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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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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 info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or call (843) 918-2280.  

   

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

   
 

3205 North Oak Street  843-918-2280


   
 

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. 

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, corner of Oak Street and 33rd Avenue North, 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-yard swimming 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.  

For more information, call 843-918-2280 or come by the center!  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.  Youth sports, after-school youth programs and special events also are available.  Choose from annual, monthly or daily membership options.  Printable flyers of the Fitness Class Schedule are available.

The following classes and activities are offered at Pepper Geddings, with pre-registration required.  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 Facility Hours

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday

 

KIDS SPORTS AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

 

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

 

Start Smart Sports:  This program prepares children, ages three to six, for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.  Children learn the fundamentals of sports in a fun atmosphere, including catching, passing, kicking and running.  Start Smart activities are held once a week, for six weeks.  Each week the exercises increase in difficultly as the children show progress and improvement.  Pre-registration is required.  Fees are $25 for city residents and $45 for non-city residents. 

 

Level 1  Introduces basic athletic skills and sports to ages three to four-and-a-half, in pre-school.

 

Summer…  Golf:    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays, June 28 through Aug 2

 

Level 2  Prepares returning Start Smart children, ages four-and-a-half to six, for organized sports.

 

Summer…  Golf:    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30 through August 4

 

Swim Lessons

Morning and Evening Sessions

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

Sign up now for summer 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.   Fees are $35 for city residents and $60 for non-city residents.

 

Morning Lessons Monday - Thursdays

 

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 Monday – Wednesday

 

Summer Session 1:  June 6 – June 21

Summer Session 2: June 27 – July 13

Summer Session 3: July 18 – August 2

Summer Session 4:  August 11 – August 21 (Monday – Thursday)

 

 Class Ages and Fees:

 

Infant/Toddler & Pre-school Fees: $26 city residents / $45 non-city residents

Youth & Adult Fees: $35 city residents / $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.   An adult must accompany the child in the water, and swim diapers are required for children who are not potty-trained.

 

Pre-School Swim Class Age: Three – Six years old

 

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 old

 

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 

YOUTH SPORTS

 

Summer Basketball (boys and girls ages 9 to 14):  Parents can register children for Summer Basketball.  The season is from June 6 to July 22.  Spaces are limited, so sign up early.  Fees: $14 for city residents and $25/Non-City Resident.  For information, call 918-2280 or 918-2360.

 

·    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)

 

Weekly Summer Sports and Fitness Camps throughout the summer:  Choose from several unique 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.  All grades indicated are for the rising 2015-16 school year.

 

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.

 

All Sports Camp (Grades 2 – 5):  Campers will be introduced to basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse skills, and will gain an increased understanding of these games.  Fun and fitness will be emphasized, along with the fundamentals of speed, coordination, agility and strength.  Skills will be taught in a non-threatening environment, and age-appropriate equipment will be used to minimize fear and optimize success. This camp will meet indoors and outdoors, as appropriate, to best teach the skills of the sport.

 

Week of June 13 through 17

 

Soccer Camp (Grades 2 – 5):  Improve your personal soccer skills and learn the basics of ball handling and team play.  Drills and game situations will be used to emphasize both individual improvement and teamwork.  This camp will meet indoors and outdoors, as appropriate, to best teach the skills of the sport.

 

Week of June 20 through 24

 

Lacrosse Camp (Grades 2 – 7):  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 lacrosse to the next level.

 

Week of June 27 through July 1

 

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 11 through 15

 

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 18 through 22

 

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 1 through 5

 

Triathlon Camp (Grades 2 – 9):  This camp will focus on the three disciplines that make up a triathlon:  swimming, biking and running.  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 Kids’ Triathlon beginning at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13.  Ages seven-10 will swim 100 yards, bike 5k and run 1k, while ages 11-14 will swim 200 yards, bike 10k and run 2k

 

Week of August 8 through 13 

 

Triathlon Sports Camp and Race (Volunteers Needed):  Volunteers are needed for the Eighth Annual Kids’ Triathlon held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  Working adults, retirees, high school and college students are invited to volunteer.  The Kids’ Triathlon is an event full of fun, excitement, and learning experiences.  To volunteer, visit the front desk at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  For more information, contact Samantha Vititoe at 843-918-2277 or svititoe@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

ADULT AND SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS & CLASSES

 

The following classes are part of our fitness schedule!  Get your 24-visit punch card at the front desk.  It’s $28 for city residents or $50 for non-city residents and allows you 24 visits to any of the following classes listed below.  The Fitness Punch Cards can be used at all city recreation facilities and do not expire.  Daily guests may pay $4 (city resident) or $10 (non-city resident) per class.   All classes are held at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 Oak Street.

