Confidence in the Water

According to the CDC more children ages 1 - 4 die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects.  For children ages 1 - 14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury or death. We want kids to LOVE the WATER and for parents to feel confident about their kids being in the water. We build confidence! We believe the ability to swim is a critial life skill and we take it very serious. 

We use a variety of fun methods to help children overcome fear, build confidence in the water, and develop skills that last a lifetime! Classes are divided by age and ability where our coaches emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills guided with praise and encouragement. 

The YMCA teaches more swim lessons across the nation for kids and families than any other organization! Thank you for choosing and trusting the Abilene YMCA to teach your kids how to swim and love water! 

Open Swim/Family Swim

Monday & Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wylie Jr High and High School Swim Team 

The YMCA of Abilene is excited to be partnering with the Wylie Jr High Swim Team and the Wylie High School Swim Team this year! We are proud to be able to share our facility with the community to promote sports and healthy habits.  Lap swimming is first come first serve and will be limited spaces available during those times. Thank you for understanding and we are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Wylie High School                             
6:30 am - 8:20 am
(Limited Lap Lanes Available)


Wylie Jr High                        

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
(All Lap Lanes Closed)

Tidal Wave Swim Team

Did you know the YMCA of Abilene has it's very own swim team call the Tidal Waves? This is a year-round swimming program for members and non-members. The season will run from September through July and take a short break in the month of August. Practice is Monday-Thursday from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Our goal is to create a fun yet challenging Swim Team for various ages ranging from 5-18-year-old's. It's our desire that our Tidal Wave swim team members have fun, push themselves and ultimately, become strong and confident swimmers! To learn more about Tidal Waves, please click here.

Tidal Wave Swim Team    

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
(All Lap Lanes Closed)

Register in-house at the YMCA of Abilene or online!