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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


Open daily from May 24 – August 17, 2014

* Weekday hours- May 27-30 and June 2- 6, 2014*

                          Monday-Friday:1 pm-7 pm

*Weekend hours- May 31-June 1 and June 7-8, 2014*

                Saturday: 10 am-6 pm/Sunday: 1 pm-6 pm*

 Beginning Saturday, June 7, 2014:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 pm

OUTSIDE LAP POOL HOURS (adult lap swimmers only)
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00 am– 9:00 am (3 lanes)

The outside lap pool will go down to 3 lanes at 5:15pm Monday and Wednesday evenings from May 19th through the end of June for the Fort Mill Marlins to practice.

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer 2014 Swim Lesson registration forms:

Summer 2014 Swim Lesson Schedule

Parent-Tot Summer 2014

Pre-School Registration form Summer 2014

Youth Learn to Swim Registration form Summer 2014


All summer swim lesson sessions are Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks with Friday as a make-up day.

Parent-Tot classes are twice a week for an entire month totaling 8 classes.

Registration Opens: Monday, May 19th for all sessions. Registration closes the Friday before each session begins or when they are full.


Weekday Session: $45/member $70/non-member

Saturday Session: $35/member $45/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.

3-5 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.

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.