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.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 918-1014.
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!
Splash without Cash
Registration is Underway
June 1 4, 2015
Canal Street Recreation Center
The City of Myrtle Beach offers the Splash without Cash program to teach water safety and survival to young kids, ages five 12, in our community. It is important that children have the knowledge necessary to save themselves should they fall into a body of water. This free, week-long program is for non-swimmers. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Call 918-1463 to sign up or for more information.
Week-long class is June 1-4 (Please select one of these class times.) 4:00 4:45 p.m., 4:50 5:35 p.m., 5:40 6:25 p.m., 6:30 7:15 p.m.
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.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
Thursday, April 30 Sunday, May 10
North Myrtle Beach Aquatic Fitness Center
Get your American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification at North Myrtle Beach Aquatic Fitness Center Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 10. A Pre-requisite Swim will be held 6:00 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. See dates and times below. For more information, contact Judy Childers at 843-281-3743 or email@example.com.
Friday, May 1, 6:00 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 6:00 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sign up 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. Lessons are available for all ages.
Afternoon Lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays
Morning and Afternoon Lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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.
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.
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 individuals 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)
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)
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
1:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m., Saturday
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
$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:
4:00 4:45 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday
4:00 5:00 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday
5:00 6:00 p.m., (CS) Monday through Friday
4:30 5:00 p.m., (CS) Dry Land, Friday
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 email@example.com.