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.
Please use the search feature below to find swim lessons for babies, youth and adults, private swim lessons, lifeguard classes and more!
Contact Rick Simonds with any questions on our Aquatics programs.
2017 Swim Lesson Session Dates
2 week Summer sessions (Monday-Thursday):
June 5 – June 15
June 19 – June 29
July 3 – July 13
July 17 – July 27
July 31 – August 10
4 week sessions (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays):
May 1 – May 26
August 28 – September 22
September 25 – October 20
October 23 – November 17
November 20 – December 15
8 week sessions (Saturdays):
May 13 – July 1
July 8 – August 26
September 2 – October 2
October 28 – December 16
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.
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$4 children and adults under 47″ (non-YMCA members)
$8 children and adults over 48″ (non-YMCA members)
FREE over Labor Day weekend for YMCA members
1761 Bass Drive
Santee, SC 29142
Hours of Operation
The Santee Water Park will open for the season at 11 am on Thursday, June 15th. We appreciate your patience as County of Orangeburg makes critical repairs.
June 15th – August 13th
Mondays 11 am-7 pm
Tuesdays 11 am-7 pm
Thursdays 11 am-7 pm
Fridays 11 am-7 pm
Saturdays 11 am-7 pm
Sundays 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday, August 19th 11 am-7 pm
Sunday, August 20th 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday, August 26th 11 am-7 pm
Sunday, August 27th 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday, September 2nd 11 am-7 pm
Sunday, September 3rd 1 pm-5 pm
Monday, September 4th 11 am-7 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 waterpark is available for rentals for events or parties on certain days.
Hours of Operation
Saturday, May 27th 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 28th 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday, May 29th CLOSED
June 3rd – August 13th
Thursdays 11 am – 7 pm
Fridays 11 am – 7 pm
Saturdays 11 am – 7 pm
Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday, July 4th CLOSED
Saturday, August 19th 11 am- 7 pm
Sunday, August 20th 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, August 26th 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, August 27th 1 pm -5 pm
Saturday, September 2nd 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, September 3rd 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday, September 4th CLOSED
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