Swimming for Seniors

The August heat gets to everyone and can often be cured by a nice dip in the pool! Sometimes seniors are held back from indulging in swimming because of physical challenges or they simply don’t want to leave the house. Whether you just want to cool off or maybe try some swim classes, aquatics is a great way to get seniors out and being social while also exercising. Greenville has several senior-friendly aquatic centers for you to take advantage, find the one that fits your situation!

Pools in Greenville

Life Center – Greenville Health System at 875 W Faris Rd offers open swimming, lap lanes and arthritis Aquatics every week day morning. https://www.ghs.org/locations/lifecenter/aquatics/

Greenville County Aquatic Complex at 2700 W Blue Ridge Drive has a therapy pool with open swimming as well as a variety of aquatic fitness classes including arthritis relief. https://aquatics.greenvillerec.com/fitness/

Furman University if you are looking for a low-key dip Furman has a therapy pool in their physical activities center. http://www.furman.edu/athletics/athletics/PAC/Pages/Hours.aspx

There are several Greenville YMCAs that have aquatic centers.

Caine Halter Family Y at 721 Cleveland St has three pools, one outdoors and offers group classes for seniors. https://www.ymcagreenville.org/locations/caine-halter-ymca/group-exercise-schedules

Eastside Family Y at 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors has arthritis and senior aquatic fitness classes. https://www.ymcagreenville.org/sites/default/files/ES17summerpoolschedule.pdf

Greenville Health System Family Y at 550 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville offers an indoor and outdoor pool with open swimming and senior classes. https://www.ymcagreenville.org/sites/default/files/GHS%20YPC%20Summer%202017%20Pool%20Schedule.pdf

No matter your situation or location, you can certainly make it out to one of these aquatic centers to enjoy the water, exercise, and meet new people. Don’t forget that your care givers at UHCS would be happy to drive you to the pool and help you in the adventure!