Bridgeport Y

 

 

In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, youth swim lessons and safety around water programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a youth member.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P 203 334 5551
F 203 334 2847
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Life Skills Save Lives

Lifeguards talkingBecome a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15-24 years old and looking for a great part-time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn:

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. (Swimming on the back is not allowed, swim goggles can be worn.)
  • Tread water for 3 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold an object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

ENROLL TODAY!

Waterfront Lifeguarding

WHEN:

Friday, July 19        6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Saturday, July 20    9:00 am–6:00 pm

Sunday, July 21      10:00 am–5:00 pm

FEE: Member: $275 / Community Member: $375

Books, Certification and CPR pocket mask included

CONTACT: Justine Dupree, Aquatics Director, at jdupree@cccymca.org


Best Summer Ever!

Great Summers Start Here

Summer Day Camp

We provide a happy, healthy environment for children to learn and grow. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, participants gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. It’s a opportunity for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences. For families, camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

We can’t wait to see you at Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore. The Best Summer Ever!

To learn more about Summer Camp please review our 2019 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y.

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  2019 Bridgeport Y Day Camp Registration Packet  If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization.

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2019 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

For day-to-day program details, please review our Bridgeport Y 2019 Day Camp Parent Handbook.

The Best Summer Ever!


Adult Swim Lessons

AGES: 18 and over

Want to learn how to swim but you think you’re too “old”? Not here. At the Bridgeport Y, we offer personalized teaching through step-by-step goals to get you moving throughout the pool independently. As safety is a priority while in and around water, participants will also learn valuable water safety skills that can help save a life.

WHEN: 8-week session, Tuesdays

TIME: 6:45-7:30 pm

FEE: Member: $82 / Community Member: $164


Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day. Affordable tuition. Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

CONTACT: Terry McCarthy, Executive Director of Child Care Services, at P 203 332 6447 or E tmccarthy@cccymca.org


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