We have two heated indoor pools!

Our large pool is an eight lane 25 yard lap pool with temperatures between 80-82 degrees. Our smaller pool is also heated with temperatures ranging between 88-90 degrees. We have a hydrolift available for those individuals that need assistance entering the water.

Our third pool (Water Works) is an outdoor pool with zero depth pool entrance with a frog slide in shallow water. We also have two additional slides for those that have passed our swim test.


Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or
caregiver, you can’t keep your kids sidelined. You need to equip your children with
the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out
on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and
friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
The YMCA’s Water Safety Week program can help you make sure they learn
essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them.

To register:

Please click here to download the Water Safety Week Enrollment form. Please either return this to the Anderson Area YMCA, Attn: Madison Wesley, or email this form to Madison Wesley . Child must be registered in order to attend.


The YMCA offers swim lessons in a group setting.

Parent/Child Classes (Ages 6 Months – 2 Years)2 options:

Two days per week for 4 weeks
$45 for members, $65 for nonmembers

4 (prescheduled) Saturdays
$30 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Preschool (Ages 3-5), School Age (Ages 6-12), and Adult Lessons (Ages 13+):

Spring/Winter/Fall Sessions:
Two days per week for four weeks

Summer Sessions:
Four days per week for two weeks
Cost: $45 for members, $65 for nonmembers


Click here for the Winter Lesson Schedule

Click here for the Spring Lesson Schedule.


Personal Aquatics Training is for anyone from a swimming beginner to an intermediate swimmer!

PAT offers:

One on one instruction
Extra, specific help for persons who can’t quite grasp swimming
Quiet, personalized atmosphere for special needs individuals
Opportunity for stroke development and increased speed

You may pick up a registration form at the front desk,  click here for a printable form to bring with you, or register online.



The goal of Otters Swim Club is to create an environment that encourages our swimmers to pursue personal and athletic excellence. We also strive to develop strong relationships between our swimmers by promoting the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

This program is designed for those individuals that may not be ready for swim team or not sure they want to do swim team, and works to improve swimming ability, fitness, and confidence.

Requirements for swimmers:
• 15yd freestyle with face in the water
• 15yd backstroke
• Front and Back Float
• Tread water for 10 seconds

Swim assessment MUST be done prior to registering for swim club. Assessments are available by appointment from the Aquatics department on Mondays from 3:30p-4:30p. Please call 864.716.6276.


Click here to make swim team payments


The goal of Makos Swim Team is to provide our youth an opportunity to develop, promote and lead the sport of swimming in Anderson County in a motivating and supportive environment.

We are a YMCA & USA swim program that offers instruction, commitment, training, and competition while enjoying the sport of swimming. The team and swimmers are encouraged to display characteristics of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility by working within a structured program.

We use an age group/ skill ability progression program. At each level, the focus and objectives are clearly stated to meeting the needs of the swimmer. Each swimmer is different and progresses differently. The coaching staff will work together to help your swimmer reach their full potential.

All swimmers must be Anderson YMCA members.


Click here to make swim team payments 


For more information visit the Anderson Makos Team Website or contact Brian Heaton at



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The Anderson Area YMCA is excited to be bringing back Master’s Swimming in full force! This group is excellent for people who are trying to train for fitness, triathlon train, or even train for swim meets. No previous background in Master’s Swimming is required, although you must be able to swim laps! Help us get this awesome program back off the ground. Practice times are listed on the flyer below. Please note, January is FREE to try out, but in February there will be a $35 charge for members per month, and a $65 for nonmembers charge.


Come celebrate with us! Call our front desk today at (864) 716-6261 to book your party. We provide the pool, a party room, and all the major cleanup.

Available party times:
Friday- 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday- 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm, 4:00-6:00pm
Sunday- 2:00-4:00pm

Party fees (1 hour in Pool + 1 hour in Party Room)
Member: $125
Non Member: $150

Reserve your date by filling out a party form and paying your entire fee at the front desk.


