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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
» 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

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Personal Training

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 at the branch. You can also email Jennifer Dean, Group Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer, at

Personal Training Cost:
Individual Packages

(1) 30 Minute Sessions = $30

(1) 60 Minute Session = $50

(5) 60 Minute Sessions = $230

(10) 60 Minutes Sessions = $420

Group Training

Personal training, in a small group setting, with a nationally certified trainer. Our goal is to evaluate, motivate, and educate anyone who desires the extra edge personal training offers.

Cost *:
Group Packages – Per Person
30 Minute Sessions = $25
(1) 60 Minute Session = $40
(5) 60 Minute Sessions = $175
(10) 60 Minutes Sessions = $325

* Groups must have at least 5 members. Rates will adjust for any groups less than 5 participants. This program is available on an ongoing basis with registration beginning the 1st day of each month.

This program is available on an ongoing basis at the Charlotte Avenue Branch. Contact Jennifer Dean at 803-329-9622 ext. 245.

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YMCA Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides is a father/child program that provides opportunities for fathers and children to spend quality time together making memories. The program is designed to build strong lasting relationships by understanding companionship and a shared appreciation for the outdoors. Fall and spring trips are included. Click here for our brochure.

$109 per adult | $99 per child
All other events are optional and will require a separate registration.
Additional fees will include camping materials and food during camping trips. YMCA Camp Cherokee will provide meals during the Fall and Spring Longhouse events.


One on One Basketball Skills Development

One on One Basketball Skills Development

The Charlotte Avenue YMCA is offering a One on One Basketball Skill Development Course. The co-ed, skill sessions are designed to improve ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, agility/footwork and overall basketball technique in a one on one individualized setting.

The sessions are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and are one hour in length.

Session Dates:
March 19-May 31, 2018

(8) One on One sessions: $250
(8) partnered sessions (2 participants): $300

Basketball Skills Development

Basketball Skills Development

Join Bobby Isom in this fun and educational four week program. Participants will learn to improve ball handling skills, shooting, passing, defense, footwork and overall basketball knowledge within a group setting. This program is open to girls and boys. Space is limited.

Ages: 7-18

Session Dates:
April 10-May 3, 2018 (Registration closes April 13, 2018)

Sessions Time and Days:
Ages 7-11 from 6:00 – 7:10 pm
Ages 12-18 from 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday

$90 Member | $100 Non-member

Click Here to Register

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle Coach in a relaxed, classroom setting. In 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants will get the hands-on support they need from Lifestyle Coaches trained on a CDC-approved curriculum that is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

“…programs like YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.” – research from the National Institutes of Health

Program Details:
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:

For more information, please contact:
Halie Patterson
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730

YMCA membership is not required!


Race for Chase Triathlon Training Program

The CMAK Foundation has collaborated with the YMCA to sponsor the Race4Chase Kid’s Triathlon in memoriam of Chase Kowalski, the students, and educators of the Sandy Hook tragedy. This six week summer program aims to keep Chase’s energetic spirit alive by inspiring athleticism within children, ages 6 to 12, and providing them with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to develop a new love for the sport of triathlon. All athletes are instructed in swimming, biking, and running, and are also taught the fundamentals of good nutrition and flexibility. At the end of program, all of the athletes in each community compete in a short-course USAT-sanctioned youth triathlon race.

This will be an application process, you are not guaranteed a spot. Those chosen will be notified from May 1-May 5, 2018. If you are selected you must be willing to participate in the training and the race.

*All sites will hold a parent meeting on May 17, 2018.

Check out this video to see what it is all about:

Ages: 6 – 12

Training Dates: June 11 – July 28, 2018

Training Days and Times:
Monday – Friday time TBA
*No training the week of July 4, 2018.

Training Sites:

Charlotte Avenue YMCA
402 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Chester County YMCA
157 Columbia Street
Clover, SC 29706

CSD Community YMCA
5485 Charlotte Highway
Clover, SC 29710

Fort Mill YMCA
857 Promenade Walk
Fort Mill, SC 29708

YMCA Aquatics Center
325 Rawlinson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Race Day:
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Race Location:
CSD Community YMCA

T-Ball ,Slugger Ball and Coach Pitch

T-Ball ,Slugger Ball and Coach Pitch

T-Ball is our beginners baseball program designed to introduce the sport to boys and girls, 4 and 5 year olds. Game and practices will take place at Arcade Park, fields A and B, on Mondays.

