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Fort Mill Branch YMCA


The Fort Mill Branch YMCA features an indoor heated pool and an outdoor waterpark 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

Water Park

The water park is open between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day with weekend only hours beginning mid-August.

M/W/F 9:00am-7:00pm
T/Th 11:00am-7:00pm





Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

May 2014 Swim Lesson Schedule.

Parent-Tot Registration Form 2014.

Pre-School Registration Form May 2014

Youth Learn to Swim Registration Form May 2014.

Swim lesson registration dates change monthly. Please refer to the swim lesson schedule document above for registration start and end dates.

Swim lessons fill-up quickly!  Please check the Charlotte Ave. YMCA Branch for swim lesson availability if Fort Mill is full.

We are thrilled to present to you our new YMCA/Red Cross Swim Lesson program!  Our staff has been working hard to improve and cultivate our swim lesson program.  And here it is!  Our new program will inspire your little swimmer to meet goals, take challenges, and grow in confidence and self-assurance.
You may see that the names of our levels have changed.  If you need assistance in the placement of your child in YMCA/Red Cross Swim Lessons, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to your family participating in this program!


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.
Cost: 4 Week Session per Level
Full Session Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70
Saturday Session Y Member $35 | $45 Nonmember

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.
Cost: 4 Week Session per Level
Full Session Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70
Saturday Session Y Member $35 | $45 Nonmember

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.
Cost: 4 Week Session per level
Full Session Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70

Saturday Session Y Member $35 | $45 Nonmember

Ages: 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.
Cost: 4 Week Saturday Session Y Member $35 | $45 Nonmember

Private Lessons

One on one instruction at any swimming level from a qualified instructor.  Fast pace learning with significant skill improvement.
Cost:  1- 30 minute lesson: $25  Members | $35 Non-members
           4- 30 minute lessons: $90 Members | $120 Non-members

Semi Private Lessons

Small group instruction at any swimming level from a qualified instructor.  Fast pace learning with significant skill improvement.

Cost 4- 30 minute lessons: $60 Members ($30 each participant) /     $120 Non-members ($60 each participant)


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. We will not contact you if there are not any openings.


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.

Registration Dates:

Sessions Dates:
November 16, 17 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) , 23 and 24 (9:00am-12:00pm)

December 20 (5:00pm-9:00pm), 21 and 22 (9:00am-5:00pm)

January 17, 18 and 19 (9:00am-5:00pm)

February 21 (5:00pm-9:00pm), 22 and 23 (9:00am-5:00pm)

March 2 (5:00pm-9:00pm), 22 and 23 (9:00am-5:00pm)

April 18 (5:00pm-9:00pm), 19 (9:00am-5:00pm) and 20 (9:00am-5:00pm)

April 25 (5:00pm-9:00pm), 26 (9:00am-5:00pm) and 27 (9:00am-5:00pm)

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

2014 Summer Swim League: Fort Mill Marlins

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is organizing a summer swim league for members and nonmembers in 2014.  Swimmers 18 and under are welcome.  This league will focus on developing quality stroke technique, participation and FUNdamentals.  Swimmers will participate in practices 3 days a week and will have a meet once per week.  Divisions will be based on age; 7 & under, 8 & 9, 10 & 11, 12 & 13 and 14 & up.  The swimmer’s age as of June 1st will determine their division for the season.  Invitational meets will be held on Thursdays in May & June with a league Championship in late June.  The league will be comprised of teams from Charlotte Avenue YMCA, Fort Mill YMCA, Chester YMCA, and the Aquatics Center YMCA.  Each team will host meets and travel to other sites to compete.  This league is designed for developing athletes.  *Swimmers who are over 13 years old holding a year round USA Swimming Card and having achieved a USA Swimming “A” Time may not participate.

Ages: 6 –  18

Summer Months
May 12 - June 30, 2014

Start Time:
5:30pm- 6:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm  Mondays and Wednesdays

Swim Meets:
Thursday Evenings- 5:30 – 7:30pm one at each of the Y sites

Cost: Y Members: $80     Non-Y Members: $100    

Registration Dates: April 1-May 1, 2014

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.