Facility Closures 12/8 & 12/17

The entire Aquatics Center and Youth & Family Center will be closed Sat., Dec. 8th 12:00PM-6:00PM for a home swim meet. Good Luck Riptide!


Gym B will be closed Monday, December 17, 9:00AM-2:00PM for our Annual Active Older Adults’ Christmas Brunch. Registration for this event is open through December 14th at the Membership Desk.

Register Online

Hope to see you there!

There will not be Pickleball on Monday, December 17th.



December Personal Training Special

This DECEMBER give the Gift of Health

Who needs another sweater? We all need our health! This holiday, give the gift of Personal Training to someone you care about so they can focus on themselves in the New Year!

This December we invite you to buy one PT session for yourself and give one FREE as a gift! Buy one 30, 45, or 60 minute session, get one for FREE! Free session must be used by a friend (member or non-member) who is not currently personal training with us.

To receive your free session certificate, bring receipt to your trainer.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director:
khensler@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x226

Christmas Events

We invite you and your family to participate in our fun activities during the Christmas Season!

Santa’s Mailbox

Believe in the magic of Christmas! Write your letter to Santa, then drop it off in the Santa approved mailbox located outside of KidQuarium by December 17. Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and Santa will send you a personalized letter. Keep the magic of Christmas alive!

Brunch with Santa

Saturday, December 15
9:00AM-9:45AM, 10:00AM-10:45AM, 11:00AM-11:45AM, or 12:00PM-12:45PM
Visit with Santa while enjoying brunch with your family and friends. Children will have a chance to meet Santa and share their wish list, as well as get their picture taken with him. Free – Members Only ($5 for each non-member of family attending with a member). Individual registration required; open online through December 12 and inhouse through December 15.

Register Online

Questions? Contact: Karen Guise, Senior Program Director: kguise@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x230

Active Older Adult Christmas Brunch

Monday, December 17

Games, Prizes & Brunch! Wear your Christmas attire to be entered into a special drawing. Bring a wrapped gift (no more than $10, please) to participate in the gift exchange! Location will be in Gym Court B.

Members only; $7.00 (cash or check only). Registration is required and open through Monday, December 10.
Register Online

Questions? Please contact Sandy Vandergrift, SilverSneakers/Silver&Fit Representative:
svandergrift@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x231

Giving Tuesday is November 27th!

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with us this year in the lobby on Tuesday, November 27th


Giving Tuesday is the biggest day of giving to non-profit organizations in the world! Over $300 million was raised on this date last year.

When: Tuesday, November 27th from 8am – 8pm
Where: Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA lobby
What: Food, beverages, music and more!

Cycle: To show our commitment to giving back to the community we will ride a cycle bike all day long!

Participate: Please join us and celebrate this National Day of Giving! You can sign up to ride the bike or just join us in the lobby for some FUN!

Donations: Our goal is to raise $10,000 for this event! Please put your check/cash in an envelope, to the attention of Jill Zoria OR donate online at GivingTuesdayButlerCountyYMCA.org

Holiday Break Camp Rose


(Based on Seneca Valley School District 2018-2019 calendar.)

Grades: currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Hours: 7:30AM-5:30PM
Activities include: Phys. Ed., art, swimming, movie and much more!
Breakfast and a snack are included; lunch must be packed and brought with camper.
Enrollment maximum of 60 campers per day.


Thanksgiving Break 2018:
Wed. 11/21, Fri. 11/23, & Mon. 11/26
Registration ends November 19, 2018
$75/all 3 days or $30/day

Christmas Break 2018:
Wed. 12/26, Thurs. 12/27, & Fri. 12/28
Registration ends December 21, 2018
$75/all 3 days or $30/day

Registration is open now!
Register Online

Questions? Contact Karen Guise, Senior Program Director:
kguise@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x230

Adult Beginner Group Swim Lessons


Brand new – Begins Fall II!

Adult Beginner Group Swim Lesson

Enjoy the comfort of our Warm Water Therapy Pool while you learn basic aquatic skills. Designed for the adult beginner swimmer, participants will learn self-rescue skills as well as gain confidence in their own abilities. Please bring your own swim cap and goggles (optional).

