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What’s Happening this Month


Youth Athletics

Winter Basketball

Winter basketball practices will continue, and the season will tip off on January 11, 2020.  Opening day will be held at the Athletic Center with all teams having pictures taken and a scrimmage game. This year we have 79 teams in our program.

Spring Baseball and Softball

Registration will begin for spring baseball and softball on January 1, 2019. Registration will run through January 31, 2019. Registration can be done online or at one of our registration sites.

Middle School Sports

Middle School Basketball

Middle school basketball is underway as schools have had try-outs and teams are now being formed. This year we will have boys and girl’s teams from Morningside Middle, Northwoods Middle, Zucker Middle, Military Magnet Middle and West Ashley Middle competing in our Middle School Basketball program.

For more information on middle school sports, contact Mike Gillison at (843) 745-1033 or e-mail mgillison@northcharleston.org or jbrown@northchalreston.org.


Danny Jones Pool

An American Red Cross Lifeguard Class will be offered over the Christmas Holidays for those who are unable to attend classes on Saturdays or weeknights during the school year. The class will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 28, 30 and Jan. 2 and 3. The cost of the class is $100, and potential participants can sign up at the Armory. Anyone with questions can contact Brenda Rindge (bbrindge@northcharleston.org).

Danny Jones Hours – Open/Adult Lap – Winter Schedule

Open/Adult Lap Swim**

Monday – Thursday – 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Friday – 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday – Closed

**The number of lanes available maybe limited at certain times of the day**

Youth Swim Team

Plans are under way for the first team travel trip, with about a dozen select athletes traveling to Augusta with Coach Doug Fetchen, Coach Jessica Ballard, Coach Brenda Rindge and parent chaperones, in mid-January. This is a trial run for more team trips in the future.

Collins Park Pool

Work is set to begin in early 2020 on a remodeled entrance and restrooms at Collins Park pool.

Water Aerobics

Our popular year round water aerobics class continues on M/T/Th at 9:30 am for the morning session and 6:15 pm for the evening session. The cost is $20 per month. If you have any questions feel free to stop by a class at Danny Jones and talk to our instructor.

Masters Swimming

If you would like to join the team they practice M-F at 6:00 am at the Danny Jones pool. The cost is $35 per month and the team ranges in age from 18-70. www.palmettomasters.org


LAPS, the learn-to-swim program for are elementary school students, will wrap up its fall session of lessons in December and take a break while school is out

For more information on the Aquatics Program, call Bora Yatagan at 843-745-1028 or email byatagan@northcharleston.org.

Adult Sports

North Charleston SWAG (Senior Women’s Athletic Group)

SWAG is a program designed for women 50+ who desire the opportunity to play sports with others of their age.  Currently, the ladies meet to play 3 on 3 basketball on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am.  A number of the ladies also participate in our Senior Pickle Ball Program.  This program is held at the North Charleston Athletic Center located at 5794 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406.

Note: Participants must bring in their shoes to participate.  Street worn shoes are not permitted on the courts at the Athletic Center.

Senior Pickle Ball

If you are interested in playing or learning to play pickle ball, we have the opportunity for you!  Join our seniors as they pplay the fastest growing sport in the country!  Pickle Ball is played at the North Charleston Athletic Center Monday, Wednesday and Friday, weekly, from 9am – 11:30pm and at the Danny Jones Gymnasium on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times.

Note: Participants must bring in their shoes to participate.  Street worn shoes are not permitted on the courts at the Athletic Center.


The fall season for Co-Ed Kickball continues play at Ingevity WestRock Park.   Games are played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:35pm. To join the next league for the winter season, please visit our registration site at www.charlestonssc.com.

Flag Football

The fall Adult Co-Ed Flag Football league continues play at Ingevity WestRock Park through the end of January.  Games begin at 6:30pm each Monday night.  Come check out Monday Night Football in North Charleston!  For information on the winter league starting in February, visit www.charlestonssc.com.

Co-Ed Softball

The fall season for Adult Co-Ed Softball is in full swing. Games begin at 10am each Sunday morning and are played at Lent’s Field.  For information on joining the winter league, visit www.charlestonssc.com.

