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:     8:00am–4:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

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

Sunday:   9:00am – 12:15pm

Address & Phone:

628 East Main Street
Branford, CT  06405
P 203.481.9622
F 203.481.9363
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Catch on in a flash



Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for a Zumba Kids Halloween Bash and Dance Party!

Date: October 30, 2017 4:15-5:00pm

Ages: 5-12

FREE for members


Is Your Back Out of Whack?


Are you experiencing neck, shoulder or back pain? Please join Glen Gitterman, PT, DPT, CSCS,  physical therapist from the Branford office of Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers to learn strategies to deal with these and other body and joint pain issues.

Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy or alternative treatments.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:15am in Studio A.

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



Join Us!

Activities Include:  Pumpkin Plunge: Go for a swim and pick out your own pumpkin to decorate!  Check the schedule below to see when your age group can pick their pumpkin!  Carnival Activities: Games such as Plinko, Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, and more!  Movie:  We will be showing Hocus Pocus, so bring your blankets to relax and enjoy the show at 6pm! (Weather permitting, the movie will be shown outside!)

Pumpkin Plunge Schedule:

Ages 0-2 (with parent): 4:00-4:30pm

Ages 3-5 (with parent): 4:30-5:00pm

Ages 6-9: 5:00-5:30pm

Ages 10 and up: 5:30-6:00pm

When: Saturday, October 28 4:00pm

Cost:  Member: $6 per child Community: $12 per child (includes pumpkin, activities, movie and goodies!)


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

Program Guide Cover Web ImageIt’s a fantastic fall at the Soundview Family YMCA! We’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in one of our new wellness classes or register the kids for our Basketball Clinic or a swim lesson! Check out all our Programs in our Program Guide. Fall 2 Program Guide Register on-line, at the Y or by calling the Y.

Fall 2 Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts October 2 for Facility Members; October 9 for Community Members.

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Fall 1 Program Guide

Holiday Cooking


Presented by the East Shore District Health Department

We all celebrate with food. Find out how we can stay healthy and safe from food-borne illness during the holidays. Come join our discussion and learn about:

  • Healthy alternatives and substitutes
  • Tips on prepping food for parties and celebrations
  • Leaving leftovers
  • Keeping food fresh
  • Keeping family safe from food-born illnesses.
  • Food storage after the power goes out

DATE: Wednesday, November 1, 2017; 11:15am in the Community Room

COST: FREE, but please reserve your space at the front desk.


Strong Swimmers = Confident Kids

CCCY Swim Lessons_social media_700x700 3The YMCA has a long history of teaching swim lessons. In fact, the Y is credited for being the first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1909.

We have come a long way since that first group lesson, and we’re excited to present the latest swim lesson upgrades to you and your family. Our new swim lesson curriculum is based on extensive research. It allows us to keep doing what we’ve been doing great yet build upon it to really make us the leading provider of aquatics in our community.

Our swim lesson curriculum has evolved to be a better fit for your child’s age, fitness level, aquatic level and experience. The fun fish names we previously used to identify the different lesson levels have been replaced with names that more closely relate to the skills we will be working on in each stage. In stages 1-3, our certified swim instructors facilitate activities that focus on building confidence in the water, instilling good water safety habits and personal growth.  In stages 4-6, instructors help swimmers build confidence in deep water as well as work on stroke techniques.  And swim stages A and B give our youngest swimmers, infants and toddlers, an opportunity to get comfortable in the water with a parent or guardian.

This exciting new curriculum helps each participant experience a sense of accomplishment after each lesson and build relationships with other swimmers in their class. We also look forward to seeing swimmers advance more quickly through the stages.

Live Your Life, Free of Falls


Join the VNA Community Healthcare staff as we talk about Falls and Reducing the Risks of Falling in your home and in your community. Join us and learn:

  • How to prevent falls
  • The building blocks of falling down
  • Balance Exercise demonstrations
  • Personalized balance assessments
  • Individulaized screenings by our fall prevention team

Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:15am in the Community Room.

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

This program is grant funded for the Yale New Haven Hospital: CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention at Yale University School of Medicine through the CT State Department of Aging.

Active Together

Square up w rounded cornersStronger Body, Stronger Self

Active Together gives you all the training you need – cardio, strength, balance and flexibility – in just one hour. Get stronger and healthier with inspiring music, adjustable dumbbells, weight plates, body weight and simple athletic movements. Getting Started Details.

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

Our App Helps You Stay On Track

Mobile App Graphic FilesDownload the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

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Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!