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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

Strong Start Strong Finish Kids Triathlon

Strong Start Strong Finish Kids Triathlon

The 2nd annual Kids triathlon presented by the Fort Mill YMCA and the Baxter Barracudas Swim Team will benefit the community.  This event is a fundraising partnership to help raise money for kid sponsored programs at the local Fort Mill YMCA and the Baxter Community Swim Team.

Athletes will be racing in age group categories with distances designed appropriately for their age.

Swimming unassisted is required upon registration.  Kick boards and flotation devices provided by the YMCA are permitted.  Participants must provide their own bike.  Training wheels are welcome.

Changes this year will include a revised bike course, a sprint heat for competitive athletes and a family heat (parents are welcome to register).  Water temperature in the pool will follow USA Swimming guidelines.

AGES: 4-100

DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm

PRICE: $25 per participant before May 1, 2015 and $35 after May 1, 2015.

REGISTRATION BEGINS: February 24, 2015

NOTE* Swimming unassisted is required upon registration. Kick boards and flotation devices provided by the YMCA are permitted. Participants must provide their own bike. Trainng wheels are welcome. Helmets are required.

For more information, please contact Christine Johnson at swimmer.johnson@gmail.com

Register online at: http://go-greenevents.com/BAXkidsTri


Train Like a Warrior

A four week program designed to get participants prepared to compete in the Warrior Dash Obstacle Race on June 6, 2015. This class will train you to jump high, run trails, climb walls, crawl in the mud and have a fun and amazing time with friends!

Ages: 14-65

Session Days and Times:
Once a week session | Tuesdays,  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Twice a week sessions | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Cost:
Once a week session | $50 a month for Y-members, $70 a month for non-members
Twice a week sessions | $100 a month for Y-members, $140 for non-members

Date: May 12 –  June 4, 2015

 


Bricks 4 Kidz: Galactic Adventures

What out of this world creation will you design and build – using our Technic Bricks, Gears, Motors and more?. Our Galactic Adventures Camp is packed full of Bricks 4 Kidz’ space related models that will make your young Adventurer’s imagination blast off!  Each day, campers learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program (including centrifuges, rockets, shuttles, motorized lunar rovers, satellites and robots to name a few).   Lots of fun-filled activities to keep your loved one active too.

*Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 6 – 12

Program Dates:  June 8 – 12, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9 am – 12 noon

Cost:  $185 Y Member / $195 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch

 


Triathlon Training Program

This 10 week triathlon training program will prepare and train the beginner to intermediate triathlete to complete a triathlon sprint. The training will include: running clinics, swim clinics (open water & pool), bike, and transition clinics. Our goal is to complete the Tri Latta Triathlon on June 13, 2015.

Ages:
16-100

Session Days and Time:
Monday and Wednesday, 6 – 7 pm

Session Dates:
 April 6 – June 13, 2015

Price:
Members $89 | Non-Members $109

 


Bricks 4 Kidz: Stop Motion Animation/Movie Making

Light, cameras, LEGO® action! Use LEGO bricks to tell your story, complete with music, special effects and LEGO mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, builders will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. Camp Video, T-shirt and prizes included.

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 8-13

Program Dates:  June 15-19, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9am-noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member/ $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Bricks 4 Kidz: Minecraft I

Experience the world of Minecraft® using LEGO® Bricks in this fun and challenging camp!  In the popular Minecraft game, a player takes on an avatar to use resources to explore and build and craft items.  Bricks 4 Kidz takes it to a whole-new level by adding motorized models, mosaics and more!  Daily Challenges on the full version of the game and crafting lots of cool creations.  Campers will build and take home a daily project!  

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 8 – 13

Program Dates:  July 6 – 10, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F, 9 am – 12 noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member/ $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Bricks 4 Kidz: Comic Creator Camp

Bricks, Camera….Comic!  Explore and learn the art form of comic book design as you create your own comic book characters and develop story lines filled with pictures of actual sets you design and build with LEGO bricks!  After creating scenes, you will take pictures, upload them to a software program and make your own one-of-a-kind comic book.   Along with honing your story telling skills we’re going to take your imagination to the next level.  By the end of our camp, you’re going to get to keep a digital comic book that you’ve created!

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Ages: 8-13

Program Dates:  July 20 – 24, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9am-noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member / $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Bricks 4 Kidz: Minecraft II

If your child attended Session I of our awesome Minecraft camp, he/she will love having even extra game challenges and crafting new models, mosaics and more  from the Mine Craft world!  Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs from the game to life with LEGO bricks. 

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

 

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 8 – 13

Program Dates:  July 27 – 31, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9 am – 12 noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member/ $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Girls in Motion

This is a 5-week program designed to instruct young ladies in basic effective weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Each week we will focus on discussing issues aimed at helping girls to express themselves in positive ways, and they will gain self-confidence in the process.

Ages:
10-13

Session Days and Time:
Tuesdays, 4:30  – 5:30 pm | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Session Dates:
April 21 – May 19, 2015

Price:
Members $50 | Non-Members $70

 


Athletic Training Zone

Athletic Training Zone

Ages:18-100

The Fort Mill YMCA Athletic Training Zone is open! Shake-up your routine with the workout of the day. Members have access to the ATZ after an orientation. Orientations are ongoing. Contact the Fort Mill YMCA to register.

Hours:

Mon-Fri: 5:15am to 1:00pm  &  5:00-8:00pm

Sat:   8:00am-12:00pm

Sun:  1:00pm-5:00pm

 

Orientation Cost:

$25 for members

$50 for non-members

*Orientations are by appointment only and require a 24 hour notice.

*Participants must complete an orientation prior to using the ATZ