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Aquatics

Swimming and exercise classes
Call 843-918-2286 or 918-1476


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, water exercise classes and competitive swimming, including open swim times.  Check out the listings below.  For more information, call the Aquatics Office at 843-918-2286 or 843-918-1476. 

Note... The pool at Mary C. Canty also is closed while a $2.4 million renovation of the building is underway.  Thanks for your patience!

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

Lap Swim

Monday, Wednesday, Friday… 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. (three lanes) and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (five lanes)
Tuesday, Thursday… 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. (three lanes) and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (four lanes)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday… 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. (three lanes)
Friday… 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. (three lanes)
Saturday… 12:00 to 4:45 p.m. (three lanes)

Open SwimRed Cross Aquatics Banner

Monday, Wednesday… 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. (shallow end)
Tuesday, Thursday… 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. (shallow end and diving board upon request)
Friday… 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. (shallow end)
Saturday… 12:00 to 4:45 p.m. (three lanes and shallow end).  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. and 5:30 to 6:15 p.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).

Aqua Surge:  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 to 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.

Jivin’ 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 with a slower pace.  Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 to 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.

SWIM LESSONS
Water safety is a skill that saves lives. Call 918-1476 or 918-1463 for more information.  Swim lessons are available for all ages. 

Class Ages and Fees:2010te2
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 – 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.Swim Lessons

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.Summer Swim League

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 elementarybackstroke.

Myrtle Beach Marlins Swim Team
Year-round recreational swimming2010te1
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.  Please note that all swimmers pay annual registration fee of $14 for city residents or $25 for non-city residents.  For more information or questions regarding tryouts, please contact head coach Jeanne McDonald at 843-918-2279 or jmcdonald@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

Groups

Sea Monkeys
Fee:   $29 per month for city residents and $50 per month for non-city residents

Clownfish
Fee:  $35 per month for city residents and $60 per month for non-city residents

Piranhas 
Fee:  $35 per month for city residents and $60 per month for non-city residents

Barracudas
Fee:  $35 per month for city residents and $60 per month for non-city residents

*All practices are held at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center
** Saturday practices will not be held on weekends that meets are scheduled. 

Grab Bag—All Skill Levels

For more information, including the practice schedule or to try out, contact head coach Jeanne McDonald at 843-918-2279 or email  jmcdonald@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.