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SWIMMING


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 Mary C. Canty Recreation Center.  Both offer a variety of swim lessons (Pepper Geddings and Mary C. Canty), water exercise classes (Pepper Geddings and Mary C. Canty) and competitive swimming, including open swim times (Pepper Geddings and Mary C. Canty).  Check out the listings below.  For more information, call the Aquatics Office at 843-918-2280 or 843-918-1476. 

 

AQUA FITNESS CLASSES AT PEPPER GEDDINGS RECREATION CENTER

 

Hydroaerobics:  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, Wednesday and Friday.  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.

 

Off the Deep End:  Jump into the deep end for a challenging water workout.  This is a high-intensity, non-impact aerobic exercise class.  Off the Deep End is an excellent cross-training and rehabilitative opportunity.  The water workout helps build core muscular strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.  Class members wear buoyancy belts for added flotation, but should be comfortable in deep water.  Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 9:45 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.

 

AQUA FITNESS CLASSES AT MARY C. CANTY RECREATION CENTER

  

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.

 

Gentle Joints:  This water exercise class is for individual with a form of arthritis or related condition.  It offers a gentle range of motion and endurance activities under the guidance of an Arthritis Foundation-trained instructor. The class is suitable for “pre-hab” or “re-hab” of hips and knees.  This is a beginner’s class, similar to Jivin’ Joints, but at a slower pace.  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.

 

AQUATIC PROGRAMS

 

Proud Partner of the American Red Cross Centennial Program.  Scholarships available for swim lessons at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center.

 

Swim Lessons….  Sign up now at Mary C. Canty or Pepper Geddings Recreation Center!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Swim lessons are available for all ages and abilities.  Registration is underway.  Call 843-918-2285 or 843-918-1463 for more information.

 

Morning Lessons and Evening Lessons (Monday through Thursday)…  Mary C. Canty Recreation Center classes are Monday and Wednesday.  Pepper Geddings Recreation Center classes are Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Winter Session 1…Option A: January 20 through February 15

Winter Session 1…Option B: January 21 through February 16

Winter Session 2…Option A: February 29 through March 23

Winter Session 2…Option B: March 1 through March 24

Spring Session 1…Option A: April 4 through 27

Spring Session 1…Option B: April 5 through April 27

 

Class Ages and Fees:

 

Infant/Toddler & Pre-school Fees: $26 city residents / $45 non-city residents

Youth & Adult Fees: $35 city residents / $60 non-city residents

 

Class Infant/Toddler Swim Class Age: Six months to Three years old

 

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 children who are not potty-trained.

 

Pre-School Swim Class Age: Three – Six years old

 

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.

Advanced Pre-School – This class is for children who can swim on their front and back for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds with no assistance. They should be comfortable in the deep water.

 

Youth Swim Classes Age:  Six – 12 years old

 

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 that 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 

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes

Monday & Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes

Monday & Wednesday 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 1 Lap Lanes

Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. 2 Lap Lanes

Friday 3:00 - 6:15 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes

 

COMBO SWIM (LAP AND OPEN)

Monday through Friday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3 Lap /3 Open Lanes

Saturday 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. 3 Lap /3 Open Lanes

Sunday 1:00 pm- 5:30 p.m. 3 Lap /3 Open Lanes

 

On Saturday & Sunday the pool may be used for pool rentals. Lane usage may be adjusted accordingly.

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

Monday through Friday 6:00 - 10:00 a.m. 2 Lap Lanes

Monday through Friday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. 6 Lap Lanes

Monday through Thursday 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes

Friday 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes

Saturday 12:00 - 4:45 p.m. 3 Lap Lanes 

 

ADULT EXERCISE OR FAMILIES

Monday through Friday 6:00 - 8:55 a.m. Shallow End

Monday through Friday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Shallow End Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday & Wednesday 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. Shallow End

Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 p.m Shallow End

Saturday 12:00 - 4:45 p.m. Shallow & Deep End

 

ADULT/SENIOR SWIM

Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m Shallow & Deep End

Diving Board- must pass swim test

Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm Deep End

Saturday 12:00 - 4:45 p.m. Deep End

 

Saturday the pool may be used for pool rentals.  Lane usage may be adjusted accordingly.

 

Myrtle Beach Marlins Swim Team

Grand Strand Recreational Swim League

 

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

 

Barracudas

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday—5:00-6:00pm

**Saturday—8-9:30am

Dryland: Monday& Friday 5:30-6pm

 

Piranhas

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday—5:00-6:00pm

**Saturday—8-9:30am

 

Clownfish

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday—5:00-6:00pm
**Saturday—8:30-9:30am

 

Sea Monkeys

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
3:30-4:15pm

Tuesday & Thursday—4:00-4:45pm
**Saturday—9:30-10:30am
Grab Bag—All Skill Levels
Tuesday, Thursday—7:30-8:30pm

 

*All practices are held at Pepper Geddings
Recreation Center
** Saturday practices will not be held on
weekends that meets are scheduled.  Location, Canal Street, may change as needed

 

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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