Soundview ExteriorLocated on the shoreline, the Soundview Family YMCA opened its doors in 2010 to expand the reach of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. Exercise, aquatics, summer camp, family programming…we’ve got it all!

The Soundview Family YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests. Learn more about the Soundview Family YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:   5:30am–9:00pm
Friday:       5:30am–7:30pm
Saturday:   7:00am–7:00pm
Sunday:     8:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Saturday:   9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday:   4:30pm – 8:00pm
Sunday:   9:00am – 12:15pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Got The Winter Blues?

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. For many people with depression, symptoms usually are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Some people may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why.

More than just about the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don’t get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.


WHEN: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

TIME: 11:00 am in Studio A

FEE: This event is FREE

Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space

Life Skills Save Lives

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Become a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15 or older 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.


  • Swim a minimum of 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.

(May swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggle may be used)

  • Tread water for 2 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

WHEN: December 27-31

TIME: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

FEE: Members $250 / Community Members $350

CPR pocket mask and participant manual included


For families, For fun


Flick-n-Float Family Night

Come spend the evening with family and friends and enjoy the fun! Float around in the pool and enjoy a movie! Popcorn will be served in the lobby! Bring your floats. They are welcome on this night only.

WHEN: January 18 — Toy Story 4!

TIME: 7:00 pm

FEE: Free for Members / Community Members $25 per family

Standard pool rules still apply, any child wearing a float must be accompanied by an adult in the water. See pool rules/youth guidelines. Food is only allowed in the lobby area.

Register Today!

Happy Holiday Season

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Drop the kids off at the Y for a fun-filled afternoon full of holiday activities while you get your holiday shopping and errands done!

WHEN: Saturday, December 14

TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FEE: Members $15 / Community Members $20

All Proceeds benefit the Soundview Family YMCA Annual Campaign!

Registration is required

Kids Stay, Parents Play

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Parents Night Out Holiday Party

Don’t miss our holiday party! An opportunity to enjoy a fun night out while the kids have their own holiday party at the Y! Kids will play games, dance, eat pizza, swim, use the indoor playscape and more!

AGES: 4-14

WHEN: Saturdays December 14, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEE: Members $13 per child

Be Aware, Protect Yourself


Fight Like A Girl

This introductory self-defense class will teach you simple skills and techniques to keep you safe or to get yourself out of a dangerous situation. The class focuses on defense, avoiding, and self-esteem. The seminar will be led by 5-degree black belt, Sense Kyle Jones. Kyle has decorated experience in Positive American Karate, Taekwondo, Jujitsu, and Chung-Gi.

AGES: 16+

WHEN: Sunday, January 12, 2020

TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FEE: Members $15 / Community Members $30

CONTACT: Lynn Wheeler, Youth & Family Director, E

Winter 1 Program Guide

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Everyone belongs at the Y. We have many programs and classes that will help you be a better you – connect with others, learn something new, become healthier and have fun. Take a look at our Winter 1 Program Guide. Our Winter 1 program session runs Monday, January 6 – March 1.

Registration opens on Monday, December 16 for Members, for Community Members on Monday, December 23, 2019.

You can register on-line, from our mobile app, by calling the Y or in-person. Call us with questions.

Ready Set Swim

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Holiday Break Swim Clinic!

Need some swim focus during the holiday break? Come join Miss Brianna at the Holiday Break Swim Clinic. There will be fun drills, out of the water and in water presentations, fun relays and more! Participants must be at least 6 years old and able to complete a minimum of 50 yards of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke and 25 yards of butterfly in order to participate in this clinic.

WHEN: December 27 – 30
TIME: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
FEE: $99

Wrap It Up

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Hate wrapping those holiday gifts?

Come support our Annual Campaign and get your holiday gifts wrapped at the same time!

WHEN: Friday, December 20

TIME: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FEE: $1 per gift wrapped (wrapping paper included!)

Registration is required, but payment will be taken at the event.

All Proceeds benefit the Soundview Family YMCA Annual Campaign!

Jump Into The New Year With Healthy Joints


If you are looking to maximize your exercise with less strain on your spine and joints, this workshop is for you!  You will discover how to optimize your spine and joint range of motion while properly preparing your body for exercise programs at the YMCA.

