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-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Save a Life – Donate Blood

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood donors are needed now to help ensure patients have access to lifesaving blood. Give blood this month and make a real difference to someone in need.

Soundview Family YMCA is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood donation drive. Join us and help make a difference in the life of others in our community.

Appointments are strongly suggested.

WHEN: Wdnesday May 8

TIME: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Building Aquatic Leaders

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Earn your certification in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding through the Blended Learning American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. Through lectures, online presentations, and in-person skill sessions, you will be ready to start your career as an aquatic leader.

REQUIREMENTS: You must be:

  • At least 15 years of age.
  • Access to a computer or tablet & the internet.
  • Successfully pass the prerequisites: a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest. and a timed event within 50 seconds.

PREREQUISITE OPTIONS: Before attending the first day of class, all lifeguard candidates must pass the perquisite. They are offered on the following days / times; April 21 from 3-5pm, April 27 from 12-4pm, or April 29 from 7-8pm

SPRING 2024 CLASS SCHEDULE: You must attend all in-person class sessions to earn your certification. There are no exceptions.
May 5 10am-4pm, May 19 10am-3pm, June 2 10am-4pm

Please note – this will take no longer than 20 minutes, you must get in the water, and you only need to do this assessment once.

Inquire today by contacting Aquatics Director & Course Instructor Alex Hunter at and to set up your prerequisite evaluation time.

Get A Return On Your Fiscal Fitness

Save On Personal Training!

Our certified personal trainers help develop a personalized program that is perfect for you.

They support you with expert knowledge, coaching and motivation to help you feel and live better!

From April 15-21, personal training packages are discounted 10% for long term and past clients.

For more information, please contact Colleen Villano Director of Healthy Living

Let’s Play Pickleball

Beginner Clinic for Adults

Be confident on the Pickleball court and have more fun! Four (4) session program will cover basic Pickleball skills – building a strong foundation.

Week 1: Game rules & Understanding the Court, Scoring, Paddle use, and Dinking
Week 2: Serving and Return of Serve
Week 3: Transition and 3rd Shot Drop
Week 4: Blocking the Bangers and Punch Volley

WHEN: Sundays: May 5, 12, 19, 27 – 11:00am – 12:30pm

FEE: Facility Member $100 / Program Participant $200

Registration is required. Limited to only 8 players. Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Swimmers in Training

Swim Club

Interested in swimming but not in competition? Swim Club is here for you! The program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Coaches will focus on the following important milestones:

  • Developing endurance in the competitive strokes
  • Developing skills related to competitive swimming, such as flip turns, starts, & finishes
  • Enhancing skills and building endurance

Practices are offered three times per week on Monday & Wednesday from 7-7:45pm and Sunday from 8:15-9am for swimmers ages 10-14.

FEE: Facility Member $190/Program Participant $300

Please contact Alex Hunter, Aquatics Director, with any questions.

Triple Your Confidence

2024 Race4Chase Youth Triathlon

Race4Chase is a six week youth triathlon training program aimed to provide kids ages 6-12 with a safe and non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. Under the direction of dedicated and spirited coaches and coach volunteers Race4Chase brings together kids from different athletic abilities and backgrounds. At the culmination of camp, all youth athletes compete in a USAT sanctioned triathlon at Camp Sloper in Southington on Saturday, August 3.

Complete one application per child. If selected, completion of a registration packet is required.

Due to limited space, selection priority will be given to first time registrations, a demonstration of need, and those indicating a sincere desire to participate for the duration of the program.

AGES: 6-12 years

WHEN: June 24 — August 2 (Monday-Friday)

WHERE: Branford, CT

TIME: 9:00 AM —12:00 PM

RACE DAY: Saturday, August 3 (Camp Sloper, Southington)


Application: 2024 R4C Soundview Application

Print and return application/s by April 26 to:
Soundview Family YMCA
628 East Main Street, Branford CT
Attention: Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living

Each participant will try to meet a fundraising goal of $250. Every dollar donated to the Soundview Family YMCA stays in our communities and goes directly to serving youth and families in need. We will help participants with ideas to meet their fundraising goal.

Spring Program Guide

Explore beyond your exercise routine. Uncover opportunities to engage with fresh faces, explore new interests, build new skills and a deeper sense of fulfillment. Take look at the Spring 2024 Soundview Family Y Program Guide. Enroll in a new program or class, learn to swim; sign your child up for summer camp or school age child care, or just try something different!

Spring Program Session: April 22-June 16, 2024

Member Registration Starts: April 1, 2024 (no joke!)

Program Participant Registration Starts: April 8, 2024

YMCA360 Mobile App


Download our Mobile App which will allow you to:

  • Check-in using your bar code
  • View class schedules at your Y and other Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs
  • Make a class reservation
  • Watch YMCA360 on-demand programs
  • Add classes to your personal calendar (those at the Y and those on Y360)
  • Register for Programs and Classes
  • Learn what’s happening at the Y. Push notifications are also available
  • PLUS set personal wellness goals,
  • Track your wellness activities. Connect to your wellness device and other health apps. View a history of your wellness accomplishments
  • Reference Y hours and locations

To Download:

IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download

Kids Stay Parents Play

Kid’s Night Out 2024

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a fun night out while the kids have a great time at the Y! Kids will swim, play games, eat pizza, play dodgeball, use the indoor playscape and more! Grab a friend and come have a blast after Y hours!

WHO: Ages 7-14

WHEN: Every Friday Night (No Kid’s Night Out on April 12)

TIME: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

FEE: Members $10 per Friday/Program Participant $15 per Friday

Register in advance for each Friday night’s “Kid’s Night Out”!

Questions, email

Summer Day Camp


The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

In order to have fun and thrive, kids of all ages need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. When you drop your child off at a camp, you can rest assured that their total well-being will be supported. Safety is always our number one priority! We keep kids healthy and safe while providing enriching experiences. As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Learn More: Soundview Family Y 2024 Day Camp Brochure and Soundview Family Y 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook Registration Forms: Soundview Family Y Day Camp Registration Packet 2024 – Fillable

Soundview Family Y Camp at Hays School Learn More: SDV @ HAYS SCHOOL 2024 Day Camp Brochure and SDV @ HAYS SCHOOL 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook Registration Forms: SDV @ HAYS SCHOOL 2024 Day Camp Registration Packet-Fillable

If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization

Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. These forms are required to apply: Financial Assistance Forms

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building, and problem-solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CIT Application Form

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot. 


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.

Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life.

In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, Y staff and members. Y cancer exercise trainers work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. Trainers are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. Classes will be offered weekdays with daytime and evening classes.

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program includes:
• Two 75 minute classes per week
• Full access to the Y seven days a week

• Available for individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment or have completed their treatment.
• Strong personal desire and commitment to attend classes
• Obtain a signed medical clearance form
• Participate in an interview with our Intake Specialist, complete a confidential health assessment and program registration forms.

To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Christina Murphy, Lead Instructor of LIVESTRONG, P 203 481 9622 E

Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

When 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!