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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. 

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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.  Printable flyers of the Fitness Class Schedule and Fitness Class Descriptions are 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.




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.


5-Star Basketball Clinics:  These clinics focus on skill development through group instruction.  Kids will learn the fundamentals and the secrets of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and defense! The program also includes 3-on-3 scrimmages and game-like play.  Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non-City Resident.   


Session I

Monday and Wednesday, September 15 – October 8

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., ages five - 7

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., ages eight - 10


Session II

Monday and Wednesday, October 20 – November 12

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., ages nine - 10

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., ages eleven - 12


Thursday, October 23 – November 13

3:45-5:00 p.m., ages thirteen - 14


City Spikers Volleyball:  City Spikers is a fun, recreational, volleyball program that will focus on skills and team work! Registration is open at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center. Fees are $15 City Resident and $75 Non-City Resident.


September 9 – 25:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. for grades three through five and from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. for grades six through eight.


FallBall Lacrosse:  (Boys and Girls ages seven - 14)  Fallball is designed to introduce the sport of lacrosse to new players as a head start to the winter/spring season as well as provide a year-round opportunity for the growing number of lacrosse enthusiasts in our area. Clinics take place on Field 12 next to Crabtree Gymnasium.  Registration open at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  Fees are $15 City Resident and $75 Non-City Resident.


Boys' Clinics     September 15 – November 5

Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:30 p.m.   

Girls' Clinics      September 16 – November 6

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. 


Fit Kidz: Join this boot camp-style program for kids in grades three through five. This program will help increase strength, speed and power. All participants’ improvement will be measured through a pre- and post-fitness test, including a 1.5 mile run, pushups and sit ups. Nine-week session.  Fees: $20 City Resident / $35 Non-City Resident. Registration is underway.


September 15 – November 10:  Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. for grades three through five


Triathlon Club:  Swimming, biking, and running are all things kids naturally enjoy.  Weekly instruction and training in our pool, track, and pre-announced bike paths off-site by experienced triathletes make for a fun and challenging experience in this fast growing sport for kids and teens. All participants must be able to swim the length of the pool and have access to a bicycle.  Bikes and helmets are required.  Ten-week session.  Fees:  $30 City Resident / $55 Non-City Resident. Registration is underway. 


August 27 – October 29:  Wednesdays from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. for ages 9-14


Kids Dance (Zumba Kids & Fierce Funk):  Join the party!  Now kids can get in on this incredibly popular exercise dance routine.  Zumba for kids and Fierce Funk for kids is a total blast!  This cardio fitness program for kids is a fusion of salsa, cumbia, Reggaeton, hip-hop and more.  These high energy workouts max out on fun and fitness, all at the same time.  Ten week session.  Fees:  $35 City Resident / $60 Non-City Resident. Registration is underway.


September 16 – November 20:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for ages 5-12


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.



Football:  Tuesdays, September 9 – October 14

Cheerleading:  Mondays, September 8 – October 13

All Sport:  Tuesdays, October 21 – December 2



Basketball:  Mondays, January 5 – February 9

Soccer:  Tuesdays, February 17 – March 24

               Wednesdays, February 18 – March 25



Baseball:  Tuesdays, April 7 – May 12

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 19 – June 23



Golf:  Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug 4


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.



Football:  Thursdays, September 11 – October 16

All Sport:  Thursdays, October 23 – December 4



Basketball:  Wednesdays, January 7 – February 11

Soccer:  Thursdays, February 19 – March 26



Baseball:  Thursdays, April 9 – May 14

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 21 – June 25



Golf – Thursdays, July 2 – August 6


Skate Safe:  Kids ages six to 12 learn to skate and more, in a fun and safe atmosphere!  Learn the basics of skating ramps and street tricks with a skateboard expert of more than 20 years’ experience.  Helmets are required.  Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non-City Resident.  Register at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.


September 9 – November 18:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for grades 1-6


Re-Creation Art:  Kids ages six to 12 will learn multiple dimensions of art encouraging creativity and artistic skill development.  Fees:  $30 City Resident / $55 Non-City Resident. 


Wednesdays, September 17 – November 19

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., for ages six to twelve


Karate:  (Ages five and older) Tae Kwon Do is a martial art that uses both the hands and feet. It is a sport that physically benefits the whole body.  One can develop flexibility, stamina, motor skills, strength, energy, self-confidence and balance.  Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Classes are ongoing, with fees due at the start of each month.  New members are always welcome.  Fees:  $8 City Resident / $15 Non-City Resident, monthly at the front desk, and $24 monthly to the instructor.




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).


Through December 19

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




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.




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

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


Balltastic:  Try this fun, creative class using different types of exercise balls. It's sure to build strength and stability and challenge your abilities. Designed for all fitness levels.


       9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Wednesdays


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


            11:00 – 11:45 a.m., Tuesdays and 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.


10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and 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 experienced exercisers!!!


      5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Mondays


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

10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Saturdays


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 who are more than 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


Gold-N-Fit:  Keep active and stay young at heart as you work on cardio, strength, flexibility and balance.  Work at your own pace, and the instructor will provide modifications.  Designed for all fitness levels.


       11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Kickboxing:  Use a standing kickboxing bag to punch and kick while listening to fun, fast-paced music. This cardio-based class will be sure to burn some calories. Designed for all fitness levels. Boxing gloves are suggested but not required.


       8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursdays


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 Thursdays


QiGong:  (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a gentle form of exercise that helps health and overall well-being.  The main elements of QiGong include fluid movement, deep breathing and meditation.  Designed for all fitness levels.


       10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


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


8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Thursdays


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


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, those with injuries or those seeking relaxation. Learn proper breathing and techniques in a casual and inviting environment.


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursdays


Triple Play:  Take all your favorites of Kathy’s classes and combine them into one class. Triple Play will be a class that will include cardio, strength and flexibility.  Designed for all fitness levels.


       9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Thursdays


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


      10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Mondays


Yoga Basics:  This class is great for brand-new beginners as well as continuing students to get acquainted with yoga.  Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.


       10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays


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




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, 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.  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 Zumbaฎ “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 9:00 a.m. at Canal Street Recreation Center starting September 2, Friday at 8:00 a.m. 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.




Sign up now for swim lessons at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Call 918-2285 for information.  Lessons are available for all ages.  


Fall Swim Lessons:


Morning and Afternoon Lessons on Tuesday and Thursday


Fall Session 1:        September 9 – October 2

Fall Session 2:        October 14 – November 6

Fall Session 3:        November 18 – December 18


Saturday Classes


Session 1:              September 27 – November 15


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.


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 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.


Pool Schedule – Pepper Geddings Rec. Center (Through December 30)


Lap Swim

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday (two lap lanes)

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

5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Monday and Wednesday (three lap lanes)

6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday (two lap lanes)

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

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


Shallow End

6:00 – 8:45 a.m., Monday through Friday

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

3:00 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday

7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Monday through Wednesday

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




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