Sports & Play

Fitness activities and sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together, but also who they are and what they can achieve.


Adaptive Swim Experience

The focus for our Adaptive Swim Experience program is to help children with diverse abilities learn an important life skill and support them in gaining the knowledge, ability, and stamina to become strong and confident swimmers.

Y instructors use child-centered methods and flexible teaching to deliver
instruction to children of varying abilities. This one-on-one program is
designed to give the swimmer individualized attention needed to
address their needs.

WHEN:  Flexible Scheduling – 8 forty-five minute lessons.

FEE:  Free made possible by grant funding.

For more information or to register, please contact our District Aquatics Director, Oscar Rodriguez E

BSY Torpedoes Swim Team

Fall 2022 Swim Team

“Shaping the mind, body, and spirit into a streamlined vessel built for enduring success in life and the sport of competitive swimming.” – BSY Mission

Our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns, and basic to advanced training. Our team ranges from entry level competitive swimmers to National Championship caliber swimmers – all are welcome and encouraged to swim with the BSY Torpedoes!

Register Today!

Swim Team Universal Payments & Fees:  Youth Membership plus Annual Registration – $80 payable online; due at start of season / Meet Fees – Vary per swim meet, are due the week following each meet

Team Evaluations: Based on swimmer age on December 1, 2022

Fee: $5 By appointment only, please contact head coach Marta Anne Taddeo

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Swimmers must be able to complete a 25 yard length on both stomach and back

Details: BSY 2022 Fall Brochure


Leading with Confidence

Leaders Club

Leaders Club is a character and leadership development program. This program serves youth, ages 10 to 18. It is organized for the purpose of providing knowledge, training and experiences to teens. Leaders Club will help participants become strong leaders in their communities, foster a spirit of serving others and shape a healthy lifestyle in Mind, Body and Spirit.

Who: Ages 10– 18

Time: Wednesdays 6:00—7:00pm

Where: Stratford YMCA

Contact: Oscar Rodriguez for more information.

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room. Youth will be given FREE training with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center. Youth members will learn proper technique, safety, and etiquette of gym fitness. Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center: Yellow Bracelet

Youth members, 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center: Blue Bracelet

Youth members, 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach. The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch. Prerequisite: Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

CONTACT: Member Service Team or Wellness Director.

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.