Sports & Dance

Summer Aquatic Programs!

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center is able to provide outdoor aquatic programming, weather permitting. These fee based programs are held Saturday and Sunday 9am-12:30pm. Details are provided in our Summer Program Guide, by calling the Y or stopping by.

Swim Lessons

Give your child the opportunity to have fun, develop confidence and learn how to stay safe in and around the water. Do you know how to swim? Maybe this is the summer that you learn. All ages can learn to swim at the Y. 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. Lessons will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings in a four weeks sessions. For private lessons please reach out to our Aquatics Director, Melissa Carroll at Rgistration and fees will apply.


Stroke Clinics will be available for anyone on a swim team or who are in swim lessons that are a Stage 4 or above. They are designed to help swimmers with their stroke mechanics for all four competitive strokes, starts and turns.


Special time will be allocated for Y members, 14 years and older to enjoy our pool and lap swim. Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Lap Swim Etiquette will apply as well as safety protocols. Enhance your wellness routine by moving outdoors and enjoying the pool.


Water exercise is a great for people and all fitness levels. For adults, Aqua Fit is a way to get fit while embracing the sun and water! It’s a therapeutic workout and a great calorie burn. Registration is required.

Healthy Kids Day – April 24 10am-1pm

We’re hosting our annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 24, 10am-1pm at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center, 204 Stanley Drive Monroe. We’d like to encourage families to take a moment to help kids be kids.

While the in-person event will feature physically distanced activities and be in accordance with CDC and State and Local Health Department recommendations, the Y aims to provide a carefree morning for children, celebrating what makes a kid, a healthy kid.

The events will feature activities such as games, gaga pit competitions, boot camp, martial arts demonstrations, a gardening station, STEM activities, Safety Around Water demonstrations, a search and rescue dog demo and story time – all designed to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

Share in the fun – we are also holding a sock drive to help children in our local shelter. Please bring a pair of new socks to donate or drop them off at the Family Program Center, 20 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull.

Spin Strut Succeed


Get inspired through movement at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA!  Our dance classes will enrich your dancer’s technique and understanding, all while giving them a joyful experience.  We are with you for everything from your dancer’s first steps to their recital!  The Y offers a new preschool aged drop off program.  Join us for a fun-filled time moving to some amazing music!  Our talented dance instructors can’t wait to inspire your dancer.

WHEN  Thursdays 9:30-11:30am April 29 – June 17

FEES $150 Facility Members / $300 Community Members

For additional information, please visit our website to view our program guide.  If you have any questions please contact our Sports and Recreational Coordinator, Sarah Landolfi, at or call 203 445 9633


Play Hard, Party Harder


The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA has an amazing facility that offers a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s next birthday! Choose one of our year-round, outdoor parties. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff will work closely with you to customize the activities and space to create a fantastic birthday!  To ensure you have memories that last a lifetime, our friendly staff is here to help you from the moment you arrive until all your guests depart.

Birthday children may have up to 11 guests, and the parents can stay for the fun!  All parties will have 90 minutes to enjoy our facilities as well as socially distanced seating for food and cake.

All safety and cleaning protocols will be adhered, following the latest guidelines.

WHEN: Saturdays / Sundays

WHERE: Family Outdoor Center (Camp Tepee)

FEES:  Members $170 / Community Members $255 / Pricing may be adjusted based on party requirements.

For outdoor reservations, contact Kathleen Riley at 203 445 9633 x 2719 or email



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Swim with CONFIDENCE, Bike with laughter, Run like the wind!

Race 4 Chase is named for Chase Kowalski, an amazing little boy from Newtown, who loved to run. Race 4 Chase strives to empower kids to reach their full potential.

Registration is for children ages 6-12 years old wishing to participate in the Race 4 Chase Triathlon Program. This program provides youth with a fun, skill building, life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon.

This free program runs for 6 weeks beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 and ends Saturday, July 31, 2021.  Program times are 1:00pm – 4:30pm Monday – Friday at the Lakewood-Trumbull Family Outdoor Center, 204 Stanley Road, Monroe, CT.

Race day is the culmination of the program for the YMCA Race 4 Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington (1000 East Street, Southington CT) on Saturday, July 31, 2021.  All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day.

