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Myrtle Beach offers swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs for all ages at two indoor pools.  Or, just enjoy swimming during our open swims periods.

Swimming Pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

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Aquatics Programs

   
 

Swimming and exercise classes  843-918-2280 or 918-2285


   
 

Myrtle Beach has two indoor swimming pools, one at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and one at Canal Street Recreation Center.  Both offer a variety of swim lessons (Pepper Geddings and Canal Street), water exercise classes (Pepper Geddings and Canal Street) and competitive swimming, including open swim times (Pepper Geddings and Canal Street).  Check out the listings below.  For more information, call the Aquatics Office at 843-918-2280 or 843-918-1476, or see the latest Aqua Fitness Newsletter!

 

Swimming Pool Closure -- Until further notice

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

The swimming pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center closed on Saturday, December 6, for an extended period.  The closure is necessary for building renovations, which include replacement of the roof and installation of new pool filters.  Aquatics classes, programs and lessons have been moved to Canal Street Recreation Center during this period.  Call 918-2280 or 918-1465.

 

Lifeguard Certification Class

Spring 2015

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

The Myrtle Beach Aquatics Division will conduct lifeguard certification classes at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center in spring 2015.  Stay tuned for dates and details!

 

SWIM LESSONS

 

Sign up now for swim lessons at Canal Street Pool!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Registration begins on Thursday two weeks prior to the start of class, or call 918-1476 or 918-1463 for more information.  Swim lessons are available for all ages. 

 

Afternoon Lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays

 

Winter Session 1:   January 5 – January 28 (underway)

Winter Session 2:    February 9 – March 4

 

Morning and Afternoon Lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Winter Session 1:   January 6 – January 29 (underway)

Winter Session 2:    February 10 – March 5

 

Infant/Toddler Swim Class Age: Six months to three years

 

Infant/Toddler – The American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water.  Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. **Special Requirements:  An adult must accompany the child in the water, and swim diapers are required for those children who are not potty-trained.

 

Pre-School Swim Class Age: Three – Five years

 

Pre-School 1 - This class is for children with minimal or no water experience.  It is for non-swimming children who are not yet comfortable putting their face in the water.

 

Pre-School 2 - This class is for children who are comfortable in the water, can put their face in,

but are not yet swimming or floating (front and back) on their own.

 

Pre-School 3 - This class is for children who are very comfortable in the water, can front and back float for at least 5 seconds with NO assistance, and are swimming on their own with NO assistance or floatation device.

 

Youth Swim Classes Age:  Six-12 years

 

Level 1 – This class is for children with minimal or no water experience.  Non-swimming children who are not yet comfortable with their face in the water belong in this class.

 

Level 2 – This class is for children with some water experience who are comfortable putting their faces in the water, but are not yet swimming on their own.

 

Level 3 – This class is for children who can swim and float unassisted on both the front and back, but are just beginning to work on strokes.

 

Level 4 – This class is for children who can swim front and back crawl for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds.

 

Level 5 – This class is for children who can swim 25 yards of front and back crawl, as well as 15 yards of breaststroke and elementary backstroke.

 

AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES 

 

Water exercise is an excellent way to a fit and healthy body!  The added resistance of the water offers the opportunity to improve flexibility and muscle strength without joint stress.  Our certified water exercise instructors will take you through exercise in the water, often using buoyant equipment for balance, stabilization and added resistance.  Whatever an individual’s fitness goals or therapeutic needs, they can be met with the right mix of classes. All classes are taught by Aquatic Instructors certified through the Aquatic Exercise Association.  Contact Ryan Caputo at 918-1476 for more information.

 

Aqua Power:   This class is a great, low-impact way to focus on improving your muscle tone and cardio.  Class is held in the shallow end of the pool, so no swimming skills are necessary. This class is designed for all levels. Class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Water shoes strongly recommended, but not required.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents or an 18-visit punch card is $32 for city residents and $55 for non-residents.

 

Hyrdroaerobics:  The perfect blend of water and workout!  This is a low impact, fast paced aerobic program designed to improve heart-lung capacity, flexibility and muscular strength.  The class is held in the shallow end of the pool, so no swimming skills are needed.  Class meets from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday.  Evening classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents, $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 for city residents or $55 for non-city residents.

 

Jivin’ Joints:  This class has been reformatted to add some cardio fitness to the range of motion exercises performed in the Gentle Joints class. This is the perfect transition from injury into our more intense water fitness classes. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents, $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 for city residents or $55 for non-city residents.

Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents, or get an 18 visit punch card for $32 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents.

Pool Schedule – Canal Street Recreation Center (through end of Pepper Geddings pool renovations)

 

Lap Swim

6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (three lap lanes)

6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Monday and Wednesday (two lap lanes)

3:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Friday (three lap lanes)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday (three lap lanes)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday (three lap lanes)

 

Open Swim

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Saturday

 

Combo Swim

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday (three lap/three open lanes)

 

Myrtle Beach Marlins Swim Team

Grand Strand Recreational Swim League

Canal Street Recreation Center (during pool closure at Pepper Geddings)

 

The Myrtle Beach Marlins Swim Team is a great way to continue to improve your swimming skills.  The Marlins are a year-round recreational swim team focusing on the fundamentals of swimming, training and building friendships, all while having fun. Swimmers are placed into groups based on ability, age and practice attendance. A variety of practice times will be available to meet your schedule. The Marlins compete in the Grand Strand Recreational Swim League (GSSL). Fees range from $30 to $60 per month, plus an annual registration fee. For more information or to try out, contact head coach Jeanne McDonald at 843-918-2279 or email jmcdonald@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

Sea Monkeys:

$29 City Residents / $50 Non-City Residents per month

 

Clownfish, Piranhas, and Barracudas:

      $35 City Residents / $60 Non-City Residents per month

 

All swimmers pay an annual registration fee of $14 City Residents / $25 Non-City Residents

 

Groups and Practice Schedule:

     

Sea Monkeys

4:00 – 4:45 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday

      Clownfish

4:00 – 5:00 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday

      Piranhas

5:00 – 6:00 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday

4:30 – 5:00 p.m., (CS) Dry Land, Friday

      Barracudas

5:00 – 6:00 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday

4:30 – 5:00 p.m., (CS) Dry Land, Friday

 

For more information or to try out, contact head coach Amanda Bowles at 843-918-2286 or email abowles@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

   
         
             
 

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