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Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center

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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.


Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
  • Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
  • Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
  • Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.

Open Swim

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


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 at 203 375 5844.  Stratford Y Pool Party Agreement  Pool Party Flyer


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