Aquatics: Claire Chapin Epps YMCA

The Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA pool is a heated 25-yard pool with 4 lap lanes and a zero depth entry fun pool with dump buckets and spray features. Members can take advantage of lap swimming, water fitness classes, swim lessons and family recreational swim times.

Hours & Schedules

Pool & Sauna:

Mon – Thurs: 5:30 am – 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 am – 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Swim Team

Become a better swimmer in fun, team building way!

YMCA swimming emphasizes each individuals swimming knowledge in a fun, team-building way while working on the YMCA’s philosophy of character development. Participants will work on stroke technique and endurance. Must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke sufficiently along with working knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. Season runs August 31 - April 30. Swim meets will be held one Saturday each month at various pools in the Myrtle Beach area.

To learn more visit: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=reccygywsc

Swim Lessons

Parent/Child Swim Lessons: (ages 6 months to 3 years)

A parent/child swim lesson in which children are acclimated to the water through exploratory techniques. Each class is 30 minutes.

PreSchool Levels (3 to 5 years):

Swimmers will be tested on the first day of lessons and placed in the appropriate skill levels. Descriptions for each skill level can be found below the class schedules.

School Age Levels (6 – 12years):

Swimmers will be tested on the first day of lessons and placed in the appropriate skill levels. Descriptions for each skill level can be found below the class schedules.

Swimming lessons are year round and include once a week, twice a week and Saturday lessons.

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Pool Rules & Info

The pool closes sporadically due to thunderstorms. We recommend calling in advance to check availability if storms are in the area. You must rinse off prior to entering the pool in the locker room shower area. We try to keep lotion, perfume, make-up residue, etc out of the water. Do not chew gum while in the pool, it is a safety and sanitary issue. To review all the pool rules, view the Member Handbook.