Shades Valley

About us.

Welcome to the Shades Valley Y

Located on Highway 31 in Homewood, the Shades Valley YMCA was one of the first suburban branches built, in 1968. The facility received a major renovation in 2012 and continues to serve the community through adult health and wellness, school age childcare, active older adult and aquatic programming.

Come visit


Shades Valley YMCA
3551 Montgomery Highway
Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 870-9622

Branch Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: CLOSED
Easter: CLOSED
Memorial Day: TBD
4th of July: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Labor Day: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Thanksgiving: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Christmas Eve: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: 7:00am – 12:00pm

Pool Hours

Shades Valley features a seasonal outdoor recreational pool with a zero-entry area and a year-round heated indoor pool. Lanes always available for Lap Swimming – Reserve your lane HERE

5:00am – 4:00pm: Lap Swim 6 lanes (1 swimmer/lane)

4:00pm – 7:45pm: Lap Swim 5 lanes (1 swimmer/lane) | Open Swim 1 lane

9:00am – 10:00am, Water Aerobics (M/T/Th/F) Outdoor Pool, through 11/27
8:00am – 10:00am: Lap Swim 6 lanes (1 swimmer/lane)

10:00am – 4:45pm: Lap Swim 5 lanes (1 swimmer/lane) | Open Swim 1 lane

Outdoor: *OPEN THROUGH 11/29*
8:00am – 9:00am: Lap Swim 4 lanes (1 swimmer/lane)
9:00am – 10:00am: Water Aerobics
9:00am – 4:45pm: Lap Swim 2 lap lanes (1 swimmer/lane)

10:00am – 4:45pm: Open Swim


1:00pm – 4:45pm: Lap Swim 5 lanes | Open Swim 1 lane

Outdoor  *OPEN THROUGH 11/29*
1:00pm – 4:45pm: Lap Swim 2 lanes

1:00pm – 4:45pm: Open Swim

Learn and Play Hours

Mon/Wed/Thur: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Make a Reservation!


Branch Leadership Staff

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