a bowl slide with a plunge pool, a zero-depth pool, children’s play area and a toddler pool with a slide. The water park is available for rentals for events or parties on certain days.

Due to safety concerns, all children under 48’’ must wear a life-jacket in the water park, regardless of swimming ability. Individuals wearing life-jackets cannot go down any water slides.

Admission

Admission is free for Orangeburg County YMCA and YMCA of Columbia members.
Daily rate for non-members:
$4 children and adults 47″ and under
$8 children and adults 48″ and over

OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

2019 Hours of Operation
June 1 – August 11

Monday-Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday-Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Programs

Session 7- Life Guard class – Oct 01,03,05,08 and 10

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: Oct 1 2019 - Oct 10 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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#4 Preschool Summer Swim Lessons – AM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 22 2019 - Aug 1 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Register

#4 Preschool Summer Swim Lessons – PM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 22 2019 - Aug 1 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Register

#4 Youth Summer Swim Lessons – PM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 22 2019 - Aug 1 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Register

#4 Youth Summer Swim Lessons – AM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 22 2019 - Aug 1 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Register

#5 Preschool Summer Swim Lessons – AM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Aug 5 2019 - Aug 15 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Online Registration Will Start on July 18, 2019

#5 Preschool Summer Swim Lessons – PM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Aug 5 2019 - Aug 15 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Online Registration Will Start on July 18, 2019

#5 Youth Summer Swim Lessons – AM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Aug 5 2019 - Aug 15 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Online Registration Will Start on July 18, 2019

#5 Youth Summer Swim Lessons – PM Session

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Aug 5 2019 - Aug 15 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Online Registration Will Start on July 18, 2019

#6 Swim Lessons – ages 3-5 – Mon & Wed

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Aug 26 2019 - Sep 19 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Online Registration Will Start on August 9, 2019