For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
Our Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.
All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim at the Y. What age group does the student fall into? What swim stage is the student ready for? The specific days and times of our classes can be found when you register on-line or by reviewing our Program Guide.
Have questions? Call the Y or speak with anyone in our Aquatics Department or on our Member Services Team. For a full listing of our swim lesson class options, days and times – please visit our Home Page and review our Program Guide.
Answer the questions below to find the swim lesson that fits.
Free swim lesson assessments are available to determine the appropriate swim lesson stage for each student. Discuss what level is appropriate with anyone in our Aquatics Department, or register for the Stage that is most appropriate for the swimmer’s abilities and our trained staff will place students in the correct Stage during the first lesson.
Join our Competitive Swim Team this Spring! Returning team member stroke clinic will be held April 8 to April 12 the Spring season runs from April 15 to July 22 ! Joining the swim team benefits your children in so many ways including daily exercise, goal setting, learning healthy habits, and making life long friends!
WHEN: April 8-12
Please contact Sam Mouziyk with questions Smouziyk@cccymca.org
Are you looking to join the swim team this spring? Perfect timing! The Fairfield Flyfins swim team will be holding a new team member evaluation clinic, April 1 to April 5. The clinic will run five days in a row and your swimmer will be walked through each stroke, including starts and turns! At the same time the experienced coaching staff will be evaluating your swimmer to see if they are ready for swim team.
WHEN: April 1-April 5
Swimming is a great way to exercise because it’s fun AND it’s a great form of exercise that has very little impact on joints. If you’re looking to improve your stroke for lap swim or compete in a triathlon, this is the clinic for you! Each day we work on a different stroke and skill!
WHEN: April 10-13
Please contact Kacey Oberlander Head Swim Team Coach with any questions email@example.com
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 lots of fun.
SESSIONS: June – August
TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00pm or 1:00 pm -4:00pm
HOW TO REGISTER: Registration begins March 9 for Members, April 6 for Program Participants. Register online, or call the Y’s Welcome Center Desk at 203-255-2834.
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 class. We are offering a blended learning course, online and classroom. Participants must attend all classes to complete the course.
FEE: $275 for Y Member, $375 Program Participant
CLASS INCLUDES: A two year certification for CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED Training, Waterfront Lifeguard Certification
February 17, Pre test at 1pm – Classroom hours: February 24, 9am-6pm; February 25, 9am-4pm
March 2, Pre-test at 1pm – Classroom hours: March 9, 9am-6pm; March 10, 9am-4pm
Pre-test 02/17 at 1pm–4pm Classroom hours: 02/24, 9am-6:00pm; 02/25, 9am-4pm
Pre-test 03/02 at 1pm–4pm Classroom hours: 03/09, 9am-6:00pm; 03/10, 9am-4pm
Pre-test 03/30 at 1pm-4pm Classroom hours: 04/06, 9am-6:00pm; 04/07 9am-4pm
Pre-test 04/13 at 1pm-4pm Classroom hours: 04/20, 9am-6:00pm; 04/21 9am-4pm
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 needed.
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
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 Maureen Scinto at P 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or E MScinto@cccymca.org for more information.
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.