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Swim Lessons

Group Lessons

*Our Swim Lesson program is currently suspended  – We look forward to the return of Swim Lessons in 2021*

Group lessons are designed for ages 3 and up and consist of 3-6 per group.  Participants learn about water safety and basic swimming competency then progress through levels as they develop skills and learn the four competitive strokes. We accommodate students of varying abilities while fostering a sense of achievement and self-confidence.

The YMCA reserves the right to cancel a class due to weather or pool issues. Make­-up lessons will be delivered on Friday of the week that they are canceled.  Make­up lessons will not be rescheduled due to participant absence or no-show. 

Preschool (ages 3-5 years) and Youth (ages 6-12 years)

Level 1 – Beginner: No experience
Level 2 – Intermediate: Comfortable putting face in the water, can swim 10ft assisted
Level 3 – Advanced: Can swim 15-20ft unassisted

Group Lessons :
Weekday – 8, 30 minute lessons $70 Member | $110 Public
Saturday – 4, 30 minute lessons $50 Member | $75 Public

Alabaster

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Adult Program (ages 13+)
Levels 1-3 
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Downtown

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Greystone

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Hoover

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Mountain Brook

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Pelham

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Shades Valley

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Thursday prior to session start date.

Trussville

Preschool Program (ages 3-5)
Levels 1-3
Youth Program (ages 6-12)
Levels 1-3
Registration closes the Wednesday prior to session start date.

Downtown Youth Center

Offered seasonally. Summer 2021 dates TBD.
Please check back.

Private Lessons

*Our Swim Lesson program is currently suspended  – We look forward to the return of Swim Lessons in 2021*

Private Swim Lessons are available for youth and adults. Participants will receive an individualized lesson plan taught by a YMCA swim lesson instructor. Private lessons can be scheduled year-round. Privates are ideal for participants who are not ready for a group lesson setting, participants with special needs, advanced swimmers, and adults.

Private Lessons: 6, 30-minute lessons $125 Member | $175 Public

Once registered, the Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm your start time and date. Please allow 7-10 days to begin lessons once registered. *Please note that all no show lessons will be charged for that lesson.*

Trussville only – Registration Deadline for Private and Semi-Private lessons is the Wednesday before the session starts.

Semi-Private Lessons

*Our Swim Lesson program is currently suspended  – We look forward to the return of Swim Lessons in 2021*

Semi-private lessons are ideal for siblings, friends, relatives, etc. We do suggest that swimmers in a semi-private lesson be similar in age and swimming ability to maximize the amount of hands-on instruction per swimmer.

Semi-Private Lessons: 6, 30 minute lessons $90 Member | $130 Public

Cost listed is per swimmer.  Each participant must register for lessons to be scheduled. The YMCA does decide lesson pairings – please prepare to register together.

Once registered, the Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date. Please allow 7-10 days to begin lessons once registered. *Please note that all no show lessons will be charged for that lesson.*

Trussville only – Registration Deadline for Private and Semi-Private lessons is the Wednesday before the session starts.

Parent / Child Classes

*Our Swim Lesson program is currently suspended  – We look forward to the return of Swim Lessons in 2021*

Parent Child Swim Lessons are for ages 6 months to 3 years. Lessons introduce basic water safety to parents and provide a positive family aquatic experience. This class focuses on exploring body position in the water, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. We will encourage children to move purposefully in the water.

Parent/Child: 4, 30 minute classes $45 Member | $60 Public

Greystone

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Mountain Brook

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Pelham

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Shades Valley

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Trussville

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Swim Team

Year Round Swim Team

Our 2020 – 2021 Year Round Swim Team is Practicing and  Competing in Meets.  Come Join Us!


Swim Birmingham YMCA is a year-round program offering training for beginners through advanced swimmers.  SBY’s certified coaches will work on improving 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.

Swimmers are organized by age and are grouped within those divisions by ability. The beginner to the most experienced swimmer will be challenged while perfecting their technique and building endurance, all while having fun!

Locations:

  • Pelham – Head Coach Jermaine Stringer
  • Greystone – Head Coach Austin Coyle
  • Hoover – Head Coach Dena Richards
  • Trussville – Head Coach Lexi Coon

Questions?  Contact your branch Aquatics Director:

Summer Swim Team

*We look forward to the return of SBY Summer Swim Team – Summer 2021*

SBY Summer Swim Team is a fun, competitive summer league swim team for ages 5-18. Age groups are divided into 6 groups: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18. The team encourages regular swimming to build endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness. Participation on the team is based on basic swimming abilities.

*8 & Under: swimmer must be able to swim one length (25 yards) of the pool doing freestyle and backstroke

*9 & Older: swimmer must be able to complete two lengths (50 yards) of the pool using both strokes

Planned Practice Locations:

  • Pelham – Head Coach Jermaine Stringer
  • Greystone – Head Coach Austin Coyle
  • Hoover – Head Coach TBA
  • Trussville – Head Coach Lexi Coon

Questions?  Contact your branch Aquatics Director:

 

Masters Swim

*We look forward to the return of our Masters Swim Program in 2021*

Masters Swim welcomes anyone 18 and older who wants to improve their swimming abilities. Our goals are to have fun, improve swimming technique, learn new skills, get faster, and meet people who are like-minded. We welcome all ages and abilities to our program.

Workouts typically range 3000-3500 yards. Workouts are flexible,  often adjusting intervals, sets, and distances to accommodate the varying abilities.

Practices: 5:30am – 6:30am  Mondays – Fridays
$30 per month member | $45 per month public

Locations Offering Masters Swim:

Mountain Brook

 

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Community Programs

Safety Around Water

The world is 71% water.
Children are 100% curious.

About
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills. The Greater Birmingham YMCA Safety Around Water Program is designed to engage and educate youth and parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. 

Cost
Free service to the community supported and made possible by our generous donors and Jr. Board fundraising efforts

Details
5, 30-minute lessons

Through Safety Around Water, children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. Kids will participate in five, 30-minute lessons throughout the course of the week. Kids and adults alike will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations, from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water in addition to the basic strokes, proper breathing, and technique. 

Dates
Our Safety Around Water Program is offered at varying times throughout the year in several communities across the Birmingham Metro Area.  Check back for times and dates TBA for 2021

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