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


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.


Afterschool Care Lessons:

Lessons are offered during our Afterschool Care for the convenience of parents utilizing the Afterschool Care program. Children are taken to and from the pool by Aquatics Staff for their lessons. This program is ideal for parents who are unable to make lessons during the week, but would like for their children to have the YMCA swim lesson experience. Lessons are four Fridays/Month. The cost is 20 dollars for the entire month.

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Click here to download the Redbud Swim Lesson Brochure

Click here to download the State Street Swim Lesson Brochure