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Tripp Montgomery May 8, 2019

Swim Birmingham YMCA saw great success at our 2019 team-hosted Swim Into Summer Long Course Meet held at the Birmingham CrossPlex May 4th & 5th. From Huntsville to Mobile, 11 teams totaling 250 athletes were in attendance. Swim Birmingham YMCA parent volunteers contributed a large part of this success, as over 30 plus parents helped in various roles both Saturday and Sunday. It was truly a TEAM effort - Thank you, parents!  We are incredibly proud of our SBY swimmers!  SBY participation in the meet jumped from 78 team members in 2018 to 108...

Nick Lambert Apr 17, 2019

Swim Birmingham YMCA's own Sydney Nelson has signed a letter of intent to attend and swim for Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia!  Sydney will join the Berry Vikings in the fall of 2019 as an immediate scoring threat for the team in Butterfly, Breaststroke, and IM events in the Southern Athletic Conference. Sydney joined SBY at the age of 9 and finishes her club swimming career as a YMCA National Qualifier, Southeastern Swimming Finalist, and Team Captain of Vestavia Hills High School Swim Team. Sydney has done a phenomenal job balancing her...

Nick Lambert Mar 29, 2019

Please join your SBY Coaching Staff in celebrating our athletes as they compete in Speedo Sectionals in Christiansburg, Virginia over the next 3 days!  Both Caroline Lawrence and Abby Brown Strohmeier have qualified for finals tonight while Christopher Rubin narrowly missed finals by .1 of a second!  Let's make sure to cheer on and send them some positive energy the rest of the week! Qualifiers are as follows: Caroline Lawrence, Sydney Nelson (not pictured), Gaston Petznick (not pictured), Austin Stallworth, & Abby Brown Strohmeier

Nick Lambert Mar 25, 2019

Swim Birmingham YMCA Alum, Josie McGuire has finished her Freshman year swimming for the United States Coast Guard Academy with resounding success!  Already having earned All-Conference status in February, Josie competed in both the 800 Free Relay and 1650 Free at the NCAA DIII National Championships held in Greensboro, NC this past week.  Josie anchored her team’s 800 Free Relay which finished 7th and earned her 2019 Division III All-American Honors! Congratulations Josie!  We wish you the best of luck as you continue your academic and athletic career and we...

Tripp Montgomery Mar 19, 2019

We had a great time this past Saturday at the 2019 SBY Mix and Match Intrasquad Meet held at the Greystone YMCA.  95 SBY swimmers from all different ages and branch locations came together as a TEAM, raced, built new friendships and showed some great Team Spirit, especially with the Mix and Matched T-Shirt Relays.  Thank you to all those who participated.  We had a blast watching you swim.  Stay tuned for our next Intrasquad Meet coming up in April.  

Tripp Montgomery Mar 5, 2019

What a weekend of racing Swim Birmingham YMCA had at the 2019 Auburn Classic held at Auburn University!  Teams from Tampa Bay Florida, Trinity Prep from Orlando all the way to the Buckeye Swim Team in Ohio attened this Champhionship Prelim / Final meet.  Our SBY swimmers competed really well.  It was fun to see different swim caps from different teams in the pool with SBY mixed in with them.  We experienced new best times and had some amazing learning experiences too.  Some of those best times came from a few who competed at Southeastern Championships just the week...

Nick Lambert Feb 26, 2019

Swim Birmingham YMCA set the pool on fire at the 2019 Short Course Southeastern Championships held in Huntsville, AL this past weekend!  SBY finished as the top team in Birmingham with it’s highest placing at Southeasterns in the team’s 12 year history.  This was only accomplished by a TOTAL TEAM EFFORT as 17 of the 20 swimmers who competed helped score points for the team!  SBY saw 62 lifetime bests, 2 new YMCA National Cuts, and a multitude of new Team Records broken.  What a time to be a part...

Nick Lambert Feb 21, 2019

Please join us in cheering on and congratulating the 21 swimmers competing in the 2019 SCY Southeastern Championships this weekend in Huntsville, AL!  Swim Birmingham YMCA has 21 athletes participating in the meet over the span of three days.  You can keep up with results real-time via the Meet Mobile App.  Stay tuned for some awesome performances this weekend!  Athletes representing SBY are as follows: Payton Burch, Noemi Camacho-Hughes, Wyatt Carroll, Kennedy Cleasant, Cathy Diaz, Aiden English, Lukas Fu, Carrie Hatch, Andrew Hilsmier, Maddie Hunsburger, Caroline Lawrence, Jack Motl, Sydney Nelson, Gaston...

Tripp Montgomery Feb 17, 2019

On Saturday, February 16th at the Trussville YMCA, Swim Birmingham YMCA came together as a TEAM and became stronger as a result.  Numerous parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, parent volunteers, 65 swimmers and a dozen coaches we able to watch our SBY swimmers get better in the pool by racing in the 2019 Race Your Heart Out Valentine Intrasquad meet.   This was the first SBY team intrasquad meet of the 2019-2020 season.  The meet was short and sweet starting at 9:00am and finishing up by 11:00am.  Lots of cheering and excitement.  Swimmers received heat winner ribbons, as...