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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!

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

 

 


American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguard

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Training will guild youth to the American Red Cross lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. They will learn techniques and build stamina during this program. THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE A CERTIFICATION IN Lifeguarding or CPR/First Aid, AT THE END OF THE COURSE.

This program will be offered on two different weeks this summer. Choose only one week to attend.

Ages:     11-14

Registration Dates:
June Session 1: Register by June 13, 2019
July Session 2: Register by July 11, 2019

Program Dates:
June Session 1: June 17-21, 2019
July Session 2: July 15-19, 2019

Time:
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cost:  $100 Members | $ 125 Non-Members


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 $50/ Non-Members $85
Saturday Lessons: Members $50/ Non-Members $85

Spring-Summer 2019 Swim Flyer – baxter
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:

Monday/Wednesday Classes
Spring I-March 4-March 27, 2019 (Registration closes February 28, 2019)
Spring II-April 1-May 1, 2019 (Registration closes March 28, 2019)
Spring III-May 6-June 6, 2019 (Registration closes May 2, 2019)
Summer I-June 10-July 10, 2019 (Registration closes June 6, 2019)
Summer II-August 5-August 28, 2019 (Registration closes August 1, 2019)

Saturday Classes
Spring weekend-March 9 -May 4, 2019 (Registration closes March 4, 2019)
Summer weekend I-May 11-July 13, 2019 (Registration closes May 6, 209)
Summer weekend II-July 20-September 14, 2019 (Registration July 15, 2019)

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday   Class A (Water Discovery)- 10:00-10:30 am
Monday and Wednesday   Class B (Water Exploration)-10:35-11:05 am
Saturday                         Class A (Water Discovery)-10:45-11:15 am
Saturday                         Class B- (Water Exploration)-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:
Monday-Thursday Classes
Summer AM I-June 10- June 20, 2019 (Registration closes June 6, 2019)
Summer AM II-July 8-July 18, 2019 (Registration closes July 4, 2019)
Summer AM III-July 22-August 1, 2019 (Registration closes July 18, 2019)

Monday/Wednesday Evening Classes
Spring I-March 4-March 27, 2019 (Registration closes February 28, 2019)
Spring II-April 1-May 1, 2019 (Registration closes March 28, 2019)
Spring III-May 6-June 6, 2019 (Registration closes May 2, 2019)
Summer I-June 10-July 10, 2019 (Registration closes June 6, 2019)
Summer II-August 5-August 28, 2019 (Registration closes August 1, 2019)

Tuesday/Thursday  Afternoon Classes
Spring 1-March 5-March 28, 2019 (Registration closes February 28, 2019)

Saturday Morning Classes
Spring weekend-March 9 -May 4, 2019 (Registration closes March 4, 2019)
Summer weekend I-May 11-July 13, 2019 (Registration closes May 6, 209)
Summer weekend II-July 20-September 14, 2019 (Registration July 15, 2019)

Session Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday Morning
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 Evening
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

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon
Stage 1-1:00-1:30 pm | Stage 2-1:00-1:30 pm

Saturday Morning
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:
Monday-Thursday  Morning Classes
Summer AM I-June 10- June 20, 2019 (Registration closes June 6, 2019)
Summer AM II-July 8-July 18, 2019 (Registration closes July 4, 2019)
Summer AM III-July 22-August 1, 2019 (Registration closes July 18, 2019)

Monday/Wednesday Evening Classes
Spring 1-March 4-March 27, 2019 (Registration closes February 28, 2019)
Spring II-April 1-May 1, 2019 (Registration closes March 28, 2019)
Spring III-May 6-June 6, 2019 (Registration closes May 2, 2019)
Summer I-June 10-July 10, 2019 (Registration closes June 6, 2019)
Summer II-August 5-August 28, 2019 (Registration closes August 1, 2019)

Saturday Morning Classes
Spring weekend-March 9 -May 4, 2019 (Registration closes March 4, 2019)
Summer weekend I-May 11-July 13, 2019 (Registration closes May 6, 209)
Summer weekend II-July 20-September 14, 2019 (Registration July 15, 2019)

Session Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday Morning
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 Evening
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 Morning
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

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:

Monday/Wednesday Classes
Spring 1-March 4-March 27, 2019 (Registration closes February 28, 2019)
Spring II-April 1-May 1, 2019 (Registration closes March 28, 2019)
Spring III-May 6-June 6, 2019 (Registration closes May 2, 2019)
Summer I-June 10-July 10, 2019 (Registration closes June 6, 2019)
Summer II-August 5-August 28, 2019 (Registration closes August 1, 2019)

Session Days and Times:
All Stages- Monday and Wednesday   7:20-8:00 pm             

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.

Click Here to Register for Adult
Click Here to Register for Youth Stage 1
Click Here to Register Youth Stage 2
Click Here to Register Youth Stage 3
Click Here to Register Preschool Stage 1
Click Here to Register Preschool Stage 2