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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

Indoor Pool schedule June 2019.doc

Outdoor Pool Hours
June 1, 2019 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
June 2, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
June 8, 2019 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
June 9, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
June 10, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Monday – Saturday  |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday  |  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June 2019 Outdoor pool schedule .doc


Mini Session SWIM

Registration Dates:

July 15 – November 11, 2019

Program Dates and Times:

Saturdays: 8 lessons total

Fall Weekend 1: 11/16/2019 – 12/21/2019

Youth

Preschool Parent/Child

Stage 1: 9pm-9:30pm

Stage 2: 9:35pm-10:05pm

Stage 3: 10:10pm-10:40pm

Stage 4: 10:45pm-11:15pm

Stage 1: 9pm-9:30pm

Stage 2: 9:35pm-10:05pm

Stage 3: 10:10pm-10:40pm

Stage 4: 10:45pm-11:15pm

Stage 1: 10:45am-11:15am

Stage 2: 11:20am-11:50am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT


Youth Swim Lessons

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.

Ages: 5 – 12 years old

Registration Dates:

July 15 – November 7, 2019

Program Dates and Times:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 4 Weeks – 8 Lessons total

Fall 1: 9/9/2019 – 10/2/2019 | Fall 2: 10/7/2019 – 10/30/2019 | Fall 3: 11/11/2019 – 12/11/2019

Saturdays: 8 lessons total

Fall Weekend 1: 9/21/2019 – 11/9/2019

Monday/Wednesday  Saturday 

Stage 1: 5pm-5:30pm

Stage 2: 5:35pm-6:05pm

Stage 3: 6:10pm-6:40pm

Stage 4: 6:45pm-7:15pm

Stage 1: 9pm-9:30pm

Stage 2: 9:35pm-10:05pm

Stage 3: 10:10pm-10:40pm

Stage 4: 10:45pm-11:15pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT


Preschool Swim Lessons

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.

Ages: 3 – 5 years old

Registration Dates:

July 15 – November 7, 2019

Program Dates and Times:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 4 Weeks – 8 Lessons total

Fall 1: 9/9/2019 – 10/2/2019 | Fall 2: 10/7/2019 – 10/30/2019 | Fall 3: 11/11/2019 – 12/11/2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 Weeks – 8 Lessons total

Summer 2: 8/6 – 8/29/2019

Fall 1: 9/10/2019 – 10/3/2019 | Fall 2: 10/8/2019 – 10/31/2019 | Fall 3: 11/5/2019 – 12/5/2019

Saturdays: 8 lessons total

Fall Weekend 1: 9/21/2019 – 11/9/2019

Monday/Wednesday 

Tuesday/Thursday Saturday 

Stage 1: 5pm-5:30pm

Stage 2: 5:35pm-6:05pm

Stage 3: 6:10pm-6:40pm

Stage 4: 6:45pm-7:15pm

Stage 1: 1pm-1:30pm

Stage 2: 1:35pm-2:05pm

Stage 1: 9pm-9:30pm

Stage 2: 9:35pm-10:05pm

Stage 3: 10:10pm-10:40pm

Stage 4: 10:45pm-11:15pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT


Parent/Child Swim Lessons

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.

Ages: 6 months – 3 years old

Registration Dates:

July 15 – November 7, 2019

Program Dates and Times:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 4 Weeks – 8 Lessons total

Fall 1: 9/9/2019 – 10/2/2019 | Fall 2: 10/7/2019 – 10/30/2019 | Fall 3: 11/11/2019 – 12/11/2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4 Weeks – 8 Lessons total

Summer 2: 8/6 – 8/29/2019

Fall 1: 9/10/2019 – 10/3/2019 | Fall 2: 10/8/2019 – 10/31/2019 | Fall 3: 11/5/2019 – 12/5/2019

Saturdays: 8 lessons total

Fall Weekend 1: 9/21/2019 – 11/9/2019

Monday/Wednesday 

Tuesday/Thursday Saturday 

A: 10:00am-10:30am

B: 10:35am-11:05am

A: 10:30am-11:00am

B: 11:05am-11:35am

A: 10:45am-11:15am

B: 11:20am-11:50am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT


2019 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

2019 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training instructors will train and certify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguard programs. The program will include CPR/First Aid/AED and emergency oxygen. Certifications can be used to work at YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities.

Ages:
15 & up (Coed)

Dates:
August Session 6: August 9 – August 11, 2019 | Register by August 5, 2019
September Session 7: September 20 – September 22, 2019 | Register by September 16, 2019
October Session 8: October 18 – October 20, 2019 Register by October 14, 2019
November Session 9: November 15 – November 17, 2019 | Register by November 11, 2019

Cost:  $200 Members | $250 Non-Members

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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 $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

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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

 


Adult Swim Lessons

Adult swim lessons are for non-swimmers to teach the fundamentals of swimming. This class will provide the skills to allow participants to become comfortable in the water, feel safe, and enjoy the pool. 

Ages: 13 & up

Registration:  July 15, 2019 – November 7, 2019

Program Dates:

Fall 1: September 9 – October 2, 2019 | Fall 2: October 7 – October 30, 2019 | Fall 3: November 11 – December 11, 2019

Class Time: 7:20pm – 8:00pm

Cost:  $35 Members | $45 Non-Members