 

“B” Fit:  This fun and creative strength training class combines balls, bars, kettle “bells”, bands and BOSU’s (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Saturday with Joanne, Aerobics Room

      

Basic Training:  This full body, cardio and strength interval training, “boot camp” style workout will help challenge your entire body!  If weather permits, this class could meet outdoors (class level scale – high intensity).

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Monday, with Sam, Aerobics Room

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Thursday, with Michael, Aerobics Room

 

Body Express:  Mix it up in this class with full body cardio and strength. Each song will incorporate a different movement   alternating between cardio with steps and BOSUs and strength training with weights, kettlebells, and body weight.

 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Dance:  This dance aerobics class will get you moving and grooving. Also incorporate light hand weights for upper body toning and strengthening exercises.

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Wednesday, with Sam, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Intervals:  Try this new fitness class! This class will be broken up into four 10 minute cardio segments. Each segment will be a different type of cardio exercise and some equipment will be used.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Wednesday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio Pump:  Enjoy this fun, easy-to-learn cardio class that alternates between cardio aerobics and strength intervals (class level scale – high intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Cardio & Strength:  This class combines cardio exercises and weight lifting for a full body workout (class level scale – high intensity).

 

6:45 to 7:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Nick, Aerobics Room

 

Gentle Yoga:  Take this class as you transition into from Intro to Yoga to Hatha Yoga.  This class will progressively include more floor work and focuses on alignment and form in specific yoga poses.  You will also learn how to properly do and correct your posture.

 

11:00 to 11:45 a.m., every Tuesday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Hatha Yoga:  This challenging yoga class will enhance your stability, improve balance and strength, and help to increase dynamic movements for a full body workout.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – high intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Monday, with Kathy, Room 3

10:00 to 10:45 a.m. every Wednesday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Tuesday, with Margaret, Room 3

 

H.I.I.T.: (High Intensity Interval Training) This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body.

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Tuesday, with Salem, Aerobics Room

 

Intro to Yoga:  This introductory Yoga class uses different tools, including Yoga blocks and chairs, to help improve your balance and to learn the proper forms of Yoga.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – beginner, low intensity).

 

11:00 to 11:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Kickboxing:  This is a fun aerobic workout using kickboxing bags to add resistance while you kick and punch.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Thursday with Joanne, Senior Gym

 

Pilates:  This is a core-centric strength and flexibility class that combines fitness and core training with a mind-body connection designed by Joseph Pilates.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

5:30 to 6:15 p.m., every Monday, with Margaret, Room 3

 

Pure Strength:  This exercise is a challenging weight class with dumbbells, bar bells and strength training moves to condition the entire body.

 

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Monday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

QiGong:  Pronounced (CHEE-GONG), this is a gentle form of exercise that helps improve health and overall well-being.  The main elements of QiGong include fluid movement, deep breathing and meditation.  Designed for all fitness levels (class level scale – beginner, low impact).

 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Friday, with Linda, Aerobics Room

 

Total Abs:  This class concentrates on exercises that will work your abdominal area, obliques and back.

 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Monday, with Nick, Aerobics Room

8:00 to 8:45 a.m., every Friday, with Nick, Aerobics Room

 

Triple Play:  This all-in-one class will combine all of your favorite exercise formats.  Triple Play includes cardio aerobics, strength training, and flexibility practices.  Please bring your own mat (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Thursday, with Kathy, Aerobics Room

 

Weight Training:  Learn proper techniques and exercises using resistance machines located in the Weight Room.  Weight Training improves overall muscle strength and tone (class level scale – moderate intensity).

 

9:00 to 9:45 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with Nick, Weight Room

 

Yoga Release:  This relaxing yoga class combines strength, flexibility and balance exercises to release tension in your body.

 

10:00 to 10:45 a.m., every Saturday, with Joanne, Aerobics Room

 

Fitness Over 50: Fit Over 50 is designed for individuals over the age of 50. This class combines cardio moves, strength exercises, flexibility, and friendship. If you are looking for some fun while staying active then this is the class for you! Fees: $42 for city residents, $70 for non-city residents for 24 classes.

 

9:00 to 10:00 a.m., every Wednesday and Friday, with Carol, Aerobics Room

 

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).

  

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