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Family Time

Safety Around Water

Keep kids and families safer

Register for our fun, five day, free community wide program which teaches youth water safety skills.  Children 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 a body of water.  (Similar skills are taught in Y Swim Lesson Programs.)

AGES: Children, preschool and up

WHEN:  June 15 – June 19

FEES:  Free with registration

REGISTER:  On-line, at the Y or by calling the Branch

Hey Families!

Go from the Couch to a 5K!

Register for our Family Walk/Run Training Program

Get off the couch and away from your screens. This is a great program to get you moving and into running. Couch-to-5K is a walk/run training program that gradually eases you into running 3.1 miles in just 8 weeks. Invite your friends, we’ll guarantee a lot of fun.

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 16, 2015 – 5:45-6:30pm
WHO:  Ages 6+
FEES:  Members- $10 | Community- $20

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is  designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room.  Youth will be given FREE trainings with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center.  Youth members will learn proper technique, safety and etiquette of gym fitness.  Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center:  Yellow Bracelet

Youth members 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center:  Blue Bracelet

Youth members 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

For more information:  Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.



Open Swim

Families can enjoy Open Swim at the Y.  For specific times, please refer to our schedule.

Birthday Pool Parties

Birthday Pool Parties

Have a Splash on Your Birthday!

Stratford Y Pool Parties for ages 2 and older

DETAILS:   All parties are scheduled for two hours. Each party consists of one hour in the pool followed by one hour in the party room.  A lifeguard will swim test and monitor the kids in the pool.  Party can bring their own food, paper goods, and decorations.  Air-inflatables are not allowed in the pool.  Alcohol and glass are not permitted in the building.  Party shares the pool during family swim.  Party is limited to 15 swimmers and no more than 30 guests.  Available on Saturdays from 1:00-4:30 pm and on Sundays from 12:00-3:30 pm.  With Deluxe Parties, the birthday child receives a YMCA Happy Birthday t-shirt!  Balloons and tableware are provided based on one of our many party themes:  Pirates; Fairies; Luau; Dinosaurs; Disney.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Please call the Y.  Stratford Y Pool Party Agreement  Pool Party Flyer Oct 2013