Fall II Class Information:

Who: Adults, 18+ years old
When: Tuesdays, 7:30PM-8:15PM for 7 weeks
Registration: Member $50; October 13-25, 2018
Non-Member $100; October 20-25, 2018

Questions? Please contact:

Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator:
mgonzalez@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x218

Karen Guise, Senior Program Director:
kguise@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x230

Get Fit Families


Get Fit Families Youth Triathlon & Running Programs

6-17 years old. Younger ages may be approved through Joella.

Class Times (Schedule emailed each week and posted to Team Snap):

  • Monday through Friday: Practices are 3:15PM-6:00PM. Youth should be prepared to swim, bike and run each day at practice. Items needed for each practice: goggles, swim cap, towel, swim suit, running shoes and running clothes; cycling shoes and cycling clothes are optional.
  • Saturday: Races or training time announced each week, if scheduled. Will be held outdoors as long as possible.
  • Sunday: Will be announced each week. Bike and run workouts will be outside, weather permitting; practices may be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Youth participants will receive:

Weekly group training sessions, bicycle handling skills training, swim stroke development, running development skills, discounts for Get Fit Families races, swim evaluation, and small group swim, bike and run sessions (when available).

Program Sessions
(13+ years old / 12 & under)

  • Fall 2018: 10 wks; Oct. 28, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 ($340 / $280)
  • Winter 2018: 10 wks; Jan. 6, 2019 – Mar. 9, 2019 ($340 / $280)
  • Spring 2019: 11 wks; Mar. 10, 2019 – May 25, 2019 ($370 / $305)

Program Packages
(13+ years old / 12 & under)

  • Any 2 sessions: 20 or 21 wks  ($660 / $545)
  • All 3 Sessions: 31 wks ($975 / $800)
    Payment plans are available. Contact Karen Guise, Senior Program Director at kguise@bcfymca.org, for more information.

Register early; Program size is limited!

Contact information:
Program: Joella Baker, USAT Triathlon Coach
joella@zoominternet.net | 724-321-4265

YMCA: Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director
khensler@bcfymca.org | 724-452-9122 x226

Upcoming events for training:

  • December 9: Reindeer Race
  • December 31: The Silvester 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
  • March 2019: YMCA Indoor Tri and the Sarasota CAMTRI


Free to Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA Members & Get Fit Families Athletes

Get Fit Families Weekly Triathlon Brick Workout

Fall II (8 weeks; Oct. 31—Dec. 19, 2018): Wednesdays, 6:05PM-7:45PM

60 minute bike session and 40 minute run session. Each week will be a different workout. Athletes will learn the importance of a brick workout, how different workouts make you stronger and faster and better prepared for your next triathlon. Saturday and Sunday outdoor bricks while the weather permits. Do your first or 50th triathlon with us.

Dawn Crackers Running Club

Fall II (8 weeks; Oct. 30—Dec. 20, 2018): One hour, Tuesday & Thursday, weekly

Tues. & Thurs. 5:30AM: North Boundary Park (meet by the soccer fields).
-Every 3rd Tuesday: Sheetz hill (meet at the YMCA).
Tues. & Thurs. 9:00AM: YMCA (meet in the lobby). If the weather is bad, we will move inside at the YMCA.

NEW Exercise Class for Cancer Patients & Survivors!


We are excited to announce that we are partnering with The Cancer Caring Center to offer Fit to Fight, an exercise class specifically geared towards cancer patients before, during, and after treatment and/or surgeries.

Starting September 5th, Fit to Fight will be offered here every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm, led by Kathy Hensler.

Registration is required through the Cancer Caring Center by calling 412-622-1212. Registration is not available through the YMCA.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director:
724.452.9122 x226 or khensler@bcfymca.org

Diabetes Prevention Program begins July 10th!

The Diabetes Prevention Program promotes a lifestyle change that can help you make lasting improvements to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. This program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director to schedule your informational screening session today! khensler@bcfymca.org  |  724.452.9122 x226


Senior Project Request Form now available online!

Our Senior project request form is now available online at: http://rose.bcfymca.org/senior-project-request-form/

Please keep in mind:

  • Each senior project request will be evaluated by a YMCA program director. Based on YMCA policies and project description the program director may or may not choose to accept the project. If a project is accepted or more information is needed the student will be contacted at that time.
  • The YMCA will only choose projects that meet the mission and purpose of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA.
  • Student projects wishing to solely rent space in the building will not be allowed without a Certificate of Liability.
  • Senior Project Fundraisers or Projects that charge an admission fee will not be considered.