In Bridgeport, the YMCA has provided adult programming since 1884 and youth services since 1929. We offer the greater Bridgeport community access to affordable child care, youth and teen programs, summer camp, health and fitness, and community building programming. Learn more about the Bridgeport YMCA and how you can become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 5:30am-9:00pm
Child Watch Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00pm–8:30pm
Address & Phone:
850 Park Avenue
Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.
Register for an information session today! Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.
If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!
Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—
ENROLL TODAY! Waterfront Lifeguarding
Dates and Times: Saturdays 10-3, September 19-October 17 All Classes are Mandatory. PRE-TEST required
Fees: Members: $275 / Community Members $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included
We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
Browse our Fall Program Guide to learn all the ways we can get stronger together: 2015 Fall Program Guide
Our Fall 1 Program Session runs August 31, 2015 – October 25, 2015. Our Fall 2 Program Session runs October 25, 2015 – December 20, 2015.
Facility Members can register for programs starting Monday, August 10, 2015. Community Members on Monday, August 17, 2015. Register on-line, at the Y or by calling our Member Service Team.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify and for more information about classes.
The cost of the season is $400 for Bronze, $275 for Silver, $510 for Junior II, $565 for Junior Is, and $625 for Seniors. You may either pay in full for the season and receive a 10% discount, or elect to pay for the season in monthly segments. The first segment will be due at registration. All other segments will be due on the first of the month, paid through an automatic draft.
If your child is interested in joining our swim team, they will need to be evaluated by our coaching staff for proper placement in one of our four levels. Please contact Coach Matt at email@example.com to schedule an evaluation.
Members of YMCA competitive teams must have full-privilege YMCA memberships. A swimmer must be a member in good standing of his/her YMCA for 30 days prior to competing for that YMCA in a meet. The swimmer must be a member in good standing of his/her YMCA for 90 days prior to representing that YMCA in a district, regional, state or national championship meet. Membership must last from the time of registration to the last day of the swim season. The membership will continue until you submit a termination request in writing with a 48-hour notice and only after your child completes their swim season. Please contact the Y for further details on membership prices, hours, and programs offered.
Program financial assistance is available for qualified members through our Financial Assistance program, funded by the Annual Campaign. This confidential scholarship assistance application is available at Member Services and on-line at www.cccymca.org
Bronze: In this group, swimmers will become acclimated to a competitive swimming environment. Practices will focus on stroke technique with instruction at a level-appropriate pace. Swimmers will also learn terminology as we incorporate the Y core values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Caring into swim practices. Ages: 6-10. Maximum: 30 swimmers
Silver: In Silver, we focus on building endurance while still teaching stroke technique. Swimmers in this group are required to know and perform all four competitive strokes. We will incorporate a set-based workout in order to prepare our swimmers for the next level. Ages: All. Maximum: 30 swimmers
Juniors: Juniors will consist of our most advanced age-group swimmers. Practices are designed to build endurance and improve speed so swimmers can compete at a very high level. Ages: 12/Under. Maximum: 20 swimmers
Seniors: This group consists of our most elite and dedicated swimmers that can perform all four strokes competitively. Practices are designed to drop times and maximize the swimmers’ competitive abilities. Ages: 13/Over. Maximum: 20 swimmers
For more information: Contact Krystal O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org 203 375 5844 or email@example.com
Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years
At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day. Affordable tuition. Care 4 Kids accepted.
Openings Available for the 2015-2016 School Year
YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 P 203 332 6447
YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 P 203 331 0200
YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 P 203 334 5551
Enroll your child today!
For more information, please contact: Michelle Genest at 203 332 6447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete body workout incorporating intervals of cardio, strength, toning, power and balance while using various weight and resistant equipment. Great for beginning and intermediate fitness levels. If you are getting back into fitness or looking to work at a slower pace this is the perfect class for you.
When: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 7:30am – 8:15am
For More Information: Visit the Membership Services Desk
Improve your flexibility, strength, endurance and sense of well-being while you have fun!
The program, for all fitness levels, combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt your body as you dance.
When: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30PM
See Member Services for the details!
Join us for Zumba® Fitness – When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
When: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Right here at the Bridgeport Y
Fees: Free with Membership
Through our youth sports programs young people have the opportunity to be in a safe environment, gaining social maturation and leadership abilities, while engaging in fun recreational activities. From wrestling to our basketball league, youth are encouraged to learn and lead healthy lifestyles, commit to goals and team settings and approach challenges optimistically.
Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members. Eligible members have a complimentary community membership to the Bridgeport YMCA. To find out if you are eligible, please speak to one of our Member Service Associates at the Welcome Desk or visit www.silversneakers.com.