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Swim Lessons

Group Lessons

2023 GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group Swim Lessons are offered for all ages and abilities.

Session Length:  7-week sessions | 1 class/week
Lesson Length: 7 * 30-minute lessons
Cost: $63 Member | $126 Public

Winter Session I
Session Dates: January 2 – February 18
Registration Dates: Members: December 5 | Public: December 12

Winter Session II
Session Dates: February 20 – April 8
Registration Dates: Members: January 23 | Public: January 30

YMCA GROUP LESSON OVERVIEW:

Swim Starters (Parent/Child) | Stages A & B | Water Discovery/Water Exploration
With a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skill through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Swim Basics | Stages 1-3 | Water Acclimation/Water Movement/Water Stamina
These stages are perfect for students who are new to swimming and just learning to float and swim with assistance. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: 1-Swim, float, swim & 2-Jump, push, turn, grab.

Swim Strokes | Stages 4-6 | Stroke Introduction/Stroke Development/Stroke Mechanics 
These stages are perfect for someone who is comfortable swimming 10-15 yards on their front and back, but needs help learning strokes and increasing endurance to swim longer distances

Please click on the LESSON SELECTOR GUIDE below to help you select the proper class

AGE GROUPS:
Parent-Child: 6 months – 3 years old (Stages A & B)
Preschool: 3 – 5 years old (Stages 1-4)
Youth: 6-12 years old (Stages 1-6)
Teen: 13-18 years old (Stages 1-6)
Adult: 18+ years old (Stages 1-6)

Private Lessons

2023 Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons available for youth and adults and are ideal for participants  participants with special needs, advanced swimmers, and adults.

Session Length:  7-week session | 1 class/week
Lesson Length: 7 * 30-minute lessons
Cost: $224 Member | $448 Public

Winter Session I
Session Dates: January 2 – February 18
Registration Dates: Members: December 5 | Public: December 12

Winter Session II
Session Dates: February 20 – April 8
Registration Dates: Members: January 23 | Public: January 30

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Swim Team

Year Round Swim Team

 2022 – 2023 Year Round Swim Team!
REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1st
Practice starts August 22nd


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!

*Please note the Minimum Requirement prior to Swim Team participation:
Tread water for 30 seconds – then swim the length of the pool unassisted (25 yards)

Ages 5-18

Locations:

  • Greystone – Head Coach – Multiple Coaches
  • Hoover – Head Coach – Dena Richards
  • Trussville – Head Coach – Lexi Coon

Questions?  Contact your branch Aquatics Director:

Summer Swim Team

SBY Summer Swim Team – We hope to see you next Summer 2023!
June 1 – July 31

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.

SBY’s summer team is a member of the Jefferson Shelby Swim Council (JSSC), a summer swim league consisting of many areas member teams

Please note the Minimum Requirement prior to Swim Team participation:
Tread water for 30 seconds – then swim the length of the pool unassisted (25 yards)

“NOTE: JSSC Summer League Swim Meet Requirements:
*8 & Under: swimmers will swim minimum of 25 yards at summer meets
*9 & Older: swimmers will swim minimum of 50 yards at summer meets

Planned Practice Locations:

  • Greystone – Head Coach – Multiple Coaches
  • Hoover – Head Coach – Dena Richards
  • Trussville – Head Coach – Lexi Coon

Questions?  Contact your branch Aquatics Director:

Masters Swim

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.

Lanes Reserved and Available at our Mountain Brook branch:
Mon – Fri: 6:30am – 8:30am
Saturday: 7:00am – 9:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lanes Reserved and Available at our Shades Valley branch:
Starting December, 6 2022

Tues & Fri: 5:30am – 6:30am
with Coach Daniel Kamber.

Polar Bear Club

 POLAR BEAR CLUB 2022
January 3rd – March 13th

The POLAR BEAR 10 Week Water Fitness Challenge is a fun, free winter fitness incentive for our lap swimmers.  Every time you swim, log your yardage in the log book.  Results will be posted weekly.

The top 10 swimmers swimming the furthest will earn a Polar Bear Top 10 T-shirt.  Shirts are also available for purchase via the link below.

 

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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 other philanthropic funding sources

Details
5 * 30 minute group lessons
Groups split by age – catering to ages 3 through adult

Through Safety Around Water, children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. Kids will participate in 5, 30 minute group 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 2022

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