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Rock Hill Branch YMCA

HOURS:

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

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Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

We have two exciting snowmobile trips this year! Enjoy one or two days of snowmobiling in the forest surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, and a one day guided tour into Yellowstone National Park in a “snow coach” or by snowmobile. You will see abundant wildlife including buffalo, elk, moose and more, and a winter wonderland of snow covered mountains and world famous geysers!

Ages Restrictions:
In order to drive a snowmobile, you must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver license. Any age may ride double with an adult.

Registration Dates:
Receive a $50 per person discount if you register before September 7, 2018.

Dates:
Saturday – Wednesday,  January 19- January 23, 2019
Wednesday – Saturday ,  January 23- January 27,2019

Payment schedule:
$250 per person when registering. Final payment due December 1, 2018.  Contact Tina Hendrickson for more information at 803-324-9622 ext. 221.

 


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week).

Cost:
Weekday Lessons: Members $45 | Non-Members $70
Click here for our program overview.
What is the best swim lesson level for my child?

Parent-Child
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:
September Registration – July 30 – August 30, 2018
October Registration – July 30 – September 27, 2018
November Registration- July 30 – October 25, 2018
December Registration- July 30 – December 6, 2018

Session Dates:
September Session-September 10-October 3, 2018
October Session-October 8-October 29|, 2018
November Session-November 5-December 5, 2018
December Session-December 10-December 19, 2018 (Mini Session)

Session Days and Times:
September Session-Monday and Wednesday       6:30-7:00 pm
October Session-Monday and Wednesday           6:30-7:05 pm
November Session-Monday and Wednesday        6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y member $45 | Non-member $70

December Session Days and Times:
December Session-Monday and Wednesday       6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y members $27.50 | Non-member $35

Preschool
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:
September Registration – July 30 – August 30, 2018
October Registration – September 10 – September 27, 2018
November Session – November 5-December 5, 2018
December Registration- July 30-December 6, 2018

Session Dates:
September Session-September 10-October 3, 2018
October Session-October 8-October 29, 2018
November Session-November 5-December 5, 2018
December Session-December 10-December 19, 2018 (Mini Session)

September Evening Sessions Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:00 pm

October Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:35 pm | 5:45-6:20 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:35 pm | 5:45-6:20 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:05 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:05 pm

November Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y member $45 | Non-member $70

December Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y member $27.50 | Non-member $35

Youth
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:
September Registration – July 30 – August 30, 2018
October Registration – July 30 – September 27, 2018
November Session-November 5-December 5, 2018
December Registration- July 30-December 6, 2018

Session Dates:
September Session-September 10-October 3, 2018
October Session-October 8-October 29, 2018
November Session-November 5-December 5, 2018
December Session-December 10-December 19, 2018 (Mini Session)

September Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:00 pm

October Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:35 pm | 5:45-6:20 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:35 pm | 5:45-6:20 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:05 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:05 pm

November Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y member $45 | Non-member $70

December Evening Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 2-5:00-5:30 pm | 5:45-6:15 pm
Stage 3-6:30-7:00 pm
Stage 4-6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y member $27.50 | Non-member $35

Adult
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.

Registration Dates:
September Registration – July 30 – August 30, 2018
October Registration – July 30 – September 27, 2018
November Registration-July 30 – October 25, 2018
December Registration- July 30-December 6, 2018

Session Dates:
September Session-September 10-October 3, 2018
October Session-October 8-October 29, 2018
November Session-November 5-December 5, 2018
December Registration- July 30-December 6, 2018

Session Days and Times:
September Session-Monday and Wednesday     6:30-7:00 pm
October Session-Monday and Wednesday          6:30-7:05 pm
November Session-Monday and Wednesday       6:30-7:00 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $70

December Session Days and Times:
December Session-Monday and Wednesday       6:30-7:00 pm

Y member $27.50 | Non-member $35

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

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 instructors availability. We will contact you if there is an opening. We will not contact you if there are not any openings. Also, lessons may be available at our other branches: Rock Hill YMCA Aquatics Center, Carolina Crossing, CSD Community and Fort Mill.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PRESCHOOL CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUTH CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-CHILD CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT CLASSES

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle Coach in a relaxed, classroom setting. In 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants will get the hands-on support they need from Lifestyle Coaches trained on a CDC-approved curriculum that is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

“…programs like YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.” – research from the National Institutes of Health

Program Details:
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:

For more information, please contact:
Halie Patterson
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-324-9622
haliepatterson@upymca.org

YMCA membership is not required!

 


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 coachtim@swimrays.com, or you can visit the RAYS website at swimrays.com.


Low Impact Aquatics

Low Impact 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.


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.