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Our 25 yard indoor pool, treadmills, lifecycles, stairclimbers, cross trainers,  and free weights are just a few reasons to join the Woodruff Family YMCA in Milford, Connecticut. Learn more about our amenities and how to become a member.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:    5:30am–9:30pm
Friday:                       5:30am–8:00pm
Saturday:                   7:00am–6:00pm
Sunday:                     9:00am–5:00pm

Child Watch Hours:

Monday-Wednesday:  9:00am–12:00pm & 5:00pm-8:15pm

Thursday:  9:00 am-12:00 pm & 4:00 pm–8:15 pm

Friday:  9:00 am-12:00 pm & 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Saturday:  8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:  9:00 am-12:00 pm

WDF Bldg WebAddress & Phone:

631 Orange Avenue
Milford, CT 06461                
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Stretch Pose Relax


Love Yoga and love the pool? We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Scoot and Paddle of Milford to bring you Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga! Led by SUP Yoga Instructor Kelly Warters, this new program will engage muscles you probably forgot you had all while enjoying the peacefulness of our indoor pool. Learn how to incorporate your favorite yoga movements onto a paddleboard to create a challenging new workout. Space is limited to 10 participants per program.  Based on positive feedback, we’ve added another!  Register soon.

When:   Tuesday Program: Starting January 6 12:00-1:00pm for 8 weeks

Sunday Program:  Starting January 11 4:00-5:00pm for 8 weeks

Cost:   $80 for Members / $160 for Community Members / Drop in class rate:  $15 for Members / $30 for Community

For questions contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at 203 878 6501 or

Water Safety Instructors (Ages 16+)

If you’re at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Learn to teach children and adults to swim, and give water safety presentations to kids and their parents. It’s a fun and meaningful job.

Become certified to teach the following:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Preschool Aquatics
  • Learn-to-Swim
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
  • Water safety courses and presentations

Enroll Today!  

Contact:   Matt LaPrino P 203 878 6501 x 3117 for more information.

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
  • Gain teaching experience
  • Have fun and earn money at a job you love

These jobs are in high demand! Plus, American Red Cross certification is recognized nationwide so you can work anywhere in the U.S.

Fees:  $375.00 Member includes participant manual


Winter II: Sundays March 1 – April 19 (9 to 4)

Fall II: Sundays Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13 (9 to 4)

Dive, Spin, Pose

Synchronized Swimming Pre-Team

Pre-Team is for girls ages 8-12 who would like the experience of being on a synchro team without the requirement of competition.

There will be an emphasis on teamwork and building confidence. Training together for six months gives pre-team members the opportunity to form close friendships and perfect a full length routine. Pre-Team members will perform in one exhibition at the end of the season.

Beginners are welcome, and girls with some synchro experience will also be challenged.

When:  January 6 – June 13, 2015.  Meets Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 (swimming/dry land training) and Thursdays 6:00-7:00 (swimming).

Fees:  $430 for members only

Prerequisite:  Must be a minnow level swimmer or higher


Become a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.


  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  (Swimming on the back is not allowed, swim goggles can be worn.)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

ENROLL TODAY!  Waterfront Lifeguarding

Dates and Times:

Jan 4, 11, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22 – Sundays 9am to 4pm

May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14 – Sundays 9am to 4pm

Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Sundays 9am to 4pm

Fees:   Members:  $275 / Community Members $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included

Flip, Twirl, Splash

Synchronized Swimming  Little Mermaids

A once-a-week class for girls ages 6-10, this class is great for beginners! Swimmers learn basic synchro skills in a safe, non-competitive environment. Girls will enjoy playing games, listening to our underwater sound system, and learning synchro positions on a floating mat and in the shallow end of the pool.  At the end of the session, they will combine the skills they learned into a routine and perform for their families.


Ages:  6-10

When:  Winter 1, Winter 2 and Spring Sessions – Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Fees:  $88 members only

Prerequisite:  Must be able to pass swim test


Slim Down, Shape Up, Feel Great

10 Weeks To A Healthier You Program

Are you stuck at a weight loss plateau? Or perhaps you want to shape up but don’t know where to start? Join the new 10 week program that will help you lose weight, learn healthy eating habits, love exercise and gain a new outlook on life.  We’ll help you experience wellness in all aspects of your life.  New Sessions start monthly!

Program Includes:

  • Workout and Nutrition Journal
  • A free 30-min personal training session per week (a $430 value!)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Weekly Tips and Goals
  • Weekly Weigh-Ins and measurements
  • Exercise Recommendations and Guidelines
  • 24/7 Support from your coaches and mentors

Fee:  $150 per member / $300 for family of 4 or more

Start Dates:  January 12; February 16; and March 16.

