Swimmers in Training

Swim Club Interested in swimming but not in competition? Swim Club is here for you! The program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Coaches will focus on the following important milestones: Developing endurance in the competitive strokes Developing […]

BSY Torpedoes Swim Team

2024 Swim Team Our team offers a challenging, engaging, and fun program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic to advanced training. Our team ranges from entry level competitive swimmers to championship caliber swimmers – all are welcome and encouraged to look into the BSY team! Register Today! SWIM TEAM COSTS AND FEES:  YMCA […]

Are You Whistle Worthy?

Lifeguard Certification Courses at the Stratford YMCA Red Cross Life Guard Certification includes CPR, AED, and First Aid. For ages 15 years and up. Candidates must be able to swim 300 yards (550 for water front, demonstrating rhythmic breathing, untimed) tread water for two minutes (without using hands), and complete a timed event within 1 […]

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Fun In The Sun

Beach Club Beach Club is a wonderful opportunity for children to make friends and enjoy the beautiful costal area we are blessed to live in. Participants get lots of exercise and have fun in the water, sand, and sun; a perfect combination of what we all need now more then ever! There is never a […]

Are you Whistle Worthy?

Lifeguard Certification The Woodruff Family YMCA will be running a Lifeguard certification and re-certification class. Re Certification WHEN: April 21 TIME: 8:30am – 6:30pm FEE: $175/Members $275/Program Participant Lifeguard Certification WHEN: April 19, 26-28 TIME: Friday (pre-test) April 19, 4:30pm-6:30pm Friday April 26, 4:30pm-6:30pm Saturday/Sunday April 27-28, 9:00am-5:00pm FEE: $285/Members $385/Program Participant

Splash into Summer

Half Day Swim School In this 5-day swim lesson program, children learn to swim and be safe in and around the water. Half Day Swim School is designed for children ages 3-10 years old, who want to learn to swim or improve their swim strokes. Children swim twice a day, enjoy a snack and have […]

You Can Be Whistle Worthy

Lifeguarding Course Our Y offers Red Cross Waterfront Life Guard certification courses throughout the year. The course includes CPR, AED and First Aid certifications for ages 15 years and up. Candidates must be able to swim 550 yards non-stop and tread water for three minutes. All participants must take and pass the pre-test before registering for […]

Compete In The Fast Lane

Become a member of the BSY Torpedo Swim Team at the Stratford YMCA! Torpedoes will develop and learn the fundamentals and techniques in the 4 competitive strokes; backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle starts, plus skills for turns, diving, teamwork, and most importantly ENJOYMENT through swimming. Swimmers are also introduced to competition through USA Swimming and YMCA […]

Stratford Y Swim Team

AGES: 5 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level) The Stratford YMCA offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, endurance, sportsmanship, goal-setting, and leadership. We strive to do all this in an environment that embraces the YMCA’s philosophy of building spirit, mind, and body for all. We believe these qualities serve our swimmers […]

Lifeguard Certification

AGES: 15 and up Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do. Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills, be a hero by learning lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration, and have fun while earning money at a job you’ll […]

Swim for Camaraderie and Competition

Join the Soundview YMCA Stingrays Swim Team The Branford Stingrays were organized in 1972 and began their collaboration with the Y in 2010. Offering a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic training, we measure success not in terms of one or two extremely successful swimmers, but in the measurable improvement […]

Adapted Aquatics – Special Needs Swimming Lessons

Student to instructor ratio is 1:1 This program is open to all individuals with cognitive and/ or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels of swimmers. An adult may […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available for Y Family Facility Members. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: 2024-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Our Aquatic Center is host to local Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy groups who use our facility several days a week. Contact the Aquatics Department for more information P 203 878 6501

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim or two-on-one lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. REGISTRATION: Members may register by filling out our Registration Form at the member service desk. 2024-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Register on-line or by calling the Y. Private lessons are offered for YMCA members only.

Adult / Teen Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 and up Our adult swim lessons are for individuals 13 years of age and up. Class size is limited to ten and the structure of the class will be based on the level of swimmers in the class. The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to […]

Adaptive Aquatics

AGES: 3 and up This one to one class is open to all individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for all participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels. An adult may accompany if […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Registration form: 2024-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration CONTACT: Maureen Scinto, Director of Aquatics, at P 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or E MScinto@cccymca.org

Lifeguard Certifications

Classes are taught by American Red Cross Instructors. First Time certifications and re-certifications are available for Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguarding candidates must be 15 years and older, be able to swim 550 yards non-stop, and must be able to tread water for 3 minutes. Check out our schedule of training or contact […]

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

AGES: 3 and up One-on-one private swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available to fit your busy schedule. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. 2024-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration

Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 years and older Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of course, participants will also earn certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (includes AED) Oxygen Administration and First Aid. Prerequisites […]

Lap Swimming Etiquette

LAP SWIMMING ETIQUETTE Swimmers are encouraged to contribute to an atmosphere of cooperation and courtesy. Always enter from the shallow end. A maximum of five swimmers are permitted in each lane during lap swimming. Please swim with others of similar speed. Lifeguards will move swimmers to the appropriate lane when necessary. Always let swimmers in […]

Y Aquatic Safety Guidelines

Our lifeguards are here to ensure your safety and have the authority to restrict any behavior deemed unsafe. Y members and guests must follow all safety guidelines or may be asked to leave the pool area. State health codes require all persons to shower with warm water and soap before entering the swimming pool. Wear […]