Are You Whistle Worthy?

Lifeguard Certification Courses This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be a lifeguard. This comprehensive course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems and to take actions to help those in need. CPR, First Aid, AED, and O2 certifications are included in the […]

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Life Skills Save Lives

Earn a Job as a Certified Lifeguard Are you responsible, honest, caring, and respectful? Are you a strong swimmer? Are you over the age of sixteen and looking for a job? Then the Soundview Family YMCA wants to hire you! Get certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding through the Blended Learning American Red Cross […]

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 […]

Building Strong & Confident Swimmers

Intro to Swim team at the Bridgeport YMCA Whether it is gaining the confidence that comes from learning how to swim or building positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork from being part of a swim team, swimming at the Y is about building the whole child from the inside out. We are […]

FUN WITH FRIENDS

Walk-in Program At the New Haven YMCA Youth Center Walk-in program kids build self-esteem, values and leadership skills. Our Walk-in Program provides a safe environment where teens can focus on developing confidence and character with trained professionals guiding them. Participants will be able to take part in open gym basketball, open swim and have access […]

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 […]

Lifeguard Certification

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. Contact the Aquatic Department of any Central […]

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: 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form

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. 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form

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: 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form 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. 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form

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 […]