Aquatics

Check out the good work the aquatics team and Wellford Academy is doing to impact our community and reduce the drowning rates.

Our programs are about more than just techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

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Swim Lessons

Pool Parties

Lifeguard Certification

Water Fitness

Swim Team

Swim Lessons

When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the Y.  In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the Y in 1906.  Classes are divided into ability groups, and trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills, while guiding students with praise and encouragement. Our swim instructors are all thoroughly trained and look forward to exceeding your expectations! Click here to register for lessons!

Pool Parties

Have your next birthday party at our indoor water park at the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA or in the warm water pool at the Middle Tyger YMCA.  Includes use of locker rooms and party room. Call 864 585 0306 or 864 433 9623 for details and to make reservations.

Lifeguard Certification

This certification course (American Red Cross) is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pool. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems, and how to take action to help those in dangerous situations. It also covers safety and survival skills which every swimmer needs to know; accident prevention, scanning techniques,  emergency systems, rescue skills and first aid in aquatic environments. Classes are scheduled each month as needed.  3 participants are required to hold a class.  Full course is $200 for members and $250 for non-members.  Recert class (if your certification is less than 30 days expired) is $75 for members and $125 for non-members.  Certification must be provided to take the recert class.   Call 864-433-9623 to check course availability at Middle Tyger YMCA.   Call 864-585-0306 to check course availability at Thomas E Hannah YMCA. 

 CPR classes for Adult, Child, and Infant are now being offered at the Thomas Hannah YMCA the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8 am to 1 pm.  Prices are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Please call the Membership Services Desk at 864-585-0306 to register.

Water Fitness

The Y water fitness program consists of a variety of exercise classes to meet the needs of all ages and fitness levels. Water exercise is easy to learn, safe, and low-impact to minimize muscle soreness. The natural buoyancy of the water supports joints & creates a resistant environment to work muscles. Participants do not need to know how to swim to take the classes (Deep water class participants do need to be comfortable in water over their head).  Water fitness classes are FREE to YMCA members and $10 per class for potential members. Some examples of water fitness classes are Arthritis Classes, Tabata, Shallow Water Aerobics,  Water Walking, Silver Splash, Water Fitness, Deep Water Workout, and Water Recovery. Click here for water fitness class schedules at both branches.

Swim Team

The Middle Tyger YMCA is also home to the the Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club which is a year-round competitive swim team located in South Carolina’s upstate. YSSC is a program of the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg. YSSC competes in both USA Swimming and YMCA sanctioned meets. YSSC offers a step by step progression for every child, no matter the ability or age, in the sport of swimming. There is over 75 years of combined coaching experience amongst the Staff that has produced South Carolina State Qualifiers & Champions, Age Group Sectional Qualifiers & Champions, Y-National Qualifiers & Champions, Junior National Qualifiers, & USA Olympic Trial Qualifiers. The YSSC Staff has a love and enthusiasm for the sport of swimming that is unmatched by any other club in the Southeast. Long term planning and goal setting are the greatest tools our staff uses to develop a lifelong love of swimming. Click to visit the YSSC website.

For more information or to schedule a placement swim for your child, please call 433-9623 and ask for a member of our coaching staff.