Pools & Water Parks


Take a dip and cool off at one of our many indoor or outdoor pools and water parks! You have access to several water parks as part of your YMCA membership. It’s all here – lap lanes, zero-entry pools, water slides and saunas to relax in after a water aerobics class.

Not a member yet? Spend your summer at the Y and join today!

Charlotte Avenue YMCA

May 25 – June 9/ August 4 – 25
Saturday | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday | 1:00 pm – 5:30pm

June 10 – August 2

Mon/Wed/Fri | 12:00p – 6:00p
Tue/Thur | 12:00p – 8:00p
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

Charlotte Avenue YMCA is closed Memorial Day and Independence Day.

CSD Community YMCA

May 25 – June 1/ July 6 – September 1
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

June 3 – July 31
Monday – Friday | 12:00p – 6:00p
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

Holiday Hours (YMCA Members Only)
Memorial Day (May 27) & Independence Day (July 4) | 10:00a – 3:00p
*Waterpark Passes will not be available for purchase.

Baxter Close YMCA

June 3 – August 2
Monday – Friday | 12:00p – 6:00p
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

August 3 – 25
Saturday | 11:00a – 5:30p
Sunday | 1:00p – 5:30p

Holiday Hours (YMCAUP Members Only)
Memorial Day (May 27) & Independence Day (July 4) | 10:00a – 3:00p
*Waterpark Passes will not be available for purchase.

Children, ages 13 and under, will be REQUIRED to swim test to determine swimming ability. A colored wristband, green or red, will be required before entry into the pool. Green Band swimmers have access to all pool areas. Red Band swimmers are required to wear a life jacket or PFD, which includes those who are unwilling to swim test.

To pass, swimmers must be able to continuously (without resting):

  • Jump into the pool’s deep end without assistance
  • Tread water for at least 30 seconds
  • Swim at least 15 yards (front crawl with head up or down) in a comfortable fashion without stopping or touching the bottom

Lifeguards on duty have the right to determine if a swimmer passes or fails.

All swimmers (GREEN and RED BANDS) 13 years of age or younger must have active adult supervision in the pool area unless participating in a YMCA program. RED BAND swimmers must have a parent/guardian in the water within arm’s reach OR wear a US Coast Guard approved life jacket and have a guardian on the pool deck.

Lightning or Thunder

Upon seeing lightning or hearing thunder, the pool will be cleared. Activities in the pool may be resumed 30 minutes after the last observed incident of lightning or thunder.

Rain and Wind

If the bottom of the pool is not visible to lifeguards, the pool will be closed.

We will do our best to post any unscheduled closings on our Facebook page.

  • Guests are allowed to buy daily Waterpark Passes at the front desk inside the main facility for outdoor waterpark access.
    • Individual Waterpark Pass – $15
    • Household Waterpark Pass – $30 (household refers to those living at the same address)
  • Guests will be required to complete a Guest Waiver and provide photo ID. All guests under 18 must have an adult (18+) with them at all times.
  • Waterpark Passes do not include facility access.
  • Daily Waterpark Passes can add up! Don’t forget – a YMCA membership includes full access to the facility and waterpark!

See the below list for a comparison of all our various pool and waterpark amenities.

Indoor Pool Cool Pool Warm Pool Kiddie Pool Wading Pool Water Park Water Slide Whirlpool Sauna Steam Room
Baxter Close YMCA        
Charlotte Avenue YMCA            
CSD Community YMCA        
Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex    
Gregory Family YMCA              
Indian Land YMCA                
Rock Hill Aquatics Center              

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.

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