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

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 and 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.

Recertification class: May 3, 9-4 p.m.

Session 1: May 3 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), May 4 (5-9 p.m.), May 5  (5-9 p.m.), and May 6 (5-9 p.m.)

Session 2: May 8 (5-8 p.m.), May 9 (8a.m.-6 p.m.), and May 10 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

You must attend all classes.

$150 members
$200 non-members

Registration ends day before program starts.

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.

Orangeburg County Aquatic Park

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:

TBA for thee 2015 season. Opens Memorial Day weekend and closes for the season Labor Day weekend.


Admission is free for Orangeburg County YMCA and YMCA of Columbia members.
Daily rate for non-members:
$4 children/$8 adults

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.


Keyboard Lessons

Ages: 8 and up

Keyboarding lessons are here! Great for the music lover, beginner, and even those who are a bit out of touch with their musical side. Participants will develop their discipline, focus, understanding of basic music theory, reading music and keyboarding skills. Keyboarding lessons are sponsored in part by Woody’s Pawn Shop.

Each small group meets once a week with instructor Bryan Aiken, the keyboardist for Cornerstone Church in Bamberg, SC.

Group Classes: Mondays or Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Group Lessons Monthly cost: $30 members/$40 non-members

Private lessons are offered for one hour long. Private lessons will be scheduled between the instructor and participant after registration.

Private Lessons Monthly Cost (4 lessons): $45 members/$65 non-members

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.

Festival of Roses Road Race

Festival of Roses Road Race

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Join us in the beautiful Edisto Gardens in Orangeburg, SC on Saturday May 2, 2015. Proceeds benefits the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.

Packet pick-up will be at the Orangeburg Fine Arts Center Friday, May 1, 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 starting at 7 a.m.

7:30 a.m.: 12K Run
9 a.m.: 5K Run and Walk
10 a.m.: Kids Fun Run
10:30 a.m.: Awards

Entry Fees:

» 12 & Under Fun Run Registration: $10
» Early Registration (by April 17): 5K – $25, 12K- $30, Double Down (17K) – $50
» Late Registration (by May 1 ): 5K – $30, 12K – $35, Double Down (17K) – $55
» Race Day Registration: 5K – $35, 12K – $40, Double Down (17K) – $60
» Group Entry (Postmarked by  April 17): 5K – $20 per person

Group entry fee applies for groups of eight or more. All Group Entries must be enclosed in one package. You must include one check or multiple checks for the correct amount. All groups must have a team captain. Must enter before April 18 to be guaranteed a shirt.

$50 to the Male and Female winners of each the 5K, 12K & Double Down!

Flyer and Sponsorship Form

Registration Form

Register below, online at, mail or drop off registration forms to the Orangeburg Y!

Presenting Sponsor:

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Series Sponsors:

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Supporting Sponsor:

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Platinum Sponsors:




Silver Sponsor:
The State Bank

Bronze Sponsors:
The Pediatric Group

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

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.


Ages: 3-5

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.

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.

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.


Ages: 6-12 year olds.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Register for kids.

Register for adults.

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.

Spring Sessions (6 weeks)
April 11 – May 16 (registration opens March 21 for members, March 28 for non-members)

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

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