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. – 9:00 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.

WATER PARK

Opens Memorial Day weekend and closes for the season Labor Day weekend.

May 24-June 8:
Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, May 26: 12-6 p.m.

June 12-August 17:
Thursdays-Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

August 23-September 1:
Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, September 26: 12-6 p.m.

ADDRESS & PHONE:

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

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. Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. Register by team. Teams must be between 5 and 10 players.

Ages: 17+

Program dates: May 24-July 20

Cost: $375/team

Register until May 24 (online registration closes May 22).

 


Adult Flag Football

Seven on seven Flag Football for adults. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons between 3 and 6 pm. Teams must be between 7 and 10 people. For more information, contact Chris Holman.

Ages: 16 & up

Season: April 20-June 8

Cost: $250 per team

Register until April 20 (online registration closes April 11)


Youth Flag Football

Participants will have a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, and the Y’s core values (honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith). Participants will be divided into teams led by volunteer parents. Practice will be held once a week and there will be 8 games played on Saturdays between 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Practices start the week of April 14. For more information, contact Chris Holman.

Season: April 19 – June 7

Ages: 4-15

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

Register until April 18 (online registration closes April 7)


Lifeguard Certification Class

American Red Cross Lifeguard certification will provide you with the ability to learn life saving skills. This class will teach you rescues, first aid, CPR, AED and more through class room instruction to pool instruction.

Age: 15 years and up

You must be able to successfully complete a 300 yard swim, 2 minutes of treading water and a deep water dive to retrieve a 10 pound dive brick and swim it to the shallow end.

Dates:
May 2-4
You must attend all classes.

Times:
Fridays 5-8 p.m.
Saturdays 8-6 p.m.
Sundays 8-6 p.m.

Cost:
$150 members
$200 non-members

Register until May 2. Online registration ends April 30.


Indian Guides Spring Long House

Indian Guides Spring Long House

Ages: 5 to 9 years with Dad or guardian

Spring Long House is an overnight camping experience where tribes and individuals participate in traditional and non-traditional activities. Long House is where all Y Guides Tribes come together for tent camping, s’ mores, and more! It is a great way to meet the rest of the tribes and make more friends.

Meals provided: Saturday lunch, dinner and s’mores; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Participants must bring their own tents and gear. (Some cabin accommodations are available upon request and availability).

Activities include: Friday Night movie in the woods, Discovery Hiking, Archery, BB Guns, Canoeing, Kayaks, Horseback Riding, Medieval Castle Water Balloon Battle, Tribal Capture the Monarch, Fishing (bring your own equipment), S’mores and Council Fire.

Days: April 25 – 27, 2014
Program starts Friday night at 5 p.m. and end Sunday at 1 p.m.

Location: Lexington YMCA, 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Cost:
Members: $50 per parent/child team, $20 for each additional child
Non-members: $75 per parent/child team, $20 for each additional child

*Please note: participants must be currently registered as a Y Indian Guide or Trailblazer to join in the fun. Please register the father or accompanting parent for the Longhouse campout and list each participating child.

Register: Until April 25


H.A.R.S.H. Program

Age: 15 & up

A high intensity class designed for advanced motivated fitness enthusiasts. Each class will include a mixture of aerobic and strength challenges that will have two distinct blocks of activity repeating twice. The goal is to challenge and improve the overall fitness level of all participants.

Dates: Saturdays

Time: 10 – 11:30 am.

Cost: $30/member; $45/non-member

Registration online is for monthly attendance. For daily registration, sign up at the front desk.


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!


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: Begins in January and closes one week after session start date.

Tuesday/Thursday, 8-8:45 p.m. sessions:
March 3 – March 28
March 31 – April 25
April 28 – May 23

Saturday, 11 – 11:45 a.m. sessions:
March 1 – April 5
April 12 – May 17

Cost:
Members: $40 / person per session
Non-members: $100 / person per session


Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

Registration: Registration is open two weeks prior to session date start and available at the front desk.

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Download: Spring 2014 Swim Lessons Schedule

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.

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Weekday Sessions, 4 weeks:
February 3 – February 28
March 3 – March 28
March 31 – April 25
April 28 – May 23

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
January 18 – February 22
March 1 – April 5
April 12 – May 17

Levels:

Pike
3-5 year olds. 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. Meets two weekdays, 4:30-5 p.m., or Saturdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m.

Eel
3-5 year olds. For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique. Meets two weekdays per week, 4:30-5 p.m., or Saturdays, 9:40-1:10 a.m.

Ray/Starfish
3-5 year olds. For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing. Meets two weekdays per week, 4:30-5 p.m. or Saturdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m.

Register & session dates/times for for 3-5 year olds.

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. Meets two weekdays per week, 5:15-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.

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. Meets two weekdays per week, 5:15-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.

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. Meets two weekdays per week, 5:15-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m.

Register and session dates/times for 6-12 year olds.

Register online or at the front desk. Contact the Orangeburg Aquatic Staff with questions.