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. Students who took lessons under the previous Y swim lesson structure (with level names like Pike, Ray, Eel) can easily transition to the new curriculum. 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.
AGES: 15 and up
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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: 13 and up
Our adult swim lessons are for individuals 13 years of age and up. Class size is limited to ten and the structure of the class will be based on the level of swimmers in the class. The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to learn how to swim. The goal of these lessons is to make the adults competent, confident, and successful swimmers.
REGISTRATION: Eight-week sessions, registration is open three weeks prior to session date start. Please check the Swim Lesson Schedule on the Schedules page of our web site.
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.
REGISTRATION: You may register by filling out a Private Lesson Request Form: Soundview YMCA Private Swim Lesson Registration Form and leave it with our Member Services Team at the front desk.
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.