Bridgeport Y

 

 

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
Saturday:              8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday:                8:00am-4:30pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Thursday:   6:00pm–8:30pm

Address & Phone:

850 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
P  203.334.5551
F  203.334.2847
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Balance & Flex Together

Picture1Move Yourself – Body & Mind

Starting late September – Demo Classes now.

Balance & Flex Together will grow you longer and stronger with an invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout.  It incorporates yoga and Pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility and the core. Emotive music drives the experience as you breathe and sweat through this full-body fitness journey. Getting Started Details.

The Class You Pick, The Experience You Remember! Experience Balance & Flex Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


LIFE SKILLS SAVE LIVES

Become a certified Lifeguard for Free!

If you’re 15 – 24 years old 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—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  (Swimming on the back is not allowed, swim goggles can be worn.)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

ENROLL TODAY!  Space is limited for this free pool lifeguarding certification course

Dates: 9/6, 9/7, 9/13, 9/14, 9/20, 9/21, 9/27

Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Books, Certification and CPR pocket mask are included


Color Run 2016

Run, have fun – at the 2016 Color Run!

October 22 in Seaside Park, Bridgeport 

It’s time to go COCO-NUTS! The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour 2016 is coming to Bridgeport on Saturday, October 22. Get ready to experience a tropical array of colors and delicious island scents as you pass through the shade of palm trees, arches, and island-style music. You won’t want to miss this!

Use promo code “YMCA” to save $5, and The Color Run will donate $5 back to the YMCA!

Register Today! 


Zoe For President

Zoe w BlocksZoe is a one-year old toddler running for president in 2064. Zoe represents the potential the Y sees in every child. And whether they want to be a teacher, a firefighter or president of the United States, she’s showing that with the Y’s support – all kids have the opportunity to become their best selves.

When you donate to Zoe, you’re donating to your local Y and supporting the programs and services we offer to give kids like Zoe what they need from childhood and throughout their life.

Watch to learn more about Zoe.  Change is Coming…Eventually


Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.


The Y. For a better us.

Where do kids go when there’s nowhere to go? What do they do when there’s nothing to do? Kids will be kids, and idle hands will get to work one way or another. But if we give kids a place to go where they can be safe, where they can be curious, where they can be kids, then they’re capable of amazing things. The Y is that place. Watch:

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Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

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. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.

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Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

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. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

For more information, please contact: Michelle Genest at 203 332 6447 or mgenest@cccymca.org


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