Ages: 13-17 years old
Quick Links: Aquatics, Sports & Family, GymnasticsCertifications

**The “Register Online” button is only available during
scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted**


Calendar icon

Spring Session (CYCLE 3)

Classes run April 24 to June 18, 2017

Summer Session (CYCLE 4)

Member Registration: June 12-July 8, 2017
Non-Member Registration: June 15-July 8, 2017
Classes run July 9 to September 2, 2017

Fall Session I (CYCLE 5)

Member Registration: August 28-September 2, 2017
Non-Member Registration: August 31-September 2, 2017
Classes run September 3 to October 28, 2017


Please contact Ryan Good, Aquatics Director, with Aquatic Programming questions at 724.287.4733 x138.


Butler YMCA Barracuda Swim Team

Spring Swim 2017

Register Online


The Butler YMCA, in conjunction with Scott’s Scuba Service, is teaming up to conduct a Scuba Diving Certification Course here at the YMCA.  The course is divided into three learning aspects; learning the theory of diving in the classroom and skill development in the pool at the YMCA.  The final aspect takes place at Scott’s Scuba private diving lake in the Slippery Rock area.  This is where you will make the transition from what you learned at the YMCA into a local diving environment.  The course takes place over five sessions from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  The program is 100% all inclusive in the pricing with absolutely nothing to purchase.  The course is open for ages 10 years and older.  All registration and questions should be directed to Scott’s Scuba Service in Freeport, PA.

For ages 10 and older.  A parent must take the class with any child ages 10 or 11.

Scuba Handout

Next Class Date:
March 18-April 29, 2017

Contact:  724.295.3500    www.scottsscuba.com


Parent Letter with Swim Lesson Information

ONE Aquatic class per person, per cycle.  Swim lessons run for 7 weeks and report cards will be distributed during week 6.  If you want to sign up after the first day of class, you must obtain written permission from the Aquatics Director prior to registering for class.  NO exceptions.


Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons for youth to adults who are interested in learning to swim or water safety.  We have instructors who can accommodate those with learning disabilities or physical impairments.  Lessons are available by appointment only.

For more information about this program, contact Ryan Good, Aquatics Director.

Fee: $17.50|Member      $20|Non-Member for 30 minutes OR
$115|Member         $125|Non-Member for seven 30-minute lessons

STAGE 6: STROKE MECHANICS (formerly Flying Fish)
Ages 5-12 years.  Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday: 5:00-5:30pm
Wednesday: 6:10-6:40pm
Thursday: 5:35-6:05pm  |  6:45-7:15pm

Register Online

For kids who can swim 50 yards each: fly, back, breast and crawl.

Tuesday: 6:45-7:15pm

Register Online

Return to top



Please contact Jamie Knauff, Sports & Family Director, at jknauff@bcfymca.org with any Sports and/or Family programming related questions.  Seven Pillars of Youth Sports.



Youth Wellness Center Certification
Ages 11-15 years old-Members only. Learn the proper use of selectorized equipment and youth-appropriate cardiovascular equipment. Attendance in this 8-week class earns certification and access to the Wellness Center without accompanying parent.  Must attend all 8 sessions to be certified.  Once class per week, choose your day!

Tuesday or Wednesday:  4:45pm-5:30pm

Session 3 begins the week of April 24, 2017

Register Online

Youth Wellness Center Policy

Youth members 11-15 years of age are permitted to use the Wellness Center with a Wellness Center Youth Certification or with a parent or Personal Trainer.

Youth members 11-15 of age who have completed a Wellness Center Youth Certification, must wear their Youth ID badge to designate the age appropriate area of usage as follows:

* Youth 11-13 years of age may use the track, bikes and weight machines.

* Youth 14-15 years of age may use all cardiovascular equipment and weight    machines.

Youth members 11-15 years of age who are supervised by a parent or Personal Trainer (must be within arms length) can use all Wellness Center equipment.



Level 2
This class is for children who are starting to learn cartwheels, split techniques, forward and backward rolls, arches, handstands and kickovers.

