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Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Indoor Track at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

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Corner Icon Looking for more water activities?    Visit the Aquatics page for information about exercise classes, swimming lessons, open-swim times and more, for both Pepper Geddings and Canal Street Recreation Centers.

Blue Box  Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is named for Arthur Joseph “Pepper” Geddings, Jr.  Nicknamed “Pepper” for his lively personality and competitive spirit, Geddings took part in city recreation programs for seven years and was well known by all.  In 1965, he graduated from Myrtle Beach High School and left for college to continue his love of baseball.  Pepper graduated with honors from Wingate Junior College in 1967.  Then, during a game between Appalachian State University, where he was a junior, and Wingate, Pepper was accidentally struck by a pitched baseball.  He died from the injury at age 20.  Myrtle Beach was building a recreation center at the time, and in 1968 the new facility was named in Pepper’s honor.

Corner Icon Questions?  E-mail or call (843) 918-2280.  


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


3205 North Oak Street  843-918-2280


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, at the corner of Oak Street and 33rd Avenue North, features both a full-size gymnasium and a youth gymnasium, a weight room, a cardio room, an indoor track, a 25-yard swimming pool and an aerobic room.  Youth sports, after-school youth programs and special events also are available.  Choose from annual, monthly or daily membership options. 

The following classes and activities are offered at Pepper Geddings, with pre-registration required for all classes.  (A printable .pdf of the fitness classes is available.)  For more information, call 843-918-2280 or come by the center!  We reserve the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum enrollment.  Full refund will be provided for any class we cancel.  Can’t find a class or activity to suit your needs?  Call and discuss it with us! 


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

Classes and Activities

Call 918-2280 for more information


Pepper Geddings Recreation Center features a well equipped weight room with free weights and machines; a cardio room with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, stair climbers and more; an indoor track; a 25 meter pool with six lanes and diving boards; a shallow pool; and two gymnasiums equipped with eight basketball goals, pickleball and volleyball equipment, and a number of other functions. The following classes and activities are offered at Pepper Geddings.  Pre-registration is required, and we reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum enrollment. The center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday.


Sixth Annual Kids’ Triathlon

8:00 a.m., Saturday, August 16

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


The Sixth Annual Kids’ Triathlon will be held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, August 16, at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  The registration form is available on-line.  The race begins in the pool, followed by biking and running routes on roads and sidewalks surrounding the center.  All routes will be closed to traffic and monitored by public safety officers.  Participants will receive a race shirt, swim cap and medal.  Place medals will be awarded to the top girls and boys in these age groups:  7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18.  Pre-registration is required. Spots are limited.  Fees for the race alone are: $23 City Resident / $40 Non-City Resident. 

Race details and dates:

Ages 7-10 will swim 100 yards, bicycle 5k and run 1k   

Ages 11-18 will swim 200 yards, bicycle 10k and run 2k

Registration Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12   

Bike Inspection by Beach Bike Shop: 4:30-7:00 p.m., Friday, August 8 (Racers Drop-In with bike)

Packet Pick-up and Course Orientation: 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., or 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 15 at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


Summer Sports and Fitness Camps

Weekly camps throughout the summer

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


Choose from seven weeklong camps throughout the summer.  Camps are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Fees: $53 City Resident / $90 Non-City Resident.  Camps vary in size from 40 to 120 spots and are open to the first registered participants.  Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch.  Early drop-off and late pick-up are available at no additional fee.  All campers must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m.  Fitness and a healthy lifestyle will be emphasized throughout the week.


Early drop-off:  8:00-9:00 a.m. Open Gym

Late pick-up:  2:30-4:00 p.m. Open Swim or, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Open Gym

Lifeguards are provided for Open Swim.


Volleyball Camp (Grades 4 – 8):  Whether you need to learn the basics of volleyball or increase your chances of making the school team, this camp will teach all the fundamentals of serving, passing, setting, blocking and spiking.  Yes, even our youngest players will leave camp with the ability to spike the volleyball over the net.  Those wanting to advance their skills will also learn court strategy, offense and defense.  Volleyball is a lifelong sport and a valuable skill to learn.


Week of July 14 through 18


Recreation Camp (Grades 2 – 6):  Campers will experience different types of recreation, such as a Field Day, water and swimming games, inflatables and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor games enjoyed by children over the years.  In some cases, the campers will get to choose their recreation from a variety of activities.  The week will be jam-packed with fun and exciting activities.       


Week of July 21 through 25


Basketball Camp (Grades 2 – 5):  This camp is full of competition and drills to boost your skills.  All players will learn to apply their abilities through individual and group instruction.  Participants will work in skill-appropriate groups to maximize effectiveness and fun throughout the week.  Summer is a great time to develop your talents and improve your fundamentals to take your game to the next level.


