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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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.


LIFE SKILLS SAVE LIVES

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.

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!  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

 


Fun with Family, Fun with Friends

Program Guide Cover Fall 1 2015 GraphicRegister for Fall Programs and Classes!

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.


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.

 


Compete In The Fast Lane

BSY Torpedo Swim Team

2015-2016 Short Course Season 9/8/15-3/20/16

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.

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 Matt 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 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

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

2015-2016 Season BSY Swim Team Registration Packet

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


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 for the 2015-2016 School Year

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                 

Enroll your child today!

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


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®

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.


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