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Fort Mill Branch YMCA

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

857 Promenade Walk
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: 803-548-8020
Fax: 803-548-8892
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Facility Information:

» Heated indoor swimming pool
» Outdoor water park
» Magnum weight equipment
» Free weights
» Exercise bikes
» Treadmills
» Stair climbers
» Elliptical cross trainers
» Gymnasium
» Aerobics
» Yoga and Pilates Studio
» Racquetball courts
» Locker rooms
» Free Childwatch
» The Zone – Recreation room for the young and young at heart!

Recent News

Indoor Pool Closed

November 30, 2017

The Fort Mill YMCA indoor pool is closed due to an electrical issue. All weekday swim lessons and stroke clinics for this week have been cancelled. Instructors will have make-up lesson information next week. Saturday lessons will proceed as usual.

We will post an update on repairs and the reopening date as soon as we have more information. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please contact our Aquatics department for more information.


Robert Hope Family Camp Weekend

Join us for a glimpse into summer camp. Enjoy activities and re-connecting at the beautiful YMCA Camp Cherokee. Families, couples, singles, supporters, and newcomers are welcome. Enjoy the summer together and become one with nature!

Click here for a family camp flyer.

 


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 Chambers
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-324-9622
haliechambers@upymca.org

YMCA membership is not required!

 


After School

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality After School care possible. We are excited about the unique programming opportunities provided by our After School program. We incorporate the basic Christian values of honesty, responsibility, respect and caring in our activities. Our program is designed to enhance your child’s school day through activities such as homework support, field trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing.

We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, including the following:

Healthy Spirit -We offer daily devotion time, and a group discussion time, where youth have the opportunity to reflect on their day, talk about issues and concerns impacting their lives. Youth also develop a stronger understanding of the core YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.

Healthy Mind -We know how important homework time is. We provide a structured study room where youth have 30-45 minutes of homework time. Staff are on hand to support youth as they work on their assigments.

Healthy Body – In an effort to promote healthy living, the YMCA provides at least 30 minutes of daily fitness time. Activities may include:kickball game, team sports, relay races, group games, or yoga.

Transportation from school to the Fort Mill Branch YMCA is provided for your child for the following schools:

Pick up: Our After School Program is currently full-Please call the Fort Mill Branch to be added to our wait-list.

Orchard Park Elementary

Pleasant Knoll Elementary

Gold Hill Elementary -New for the 2016/2017 school year
*minimum of 5 children for each location

A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 3-4 weeks for processing prior to the first day of enrollment.  After School Financial Assistance is applied during the After School/Summer Day Camp cycle beginning in August and ending the following August.

Program Location: Fort Mill YMCA

Program Dates: Each YMCA After School Program follows the schedule of their local School District when scheduling child care days, teacher holidays, inclement weather days, in service days and other holidays.

Program Hours:
School Dismissal until 6:00 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
(Open teacher work days and school holidays)

The Program is closed:

Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Day After Christmas, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day.

Grades K-5

After School Program Weekly Rate: $68
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for the flyer.


Stroke Clinic

Ages: 5-13

This class will help with year round swimming, high-school swimming or any type of sport that requires swimming. Participants will increase efficiency of their stroke. This class is not swim lessons. Class times are dependent on level:
Level 1: 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Level 2: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Level 3: 5:45 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $65 Y Members | $85 Non-members

Winter Stroke Clinic Flyer

Session Dates:

Session 1:  January 10th – February 2nd

Session 2:  February 7th – March 2nd

Session 3:  March 7th – March 30th

Session 4: April 4th – May 4th (No practice on 4/11 & 4/13 due to Spring Break)

Prerequisites:

Level 1: Must be capable of swimming 25 yards (1 pool length) on front and back independently

Level 2: Must be capable of Level 1 skills, and have basic knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly

Level 3: Must be capable of Level 2 skills, and have good form in competitive strokes. This class will fine-tune strokes and build endurance.

 

 


Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow

Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow

What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

What if you could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource:  time?  More time with family and friends, to help create a world with more memories, more celebrations … and more birthdays.

This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Join the movement for less cancer and more birthdays.  Volunteer for CPS-3.

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October 22, 3-6:30 PM
York YMCA, 117 Carolina Crossing Drive

October 23, 3-6:30 PM
Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk

October 24, 11AM – 1:30 PM
Rock Hill YMCA, 402 Charlotte Avenue

Who can join the study?

The study is open to anyone in the United States and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home every 2-3 years for the next 20-30 years, is between 30 and 65 years old, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).

How can you participate?

The enrollment process involves two steps.  One step takes place at a local enrollment event, where you will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit – 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.

The other step takes place at home, where you will complete a more detailed survey. This survey will ask information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health.

Periodically, you will receive a survey at home to update that information.

To set up an appointment to participate in this study, visit:

www.cps3yorksc.org or call toll free 1-888-604-5888

 


Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides is a father/child program that provides opportunities for fathers and children to spend quality time together making memories. It is a program designed to build strong, lasting relationships by fostering understanding , companionship and a shared appreciation for outdoors.

Program Dates:
There is a tentative schedule, as Adventure Guides will meet about 5 – 6 times per year at various locations.

Registration Dates:
October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017

Cost:
$175 for Y Members and Non-members
Additional fees will be included during the bigger camping trips. This fee is intended as a sign-up fee and covering costs for smaller events. Click here to register.