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 – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Holiday Hours

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

Pool Hours

(Pool closes at least 15 minutes prior to branch)

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 – Closing: 6 Lap Swim Lanes

*Lap Lanes are 2 per lane*
9:00am-9:55am:       2 Lap Swim lanes | Water Aerobics
10:00am-10:55am:   2 Lap Swim lanes | Exceptional Foundation (Mondays)
10:00am-12:00pm:  2 Lap Swim lanes | Summer Fun Club (Tuesday- Friday)
11:00am-7:00pm:     3 Lap Swim lanes | Family/Open Swim 

8:00am – Closing: 6 Lap Swim lanes

*Lap Lanes are 2 per lane*
9:00am – 9:55am:   2 Lap Swim lanes | Water Aerobics
10:00am – Closing: 3 Lap Swim lanes | Family/Open Swim 

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

12:00pm – 5:30pm –   3 Lap swim lanes | Family/Open Swim 

Learn and Play Hours

(8 Weeks to 9 Years)

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

Make a ;Reservation!


Branch Leadership Staff

TBD, Executive Director
Wendy Newland, Operations & Membership Director
Chris Franklin, Healthy Living Director
April Flynn, Aquatic Director
Rachel Freeman, Group Exercise Coordinator