Aquatics

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! And we offer a swim lesson guarantee. If you or your child's instructor feel that your child has not learned the skills that were taught, we will give your child extra instruction on Saturday or Sunday afternoons so they can achieve the established goals.  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 with our huge inflatable lobster pool toy! Includes use of locker rooms and party room. Pre-printed party invitations available upon request! Call 864 585 0306 or 864 433 9623 for details and to make reservations. Click here for the "Tom" flyer. Click here for the Middle Tyger YMCA flyer.

Lifeguard Certification

This certification course 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, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills and first aid in aquatic environments. First to establish systematic certification in lifesaving, swimming and aquatic instruction, The Y remains the largest organization for such instruction in the nation. Rigorous YMCA training means that all YMCA aquatics instructors are qualified experts in their field who provide thousands of children each year with the highest quality aquatics education. Click Here to check for course availability and to register online!

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 bouyancy of the water supports joints & creates a resistant environment to work muscles. Water fitness classes are FREE to YMCA members and $10 per class for potential members. Some examples of water fitness classes are Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program, Active Older Adults, Water Workout, Water Walking, Silver Splash, Water Fitness, Deep Water Workout, and Water Recovery. Click below 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.