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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. 

 

NOTE:  The swimming pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center will be closed for regular maintenance from 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, until 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 5.

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

Monday through Wednesday 6:00 – 8:30 a.m., 3 Lap Lanes

Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 a.m., 3 Lap Lanes

Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lane

Friday 6:00 am – 1:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

Friday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

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

 

ADULT EXERCISE OR FAMILIES

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 – 8:00 a.m., Shallow End

Monday, through Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Shallow End

Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 a.m., Shallow End

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Shallow End

Friday 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Shallow End

Saturday 12:00 – 4:45 p.m., Shallow End

 

OPEN SWIM

 

Monday through Friday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Shallow and Deep End

Saturday 12:00 – 4:45 p.m.

 

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

  

AQUA FITNESS CLASSES

 

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 to 9:45 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 (city resident) or $55 for (non-city resident).

 

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 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.  Drop-in fees are $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents or get an 18-visit punch card for $32 (city resident) or $55 for (non-city resident).

  

POOL SCHEDULE – Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:90 a.m., 3 Lap Lanes

Friday 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

Saturday 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

Sunday 1:00 - 5:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

 

Monday through Wednesday 10:00 – 1:30 p.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Monday through Wednesday 4:00 – 7:30 p.m., 2 Lap Lane

Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 4 Lanes

Thursday 4:00 – 7:30 p.m., 6 Lanes

Friday 4:00 – 6:15 p.m., 4 Lanes

 

ADULT EXERCISE

 

Saturday 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. (May use any open lane during swim times)

 

Open Swim

 

Monday through Friday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 3 Lap /3 Open Lanes

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

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

 

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

 

AQUA 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.

 

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.

 

 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.

 

Sign up now for summer swim lessons!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Registration’s is underway, or call 918-1476 or 918-1463 for more information.  Swim lessons are available for all ages. 

 

Morning Lessons

 

Summer Session 1: June 13 – June 23

Summer Session 2: June 27 – July 7

Summer Session 3: July 11 – July 21

Summer Session 4: July 25 – August 4

 

Evening Lessons

 

Summer Session 1: June 6 – June 21

 

Class Ages and Fees:

 

Infant/Toddler & Pre-school Fees: $26 City Resident / $45 Non-City Residents

Youth & Adult Fees: $35 City Resident / $60 Non-City Residents

 

Class 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 – Six 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.

 

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

 

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 and elementary backstroke.

 

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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