Transitioning from the YMCA of Central Florida to the Harris Rosen Foundation

Due to the financial impact and growing community needs stemming from the pandemic, the YMCA of Central Florida Metropolitan Board of Directors and Y leaders have been diligently working to carefully reevaluate and reimagine each of our locations and programs to determine how to best sustain the association while continuing to serve the community with reduced resources. These efforts led to the realization that our ability to safely reopen and operate the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center presented a distinct challenge due to the unique aspects and costs of the facility. Fortunately for our community, we have a long-time partner and swimming advocate in Harris Rosen, who was willing to once again answer the call to preserve this beloved facility. 

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Harris Rosen Foundation to Reopen and Operate the Aquatic Center

The YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners have approved the transfer of the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center from the YMCA of Central Florida to the nonprofit Harris Rosen Foundation. The facility will now be named the Rosen Aquatic and Fitness Center. The YMCA and the Rosen teams are collaborating to ensure a smooth transition.

Additional information will be made available from the Rosen team regarding membership, competitive team practices, a reopening date, and other important information.

It’s been a privilege to teach all aspects of aquatics and serve countless swimmers and members of all ages at this iconic facility over the past 28 years. We’re thankful to all of our members, donors, volunteers, partners, staff, and swimmers who have helped the Y create life-long friendships and experiences here. As we pass the mantle of this storied facility and its rich traditions to the Harris Rosen Foundation, we’re confident that the Aquatic Center will remain in good hands.

As a mission-based nonprofit, we know the Y’s impact extends beyond a physical building and our devotion and commitment to champion the benefit of swimming and water safety is unwavering. So, we’ll continue to seek opportunities and community support to provide new Y programs and services with enhanced safety precautions for all Central Floridians. 

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There is no greater champion of swimming in Central Florida than Harris. Without Harris’ involvement to save the facility in 1992, the Y would not have had the privilege to serve and teach countless swimmers over the years.

“We are thankful to the donors, volunteers, partners, staff, and swimmers who have helped the Y create life-long memories, friendships, and experiences at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center. Mostly, we are grateful to Harris, who has yet again stepped up for the community in order to preserve and champion the benefit of swimming for Central Florida.” Dan Wilcox, President & CEO, YMCA of Central Florida