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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 Pool Hours


Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Final Day of the 2015 Season
Monday, Labor Day, September 7, 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


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

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

October 2015

November 2015

Swim Lesson Descriptions

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: $35/member $45/non-member

Weekday classes (8 classes) Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70

Saturday classes (4 classes) Y Member $35 | Nonmember $45

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 additonal 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.

Mini-Rays Stroke Clinic

The program will help swimmers improve on stroke technique, swimming drills, breathing, and lap correction. There are three levels of stroke clinic available, see the level description below:

Ages listed are a guideline; participants are placed due to skill level.

Level One (ages 6-8) 

Must be capable of swimming 25 yards (1 length) on belly with face in the water with flutter kick (i.e.

freestyle). Must also be capable of swimming 25 yards on back with flutter kick (i.e. Backstroke).

Level Two (ages 9-13)

Must be capable of all listed above in addition to the following: Freestyle with a knowledge of breathing

to the side without lifting head completely from water. A basic knowledge of the breaststroke and

Butterfly Kick.

Level Three (9-13)

Advanced swimmers only.

Days and Times:

Level One:    4:15-5:00 pm

Level Two:    5:00-5:45

Level Three: 5:45-6:30 pm

October 19 –  December 18, 2015 (16 classes)

$130 per month for Y Member
$170 per month for Non-Y Member

Registration Dates: OPEN        

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.