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The Vestavia Branch has one chlorine recreation pool, one wading pool, and two whirlpools. The recreation pool is 25 yards long, 6 lanes wide, has a depth range of 3.5 - 8.5 feet, and holds 110,000 gallons of water. In the off-season it is covered with an Air Dome purchased in 2017 allowing for year-round enjoyment. The wading pool has a depth of 1 foot on both sides and 2 feet in the middle. It is open in June and July at select times daily. The whirlpools are located in both the mens and womens locker rooms and are available year-round.
The Vestavia Branch offers a year round and summer swim team, masters swim team, as well as private and group swim lessons and lap swimming lanes. Please see the pool schedule below for lane space availability.
Monday thru Thursday 5:15 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 5:15 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 7 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 1 - 4:30 PM
Click Here to view the current pool schedule. Copies are also available at the Front Desk.
It is the goal of the Birmingham YMCA to make sure that everyone who participates in our aquatics programing is safe. These Swim test guidelines are one way to help ensure our goal is met. All swim tests are conducted by the certified lifeguard on duty.
The participant must jump into the deep end of the pool, tread water for 30 seconds and swim on top of the water approximately 25 yards without stopping or touching bottom/sides of pool.
If the participant passes the test, he or she will receive a green wristband and may swim free in the pool.
If the participant does not pass the test or does not want to take the test, he or she will receive a red wristband and will need to do one of the following: the participant must wear a life jacket; or if no life jacket is worn, an adult 18 or older must be in the pool with the participant no more than an arm's length away.
All participants under 14 must follow these guidelines.
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill. In swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water, learn water safety and develop skills that last a lifetime. Our instructors are excited to help your child learn to swim!
3 years & up
Swim lessons are offered seven days a week, year-round, whenever the pool is available. Lessons are scheduled based on your personal availability.
Private Lessons $100 YMCA Members | $145 Non-Members
Semi-Private Lessons $75 YMCA Members | $113 Non-Members
Lesson registration is available online or at the front desk.
**All lessons must be completed within four weeks.
**No refunds will be given after the second lesson has taken place.
Lessons will not be refunded/rescheduled/transferred/etc. after four weeks have passed from date of registration. The Aquatics Department will attempt to contact you a maximum of three times (using the contact number listed on registration) to schedule lessons. Failure to respond to these attempts will result in total forfeit of lessons & payment, no exceptions.
All parties must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. All parties are scheduled for a two hour time slot. Parties are welcome to bring their own food, paper goods, and decorations. No glass is permitted due to Health Department regulations. Parties will have access to an ice machine; no need for you to buy bags of ice!
A lifeguard will be assigned to each party and can help with setup & cleanup while guests are not in the pool. The assigned guard will administer a swim test to all youth under the age of fourteen, no exceptions. All youth under the age of fourteen will not be permitted to enter the pool prior to completing the swim test. A copy of the YMCA Swim Test Policy can be found here. The guard will then assist the other guards on duty with monitoring the pool.
All parties are expected to comply with all YMCA rules & policies during the use of our facility. Please ensure you and your guests have reviewed our Pool Rules and Whirlpool Rules prior to arrival.
The YMCA does not allow you to charge an admission fee or a cover charge for your event.
The YMCA does not allow the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, foul language or any fighting on our premises.
The YMCA does not allow you to have any outside businesses or contractors on our premises during your event without written authorization from YMCA Senior Management.
The YMCA does not allow you to have any type of private security on our premises during your event without written authorization from YMCA Senior Management.
If any of these actions occur in or outside of our facility, including the parking lot, by you or your guest, your event will be shut down immediately with no refund and potential legal action may be taken.
Saturday: 11 AM - 1 PM | 2 - 4 PM
Sunday: 2 - 4 PM
The host of the party may arrive up to thirty minutes early to setup. All guests of the party may only use the facility during the scheduled two hour time slot. At the end of this two hour time slot, all guests must exit the facility unless they are YMCA Members. The host of the party may stay afterwards for up to thirty minutes to cleanup. The party host is responsible for all cleanup; failure to comply will result in a $50 cleaning fee.
