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SWIMMING


Myrtle Beach offers swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs for all ages at two indoor pools.  Or, just enjoy swimming during our open swims periods.

Swimming Pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

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Aquatics Programs

   
 

Swimming and exercise classes  843-918-2280 or 918-2285


   
 

Myrtle Beach has two indoor swimming pools, one at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center and one at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center.  Both offer a variety of swim lessons (Pepper Geddings and Mary C. Canty), water exercise classes (Pepper Geddings and Mary C. Canty) and competitive swimming, including open swim times (Pepper Geddings and Mary C. Canty).  Check out the listings below.  For more information, call the Aquatics Office at 843-918-2280 or 843-918-1476. 

 

Swim Lessons – Evening Sessions

Registration is underway! 

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

 

Sign up now for spring swim lessons at our recreation centers!  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; $26 for in-city infants and $60 for non-city infants.

 

Evening Swim Lessons:  Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

Spring Session (short):  March 20 to April 5

Pool Closure – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 21

Monday, May 29, through Wednesday, June 14

 

The pool at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center will be closed Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 21, due to pool renovations.  A second phase of renovations will begin Monday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 14, with the pool closed during that period, too. 

 

Easter Egg Plunge 2017

1:00 and 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 14

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

 

Registration is underway for the popular Easter Egg Plunge event set for Friday, April 14, at the Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street.  The free family event is for children, age three to 12.  Activities begin at 1:00 p.m. for small children, ages three and four.  Parents must be in the water for small children to participate.  The fun continues at 1:30 p.m. for ages five to 12.  The afternoon event includes a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, diving for eggs in the pool and playing games, along with candy and prizes.  Registration is required by Thursday, April 13.  To register, call 843-918-1476 or 843-918-1463.

 

Water Safety Instructor Training Courses

Class Two begins April 10

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

 

Water Safety Instructor Course work will include physical exercise, online, classroom and take home assignments require attentiveness to reading and lectures.  This course is being relocated to Mary C. Canty Recreation Center due to planned construction at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center’s swimming pool.  The course fee is $115 city residents/$195 non-city residents.  The pre-course consists of strokes consistent with the American Red Cross’ requirements including 25 yard front crawls; 25 yard back crawls; 25 yard breaststrokes; 25 yard elementary backstroke; 25 yard sidestroke; 15 yard butterfly; maintain floating or sculling position for one minute; tread for 1 minute.  Call 843-918-2286 for more information. 

 

Class 2:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 10 through April 14

 

Lifeguard Course Training

Class is May 2-23, 2017

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or challenging career, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start.  Through online practices, videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  A $20 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  This deposit will be applied to course fees upon successful completion of the Pre-Course Session and includes pool use from registration through the end of class.  The course fee is $110 for City Residents/$185 for non-city residents and includes certification, if all course work is completed satisfactorily.  Please make checks payable to the City of Myrtle Beach.  To qualify for the course you will need proof that you will be at least 15 years old  by the scheduled course completion date; ability to swim 300 yards continuously, face in the water, using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick; ability to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return with the object to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within one minute, 40 seconds, without goggles; ability to tread water continuously for two minutes using only your legs.  (Note…  The previously announced April session has been cancelled, due to planned construction at the Pepper Geddings pool during that time.)

 

Class 4:  Blended Learning Course

May 2 through 23, 2017

Pre-swim is May 2

Class Dates and Times:  5:00 to 9:00 p.m., May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

 

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 4 Lap Lanes

Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., 2 Lap Lanes

Friday 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Lap Lanes

Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

 

ADULT EXERCISE OR FAMILIES

 

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Shallow End

Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Shallow End

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

Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Shallow End and Diving Board Upon Request

Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Shallow End and Diving Board Upon Request

 

OPEN SWIM

 

Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3 Lap Lanes

 

Saturday, the pool may be used for pool rentals.  Lane usage may be adjusted accordingly.

 

POOL SCHEDULE – Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

 

LAP SWIM SCHEDULE

 

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

 

ADULT EXERCISE

 

Monday through Friday (May use any open lane during regular lap hours.)

Saturday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Open Swim

 

Monday through Thursday (May use any open lane during regular lap hours.)

Friday 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, the pool may be used for pool rentals.  Lane usage adjusted accordingly.

 

SWIM LESSONS
    

Sign up now for  swim lessons!  Water safety is a skill that saves lives.  Registration’s is underway, or call 918-1476 or 918-1463 for more information.  Swim lessons are available for all ages. Fees are $35 for city residents and $60 for non-city residents; $26 for in-city infants and $60 for non-city infants.

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.

 

Myrtle Beach Marlins Swim Team

Year-round recreational swimming

Grand Strand Recreational Swim League

 

The Myrtle Beach Marlins Swim Team is a great way to continue to improve your swimming skills.  The Marlins are a year-round recreational swim team focusing on the fundamentals of swimming, training and building friendships, all while having fun.  Swimmers are placed into groups based on ability, age and practice attendance.  A variety of practice times will be available to meet your schedule.  The Marlins compete in the Grand Strand Recreational Swim League (GSSL).  Fees range from $30 to $60 per month, plus an annual registration fee.  Please note that all swimmers pay annual registration fee of $14 for city residents or $25 for non-city residents.  For more information or questions regarding tryouts, please contact head coach Jeanne McDonald at 843-918-2279 or jmcdonald@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

 

Groups and Practice Schedule…

 

Sea Monkeys

Fee:   $29 per month for city residents and $50 per month for non-city residents

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Clownfish

Fee:  $35 per month for city residents and $60 per month for non-city residents

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

Piranhas 

Fee:  $35 per month for city residents and $60 per month for non-city residents

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Barracudas

Fee:  $35 per month for city residents and $60 per month for non-city residents

Schedule:  Monday through Friday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

*All practices are held at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center
** Saturday practices will not be held on weekends that meets are scheduled. 

 

Grab Bag—All Skill Levels
Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

For more information or to try out, contact head coach Jeanne McDonald at 843-918-2279 or email jmcdonald@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

   
         
             
 

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