Downtown Swim Lessons

Downtown Location

downtown swim lessons

Downtown YMCA | 205.324.4563
2101 4th Ave N | Birmingham, AL | 35203
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private/semi-private lessons

The Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date. It takes approx 7-10 days to begin lessons once registered. *Please note that all no show lessons will be charged for that lesson.* 

Private Lessons: $125 Member | $175 Non-Member for 6, 30 minute lessons

Semi-Private Lessons: $90 Member | $130 Non-Member for 6, 30 minute lessons. Cost is per swimmer. All participants must register for lessons to be scheduled. The YMCA does not pair participants together. 

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group lessons

saturday Group lesson sessions:

$50 Member | $75 Non-Member for 4, 30 minute lessons

March 7-14-21-28
April 4-11-18-25
May 2-9-16-23
June 6-3-20-27
July 11-18-25-Aug 1
August 8-15-22-29
September 5-12-19-26
Ocotber 3-10-17-24
November 7-14-21-28
preschool program (ages 3-5) - 8:00-8:30a
youth program (ages 6-11) - 8:30-9:00a

weekday group lessons

$70 Member | $110 Non-Member for 8, 30 minute lessons

Session Dates:

Tu/Th Classes (2x/week for 4 weeks)
May 5-28 
M/Tu/W/Th Classes (4x/week for 2 weeks)
June 1-11
June 15-25
July 6-16
July 20-30
Pre-School 3-5yr old: 4:30-5:00pm
Youth 6-11yrs old: 5:00-5:30pm


Make­up lessons for group will be done on Fridays of the week that they are canceled. The YMCA reserves the right to cancel a class due to weather or pool issues. Make­up lessons will not be rescheduled due to participant absence.

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swim team

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The American Red Cross CPR / AED / 1st Aid course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will hold an adult, infant, child CPR/AED, and 1st Aid certification valid for two years.

Skills acquired in this course cannot be applied to a lifeguarding certification as this course certifies participants in rescue skills for lay responders not professional rescuers.

$60 per participant | 4:00pm - 9:00pm

March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 21
December 17

lifeguard certification & re-certification

Being a lifeguard can be a very challenging and rewarding job. This class will certify participants in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid as well as AED. Participants must attend all classes as well as pass a final written and water test.

Class Prerequisites - All participants must be 15 years old or older before the final exam, be able to swim 300 yards continuously (using freestyle and breast stroke), recover a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool and tread water with no hands for 2 minutes. Must have 4 participants in a class in order to hold class. If the class does not have enough participants notification will be made the Monday prior to class beginning. You will have the option of a full refund or a transfer into another class.

Lifeguard Certification: $220 per participant | $70 due at registration, non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot in class. Remaining balance due the first day of class. 

Lifeguard Re-certififcation: $100 per participant | $50 due at registration. Must hold current lifeguard certification.


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