After School Swimming

Swim, Study, and have Fun


ABSC Swimmers know that learning new things is fun.



The Elementary School Swim Program is a joint program by ABSC and the Athens YWCO.  Its goal is to promote fitness and aquatic safety among elementary age children in Athens/Clarke County, while providing a safe, supervised environment for them after school.

Though there is a learn- to-swim component, the program is designed primarily to introduce novice swimmers to the world of competitive swimming. Coaches are certified by USA-Swimming and sessions will focus on improving stroke technique.

Since both the Bulldog Swim Club and the YWCO believe that good swimming and good grades go hand in hand, those who are not in the water have the opportunity to work on homework in a classroom environment. Participants are divided into two groups (based on age and ability), one of which attends a study hall monitored by counselors, while the other goes to a water session to practice swimming.  After 50 minutes, the groups switch.

Snacks are provided and participants are supervised at all times.


Athens YWCO
562 Research Drive
Athens, GA 30605


Kevin Taylor (Aquatics)
C.D. Mattocks (Student Supervision)

Spring 2014 Dates:

March 18th through May 8th.  There will be no program on days when Clarke County schools are out.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45 to 5:30 pm.  Pick-up runs from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. After 5:30 pm there will be a $10 late fee per child, with an additional $10 added for every 15 minutes after that.


$160 per child:  Fees must be paid prior to the start of the session. A limited number of scholarships are available (contact the program director for more information).  Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa & Mastercard).  There is a $25 penalty for every bounced check.


A bus will leave from Barrow Elementary immediately after dismissal and run to the YWCO. Students from other schools are welcome, but should contact Coach Taylor to discuss transportation.


Registration is available at the Athens YWCO onlyRegistration forms are available here. For more information call (706) 354-7880.  Registration deadline is November 26th.


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