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Soundview Family Y Small Pool

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Help Keep Your Kids Safe

YMCA-A_300x250-FINALDuring June, we will be offering Safety Around Water, a free program designed to engage and educate families about the importance of water safety skills.

Through the Safety Around Water program, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills.  During the course, child will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations – – from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.

For detailed program information, please contact our Aquatics Department or Member Service Team. Class times and locations vary by program and Y Branch.


Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Certification

Ages: 15 and up

Here’s your chance to build your résumé and show the world what you can do. Prepare for college and a career by developing leadership and communication skills, be a hero by learning lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration, and have fun while earning money at a job you’ll love! Contact Lindsay DeMartino at ldemartino@cccymca.org for more information.


Swim for Camaraderie and Competition

SYS Stingray BlkJoin the Soundview YMCA Stingrays Swim Team

The Branford Stingrays were organized in 1972 and began their collaboration with the Y in 2010.  Our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns and basic training.  Offering a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns and basic training, we measure success not in terms of one or two extremely successful swimmers, but in the measurable improvement of all our swimmers. Our members become the best swimmers they can be, by improving their physical skills, developing self-confidence and self-discipline, and an appreciation for the way that they and their teammates can help each other attain their goals through teamwork and mutual support. Stingray swimmers compete at all levels from local meets to Olympic Trials. We practice from September to March (short course season) and April to July (long course season).

Team Web Site

Membership and Fees

Membership with the Soundview Family YMCA is required and must last the entire duration of the swim season.  Termination of membership is not automatic and must be requested in writing to our member service policy by the participant.

To Register

Click to the Soundview YMCA Stingrays Swim Team Registration Form 

Contact:  Wesley Crozier, Head Swim Team Coach P 203 208 4569wcrozier@cccymca.org

 


Youth Swim Lessons

Our youth aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports and games, rescue and personal growth skills to children. Our program is divided by age and skill levels. Children learn at their own pace and advancing to the next level is dependent on the child’s completion of required skills. Please keep in mind that the session length does not guarantee that all children will advance to the next level. All of our YMCA instructors are trained and certified.

Start Swimming at the Y

Registration dates are posted in our online brochure, at your local Y branch, and through our online registration system. Try our Swim Flow Chart to help you determine your child’s swim level.

How Old is Your Child?

At the Y, we are dedicated to providing student-centered swim lessons designed to nurture the development of each individual participant through our unique and dynamic group lessons. To help you determine which lesson level will create the best learning environment for your child, click through the options below.

6 to 36 Months 3 to 5 Years 6 to 12 Years
SKIP (Shrimp, Kipper, Inia, & Perch)

With the help of songs, games, and social activities parents work hand-in-hand with our team in the water as we introduce water skills based on each child's unique development level.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Can your child swim independently on their front and back without a flotation (i.e. bubble, noodle, etc)?
No
Pike

Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child willingly submerge underwater?
No
Pike

Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Does your child put his face in the water when he swims?
No
Eel

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child swim 15 feet
No
Eel

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Ray/Starfish

For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Will your child go underwater and float independently on their front/back without flotation?
No
Polliwog

A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child (without flotation) swim 15 yards without stopping and fully submerge?
No
Polliwog

A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child swim 25 yards of front crawl and back crawl with good form?
No
Guppy

For swimmers able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Our team will focus on progressive technique for the front and back crawl as well as the side stroke.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your swimmer demonstrate at least 25 yards of breaststroke?
No
Minnow

For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of front and back crawl. Our team focuses on building swim endurance, enhancing stroke technique, and introducing breaststroke movements.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Fish/Flying Fish/Shark

For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of breaststroke, 50 yards of freestyle, and 50 yards of backstroke. Our team will focus on building endurance, teaching advanced swim technique, and introducing butterfly.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Start Over

This tool is designed to assist parents in evaluating their child’s swimming skills. The YMCA will provide a quick swim evaluation during the first day of each swim session to ensure correct level placement for the child’s best learning environment. Please answer the questions below regarding your child’s swimming ability to place him or her in the correct class.


Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 13 and up

Our adult swim lessons are for individuals 13 years of age and up. Class size is limited to ten and the structure of the class will be based on the level of swimmers in the class. The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to learn how to swim. The goal of these lessons is to make the adults competent, confident, and successful swimmers.

Registration: Eight week sessions, registration is open three weeks prior to session date start.

Sessions: March – April on Saturdays

Cost:
Facility Members: $85 / person


Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 and up

One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant.

Registration:
You may register by filling out a Private Lesson Request Form: Soundview Family YMCA Private Swim Lesson Form and leave it with our Member Services Team at the front desk.

Cost:

Members: 1 Lesson 2 Lessons 4 Lessons
Individual $50 $90 $155
2 Participants $60 $110 $195
3 Participants $70 $130 $235

Private lessons are offered for YMCA members only.


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