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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 Now” button is only available during scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted. **Program schedules and fees are subject to change.


Runs: Apr. 9 – June 3, 2017
Registration is closed.

Runs: June 4 – July 15, 2017
Member Registration: May 20 – June 1, 2017
Non-Member Registration: May 27 – June 1, 2017

Runs: July 16 – August 26, 2017
Member Registration: July 1-13, 2017
Non-Member Registration: July 8-13, 2017


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


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



Swim Lesson FAQs

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

Private Swim Lesson Application – Fall/Winter/Spring

Ages 3+
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 Director. After application is received you will be contacted by the Aquatics Department.


Aqua School  (Not available during summer sessions)

Kindergarten – 12th grade. This new program is designed to be a fun and energetic P.E. class for home school/cyber school students. Our curriculum coincides with the Academic Standards Health Safety and Physical Education in the state of Pennsylvania. Prerequisite: Participants must be able to swim 25 yards.

Register Online

Sea Otters  (Offered Fall Session I only)

(No minimum age to participate; level distinction will be based on evaluation.) This program will prepare children to transition from swim lessons to a competitive swim program. This class will be twice a week for 45 minutes with an instructor partially in the water to help tweak those techniques. Must be approved to join Sea Otters. Registration will only be available in-house.

Schneider Sea Turtles (Offered Fall Session I only)

(No minimum age to participate; level distinction will be based on evaluation.) This program emphasizes endurance, stroke perfection and learning fundamentals of a competitive swim program. 50% attendance is mandatory to sign up for next session. Youth must be evaluated prior to registration. Registration will only be available in-house.

Group Descriptions:

  • Bronze Group: ( Member $50 | Non-Member $100) 2 days a week for 1 hour, focusing on stroke development. Requirements: Freestyle – 25 yds., Backstroke – 25 yds., Breaststroke – 25 yds. and Butterfly – 25 yds.
    Meets: Tues. & Thurs.: 6:30PM-7:30PM for 7 weeks.
  • Silver Group: (Member $70 | Non-Member $120) 4 days a week for 1 hour, focusing on stroke refinement and swim team basics.
    Requirements: Freestyle – 50 yds., Backstroke – 50 yds., Breaststroke – 50 yds. and Butterfly – 50 yds. and must be able to dive.
    Meets: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.: 6:30PM-7:30PM for 7 weeks.
  • Gold Group: (Member $90 | Non-Member $140) 4 days a week for 1.5 hours, focusing on stroke refinement, physical improvements and swim team terminology.
    Requirements: Freestyle – 100 yds., Backstroke – 50 yds., Breaststroke – 50 yds. and Butterfly – 50 yds. and must be able to dive with flip turns and open turns.
    Meets: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.: 6:30PM-8:00PM for 7 weeks.

Scuba Diving

For ages 12 and older. Discover one of the world’s most exciting sports, your ticket to a lifetime of adventure! Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can scuba dive. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of diving, including dive equipment and techniques. PADI Open Water Diver is the “independent diver” scuba certification course. Upon completion, you will be able to engage in open water diving activities independently, within the limits of your training and experience, of course. You will be in the pool every session, so bring your swim suit and towel. All scuba equipment for the pool sessions, including mask and fins, will be provided. There may be an additional cost for study materials. Contact Downey Diving at 724-869-7989 or at www.downdive.com with any questions.

Age and Program Prerequisites: Ages 12 and older. Youth ages 12-17 must have parental permission and be accompanied by a parent. Medical and waiver forms must be signed. Bring swim suit and towel. Participants must be able to swim 8 lengths of the pool, tread water for 10 minutes, be comfortable in deep water and be in good health. There may be an additional fee for books and instructional materials.

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

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

Please contact Brad Pontius, Program Director, with any program related questions at bpontius@bcfymca.org.

Private Sports Instruction
six 30-minute lessons: Member $120  |  Non-Member $180

Private Sports Instruction Application

Allow your athlete to refine and develop their skills in the sport they love! Coaches will work with each athlete to develop attainable goals. Lessons are taught by experienced sports staff with specialized knowledge.

Sports currently offered and ages:
Volleyball: 8-17 years old

Application must be completed and turned into to the Program Director, Brad Pontius (bpontius@bcfymca.org). Once the application has been received, parent/guardian will be contacted regarding availability.

Scheduling lessons: Initial lesson is scheduled by the Program Director and remaining lessons through the instructor.

Member $60  |  Non-Member $105

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.

Class meets three times per week: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00-9:00pm and Saturdays: 11:15am-12:30pm

Register Online

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

Baseball/Softball Hitting Academy
Member $45  |  Non-Member $60

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.

Summer I:
Ages  7-10 yrs: Wed. 12:00-12:45PM
Ages 11-15 yrs: Wed. 11:00-11:45AM

Speed & Agility Performance

Ages 7-15 yrs. Young athletes will be able to improve their explosiveness, acceleration, quick first step, reaction time and core strength throughout this training.  It doesn’t matter what sport you play; if you are looking for that competitive edge, this program will provide it.  It is action packed with drills, including agility ladder, cone drills, core work and other speed/agility drills.

Summer I:
Ages 7-10 yrs: Sat.  10:00-10:45AM
Ages 11-15 yrs: Sat. 11:00-11:45AM

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FamilyYouth and Government

7th-12th grade students, as of Fall 2016-2017 school year.
This program is a nation 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.

Teen TRX
Included in membership!

Ages 13-17 yrs. Youth can engage all of their muscles using the TRX Suspension Trainer.  Participants will gain flexibility, core strength, and balance, with this total body conditioning program designed for teenagers.

Summer I:
Tues.  6:30-7:15PM
Sun.   12:00-12:45PM

Teen Yoga
Included in membership!

Ages 13-17 yrs. Helps teens build the ground work to live a healthy lifestyle in a safe and noncompetitive space.  Classes build endurance, strength, assist in flexibility and promote balance and relaxation.

Summer I:
Sat. 9:30-10:30AM

Youth/Teen Fitness
Member $25  |  Non-Member $50

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.

Summer I:
Mon.-Thurs. (4 days/week)  9:30AM-10:30AM

  • Mon: Group Cycle
  • Tues: Youth Strength & Conditioning
  • Wed: Group Cycle
  • Thurs: Youth Speed & Agility
    Attend every day or as often as you can!

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