YMCA Members: $125 for up to 15 swimmers with a $25 charge per 10 additional swimmers
Non-Members: $200 for up to 15 swimmers with a $25 charge per 10 additional swimmers
An additional hour can be purchased by both YMCA Members & Non-Members for $100 if scheduling permits.
There is a nonrefundable deposit of $50 due at time of registration to secure the date for your party. The additional balance must be paid prior to your party.
If you are interested in booking a pool party, please call the aquatics office to confirm the date/time you are interested in is available. You will then need to complete a Registration Form & Guest Waiver after confirmation. Call the Aquatics office for information on where to email the forms, or stop by the branch to complete them.
Please be sure you have spoken directly with Aquatics prior to sending out invitations and making final plans. All rentals must go through Aquatics for approval before they are valid.
Vestavia YMCA Aquatics Office
P: (205) 823-0144
The goal of our Learn & Play program is to provide a nurturing and respectful environment for your children while you enjoy your personal pursuit of health and wellness. Our program serves children up to seven years of age. Research has shown that Early Learning programs help children’s earliest teachers, their parents, better prepare their children for school success. YMCA Early Learning programs offered in the Learn & Play Center strengthen families and boost youth development. Our programming addresses the holistic development of young children by supporting brain, early literacy and healthy habit formation.
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Learn & Play center is open to all children seven years of age and younger.
The time limit for children walking through 7 years of age is 1.5 hours. The time limit for infants is 1 hour and a reservation is required prior to arrival. Once the time limit is met, you will be subject to penalty fees for any additional time.
All parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. All parties are scheduled for a 2 hour time slot. A child care employee will be assigned to help with set up and break down and will monitor the kids while using the soft play room. Party can bring their own food, paper goods and decorations. Party will have use of ice machine upon request. No glass permitted.
All parties are expected to comply with all YMCA rules & policies during the use of our facility.
Saturday 11 AM - 1 PM | 2-4 PM
Sunday 2-4 PM
YMCA Members: $125 for up to 15 children with a $25 charge per 10 additional children
Non-Members: $200 for up to 15 children with a $25 charge per 10 additional children
An additional hour can be purchased by both YMCA Members & Non-Members for $90 if scheduling permits.
There is a nonrefundable deposit of $50 due at time of registration to secure the date for your party. The additional balance must be paid one week prior to your party.
If you are interested in booking a pool party, please call the branch to confirm the date/time you are interested in is available. You will then need to complete a Registration Form & Guest Waiver after confirmation. Please call the branch for information about where to email the forms, or stop by the branch to complete them.
Please be sure you have spoken directly with Vestavia YMCA prior to sending out invitations and making final plans. All rentals must go through Vestavia YMCA for approval before they are valid.
Lacy Kamber, Learn & Play Coordinator
P: (205) 823-0144
A break for you, fun for them! This service allows parents to leave their children at the branch without having to stay onsite. Members and Non-Members can utilize this service.
Let us entertain your kids while you leave the branch for a break! You can drop off your children ages 1-7 years old for a maximum of four hours whenever the Learn & Play Center is open.
Two hours: $12 first child | $8 additional siblings
Three hours: $16 first child | $12 additional siblings
Four hours: $20 first child | $16 additional siblings
Simply bring your child to the Learn & Play Center and inform the Child Care Attendant you would like to use the Drop & Go service.
Parents, enjoy some adult time with the assurance your children are in a safe, caring, fun environment. Kids enjoy games, crafts, free play dinner and a movie.
Program offered on the third Friday of every month (pending holidays).
Drop Off: 5:45 PM - 6 PM
Pick Up: 8:45 PM - 9 PM
$10 First Child
$5 Each additional child
A sign-up sheet will be available at the Learn & Play Center the Monday prior to the event.
You may also contact the Learn & Play Staff for registration at (205) 823-0144.
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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