Week of August 4 through 8


Triathlon Camp (Grades 2 – 9):  This camp will focus on the three disciplines that make up a triathlon:  swimming, biking and running. Each day, Monday through Thursday, will consist of training in the pool, biking the block around Pepper Geddings and running throughout the complex. The camp will conclude with a Kid’s Triathlon on Saturday, August 16, beginning at 8:00 a.m. 


* Kids ages 7-10 will swim 100 yards, bike 5k and run 1k

* Kids ages 11-14 will swim 200 yards, bike 10k and run 2k


Week of August 11 through 15 




Registration for After-School Sports and Fitness Classes:  Stop by the front desk of Pepper Geddings Recreation Center to register your child for our fall after-school sports, fitness, and cultural classes.


Start Smart Sports:  This is a proven instructional program that prepares children, ages three to six, for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.  Children work on learning all the fundamentals of sport including catching, passing, kicking and running in a fun atmosphere.  Start Smart activities are held once a week for six weeks.  Each week the exercises become increasingly more difficult as the class progresses and children show improvement.  Classes meet from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for six weeks.  Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident.  Pre-registration is required.


Level 1

Designed to introduce sports and basic athletic skills to pre-schoolers, ages three to four-and-a-half years old.



Golf:  Tuesdays, July 1 – Aug 5


Level 2

Designed for returning Start Smart participants and older pre-schoolers age four and a half to six years old as preparation for organized sports.



Golf – Thursdays, July 3 – August 7


Girls Volleyball League Space is limited, so sign up now!  Fees: $35/City Resident and $60/Non-City Resident. For more information, call 918-2280.  Practices and games scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday after school.


Ages 8 – 11 Girls

Ages 12 – 15 Girls


Summer Youth Basketball League (Ages 9 to 14):  Parents can register children at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  Space is limited, so sign up now!  League runs from Monday, June 9, through Saturday, July 26, with practices or games two nights per week. Fees:  $14/City Resident and $25/Non-City Resident.  For more, call 918-2280 or 918-2363.


·         Ages 9-10 Boys (40 Spots)

·         Ages 9-10 Girls (40 Spots)

·         Ages 11-12 Boys (40 Spots)

·         Ages 11-12 Girls (40 Spots)

·         Ages 13-14 Boys (40 Spots)




Pickle Ball:  Experience the fastest growing sport in the USA!  This game combines tennis and badminton for a game that is high on fun and fitness.  Free for members; $3.00 drop-in fee for seniors (55-plus); or $5.00 drop-in fee for Adults (18-54).


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday




Fitness Fusion:  This is a 10-week fitness program incorporating all of your favorite fitness class formats into one one-hour class!  Choose health and fitness all summer long with this small group program that includes fitness coaching, a fitness assessment, information sessions about health and fitness, and unlimited fitness classes at Pepper Geddings. Classes will include dance, kickboxing, sculpting, Pilates, Yoga, Boot Camp exercises, and MORE!  Registration is now open at Pepper Geddings to the first 50 people.  The program runs from June 2 through August 8.  Fees:  $55/City Resident and $95/Non-City Resident.  For more, call 918-2280 or 918-2277.


Monday and Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Women & Weights:  Women & Weights is a small group class designed to teach women how to properly use weight room equipment, proper free-weight lifting, and building a successful resistance training program. This program will be taught by an experienced female instructor in a small group atmosphere. Participants will get the benefits of weight lifting as well as specialized small group training instruction. Registration now open at Pepper Geddings to the first 8 people.  Fees:  $22/City Resident and $40/Non-City Resident.  For more, call 918-2280.


Session 1: June 2 - July 3

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Session 2: July 7 - August 8

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or

Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Learn to Run:  Learn to Run is a group for beginner walkers or runners looking for training and encouragement. This group program will participate in group runs, group workouts, and fitness coaching. Instructors will teach you proper walking/running techniques and help you to set new goals! All levels are encouraged to join. All classes will meet at the Pepper Geddings front lobby. In the event of bad weather, classes will be moved indoors.  Registration now open at Pepper Geddings. The program runs from June 2nd through August 8thFees:  $32/City Resident and $55/Non-City Resident.  For more, call 918-2280.


Monday and Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.




Get your 24-visit punch card at the front desk!  It’s $28 for City Residents or $50 for Non-City Residents.  Daily guests may pay $4 (City Resident) or $10 (Non-City Resident) per class.   All classes are located at Pepper Geddings.


Zumba:  Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class with easy-to-follow moves and effective exercises.


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays

5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays


Zumba Gold:  Try this Zumba® formula modified to suit the needs of active older adults or beginners.


