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Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA


Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

402 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-329-9622
Fax: 803-327-9622
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Facility Information:

» Heated Indoor Swimming Pool
» Outdoor Pool
» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Free Weights
» Exercise Bikes
» Stair Climbers
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
» Two Gymnasiums
» Indoor Walking Track
» Group Exercise Classes
» Racquetball Courts
» Free Childwatch
» Afterschool & Summer Camp Programs
» Youth Sports
» Swimming Lessons
» Steam Room & Sauna

Recent News

Basketball Skill Development

Ages: 8-16

Participants will improve ball handling, shooting, defense, speed and agility in this four week program.

Registration Dates:
April-May 12, 2014

Season Dates:
May 12-June 7, 2014
Ages 8-12: Mondays & Wednesdays- 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays- 10:00-11:00am
Ages 13-16: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 6:30-8:00pm, Saturdays- 11:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $70 Y Members | $80 Nonmembers



Small Group Basketball Skill Development

Ages: 8-16

This basketball program will help improve ball handling, shooting, defense, agility & footwork and basketball IQ.

Registration Dates:

Session Dates:
April 21-May 10, 2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 5:00pm-6:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 6:15pm-7:15pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday- 6:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday- 10:00am-11:00am
Tuesday, Thursday- 7:15pm-8:15pm and Saturday- 11:15am-12:15pm

Cost per Session: $90 Y Members | $100 Nonmembers

GRA-Y Football

Ages: 10-12

GRA-Y Football is a co-ed competitive league intended for kids age 11-12.  Participants will play for the school they attend or live closest to.  All participants must have birth certificates and proof of residence (report card) in order to register. Participants cannot turn 13 before September 1, 2014.

Registration Dates:
April 1-July 31, 2014

Season Dates:
Practice begins August 4-December 1, 2014

$40 Members | $75 Nonmembers

2014 Summer Swim League

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is organizing a summer swim league for members and nonmembers in 2014.  Swimmers 18 and under are welcome.  This league will focus on developing quality stroke technique, participation and FUNdamentals.  Swimmers will participate in practices 2 days a week and will have a meet once per week.  Divisions will be based on age; 8 & 9, 10 & 11,  12 & 13 and 14 & up.  The swimmer’s age as of June 1st will determine their division for the season.  Invitational meets will be held on Thursdays in May & June with a league Championship in late June.  The league will be comprised of teams from Charlotte Avenue YMCA, Fort Mill YMCA, Chester YMCA, and the Aquatics Center YMCA.  Most teams will host meets and travel to other sites to compete.  This league is designed for developing athletes.  *Swimmers who are over 13 years old holding a year round USA Swimming Card and having achieved a USA Swimming “A” Time may not participate.

Ages: 8 -  18

Summer Months- May 19-June 26, 2014

Start Time: 5:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Swim Meets: Thursday Evenings- 5:30 – 7:30 pm one at most of the Y sites

Cost: Y Members: $80     Non-Y Members: $100    

Children enrolled in our Afterschool and Summer Camp Programs will have a discounted rate of 50%. 

Registration Dates: April 5-May 19, 2014



Ages: 5-12

Build confidence, friendships and have a great time by participating in YMCA Cheerleading.  All ages of Youth Cheer (Small Fry, Pee Wee and Gra-Y Cheer) are now organized under the same umbrella, the UPYMCA.  Questions? Contact Tiffani Robinson, or 803-329-9622.  We are still in need of coaches and volunteers!  Additional uniform costs vary by cheer squad.

Registration Dates:
April 1-July31, 2014

Session Dates:
Monday-Thursday (varied)
July 2  – December 1

Cost   Y Members: $50    Non-Y Members: $75


Youth Strength Training

Youth Strength Training

Ages:  10-14

This program is designed to inform and assist our Y Family Youth ages 10-14.  A two hour orientation is given by a Personal Trainer and a strength program is designed to fit the youth’s physical needs.