Build friendships while getting fit! The YMCA Water Fitness Program is based on the latest research in aquatic health. The program consists of a variety of water exercise classes to meet the needs of all ages and fitness levels. We encourage all participants to work at their own comfort level so all of our water fitness classes can be easily adapted to each person’s individual skill level. Participants will get out of the class what they put into it.

Water fitness classes are free to all members. Non-swimmers are welcome, but you should be comfortable in the water to participate. Come on in and join the fun!


In our American Red Cross Lifeguard Class, you’ll learn:

  • Surveillance skills – to help you recognize and prevent injuries
  • Rescue skills – in the water and on land
  • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR – to help you prepare for any emergency
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities like interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons.

Everyone MUST take a pretest assessment before the class. This is to make sure you can pass the physical and endurance requirements to get into the class.

Pretest includes swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; treading water for two minutes using only legs; and retrieving a 10 pound brick within one minute, forty seconds.

Next Class:


March 17th – 6-8

March 18th – 12:30-5:30

March 19th – 8:30-5:30

March 24th – 6-9

March 25th – 8:30-5:30

March 26th – 8:30-12:30


Please click here to view the flyer.

Classes will be taught by certified American Red Cross Lifeguard instructors and are limited to the first 10 participants.  Registration forms will be put out 30 days prior to the class starting.  They must be picked up at the AAYMCA front desk, filled out completely and paid for in full when registering.

Click here to download the ARC Lifeguard Manual


This program provides information and skill training for young adults that are interested in babysitting. With this program, participants will meet the challenges of babysitting by building the necessary confidence and skill levels that pertain to child and infant care.

Next class: To be determined.

Fee: $75.00
Includes workbook, as well as lunch during the session (pizza and drink), certification card and cinch bag.

Certification card will be provided upon successful completion of the class.



Opens Memorial Day weekend
Closes Labor Day weekend

This outdoor splash pad includes two slides (that may be utilized after children pass the swim test) and is a walk-in pool that runs zero to four feet.


Our lap pool is 25 yards, stays about 82°, and goes from 4 ft. – 9 ft. We will always try to have at least 1-2 lanes available for lap swimmers. During busy times (Mondays-Fridays 3:30-6:30pm) lanes are limited and lap swimmers may be expected to share lanes.

The lanes are a first come, first serve basis. Please speak to a lifeguard for lane availability. (Please be aware that lane 1 is used for swim testing purposes.  You may be asked to move or pause your workout for a swim test) 

Click Here for Lap Pool Schedule


The therapy pool is heated between 89-91 degrees, has two jets, and the depth runs from 3 ft. to 5 ft.

Throughout the day the pool may be divided for programs. Please see the small pool schedule to know when the pool is available for use.

Small pool schedule Click Here


Every child must be swim tested by our lifeguard staff if the child is accompanied in the water by an adult 18 years and older.

Once an individual successfully passes the swim test, they will be given the appropriate color bracelet to be worn at all times while on deck or in the pool area. Swim tests will not be given during 4:30pm to 5:30pm. However, if your child (16yr and younger) is a member and forgot their bracelet, a guard can look them up in the swim log.

Swim bracelet designation:

Swimmer is 12 and younger:

Jump in and tread water for 10 seconds without touching the wall. Then on the lifeguard’s command, swimmer must swim 25 yards (1 length) on top of the water.

***Can swim anywhere and parent must stay in the Aquatic Area.

For any age:

Children can swim 1/2 the length of the pool and tread water 10 seconds. Parent/guardian must accompany child on the deck next to the pool in which the child is swimming.

Swimmer must be 13-17:

Jump in and tread water for 10 seconds without touching the wall. Then on the lifeguard’s command, swimmer must swim 25 yards (1 length) on top of the water.

***Can swim anywhere and the parent does NOT have to stay in the Aquatic Area.

All children who have not passed the Anderson Area YMCA yellow swim test must be accompanied by a parent or wear a coast guard approved life jacket while in the water. Yellow ski belts CAN NOT be used.