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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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Join before March 29 for a $50 Program Savings Coupon!

Workout with friends or have your child attend summer camp – we can help you and your family live a healthier life.  Y Members enjoy:

  • Fun and healthy activities for all ages in a place where individuals and families socialize, connect and get healthy
  • Reduced fees for Summer Camp, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Child Care and Personal Training
  • Free New Member Fitness Training (F.I.T.) is included with Membership
  • Numerous free Group Exercise Classes including Non-Stop Tabata, Muscle & Core, Barre Mat, Zumba, TRX, Water Exercise, Group Cycling and Yoga
  • Free Child Watch at convenient hours
  • Couch to 5k and Insanity Classes
  • Membership access throughout the New England Y’s

Visit and see for yourself!

The Y Is All About More.





The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids, the more amazing qualities they’ll get out.  The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up.  That’s why we provide kids a healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help them reach their fullest potential.

And that’s why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and MORE!

Our Healthy Kids Day program will include:  Salsa, Capoiera and Zumba Classes, Wiffleball Relays; a Moon Bounce; Body Tracing, Face Painting, Fire Truck Demo, Arts & Crafts, Book Samples, Water Safety, Healthy Snacks, Local Professionals, Great Raffles and Prizes!

Join us at the Bridgeport Y, 850 Park Avenue 10am – 1pm



Become a certified Lifeguard

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—

  • 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.


  • 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!  Pool Lifeguarding

Dates and Times:  Saturdays 10-4, March 28-April 25  All Classes are Mandatory.  PRE-TEST: Saturday, March 28th at 10am sharp

Fees:   Members:  $250 / Community Members $350 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included

From Workouts to Summer Camp

fitness-family2Spring into a healthier lifestyle by taking advantage of all the wonderful wellness classes and youth programs offered at the Y!

Join the Y today.  Register for Summer Camp now.

Check out our Spring Program Guide:  2015 Spring I Program Guide

Spring Session Dates:  April 20 – June 14, 2015

Registration for Members Opens:  Monday, March 30

Registration for Community Opens:  Monday, April 6

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Learn Together, Play Together

YMCA KOLBE Early Care & Learning Center

At the Kolbe Education Center, kids try new things, build their confidence, enjoy healthy meals, make new friends and smile every day.  We currently have immediate openings in our school readiness classrooms for ages 3&4 years old on 401 Kossuth Street in Bridgeport.

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Care 4 Kids accepted
  • Quality Learning experiences

Enroll your child today!

For more information, please contact: Michelle Genest or Lisa Bernstein at 203 332 6447 or

Endless Summer Fun

Bridgeport Y Camp PictureCharacter Values Count!

The counselors and campers will concentrate on the  values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in everything they do.

Each day the counselors will give “shout outs” to the campers who have shown positive character traits throughout the day.

The character values will be reinforced through colored beads; red for caring, blue for honesty, yellow for respect and green for responsibility.

Campers will receive and collect the colored beads to make their own character value necklace.

The more values– the more beads– it all counts!

Browse our 2015 Summer Day Camp Brochure:  2015 Summer Camp Brochure

To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet.  Fill out the registration forms.  Calculate the deposit.  Write out your check and either mail or drop off your check and all the forms at the Y.  2015 Summer Camp Registration Packet      Day Camp Parent Handbook 2015

We look forward to seeing you at the Bridgeport Y this summer!


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 and for more information about classes.


Be Healthy, Be Strong

Body Sculpting Class

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

Instructor: Dan

For More Information:  Visit the Membership Services Desk

BSY Swim Team

BSY Swim Team

Ages: 5 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level)

A collaborative effort between the Bridgeport and Stratford Ys, our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, endurance, sportsmanship, goal-setting and leadership.  We strive to do all this in an environment that embraces the YMCA’s philosophy of building spirit, mind and body for all.  We believe these qualities serve our swimmers well in the pool, but also in the classroom and in life.

Practices take place weeknights at the Stratford Y, 3045 Main Street, Stratford.  For more information contact Rob Urban at

  2014 2015 Winter Season Bridgeport Stratford Y Swim Team Registration Form

Let’s Dance the Salsa and Smile

Work out to Latin Music!

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!

It’s Time to Party!

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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

Youth Sports

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.

Silver Sneakers®

Silver Sneakers®

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