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-5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Discover Your History

Visit the Shore Line Trolley Museum and Ride

The Shore Line Trolley Museum maintains several diverse collections of equipment, photographs, documents and artifacts which preserve the history and heritage of the Trolley Era. After viewing the collection of street railway vehicles, we will experience a ride on one! A volunteer trolley operator will take us on a journey back in time on the oldest suburban street railway in the U.S.A.  You’ll ride on the remaining 1.5 miles of the Connecticut Company trolley line.

When: Friday, August 19, 2022

Time: Noon – 3:00 PM

Location: THE SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM AND RIDE 17 River Street, East Haven, CT

Cost: Price: $12.00/adult $10/ Seniors (62+)

Hiking with Friends

Find your way back to nature

This hike is coordinated by our very own, Janet Ainsworth. She is a Guilford resident and recently retired lawyer for the state police, is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast.  A former chapter chair and regional director, she currently serves as a hike leader, hike leader trainer and conservation advocate for the Appalachian Mountain Club.  In addition to AMC, she has led hikes for the Boy Scouts, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association and the Guilford Land Conservation Trust.

Hike Difficulty: Level 1 (Easy)- paved path with little no elevation gain.

When:  Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time:  9:00 AM

Location: Branford Supply Pond (Map and directions will be emailed to registered participants)

Registration required. For more information, contact Christina Murphy at or 203 481 9622 x3213

Cost: FREE


The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has new technology to help us engage with our Members AND help you manage your YMCA membership on-line.

If you want to try it, please click here to access your YMCA Membership account. Click here to register for a program or class.

To make donations please give us a call or stop by the Y.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has transitioned to a new technology partner that is providing the Y with member management, payment processing and other solutions. We’ve transferred our data and now we’re triple checking to ensure it is correct.

We can’t wait to introduce you to the new platform. It’s great! You’ll be able to access your YMCA account from our web site, adjust your contact information and payment methods, make payments, change passwords, easily register for programs and classes and make Annual Campaign Donations.

No worries, somethings will never change! We will always assist you with your YMCA transactions one-on-one, face-to-face at the Y and on the telephone.

We’re working hard to build a Better Us.


GET A JUMP ON THE COMPETITION with the Soundview Family YMCA pre-season conditioning clinic for prospective freshman & current high school swimmers.

Swimmers will develop the necessary aerobic training for a successful high school swimming experience. We are committed to providing a fun environment that at the same time will encourage and challenge each swimmer according to their goals and needs.

Coaches will include aquatic and competitive professionals from the area and legends who have made Connecticut Swimming what it is today!

AGE: 14-18

FEE:  $75 per week / $175 for all three weeks

DATES:  August 8 – 12, Monday – Friday 7-9am / August 15 – 19, Monday – Friday 7-9am / August 22 – 24, Monday – Wednesday, 7-9am

Gearing Up For Back to School


Help give local children the confidence they need to succeed this school year. The Soundview Family YMCA is collecting school supplies for the Branford Community Dining Room:

AUGUST 1-AUGUST 25, 2022

School Supplies Needed Include:

  • Backpacks 12-14”
  • Notebooks
  • Expo Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Loose lined paper
  • Water Bottles
  • Tissues
  • Folders

Program Guide – Fall 1 Session


At the Y, you’ll find countless opportunities to get moving and experience the joy of better health. All it takes is one step!

Check out our Program Guide for classes, programs and events. Fall 1 2022 Program Guide

Fall 1 Session runs August 29-October 23.

Register on-line, at the Y or give us a call.

Fall 1 Session registration opens Monday, August 8 for Members / Monday, August 15 for a Program Participant.

YMCA Book Worms

Explore new and interesting titles

Reading is an inherently solitary endeavor, let’s get together a group of people who love to read, then, have a discussion on whatever topics are provoked by our selection.

This group was started with three ideas in mind; it would be great to be able to talk over books and ideas with others; it’s good to be challenged to read a book you otherwise wouldn’t; it’s nice to spend time with people who are interested in the same things you are.

August’s Book: Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg

Dates: August 13

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, 550 E Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

For more information, contact Christina Murphy at

Wellness Wednesday Workshops

First Steps to Healthier Eating

July 27 Super Market Tour: It is time to take a closer look at your grocery store, learn some of the nutrition facts and quick tips you need to make an informed decision when buying your food.

August 31 Meal Planning & Prepping: Meal prep is the key to healthy, homemade eating without a lot of work.  With simple prep each week, you can stock your fridge and freezer with heat and eat meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

TIME: 2:00—3:00 PM

LOCATION: Media Room

COST:  Free

Register at the Front Desk or call 203 481 9622.  or more information, contact Christina Murphy, Health Nutrition Coach at

Young Adults – Join the Y!


At the Y, you’ll find more than just a place to work out. With opportunities to connect with neighbors and give back to your community, you’ll discover a greater sense of purpose, too.

We’re offering a 3 Month Young Adult Membership for $100 with a Waived Joiner Fee. (Regular rate is $41/month with a $50 Joiner Fee.) This membership is extendable after 3 months at the CCCY Young Adult Membership Rate with a Waived Joiner Fee.

Join Now! Promotion ends 9/1/2022.

Tee Up For A Cause

16th Annual Golf Tournament

You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club.

Every day, the Y strengthens our community for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the ‘us’ who live in them achieve our individual and collective promise.

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by taking action and giving back together.

When you participate in our 16th Annual Golf Tournament, you help us provide kids and families in our community with the programs and services they need to thrive.

WHEN:  Monday September 12, 2022

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

ITINERARY:   10:30am Registration / 11:30am Lunch / 12:30pm Shotgun Start (scramble) / 5:00pm Reception, Dinner, auction, raffle and awards

RSVP: Please respond by September 2, 2022 Click to Register or use this Registration Form: 2022 SDV Y Golf Tournament Registration

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


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.

2022 Fall Session

Intake Dates:  July 1—August 15

Session begins:  September 2022

Now accepting enrollments.

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


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.



Summer Day Camp

SUMMER is a time for kids to be kids!

Y Day Camp is the place to make every precious summer day a great one! Because the YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

The Soundview Family Y offers two programs providing kids with safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environments for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills, make lasting friendships and memories so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.

Soundview Family YMCA Camp Nonoma

Please take a look at our Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Day Camp Brochure and Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Day Camp Parent Handbook. Registration Forms: Soundview Family Y Camp Nonoma Day Camp Registration Packet Fillable

Soundview Family YMCA Camp Hays for East Haven Residents

Please take a look at our Soundview Family Y Camp Hays Brochure and Soundview Family Y Camp Hays Parent Handbook. Registration Forms: Soundview Family Y Camp Hays Day Camp Registration Packet Fillable

Additional Information for both programs!

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

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

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. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References-fillable


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

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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