Welcome to the YMCA Aquatics Academy!

Group Lessons

YMCA Group lessons offered during the week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) are three week sessions. Saturday lessons are also available and consist of five lessons. All lessons are thirty minutes each. Each level is based on age and skill (Parent/Child (6-35 months), Preschool Beginner/Advanced (3-5 years), Youth Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced (6-12 years), & Adult)

Members $40.00 Future Members $80.00


Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

The YMCA offers Private Swim Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons. Each paid participant will receive four lessons thirty minutes each, with a private instructor, availability upon request.

4 Private Lessons: $75 Members $125 Nonmembers

8 Private Lessons: $130 Members $230 Nonmembers

4 Semi-Private Lessons: $60 Members $100 Nonmembers

8 Semi-Private Lessons: $100 Members $180 Nonmembers


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YMCA Tidal Wave Swim Team

YMCA Tidal Wave is a year-round developmentally competitive swim program for children 6 years of age and up who can successfully swim an unassisted length of the pool freestyle with incorporated rhythmic breathing and one length unassisted backstroke. The YMCA of Abilene is devoted to providing a positive swim experience in addition to teaching proper swimming skills and techniques. Practices are held Monday through Friday at the Redbud Family Center.

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Afterschool Care Lessons:

The YMCA Aquatics Department is now offering swim lessons to Afterschool program participants. All skills levels are welcome. With a completed waiver and paid fee, your child will be picked up from and returned to their afterschool groups. They must have an appropriate swim suit (no gym/basketball shorts) and a towel to participate in the lesson. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn life saving skills in a structured environment with trained instructors.

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Pool Hours

Rebud Pool Hours
Monday-Friday: 5:30 to 8:45
Saturday: 9:00-6:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 6:00

State Hours:
Monday- Friday: 5:30 to 1:00 and 4:00 to 9:00
Saturday: 9:00- 6:00
Sunday 1:00- 4:00

Pool Schedules

• Redbud Spring Pool Schedule

• State Street Spring Pool Schedule