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

   

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

   
 

3205 North Oak Street  843-918-2280


   
 

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! 

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 our fall after-school sports and fitness classes.

 

City Spikers Girls Volleyball League (Ages 8-11 and 12-15):  City Spikers is a fun, recreational volleyball program that will focus on skills and team work!  The Myrtle Beach Sports Center will host the City Spikers this fall.  Both new and experienced players will learn the skills needed to succeed on the court, followed by organized games and tournaments.  Registration is open at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center. Fees are $30 City Resident and $55 Non-City Resident.

 

Fall Season:  September 14 through November 18 on Mondays and Wednesdays

Ages 8 to 11 – 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Ages 12 to 15 – 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Youth Lacrosse League for Boys and Girls:  The Youth Lacrosse League is an introduction to lacrosse as an easy-to-learn, fun, fast-paced and high-energy sport.  Boys and girls, ages seven to 15, are encouraged to participate.  Clinics take place on Field 12 at Crabtree Gym, and registration is open at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center.  Fees are $15 City Resident and $75 Non-City Resident.  A free clinic will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, at Field 12 at Grand Park and no equipment needed!

 

Fall Season:  September 22 through November 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Girls – 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

Boys – 6:45 to 8:00 p.m.

 

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 situations.

              

Fees:  $15 City Resident / $30 Non-City Resident.   

 

Session I

Monday and Wednesday, September 14 – October 14

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., ages six - 8

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., ages nine - 11

 

Session II

Monday and Wednesday, October 19 – November 11

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

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

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., ages thirteen - 14

 

Fit Kidz:  Kids in 3rd through 5th grade will enjoy a wide variety of fitness activities and games designed to promote active lifestyles that are fun as well as improve strength and conditioning.    Eight-week session.  Fees: $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. Registration is underway.

 

September 24 – November 12: Thursdays from 2:45 – 3:30 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.  Eight-week session.  Fees:  $30 City Resident / $55 Non-City Resident. Registration is underway. 

 

September 15 – November 3:  Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. for ages 9-14

 

Kids Dance:  Kids will enjoy all types of dancing including funk, hip-hop, freestyle, Latin, and fitness.  Program concludes with a dance showcase for family and friends. No experience necessary.

Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. Registration is underway.

 

September 21 – November 9:  Mondays from 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.

 

Fall:

Football:  Tuesdays, September 15 – October 20

All Sport:  Tuesdays, October 27 – December 8

 

Winter:

Basketball:  Mondays, January 4 – February 15

Soccer:  Tuesdays, February 16 – March 22

               Wednesdays, February 17 – March 23

 

Spring:

Baseball:  Tuesdays, April 5 – May 10

Tennis:  Tuesdays, May 17 – June 21

 

Summer:

Golf:  Tuesdays, June 28 – Aug 2

 

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.

 

Fall:

Football:  Thursdays, September 17 – October 22

All Sport:  Thursdays, October 29 – December 10

 

Winter:

Basketball:  Wednesdays, January 6 – February 10

Soccer:  Thursdays, February 18 – March 24

 

Spring:

Baseball:  Thursdays, April 7 – May 12

Tennis:  Thursdays, May 19 – June 23

 

Summer:

Golf – Thursdays, June 30 – August 4

 

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 15 – November 10:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for grades 1-6

 

Re-Creation Art:  Kids ages five to 12 will learn multiple dimensions of art encouraging creativity and artistic skill development.  Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. 

 

September 23 – November 11:  Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for ages five to twelve

 

Happy Feet Jr.:  Running makes kids happy.  This group instructional program designed to teach young people to enjoy the sport of running provides the encouragement, technique, and motivation to succeed through scheduled group runs making active lifestyles fun for kids.

Fees:  $25 City Resident / $45 Non-City Resident. 

 

September 17 – November 19:  Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for seven to eleven

 

ADULT SPORTS

 

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

 

Volleyball:  Come join us for open play volleyball.  Free for members; $3.00 drop-in fee for Seniors (55-plus); or $5.00 drop-in for Adults (18-54).

 

12:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday and Wednesday

 

ADULT AND SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS & CLASSES

 

Training Squad (Outdoor Boot Camp)

September 21 – November 21 at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays

7:00 – 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Saturdays

 

This nine-week group workout program utilizes running, circuit training, grass drills, sports, games, beach workouts, weekly meetings, weigh-ins and much more to get you in shape!  

Fees: $50 City Resident / $85 Non-City Resident / $35 Current Recreation Center Annual Member. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact 918-2280.

 

Happy Feet (Adult Running Program)

September 15 – November 26 at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Learn proper running techniques, stretching, and interval training designed to increase your speed and distance.  All participants must be able to run at least one mile.

Fees: $30 City Resident / $55 Non-City Resident.  Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact 918-2280

 

STEPtember (Personal Step Counting Competition)

September 1st – 30th at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

It’s time to shed those summer fun pounds.   During the month of September join our STEPtember walking program.  Enjoy this FREE program, and start feeling good.  Pre-registration is required. October will be SQUATober, November is PLANKSgiving.  Call Shelly Pesato at 918-2280.

 

Get your 24-visit punch card at the front desk!  It’s $28 for City Residents or $50 for Non-City Residents.  The Fitness Punch Card 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 below are held at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center located at 3205 Oak Street.

 

Fitness Class Procedures:

All class participants must be 18 or older to participate.

Check in at the front desk prior to participating in a class.

Sign in for each class to help keep record of attendance.

Pepper Geddings Recreation reserves the right to remove or change any classes.

It is the instructor’s decision to cancel a class due to low attendance.

Please arrive before class is scheduled to begin, to set up equipment or for class instructions.

 

AQUATIC PROGRAMS

 

Proud Partner of the American Red Cross Centennial Program.  Scholarships available for swim lessons at Canal Street Recreation Center.

 

Summer Swim Lessons….  Sign up now at Canal Street or Pepper Geddings Recreation Center!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Registration is underway, or call 918-2285 or 918-1463 for more information.  Swim lessons are available for all ages. 

 

Morning Lessons

 

Summer Session 3:  July 13 – July 23 (Monday through Thursdays)

Summer Session 4:  July 27 – August 6 (Monday through Thursdays)

 

Evening Lessons

 

Summer Session 3:  July 20 – August 5 (Monday through Wednesdays)

 

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.

 

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 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  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.

 

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 Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 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.

 

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