About us.

Welcome to the Downtown Y

Serving the Downtown Birmingham business district and surrounding residential areas since 1985, the Downtown Y is host to a diverse population finding a common goal in a healthy lifestyle.

Come visit


Downtown YMCA
2101 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 324-4563

Branch Operating Hours

Monday–Friday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day: CLOSED
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: CLOSED
Easter: CLOSED
Memorial Day: CLOSED
4th of July: CLOSED
Labor Day: CLOSED
Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
Christmas Eve: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: CLOSED

Pool Hours

Downtown features a year-round indoor recreational/lap pool. Lanes always available for Lap Swimming – Reserve your lane HERE

Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 6:45pm

11:45am – 12:45pm: Water Aerobics 4 lanes
11:30am – 1:00pm: Lap Swim 2 lanes (2 swimmers/lane)
1:00pm – 6:45pm: Lap Swim 4 lanes | Open Swim 2 lanes
11:30am – 6:45pm: Lap Swim 4 lanes | Open Swim 2 lanes


Branch Leadership Staff

Cham Norman, Executive Director
Wendy Newland, Operations & Membership Director
Chris Franklin, Healthy Living Director
Leah Turner, Aquatic Director
Rachel Freeman, Group Exercise Coordinator