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Fort Mill Branch YMCA

Aquatics

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 Water Park Hours until Labor Day

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 pm


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Parent-Child
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.

Session Days and Times:
September 9-October 2, 2014 
Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00 am
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:20 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70

Preschool
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.

Session Days and Times (availability may vary based on level):
September 8-October 2, 2014 (8 classes)
Monday/Wednesday, 9:00 am, Level 2
Monday/Wednesday, 9:40 am, Level 1
Monday/Wednesday, 10:20 am, Level 2
Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 am, Level 1
Tuesday/Thursday, 9:40 am, Level 2
Tuesday/Thursday, 10:20 am, Level 1
Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00 pm, Level 3
Tuesday/Thursday, 1:40 pm, Level 2
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00 pm, Level 1
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:40 pm, Level 2
Tuesday/Thursday, 7:00 pm, Level 3

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70

Saturday Session Days and Times:
September 6-September 27, 2014 (4 classes)
Saturday
9:00 am, Level 1
9:40 am, Level 2
10:20 am, Level 3
11:00 am, Level 1

Cost:
Y Member $35 | Nonmember $45

Youth
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.

Session Days and Times (availability may vary based on level):
September 9-October 2, 2014 (8 classes)
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00 pm, Level 1
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:40 pm, Level 2
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:20 pm, Level 3
Tuesday/Thursday, 7:00 pm, Level 4

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Nonmember $70

Saturday Session Days and Times:
September 6-September 27, 2014 (4 classes)
Saturday
9:00 am, Level 1
9:40 am, Level 2
10:20 am, Level 3
11:00 am, Level 4

Cost:
Y Member $35 | Nonmember $45

Adult
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.

Saturday Session Days and Times:
September 6-September 27, 2014 (4 classes)
Saturday
8:30 am

Cost:
Y Member $35 | Nonmember $45

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.


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.