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At Camp Cherokee, kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories. Join the fun!

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Fort Mill YMCA at Baxter Aquatics

The Fort Mill Branch YMCA features an indoor heated pool and an outdoor water park designed for summer fun for the entire family!

Outdoor Pool Hours:
Opens May 28, 2018
Monday-Saturday- 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm
Indoor Pool Hours:
Monday-Friday- 5:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday- 7:30 am- 5:30 pm
Sunday-1:00 pm-5:30 pm

 

July 2018 Indoor Pool schedule

July 2018 Outdoor pool schedule


Lifeguarding Certification Course

Lifeguarding Certification Course

Ages: 15 and up

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training:  Instructors will train and certify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguard programs which include CPR/First Aid/AED and Emergency Oxygen. Certifications can be used to work at the YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities.

Lifeguard Flyer 2018

2018 Sessions Dates and Times:
January 26 (5:00pm-9:00pm) 27 and 28 (9:00am-5:00pm)
February 23 (5:00-9:00 pm), 24 and 25 (9:00am-5:00pm)
March 23 (5:00-9:00 pm), 24 and 25 (9:00am-5:00pm)
April 27 (5:00-9:00 pm), 28 and 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
May 11 (5:00-9:00 pm), 12 and 13 (9:00am-5:00pm)

Cost per Session:
$200 Y Members | $250 Nonmembers

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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week). We also offer a Saturday morning session which includes 8 lessons over  8 weeks.

Cost:
Weekday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $70
Saturday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $70

2018 Summer flyer
Click here for our program overview.
What is the best swim lesson level for my child?
2018 Swim Lesson FAQs

Private Lesson Request Form

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.

Session Dates:
Summer 2-July 16-August 8, 2018 (Registration closes July 13, 2018)
Summer 3-August 20-September 19, 2018 (Registration closes August 17, 2018)
Summer Weekend 1-May 5-June 30, 2018 (Registration closes May 1, 2018)
Summer Weekend 2-July 7-August 25, 2018 (Registration closes July 2, 2018)
Fall 1-September 1-October 17, 2018 (Registration closes September 21, 2018)
Fall 2-October 22-November 14, 2018 (Registration closes October 19, 2018)
Fall 3-November 26-December 19, 2018 (Registration closes November 23, 2018)
Saturday Mornings-September 8-October 27, 2018 (Registration closes September 5, 2018)
Saturday Mornings (Mini-Session)-November 3-December 15, 2018 (Registration closes October 31,2018)

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday   Class A- 10:00-10:30 am
Monday and Wednesday   Class B-10:35-11:05 am
Saturday                         Class A-10:45-11:15 am
Saturday                         Class B-11:20-11:50 am

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.

Session Dates:
Summer 1-June 11-July 11, 2018 (Registration closes June 8, 2018)
Summer 2-July 16-August 8, 2018 (Registration closes July 13, 2018)
Summer 3-August 20-September 19, 2018 (Registration closes August 17, 2018)
Summer Weekend 1-May 5-June 30, 2018 (Registration closes May 1, 2018)
Summer Weekend 2-July 7-August 25, 2018 (Registration closes July 2, 2018)
Summer AM 1-June 4-June 14, 2018 (Registration closes June 1, 2018)
Summer AM 2-June 18-June 28, 2018 (Registration closes June 15, 2018)
Summer AM 3-July 9-July 19, 2018 (Registration closes July 6, 2018)
Summer AM 4-July 23-August 4, 2018 (Registration closes July 20, 2018)

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday 
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | Stage 2-5:35-6:05 pm | Stage 3-6:10-6:40 pm | Stage 4-6:45-7:15  pm
Saturday
Stage 1-9:00-9:30 am | Stage 2-9:35-10:05 am | Stage 3-10:10-10:40 | Stage 4-10:45-11:15 am
Monday-Thursday ( Summer AM Classes |2 weeks | 8 lessons)
Stage 1-9:00-9:30 am | Stage 2- 9:35-10:05 am | Stage 3-10:10-10:40 am | Stage 4 10:45-11:15 am

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.

Session Dates:
Summer 2-July 16-August 8, 2018 (Registration closes July 13, 2018)
Summer 3-August 20-September 19, 2018 (Registration closes August 17, 2018)
Summer Weekend 1-May 5-June 30, 2018 (Registration closes May 1, 2018)
Summer Weekend 2-July 7-August 25, 2018 (Registration closes July 2, 2018)
Summer AM 1-June 4-June 14, 2018 (Registration closes June 1, 2018)
Summer AM 2-June 18-June 28, 2018 (Registration closes June 15, 2018)
Summer AM 3-July 9-July 19, 2018 (Registration closes July 6, 2018)
Summer AM 4-July 23-August 4, 2018 (Registration closes July 20, 2018)
Fall 1-September 1-October 17, 2018 (Registration closes September 21, 2018)
Fall 2-October 22-November 14, 2018 (Registration closes October 19, 2018)
Fall 3-November 26-December 19, 2018 (Registration closes November 23, 2018)
Saturday Mornings-September 8-October 27, 2018 (Registration closes September 5, 2018)
Saturday Mornings (Mini-Session)-November 3-December 15, 2018 (Registration closes October 31, 2018)

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | Stage 2-5:35-6:05 pm | Stage 3-6:10-6:40 pm | Stage 4-6:45-7:15  pm
Saturday
Stage 1-9:00-9:30 am | Stage 2-9:35-10:05 am | Stage 3-10:10-10:40 | Stage 4-10:45-11:15 am
Monday-Thursday ( Summer AM Classes |2 weeks | 8 lessons)
Stage 1-9:00-9:30 am | Stage 2- 9:35-10:05 am | Stage 3-10:10-10:40 am | Stage 4 10:45-11:15 am
Monday and Wednesday (Fall Classes)
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | Stage 2-5:35-6:05 pm | Stage 3-6:10-6:40 pm | Stage 4-6:45-7:15  pm

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.

Session Dates:
Spring 3-May 7-June 6, 2018 (Registration closes May 4, 2018)
Summer 1-June 11-July 11, 2018 (Registration closes June 8, 2018)
Summer 2-July 16-August 8, 2018 (Registration closes July 13, 2018)
Summer 3-August 20-September 19, 2018 (Registration closes August 17, 2018)
Summer Weekend 1-May 5-June 30, 2018 (Registration closes May 1, 2018)
Fall 1-September 1-October 17, 2018 (Registration closes September 21, 2018)
Fall 2-October 22-November 14, 2018 (Registration closes October 19, 2018)
Fall 3-November 26-December 19, 2018 (Registration closes November 23, 2018)

Session Days and Times:
All Stages- Monday and Wednesday   7:20-8:00 pm
All Stages-Saturday  11:20-12:00 pm
All Stages- Monday and Wednesday   7:20-8:00 pm (Fall Schedule)            

Please Note: While classes fill quickly, we strive to meet the needs of all our participants. If a class is full, please put your name and phone number on our waiting list, as we add classes each session based upon need, pool space, and instructor availability. We will contact you if there is an opening. Also, lessons may be available at our other branches: Rock Hill YMCA Aquatics Center, YMCA at Carolina Crossing, CSD Community YMCA and the Charlotte Avenue YMCA.

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