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.

Be A Stronger Champion

Join our New Boxing Class!

Participants will gain self-confidence and self-control while learning the fundamentals of Boxing. Participants will receive a great boxing workout, while learning proper stance, footwork, different styles of boxing, discipline and good sportsmanship.

Join us for one free demo class!

WHEN: 6 Week Session begins 1/17/23 through 2/26/23.

TIMES: Tuesdays: Kids (8-12 year olds) 4:15
Teen (13-17 year olds) 3:00
Adult (18 years and older) 12:15
Thursdays Kids (8-12 year olds) 4:15
Teen (13-17 year olds) 3:00
Adult (18 years and older) 12:15
Saturdays: Kids (8-12 year olds) 10:30
Teen (13-17 year olds) 11:45

FEE: Y Member: $71/Program Participant: $113

Saturday classes now available. For more information or to register, please stop by or call the Stratford YMCA at 203-375-5844! Any questions please contact our District Aquatics Director, Oscar Rodriguez, at

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.