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. – 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.


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.


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

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Download: Spring 2014 Swim Lessons Schedule

Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Spring Sessions
April 28 – May 22
May 26 – June 5

Summer Weekday Sessions, 4 weeks:
June 9 – 19
June 23 – July 3
July 7 – July 17
July 21 – 31
August 4 – 14

Summer Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
May 24 – June 28
July 5 – August 9
August 16 – September 20


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. Times offered: Mondays-Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m., 3-3:30 p.m., 4:15-4:45 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., 6:30-7 p.m. or Saturdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m. (Spring weekday sessions will only be offered 6-6:30 p.m.)

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. Times offered: Mondays-Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m., 3-3:30 p.m., 4:15-4:45 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., 6:30-7 p.m. or Saturdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m. (Spring weekday sessions will only be offered 6-6:30 p.m.)

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. Times offered: Mondays-Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m., 3-3:30 p.m., 4:15-4:45 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., 6:30-7 p.m. or Saturdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m. (Spring weekday sessions will only be offered 6-6:30 p.m.)

Register & session dates/times for for 3-5 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. Times offered: Mondays-Thursdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 3:40-4:20 p.m., 5:40-6:20 p.m., 7:10-7:50 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m. (Spring weekday sessions will only be offered 6:45-7:25 p.m.)

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. Times offered: Mondays-Thursdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 3:40-4:20 p.m., 5:40-6:20 p.m., 7:10-7:50 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m. (Spring weekday sessions will only be offered 6:45-7:25 p.m.)

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. Times offered: Mondays-Thursdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 3:40-4:20 p.m., 5:40-6:20 p.m., 7:10-7:50 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:15-10:55 a.m. (Spring weekday sessions will only be offered 6:45-7:25 p.m.)

Register and session dates/times 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!

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)

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.

May 2-4
You must attend all classes.

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

$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

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 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

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

Afterschool at the Y

Afterschool at the Y engages kids in physically active, learning and imaginative activities that encourage exploration of who they are and what they can achieve. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning models that help build healthy habits, active lifestyles and continued learning. Students get assistance with their homework from trained Y staff, form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development and growth and learn skills that can build self-confidence.


We would like to share with you some exciting changes that have been taking place in our afterschool and summer camp programs. As part of our ongoing partnership with the Department of Exercise Science at The University of South Carolina to enhance the quality of our programming, we have begun making changes that will lead to increases in the amount of physical activity children accumulate and improve the nutritional quality of the foods served in our afterschool and summer camp programs. We will be evaluating these changes by collecting children’s physical activity using small motion sensors called accelerometers and pedometers, and observe the types of foods children eat during our programs. This information will be invaluable and serve to inform us on where our programs need improvement, as well as provide data on these improvements as we make them. We are thrilled to with some of the improvements that have been documented over the last year, and look forward to continued improvements throughout this partnership.

What does this mean? The YMCA has INCREASED the amount of Moderate to Vigorous Activity during the Afterschool hours for Girls by 9.2% and 15.9% for Boys. Translation= your child is moving more at Afterschool @ the Y!

Girls Boys
Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Increase Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Increase
Average 14% 23% 9.2% 28% 44% 15.9%
Site 1 14% 23% 8.3% 21% 43% 21.2%
Site 2 12% 24% 11.9% 30% 56% 25.8%
Site 3 14% 21% 6.7% 32% 37% 5.0%
Site 4 15% 26% 10.4% 30% 39% 8.6%

2013-2014 Afterschool Registration Form