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From exceptional fitness facilities including our indoor pool, Life Fitness circuit, Lifecycles, Elliptical Cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes and upright bikes to our child watch and child care services for preschoolers, before and after-school child care and summer day camp – the Stratford YMCA is the place to go! Learn more about the Stratford YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30am–9:00pm

Friday:                    5:30am-8:00pm

Saturday:                7:30am–5:30pm

Sunday:                 10:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday: 8:45am-11:00am

Address & Phone:

3045 Main Street

Stratford, CT 06614

P 203 375 5844

F 203 380 0291

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Join the Y!

Make Connections. Make A Difference.

When you join the Y, you’ll find a place to do what you love while finding togetherness.

Join today and discover programs and activities that do more than promote better health – they strengthen the bonds of community.

By joining the Y, you join our cause to make the community stronger.  Join the Y!

For more than a workout. For a better us.

Pay no joiner fee when you join by September 22. Financial Assistance is available.

To join on-line, please navigate to our Join On-Line button.

Paint Sip Repeat

painting brush graphicsKid’s Paint and Sip

Join us for a healthy and fun event for children! Everyone leaves with a piece of art that they have created! Children will paint a picture, sip healthy smoothies, and share their talents with the group. Please register in advance as space is limited.

AGES: Grades 1 – 3

WHEN & TIME: Friday, October 11, 6:30 – 7:45

AGES: Grades 4 – 6

WHEN & TIME: Friday, October 18, 6:30 – 7:45

FEE: Members $10 / Community Members $20

CONTACT: Ashley Fedak, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, E

Get Connected!


Have fun reaching your wellness goals!

Register and receive your puzzle piece.  Earn a dot each day you connect with others and work out at the Y. Collect dots for 4 weeks for a chance to win great prizes.

Looking for a recommendation on a new class, program or an innovative way to reach your goal? Just ask one of our Wellness Team Members, they would be happy to connect with you.

Challenge begins on September 22 and runs until October 20, 2019.

Fun Time For All!

pumpkin graphicsPARENTS NIGHT OUT

Let our YMCA staff lead your kids on October 4 in fun group games, swim time, crafts, dinner, and other activities while making some new friends!

AGES: 5-12

WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019

TIME: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

FEE: Members $10 / CommunityMembers $20

REGISTRATION: Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before the event so we can staff properly.

BRING: Please bring a suit & towel.

ADDITIONAL INFO: All participants not currently in the before/after school program or summer camp program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Parent Night Out.

Making Movies A Splash

Peanuts-classic-coverFamily Flick and Float

Catch a flick in the pool at the Stratford YMCA with the whole family. The movie will be projected onto the pool wall and the entire pool will be reserved for this event. Bring your own float and enjoy a Friday night.

  • Families are allowed to bring their own floats that can fit 1 to 2 people maximum
  • Please bring your own bathing suit and towel
  • All children who have not taken a swim test will need to do so before the movie. Children who have passed the swim test will receive a wrist band on the pool deck
  • Swim testing will begin at 6:00 pm
  • All family members participating must be registered
  • The movie starts at 6:30 pm

WHEN: Friday, October 25

TIME: 6:00-7:45 pm

FEE: Free for Members / Community Members $10

CONTACT: Ashley Fedak, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, P 203 375 5844 or E

C’mon, Let’s Stay Healthy

5 standing adultsSENIOR WELLNESS DAY

Join us! We’ve got some fun activities planned that highlight the importance of the regular physical activity to maintain a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Invite a friend!  This event will offer free blood pressure screenings, nutrition education, senior resource vendors, and much more!

Members and guests are encouraged to contribute to our potluck by providing a dish to share with everyone.  Please be reminded we are a nut free location.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

TIME: 10 am – 2 pm

FEE: Free for everyone!

No School, No Problem

4 children laying down on the grass and smilingY Vacation Club

Even though schools are closed, the Stratford YMCA is here for your child care needs. Drop your child off with our experienced staff for a fun-filled day of games, activities, arts & crafts, swimming, and more!

AGES: 5-12

WHEN: September 30, 2019

TIME: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

FEE: Members $50 / Community Members $100

REGISTRATION: Preregistration is required. Registration ends two days before the event so we can staff properly.

BRING: Please bring a nut-free lunch, a bathing suit, and a towel. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave your electronics at home.

ADDITIONAL INFO: All participants not currently in the before/after school program will need to complete a registration packet, provide a current health form, and medication/medication authorization form, if needed, prior to attending the Y Vacation Club.

Compete In The Fast Lane

swimmer's silhouetteBecome a member of the BSY Torpedo Swim Team at the Stratford YMCA!

Torpedoes will develop and learn the fundamentals and techniques in the 4 competitive strokes; backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle starts, plus skills for turns, diving, teamwork, and most importantly ENJOYMENT through swimming. Swimmers are also introduced to competition through USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming with the goal that all swimmers will enjoy the experience and look forward to more.

CONTACT: Scott Buckholz, Director of Healthy Living, E

Supporting Wellness Together

Reach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.

Fall Program Guide

Cover of fall program guide YMCA with a smiling woman on itFOR BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS

In the Fall, we think about the changing seasons and children heading back-to-school. At the Y, you’re part of a community that helps transform lives. Our programs provide unique opportunities for all ages. We put caring people in children’s lives and cultivate them along their journey to adulthood. We also nurture adults, ready to listen and learn more to guide you along your wellness path.

Review our Program Guide. Become a part of our community! Register for a Fall 1 Session program or class and experience the Y!

Fall 1 Session dates: September 2 – October 27, 2019. 

Member Registration begins: August 12, 2019

Community Member Registration begins: August 19, 2019

Register for classes online, at the Y in person or by calling.

Healthy Thru The Holidays

4 people sitting and talkingSUPPORTING WELLNESS TOGETHER

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, or just change your eating habits, joining our Fall Healthy Living program will make a difference. With an annual tally of over 70 Lbs lost this year, this program will change your way of thinking and living.

Program includes:

  • Weekly one-hour group class, including group discussion
  • 6 1/2 hour Personal Training sessions
  • Access to all facility Fitness classes for non-members
  • Personalized Nutritional Guidance with a Certified Health Coach
  • Tracking Packet and ongoing support and more
  • A package valued at over $1500!

WHEN: Mondays, October 7– December 16
TIME: 6 pm
FEE: Facility Members $85 / Community Members $170

Call to Register today!

NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

AGES: 3-4 years

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework. Our preschool provides a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Activities include:

  • Center-based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Storytime
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31 and must be fully toilet trained. A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

Half-Day Preschool: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Full-Day Preschool: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Extended Day Preschool: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

2019-2020 CCC YMCA Preschool Registration Forms Stratford Y Preschool Parent Handbook

2019-2020 CCCY-Financial-Assistance-Application-Materials

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS). To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.


School Age Child Care

We strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. Where and how children spend their time is vital to their growth and success in life. Please visit our Child Care web page for more details!

Our App Keeps You On Track

Download the Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Strength Train Together class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Daxko LLC Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

Follow this link for a fast and easy install:

Google Play Download

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Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image BlueWhen 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!