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YMCA Swim Program

The Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department partners with the Hickory Foundation YMCA to offer free swim lessons to City of Hickory residents. The YMCA swim program is for youth ages 6 months to 12 years old.

Winter Session 2: Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays, February 21-April 1. 
Registration has closed for this session.

Summer Session 1: Monday-Thursday, June 5-June 15.
Registration will be held Tuesday, May 30-Saturday, June 3.

Summer Session 2: Monday-Thursday, June 19-June 29.
Registration will be held Monday, June 12 -Saturday, June 17.

Summer Session 3: Monday-Thursday, July 10-July 20.
Registration will be held Monday, June 26-Saturday, July 1.

Summer Session 4: Monday-Thursday, July 24-August 3.
Registration will be held Monday, July 17-Saturday, July 22.

Fall Session 2: Saturdays, October 16-December 9 (with the exception of November 11 and 25).
Registration will be held Monday, October 9-Saturday, October 14.

City of Hickory residents must complete an online Residency Verification Form and provide a copy of the child's birth certificate.

Once a City resident has the completed the verification form and received approval, they will register at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

For more information, please contact Recreation & Special Events Coordinator Angela Carson at 828-261-2249 or

YMCA Swim Registration