Soundview ExteriorLocated on the shoreline, the Soundview  Family YMCA opened its doors in 2010 to expand the reach of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.  Exercise, aquatics, summer camp, family programming…we’ve got it all!

The Soundview Family YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests. Learn more about the Soundview Family YMCA and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:   5:30am–9:00pm
Friday:       5:30am–7:30pm
Saturday:   7:00am–7:00pm
Sunday:   10:00am–6:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Saturday:   9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday:   4:30pm – 8:30pm

Sunday:   10:00am – 1:00pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203.481.9622
F 203.481.9363
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March into Wellness

Program Guide CoverThe Y is a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health.  We purposefully design our programs to engage you throughout your health and wellness journey. Whether it’s a kick boxing and yoga class for yourself or swim lessons and summer camp for the kids, we have a program to help you and your family march into wellness.

Take a look at our Winter 2 Programs: Winter 2 2016 Program Guide

The Session runs February 29 – April 24, 2016.  Register online, over the phone or in person at the Y. Registration opens on February 8 for Members; on February 15 for Community.


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Healthy Habits for a Healthier You!


At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

To help people of all ages to age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the Healthy Habits for a Healthier You program at the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford on Tuesday, March 1. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:

  • Cognitive activity.
  • Physical health and exercise.

In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Please join us! Healthy snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Community Room.

Cost: This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

Camp: More Than Summer Fun

SDV CAMP COVERSummer Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, making friends and having fun.  But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of songs, games, arts & crafts, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.  The Y offers experiences for youth entering Pre K through ninth grade with a Counselor in Training program for 14-15 year olds.

To learn more about Camp Nonoma and Walsh Enrichment Camp please review our 2016 Camp Brochure or call our camp guru Katelyn Tortora 203 481 9622.  Brochure: Summer Camp Brochure 2016

To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y!  Registration starts February 1, 2016 – many weeks fill to capacity fast! 2016 Camp Registration Packet

For day-to-day program details, please review our 2016 Parent Handbook. 2016 Parent Handbook

If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, teambuilding and problem solving skills.  To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview.  2016 CCC YMCA CIT Application

Camp: MORE than Summer Fun!

The Y. For a better us.

Not everyone is born with the resources to succeed. Many people across the country are made to feel invisible because of environmental circumstance. But the truth is, all people are capable of greatness. All communities are filled with beauty. And the Y is dedicated to helping people grow. Watch:

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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.


Intermediate/Advances Swim Technique

Start the year off with a splash in the competition pool and become a faster, fitter swimmer. This swim development program is targeted at those swimmers who can already swim 100 yards without stopping and are ready to take their open water swimming to the next level. Each session will begin with a 5-10 minute mini-lecture on one technical aspect of the freestyle stroke. From there, participants will jump in the pool, practice drills that align with that day’s mini-lecture, and implement this knowledge into their freestyle. You will come out of this 8 week program as a faster swimmer with a deeper understanding of your stroke. Sign up at the front desk.   This training is open to both Y members and community members.

Training Schedule

When:  February 3-March 9; Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm

Fees:  Member $75; Community Member: $150

Train, Race, Succeed


This program will not only have you prepared to run in a half marathon, it will also introduce you to new group of life-long friends.  This 12 week program starts Wednesday, February 3 and culminates with the Cheshire 1/2 marathon on Sunday, April 24 (registration and entry fees are separate). The fast and scenic course is flat and runs through Cheshire and Hamden with significant stretches along the historic Farmington Canal Trail.

Training schedule:   February 3 – April 24; Mondays/Wednesdays: 10:30am or 6:45pm; Saturday 10:30 – Long Run

Cost:  Member only $175

LARGE GROUPS = More fun!!

Train with the best! Prerequisite: must be able to run a 5 K

Live Your Life Free Of Falls


Come join the East Shore District Health Department as we talk about Falls and Reducing the Risks of Falling in your home and in your community.

  • What is my risk?
  • How can I prevent falls?
  • What can I do if I fall to reduce the risk of more serious injury?

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:15pm in the Community Room.

Cost: This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

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: Fall 2 2015

Our Fall 2 Program Session runs October 26 – December 20, 2015

Facility Members can register for programs starting Monday, October 5.  Community Members on Monday, October 12.  Register on-line, at the Y or by calling our Member Service Team.


Relax & Rejuvinate For Community

Stony Creek Brewery Massages & Malts Fundraiser

Join us to Support our Annual Campaign!  Unwind while supporting a great cause.  Enjoy the festivities including beer and wine, massages, light food, music and silent auctions.  Registration is required.

When:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:00pm-9:00pm

Location:  Stony Creek Brewery, 5 Indian Neck Avenue, Branford, CT

Cost:  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Soundview Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign.  $50 per individual (includes bar and massage)

For more information please contact Lindsay DeMartino P 203 481 9622 x3212 E

Convenient for You, Fun for Them

School Age Child Care After School Program

Experience the Y after school.  You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness at the Y, and at a price every family can enjoy.

When:  Monday – Friday until 6:30 pm.  Transportation offered by the Y between the school and the Y.

Serving:  Guilford Public Schools – Baldwin and Adams Middle Schools.  Branford Public Schools:  Murphy, Sliney, Tasko Elementary Schools and Walsh Intermediate

2015_2016 CCC Y School Aged Child Care Registration Packet Soundview Family Y SACC Parent Handbook 2015-16

Comprehensive State Certified After School Program for youth in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Your child will benefit through homework help, arts and crafts, computer lab, healthy snacks, physical activity, archery, zipline, climbing wall, high/low ropes course, games, swimming, and much more.

For more information, please contact Katelyn Tortora 203 481 9622 ext 3208

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.