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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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Cheerleading

Ages: 4-12

Participants will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading in a Christ centered environment with a safe, low key approach to competition. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be the focus, insuring each participant will have the potential for personal growth. Participants will cheer for flag football and basketball.

Registration Dates:
June 10-December 1, 2014

Season Dates:
August 25, 2014-February 22, 2015

Times:
Rookie Division (ages 4-6)
Monday-Friday, 6:00pm
Chester YMCA fields, practice two days per week and cheering at one game per week

Veterans (ages 6-9)
Monday-Friday, 6:00pm
Chester YMCA fields, practice two days per week and cheering at one game per week

Pro Bowl Division (ages 10-12)
Monday-Friday, 6:00pm
Chester YMCA fields, practice two days per week and cheering at one game per week

Cost: FREE + $50 Uniform Fee for Y Members | $40 + $50 Uniform Fee for Nonmembers


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons teach basic swim techniques in crawl, floating, back stroke, pool safety and regulations. We have monthly sessions; the next session begins February 2, 2015.

Preschool
4-6 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.

Session Dates and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost per Level per month:  $45 Members | $60 Non-members

Youth
7 -16 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.

Session Dates and Times:
Mondays and Wednesdays
4:30 pm-5:00 pm

Cost per Level per month:  $45 Members | $ 60 Non-members

Parent-Tot
6 months – 3 years old

Session Dates & Times:
Monday and Wednesday, 3:30-4:00 pm

Adult
17 years old and up

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.

Session Dates and Times:
Monday and Wednesday 5:00-5:30 pm

Cost per Level per month:  $45 Members | $60 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

Group Lessons
All classes are offered!

Participate with siblings or friends and receive intense hands on instruction from a qualified instructor.  Minimum of 2 participants.

Cost: $15 per Member | $25 per Non-member


Swim Team

Ages: 4 – 18

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to develop swimmers on all four swim strokes for competition and to attend swim meets monthly.

Season Dates:
September 2014-February 2015
Practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  3:45-5:30pm

Cost:
$35 per month


Spring T-Ball

Ages: 3-7

Participants will be taught the fundamentals of baseball in a safe, low-key approach to competition, Christ centered environment. Team work and sportsmanship will be the focus, insuring each participant will have the potential for personal growth.

Registration Dates:
March 2 – March 30, 2015

Session Dates and Times:
March 30 – May 25, 2015
6:00-7:00pm on Mondays

Location:
Chester YMCA Fields

Cost:
Y Members | $15
Non-Members | $55