Welcome, Lane! Downtown YMCA Sports Director

April 11, 2024|Categories: Blog, Downtown YMCA|

If you frequent the Downtown YMCA, you’ll recognize our new Sports Director – Lane Hein!

A native of Chapin, South Carolina, Lane has a lifelong connection to the outdoors and a passion for sports. From soccer and basketball to football and weightlifting, Lane has always embraced physical challenges and the camaraderie of team sports. These experiences instilled in him the value of discipline, teamwork, and goal setting.

Lane’s background may seem surprising, but his experience in the culinary world has been instrumental in his leadership approach. It honed his ability to lead with […]

Downtown Health and Wellness Coordinator, Kinley McDougald!

April 11, 2024|Categories: Blog, Downtown YMCA|

We’re thrilled to introduce Kinley McDougald, a new addition to our YMCA team!

A South Carolina native, Kinley thrives outdoors, whether tending her yard or soaking up sunshine by the lake.When she’s not working, you can find her spending quality time with family or staying active.

Kinley’s connection to the Y goes way back. It all started at her hometown YMCA, where she swam on the team in elementary school, enjoyed summer camps, and even landed her first job as a lifeguard. Throughout high school and college, she continued her Y journey, working […]

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA Welcomes Jordan Langston

April 11, 2024|Categories: Blog, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA|

Countryside upbringing, a love for animals, and a dedication to education – that’s the foundation of Jordan’s journey.

Growing up in Winnsboro, SC, surrounded by rescued creatures thanks to her passionate animal rehabilitator mom, Jordan developed a deep empathy for all living things. From playful raccoons to majestic deer, their sprawling property became a haven for wildlife.

Education became her calling. After graduating from the close-knit Richard Winn Academy, Jordan embarked on an academic adventure, earning an Associate’s Degree in Science and culminating in a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts in Public […]

NorthWest Family Y Walk-A-Thon 2024

March 13, 2024|Categories: Blog, Event, Home Program, Home Slide, News, NorthWest Family YMCA|

Join Us on Monday, April 1 to help raise funds!

Help us raise awareness of our 2024 Annual Campaign!  Through the Annual Campaign we are able to provide scholarships to help cover the cost of life-changing programs and services for those who are not able to afford them.  Help us by walking and/or running and telling your friends about the Y’s Day of Giving! 

Volunteers can sign up for one or more shifts on the treadmill – located in the main lobby – to help us […]

Summer Swim League

March 12, 2024|Categories: Blog, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, News, NorthWest Family YMCA|

Make a Splash this Summer with YMCA Summer Swim League! Does your child love the water and crave friendly competition? The YMCA of Columbia, in partnership with Columbia Swim League, offers Summer Swim League – the perfect program to introduce them to the exciting world of competitive swimming!

Our focus? FUN!  While building teamwork and a love for the sport, we’ll help your child improve their strokes and endurance, preparing them for weekly meets. Summer Swim League is a fantastic springboard to our year-round Mudcats swim team, but it’s also a blast on […]

Mudcat Swim Team – Special Offer!

February 2, 2024|Categories: Blog, Featured Home Button, Home Slide, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, News, NorthWest Family YMCA|

The YMCA of Columbia Swim Club (Mudcats) is opening its doors to swimmers of all ages (4-18) with an incredible offer: one month of training absolutely free for all NEW swimmers! No hidden fees, no contracts, just pure aquatic fun and skill development.


Championship-caliber coaching: Our USA Swimming certified coaches will refine your technique, boost your endurance, and guide you towards achieving your competitive goals.

Dual-sanctioned competition: Hone your skills and gain valuable experience by participating in both USA […]

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