We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity

to discover who they are and what they can achieve


Ages: 13 – 17 years old
Quick Links: Aquatic Programming, Sports & Movement, Youth & Government, Healthy Living

**The “Register Online” button only works during scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted. **Program schedules and fees are subject to change.


Runs April 15 – June 2, 2018
Registration is closed.

Runs June 3 – July 14, 2018
Member Registration: May 19-31, 2018
Non-Member Registration: May 26-31, 2018

Runs July 15 – September 1, 2018
Member Registration: June 30 – July 12, 2018
Non-Member Registration: July 7-12, 2018


  • Healthy Kids Day® Saturday, April 28

View the Upcoming Events page for details about all Special Events.


Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org or Karen Guise, Senior Program Director, with any American Red Cross Certification questions. A schedule of all upcoming American Red Cross Certifications is available on our Upcoming Events page.

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Ages 11-15 years old. Participants will learn the necessary skills needed to care for infants through school-age children. The course will focus on injury prevention, basic child care, decision making, creative play, interviewing, and problem solving. Each student will receive a Babysitter’s Training Handbook. Participants must attend the entire training and upon successful completion, will receive a printable certificate that they can share with potential employers. Participants should bring a packed lunch.


Ages 15+ years old. Upon successful completion of the course, participant will be certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED and/or First Aid. All certifications last for 2 years. Employee discount available – see supervisor for details.


Ages 15+ years. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive their certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Course consists of 3-5 mandatory classes. PLEASE NOTE: ATTENDANCE FOR EVERY CLASS IS MANDATORY. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles.

Registration Information: After registering for the course through the Y, participant must schedule and pass pre-test (must be successfully completed prior to the last day of registration). To schedule the pre-test, email Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org.

Pre-test skills include: Swim 300 yards • Tread water for 2 minutes • Swim 15 yds, dive down to retrieve a 10 lb. brick & swim back to the wall in 1 min, 40 sec. The pre-test must be successfully completed for participant to attend the course; the course fee will draft automatically on the first day of the class.

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Ages 18+ years. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified to lead their own American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, and goggles. Attendance for every class is mandatory.

Prerequisites: Current Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & First Aid certifications (proof of certifications is required).

Registration Information: After registering for the course through the Y, participant must complete online coursework(prior to first day of class). Email Karen Guise (kguise@bcfymca.org) to receive a link to register through American Red Cross, which is required to access online coursework. Program fee due at time of registration.


Ages 14+ years old. Designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs. Pre-requisite: Must have current CPR/AED Certification prior to start of course.


Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org with any additional Aquatics Programming questions.



Swim Lesson FAQs

Achievement Tracker (printable)

Private Swim Lessons
seven 30-minute lessons: Member $147  |  Non-Member $220

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

Private Swim Lesson Application (Electronic)

Private Swim Lesson Application (Printable)

We heard you… The Aquatics Center is proud to announce the implementation of a private swim lesson program. This program is for ages 3 and up.

Benefits of a private swim instructor include:

  •     Ability to focus better working one-on-one
  •     Individual guidance to perfect your stroke technique
  •     Convenience of scheduling with your own instructor.

An application is required before registration. Please find the application at the Member Service Desk or the link above and return to the Aquatics Coordinator. After application is received you will be contacted by the Aquatic Department.

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Program schedules are available on the Gym & League Schedules page.

Questions? Contact Nik Cubbison, Program Director at ncubbison@bcfymca.org.


Click here to register for our current sports programs available: Register Online


Open to ages 14-18
Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art that teaches the values of integrity, concentration, self-control and perseverance while emphasizing skills in practical self-defense. Registration is required monthly, available the 15th through the end of the month.

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Registration available monthly; 15th-30th/31st

*Baseball/Softball Hitting Academy

Co-ed, 7-15 years old as of first class date. Refine your skills in our baseball hitting small group lessons. Lessons are taught by experienced sports staff with specialized baseball knowledge and experience.

*Basketball Skill Academy

Co-ed, 7-15 years old as of first class date. Small group instruction designed to refine & develop individual’s basketball skills.

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FamilyYouth and Government

7th-12th grade students, as of Fall 2017-2018 school year.
This program is a national YMCA program that brings youth together to learn about politics, government and debating skills. Participants will work together to create mock acts/bills for the state of Pennsylvania and critique them in weekly meetings. Participants can run for Student Senate positions, House of Representatives positions, Student Governor and more. The program begins in September and culminates in April with a weekend trip to the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, where the participants will present their bills to other delegates and vote on which ones will pass or fail. There are also press and judicial aspects of this program that participants can be involved with.

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Land Group Exercise classes are open to ages 14+ yrs. See the adult schedule on the schedules page.

Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director, with any program related questions at khensler@bcfymca.org.

Youth/Teen Fitness

Ages 7-17 yrs. This class includes cycling, speed, agility, strength training, and flexibility into a program that offers variety, fun, and a noncompetitive environment.

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