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Gregory Family YMCA


Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

512 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC

Phone: 803-313-7103
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Facility Information:

» Gymnasium
» Indoor Track
» Racquetball & Handball Courts
» 25 Meter Indoor Pool
» Locker Rooms/Locker Rental
» Showers, Sauna, Steam Rooms

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Lifeguard Class

Lifeguard Class

Age: 15 and up

To enroll in the Lifeguarding Certification Course you must complete the pre-requisites below. Following the successful completion of the pre-requisite skills evaluation, participants can begin watching lifeguarding videos. Both the pre-requisites and the videos must be completed by Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Participants must be 15 years of age  by the last day of the course.

Required Pre-requisites:
1. Swim 300 yards/12 laps without stopping (this is not timed). Must swim a combination of freestyle and breaststroke only.
2. Tread for 2 minutes using only the legs.
3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards without swim googles. Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim on your back to the starting point keeping both hands on the object. Exit the water without using the ladder or steps. This skill must be completed in 1 minute and 40seconds.

Pre-requisites Session Dates:
March 12- March 15, 2018
March 26-March 29, 2018
April 2- March 5, 2018

Pre-requisites Session Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday    9:00-5:00 pm

Lifeguard Video Session Dates:
March 13-April 11, 2018

Lifeguard Video Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday       9:00-5:00 pm
Saturdays                  9:00-5:00 pm
Sundays                    1:00-5:00 pm
*There will be a written test to follow the videos on April 12, 2018.

Lifeguard Class Dates:
April 12- April 14, 2018

Lifeguard Class Days and Times:
Thursday-Friday       8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday                 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Y Member $235 | Non-member $235

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week). We also offer a Saturday morning session which includes 8 lessons over  8 weeks.

Weekday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $60
Saturday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $60

6 months – 3 years old
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Registration Dates:
March 19-March 29, 2018

Session Dates:
April 3-April 26, 2018

Session Day and Time:
Tuesday and Thursday    6:00-6:30 pm

3-5 years old
In this swim basics program, preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab. Through multiple sessions, children may progress to water movement, water stamina and stroke introduction.

Registration Dates:
March 19-March 29, 2018

Session Dates:
April 3-April 26, 2018

Session Day and Time:
Tuesday and Thursday    6:00-6:30 pm

6-12 years old
In this program, children may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics. The YMCA aquatics director can help determine the appropriate level. For more information about the various levels, click on the program overview link above.

Registration Dates:
March 19-March 29, 2018

Session Dates:
April 3-April 26, 2018

Session Day and Time:
Stage 1

Monday and Wednesday    6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday        6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 2
Monday and Wednesday   6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday       6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 3
Tuesday and Thursday       6:30-7:00 pm

13 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. Participants may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics.

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. Also, lessons may be available at our other branches: Rock Hill YMCA Aquatics Center, YMCA at Carolina Crossing, CSD Community YMCA and the Charlotte Avenue YMCA.

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Race for Chase Triathlon Training Program

The CMAK Foundation has collaborated with the YMCA to sponsor the Race4Chase Kid’s Triathlon in memoriam of Chase Kowalski, the students, and educators of the Sandy Hook tragedy. This six week summer program aims to keep Chase’s energetic spirit alive by inspiring athleticism within children, ages 6 to 12, and providing them with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to develop a new love for the sport of triathlon. All athletes are instructed in swimming, biking, and running, and are also taught the fundamentals of good nutrition and flexibility. At the end of program, all of the athletes in each community compete in a short-course USAT-sanctioned youth triathlon race.

This will be an application process, you are not guaranteed a spot. Those chosen will be notified from May 1-May 5, 2018. If you are selected you must be willing to participate in the training and the race.

*All sites will hold a parent meeting on May 17, 2018.

Check out this video to see what it is all about:

Ages: 6 – 12

Training Dates: June 11 – July 28, 2018

Training Days and Times:
Monday – Friday time TBA
*No training the week of July 4, 2018.

Training Sites:

Charlotte Avenue YMCA
402 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Chester County YMCA
157 Columbia Street
Clover, SC 29706

CSD Community YMCA
5485 Charlotte Highway
Clover, SC 29710

Fort Mill YMCA
857 Promenade Walk
Fort Mill, SC 29708

YMCA Aquatics Center
325 Rawlinson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Race Day:
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Race Location:
CSD Community YMCA