Fort Mill Branch YMCA
Lifeguarding Certification Course
Ages: 15 and up
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training: Instructors will train and certify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguard programs which include CPR/First Aid/AED and Emergency Oxygen. Certifications can be used to work at the YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities.
April 21 (5:00pm-9:00pm), 22 and 23 (9:00am-5:00pm)
May 12 (5:00-9:00 pm), 13 and 14 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Cost per Session:
$200 Y Members | $250 Nonmembers
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.
Program Dates: June 12-16 or July 17-21
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Cost: $100 Members/ $ 125 Non-Members
Ready to make a splash? Join us for Aqua Volleyball at the Fort Mill YMCA. This program will be led by Jan Axson.
Program Dates: Thursdays, beginning January 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Indoor Pool
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
30 minute sessions available for $25 per session
For More information about Aquatic Personal Training contact Sharon Lubarsky at 561-371-4106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Weekday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $70
Saturday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $70
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mini-Rays Stroke Clinic
This program will help swimmers improve stroke technique, swimming drills, breathing, and lap correction. There are three levels of stroke clinics available.
Ages: 5 – 13
April 4 – May 5, Registration closes 3/31
Session Days and Times:
Tuesday, Thursday evenings
Level One: 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Level Two: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Level Three: 5:45 – 6:30 pm
Cost: $65 Y Members | $85 Non-Members
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.
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.
» 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.