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!
The Tom Hoskins Memorial Spring Triathlon is held in memory of Tom Hoskins who was hit and killed during a charity bicycle ride in 2007. The event is to raise awareness of bicycling safety in South Carolina. Proceeds from the race support the YMCA of Columbia’s Annual Campaign which allows us to give scholarships and financial assistance to those who need it most to make an impact in our community through Y programs and services.
350-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run out & back
1-mile run, 13-mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Location: NorthWest Family YMCA
Time: Start time for Triathlon and Duathlon is 7:30 a.m.
$75 each for male and female overall winners of Triathlon
$75 each for male and female overall winners of Duathlon
Fees: » Triathlon/Duathlon Early Price $55 (solo) $95 (team) – ends July 11
» Triathlon/Duathlon Late Price $65 (solo) $105 (team)
» Late pricing begins 2 weeks prior to event
Packet pickup is Friday, July 25, 5-7 p.m. and race day starting at 6 a.m.
Race day registration is discouraged. Please register early. If you register on race day you may not receive a race shirt.
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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.
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.
Summer Weekday Sessions, 4 weeks:
July 7 – July 17
July 21 – 31
August 4 – 14
Summer Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
July 5 – August 9
August 16 – September 20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program dates: October 25 – December 13, 2014
Games: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-6 p.m.
Registration opens August 15 until October 17, 2014.
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.
Days/Times: Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
July 5 – August 9
August 16 – September 20
Cost: Members: $40 / person per session Non-members: $100 / person per session
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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!