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Chester County Branch YMCA

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday– 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

157 Columbia Street
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: 803-581-9622
Fax: 803-385-3684
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Facility Information:

» Indoor Pool
» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Treadmills
» Recumbent Bikes
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
» Free Weights
» Group Fitness Classes
» Locker Rooms
» Free Childwatch
» Gymnasium
» Playground
» Family Game Room

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American Red Cross Life Guard Class

American Red Cross Life Guard Class

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training instructors will train and certify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguard programs. The program will include CPR/First Aid/AED and emergency oxygen. Certifications can be used to work at YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities.

Ages: 15 & up

Program Dates:
April 1-April 6, 2019
April 1-April 20, 2019
June 3-June 8, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday | 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $160 | Non-Member $180

 


Race for Chase Triathlon Training Program

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 youth triathlon race.

This will be an application process, you are not guaranteed a spot. Participants are selected based on their applications. All applications are due by April 30, 2019. The application process will begin January 1, 2019 and all participants will know if they are in the program no later than May 15, 2019. If you are selected you must be willing to participate in the training and race day Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the CSD Community YMCA.

Check out this video to see what it is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1y5PucfcO8

Ages: 6 – 12

Training Dates: June 10 – July 27, 2019

Training Times, Days and Location:
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am -12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 10-July 27, 2019-Fort Mill YMCA
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 10-July 27, 2019- Rock Hill Aquatic Center
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 10-July 27, 2019-Charlotte Avenue | Carolina Crossing
Boys and Girls Ages 6-12 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Monday-Friday June 10-July 27, 2019-Clover Community

*No training the week of July 4, 2019.

Training Sites:

Charlotte Avenue YMCA
402 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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 27, 2019, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Race Location:
CSD Community YMCA


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week).

Cost:
Weekday Lessons: Members $50/ Non-Members $70

Click here for our program overview.
What is the best swim lesson level for my child?

Parent-Child
6 months – 3 years old
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Registration Date:
March 6-May 6, 2019

Session Dates:
Spring Session – April 1 – April 24, 2019
Summer Session – May 6 – May 29, 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monday & Wednesday   5:00-5:35 pm

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $70

Preschool
3-5 years old
In this swim basics program, preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab. Through multiple sessions, children may progress to water movement, water stamina and stroke introduction.

Registration Date:
March 6-May 6, 2019

Session Dates:
Spring Session – April 1- April 24, 2019
Summer Sessions- May 6 – May 29, 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monday & Wednesday   5:00-5:35 pm (Stages 1-4)

Cost:
Y Member $50| Non-member $70

Youth
6-12 years old
In this program, children may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics. The YMCA aquatics director can help determine the appropriate level. For more information about the various levels, click on the program overview link above.

Registration Date:
March 6-May 6, 2019

Session Dates:
Spring Session – April 1- April 24, 2019
Summer Sessions- May 6 – May 29, 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monday & Wednesday   5:00-5:35 pm (Stages 1-4)

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $70

Adult
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. Participants may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics.

Registration Date:
March 6-May 6, 2019

Session Dates:
Spring Session – April 1- April 24, 2019
Summer Sessions- May 6 – May 29, 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monday & Wednesday   5:00-5:35 pm

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $70

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

Click Here to Register 
Click Here to Register for Parent Tot

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
803-324-9622
haliepatterson@upymca.org

YMCA membership is not required!

 


T-Ball

T-Ball

Ages: 4-7

Participants will be taught the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting off a tee stand and running the bases. There will be an emphasis on good sportsmanship and player respect. The teams will practice once a week and play a game once a week.

Registration Dates:
March 16-April 15, 2018

Season:
April 22-May 20, 2018

Game Day and Time:
Mondays         6:00 pm

Location:
All games and practices will be at the Chester YMCA ball fields.

Cost:
Y Member $25 | Non-Member $35

Click Here to Register