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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 24-April 6
Registration will be held February 12-February 16 at 4:30 pm.

Summer Session 1- Monday-Thursday June 3-13
Registration will be held May 20-24 at 4:30 pm.

Summer Session 2- Monday-Thursday June 17-27
Registration will be held June 10-14 at 4:30 pm.

Summer Session 3- Monday-Thursday July 8-18
Registration will be held June 24-28 at 4:30 pm.

Fall Session 2- Saturdays October 26-December 14 with the exception of November 9 and 30.
Registration will be held October 14-October 18 at 4:30 pm.

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