Q: What are your facility hours?

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am-8:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

The pool will close 30 minutes prior to the rest of the facility. View our home page for holiday closures.

Please see below for Child Watch hours as it operates on a different schedule.


Q: What are your membership types and what is included in my membership?

Please click here to view all Membership Types. The following are included in your membership:

  • FitQuest program (3 free guided sessions with a fitness professional)
  • Free access to ActivTrax app
  • Group Fitness (Yoga, Zumba, BODYPUMP, Senior Fitness Classes, and more!)
  • Water Aerobics (Aqua Basics, Water Worx, and more!)
  • Indoor Cycle Studio
  • Lap pool and family swim
  • ChildWatch (with Family membership)

Q: At what age can children use the fitness center or take group classes? 

Please refer to our Youth Age Guidelines for the fitness floor and group exercise classes.

Q: Do you offer financial assistance on membership fees?

Yes! Please fill out our Open Doors Application for assistance with membership and other Y programs.

Q: I signed up for a membership online. Now what?

Please stop by the facility to get your information verified, have your picture taken, and get your facility access card. Be sure to bring all appropriate identification. If you haven’t already done so, it is also highly recommended that you take a facility tour and learn about all your membership benefits.


Q: What is your guest policy?

Members of the FAYMCA are allowed to bring guests into our facilities and guests must stop by the front desk to register. Nationwide members are not able to bring a guest. Guest child(ren) will not be allowed in Child Watch. While guests cannot sign up for classes, they can see if they can participate in a group exercise class by seeing the instructor prior to the class. All guests must be accompanied by a FAYMCA member. For more information, please refer to the Guest Policy section on our membership guide. 

Q: What are the guest fees?

  • Guests 18+: $10 per daily visit
  • Guests 17 and under: $5 per daily visit


Q: Is there a pool?

There is a 25 yard 6-lane lap pool. 

Q: Do you have a swim team?

Yes! We have Bronze, Silver, and Gold swim teams for ages 7-21. We also have an Adult Masters Swim Program. All swim team fees are in addition to normal membership.

We also have a Swim Academy that serves as a great bridge between swim lessons and the swim team.

Q: Do you offer swim lessons?

Yes! We offer private, semi-private, and home school swim lessons for all ages.

Q: What’s the pool schedule?

Refer to our most recent pool schedule located under “Schedules” menu on our website.

Q: Who are the contacts for aquatics?

For swim lesson related matters, please contact our aquatics director, Tori Banning at [email protected]. For questions regarding our Swim Team, please contact our head coach, Tyler Will at [email protected].

Child Watch

Q: What is Child Watch?

Child Watch is an added-value benefit to those with an active FAMILY membership. It provides a safe and enriching environment for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years, while parents exercise to achieve their health and wellness goals. When parents are in the branch, children are fully engaged in themed activities including arts and crafts, music and movement, and fun discovery and learning. Parents may use Child Watch for up to 90 minutes per visit. Parents must remain in the branch while their children are in Child Watch.

Q: What are your Child Watch hours and who can use Child Watch?

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm & 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm & 4:30-6:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-12:00 noon
Sunday: Not available

Children age 6 weeks to 10 years old are able to use Child Watch. The maximum time limit for use of Child Watch is 90 minutes per day. Children must be on a family membership type to be in Child Watch. Guests, Nationwide Members, or those who are not on a Family membership at the FAYMCA are not able to use Child Watch.

Nationwide members

Q: Can I register for a class as a Nationwide member?

While Nationwide members are not able to sign up for a class, they may participate in the class by coming to the Y, going to the group exercise classroom and get the approval of the instructor.

Q: What is your guest policy for Nationwide members?

Nationwide members are not able to bring a guest to the Foothills Area YMCA. Children on Nationwide membership are also not allowed in Child Watch. For more information, please refer to the Guest Policy section on our membership guide.


Q: How do I sign up for a class?

View the class list here and click the Reserve button under the class desired. You may also use our app, or contact the welcome desk at 864-571-9622 during regular business hours. 

Q: How do I cancel my class reservation?

Log in to your membership account > Select Programs tab > From the list of programs, check off the box next to the class you wish to cancel > Click Remove Selected. You may also contact the welcome desk at 864-571-9622 during regular business hours.


Q: Do you participate in the SilverSneakers program?

At this time the Cottingham Campus will not be a SilverSneakers partner. All members are welcome to apply for financial assistance in the event they cannot afford our standard membership dues. We will continue to look for partner opportunities that serve the community and its members while meeting the Y’s basic needs. We do participate in Silver & Fit as well as Renew Optum/Aaptiv Access.

Q: Where can I get more information about your After School Care Program?

For more information, visit our website and look for After School Care under the Programs tab.


Q: What is FitQuest/ActivTrax?

Activtrax is an orientation program to the equipment at the Foothills Area YMCA. Adult members will have 3 sessions with a Fitness Coach to review/establish their fitness goals, complete a strength assessment, review how to use equipment in the fitness center and receive a workout program based on the member’s needs. It is best for members to complete all 3 sessions before utilizing the fitness center on their own in order to have a full understanding of all the equipment they may be utilizing in their program. (Only a portion of the equipment in the fitness center will be covered in each session). Activtrax programs are a great way to get into a routine, however, if the member has special needs or specific goals, it may not be the ideal program for their condition. Ensure that the member discusses their specific goals and needs with their fitness coach for the best fit!

Q: What types of exercises can my kids do?

Please refer to our Youth Age Guidelines here.