Tuesday: 5:15-6:15pm  |  6:30-7:30pm
Thursday: 4:30-5:30pm

Register Online

Level 3
Youth will refine their beginning skills & develop new skills.  Must have prior gymnastics experience.  New skills will include running round-offs, arch back stand up and back walkovers.

Thursday: 5:15-6:15pm

Register Online

Pre-Level 4
This class is for those kids who have taken Level 3 but are not yet ready for Level 4.  Will provide an emphasis on proper form and technique of old skills with progression toward new skills.  New skills include back & extension rolls & progressions to connect skills.

Thursday: 6:15-7:15pm

Register Online

Level 4
This class provides an emphasis of old skills with progression toward new skills, which include back tucks, standing roundoff back tucks & roundoff back handspring back tucks, front & back handsprings, aerials and front tumbling.

Thursday: 7:15-8:15pm

Register Online

Youth Karate
Ages 14 & up. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art that focuses on the whole person along with self-defense skills. Instruction is on an individual level and each student trains within his/her ability to meet the curriculum requirements to achieve rank.

Students are trained with safety in mind. Students are taught how to avoid dangerous situations, how to avoid bullies and gain confidence to stand up for themselves. Character qualities are also taught, such as discipline, self-control, integrity, respect and leadership.

Classes are offered on a monthly basis and run year-round. Registration is open from the 15th to the last day of every month. Participants must register prior to each new session or a $10 late fee will apply.

Register Online

Teen Volleyball League
Who:  Teens ages 12-15
Season:  Friday evenings March 3-May 19, 2017

Teen Volleyball League Schedule

Teen Boys Basketball League
Who:  Teens ages 12-15
Season:  Saturday mornings March 11-June 3, 2017

Teen Boys Basketball League Schedule

Annual Triathlon at Moraine State Park
Date:  Saturday, July 8, 2017
Triathlon Race Brochure
Who:  Ages 16 and older
*No one under the age of 16 may enter the race unless approved by Race Director*
Individual Registration Fee
$45 | No to March 31, 2017
$50 | April 1 to May 14, 2017
$55 | May 15 to June 24, 2017

Teams Fee
$65 | NOW to March 31, 2017
$70 | April 1 to May 14, 2017
$75 | May 15 to June 24, 2017

Late or Day of Registration Fee
$60 | Individual
$80 | Team

Register Online

Unicycle Club
Who:  Anyone 12 years or older
When:  Saturdays 4:30pm-6:30pm in Gym 1 (Nov-April)
*Unicycle Club is now outdoors for the summer
Equipment:  Helmets are mandatory
Some unicycles available to use. If bringing your own unicycle, it must have plastic pedals.  Registration is required for all participants.

 Youth and Government

Student in grades 7th-12th.  View our Youth and Government page for details!



Youth Basketball League (Sept-Dec)
Football Drills & Skills
Youth Flag Football (Oct-Dec)
Indoor Soccer League (Jan-Mar)
Fashionista’s (April-June)

Return to top

 Health educationCERTIFICATIONS



Lifeguard Certification Courses
Must be at least 15 years old prior to course end date. This course is for those who wish to become a certified lifeguard. See registration form for detailed information and skills needed to participate.  Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Pre-swim tests will be conducted by appointment. You must pass the pre-swim test in order to register for the class.
Monday-Friday:   May 8-12, 2017               4:00pm-9:00pm
Monday-Friday:   May 22-26, 2017             4:00pm-9:00pm
Monday-Friday:    June 12-16, 2017           4:00pm-9:00pm
Fee:  $200|Member    $225|Non-Member

Register Online

Community CPR & First Aid
Saturday, June 17, 2017                  9:00am-2:00pm
Fee:  $95|Member    $125|Non-Member

Register Online


First Aid/CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers
Saturday, June 17, 2017                  3:00pm-8:00pm
Fee:  $95|Member    $125|Non-Member

Register Online


Lifeguard and CPR/AED Recertification
Friday, May 12, 2017                  4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2017                  4:00pm-9:00pm
Fee:  $75|Member    $100|Non-Member

Register Online


Return to top