Aquatics

Brad Akins Branch Pool Hours - Winder, GA

Location: Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

Indoor Pool*
Monday - Friday 5:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Outdoor Pool* 
Will close for the season on 9/4/2023

Mondays-Fridays: 6:30am - 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sundays: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

CLICK HERE for Aquatic Group Exercise schedule

 

Bell Family Branch Pool Hours  - Hartwell, GA

Location: Bell Family Branch - Hartwell, GA

Outdoor Pool
Opens for the season on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023*
Mondays-Fridays: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am - 2:00pm 
Sundays: Closed

*hours subject to change due to staffing challenges

CLICK HERE FOR AQUATICS GROUP EX SCHEDULE


Swim Lessons - Please Choose Your Location

Location: Bell Family Branch - Hartwell, GA
Location: Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

Build confidence in the water with us.

  • Pre School Aged - children ages 3-5. This is for children learning to lay on their belly/back, kick, pull themselves out of the water, blow bubbles, etc.
  • Beginner School Aged - This is for children learning to kick on their belly/back, rotary breathing, and free/back arm movements.
  • Advanced School Aged - These children should be able to swim at least 15 yards on their belly/back, kick 25 yards, and rotary breathing.

Swim Team Prep - Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

Location: Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

This program is for swimmers ages 4-13 that are proficient in freestyle and backstroke are ready to learn the remaining competitive strokes. The goal of this program is for swimmers to be ready to take the next step towards swim team. Practices are one hour with the coach instructing from the pool deck.

Parent Code of Conduct
Participant Waiver
External Privacy Notice

Important items for all swimmers:

  • Swimmers must have coach approved assessment before first time registration (email meredith@gapiedmontymca.org for evaluation)
  • Goggles are required for all swimmers.
  • Cap is required for swimmers with hair past their ears.
  • One piece swim suits only.

We use Team Unify to schedule meets, maintain accounts, and communicate with parents. Please make sure you provide the email that you check most regularly. You will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your password for your account. If you have not received this email within the first week of practice please let your coach know.


YMCA Barracudas Swim Team - Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

Location: Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

YMCA Barracudas Swim Team is now a Safe Sport recognized program! Becoming a Safe Sport certified program demonstrates a great commitment to safeguarding our athlets and participants. This means our program demonstrates our commitment to promoting a healthy and positive environment that's free from abuse for all members. Our coaches, parents, volunteers and athletes have completed many hours of development and training in order to earn this certification. Go Barracudas!

Join our year round swim team! Email meredith@gapiedmontymca.org to schedule your swimmer's evaluation. 

For more information please visit www.ymcabarracudas.com. Registration information is under the "Documents" tab at the top of the page.


Lifeguard Courses 

Location: Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

The Brad Akins YMCA offers several opportunities to become a certified lifeguard each year. Currently, there are no upcoming courses scheduled. 

Already certified? Email meredith@gapiedmontymca.org


Summer Swim League - Please Choose Your Location

Location: Bell Family Branch - Hartwell, GA
Location: Brad Akins Branch - Winder, GA

Make waves this summer with Summer Swim League! Open to boys and girls ages 5-18, summer league is a great opportunity for both new and experienced swimmers to sharpen their skills, drop fast times and enjoy the sport. Click on your location above to learn more.