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-8:00pm

Friday: 5:30am-7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am-5:30pm

Sunday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Fall 2 – Program Guide

Fall into Fun!

Fall into fun, fitness and fantastic programs at the YMCA! We’re offering returning class favorites, as well as, new offerings for adults and youth.

You can view our Fall 2 Program Guide with class descriptions, days/times and fees. There are many activities and programs to explore. Please take a look!

Fall 2 Program Session: October 22-December 17

Members may register starting on October 2. Program Participants may register starting on October 9.

Please register for classes and programs on-line, by calling the Y or stopping in.

Ready Set Go

Couch to 5K

Led by Y Personal Trainer and distance runner David Cotton, this structured 6 week program is designed to prepare individuals of all fitness levels to complete a 5K by the end of 6 weeks.

We will all cap off the program together at the Branford Thanksgiving Day 5K on November 23, 2023.

WHEN: Wednesday and Fridays beginning October 18

TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

FEE: Facility Member $20.00

Register online or call 203 481 9622.

MEET YOUR TRAINER: David is an accomplished distance runner who competed in cross-country and track all 8 years of high school and college. He attended UConn where he competed for the D1 cross country and track program and was elected as captain his senior year. He scored at the conference championship and ran a 4:09 in the mile.

Here’s The Scoop

Last Day of Summer Ice Cream Social

Join us as we say good-bye to summer and hello to fall while reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

Ice cream and toppings
Music and games
Registration is required

WHEN: Friday September 22

TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

FEE: Free for facility members/$5 per person for Program Participants

Tee Up For A Cause

17th Annual Golf Tournament

The true power of the Y is in the hearts and actions of every person who believes in our vision of a stronger community for all. Every day, the Y provides food for those who are hungry; a safe, nurturing space for kids to learn and grow and outreach to seniors. Every day, we improve our game thanks to the generosity of people like you, our members, our volunteers and our donors.

When you and your friends participate in our Annual Golf Tournament, you help us support adults, youth and families in our community with the YMCA programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 18

WHERE: Lyman Orchards Golf Club, Jones Course – 70 Lyman Road, Middlefield, CT P 860 200 2730

ITINERARY: 9:30am Registration
10:00am Breakfast
11:00am Shotgun Start (Scramble)
3:30pm Reception, Auction, Awards

RSVP: Click Here to Register

For more information, contact: Matt LaPrino P 203 481 9622

Relax Rejuvenate Restore

2 Hour Yoga Workshop

Join Jo McIntosh, RYT 500 in our Restorative yoga workshop to heal and restore your body through relaxing poses

Find contentment, both in our practice and in our lives off the mat. How can our yoga practice help to find the state of happiness.
Stretch, be still, meditate, and breathe.

Restorative yoga is a restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. Through the use of props for support, many of the postures are held almost effortlessly.

When the body and mind are relaxed, tension is released. Become aware of sensations and thoughts that may arise.

The benefits of restorative yoga are similar to the many benefits of other styles of yoga, including:

  • Increased relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Improved well-being
  • Better mood
  • Reduced pain
  • Gentle on the body

Bolsters, blocks and straps are provided. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket or two, a hard pillow and a bottle of water. Don’t forget your warm socks!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24

TIME: 11:00 AM —1:00 PM

FEE: Facility Member $40 Program Participant $80

Space limited to 12 participants. Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Supporting Wellness Together

Weight Loss Program

This Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits. Participants joining the program should be ready to commit to daily food and physical activity tracking as well as developing self-designed weekly action plans that incorporate what is learned during each session. This program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes as opposed to advocating any specific or restrictive short term solution.

Program Overview

  • 12 weeks /1 session a week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals

Meetings held on Thursdays or Fridays


WHEN: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FEE: Y Members $175 / Program Participants $350

For more information contact Christina Murphy at 203 481 9622 or


A Week-long Affair

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury in people over age 60. The Soundview YMCA will offer a week caulk filled of activities, lectures and classes to help reduce the risk.

Monday, September 18: Lecture on the Importance of Balance (12:00pm – 2:00pm)
Brian Gargiulo, PT, DPT, CSCS from Ivy Rehab will be speaking about ways to prevent falls, strategies to improve balance.

Monday, September 18: Blood Pressure Screenings (2:30pm – 4:00pm)
Do you know your blood pressure? Risk of falls increase if blood pressure is too low or too high. See Denise in the front lobby to find out.

Tuesday, September 19: Free Eye Exams by Walmart (11:30am – 2:00pm)
Poor vision impairs balance and increases the risk of falls and fractures in older people.

Wednesday, September 20: Lecture on Importance of Exercise (12:30pm -2:30pm)
Kathy Szabo, Physical Therapist talk about the importance of exercise as we age from 12:30pm—1:30pm and end with balance testing from 1:30-2:30pm in studio AB.

Thursday, September 21: Hearing Screenings (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Receive a free hearing screening with John from Discount Hearing in the Multi- Media Room

Friday, September 22: Free Eye Glass Cleaning (1:30pm – 3:00pm)
See Denise in the front lobby for a free eye glass cleaning. Keeping those glasses clean so you can see and not trip and fall.

For more information, contact Denise Bowen at
or 203-481-9622 x3212

Lunch and Learn

A Healthy Cup of Comfort

Cup of soup? Why not cup of cake!?

Learn how to make a single serving snack that can be made in under 5 minutes with a handful of wholesome ingredients and easy cleanup!

