Upcoming Programs

Turkey Trot

Join us Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

Be thankful for all of life’s blessings…especially your health! Start Thanksgiving off the right way with the Sumter Family YMCA’s Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk. Bring your family, your friends and even your pets as we celebrate health and wellness.

Race Day Registration begins at 8 am.

Race begins at 9 am

Gobbler Dash: Free, Ages 4- 9

Prize to all participants, Awards to overall top three finishers

Turkey Trot: Certified course, finish line & chip timers by Strictly Running, *T-shirts, & more!

Register by Nov. 20:

18+:  $20

17 & Under: $15

Late Registration: Nov. 21-22:

18+:  $30

17 & Under: $25

Special Prizes & Awards:

Craziest Hat, Ugliest Shoes, Most Decorative Water Bottle, Oldest and Youngest finisher, First Dog and First Stroller across finish line, Person that traveled the farthest, Stan DuBose Award for Oldest Finisher

*T-shirts only guaranteed to first 500 early registrants.

Online Registration available September 1 through November 21.

Download 2018 Registration Form and Flier

Course Map

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please follow the link HERE to register. Type the word “volunteer” in the Search box. For more information, contact Denise Lewis at 803- 773-1404


Also, consider being part of our Turkey Fit program. We’ll help you get ready for the 5K, one week at a time.

Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study

The power of men in Christian fellowship cannot be overestimated as a dynamic discipleship tool. These studies are created specifically for men and the issues they face. Join us weekly for scripture study & inspirational messages by various local community religious leaders.

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:00 am in the Conference Room


Women’s Bible Study

Women will meet for the study of scripture and lead discussions about the readings using the S.O.A.P. method to dig deeper into the scriptures.

S: Scripture – Writing God’s word on a daily basis

O: Obervation – See what is going on in scripture

A: Application – Applying the scriptures

P: Prayer – Praying to grow in Christ

Starting September 5 – a study of Proverbs 31.

Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am in the YZone

Special Needs Swim Lessons

Our swimming lessons for children for special needs is a great way to serve children with any special need. We know that not every child learns the same way, so we’re patient and understanding with ALL of our swimmers. Swimming is an ideal activity for kids, especially those with special needs, because it can also showcase hidden abilities and talents. We focus on positivity and celebrate accomplishments big and small!

View our current class offerings by downloading the flyer.

Contact our Aquatics Director with questions about this program.



Registration for the  2018-2019 school year is open!

Let our staff unlock the door to your child’s personal and academic success.

YMCA buses pick-up from several Sumter School District elementary & middle schools, and Wilson Hall. Our program  includes academic assistance, physical activity, art, and transfer to other YMCA programs. We also have a drop off  program for homeschooled children and other schools.

The program hours are based on Sumter County School dismissal and ends at 6:00 pm. Fees include all-day teacher workdays and scheduled early dismissal days.


$25 registration fee per child per school year

Monthly fee: $200/members and  $300/potential members

Club Y for Kindergarten – 5th grade

High Y for 6th – 8th grade

Registration is open throughout the year with limited space. Immunization records are due at the time of registration.

Download Afterschool Flier

Download Afterschool Registration

Parent Handbook

Now Hiring!


The YMCA of Sumter often searches for quality employees to continue our mission. If you’re interested in joining the YMCA staff, download the employment application and deliver to the YMCA of Sumter front desk. The YMCA of Sumter is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. Click on the Apply Now link on our home page to apply.

Now Accepting Applications For:

Aquatics Water Instructor

After School Counselors

Gymnastics Instructor


Daytime Certified Barre/Pilates instructor

Certified Personal Trainer