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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 SBY Stingrays are a year-round swim team that competes in the summer against other teams from around the city.
Swimmers new to our team will need to attend an evaluation for proper group placement. Evaluations can be scheduled through the aquatics department.
May 30th - August 4th
Our program is open to swimmers ages 5 years to 18 years of age. The only requirement to be on our team is the swimmer must be able to swim one full length of the pool unassisted. An evaluation is required before you will know your practice time.
Practice is offered five days a week for all ages. However, participants are not required to attend all five days if their schedule does not permit. Practices are not mandatory and your swimmer will never be penalized for missing a practice. We completely understand that this is summer league swimming and everyone takes vacations, goes to camps, and participates in other sports during the summer.
Practice time is determined by placment/evaluations
6/13/2017 SBY Green vs Brook Highland Racquet Club @ Alabaster YMCA Warm-ups at 4pm meet begins at 5pm
6/20/2017 SBY Green vs Mt. Brook Country Club @ Mt. Brook Country Club Warm-ups at 4:30 pm meet begins at 5pm
6/27/2017 SBY Green vs Vestavia Swim Association @ Pelham YMCA Warm-ups at 4pm meet begins at 5pm
7/1-7/18 Guppy Meet TBA
7/11/2017 SBY Green vs Homewood Park & Rec @ Homewood Park & Rec Warm-ups at 530 pm meet begins at 6pm
7/14/2017 LJCC Invitational Warm-ups around 7:30am (not included in registration so there is a fee)
7/15/2017 SBY Invitational warmups 730am @ the Birmingham Crossplex
7/18/2017 SBY Green vs YMCA Blue @ the Trussville YMCA warm-ups at 4:30pm meet begins at 5pm
7/25/2017 SBY Green vs Lifetime Swim Team @ Hoover YMCA Warm-ups at 4 pm meet begins at 5pm
8/5-8/6 Senior County Championship @ the Birmingham Crossplex (must qualify for this meet and there is a fee for this meet) warm-ups around 730am
$265 YMCA Members
This fee includes participation in all dual meets, a team t-shirt, a team swim cap, and registration with JSSC.
SBY team Suits are encouraged but not mandatory. If you choose not to wear a team suit please compete in an all black 1 piece suit. Team suits can be purchased from: www.allamericanswim.com or www.theswimteamstore.com click on Team Login, our User name is Birmingham and the password is YMCA.
Registration will open May 1st and be available online and at the HOover YMCA front desk.
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: The registration fee covers the cost of membership with Jefferson Shelby Swim Council, a team cap, team t-shirts, and various administrative costs. Financial assistance is available for program fees. For more information, please contact Laysea Chasteen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Birmingham YMCA is a year-round program offering training for beginners through national level competitive swimmers. SBY’s certified coaches will dramatically improve your child’s swimming ability while maintaining a focus on the YMCA’s core character values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. SBY competes in both USA Swimming meets, as well as YMCA competition.
Swimmers are organized by age and are grouped within those divisions by ability. There will be lanes for each age group with varying levels of practice difficulty. SBY offers practice days from two to six days a week. Practices are Monday thru Saturday after school; times will vary depending on group placement. The beginner to the most experienced swimmer will be challenged while perfecting their technique and building endurance, all while having fun!
We are a competitive swim team. We offer groups specifically designed for competitive swimmers who are seeking to swim at a National and State Level. Participation in our Senior groups will require more of your child's time and dedication. These swimmers will be required to sign a "Code of Conduct" contract to be held accountable for how they act and represent SBY. Additionally, these swimmers will be expected to maintain a certain GPA at school and obtain volunteer hours around the city.
August 21st-Dec 8th
Our program is open to swimmers ages 4 years to 18 years of age. The only requirement to be on our team is the swimmer must be able to swim one full length of the pool unassisted.
If you are new to our program, please email Coach Dena Richards.
Online registration is now OPEN. Please email Laysea Chasteen if you need assistance registering your child. Space is limited and some groups may be at maximum capacity.
Depends on placement
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:50-4:50 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:05 PM
Wednesday 4:35-6:05 PM
Friday 5-6:30 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:35-7:20pm
We offer two payment methods:
Option 1: Pay the full group program fee at time of registration.
Option 2: Split the group program fee into four monthly payments. This option requires a credit card or bank account number to be on file. The first payment will be drafted at time of registration; the remain three payments will be drafted on the 15th of February, March, and April.
**The prices above do not include a mandatory Registration Fee of $95 for all swimmers who are competitive. This fee is non-refundable and is due in full at time of registration.
**The prices above do not include any fees associated with any swim meet your child participates in during the season. All meet fees are non-refundable and are due prior to the date of the meet.
Laysea Chasteen, Aquatics Director
Dena Richards, Head Swim Coach
♦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)
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 $100 Non-Members $145
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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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