You will be provided with tools and handouts to tackle all of your workouts while helping your body function optimally and minimize unnecessary wear on your joints.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29

TIME: 10 am in Studio A

FEE: Free! Sign up at the desk to reserve your space

Learn How Sweet Your Feet Can Be


If your heel moves too much or too little, it can cause other parts of your foot to function incorrectly. Over time, stress from poor foot function can stretch or tear the ligaments or tendons in your heel. Treatment goals for these problems include reducing abnormal pull on the ligaments and tendons.

Please join Dr. Satooj from Associated Podiatrists in North Haven for a discussion on common foot pain and problems. Our philosophy is to help educate people to have the necessary information to make good decisions regarding their foot and ankle health. The main topics will include heel pain, athletes foot, and nail fungus, while any other questions you may have will be addressed.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TIME: 9:00 am in Studio A

FEE: FREE! Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your space

C’mon Let’s Play

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Family game night With Santa Claus

Join the Soundview Family Y for a fun night of family games, including B-I-N-G-O , bean bag toss, snowman bowling, and jingle bell toss.

There will be face painting. Have your face decorated with a winter-themed design. And Santa will be there too. Santa will be stopping by to visit with the children and share a small snack.

WHEN: Friday, December 13, 2019

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Studios A & B

Pre-Registration is required by Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Join us for some family fun!

Learn How To Play Pickleball



Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports for the senior community. Learn technique and strategy and come learn how to play with Judy Sullivan in a 2-week program (program meets twice a week). Learn how to play this winter!

WHEN: January 14, 16, 21 and 23, 2020

TIME: 2:15-3:15 pm. The class needs a minimum of 5 participants to run.

FEE: Members $30 / Community Members $60

No School, No Worries


Vacation Club

Games, Swim, Playscape, Art projects & Much More! Spend your day with us making new friends and having fun!

The vacation Club has plenty of things to do! Spend your time with our amazing staff having fun with our daily activities at the Y including swimming, arts and crafts, games, Gaga and much more! Please pack a bathing suit, towel, socks, closed-toe shoes, lunch, drinks, snacks, and a water bottle.

AGES: 4-14 years old

WHEN: December 23 – 31, 2019 (except Dec. 25)

January 20, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 17 – 18, 2020, February Recess

April 13 – 17, 2020, Spring Recess (Includes 2 Field Trips TBA)

TIME: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

FEE: Daily – Members $51 / Community Members $100

Weekly: Members $245 / Community Members $345 (weekly includes field trips)


Have You Ever Been Here?

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Across Europe, the annual celebration of Christ’s birth has formed traditions that have become part of the cultural fabric of its nations and regions. European artists, from the great masters to local craftspeople, have depicted the Nativity for centuries, often integrating and showcasing regional clothing, architecture, and raw materials. The show also explores the traditions and festivities that have developed across the continent to celebrate the Christmas season.

In addition, the museum will host its annual Christmas Tree Festival, Connecticut Catholic schoolchildren make ornaments and decorations in the theme of the museum’s Christmas show, then visit the museum to trim its two dozen trees. The handmade adornments showcase the creativity and imagination of the young learners and are a colorful complement to the Christmas exhibition.

WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2019

TIME: 12:15 pm. Meet in the lobby and we will carpool

FEE: Free but sign up to reserve your space

Program Guide – Fall 2

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At the Y, we help you invest in yourself! We help enhance the quality of life in our community by helping you and your family improve your health and well-being. Our programs and classes offer you the support to maintain your wellness, build relationships and nurture our children. Browse our Fall 2 Program Guide to see all the Y has to offer!

Fall 2 Program Session: October 28 – December 22, 2019
Member Registration Begins: October 7, 2019
Community Registration Begins: October 14, 2019

Register for our Fall 2 Session from our web’s Register For Our Programs online button, from our Mobile App, in person at the Y or by calling us.

Core Focus Together

people in the gymBUILD A STRONGER BODY

Core Focus Together gives you three-dimensional strength training in 30 action-packed minutes. A stronger core improves athletic performance, enhances movement health, and helps prevent back pain. Coaching and motivating music will push you through integrated exercises that use your body weight and weight plates.

It’s easy to get started, here’s how: Getting Started Details.

Supporting Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.

Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Strength Train Together class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install:

Google Play Download

Apple Download


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!