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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Happy Holiday Season

Reindeer silhouetteHoliday Drop and Shop

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 9

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm

FEE: $20.00 Member/$35.00 Program Participant

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the Soundview Family YMCA Annual Campaign!

Winter 1 Program Guide

Please browse our Winter 1 2024 Soundview Family YMCA

Now’s the time to reflect and think about your well-being. How can the Y support you and your family in 2024? The start of the new year is a great time to try something new, start a new routine, meet new people. Ready to refocus or tweak a present habit, even just a little, in order to turn it into a healthy habit? Start your new year off right – register for a YMCA Winter 1 Program.

Winter 1 Session runs January 1-February 25, 2024

Registration Opens for Members on December 11, for Program Participants on December 18.

What’s Your Reason To Give?

There are so many reasons to give this holiday season. What’s yours?

Every day at the Y we are inspired by the child learning to swim, the woman running her first mile, the baby taking his first steps, and the senior staying active and social…well into her 90’s. We are heartened by the purpose and potential we see in every member, volunteer, and person that walks through our doors.

We are also inspired by – and grateful – for you. Your support makes all of this is possible.

During this holiday season, we need your help to ensure we can continue transforming lives. Please give today, and together we can make our community a better place for all.

Your gift ensures that as community needs change and evolve, the Y is able to respond.

Swim Into the New Year

Splash Week

Consistency and frequency are both crucial when learning to swim and Splash Week is the perfect way to help refine swim skills and accelerate learning. Participants will start with a swim lesson, then change and participate in a dry activities including a Safety Around Water and STEM lesson, enjoy a snack, then get back in the water for more swim instruction and fun!

WHEN: Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29

TIME: 9:30am – 12pm

AGES: 5-12 years old

FEE: $180 Facility Members/$360 Program Participant

REGISTRATION: Register today with the Member Services team or online to get started. Space is limited. Please contact Alex Hunter, Aquatics Director with questions.

Life Skills Save Lives

Earn a Job as a Certified Lifeguard

Are you responsible, honest, caring, and respectful? Are you a strong swimmer? Are you over the age of sixteen and looking for a job? Then the Soundview Family YMCA wants to hire you!

Get certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding through the Blended Learning American Red Cross Lifeguard Course. After successfully completing this course and submitting to a background & reference check, you will be immediately hired by the Soundview Family YMCA and your class will be at no cost to you! Start your lifelong career as a lifeguard today.


December 26, 27, 28 9:30am-3pm / December 29 9:30am-12pm / Times subject to change based on pace of class

REQUIREMENTS: You must be:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Access to a computer or tablet & the internet.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Complete a timed event (swim 20 yards, surface dive, pick up a ten pound object, return it to the side of the pool, and climb out)

REGISTRATION: Call the YMCA, or sign up online.

If you have any questions please contact Aquatics Director & Course Instructor Alex Hunter at

It’s Snow Joke!

snowflake silhouette12 Days of Fitness Challenge

WHEN: December 12-24

CHALLENGE: 12 Days of Workouts of 30 minutes or more at the Soundview Family YMCA or Y360

PRIZE: A YMCA umbrella

Sleigh Your Workout This Holiday!



Spreading Joy With Friends

Experience Olde Mistick Village Festival of Lights

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the Olde Mistick Village. Come stroll through walkways brilliantly lit by thousands of luminaries. With live entertainment and complimentary treats in the Meeting House, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The group will meet in front of the movie theater for 4:00 for stroll and end the evening with a meal together.

WHEN: Friday, December 8

TIME: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE: Olde Mistick Village 27 Coogan Blvd Mystic, CT 06355

Registration is required for this event. For more information, contact Denise Bowen at or call at 203 481 9622 x3213.

Family Fun Fridays

It’s all about family FUN on Friday nights!

Family fun in the pool is back in full swing with a seasonal twist! Please register online or with our Member Services team. All Friday night events are held from 5-6:45pm in our Recreation Pool.


December 1 H20 Glow
December 15 Holiday Flick & Float

TIME: 5:00-6:45pm

FEE: Free to Facility Members

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

Holiday Fun for Everyone

Underwater Tree Lot

Grab your friends and family for Splashmas fun! Water and dry land activities included. Participants will also be eligible for a raffle to win some great prizes. All ages are welcome to attend. Fee includes donation to the YMCA Annual Campaign.

Decorate our special holiday trees with aquatic ornaments and enjoy free swim. This event will follow all pool rules, so parents & guardians should be prepared to swim with non-swimmers and children under the age of five.

WHEN: Saturday, December 9

TIMES: 12:30-1:20pm, 1:30-2:20pm, 2:30-3:20pm

AGES: All!

FEE: Facility Member FREE/Program Participant $5

Following your reserved time slot enjoy some dry land activities, including crafts, decorating holiday cards, and more!


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.

2024 Spring Session Now accepting Intake Interviews October 1-March 1. 12 Week Session begins March 25. Mondays & Thursdays 1:15 PM  – 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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-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”!

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


IOS Users CLICK HERE to download

ANDROID Users CLICK HERE to download