Flick-n-Float for Family Fun

Family Time!

YMCA Members:  It’s Family Night at the Y!  Spend your evening with family and friends.  Enjoy the fun!  Bring your floats – they’re all welcome on this night, only.  Standard pool rules still apply.  Children wearing floatation devices must be accompanied.  See our pool rules and youth guidelines.  Register Today!

Feature Presentation: The Grinch sponsored by Party People

DATE:  Saturday, December 20

TIME:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY!  Y Family Facility Members only


Can you complete the challenge?

Aqua RunHave fun and test your skills during the first ever aquarun championship

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest competitors!  *Swimmers must be able to complete the CCCY swim test

When:   Thursday January 1st 10:00am-1:00pm

Why:     To kick off our Annual Campaign in a wet and wild way

Fees:  $5.00 – 10 min of unlimited attempts.  All proceeds go to benefit our Annual Campaign.

To prepare:  FREE practice times in December:

Saturday 20th      1:00pm-4:00pm

Monday 22nd       4:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday 23nd      1:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday 24th  11:00am-2:00pm
Friday 26th         11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 27th      11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 28th        11:00am-4:00pm

Monday 29th       2:30pm-8:00pm
Tuesday 30th      1:00pm-8:00pm

Wednesday 31st 1:00pm-4:30pm

Endless Summer Fun


Here at Camp Wepawaug you can expect many fun and engaging activities daily! Some of these include games, swimming, arts and crafts, and many more.

We welcome campers between the ages of 3 to 15 to join us here at Camp Wepawaug.

We are proud to announce that we will be adding our very own climbing wall in addition to the high ropes course we added last summer.

This summer, we are also proud to introduce a new specialty camp, Challenge Camp, for our Pioneer level campers. This will allow campers to use both the new climbing wall and high ropes course.

No matter which session you attend camp, we know that it will be amazing. More than a camp, we are a family.

Browse our 2015 Summer Day Camp Brochure:  Summer Camp Brochure 2015

To register download, pickup or have us mail you the registration packet.  Fill out the registration forms.  Calculate the deposit.  Write out your check and either mail or drop off your check and all the forms at the Y.  2015 Camp Registration Forms   Parent Handbook 2015     CCC YMCA CIT Application_References

Encouraging Healthy Habits

2012-03-24_KSCY-1060_rgbBeing healthy means more than just being physically active.

It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you and your family will be encouraged to work towards that balance – to try a new routine, make a new friend, to challenge yourself and to enjoy each other.  At the Y, we offer many programs for you and your family to develop healthy habits.

Take a look: Program Guide Winter 1 2015

Winter I Session:  January 2 – February 22, 2015

Member Registration opens:  Monday, Dec 8

Community Registration opens:  Monday, Dec 15

Register for our Winter I Session on-line or by visiting or calling the Branch.

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 and for more information about classes.


Y Fun Club

When schools are closed for the entire day, due to inclement weather, children enrolled in Before and After School programs may attend our full day Y Fun Club.  Parents provide transportation to the Y.  Children need to bring a lunch, a bathing suit and towel, plus appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants,  socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.)

Fees:  $15 Pre-registration.  $50/day for Members.  $100/day for Non-Members  Y Fun Club Registration

Stay Active Be Healthy Keep Having Fun

Silver Sneaker Members:  We are glad that you are being active and having fun with friends here at the Y!  To help you stick with it we are offering a new program.

Pick up a new Silver Sneakers Loyalty Card each month. Have it punch each day you come to the Y to get moving. At the end of the month if you have 10 punches turn it in your card. You will have a chance to win a gift card from a local merchant!


Your Goals Are Important to Us!

Personal Training

Whether you are 15 or 75, an experienced or beginning exerciser, personal training can help you reach your health and fitness goals. Our certified personal trainers will help develop an individualized program that is perfect for you and will support you with expert knowledge, coaching and motivation to help you look, feel and live better.

Registration: Personal Training sessions are sold in one hour increments and are scheduled between members and trainers.  To schedule your training & more information please call the Y.

Cost: After the first 1 hour initial training, each session can be divided into 30-minutes sessions.
2 hours: $86
4 hours: $160

Group training also available.

Youth & Government

Youth & Government

Ages:  High School Students

Delegations are held at Foran High School and Lauralton Hall.  Participants take on government roles and participate in writing, debating, lobbying and passing laws.  Program concludes with the annual state conference in Hartford.  (Delegations and participants will be required to pay for their own trip.)  Contact the Youth Department at ext. 3116 if you are interested but your school does not have a Delegation.

Session Dates: October 2014- March 2015