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!

HOURS:

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.

Holiday hours:
December 24: close at 2 p.m.
December 25: closed
December 31: close at 2 p.m.
January 1: closed

WATER PARK

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

ADDRESS & PHONE:

2550 St. Matthews Rd.
Orangeburg, SC 29118
803-268-9622
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What's Happening at the Y
Winter Programs

Winter Programs

guideBe “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y this Winter. Soccer, Boot Camp, Aquatics, and more! Download it today.

PDF 2014 Winter Program Guide 


BODYPUMP 92 LAUNCH

Join us for the latest BODYPUMP™ release January 3! 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™ 92!

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!

Date: Saturday, January 3


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: See below for registration dates for each session. Starting in Spring 2015, Registration for weekday lessons opens three Thursdays prior to session start date for members and two Thursdays prior to session start date for non-members. Registration for Saturday lessons opens three weeks before session start date for members and two weeks for non-members.

Download: Swim lessons information and registration form

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Spring Sessions

Monday/Wednesday, 4 weeks:
January 5 – January 28 (registration opens December 18 for members, December 25 for non-members)
February 2 – February 25 (registration opens January 15 for members, January 22 for non-members)
March 2 – March 25 (registration opens February 12 for members, February 19 for non-members)
April 6 – April 29 (registration opens March 19 for members, March 26 for non-members)
May 4 – May 27 (registration opens April 16 for members, April 23 for non-members)

3-5 year olds: 6-6:30 p.m

6-9 year olds: 6:45-7:25 p.m

Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
January 6 – January 29 (registration opens December 18 for members, December 25 for non-members)
February 3 – February 26 (registration opens January 15 for members, January 22 for non-members)
March 3 – March 26 (registration opens February 12 for members, February 19 for non-members)
April 7 – April 30 (registration opens March 19 for members, March 26 for non-members)
May 5 – May 28 (registration opens April 16 for members, April 23 for non-members)

3-5 year olds: 6-6:30 p.m

6-9 year olds: 6:45-7:25 p.m

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
January 10 – February 14 (registration opens December 20 for members, December 27 for non-members)
February 21 – March 28 (registration opens January 31 for members, February 7 for non-members)
April 11 – May 16 (registration opens March 21 for members, March 28 for non-members)

3-5 year olds: 9:40-10:10 a.m.

6-9 year olds: 10:15-10:55 a.m.

Preschool:

Ages: 3-5

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

Eel
Building on PIKE skills, this level is for children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation device. Classes will focus on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing techniques.

Ray/Starfish
Building on EEL skills, this level is for children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and with their face in the water with rhythmic breathing.

Register for 3-5 year olds.

Youth:

Ages: 6-12 year olds.

Polliwog
This class is for those who have little or no experience in the water. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of floatation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front and back crawl side stroke.

Guppy
Building on POLLIWOG skills, this level is for swimmers that are able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Children will be performing more skills without a floatation device. Class will focus on progressive techniques for the front and back crawl,  side stroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, as well as some diving skills.

Minnow/Fish
Building on GUPPY skills, this level is for children able to swim 25 yards on front and back with rhythmic breathing, able to jump into the deep end of the pool and swim to the wall, front and back float for 20 seconds and treat water for 30 seconds. Class will focus 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.


Youth Cheerleading

This program introduces students to cheerleading and will enhance self-esteem, confidence and character building. Structured classes will help your child learn cheers, cheer dances, chants, jumps, showmanship, beginner stunts and tumbling.  Classes will focus on character building that will teach children about being leaders and also followers when needed.

Ages:

5 – 13

Days/Time:
Practice: Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Performing: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Youth Basketball games

Session:
Practice starts January 8; performances January 17 – February 28, 2015

Registration: closes January 8

Fees:
Members: $30
Non-members: $40

For more information, contact Chris Holman.


Youth Basketball

Basketball encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Participants will learn new skills and make friends along the way. Each team will practice on different days and play games on Saturdays. Participants will receive a team jersey provided by the YMCA.

Ages:
5-13

Practice: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Games: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Season: January 10 – February 28, 2015
The first practice will be Saturday, January 10, with games beginning January 17.

Cost:
$30 members/$40 non-members

Registration: closes January15.

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!


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.

Days/Times:

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.


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. The league will run for six weeks including playoffs. Register by team. Teams must be between 5 and 10 players and league must be between 5 and 8 teams.

Ages: 18+

Program dates: March 21 – May 2, 2015

Games: Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30-6 p.m.

Cost: $350/team, must be paid by March 13

Registration opens January 13 until March 13, 2015

For more information, contact Chris Holman.

 


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.

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

Fall Sessions (6 weeks)
November 8 – December 13 (registration opens two weeks prior to session start date)

Spring Sessions (6 weeks)
January 10 – February 14 (registration opens December 20 for members, December 27 for non-members)
February 21 – March 28 (registration opens January 31 for members, February 7 for non-members)
April 11 – May 16 (registration opens March 21 for members, March 28 for non-members)

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


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!