For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
Our Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.
All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim at the Y. What age group does the student fall into? What swim stage is the student ready for? The specific days and times of our classes can be found when you register on-line or by reviewing our Program Guide.
Have questions? Call the Y or speak with anyone in our Aquatics Department or on our Member Services Team. For a full listing of our swim lesson class options, days and times – please visit our Home Page and review our Program Guide.
Answer the questions below to find the swim lesson that fits.
Free swim lesson assessments are available to determine the appropriate swim lesson stage for each student. Discuss what level is appropriate with anyone in our Aquatics Department, or register for the Stage that is most appropriate for the swimmer’s abilities and our trained staff will place students in the correct Stage during the first lesson.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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:
REGISTRATION: Call the YMCA, or sign up online.
If you have any questions please contact Aquatics Director & Course Instructor Alex Hunter at email@example.com
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
FEE: Free to Facility Members
Please contact Alex Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org, Aquatics Director, with any questions.
AGES: 15 and up
Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do. Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills, be a hero by learning lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration, and have fun while earning money at a job you’ll love! Contact the Y for more information.
The Branford Stingrays were organized in 1972 and began their collaboration with the Y in 2010. Offering a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic training, we measure success not in terms of one or two extremely successful swimmers, but in the measurable improvement of all our swimmers. Our members become the best swimmers they can be, by improving their physical skills, developing self-confidence and self-discipline, and an appreciation for the way that they and their teammates can help each other attain their goals through teamwork and mutual support. Stingray swimmers compete at all levels from local meets to Olympic Trials. We practice from September to March (short course season) and April to July (long course season).
MEMBERSHIP and FEE
Membership with the Soundview Family YMCA is required and must last the entire duration of the swim season. Termination of membership is not automatic and must be requested in writing to our member service policy by the participant.
REGISTRATION: Click to the Soundview YMCA Stingrays Swim Team Registration Form
CONTACT: Jennifer Amasino, Head Swim Team Coach. W www.teamunify.com
AGES: 3 and up
One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Register on-line or by calling the Y. Private lessons are offered for YMCA members only.
Our lifeguards are here to ensure your safety and have the authority to restrict any behavior deemed unsafe. Y members and guests must follow all safety guidelines or may be asked to leave the pool area.