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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




Lifeguarding Certification Course

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.

Lifeguard Flyer 2018

2018 Sessions Dates and Times:
January 26 (5:00pm-9:00pm) 27 and 28 (9:00am-5:00pm)
February 23 (5:00-9:00 pm), 24 and 25 (9:00am-5:00pm)
March 23 (5:00-9:00 pm), 24 and 25 (9:00am-5:00pm)
April 27 (5:00-9:00 pm), 28 and 29 (9:00am-5:00pm)
May 11 (5:00-9:00 pm), 12 and 13 (9:00am-5:00pm)

Cost per Session:
$200 Y Members | $250 Nonmembers

Click here to register

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.

Weekday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $70
Saturday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $70

2018 Swim lesson Flyer – Registration opens December 1st 2017
Click here for our program overview.
What is the best swim lesson level for my child?
2017 Swim Lesson FAQs

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.