SAFFP Aquatics

St. Andrew’s Family Fitness Plus maintains an indoor heated pool measuring 25 yards x 25 meters. There are 8 lanes for lap swimming and a 75′ x 28′ instructional area for swim lessons, water aerobics, water walking, and birthday parties. The pool temperature is regulated year-round.


Check out the November 2020 SAFFP

Aquatic Group Fitness Schedule and register for classes!

2020 Aquatic Group Fitness Procedures

  • Reservations for classes can be made via the  Fitness on Demand app (more information here) or by  calling 843-763-3850.

  • All shallow water classes will be limited to 10 members in order to practice safe physical distancing.

  • All deepwater classes will be limited to 15 members in order to practice safe physical distancing. 

  • All classes will have a mandatory length of 45-50 minutes to allow for proper cleaning and space ventilation.  

    • Some class times have changed to allow for additional cleaning/ventilation time.

  • All equipment will be provided!

    • instructors will be responsible for cleaning equipment after class.

    • SAFFP recommends bringing your own deep-water belt if you can easily obtain one.

  • Please note that showers are still not available at this time.

If you are unable to keep your reserved class time, please call the front desk at 843-763-3850 or e-mail within 24 hours of class start or you will be charged a $5 no show fee.

Lifeguard Training

Course Overview:

In the intensive training, participants will learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes first aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate. Participants must download the Lifeguard Study Materials at and bring the materials on Monday.

Prerequisites: Participants must be 15 years old, tread water for two minutes, able to swim 300 yards continuously using a variety of strokes and retrieve a 10 lb. brick from a depth of at least 7 ft.

$170 – Members / PSD residents
$185 – Non Members / NonPSD residents


Call 763-3850 for more information.

Swim Lessons 

It’s never too late to learn how to swim!

We have group and private lessons for all

levels and ages year-round!


Monday/Wednesday Starfish Swim School for Youth ages 7 and up

Tuesday/Thursday Starfish Swim School for Preschool ages 3 - 6.

Tuesday/Thursday StarBabies and StarTots Parent and Child ages 6 - 35 months 

Saturday Starfish Stroke School for Swim School graduates

Saturday Adult Swim School

Free Swim School Assessments every month

New Swim School Sessions start monthly

​​Fees: Member/PSD Resident: $60.00 a session or Non-member/Non-PSD Resident $70.00 a session


Participants can register at the front desk of St. Andrew’s Family Fitness Plus at 1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. or at St. Andrew's Parks and Playground at 1095 Playground Road. 

Payment is required at the time of registration. Make up lessons are not permitted due to absences unless unforeseen medical issues arise and proper documentation is provided or if the facility must reschedule a lesson.

Private Swim Lessons

For kids AND adults!

Never learned to swim? Want a head start? Want to achieve certain training goals?

Want more individual attention? Not ready for group lessons?

Not comfortable in a group setting?

We can help! Private swim lessons are a great way to learn at your own pace!  We offer private lessons for all levels and all ages!

We’ll set you up with the right instructor for your abilities.

Just contact Brian Burke call 843-763-3850 (pool office) to get started now.

$29 for 30 min!

$49 for 60 min!

To sign up for a Private Swim Instructor, please stop by St. Andrew’s Family Fitness Plus! and complete the Private Lesson


Kim Coury

Aquatics Coordinator

Underwater Hockey


Underwater hockey is a fast moving game that quickly builds swimming and free diving capabilities. It is co-ed, a great workout, and a lot of fun! It is played on the bottom of a 6-8 feet swimming pool by two teams of six. Players wear fins, mask, snorkel, and a protective glove and headgear (the same kind as for water polo).

The stick is short (1 ft.), the puck is heavy (3 lbs.), Play and strategy are similar to soccer or ice hockey except that the playing service is at the bottom of a pool. The rules are “non-contact” and players generally cover zones around the puck.


Success (scoring) ultimately depends on teamwork, since no single player can hold his/her breath forever. Play is fast and exciting – you go at it hard while holding your breath. The sport offers great cross-training for runners, swimmers, and bikers.


Plus, because it’s non-contact and underwater, people of different sizes and genders play on an equal field.

The club has gear to lend to new players, but if you have a mask and snorkel you are comfortable with, please bring them along.


For more information on joining, contact David Wyanski at 

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Forest Lakes Pool Memberships

Did you know that St. Andrew's Parks & Playground Commission manages the outdoor pool in the Forest Lakes subdivision? You don't have to be a member at Family Fitness Plus or a PSD resident to sign up for a summer membership! Click here to sign up today!

(Pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.)

St. Andrew's Parks and Playground

1095 Playground Rd.

Charleston, SC 29407


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St. Andrew’s Family Fitness Plus!
1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Charleston, SC  29407


At St. Andrew’s Parks and Playgrounds, all of our programs and services are accessible to those with physical or developmental disabilities. Please contact St. Andrew’s at 763-4360 for more information.

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