Confidence in the Water
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA of Abilene offers swim lessons for all ages, Tidal Wave Swim Team, Safety Around Water classes and more. Swim year-round in one of our two heated, indoor pools and swim with the folks that created group swim lessons!
Group Swim Lessons
We serve the community as a resource in aquatic education and water safety through student-centered swim instruction. Children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years old learn and practice new swim skills that last a lifetime. Swimmers in our program become more comfortable and secure around water as we emphaize water safety and stroke development.
Private Swim Lessons
Private & Semi-Private "Buddy" Swim Lessons will provide participants with individual instruction from one of our swim instructors. Private Lessons can make a difference in improving swim ability and technique and give focused and specific instrcution at an individuals own pace. Instructors encourage participants to practice skills learned through our program to help improve swimming ability and strength in the water.
Tidal Wave Swim Team
The Y Tidal Wave Swim Team is a year-round developmentally competitive program for children 5 years and up who can successfully complete one length of the pool unassisted on their front and on their back. The YMCA of Abilene is devoted to providing a positive and memorable experience for the swimmers. In addition to teaching proper swimming skills and techniques, we aim to develop good sportsmanship and team spirit.
Practices are held Monday through Thursday at the Redbud YMCA Family Center.