Aquatics

 

Aquatics

swim-mom-boy-huggingThe YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim,  improving strokes or competitive swim, Y members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

Note: Swimmers under 48″ are required to wear a lifejacket at all times. In order to access the deep end of the pool, swimmers must pass a swim test. The swim test consists of swimming 25 yards from the shallow end to the deep end without stopping, treading water for 1 minute and swimming back to the shallow end without stopping. Swimmers that pass the swim test will receive a wristband.

Please use the search feature below to find swim lessons for babies, youth and adults, private swim lessons, lifeguard classes and more!

Contact Demetrius Hardy with any questions on our Aquatics programs.


Swim Lessons

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.

2020 SWIM LESSON SESSION DATES

SESSIONS

Session 1:  7/06/2020-7/16/2020
Session 2:  7/20/2020-7/30/2020
Saturday Only Session:  7/11/2020-8/29/2020


AGE GROUPS

Monday – Thursday
3-5 years:  9:30 – 10 :00 am or 5:30 – 6:00 pm
6-12 years: 10:15 – 10:55 am or 6:15 – 6:55 pm
13 and Up: 11:15 – 11:55 am or 7:15 – 7:55 pm

Saturdays
Water babies (6-36 months): 8:45 – 9:15 am
3-5 years:  9:30 – 10:00 am
6-12 years: 10:15 – 10:55 am
13 and Up: 11:15 – 11:55 am

 

Search for the right session for you and register below! Lesson registration opens three weeks prior to start date for members, and two weeks prior for non-members.


Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private & Semi-Private swim lessons are held with a trained swim instructor, for an individual or a minimum of 2 participants (semi-private) attending the lesson. Participants will received 30-minute lesson with swim instructor to be scheduled once registration is completed. Aquatics staff will be in contact to schedule your session. Please allow up to 7 days for contact.

Private Lesson Cost:
1 session: $25 members, $35 non-members
4 sessions: $80 members, $140 non-members

Semi-Private Lesson Cost:
1 session: $15 members, $30 non-members
4 sessions: $50 members, $120 non-members

Sign Up Today

 


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.

 

Due to safety concerns, all children under 48’’ must wear a life-jacket in the water park, regardless of swimming ability. Individuals wearing life-jackets cannot go down any water slides.

Admission

Free: Orangeburg County YMCA and YMCA of Columbia members

$4 per day: Children and adults 47″ and under
$8 per day: Children and adults 48″ and over

OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

2020 Hours of Operation
Opens June 13!

Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm


Santee Water Parkswim-girl-jumping

The Santee Water Park features a zero-entry pool with fountains and spray jets for kids to run through, as well as an enormous twisting water slide. It also has a huge swimming pool, a snack bar and athletic fields.

Due to safety concerns, all children under 48’’ must wear a life-jacket in the water park, regardless of swimming ability. Individuals wearing life-jackets cannot go down any water slides.

Admission

$4 children and adults under 47″ (non-YMCA members)
$8 children and adults over 48″ (non-YMCA members)

Location

1761 Bass Drive
Santee, SC 29142
803.596.4101

Tentative Open Date: July 4th Weekend

Programs

Session 8- Life Guard class – September 13, 14 and 15th- Red Cross

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: Sep 13 2019 - Sep 15 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Saturday – 11:15am- 13yrs and older – Swim Basics

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 13 and above

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Saturday – 8:45am – Stage B: Water Exploration – 6-36 months

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 0 - 3

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Saturday – 10:15am- 6 to 12 Year old – Water Stamina

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Saturday – 10:15am – 6 to 12 Year old – Water Acclimation

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Saturday – 9:30am – 3 to 5 Year old – Water Acclimation

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Saturday – 10:15am – 6-12 Year old – Stroke Introduction

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Monday-Thursday – 9:30am – 3 to 5 Year old – Water Acclimation

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 20 2020 - Jul 30 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Saturday – 930am – 3 to 5 Year old – Water Movement

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 11 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the Orangeburg YMCA for more information.

Monday-Thursday – 6:15pm – 6-12 Year old – Stroke Introduction

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 6 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 20 2020 - Jul 30 2020

Member: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register