ATHENS YMCA
915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Swim

Registration for summer swim going on now!

Click here for info on how to register online.

 

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS

 
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (AGES 3 - 12)

DESCRIPTION: From a child’s first experience in the water to intermediate stroke and personal development, basic skills are taught using games that emphasize kicking, arm strokes, and breath control.

CLASS INFORMATION: Classes meet four times a week for two weeks, eight lessons total (40 minutes per lesson). Unless there’s a holiday (Memorial Day), we meet Monday through Thursday. Day Campers must be checked-out/in of camp for lessons by a parent/guardian.

SESSION 1: May 31st - June 9th 
Tuesday - Friday & Monday - Thursday; no class on Memorial Day

  • 12 pm
  • 1 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5 pm

SESSION 2: June 13th - 23rd
Monday - Thursday

  • 12 pm
  • 1 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5 pm
  • 6 pm

SESSION 3: June 27th - July 14th
Monday - Thursday; no class July 4th - 7th

  • 12 pm
  • 1 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5 pm
  • 6 pm

SESSION 4: July 18th - July 28th
Monday - Thursday

  • 12 pm
  • 1 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5 pm
  • 6 pm

Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the first day of class.

 
PARENT / CHILD SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS)

DESCRIPTION: This class is for childen ages 6 months to 3-years-old and their parent or guardian and is designed to get the child and parent comfortable and keep them safe in the water. Instructor-led classes are designed to allow children to have fun in the water while the parent guides them to learn aquatic skills. Children must wear plastic swim pants, available for purchase at the office; regular diapers are not allowed.

CLASS INFORMATION: Classes meet twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday) for four weeks, eight lessons total. Classes are 30 minutes each.

SESSION 1: June 7th - 30th
Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 10 am
  • 5:30 pm

SESSION 2: July 12th - August 4th
Tuesdays & Thursdays 

  • 10 am
  • 5:30 pm

Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the first day of class.

 
ADULT SWIM LESSONS (AGES 13+)

DESCRIPTION: It's never too late to learn how to swim! If you fear the water, don't worry - we'll move slowly!

CLASS INFORMATION: Classes meet twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday) for four weeks, eight lessons total. Classes are 45 minutes each.

SESSION 1: June 7th - 30th
Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 7 pm

SESSION 2: July 12th - August 4th
Tuesdays & Thursdays 

  • 7 pm

Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the first day of class.

 

EVENING SWIM LESSONS (AUGUST - MAY)

 

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (AGES 3 - 12)

DESCRIPTION: Youth swim lessons further develop the four YMCA swim lesson levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, & safety skills. Our instructors make it fun to develop a lifelong appreciation for aquatic activities, which include not only swimming but also lifesaving, lifeguarding, and aquatic sports.

CLASS INFORMATION: Evening classes are 30 minutes long and meet twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for four weeks, eight lessons total.  

May 5th - June 2nd
Tuesday & Thursday

  • 6 pm
  • 6:30 pm

Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the first day of class.

 

PARENT / CHILD SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6 MONTHS - 3 YEARS)

DESCRIPTION: The primary objective is to get the child & parent comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the difference between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach the child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides them to learn aquatic skills. Children are exposed to games that use basic movements such as kicking, arm strokes, and breath control. Parents must accompany infants & toddlers in the water. All children must wear rubber pants with tight fitting elastic legs - no regular diapers, please.

CLASS INFORMATION: A 30-minute class for children 6 months to 3 years and their parents. Classes meet twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for four weeks, eight lessons total.

Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the first day of class.

 

ADULT (AGES 13+)

DESCRIPTION:  It's never too late to learn how to swim! If you fear the water, don't worry - we'll move slowly!

CLASS INFORMATION: Classes meet twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for four weeks, eight lessons total. Lessons are 45 minutes each. 

Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the first day of class.