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 January 7 – February 24, 2018
Member Registration: December 2, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Non-Member Registration: December 9, 2017 – January 4, 2018

Runs February 25 – April 14, 2018
Member Registration: February 10-22, 2018
Non-Member Registration: February 17-22, 2018


  • Dive-In Movie: Moana – Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
  • Prince Court (Mother/Son Dance) –  Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
  • Princess Ball (Father/Daughter Dance) – Fri., March 2, 2018

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

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.


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.

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


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

Private Sports Instruction
six 30-minute lessons: Member $120  |  Non-Member $180
Sports offered: Volleyball (year round), Soccer (year round), & Lacrosse (seasonal)

Private Sports Instruction Application (printable)

Private Sports Instruction Application (electronic)

Coaches will work with each athlete to develop attainable goals. Lessons are taught by experienced sports staff with specialized knowledge.

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


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.

Register Online

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.

Teen TRX

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.

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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