Orangeburg County YMCA

The Orangeburg County YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests, featuring a waterpark (open in the summer), natatorium, therapeutic pool, large fitness center, gymnasium, Child Watch, and many great programs!


Monday – Thursday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Closed for the season. The Water Park will reopen Memorial Day weekend in 2015.


2550 St. Matthews Rd.
Orangeburg, SC 29118
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What's Happening at the Y

Women’s Self Defense Seminar

The Orangeburg County YMCA is offering a Women’s Self Defense Seminar suitable for any level of fitness. Taught by John Bates, an instructor with 31 years of martial arts training, the class will cover fundamentals of self-protection for women in society.

Dates: Saturdays, October 4 and 11

Times: noon to 3 p.m.

Ages: 16+

Cost: FREE for YMCA members

According to a recent survey conducted by the Department of Justice, Nearly 52% of women have been the victim of some form of assault. Preparing yourself, mentally and physically can reduce your chance of being a passive victim. It’s just common sense to know all that you can to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Your actions count and your decisions matter.

Decide today to protect yourself.

John will be teaching street-effective self-defense based on mental techniques and physical principles that can be learned quickly and retained easily.

Don’t be a victim. Sign up for this FREE program at the Front Desk of the YMCA. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today.

For more information, contact the YMCA at 803.268.9622 or

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 sponsors for supporting our race series!

Presenting Sponsors
Palmetto Health Logo

KC_K Stck Tag C


Series Sponsors
state media company smaller


shady grove logo

Platinum Sponsor
Met Life/Brad Spehl

Silver Sponsors
Progressive Chiropractic
The Tom Hoskins Family
Sprout Pediatrics
Central Midlands Cleaning
Carolina Ale House
Columbia Regional Business Report
Palmetto Citizens Bank

Bronze Sponsors
Oleary Orthodontics
Southern Urogynocology
JA White & Associates
Z 93 The Lake
Dicks Sporting Goods
Tropical Smoothie

Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 13 and up

The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to learn how to swim. The goal of these lessons is to make the adults competent, confident, and successful swimmers.

Registration:  Opens two weeks prior to session start date.

Days/Times: Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.

November 8 – December 13

Members: $25 / person per session
Non-members: $35 / person per session

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 online or at the front desk.

Download: Swim lessons information and registration form

Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Fall Sessions

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

Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
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 4:30-5 p.m; or Saturdays 9:40-10:10 a.m.

6-9 year olds: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs 5:15-5:55 p.m; or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.


Ages: 3-5

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.

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

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.


Ages: 6-12 year olds.

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.

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.

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.

Martial Arts

The Martial Arts program is to teach the kids different techniques. The class is designed to reward patience and courage in a structured environment. A color-coded rating system keeps the program exciting as you excel towards your black belt. Upon passing each level’s test a new belt is awarded (there is a $5.00 fee associated with each test). This class instills the Y’s core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.


Kids (ages 4-14): Fridays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 3 -4 p.m. OR Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Adults (ages 15 & up): Fridays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 4 -5 p.m.

Monthly Fees: $30 member / $40 non-memner

Register: online or at the front desk.

For more information, contact Chris Holman.

New Cardio Equipment!

New Cardio Equipment!

We are excited to announce the addition of PRECOR’s Experience Series 830 Line of Cardio equipment to our health and wellness floor. Among the many features of the new equipment are individual TV monitors on each machine and more user-friendly control panels.
Enjoy the tried and true performance of industry-leading PRECOR equipment with technology that’s fit for today!

Adult Basketball League

Competitive, open league available to all adults. If you’re missing your intramural days or just looking for some friendly competition this league is for you. Grab some friends and join our Adult Basketball League. Each team is guaranteed seven weeks of regular season and two weeks of playoffs. Register by team. Teams must be between 5 and 10 players and league must be between 4 and 8 teams.

Ages: 18+

Program dates: October 25 – December 13, 2014

Games: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-6 p.m.

Cost: $375/team

Registration opens August 25 until October 17, 2014. (must be paid in full by end of registration)

For more information, contact Chris Holman.



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


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 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!

Orangeburg Aquatic Park featured in World Waterpark Magazine

The Orangeburg County Aquatic Park was featured in the July/August 2011 issue of the World Waterpark Magazine. Read the full article at the link below!

World Waterpark Magazine feature article on Orangeburg County Aquatic Park