Family Time

Kick Off Summer On Healthy Kids Day!

Awaken Summer Imagination

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Our event at the Bridgeport Y includes: Relay Races, a Moon Bounce, Kids Zumba, Youth Yoga and Taekwondo, Lego and Slime activities, Water Safety Demos, Healthy Snacks, UB Dance Team Demo, Arts & Crafts, the Fire and Police Departments, Local Vendors and More!


Family Open Swim

Bring the kids to our warm water pool for quality family time during our Family Open Swim Program.  Families are welcome to bring children of all ages to enjoy our pool. Children under the age of 12 must have a supervising adult with them in the pool area. Children 9 and under are required to have a parent in the water, ages 9-12 need a parent on deck. Any non-swimmer must wear a US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device in the shallow end of the pool and must have an adult in the water within arm’s reach. To swim in the deep end, a swim test will be administered by lifeguard.

Days: Wednesdays  Time:  6:30-7:30PM

Fee: Adults (ages 18+) $10 & Youth (ages 0-17) $5

Pool Party Package

Enjoy an hour of swimming in our heated pool with family and friends! Pool parties include community room for 1 hour. A parent/guardian, at least 18 years of age, must accompany any child 5 and under in the water at all times. Parents/guardians of children under age 8 who have passed the swim test must remain on the pool deck. All swimmers age 8 or older who have passed the swim test may use the pool on their own.

Any non-swimmer must wear a US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device in the shallow end of the pool and must have an adult in the water within arm’s reach. All participants in the water will be totaled.

Availability: Saturdays 2:30-4:30PM / Pool Time: 2:30-3:30PM

Rates: $250 (max 25 participants). Additional fees may apply depending on number of participants.

Contact Justine Dupree, Aquatic Director, for more details or to schedule a tour and learn more about the facility.

Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.