For information on Kickball, Flag Football or Co-Ed Softball, e-mail cdambaugh@northcharleston.org or charlestonssc@gmail.com. Player and team registration information can be found at www.charlestonssc.com.

 Adult Tennis 

The North Charleston Recreation Department has a very active Adult Tennis Program. Our team tennis program offers a variety of levels of competition and is open to men and women. Matches are played against teams across the Greater Charleston area.

Tennis Clinics/Lessons

The North Charleston Recreation Department offers Tennis Lessons and Clinics at the Collins Park Tennis Center on the Collins Park Complex (4115 Fellowship Road off Dorchester Road). Fees vary depending on type of lesson or clinic (group or private), Lesson Packages are available.  Lessons are available for Adults and Children. For more information call Glenn Cobb, Tennis Pro, at 552-9446 after 5:00 pm.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is played on the outer 8 islands around Park Circle Monday – Sunday from dusk to dawn, continuously.  Tuesday night doubles are played beginning at 6pm.  Registration takes place at the #1 tee box at 5:00 pm.  For more information on Disc Golf, call (843) 740-5801 or (843) 745-1028.

Fly Dog Fitness

The North Charleston Recreation Department and “Fly Dog Fitness” have joined together to offer Adult Fitness programs in collaborative effort to make “North Charleston More Physically Fit”!  Together we are offering the most unique, creative and exciting workouts in the area.  Whether you consider yourself to be in good shape or can’t remember the last time you did more physical activity required at work, we can cater to your fitness level.

We are offering you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself, raise your self-esteem, and increase your social value and influence…all while getting an invigorating workout.

Classes take place for the majority on the outside; utilizing some of North Charleston’s most beautiful green spaces at Park Circle, Danny Jones Complex and Riverfront Park. Morning classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am – 6:30am; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6am – 7am.  Evening class meets Tuesdays from 6pm – 7pm.  All levels are welcome!   For more information, visit Fly Dog Fitness on the web at www.flydogfitness.com

For more information on Adult Sports, e-mail cdamabugh@northcharleston.org.

Senior Programs

Thomas Evans CC Seniors

Chair Exercise
Chair Exercise is held each Friday at 10am.  All seniors are invited to come take part in this low impact exercise program.

Men’s Coffee Gathering
Calling all Senior Men!  Join us each Wednesday morning beginning at 10am for coffee and fellowship.

ZUMBA Gold at Thomas M. Evans, Sr. Community Center

This class is designed for Seniors and is held on Tuesday mornings.  For more information call, (843) 760-4289.

“Senior Sneakers”

Join us as we “Walk the Circle” at our leisure!  Log your laps inside the community center at the receptionist desk and become eligible for Incentive Prizes for walking milestones.  Registration is required for this FREE program.  Men and women 50+ years of age are eligible to take part.  registration is continuous!

Senior Water Aerobics

Registration for Senior Water Aerobics .  Registrations are accepted at Armory Park or Park Circle. The cost is $20 a month.

Self Defense

A Self-Defense class is now being held at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle each Thursday afternoon beginning at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Wanda Hiers at (843) 745-1028.


Dance Exercise Class at Park Circle- For more information, call Wanda Hiers at (843) 745-1028.

Senior Line Dancing (class registration is continuous)

Each Monday morning at Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 9:30 am – 11:00 am.  Classes in December will be held at Armory Park due to Christmas Festivities at Park Circle.


This very low impact senior exercise class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle.  Class time is 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

North Charleston Ceramic House

North Charleston Ceramic House
1919 Bolton Street
Classes available Monday – Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
For more information, please call 745-1031

For more information on all Senior Programs, call Belinda Swindler at (843) 745-1028 or e-mail belindaswindler@yahoo.com.

Annual Events


Pitch, Hit and Run

This program allows young athletes to showcase their individual skills in pitching, hitting and running. Local competition is tentatively schedule during April. All around winners will advance to a sectional competition. Participants must play in local league. Ages 7-8 years; Ages 9-10 years; Ages 11-12 years; Ages 13-14 years.  For more information, contact Mike Maksim at (843) 740-5803 or Jimmy Brown at (843) 740-5804.