A variety of water fitness programs are available to members and non-members, including group swimming lessons for children and adults, and classes in water aerobics and arthritis aquatics. Group swimming lessons for all ages are taught by American Red Cross WSI-certified instructors.

Open swim is not permitted during water aerobic classes. Please refer to the Group Fitness Class Schedule for class times. The open area may be used during swimming lessons and other times. Private swim lessons may be conducted by an instructor during water aerobic classes from the flag poles to the walls, which will not conflict with the water aerobic participants. Swim instructors may be in the beginner lap lane instructing a Level III or higher child or adult while members are swimming laps. No food or beverage (other than water) is allowed on the pool deck.

For up to date swim lesson information call 455-4321.

Summer 2014 Group Swim Lessons Information

Open Swim Policy

  • Children under the age of 14 are not allowed in water fitness classes and cannot be left unattended anywhere in the pool area or locker rooms.
  • Open swim is not available during water aerobics classes

Listed below are the times when open swim is permitted:

MON 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.
TUE 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.
WED 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 9:20 p.m.
THU 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.
FRI 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 7:50 p.m.
SAT 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.
SUN 1:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Lap Swim Policy

  • 3 lap lanes are available from the time the GHS Life Center opens until 10 minutes prior to closing.  With the exception of special events and programs.
  • Lap lanes are for continuous lap swimming only.  Walking, water aerobics, or playing with children is not allowed in the lap lanes. 

The pool hotline is updated daily with pool temperature and chemical readings. Any changes to the pool schedule (including closings and cancellations) are also noted on the pool hotline.

Pool Hotline: 864-455-4050

For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Corie Smith, Aquatics Coordinator, at (864) 455-4035 or

Arthritis Aquatics

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Arthritis Aquatics (AA) is a 45-minute pool class that focuses on restoring or maintaining joint range of motion, improving balance and coordination, and decreasing pain and stiffness. This class is led by nationally certified instructors who have been trained to provide a safe and fun exercise program for individuals with arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions. Life Center members may attend the class FREE at any time!

All other AA participants must first complete a medical questionnaire and written consent from their physician before participating in the class.

Fee: $35/month (Free for Life Center members)

For more information, call Kendra Garrett at (864) 455-4669.

Pool Parties

What’s included?

One hour of swim time, one hour in the party room and an Aquatic Staff Water Safety Instructor

How many people can I bring?

Pool parties can have up to 15 swimmers or
for an additional fee can have between 16 and 25 swimmers
(when registering only count the number swimming not attending the party)

When can a party be scheduled?

Friday Evenings between 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturdays between 10:00am-5:30pm
Sundays between1:30pm-5:30pm
(These are typical times for pool parties other days & times are available)

How much is the cost?

$100 for up to 15 swimmers
$125 for 16 to 25 swimmers

For more information, contact:
Corie Smith
Aquatics Coordinator
(864) 455-4035