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Reclaim Your Health

Diabetes Prevention

LiveStrong at the YMCA

Healthy Weight & Your Child

Chester County Branch YMCA


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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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Summer 2019 Swim Lessons. Learn basic front crawl, back float, pool rules and pool safety. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week) for 2 consecutive weeks.

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

Parent-Child | 6 months – 3 years old
Preschool | 3 years old – 5 years old
Youth | 6 years old – 12 years old
Adults | 13 years old and older

Registration Date:
May 27-August 15, 2019

Session Dates:
June 10-June 20, 2019
July 8-July 18, 2019
July 22-August 1, 2019
August 5-August 15, 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday   5:00-5:35 pm

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!