Columbia, South Carolina – Recreation, Sports Organizations
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Columbia SC Recreation, Sports Organizations
- Capital City Ravens
Capital City Ravens is a youth Football & Cheer Squad located in Northeast Columbia.
- Carolina Crossfire Cheer and Tumble
Carolina Crossfire Cheer and Tumble focuses on cheerleading and tumbling in Northeast Columbia.
- Carolina Cyclers
The Carolina Cyclers, formed in 1964, is a cycling club in the Midlands of South Carolina. Centrally located in Columbia, it offers a variety of cycling-related activities along with monthly meetings.
- Carolina Marathon Association
The non-profit Carolina Marathon Association was formed locally in 1976. CMA is committed to providing running and walking events in the region.
- Columbia Disc Golf Club
The Columbia Disc Golf Club provides access to local courses and tournaments for the growing number of players in the Columbia area.
- Columbia Running Club
Founded in 1968, the Columbia Running Club aims to bring together our large, friendly running community in the Capital City. Membership includes entry into the Tour de Columbia, group runs, discounts to local running stores, social events, and more.
- Columbia QuadSquad Rollergirls
The Columbia Quad Squad roller derby team promotes the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues.
- Columbia Sailing Club
The Columbia Sailing Club, located on the eastern shores of Lake Murray, hosts an extensive list of sailing events and activities including community sailing, seamanship, boating safety programs, and a half dozen regattas per year.
- Columbia Ski Club
Columbia Ski Club provides Columbia area skiers and snowboarders major trips with the Crescent Ski Council, trips by member clubs, Columbia club events and more.
- Columbia Swimming League
Swim Leagues comprised of 26 full member swim teams located throughout the Midlands geared toward children ages 4 to 18.
- Columbia YMCA
The YMCA of Columbia includes six branches, serving Richland, Kershaw, Lancaster, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties and is a partner with the Palmetto Center for Women. The Downtown location has six floors of exercise equipment, aquatics, wellness classes, aquatics, summer camps, and childcare.
– Y-Guides and Trailblazers
Y-Guides & Trailblazers are programs that strengthen the bond between fathers and their children ages 5-15. Available at all Columbia area branches, members often enjoy father/child camping, hiking, and canoeing along with once a month gatherings.
- Girls on the Run of Columbia
A non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The highly structured program includes a 24 lesson program that culminates with a 5K run.
- Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission operates several parks providing a vast recreational program for youths, adults, and senior citizens. These programs include wellness activities including therapeutic recreation, theater and other cultural experiences, summer camps, after school programs, field trips, and senior activities including card games, line dancing, and yoga.
- Lake Murray Sailing Club
A private, family-oriented sailing club of boat owners located on Lake Murray. LMSC has an active racing schedule, hosts cruising events and instructional programs for men, women, and youth.
- Lake Murray Volleyball Club - Irmo - middle and high school
Lake Murray Volleyball Club is a girls and boys junior volleyball program to support and promote the sport of volleyball after the high school and middle school seasons have ended.
- Lake Murray Yacht Racing Association
LMYRA is a group of sailors who race a cruising sailboat of at least 20 feet.
- Lexington Adult Baseball League
An 18+ recreational baseball league for adults in Lexington.
- Lexington County Girls Soccer Association
The Lexington County Girls Soccer Association serves girls in and around Lexington County and strives to provide a safe and positive environment where children can learn sportsmanship and cooperation while establishing a sense of self esteem and well-being.
- Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission
With three branches around Columbia, LCRAC offers a variety of services for seniors to enhance the lives of older adults through structured programs including senior fitness, senior athletics, meals on wheels, and home care. LCRAC also has a variety of programs geared toward adults and youths including athletics, after school programs, and summer camps.
- Lexington County Soccer Club
Lexington youth soccer league offering recreational and academy teams which compete statewide or regionally. The soccer club is an affiliate of Liverpool FC.
- Midlands Astronomy Club
An astronomy club for everyone, amateurs to professionals, who meet monthly for fellowship and to share knowledge as well as monthly observation outings.
- Olde Grey Rugby Football Club
The Old Grey Rugby Football Club is a Columbia based non-profit rugby group participating in games and tournaments.
- Palmetto Baseball League
Palmetto Baseball League is a youth baseball league for children five to twelve years old.
- Palmetto Center for Women
Formerly the YWCA of the Midlands, the Palmetto Center for Women provides Christian based services to the women of Columbia and surrounding communities to equip women with the resources they need to succeed.
- Palmetto Chapter Train Collectors Association
Local chapter of the TCA focusing on toy trains particularly the hobby of collecting and operating them, the fun of members buying, selling and discussing them, the study of their characteristics, and the history of their production.
- Providence Athletic Club
Providence Athletic Club is an organization that provides competitive high school level sports opportunities for home educated athletes in the Columbia, South Carolina region.
- Quail Valley Swim & Racquet Club
A private membership club for children and adults looking to improve their swimming or tennis skills, The club also provides socials throughout the year including oyster roasts and their family friendly July 4th celebration.
- Richland County Recreation Commission
With dozens of facilities across the county, the recreation commission offers a diverse catalog of recreational activities including adaptive recreation for children and adults with physical and intellectual challenges including a 3-week long summer camp, adult activity center, after school programs, athletics, aquatics, and summer camps for youths.
- Richland County Regulators
Richmond Regulators are a flat-track roller derby league in Columbia.
- South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame
The South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and honoring those who have made lasting contributions to the cause of sports in South Carolina.
- South Carolina Midlands Volleyball
A volleyball club in Columbia, South Carolina for Juniors ages 14-18 open to boys and girls of all ages and levels.
- South Carolina United FC
South Carolina United FC is affiliated with the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association and offers soccer programs for boys and girls from 3-19 years of age.
- Strictly Running
Your total running and walking information center with a calendar of all local races plus shoes and apparel. Strictly running also leads public groups runs frequently in Five Points.
- USS Ronald E. McNair
The USS Ronald E. McNair is a chapter of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association.