Indoor Pool Hours:
DUE TO COVID-19 HOURS POOL HOURS ARE ACCORDING TO PHASE 3+.
- Monday – Friday, 5:30 am – 8:30 pm
- Saturday, 8am – 4:30 pm
- Sunday, 1pm – 4:30pm
*New* Swim Lane Reservations (scroll down, please)
Outdoor Pool Hours:
OUTDOOR POOL WILL BE OPEN SAT/SUN ONLY STARTING SAT., APRIL10 (WEATHER PERMITTING)
12pm – 4 pm Saturday & 1pm – 4 pm Sunday
At least 1 lane is available at all times for lap swimming. If all lanes have swimmers in them, we will try to make more lanes available. However, sometimes other programs do not make this possible. In these cases, we ask that you swim in a circle in the lanes. Stay to the right side always, just as you would driving a car.
During Swim team we will only be able to open one lane for free swim due to the growth of our program. Thank you for understanding!
*NEW* Swim Lane Reservation for Lap Swimming !
We are making available 1 slot for reserved lap swimming.
- Online reservations must be made at least 1 hour in advance and can be made no more than 24 hours in advance.
- Reservations are for 60 minutes and will begin promptly at your reservation time, you may reserve 1 slot per day.
- Reservation is valid only for the name of the Y member submitted.
- Please make sure you arrive on time and are ready to swim when your reservation time begins. If you need to cancel, please do so through the same method you reserved your spot.
- Reservations for 1 hour increments starting at 7am, on the hour every hour with the last block from 3 – 4pm Monday – Friday.
MAKE RESERVATION HERE (under category choose Lane Lap Swim)
Reservations are encouraged, but not required. If you do not make a reservation, you will still be permitted to swim laps as long as there is space available.
We will follow state guidelines to allow for appropriate social distancing in the pool area, which may include limiting number of available lanes and number of swimmers per lane.
MAKE RESERVATION HERE (under category choose Lane Lap Swim)
CLICK HERE FOR OUR POOL RULES (opens new window)
CLICK HERE FOR OUR SAUNA RULES (opens new window)
Lightning & Thunder Policy
One way the YMCA practices a safe environment is to close swimming pools during severe weather such as thunder and lightning. The YMCA of the USA, FEMA, the American Red Cross, NOAA, and the National Lightning Safety Institute all advise to not use plumbing of any kind during thunder and lightning and to stay clear of windows.
Thunder is the sound of lightning, which is a warning that lightning is either present or will soon be visibly present. For these reasons, our YMCA aquatic facilities will close during thunder and lightning and we ask that you respect this policy. Our pools will close until 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter!
CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON THUNDER & LIGHTNING (opens new window)
LIFE JACKET & SWIM TEST POLICY (opens new window)
The safety of all swimmers is our priority! Therefore, a swim test is required of all swimmers under the age of 18 to determine their swimming competency so they will be safe in all areas of both the indoor and outdoor pools. Swim test can be done with our Head Lifeguard or Aquatics Director.
Patrons who are unable to pass the Y swim test MUST wear a coast guard approved life vest/jacket at all times.
NO EXTENDED Breathholding or Hyperventilation Is Allowed. Extended breathholding and/or hyperventilating can cause blackouts and drowning!
WATER SAFETY TIPS
- Learn how to swim indoors this winter.We offer lessons year-round in our heated pool!
- Have a pool yourself? Maintain pools and spas in the winter by keeping water clear, even if it is too cold to swim. If someone falls in they can be seen and helped faster.
- Before the kids visit for the holidays, install a lockable safety cover for your spa.
- On holiday, away from the Lowcountry? Know the dangers of ice on lakes and ponds. Always be watchful as you never know if ice thickness is the same throughout a body of water.
- Be a Constant Eyes On (CEO), especially at other people’s homes. Know if there is water near or around homes your children visit.
- When traveling to see relatives and family members, stress the importance of keeping gates closed, doors locked, toilet seats down and emptying buckets. Drowning can happen inside the home just as easily as outside the home.
Y Members $60 · Non-Members $80
- If the YMCA has to cancel a lesson, make ups will be held on Friday.
- At least 3 people must be signed up or the class will be cancelled.
Private Swim Lessons available. Scroll to bottom of this page for the registration form.
TIGERSHARK SWIM TEAM
Questions? Contact Kaylin Garst, email@example.com or 843-522-8070
2021 BEAUFORT RIVER SWIM+5K
15th annual Beaufort River Swim+5K/8K will be held June 11 & 12, 2021. LEARN MORE HERE
CLICK HERE to visit the event website to see 2020 results and learn more about the event.
If you have questions please see Denice Fanning, Event Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-522-9622.
YMCA LIFEGUARD CLASS
Interested in becoming a Y certified lifeguard? Click here to go to the lifeguard page to learn about our class offering.
PADI CERTIFICATION CLASS: Learn the basics of SCUBA and complete your PADI Open Water Certification.
FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER CONTACT INSTRUCTOR GENE CLARK @ portroyalscuba.com or 843.812.9606.
(Registration and payment is through Gene Clark, NOT the Y.)
BECOME A Y COMMUNITY BUILDER!
It is only with your help that we can make our programs possible.
Donations underwrite our program costs and provide scholarships for our young prospective students to attend our aquatic programs.
Volunteer! We welcome your assistance, knowledge, and experience: Visit our VOLUNTEER page.
To Learn about our Community Builders Underwriting Program please CLICK HERE.
To Learn about our Community Builders Underwriting Levels please CLICK HERE
For additional information or questions please contact William Howell Interim Aquatics Director, 843-379-1365