With a climate like ours, it's no surprise that Greenville's youth swimming programs turn out a tremendous number of successful competitive swimmers. And it should come as no surprise that access to the water is easy and plentiful. From water parks and community pools to the state-of-the-art Westside Aquatic Complex, there's never a shortage of places to splash around for fun or put in a few serious laps.
Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this Piedmont waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide, some exercise in the lap pool, and a run through the fountains at the baseball-themed splash pad. May 28–Sept. 5 $6–$7/swimmer; $3 nonswimmer. More
South Carolina's only enclosed public 50-meter pool. Open year-round. Recreational swims, instructional classes, swim team. Operated by the Greenville County Recreation District.
Little “tadpoles” love this Northside waterpark, which caters to the smaller set with a shallow entry pool, a tame Tadpole slide, and the Splashpad for fountains of fun. For bigger kids, two body slides twist and turn into the pool. May 28–Sept. 5 $8–$11/swimmer; $4/nonswimmer 101 W. Darby Rd. 864-834-4108 greenvillerec.com/welcom More
Splash it up at this watery wonderland in Simpsonville, where you can plunge down several waterslides, ride a boogie board down the park’s Flowrider surfing simulator, or just enjoy a float in an inner tube along a lazy river. Open season: May 28–Sept. 5 $8–$12/swimmer; $4/nonswimmer. 417 Baldwin Rd., Southside Park, Simpsonville More
Greenville County Rec is a department of Greenville County that provides facilities and recreational programs for the residents of and visitors to Greenville County. Over 53 park sites offer amenities from indoor community centers, to skating rinks, athletic fields, three water parks, and much more. Programming ranges from tennis clinics to sw More
This unique Community Center, offering memberships and day passes, is top notch with an incredible variety of fitness classes, sports facilities, and event venues. The Kroc fitness center offers machines, free weight equipment and over 330 group fitness classes monthly including personal training. The Aquatics facility features a 6-lane lap pool pl More
With six locations in the area, The YMCA of Greenville provides wellness facilities, childcare, and youth programs like sports (soccer, basketball, aquatics), as well as a summer resident camp at Y Camp Greenville. The YMCA's classes, including Lifeguard certification, offer something for every member of the family. More