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Fort Mill Branch YMCA


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

Outdoor Water Park Hours

Monday- Friday 11am-7pm                                                                                 Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Final Day of the 2016 Season
Monday, Labor Day, September 5, 10 am-3 pm

Healing Waters

Aquatic Personal Training

This program is designed to help people with back or shoulder injuries, arthritis, post-surgical procedures, MS, and those who are in need of individual instruction or attention.


1 Session (60 minutes)-$50
5 Sessions-$230
10 Sessions-$420
30 minute sessions available for $25 per session

For More information about Aquatic Personal Training contact Sharon Lubarsky at 561-371-4106 or


Summer Swim Team

Recreational Summer Swim Team

This is a wonderful first time experience for any swimmers that may be interested in joining a swim team or anyone who just loves to swim! Kids will enjoy 2 practices a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Participants will then compete in weekly swim meets with other local  YMCA swim teams on Thursdays.

Ages: 6–17

Session Days and Times:
Practice – Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Meets – Thursdays 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

May 16-June 30, 2016

$80 for Y Members
$100 for Non-Y Members

Registration Dates: April 1-May 13, 2016

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons are an ongoing monthly program. Please see the attached schedule for specific class times.

Swim Lesson Descriptions

2016 Spring Swim Lesson Schedule

Weekday classes (8 classes) Y Member $45 | Non-member $70

Saturday classes (8 classes) Y Member $45 | Non-member $70


Summer Swim Lessons- All summer swim lesson sessions are Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks with Friday’s being make-up days.
Parent- Child classes are offered on Saturday’s at 11 am for an entire month.
Weekday Session: $45/member $70/non-member
Saturday Session: $45/member $70/non-member

6 months-3 years old

Level 1- Introduction to the water and preparation for the Learn-to-Swim courses.  No prerequisites, but must be at least 6 months old to enroll.  Parent or caregiver must accompany child into the water and participate in the class.

3-6 years old

Level 1– Orients preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary level aquatic skills.
Level 2– Builds on the basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1.
Level 3– Increases proficiency and builds on the aquatic skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 by providing additional practice with increased distances and times.

6-13 years old

Learn-to-Swim Level 1- Develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around water.
Learn-to-Swim Level 2- Gives participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and recover to vertical.
Learn-to-Swim Level 3- Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.
Learn-to-Swim Level 4- Develops participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills.

14 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. The next adult session is August 8-29, Saturdays, at 8:15 am. The cost is $35 for YMCA members and $45 for non-members.

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.

Pool Parties

Pool Parties

The YMCA can host celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Come and have fun in the pool before eating in the lobby area. Book early; there is limited space. View our Special Programs page for more details.

Open Swim

Open Swim

During open swim, the pool is open to all members for fun of any kind. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Swimming Etiquette
» Circle swim when pool is crowded
» Share lanes with other swimmers
» Yield to faster swimmers
» Return any equipment used to its proper location

Water Aerobics (Aquacise)

Ages: 15 and older

Aquacise is aerobics in the water at varied levels of intensity. It offers a wonderful way to keep fit while not impacting heavily on joints. It uses natural resistance from the water to help tone and develop muscle strength.