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 – Friday: 6:00am-7:00 pm

Saturday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203 481 9622
F 203 481 9363
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Give For A Better Us.

We’ve gone through a lot together over the last two years, but the YMCA’s mission has remained the same—to be here for our community when needed most. We may not know what the future holds, but we do know that we are stronger together.

The Y needs your help to continue offering critically important services for our community.

Together, we can provide food for those who are hungry, child care for parents who work, a safe space for kids after school, and outreach to clients and seniors who are feeling isolated.

Your gift to the Y is a gift to your community.

Donate now.

Winter 1 Program Guide

Find Your Passion. Find Your 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.

If you’re hoping for a happier and healthier New Year – let the Y help you! Our Winter 1 Program Guide may just have the program or class that provides you  with joy. Take a look: Winter 1 Program Guide

Winter 1 Session dates: January 3 – February 27, 2022

Registration starts Monday, December 13 for Members / Monday, December 20 for Community Members



Join the Soundview Family YMCA for a night of fun games, including holiday disk toss game, jingle bell toss, and more.

Join us for Bingo – We will be hosting holiday Bingo at 2:00pm-2:30pm

There will be crafts – Make some reindeer food, write your letter to Santa and paint an ornament.
And Santa will be there too – Santa will be stopping by to say Hi and share a small snack.

WHEN– Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1pm-3pm

FEE– Join the fun for $3 per child

Pre-Registration is required



The Soundview YMCA is holding a family portrait fundraiser to support the Annual Campaign Fund.

WHEN: DECEMBER 12 1pm – 3pm

FEE: Donation: $50

Each family will have a 15 minute session, and receive 3 digital images with a print release.

Appointments can be made with the front desk.


A Little Healthy Competition


Looking for a new fitness challenge? Used to be a competitive swimmer and want to start again?  Looking to meet other passionate lap swimmers?  Join our Soundview Family YMCA Stingrays masters swim program!

Our masters swim program is designed for, but not limited to, the intermediate-advanced swimmer who would like to improve on endurance and stroke technique.

Participants, 18 and older, will be lead through practices from our coach George Miles.

Practice Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30am / Sunday 9-10am

Fees: $60 per month / Member or $8 per drop in / Member

Interested in joining or for more information? Contact Aquatics Director Alex Hunter at

Life Skills Save Lives

2 lifeguardsEarn 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?

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.


  • 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)


  • December 27 9:30am-3pm
  • December 28 9:30am-3pm
  • December 29 9:30am-3pm
  • December 30 8am-12pm

*times subject to change based on pace of class


Register today by calling the YMCA or signing up online. If you have any questions, please contact Aquatics Director & Course Instructor Alex Hunter at


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.


March 7-May 27, 2022

Daytime:  Tuesday and Thursday 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Evening:  Monday and Wednesday 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

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

Fall II Program Guide


At the Y, we care about you and your wellness journey.

We have a program or class for everyone because staying healthy and connected to your community now, is more important than ever.

At the Y, you’ll find a connection with our engaged staff and other members. Please take a look at our Soundview Family Y Fall II 2021 Program Guide for our upcoming classes, youth programs and more!

Our Fall II Program Session runs October 25-Decemeber 19, 2021.

We also have a Mini Swim Lesson and Aquatic Program session happening in Fall II! Check out our Soundview Family Y Fall II Mini Session Aquatic Guide for all the classes and programs happening in our pool!

Registration for Members begins on Monday, October 4, on Monday, October 11 for everyone in our community. Register on-line, at the Y or give us a call!

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


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 300+ 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.

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!