Aquatics

PROGRAMS OFFERED: Open Swimming, Lap Swimming, Swimming Lessons, Water Aerobics, Swim Team, Lifeguard Training, Pool Rentals.

FALL/WINTER SCHEDULE

Lap Swim/Open Swim at Danny Jones Pool, 1455 Monitor St., until June 5, 2020:

  • 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • 7:15-8:15 p.m., Monday to Thursday
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Saturday
  • Closed – Sunday

There will also be 2-4 lap lanes available during these hours. After 3 p.m. weekdays, the Danny Jones pool will be set up for short course lanes.

NOTE: The pool will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

ADA LIFTS

ADA Lifts are provided at our aquatic facilities. For more information please call 745-1028.

ADMISSION

Admission is $1 per day at Danny Jones, Felix Pinckney, Collins Park and Northwoods Pools.

DAILY GROUP RATES

We welcome outside organizations and groups to our facility during open/lap swim. Outside organizations/groups bringing 6 or more individuals should contact the facility ahead of time for costs and lane space availability. All visiting outside groups must maintain an adult to child ration of 5:1 at all times for safety reasons.

2020 SWIM PASSES (RESIDENT)

Yearly Family Pass $140
Yearly Individual Pass $80

Summer Family Pass $50
Summer Individual Pass $30

2020 SWIM PASSES (NONRESIDENT)

Yearly Family Pass $280
Yearly Individual Pass $160

Summer Family Pass $100
Summer Individual Pass $60

Passes are available at the Armory Park and Northwoods Park.

MASTERS SWIM TEAM

For athletes ages 18 and older who have a minimum basic knowledge of all four strokes.
$35/month
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Contact: (843) 745-1028
www.palmettomasters.org

WATER AEROBICS

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Brenda Rindge
$20/month

Monday/Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Amy Leaphart
$15/month

Aquatic exercise is a great way to achieve a well-balanced and complete workout. Shallow water routines can increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen muscles and improve coordination. These class, performed 2-3 times a week, will help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and can help decrease the stress of everyday living.

Contact: Brenda Rindge, (843) 745-1028 or bbrindge@northcharleston.org. Register at Armory Park.

YOUTH SWIM TEAM

Information about the City of North Charleston youth swim team can be found at www.watermocs.com.

You can find information about fees, pool location, practice times, coaches, age(s), equipment needed, meet schedule and much more. The minimum age is 6 years old and kids must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke to be considered for the team for safety and competitive reasons. Practice started in September but athletes can join throughout the year. 

SWIMMING POOL RENTALS

The Department rents the Danny Jones swimming pools for private parties. Rentals are permitted on a space available basis and reservations can be made at the Armory at (843) 745-1032.  No alcoholic beverages or loud or lewd music will be permitted and all other City pool rules apply during rentals.

SWIM LESSONS

For private lessons at Danny Jones Pool, contact Brenda Rindge at 843-745-1028 or bbrindge@northcharleston.org. Private lessons are $30/30 minutes for one child and are available weekdays until 4 p.m. and Saturday mornings.

Group lessons will be held starting in June at the North Charleston Aquatic Center, and Danny Jones and Northwoods pools. Information to come.

LIFEGUARDING

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING CLASSES

  • March 16-28
  • April 20-May 2
  • May 11-23
  • Deadline to register: One week before the start of class.

Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Danny Jones Pool or North Charleston Aquatic Center (location to be determined). Participants must be 15 years old by the first day of class.

REGISTER SOON! WE EXPECT THESE CLASSES TO FILL! Register at Armory Park, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd. (across from Danny Jones Pool). The cost is $100, payable by check or money order.

LIFEGUARD JOBS

Are you 15 or older and looking for a great job or a challenging career? North Charleston is currently accepting applications for summer lifeguards at our two indoor and three outdoor pools. In addition, we are accepting applications for year-round lifeguards at the new North Charleston Aquatic Center.

Please fill out this application (click link) and “summer time off” request form and return them by Feb. 14 via email to bbrindge@northcharleston.org or snail mail to the North Charleston Recreation Department, c/o Brenda Rindge, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419.

 

Starting pay is $12.68/hour and employees can work up to 40 hours per week during the summer season.

 

Orientation will be held during the last two weeks of May. All five pools open for the summer on Saturday, May 23. 

POOL RULES

  • All swimmers must wear a bathing suit
  • No cut-offs are allowed
  • T-shirts, if worn, must be white or gray
  • All swimmers must shower before swimming
  • Persons with open lesions or wounds are not permitted in pool
  • Persons with diarrheal sickness or nausea should not enter the pool
  • Persons with skin, eye or respiratory infections should not enter the pool
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed in the pool
  • No solo swimming permitted
  • No running on pool deck
  • No diving allowed
  • No horseplay
  • No glass in pool area
  • Under 2 yrs old must wear swimming diapers.
  • All children under the age of 13 must be supervised by a parent, or relative, over the age of 18 during all recreational swim hours and pool rentals. There are no exceptions to this rule.

AQUATICS MANAGER

Bora Yatagan
(843) 745-1028
byatagan@northcharleston.org

AQUATICS PROGRAM SPECIALIST/HEAD SWIM COACH

Doug Fetchen
(843) 745-1028
dfetchen@northcharleston.org

AQUATICS PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Brenda Rindge
(843) 745-1028
bbrindge@northcharleston.org