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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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Compete In The Fast Lane

BSY Torpedo Swim Team

2015 Summer Season 4/13/15-8/7/15

The cost of the season is $250 for Bronze, $275 for Silver, $325 for Juniors, and $375 for Seniors. You may either pay in full for the season and receive a 10% discount, or elect to pay for the season in 3 partial installments, which will require enrollment in Auto-draft. A down payment of $50 is due at time of registration for each swimmer.

Evaluations

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 Rob at bsyswimming@cccymca.org to schedule an evaluation.

Membership

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.

Financial Assistance

Program financial assistance is available for qualified members through the Open Door program, funded by the Annual Campaign. This confidential scholarship assistance application is available at Member Services and on-line at www.cccymca.org

BSY Torpedo Levels

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

2015 Summer Season Bridgeport Stratford Y Swim Team Registration Form

For more information: Contact Krystal O’Brien kobrien@cccymca.org 203 375 5844 or Rob Urban bsyswimming@cccymca.org


The Y Is All About More.

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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

 


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


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 mgenest@cccymca.org lberstein@cccymca.org


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


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!

zumba 3 dancersDance, Sweat, Dance

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 www.silversneakers.com.