Swim Birmingham YMCA

Swim Birmingham YMCA

Swim Birmingham Ymca (SBY)


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About Swim Birmingham YMCA

Swim Birmingham YMCA is a year-round program offering training for beginners through national level competitive swimmers.  SBY 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. SBY is a member of the Southeastern Swimming Local Swimming Committee. Southeastern Swimming is one of 59 Local Swimming Committees (LSC's) that make up USA Swimming, the governing body for US Olympic Swimming. Southeastern Swimming represents about 7,900 swimmers from 79 clubs located in the States of Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. For more information visit Southeastern Swimming's website here.

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, as well as progressive calisthenics and strength training.  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 Regional 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.


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.

Fall registration opens Monday, July 29th and practices begin August 12th

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Swim Team:

Yearly $120 Registration Fee
Includes USA Swimming registration fee, team shirt and cap. *Required for all swimmers*
Level 1: $50 Member | $70 Program Participant
This is our entry level team group that introduces young athletes to the world of competitive swimming! Through the application of drills/skills/repetition of basic swimming fundamentals and race strategies, our swimmers are taught an appreciation of the sport from an early age. Comprised of 2, 1 hour practices per week.
Level 2: $70 Member | $90 Program Participant
Group builds upon the fundamental swimming skills learned in Level 1. More advanced drills and training techniques are introduced progressively to improve overall coordination and efficiency in water. Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice regularly and participate in swim meets. Comprised of 3, 1 hour practices per week.
Level 3: $80 Member | $105 Program Participant
Swimmers will be introduced to a competitive swim environment that maintains an emphasis on stroke technique, pace clock reading and organized sets. Swimmers will be coached up to show competency in all four strokes, as well as, demonstrate a respectful and positive attitude at practices and swim meets to all team members. Comprised of 4, 1 hour practices per week.
Junior 1: $95 Member | $125 Program Participant
This is a competitive group that focuses on higher level skills and training that are learned in the Level 3 group. The goal for this group is to be competitive on the Southeastern and YMCA National Level with the desire to advance to the Junior 2 group. Comprised of 5, 1.5 hours practices per week. Ideal for those ages 10-14
Junior 2: $115 Member | $150 Program Participant
Swimmers in this group have a focus on competing at the regional level with the goal of reaching Southeasterns, YMCA Nationals and even Junior National qualifying times. This is a serious, goal-oriented, competitive group focusing on training hard and swimming fast. Seasonal and annual racing plans are introduced. Comprised of 5, 2 hour practices per week. Ideal for ages 12 and older, with the expectation of making a minimum of 4 practices per week.
Click Here To Register At: GREYSTONE    HOOVER
Senior 1: $140 Member | $180 Program Participant
Senior 2: $175 Member | $230 Program Participant
These groups goal is to perform at the highest levels possible in YMCA and USA Swimming. The goal for this group is to achieve Junior National qualifying, Senior Nationals and Olympic Trials qualifying times. Swimmers in the Senior group need to be very driven and intrinsically motivated for success. Training hard with a positive attitude and swimming fast are fun for swimmers at this level. Swimmers in this group are considered team leaders and role models for the rest of the team, both on and off the pool deck. Must be invited from coaches to attend this group. Swimmers are expected to attend 90% of practices offered. Comprised of 6, 2 hour practices per week.
Click Here To Register At: GREYSTONE - SENIOR 1 / SENIOR 2       HOOVER - SENIOR 1
*Prices are per month. Not all levels are offered at each location*


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