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YMCA Swim Program


In 2021, the Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department will continue to partner with the Hickory Foundation YMCA to offer swim lessons to City of Hickory residents. The YMCA swim program is for ages 6 months to 12 years old.

Fall Session 2: Saturdays | October 16 - December 4 (with the exception of Saturday, November 13 and 27)

Registration will be Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 8.


City of Hickory residents who complete a Residency Verification Form and provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, if under the age of 18, will be able to participate at no cost. Residency verification forms are available at the Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department Administrative Offices (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Brown Penn Recreation Center (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday - Friday. Once a City resident has the verification form, they will register at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.


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

City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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