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 competitions.
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.
All SBY coaches are dedicated individuals who love the sport of swimming, many of whom have age group and college swimming experience. All SBY coaches, both staff and volunteer, have passed a thorough background check and are registered through USA Swimming. Our coaches focus on helping young swimmers improve their ability and to enjoy the sport of swimming.
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is a charitable organization dedicated to making our community a healthier place to live. Through generous gifts from our volunteers, we are able to make these programs more accessible to people in all communities we serve.
August 21-December 8, 2017
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.
Fill out the form below to register for the Fall 2017 SBY Season or contact the Aquatics Director at your preferred location for more information.
Speedo Team suits are highly encouraged but not mandatory. If you choose not to wear a team suit, please have your child wear a one-piece black swimsuit to all meets. Team suits and equipment can be purchased online HERE. For group equipment needs, please navigate to the Swim Team Parent Page tab under Youth Development.
Sept 22-24 Panama City OR BSL Meet
Sept 30 Hoover YMCA Meet
Oct 13-15 Auburn (Ensworth, TN as the back-up meet if we don’t get in AU)
Oct 27-29 Huntsville Swim Association OR Montgomery YMCA 12 & Under Meet
Nov 3-5 BSL Cranberry Classic
Nov 11 Trussville YMCA Meet
Nov 17-18 HS Sectional Meet (Crossplex)
Dec 1-2 HS State Meet (Auburn)
Dec 2 Hoover YMCA Meet for kids not swimming at HS State
Dec 3 Auburn One Day Invite
Dec 9 CTA (Tuscaloosa) 12&Under Meet
Jan 19-21 SCAT (Atlanta)
Jan 26-28 HSA (Huntsville)
Feb 10-11 Regional Champ Meet – BSL (Crossplex)
Feb 23-25 SE Championships (Huntsville)
Mar 2-4 Auburn Meet
April 20-22 Laurel, MS
May 4-6 Makos Meet (MS)
Contact the Aquatics Director at your neighborhood branch for questions about Swim Birmingham YMCA and additional information on all YMCA swim programs.
Hoover Laysea Chasteen
Alabaster Austin Coyle
Vestavia Nick Lambert
Pelham Leah Turner
Trussville Melissa Gooden
Greystone Becky Heisner
Shades Valley Brittany Garner
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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