Age: 4-5 year olds

Registration Dates:
March 9-April 13, 2018 (In Person)
*After April 5, 2018 there will be a late registration fee of $5.

Session Dates:
April 16-June 4, 2018

Session Day and Times:
Monday          5:30 pm
Monday          6:30 pm
*There will be 3 practices and then games will begin.

Y member $25 | Non -member $75

Slugger Ball is our combination league for boys and girls ages 5-6 year olds. It combines rules from T-Ball and coach pitch. Game and practices are on Wednesdays at Arcade Park, fields A and B. This is a developmental league designed to start preparing each participant for the next level which has live pitching.

Age: 5-6 year olds

Registration Dates:
March 9-April 13, 2018 (In Person)
*After April 5, 2018 there will be a late registration fee of $5.

Session Dates:
April 16-June 6, 2018

Session Day and Times:
Wednesday        5:30 pm
Wednesday        6:30 pm
*There will be 2 weeks of practice and then games will begin.

Y member $25 | Non -member $75

Coach Pitch is for boys and girls, 7-8 year old, who get pitched to by their coach and play a modified game of baseball. Practices are on Tuesdays followed by a game on Thursday. Both the practices and games will be held at Carrol Park.

Age: 7-8 year olds

Registration Dates:
March 9-April 13, 2018 (In Person)
*After April 5, 2018 there will be a late registration fee of $5.

Session Dates:
April 16-June 6, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Practice-Tuesday    5:30 pm
Tuesday    6:30 pm
Game-    Thursday  5:30 pm
Thursday  6:30 pm
Y member $25 | Non -member $75

Play, Grow, Thrive!  YMCA T-Ball leagues are coed leagues that emphasize teamwork and fair play.  Children learn the basics of throwing, hitting and catching the ball.  Y staff will facilitate the leagues while parents and volunteers coach/lead the teams.  The YMCA will provide bats, balls and catcher equipment and each player will receive a hat and jersey from the YMCA.  Parents will need to provide their child with a glove, athletic shoes (cleats are not required) and any additional equipment they deem appropriate.


Lifeguard Course

Ages: 15+

This is a 3 day course to certify lifeguards. Applicant must be able to swim a 300m, swim a 25m, and retrieve a 10lb. brick off the bottom of the pool and swim back with the brick.

Lifeguard Flyer 2018

$200 Member | $250 Non-members

Sessions Days and Times: 
Friday, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00-6:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00- 6:00 pm

Sessions and Dates:
Session 1- January 5-January 7, 2018
Session 2-February 9-February 11, 2018
Session 3-March 9-March 11, 2018
Session 4-April 6-April 8, 2018
Session 5-May 25-May 27, 2018
Session 6-June 8-June 10, 2018
Session 7-July 13-July 15, 2018
Session 8-August 3-August 5, 2018

Lifeguards will have the opportunity to keep their certifications current by attending a re-certification class.

Re-certification Sessions and Dates:
Session 1-January 6-January 7,  2018
Session 2-February 10-February 11, 2018
Session 3-March 10-March 11, 2018
Session 4-April 7-April 8, 2018
Session 5-May 26-May 27, 2018
Session 6-June 9-June 10, 2018
Session 7-July 14-July 15, 2018
Session 8-August 4-August 5, 2018 

Session Times:
Saturday   9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday     9:00 am-6:00 pm

$100 Member | $125 Non-members

Click Here to Register

Summer Swim League

Summer Swim League

Ages: 6-18

The YMCA is organizing a summer swim league for members and non-members this summer. Swimmers 18 and under are encouraged to participate. This league will focus on developing 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 & under, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13 & up. The swimmer’s age as of June 1 will determine their age division for the season. Invitational meets will be held in June with a league championship in late June. The league will be comprised on teams form the Charlotte Avenue YMCA and Fort Mill YMCA. Each team 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 are not eligible to participate.

Session Dates:
April 4-April 27, 2018 (Registration March 1-April 1, 2018)
May 2-May 25, 2018 (Registration March 1-May 1, 2018)
June 6-June 26, 2018 (Registration March 1-June 5, 2018)
July 6-July 27, 2018 (Registration March 1-July 5, 2018)
August 1-August 24, 2018 (Registration March 1-July 31, 2018)

Practice Days and Times:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 pm

Y Members $80 | Non-members $100