Baxter Close YMCA

Hours
Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Child Watch Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 12:00pm & 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
*Childwatch is available for YMCAUP members only.

Amenities

  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor water park
  • Precor equipment
  • Free weights
  • Exercise bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Stair climbers
  • Elliptical cross trainers
  • Gymnasium
  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Yoga and Pilates Studio
  • Racquetball courts
  • Cycle Room
  • Locker rooms
  • Free Childwatch for YMCAUP members

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Staff

Brian Hernandez, Regional Vice President
Rachel Basmaci, Associate Executive Director
Missy Guptill, Fort Mill Regional Membership Director
Tara Hough, Childcare Director
Jillian Irizarry, Childcare Coordinator
Beth Evansek, Health and Wellness Coordinator
Kyle Kirby, Aquatics & Fitness Director
Josh Smith, Aquatics Coordinator
Julian Wheaton, Sports Coordinator

Schedules

Pool Schedule
Raquetball Schedule
Water Exercise Schedule
Gym Schedule – Spring 2024
Group Exercise Schedule – April 2024

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Summer Water Park Hours

May 30 – August 13
Monday – Friday | 12:00p – 6:00p
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

August 19 – September 3
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

Holiday Hours
(YMCAUP Members Only)
Memorial Day (May 29)
10:00a – 3:00p
Independence Day (July 4)
10:00a – 3:00p

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

Meet Antoinette Johnson, the inspiring culinary star of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” Hailing from Lexington, KY, she transforms simple, humble ingredients into extraordinary dishes, all while championing the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce. Through her triumph on “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” Antoinette’s unwavering perseverance catapulted her career, proving that with passion and determination, anything is possible. With a heart dedicated to community and a love for supporting local farmers, Antoinette’s journey is a testament to embracing change, fostering growth, and inspiring others to follow their culinary dreams.

Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.