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CSD Aquatics Center

Outdoor Pool Hours:
Monday-Friday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, 1:00 – 5:30 pm


Lifeguard Certification Training Course

Lifeguard Certification Training Course

This weekend course instructs participants in both lifeguarding and CPR for the professional rescuer. Successful completion of this course will gain participants certification by the American Red Cross.

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Ages: 15 and up

Session Dates:
Session 1: January 19-21, 2018
Session 2: February 16-18, 2018
Session 3: March 16-18, 2018
Session 4: April 20-22, 2018
Session 5: May 18-20, 2018
Session 6: June 1-3, 2018
Session 7: July 20-22, 2018
Session 8: August 17-19, 2018

Session Times:
Friday- 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday- 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday- 9:00am – 6:00pm

Cost per session:
Members $200* | Nonmembers $250*

*$50 is non-refundable regardless of completion of course

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Lifeguard Re-Certification Training Course

This weekend course instructs and re-certifies participants in both lifeguarding and CPR for the professional rescuer. Successful completion of this course will gain participants certification by the American Red Cross.

Ages: 15 and up

Session Dates:
Session 1: January 20-21, 2018
Session 2: February 17-18, 2018
Session 3: March 17-18, 2018
Session 4: April 21-22, 2018
Session 5: May 19-20, 2018
Session 6: June 2-3, 2018
Session 7: July 21-22, 2018
Session 8: August 18-19, 2018

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

Cost per session:
Members $100 | Nonmembers $125

*$50 is non-refundable regardless of completion of course

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Swim Lessons

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

Click here for the Spring Swim Lessons Schedule
Click here for the Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

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 Dates:
Spring Session 3-February 1-May 6, 2018
Summer Session 1-May 1-June 3, 2018
Summer Session 2-May 1-July 8, 2018
Summer Session 3-May 1-August 5, 2018

Session Dates, Days and Times:
Spring Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday | May 8, 10, 15, 17                                       10:00-10:30 am
Summer Session 1-Tuesday and Thursday | June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26                        6:30-7:00 pm
Summer Session 2-Tuesday and Thursday | July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31  & August 5    6:30-7:00 pm
Summer Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday | August 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, 28, & 30                  6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Spring Session 3- Y Member $30 | Non-member $45
Summer Session 1, 2, 3-Y Member $45 | Non-members $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.

Morning Registration Dates:
Morning Session 1-May 1-May 31, 2018
Morning Session 2-May 1-June 14, 2018
Morning Session 3-May 1-July 5, 2018
Morning Session 4-May 1-July 2, 2018
June Saturday Session-May 1-June 6, 2018
July Saturday Session-May 1-July 4, 2018
August Saturday Session-May 1-August 1, 2018

Morning Session Days and Dates:
Morning Session 1-Tuesday and Thursday, June 4-June 14, 2018
Morning Session 2-Tuesday and Thursday, June 18-June 28, 2018
Morning Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, July 9-July 19, 2018
Morning Session 4-Tuesday and Thursday, July 23-August 2, 2018
June Saturday Session-Saturday, June 9-June 30, 2018
July Saturday Session-Saturday, July 7-July 28, 2018
August Saturday Session-Saturday, August 4-August 25, 2018

Morning Times:
Weekdays
Stage 1-8:55-9:25 am | Stage 2-9:30-10:00 am | Stage 3-10:05-10:35 am | Stage 4-10:40-11:10 am
Saturday
Stage 1-10:00-10:30 am | Stage 2-10:35-11:05 | Stage 3-11:10-11:40 am | Stage 4 11:45-12:15 am

Evening Registration Dates:
Spring Session 3-February 1-May 6, 2018
Evening Session 1-May 1-June 3, 2018
Evening  Session 2-May 1-July 8, 2018
Evening Session 3-May 1-August 5, 2018

Evening Session Days:
Spring Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, May 8-May 31, 2018
Evening Session 1-Tuesday and Thursday, June 5-June 28, 2018
Evening Session 2-Tuesday and Thursday, July 10-August 2, 2018
Evening Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, August 7-August 30, 2018

Evening Session Times:
Stage 1-5:10-5:40 pm | 5:50-6:20 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 2-5:10-5:40 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 3-4:30-5:00 pm
Stage 4-4:30-5:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 |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.

Morning Registration Dates:
Morning Session 1-May 1-May 31, 2018
Morning Session 2-May 1-June 14, 2018
Morning Session 3-May 1-July 5, 2018
Morning Session 4-May 1-July 2, 2018
June Saturday Session-May 1-June 6, 2018
July Saturday Session- May 1-July 4, 2018
August Saturday Session-May 1-August 1, 2018

Morning Session Days and Dates:
Morning Session 1-Tuesday and Thursday, June 4-June 14, 2018
Morning Session 2-Tuesday and Thursday, June 18-June 28, 2018
Morning Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, July 9-July 19, 2018
Morning Session 4-Tuesday and Thursday, July 23-August 2, 2018
June Saturday Session-Saturday, June 9-June 30, 2018
July Saturday Session-Saturday, July 7-July 28, 2018
August Saturday Session-Saturday, August 4-August 25, 2018

Morning Times:
Weekdays
Stage 1-8:55-9:25 am | Stage 2-9:30-10:00 am | Stage 3-10:05-10:35 am | Stage 4-10:40-11:10 am
Saturdays
Stage 1-10:00-10:30 am | Stage 2-10:35-11:05 | Stage 3-11:10-11:40 am | Stage 4 11:45-12:15 am

Evening Registration Dates:
Spring Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, May 8-May 31, 2018
Evening Session 1-Tuesday and Thursday, May 1-June 3, 2018
Evening Session 2-Tuesday and Thursday, May 1-July 8, 2018
Evening Session 3-May 1-August 5, 2018

Evening Session Days:
Spring Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, May 8-May 31, 2018
Evening Session 1-Tuesday and Thursday, June 5-June 28, 2018
Evening Session 2-Tuesday and Thursday, July 10-August 2, 2018
Evening Session 3-Tuesday and Thursday, August 7-August 30, 2018

Evening Session Times:
Stage 1-4:30-5:00 pm | 5:50-6:20 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 2-4:30-5:00 pm | 5:50-6:20 pm
Stage 3-5:10-5:40 pm
Stage 4-5:10-5:40 pm

Cost:
Y Member $ 45 | 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 Dates:
Spring Session 3-February 1-May 6, 2018
Summer Session 1-May 1-June 3, 2018
Summer Session 2-May 1-July 8, 2018
Summer Session 3-May 1-August 5, 2018

Session Days and Time:
Tuesday and Thursday   5:50-6:20 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $70

Please note: Please register early as swim lessons fill-up quickly! Please check the Charlotte Avenue YMCA Branch, Fort Mill YMCA Branch, or Rock Hill Aquatics Center Branch for swim lesson availability if the CSD Community YMCA is full.

Click here to register for Preschool and Youth classes
Click here to register for Parent-Child classes
Click here to register for Adult classes

Masters Swim at CSD Community YMCA

Masters Swim is a swim program for those 18 years of age or older looking for fun, fitness, and friendship.  This program is open to swimmers of all abilities. Whether you’re a lap swimmer looking to join a group workout, an open water swimmer looking for year round training or a triathlon swimmer training for a triathlon this program can improve your stroke technique. Participants will be challenged to become a stronger and physically fit swimmer.

Ages: 18 & Up

Spring Season:
June, July

Session Date and Time: 
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost:
Members $50 | Nonmembers $100

*Registration ends July 31st

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