WHEN: September 27, 2023
TIME: 12:30 PM
FEE: Facility Member $5/ Program Participant $10

Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Christina Murphy at

Trained to Save

American Red Cross Trainings

Get certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, or Lifeguarding through the Blended Learning American Red Cross Lifeguard Course with our certified instructors here at the Soundview Family YMCA. For our Fall I session, we are offering the following courses:

Blended Learning Adult & Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED Course
FEE: Facility Member $15/Program Participant $30

WHEN: Sunday, 10/15 12:30-2:30pm, Sunday, 10/22 12:30-2:30pm

*Please note that all online work must be completed before attending the in-person portion of this course.

Blended Learning Lifeguarding Course
FEE: Facility Member $0*/Program Participant $350

WHEN: Friday, 9/29 5-7pm, Saturday, 9/30 9am-4pm, Sunday, 10/1 9am-4pm

All Lifeguard candidates must:
Attend all sessions
Complete the mandatory pre course session on the first day of class.
Be at least 15 years old
Have access to a computer & internet

*Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding class and the candidate is eligible and works for the Soundview Family YMCA for 6 months

Register online or with our Member Services team.

Questions? Contact Aquatics Director Alex Hunter at

Sound Healing Experience

Find your inner calm and walk away feeling renewed!

This is a 45-minute meditation workshop, targeting the release of expectations and cleansing out what no longer serves by using sound vibrations coinciding with the chakras. In a resting posture, you will be met with deeply immersive and tactile sounds and vibrations. You will not only hear the waves of sound, you will feel them. The crystal bowls alter your awareness of the present by shifting and adjusting your innermost center and internal climate. The echoing sounds of Crystal bowls have been shown to reduce stress, fatigue, and depression symptoms.

Items you could bring with include:
– Socks
– A blanket
– Any props you feel necessary for ease (mat/ bolsters /pillows)
– We encourage you to bring a journal and any crystals you may want to cleanse

WHEN: Saturday, September 23

TIME: 3:00-3:45pm

FEE: Member $15.oo/ Program Participant $30.00

Registration required. For more information, contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at or 203 481 9622 x3217.

Fall 1 Program Guide

At the Y, we provide a wide range of opportunities for everyone to discover activities that bring them joy and contribute to better health. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or enjoy arts & crafts, there’s something for everyone.

There are many activities and programs to explore in our Soundview Family Y Fall 1 2023 Program Guide. Please take a look!

Fall 1 Program Session: August 28-October 22

Members may register starting on August 7. Program Participants may register starting on August 14.

Please register for classes and programs on-line, at the Y, by calling the Y or stopping in.

Dive in Stand Out


Become part of the mission to create a safe, healthy and positive environment for children to learn the

benefits and joys of hard work, self-discipline, team spirit and friendships made through competitive swimming.

All new swimmers must attend an evaluation – registration can be done by contacting our Member Services team and leaving the swimmer name, age, and tryout date. New swimmers should bring their suit, goggles and a towel.

Short Course 2023-2024 season will start on Monday September 11 and the season will run through Sunday February 25, 2024.

WHEN: Evaluation: Tuesday, August 22 and Monday, August 28.

TIME: 5:30-6pm, 10 & under swimmers, 6-6:30pm, 11 & over swimmers.


Jump Start Your Fitness

Introduction to Personal Training

New Client Introductory Offer! 4 Hours $278

If you’ve been on the fence about trying Personal Training, this is your sign!

Our Certified Personal Trainers will assess your wellness goals and develop a customized plan to meet your needs to help you achieve success, no matter where you are on your wellness journey.

For more information, contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at or 203 481 9622 x3218.


Kids Stay Parents Play

Kid’s Night Out 2023

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 play games, eat pizza, swim, use the indoor playscape and more!

WHO: Ages 7-14

WHEN: Every Friday Night

TIME: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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

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

Before and After School Child Care

Find Your Homework Helper!

Through a balanced approach to youth development, the Y’s program will offer activities, mentorship and academic support, helping kids to thrive throughout the school year. We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life.

As an organization dedicated to youth development, we know how important it is for a child to have an enriching place for learning and growth, both in and out of school. And we’re happy to be able to provide that place, allowing your child’s social, emotional, physical and academic journey to continue long. Are also proud to be able to provide you and your family with the services required to remain healthy.

Financial assistance is available to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

Call Lynn Wheeler, 203 481 9622 x3208 for more information.

We offer a curriculum that aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, science, math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) while infusing the arts, physical activity, and fun. We teach kids confidence, encourage self-expression and enrich social development. Providing our youth with the support, encouragement and positive role models that they need, will not only increase their ability to succeed in school but in life. For families, we offer peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and educational program building new relationships and achieving more.

As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility that help build character. Our core values are woven throughout our child care program to create a warm, nurturing, home away from home. Your child’s growth, development, and education are important to us, as we do our best to ensure their future is bright.

Everyone belongs at the Y. To ensure that all youth have the chance to participate, the Y offers financial assistance to those in need. Please talk with us to learn more. If you’d like to help send a child to child care, you can donate easily on our web site or at our Y. We also participate in the State of CT Care4Kids program.


East Haven School District: Please review our Soundview Family Y HAYS SACC 2023 2024 Brochure and 2023 2024 SACC Parent Handbook

Soundview Family Y Program: Please review our SDV 2023 2024 SACC Brochure and SDV 2023 2024 SACC Parent Handbook

Please fill out our 2023_2024 CCCY SACC Registration Packet and if necessary and Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization form.

Financial aid may be available, to apply please fill out the CCCY Financial Assistance Application_C4K Forms.

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!

YMCA Universal Mobile App


Download our Mobile App which will allow you to:

  • Check-in
  • View class schedules
  • Make reservations in the class schedule section
  • Watch YMCA360 on-demand programs
  • See what’s happening at the Y
  • PLUS set personal wellness goals,
  • Log your workouts
  • And view a history of your wellness accomplishments
  • Push notifications also available


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