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Rock Hill Branch YMCA


Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 1:00pm
Monday – Friday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Pool closes 15 minutes prior to the facility.

Address & Phone:

325 Rawlinson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-817-7665
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Facility Information:

» 41,000 square foot facility
» 10 lane, 25 yard x 25 meter competition pool (cool water)
» 8 lane, 25 yard warm water pool with wheelchair access ramp
» 800 square foot special events/meeting room
» Bleacher seating for 500 spectators

Recent News

Race for Chase Triathlon Training Program

Register for our Race for Chase Youth Triathlon Program. Register in person at the Fort Mill Y, Rock Hill Aquatics Center, Gold Hill Y and Charlotte Avenue Y. The program has limited space and is FREE! Click here for the registration form.

Program Details:
• Program will start Monday June 20, 2016 and end Friday July 29, 2016. The participants will participate in the end of the session triathlon at the Fort Mill YMCA on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The program will be held at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.
• Each program is run by a trained head coach and coaching assistants. (Ratio of 1 coach per 8 athletes)
• At the end of program, all of the athletes in each community compete in a short-course USAT-sanctioned youth triathlon race at the Fort Mill YMCA on Tuesday August 2, 2016 from 6pm-8pm.
• All athletes are instructed in swimming, biking, and running, and are also taught the fundamentals of good nutrition, strength training and flexibility.
• Guest coaches share their experiences on how participating in the sport of triathlon and being fit and healthy has helped them succeed in life.
• The program is FREE for all participants.

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

Any questions or concerns, please contact Rommel RitaRita at rommelritarita@upymca or (803)548-8020 ext. 222 or Tim Conley at

Swim Lessons

Please register early as swim lessons fill-up quickly! Please check the Charlotte Avenue YMCA Branch or Fort Mill YMCA Branch for swim lesson availability if the Rock Hill Aquatics Center is full. Please note that the YMCA will be closed on July 4.

Click here for the Summer Morning Swim Lesson Schedule

Click here for the Summer Evening Swim Lesson Schedule


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 Dates & Times:
Monday and Wednesday
5:00-5:30 pm
5:45-6:15 pm
6:30-7:00 pm

Cost per Level:
$45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

6 – 14 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 additional 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 Dates & Times:
Monday and Wednesday
5:00-5:30 pm
5:45-6:15 pm
6:30-7:00 pm

Cost per Level:
$45 Members | $ 70 Non-members

6 months – 2 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 Dates & Times:
Monday and Wednesday
6:30-7:00 pm

Cost per Level:
$45 Members | $ 70 Non-members


Please contact the front desk for more information on private lessons

Private Lessons

One on one instruction at any swimming level from a qualified instructor. Fast pace learning with significant skill improvement.

Member: $90.00 for 4-30 minute sessions or $25 for 1-30 minute lesson
Non-Member: $120.00 for 4-30 minute sessions or $35 for 1-30 minute lesson

Semi Private Lessons
Member: $60.00 for 4-30 min. sessions ($30 per participant)
Non-Member: $120.00 for 4-30 min. sessions ($60 per participant)

RAYS Swim Team

RAYS Swim Team

The RAYS Swim Team, founded in 1988, is a widely respected year – round swim team for children ages 5 and up. We are a competitive program that is designed to meet the needs of swimmers of all levels. We are a “Y” team and a “USA Swimming ” team which means we compete in local,
regional, and national YMCA meets and in meets organized by United States Swimming. Both organizations offer swimming competitions for swimmers from the beginning level up through national competition. When a young person becomes a member of the RAYS Swim Team, he / she learns the values of sportsmanship and team work along with the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility. Swimming through the RAYS, provides physical, emotional and intellectual skills that last a lifetime. Our primary practice facility is the Rock Hill Aquatic Center located at 325 Rawlinson Rd. The Rock Hill Aquatic Center is a state of the art 10 lane , 25 yard Paddock competition pool. The RAYS Swim Team host several local, state, and regional competitions at the aquatic center.

For more information about the RAYS Swim Team, please call Head Coach Tim Conley at (803)- 817-7665, or email him at, or you can visit the RAYS website at

Arthritis Aquatics

Arthritis Aquatics

Ages: 15 and older

Find relief by taking this course, which puts you through specific exercises to alleviate some of the aches and pains caused by arthritis. A doctor’s note is required in order to take this class.

Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics is a wonderful class for swimmers and non swimmers of all fitness levels. If you have never exercised, have joint aches and pains, have arthritis or would love to get a great workout and mix up your usual exercise routine, we have a class for you. Aqua aerobic classes have most of the fat burning and endurance building benefits that you get from other forms of aerobic activity. An aqua aerobics class will allow you to burn between 350 and 700 calories in a one hour class due to the increased resistance to movement in the water.

Aqua aerobic benefits include :
» Great for all fitness levels
» Good for weight loss/fat burning
» Builds strength and flexibility
» Excellent cardio respiratory exercise
» Reduced impact on joints
» Tones muscles
» Improved balance and posture
» Increase flexibility, reducing capability for injury

The Aquatics center offers day and evening aqua aerobics classes as well as arthritis aquatic classes and pre natal/post natal aqua aerobics classes. Click here to view our schedules online or call 803-817-POOL (7665) for class times or information.