Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Aquatics

Our Pool

The Life Center pool is a 25-meter, salt-chlorinated indoor swimming pool that is divided into three lap lanes and an open swim area. The three lap lanes are always available  for continuous lap swimming, while the open swim area is used for water fitness classes, swimming lessons, aquatic physical therapy, and free swim. The pool temperature is maintained at 84-86 degrees to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for lap swimmers and water exercisers alike.

Aquatic Programs

A variety of aquatics programs are available to members and non-members, including private and group swimming lessons for children and adults, water fitness and arthritis aquatics classes.

To learn more about group swimming lessons, view the 2018 summer swimming lesson schedule. For information on private and adult swimming lessons, contact Bailey Kendrick, Aquatics Coordinator, at 864-455-4035  or bkendrick@ghs.org.

For water fitness and arthritis aquatics class times, refer to the Group Fitness Class Schedule.

Swimming Pool Guidelines

Patrons are expected to comply with all posted pool rules at all times. Proper swimwear is required–no cutoff material, please. Aqua shoes are permitted, so long as the shoes have not been worn outdoors. Swimmers should rinse before entering the pool and refrain from using soap/shampoo at the pool shower. Children under the age of 3 are required to wear swim diapers. 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. Food and beverage (other than water) is not permitted on the pool deck. No rafts or flotation devices, other than U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests, are permitted in the pool.

Lap Swim Guidelines

3 lap lanes are available from the time the GHS Life Center opens until 10 minutes prior to closing. Two or more people can swim in each lap lane. Please wait until a swimmer stops to rest before asking to share the lane.  Lap lanes are for continuous lap swimming only;  water walking, water aerobics, and recreational play should take place in the open swim area.

Open Swim Guidelines

Open swim, or free swim, is permitted in the open swim area anytime during business hours that a water fitness class or a specially event is not taking place. The Life Center pool is a non-lifeguarded pool, and patrons are encouraged to use caution at all times and swim with a buddy. Children under the age of 14 are not to be left unattended anywhere in the pool area or locker rooms. Children are not permitted to play in or hang on the lap lanes.

Open Swim Schedule

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

Pool Hotline: (864) 455-4050

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.

Arthritis Aquatics (AA)

Mon. – Fri.: 9 – 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.

For more information about this class or the GHS Life Center Aquatics Program, contact Bailey Kendrick at (864) 455-4035 or bkendrick@ghs.org.