One 2 hour orientation
Two days 1 hour orientation each day

$59 for Y Members only

2013-2014 After School Program

2013-2014 After School Program

After School is a safe, stimulating and fun environment for children to learn through participation. We incorporate the basic Christian Values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Caring in our activities. Our program is designed to enhance your child’s school day through activities such as homework support, field trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing.


After School features:

Download the After School Parent Handbook.

Days & Times: 
Monday through Friday After School: School dismissal until 6:00 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (6:15pm for Clover and York Branches)

Registration: Download the After School Registration Form/Brochure.  or inquire at the branch’s front desk to register. Nonmember YMCA participants are required to pay a $25 nonrefundable registration fee.

 Cost: View the Charlotte Avenue After School Price Sheet.
A deposit of one week’s payment is due upon registration. Contact the branch for payment details.



Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Download the Charlotte Ave. May-August swim lesson schedule.

Download the Charlotte Ave May-August Saturday swim lesson schedule.

Download the Charlotte Ave Private Swim Lesson Registration Form.


6 months – 3 years old

Level 1- Introduction to the water and preparation for the Learn-to-Swim courses.  No prerequisites, but must be at least 6 months old to enroll.  Parent or caregiver must accompany child into the water and participate in the class.
Cost per Level:  $45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

Aqua Tots
Ages: 2 years – 3 years

Aqua Tots is designed for children who might struggle with the transition between Parent/Child and Preschool classes. This class will be taught in a Preschool class atmosphere with the same skill objectives as Preschool classes, with the benefit of the student’s parent being in the water with the child. It is great for children who have never had a teacher/student opportunity, and those children who may not yet be ready for Preschool classes.
Cost:  $45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

3-5 years old

Level 1- Orients preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary level aquatic skills.
Level 2- Builds on the basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1.
Level 3- Increases proficiency and builds on the aquatic skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 by providing additional practice with increased distances and times.
Cost per Level:  $45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

6-12 years old

Learn-to-Swim Level 1- Develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around water.
Learn-to-Swim Level 2- Gives participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and recover to vertical.
Learn-to-Swim Level 3- Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additonal guided practice in deeper water.
Learn-to-Swim Level 4- Develops participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills.
Cost per Level:  $45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

Ages: 13 years & older

Adult lessons help those who have an acute fear of the water up to those that need advanced stroke development. The course is fun and low key, with the participant setting the pace of the course.
Cost per Level:  $45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

Private Lessons

One on one instruction at any swimming level from a qualified instructor.  Fast pace learning with significant skill improvement.
Cost:  1- 30 minute lesson: $25  Members | $30 Non-members
           4- 30 minute lesson:s $80 Members | $100 Non-members

Shark Swim Club

Ages: 5 years – 18 years
A club for swimmers that want a less competitive atmosphere and focuses on skills and endurance. This is a month to month program offered August through April.

Please Note: While classes fill quickly, we strive to meet the needs of all our participants. If a class is full, please put your name and phone number on our waiting list as we add classes each session based upon
need, pool space, and instructors availability. We will contact you if there is an opening. We will not contact you if there are not any openings.





Personal Training

Program goal is to evaluate, motivate and educate anyone who desires the extra edge personal training offers. If you are ready to see results, start personal training today! One on one fitness training with a national certified trainer. Register online or call branch for details.

Metabolic Makeover 1

Ages: 16 & up

12 weeks to a new you!  A certified MM1 personal trainer will guide you through two personal training sessions a week for 12 weeks.  The MM1/HIRT based program includes meeting, consultation, fitness assessment, a weekly health lecture, dietary journals and guidance.

Registration Dates:
February 3-May 12, 2014

Session Dates:
 February 24-May 21, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15pm
No class Spring Break Week

Members: $275|  Nonmembers: $325
A $125 deposit is due with registration.  No refunds after the first two sessions unless a doctor requires the client to stop.