The YMCA of Greater Dayton announced today that it reached an agreement with the Dayton Raiders Swim Club to sell the Beavercreek YMCA (Y) facility to the organization. The Beavercreek Y facility will close on April 22, 2013. The Dayton Raiders Swim Club will take over the facility May 1, 2013.

The YMCA of Greater Dayton says that the community based programming, which takes place at various Beavercreek community sites, will remain intact. This includes the before/after school childcare programs through the Beavercreek school district, YMCA summer day camp and YMCA youth sports programs.

According to the YMCA of Greater Dayton, over the past four years, the Beavercreek Y has required approximately $1.1 million in subsidy and more than $620,000 worth of capital and equipment improvements since 2009.

Tim Helm, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Dayton said, “Any change in service in the YMCA system is carefully considered and made in the best interest of the entire Y system. While the Beavercreek Y facility is unsustainable and further subsidy of the facility would only jeopardize our services association-wide, we’re pleased to have found a community organization that will put this facility to good use.”

The Dayton Raiders will use the facility as one of its training sites beginning May 1, 2013 for its current and future swim club members.

Kevin Weldon, CEO of the Dayton Raiders said, “We couldn’t be prouder to represent the Dayton swimming community on a local, state and national level. The opportunity to purchase the Beavercreek building from the YMCA is not only a wonderful thing for our organization but we also see this as an opportunity to potentially expand some of our services to continue serving the Beavercreek community.”

Members of the Beavercreek YMCA have been sent information on the facility closure and have been invited to extend their membership at no cost to them at any branch in the association through June 30th. There are ten YMCA of Greater Dayton branches, including the South YMCA in Kettering (approximately six miles away) or the Xenia YMCA (approximately ten miles away).

The Dayton Raiders Swim Club was established in 1958. Since it’s inception it has established itself as a premier USA Swimming club in the greater Miami Valley. The club has a winning history as a Gold Medal USA team currently ranked eighth in the country, developed 12 Olympic trial qualifiers for the 2012 Olympic Trials, won the 2012 Men’s Junior National Championship and the 2012 Men and Women USA Sectional title, holds six AA State Championships and other regional and national awards. It is also recognized as one of the top 30 swim teams in the country for the past 20 years and has a top notch beginner swim team program.

Source: Greater Dayton YMCA press release.