The LWT R4C Program Application 2021 needs to be completed by both parent/guardian and child wishing to participate in the program.  Please answer all questions; if you have additional children, each child must have a separate application.  LWT R4C Program Application 2021

Due to limited enrollment, applications will be evaluated based on several factors. Selection priority will be given to first time registrations, a demonstration of need, and those indicating a sincere desire to participate for the complete duration of the program.

You will be notified if your child has been selected into the program. If selected, completion of a registration packet is required. Deadline applications are due back no later than April 28, 2021.

To submit your application please email to Jennifer Arnone at or drop off at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA – 20 Trefoil Dr. Trumbull, CT. Please call Jen with questions, P 203 445 9633 x2714



Time to Let It Fly

Archery Classes Ages 7 and up

Archery is a great sport for boosting mental and physical health and fitness.  Archery  also tones the arm and shoulder muscles, as well as improves upper body strength and flexibility in the hands and fingers.  Join us for an 8 week session of learning at the  Family Outdoor Center beginning April 26.

WHEN: Mondays 4:30 – 5:30pm

WHERE: The Pavilion at the Family Outdoor Center

FEES: Member $110 / Community Member $220

For additional questions, or to register, please contact our Youth and Sports Director, Jen Arnone, at, or call 203 445 9633


Jump Hurdle Succeed

Parkour Classes Ages 8 and up

The “flight” discipline of martial arts, Parkour is the “art-of-motion” in traveling from point A to point B in the most efficient method possible.  Utilizing this skill base of agility and mental swiftness will help any kid develop strength and stamina.  Let our elite instructor train your child in this empowering practice.  Join us for an 8 week session at the Family Outdoor Center starting April 28.

WHEN: Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:15pm

WHERE: The Pavilion at the Family Outdoor Center

FEES: Member $110 / Community Member $220

For additional questions, or to register, please contact our Youth and Sports Director, Jen Arnone, at, or call 203 445 9633


Move To The Beat

Recreational, Performance, and Competitive Dance at the Y

Our Y dance program has been encouraging dancers of over ten years, and our dance instructors love what they do.  Each of our instructors has more than twenty years of dance experience, as well as some incredible technical training all the way to the collegiate level.  These dedicated teachers will help the dancers to grow in self-expression, grace, strength, agility, creativity, and balance.  All performing classes will participate in our year-end recital.  Our recreational classes are also offered year-round.  The Company Y Competitive Dance Team not only practices diligently in many styles of dance, but they attend an average of four competitions per season, often advancing to nationals.  Whatever level of commitment is right for you, the Y has your back!

In order to participate in our performance and competitive dance programs, the dancer must be a facility member.  Styles offered are:

Hip Hop
Musical Theater
Virtual (via Zoom)

Martial Arts


The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA has a long tradition using the martial arts style of Cheezic Tang Soo Do, developing physical defense, high personal standards, respect and         discipline of mind, body, and spirit.  Our 8th Degree Belt, Master David DeGuzman, leads the students in self-defense, while following the CDC, OEC, and State guidelines.  We   offer a variety of classes beginning at age 4.

CLASSES: Little Ninjas / Beginner / Advanced / Open Level


Lakewood-Trumbull Gymnastics Team

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA gymnastics team has been inspiring and helping children achieve their goals since the 1980’s. Through the years the Y has produced multiple State and Regional champions as well as State and Regional team championships. Our gymnasts learn, through fun and discipline, the ability to achieve their goals. We believe that if a child believes in themselves and trains hard, then anything, even the amazing sport of Gymnastics can be achieved.


Gymnastics is a long-standing tradition of YMCAs and we provide exceptional gymnastic experiences for all ages and abilities. Our leadership team is dedicated to programs that increase agility, flexibility and strength while the utilizing the unique amenities of our 6,000 square foot facility. All participants have the opportunity to develop their ability through the use of an in-ground trampoline, full-sized TumbleTrak, and 400 square foot foam safety pit. Through the use of female and male Olympic equipment, the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA’s team is able to deliver a program that creates life-long memories and community.

Youth Sports

Team sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together on a team, but also who they are and what they can achieve.

Our programs include gymnastics, dance, soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis and more. We also offer more advanced classes for children who have taken our sports classes before.