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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 Training Course

Ages: 15 and up

This class certifies participants in American Red Cross Lifeguarding which includes lifeguarding, CPR/AED, Emergency Oxygen and First Aid. Students must pass a pre-requisite swimming exam of 300 yards before being allowed to continue with the class. Certifications can be used to work at the YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities.

Contact Amanda Carver for more information at or call 803-548-8020 ext.228

Session Dates:
Friday, May 1 – 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, May 3 – 9:00am-5:00pm

$275 Y Member | $325 Non Y Member

Fort Mill YMCA Indoor Pool

Strong Start Strong Finish Kids Triathlon

Strong Start Strong Finish Kids Triathlon

The 2nd annual Kids triathlon presented by the Fort Mill YMCA and the Baxter Barracudas Swim Team will benefit the community.  This event is a fundraising partnership to help raise money for kid sponsored programs at the local Fort Mill YMCA and the Baxter Community Swim Team.

Athletes will be racing in age group categories with distances designed appropriately for their age.

Swimming unassisted is required upon registration.  Kick boards and flotation devices provided by the YMCA are permitted.  Participants must provide their own bike.  Training wheels are welcome.

Changes this year will include a revised bike course, a sprint heat for competitive athletes and a family heat (parents are welcome to register).  Water temperature in the pool will follow USA Swimming guidelines.

AGES: 4-100

DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm

PRICE: $25 per participant before May 1, 2015 and $35 afterwards

REGISTRATION BEGINS: February 24, 2015

NOTE* Swimming unassisted is required upon registration. Kick boards and flotation devices provided by the YMCA are permitted. Participants must provide their own bike. Trainng wheels are welcome. Helmets are required.

For more information, please contact Christine Johnson at


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

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

April 2015 Swim Lesson Schedule

Swim Lesson Descriptions

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

Saturday classes (once weekly 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.

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.

RAYS 101

Ages: 5-11

The RAYS is the YMCA’s Swim Team based out of the Aquatics Center in Rock Hill.  This class focuses on working on stroke development for all four strokes.  All participants should be able to do a modified freestyle and backstroke the length of the pool (25 yards).  For more information on the RAYS program at the Fort Mill location call 803-817-7665.

Registration Dates:  Members, September 4th – September 7th
Nonmembers, September 10th – September 14th

Sessions Dates:  September 18th – December 13th | January 8th – March 28th
Practices are Tuesday and Thursday for one of the following time slots:
3:45-4:30pm, 4:30-5:15pm or 5:15-6:00pm

Cost: $160 Members | $190 Nonmembers

Skills Assessment:  Not sure if your child is ready?  Come test their skills on September 13th, 4:00-6:00pm at the Fort Mill YMCA.

Lifeguard Certification Course

Lifeguard Certification Course

Ages: 15+

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification:
This is a 3 day course to certify lifeguards. Applicant must be able to swim a 300, swim a 25 and retrieve a 10lb. brick off the bottom of the pool and swim back with the brick.

$275 Member | $325 Non-members

Session Days and Times: 
Friday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session Dates:
April 10 – April 12, 2015




Masters Swim Club

Ages: 20-100

This program cosists of organized workouts that will include drills to improve swim strokes. Class will consist of free style, back stroke, breast stroke, and butterfly. Also, speed and breathing techniques will be addressed. Registration ends March 23, 2015.

Session Dates:
April 6 – April 29, 2015

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 pm

Y Members | $100
Non-Members | $150

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.