2. April, 2014NewsComments Off
Sign up for summer swim lessons! Take a lifeguarding course. Get CPR/AED certified.
5. February, 2014NewsComments Off
Please complete all information below and you will receive a tax statement for your 2013 child care services within 3 business days.
6. January, 2014NewsComments Off
Check out this Tuscaloosa News article about our new partnership with I Dream Big for our after school programs held at the Benjamin Barnes YMCA!
30. June, 2012NewsComments Off
The Central and Benjamin Barnes branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We hope that you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July with your family and friends!
26. June, 2012News, Registration, UncategorizedComments Off
Wondering what your kids are doing at camp? Interested in all the fun activities we offer for our kids? Look no further, here are the weekly schedules for the Central Branch’s Summer Camp!
July 30 – August 3
Click the link below to check out the summer swim lesson specials! The application for swim lessons is in the link below.
Preschool Program (PERS)
3-5 Years old. The teacher/ student ratio is 1:5 or better.
Children progress through the following four levels:
Pike: Water adjustments, putting face in the water, blowing bubbles.
Eel: Front and back float, gliding, kicking, and arm strokes.
Ray: Strengthen arm strokes and kicking, learn rhythmic breathing.
Starfish: Rhythmic and rotary breathing, endurance, various strokes.
6-14 Years old. All swim skills levels.
The teacher/student ratio is 1:8 or better.
Children progress through the following five levels:
Polliwog: Front and back glide with kick.
Guppy: Front crawl with rotary breathing, tread water.
Minnow: Front crawl endurance, backstroke, diving.
Fish: elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, breaststroke kick.
Flying Fish: Breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke.
Beginner through advanced swimming skills.
Saturday Class Description
Adults: Beginner through advanced swimming skills.
AquaBabies: Ages six months to 3 years.Introduction to swimming
P/E/R/S: 3-5 Years old. The teacher/student ratio is 1:5 or better.
Polliwog/ Guppy: 6-14 Years old. All swim skills levels. The
4 Weeks Sessions: $ 60 for YMCA Family Members
$ 70 for Program Participant
Dates: 6/11-7/6; 7/9-8/3
Morning Classes (Monday and Friday)
Sessions: P/E/R/S 9:00 – 9:30 am
P/E/R/S 9:35 – 10: 05 am
Polliwog/Guppy 10:15 – 11:00 am
All swim lessons will take place at
Freeman Pool on Dinah Washington off
15th street. Freeman pool is located across
4. June, 2012NewsComments Off
The following is a letter from our CEO.
I just wanted to personally thank you for donating to the 2012 Youth First Campaign. Those funds directly impact Tuscaloosa’s youth, and this letter will explain how.
When I started here in May of 2011, the needs of Tuscaloosa were larger than they had ever been. We had so many families of our programs affected by the tornado, and the effects of it lasted well throughout the year.
This year, we are getting back to the basics, and we are focusing on giving children the structure and education they need to be successful citizens. Tuscaloosa struggles with educating our youth, more specifically in literacy. For this year’s summer camp, we have hired a brand new staff, have partnered with The University of Alabama’s Special Education and Multiple Abilities department, and have sought grants focused on education.
The new cadre of counselors and new partnerships has allowed us to implement the Y Reader’s program that will enhance our youth’s ability not only to read, but to comprehend.
Your donation to the Tuscaloosa YMCA allows all of this to happen. In 2011 we provided almost $200,000 worth of assistance, and we plan on doing it again this year. It’s all because of you. Thank you so much.
A special thank you to the campaign staff: Lou Marino, Max Karrh, David Wilson, David Richardson, and Racquel
The 2012 Youth First Campaign raised over $85,000 in
support of Tuscaloosa’s youth development!!!
- Walt Larisey, Campaign Director
You can always “Give to the Y” at www.ymcatuscaloosa.org
24. May, 2012Events, News, RegistrationComments Off
2012 Summer Camp Registration is Underway!!!
Camp begins Monday, May 28, 2012.
Limited Scholarships are available, scholarships are only being considered until Friday, June 1, 2012. To apply please bring a completed scholarship form and all the required paperwork to the Central Branch and meet with Barett Blair during her open office hours.
Her office hours have changed:
Tuesday, May 22 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23 4:30 – 6 pm
Thursday, May 24 10 am – 12 pm
Friday, May 25 NO HOURS
Monday, May 28 4 – 6 pm
Tuesday, May 29 4:30 – 6 pm
Wednesday, May 30 4 – 6 pm
Thursday, May 31 4:30 -6 pm.