Water Babies Swim Lessons

Ages: 6 Months to 36 Months + parents

The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The parent will learn how to be safe with the child in and around the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving on the water an on dry land while the parent will become aware of how to teach his/her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him to learn aquatic skills. Cloth diaper with plastic pants or diapers manufactured for swimming use are required.

With the help of songs, games, and social activities parents work hand-in-hand with our team in the water as we introduce water skills based on each child’s unique development level.

Day and Time: Saturdays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.

January 18 – February 22
March 1 – April 5
April 12 – May 17

Members: $25
Non-members: $35

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Orangeburg County YMCA Swim Team

The YMCA is committed to offering a quality, year round swim team with an emphasis on the values of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and having fun. The YMCA strives to offer a well rounded, values-centered program for every member, from the youngest and newest members to our veteran senior swimmers.Please contact the Orangeburg Aquatic Staff for more information.

Days and Times:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
5 – 6:15 p.m.

Members: $33 per month

Register at the front desk.