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Y Barre A non-impact class designed to strengthen, tone & balance the entire body utilizing the ballet barre and light props.
Zumba® Mixes low and high intensity moves for an interval style dance fitness
party through Latin and World rhythms.
The Intensity Scale below is provided to assist with class selection based on your current conditioning level and need. However, all classes will involve professional instruction on ways to adjust the intensity level in order to Modify or Intensify based on individual class participant needs – If Intensity is not listed in class name, the default is Intermediate.
Designed to instruct on the fundamentals of the class modality while also providing a complete workout
Designed to provide a complete workout appropriate for all levels of conditioning
Designed to provide a higher intensity level workout most appropriate for those with a solid baseline of conditioning
The Hoover Family Branch has one chlorine recreation pool, a splash pad, a whirlpool and a steam room. The recreation pool is 25 yards long, with a depth range of 3-6.5 feet. It is covered in the off-season for year-round availability. The family whirlpool and family steam room is located outside the locker room.
It is the goal of the Birmingham YMCA to make sure that everyone who participates in our aquatics programing is safe. These Swim test guidelines are one way to help ensure our goal is met.
All swim tests are conducted by the certified lifeguard on duty.
The participant must jump into the deep end of the pool, tread water for 30 seconds and swim on top of the water approximately 25 yards without stopping or touching bottom/sides of pool.
If the participant passes the test, he or she will receive a green wristband and may swim free in the pool.
If the participant does not pass the test or does not want to take the test, he or she will receive a red wristband and will need to do one of the following: the participant must wear a life jacket; or if no life jacket is worn, an adult 18 or older must be in the pool with the participant no more than an arm's length away.
All participants under 14 must follow these guidelines.
***Please note- it is the Birmingham YMCA Association's policy to only allow coastguard approved flotation devices in the pool. No inflatables of any kind allowed.
We offer pool parties by reservation only.
Parties are scheduled in two hour time slots, including pool and party room time. You may bring your own food, drink, paper goods and party decorations to make your day special. A lifeguard will be assigned to your party to monitor and coordinate the kids. See the Birthday Party brochure for time options and prices.
Prices are based on a 2 hour party with 1hour and 15 minutes in the pool and 45 minutes in a party room.
***For the months of May (15th on) June, July & 1st half of August we only do after hour rentals.
To contact the Aquatics Department email Laysea Chasteen
THE REGISTRATION FEE AND EITHER THE FIRST MONTH'S PAYMENT OR PAYMENT IN-FULL ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.
ALL REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!!!
Please note the following: Program fees do not include meet entry fees. A non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of registration and is NOT included in the total program fee listed above. The registration fee covers the cost membership with USA Swimming, a team cap, team t-shirts, and various administrative costs. Bank drafts are paid in eight monthly installments from September through May for the Year Round Swim option. Session Swim option will also require September's draft amount must be paid at the time of registration and the monthly bank drafts begin in October and ends in Dec (fall session) Jan-May (spring session). Financial assistance is available for program fees. For more information, please contact Laysea Chasteen at firstname.lastname@example.org
8-9 CTA, Tuscaloosa
22-23 PCST, Florida
28-30 BSL, CrossPlex
6 Trussville YMCA
13 Hoover YMCA
19-21 Ensworth, Nashville
2-4 Southern Zone Open Water Champs (Qualifiers Only) North Carolina
16-18 SCAT Prelim/Final Meet, Atlanta
16-18 BSL, Crossplex
23-25 AUB, Auburn or DST, Dothan TBA
8 CTA, CrossPlex
20-23 SE Champs (Qualifiers Only) Huntsville
31-Aug 4 YMCA LC Nationals (Qualifiers Only) North Carolina
1-5 Age Group Zones (Qualifiers Only) Mississippi
3-6 Futures Champs (Qualifiers Only) Nashville
8-12 US Junior Nationals (Qualifiers Only) New York
♦Group lessons consist of 8 - 40 minute lesssons
♦Group lessons are available for ages 3 years- 11 years
♦Groups consist of a maximum of 6 children per instructor
♦Due to the number of participants, multiple skill levels may be placed within the same group
♦Not all group sessions will make, depending on the number of participants registered.
