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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

Heritage Club

Heritage Club

The Heritage Club is a special group of people who believe in the mission and work of the Upper Palmetto YMCA and who want to ensure that the valuable life-changing programs and services will continue. Each member of the Heritage Club has included the Upper Palmetto YMCA in his/her estate plan through outright gifts, bequests, beneficiary designations, life income gifts or permanent named funds. Call Nadine at the YMCA 803-324-9622 ext 21 for more information on how you can become a Heritage Club Member!

First Thursday Club

The First Thursday club is a social club for special needs adults. All participants of the York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs Program or other disabled individuals, who are over 18 years old are eligible to participate. The club meets on the first Thursday of each month at the CSD Community YMCA from 6:30-8:00 pm. In addition, members can participate in monthly trips to sporting events, concerts, and other places of interest.

For more information on the Upper Palmetto YMCA’s 1st Thursdays Club, contact Linda McCallum at 803-222-9622 or

Silver Fox Club

Calling all seniors 50+ years young who like to have fun and fellowship with people their age! The Upper Palmetto YMCA has the club for you! The Silver Fox Club is a senior travel group formed to bring people together for fun and fellowship as they travel. Each month, the group meets to socialize, discuss upcoming trips and plan future adventures. There are local outings, overnight trips and for those who like to see the world, trips are planned for abroad. By traveling as a group, the details are planned for you and the fees are reasonable. Don’t sweat the small stuff, we’ve covered that as well!

Silver Fox Membership Fee:
Y Members: $15
Nonmembers: $20

For more information, please contact Renee Price at 803-324-9622 or Nell Pears by email at