9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Saturdays


Zumba Step:  Add your favorite Zumba moves to a step. This workout is sure to engage your lower body muscles!


11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Mondays

9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Saturdays


Body Circuit:  Enjoy a full body workout where you will move through different cardio and strength circuit stations.


            8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Wednesdays

            11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Thursdays   


Body Sculpt:  This is a fun, full-body workout. This class uses a variety of equipment, including hand weights and resistance bands, to stretch and tone all muscles.


6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays

10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Fridays


Don’s Class:  Designed by Don himself, come to this high intensity, Boot Camp-style, adventure class that is sure to get your heart pumping and to test your full body strength. This class is suggested for advanced or experience exercisers!!!


      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Mondays and Fridays


Fit-N-Stretch:  It’s a stretch and flexibility class full of relaxation, lengthening, fitness and fun!


      11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Wednesdays

      11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Saturdays


PILOXING®This class uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a calorie blasting, muscle toning, core-centric interval workout.


5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays


Cardio and Strength:  It’s a total body workout focusing on strength, with mini cardio bursts in the mix. This class utilizes a variety of equipment to keep participants motivated and having fun!


6:45 – 7:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Cardio Pump:  This is a creative, low impact class alternating between cardio drills and strength training intervals. 


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Tuesdays       


Fit Over 50:  This is an aerobics class for individuals over 50 years of age. This class combines cardio, strength, flexibility, and friendship! Have fun while staying active.


       9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays


Happy Hour:  Everyone’s favorite time of day! Get ready for the unexpected in this fun, grab bag type class. You never know what you will get!!! Designed for all fitness level.


       5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Fridays


Pilates:  Pilates combines fitness training and the mind-body breathing connection information based on the method of Joesph Pilates. 


       10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays


Piloga:  A fun combination of Pilates core moves and Yoga breathing, stretching and relaxation.


            5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays


PiYo:  Pilates and Yoga-inspired moves, cardio and strength all packed into one workout so you can build lean muscle and burn calories. *Please being a thin yoga mat.


10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Saturdays


Shake, Rattle & Roll:  Enjoy this combination of line dancing, body sculpting and kickboxing exercises.


11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Tuesdays


Sculpt and Align:  A total body workout using a variety of equipment to promote strength, flexibility, and body alignment. Designed for all fitness levels.


      8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays


Tabata:  Exercise 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds for eight sets.  Designed for all fitness levels.


6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Thursdays

            8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Fridays


Flow Yoga:  This is a challenging and athletic yoga class where poses are linked together and synced with breath. 


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays           


Intro to Yoga:  An introductory class to Yoga. This class is for beginners, injuries, or relaxation. Learn proper breathing and techniques in a casual and inviting environment.


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Thursdays


Yoga:  Enhance your stability, improve balance, strength and flexibility through yoga.  Achieve physical, emotional and spiritual well being.


      10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Mondays


Weight Training:  A fundamental class in the weight room, learning how to use equipment, strength exercises, and how to make a resistance training routine.


      9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays


AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES  (Aqua Fitness Newsletter!)


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.


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. Evening classes meet Monday (Insane Hydro), Wednesdays and Friday from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 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.


Off The Deep End:  This class moves the workout to deep water.  This is a high intensity, non-impact aerobic exercise class.  This program is an excellent cross training and rehabilitative opportunity. The water workout helps build muscular strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.  Class members wear buoyancy vests for added floatation.  Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. and 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays.  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 ZUMBA:  Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. The Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.  Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00a.m. at Canal Street Recreation Center, Friday at 8:00am at “Pepper” Geddings Recreation Center. 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.


Aqua Jog: Water Running is not just for athletes or injured athletes. It is a non impact aquatic exercise that benefits everyone from the mature exerciser, pregnant women, and the obese. Feel free to wear a t- shirt over your swim suit or wear tights and workout wear.  Aqua Jog is an excellent choice for injured or beginner runners. Class meets from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. on 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 for city residents and $55 for non-city residents.


Swim Fit: A lap swimming fitness class complete with coaching and new challenging workouts. Class meets from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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 – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center (through May 31)


Lap Swim

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday (two lanes minimum)

12:00 - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (six lap lanes)

5:30 - 8:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday (three lap lanes minimum)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Friday (three lap lanes minimum)

12:00 - 4:45 p.m., Saturday (three lap lanes minimum)


Senior Swim/Adult Swim

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (shallow end and six lap lanes)


Open Swim for Adult Exercise/Family Swim Only

      6:00 - 8:45 a.m., Monday through Friday (shallow end)

            12:00 - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday


Open Swim

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday (shallow end)

7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday (diving board upon request)

12:00 - 4:45 p.m., Saturday (diving board open 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.)




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