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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Joy For All this Holiday

Scholarship Spruce

At the Y, we’re more than a building. It’s people – from all backgrounds and walks of life who come together to improve their lives, nurture their families, and strengthen their community, together. We are always striving to make a positive impact on our community through programs like Safety Around Water, Y Be Fit, LiveStrong at the YMCA, Race 4 Chase, Camp, School Age Child Care, and more! Please consider donating to our Financial Assistance Trees to support our community.

Trees will be displayed on the Recreation Pool deck throughout the month of December. Let’s work together to support our community.

DATES: December 1-31

FEE: $1 per ornament

HOW: Fill out a request form with our Member Services team indicating your donation amount, program beneficiary, and name you would like on the ornament.


Calling All Elves

purple gift box silhouetteElves Secret Workshop

Get into the holiday spirit and create a surprise for someone special, make reindeer food, enjoy holiday pancakes and visits from the North Pole, including story time with Mrs. Claus.

WHEN: December 4
TIME: 8:30am – 10:30am
AGES: 4yo-10yo
FEE: Free: members, $5: program participant

Please Register at the Front desk, space is limited!

Give To The Y Today

Our will to serve is endless!

Whenever we see a need in our community, the Y stands ready to help with open arms and caring hearts. Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, volunteers and members, the Y has always been able to adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our community.

This year, we are proud to share that together, we have taught children to swim, housed the homeless, provided food to those in need, offered wellness programs for all ages, supported older adults and provided scholarships to many so they could participate at the Y.

Now, as we approach the holiday season, we’re asking for your help. so that we can continue to support our neighbors and strengthen our community. No matter what challenges the future may bring, we will continue to work together.

Give to Y! Please make a donation by clicking here and choosing the Branch or Annual Campaign scholarship program closest to your heart. Make a donation to help create a stronger community for all.


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.

Registration is open now through March 27 for our next program which runs April 3—June 22

Day class: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 AM / Evening class: Monday and Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at or 203 481 9622 x3217.

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: Sunday, December 11

TIMES:12:30-1:10pm, 1:15-1:55pm, 2-2:40pm
AGES: All!
FEE: Facility Member $5/Program Participant $8

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

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 27 – Friday, December 30
TIME: 9:30am – 12pm
AGES: 5-12
FEE: $175 Facility Members/$300 Program Participant

REGISTRATION: Register today with the Member Services team or online to get started. Space is limited as we try out this new program offering. 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.

CLASS SCHEDULE: December 27 9am-3pm, December 28 9am-3pm, December 29 9:30am-3pm, December 30 9-11am (TEST DAY)

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 E

Wellness Wednesday Workshops

First Steps to Healthier Eating

November 30: Self-Care Routine During the Holidays- The holiday season. It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year”. But between buying gifts, trying not to break your healthy habits (or the bank), and attending family gatherings, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. I want to help you feel your best this holiday season with some self-care tips to reduce stress.

December 28: How to Meditate- When we meditate, we inject long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we connect better, we improve our focus. I will walk you through the basics on how to meditate.

TIME: 12:00PM

COST:  Free

For more information or to register, contact Christina Murphy E

Hear a Pin Drop

Free Hearing Screenings

The Soundview Family YMCA is pleased to have John Caswell from Discount Hearing join us to conduct hearing screenings.

Did you know that you can have bad balance with a hearing condition. There are sensory systems in our inner ear that provides our brain with information about balance, motion, and location of our head and body in relation to our surroundings.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17 and Thursday, December 15
TIME: 1:00—3:00pm

Registration is required. For more information, contact Denise Bowen E P 203 481 9622 x3213.

Fall 11 Program Guide

Find Your Connection. Find Your Y.

The YMCA connects people to a great sense of purpose and to each other to make our community stronger.

Learn more about our Programs for adults, children and families. Please browse our Fall 11 Program Guide: Soundview Fall 2022 Program Guide

FALL 11 SESSION – October 24-December 18

PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES – Facility Member: October 3 / Program Participant: October 1


Health, Education and Logical Planning

Here at the YMCA, we understand that sorting through all the conflicting nutritional information out there can be both confusing and frustrating. We are here to H.E.L.P.

Perhaps you want more energy. Maybe you have those nagging sweet cravings that you can’t seem to get under control. Or, perhaps it’s time to finally figure out how to look and feel great in your own body. Does any of this sound familiar?

Two 60-minute sessions will get you on track to:

  • Understanding your goals and expectations together so that we can develop an action plan to ensure your success.
  • Know your dedicated H.E.L.P. Coach
  • Understand your body’s unique needs and create a personal blueprint.
  • Set personal goals.
  • Practice simple suggestions towards sustainable change.


To schedule an appointment, contact Christina Murphy , Health Nutrition Coach at or visit the Front Desk or call 203 481 9622.




At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community.

YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 1000+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more. Watch this brief introduction! 

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions or check our YMCA360 FAQs for CCCY Members. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.

100 Mile Swim Club

GO THE DISTANCESwimmer-silhouette

In 2022 by participating in the Soundview Family YMCA 100 Mile Swim Club. Simply log your miles and keep us in the loop on your progress by checking in with our Aquatics Staff every 10 miles. All ages & abilities are welcome – the technique is not the priority, just the distance.

FEE -$22 for the year-long challenge.

100 miles= 165,000 yds or 3,300 laps
1 mile= 1,650 yds or 66 lengths or 33 laps
LENGTH = one end of the pool to the other  (25 yards)
LAP = down & back (50 yards)

2 miles / week = 100 miles in about 50 weeks
3 miles / week= 100 miles in about 33 weeks
1 mile / day, 5 days / week = 100 miles in 20 weeks

100 – 199: Swim Club T-Shirt
200-299: Swim Club T-Shirt, YMCA water bottle
300 & up: Swim Club T-Shirt, YMCA water bottle, YMCA towel

Register today with the Member Services team or online  to get started.

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

Movement for Parkinson’s

A class designed to help adults of all levels maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Care partners are welcome to participate.

Registration required.

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