♦There are no makeup or rescheduled group lessons unless due to the YMCA cancelling a lesson. (Any cancellations due to weather will be held at the same time on the Friday of that week)
♦The deadline to register is the FRIDAY before the session starts
♦All you need to bring is your swim suit and a towel, if they like to wear goggles, they can
♦Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of class on the first day
**The aquatics office does not call to confirm group classes, please arrive on the day/time you registered for.
***All group Swim lessons use Remind 101 to communicate cancellations. it is your responsibility to register for this communication. If you need the instructions please click here:
Remind 101 5:30pm class
Remind 101 6:20 pm class
LEVEL 1 (Beginners with no experience)
Skills Required: None
In class: Work on increased comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. In class: will learn to blow bubbles, put face in water, proper kicking, paddling, front and back floats with use of flotation devices.
LEVEL 2 (Beginner - Beginner Intermediate)
Skills required: This class is for swimmers who can jump in on their own and swim 10 feet assisted.
In class: encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. During class will work on unassisted front and back glides and floats, treading water, rolling from front to back and back to front in the water.
LEVEL 3 (Intermediate)
Skills required: This is for swimmers who can jump in on their own and swim 5-10 yards unassisted.
In class: Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous levels. During class will work on swimming on front and back, and treading water.
LEVEL 4 (Advanced - Introduction to Swim Team)
Skills required: For swimmers who can already swim on front and back for 15-25 yards unassisted.
In class: Introduces basic stroke technique in freestyle and backstroke and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. In class will work on all competitive stroke and rescue strokes.
Winter/Spring Session (lessons taught on Tuesday's & Thursday's for 4 weeks)
►January 31 - February 23
Summer Session (lessons taught Monday thru Thursday for 2 weeks)
►July 24- August 3
Fall/Winter Session (lessons taught on Tuesday's & Thursday's for 4 weeks)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE The deadline to register for any session is the FRIDAY before the lesson starts.
Preschool lessons: Winter/Spring Sessions 5:30-6:10pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Youth lessons: Winter/Spring Sessions - 6:20-7pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
For more Aquatics information or questions please contact email@example.com
Want to learn how to swim but not in a group setting? Want to work on your technique?
Private Swim Lessons is just what you are looking for. You will receive 6 / 30 minute sessions with a certified swim lesson instructor. The classes will be scheduled at your convenience.
Please fill out the registration form and return it with your payment to the front desk or you can register on line. The Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date. It takes approx 7-10 days to to begin lessons once registered.
*Please note that all no show lessons will be charged for that lesson.
Private Lesson fee: YMCA Members $95 Non-Members $142
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These lessons are ideal for 2 to 3 swimmers who swim at the same level. You will need to register with the other swimmer in your group. We do not provide partners, you must have partner prior to registering. The Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date, once all parties in lesson are registered.
Semi Private Lesson fees: YMCA- Members $75 Non- Members $113 (this is the per child fee)
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Mar 15-Mar 18 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Mar 27-Mar 29 M-W 9-5
Apr 5-Apr 8 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Apr 19-Apr 22 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
Apr 26-Apr 29 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 3-May 6 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 17-May 20 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 24-May 27 (W-F 4pm-9pm) (Sa 8am -4pm)
May 31-June 2 Wed-Fri 9-5
June 7-June 9 Wed-Fri 9-5
June 14-June 16 Wed-Fri 9-5
Mar 15-Mar 18 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
Mar 27-Mar 28 M-T 9-5
Apr 5-Apr 7 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
Apr 19-Apr 21 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
Apr 26-Apr 28 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
May 3-May 5 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
May 17-May 19 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
May 24-May 26 (W-F 4pm-9pm)
May 31-June 1 Wed-Thu 9-5
June 7-June 8 Wed-Thu 9-5
June 14-June 15 Wed-Thu 9-5
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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