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About Our Y ................................... 3


Executive Director’s Message.......... 3 Session & Registration Information.. 4 Benefits of Membership ……………….5 East Side Branch ............................ 6 West Side Branch ........................... 7 Child Care Programs …….…........ 8-10 For Youth Development …........ 11-14

For Healthy Living …................ 15-18

81 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492 P: 203.269.4497 HOURS Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

4:30AM-9:30PM 5:00AM-5:00PM 7:00AM-5:00PM

SUMMER HOURS Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

(Memorial Day - Labor Day) 4:30AM-9:30PM 4:30AM-8:00PM 5:00AM-3:00PM 7:00AM-3:00PM

For Social Responsibility ......... 19-20 Community Resources ............. 21-22 Policies & Procedures ….......... 23-25 Our Team: Get Involved ................ 26 Living Our Cause …....................... 27

About this guide: This guide provides information about the Wallingford Family YMCA. Additional programs may be added throughout the year and certain classes may or may not run during a session. Dates and prices are subject to change and will be found in each Session & Event Guide, online and on our social media pages. Our friendly staff members are here to help if you have any questions. Welcome to the Wallingford Family YMCA!

LET’S CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA! WEBSITE: Wallingfordy Campulbrich WallingfordYMCAFitFriends TheLearningCommunityY SAGEatWallingfordY Wfydaquatics

WFYDCT (Dolphins Swim Team)

WEST SIDE BRANCH 8 North Turnpike Road Wallingford, CT 06492 P: 203.269.3348 HOURS Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

5:00AM-10:00PM 7:00AM-5:00PM 7:00AM-5:00PM

SUMMER HOURS Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday

(Memorial Day - Labor Day) 5:00AM-10:00PM 5:00AM-8:00PM 7:00AM-3:00PM


at Choate Rosemary Hall 14 Rosemary Lane Wallingford, CT 06492 P: 203.697.2150 HOURS Monday-Friday


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As a charitable organization, The Wallingford Family YMCA has been a leader in wellness for 73 years. Through our focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we change lives and reach out to neighbors in need. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, health and our neighbors. The Y impacts the community by helping build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through life-changing programs!

CARING HONESTY RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY Y core values drive everything we do to meet our mission and make a meaningful and enduring impact in community. By holding ourselves accountable to building character around our core values, we build healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Dear YMCA Friends, For 73 years, our Y has served greater Wallingford by providing a place to play, to learn, to be healthy and to give back. At the Y, parents have child care, children develop their potential, young adults have a safe environment, adults reach their health and wellness goals, and seniors stay active physically, mentally and socially. Our core values are Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our focus is Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. We are the Y and we’re here for you, your family and our community! Warm regards,

Sean Doherty, Executive Director



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When you join the Y, you join a charitable organization that offers more health, more hope & more opportunity. BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP We believe lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. By joining the Y, you positively impact yourself AND your community. Plus, you save on program registration fees.  

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Parents have a safe environment for their kids to stay active and learn positive values. Families have fun and spend quality time. Children & teens play, develop self-confidence and know they are accepted. Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier lives. Seniors remain socially and physically active. People from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to build a stronger community. We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose.

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As an association member, you have full access to all classes and programs at BOTH branches PLUS

At the Wallingford Family YMCA, we want to make the YMCA accessible to all members of the community in order to fulfill our mission of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. With that in mind, we are proud to introduce “Membership for All”, an innovative way for ALL residents to join the YMCA where they can learn, grow and thrive.

 Discounted and priority registration for camp, lessons and other YMCA programs and special events  Nationwide Membership enables you to visit participating YMCAs in the United States. Ask for more details at our Welcome Centers.

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP RATES Youth Young Adult Adult Couple Family

Monthly Fee

One Time Facility Fee

$18 $24 $47 $70 $79

$18 $24 $47 $70 $79

For our guests without membership, we offer day passes and day pass packages. MEMBERSHIP DEFINITIONS ASSOCIATION MEMBER - Adult/Child who pays for an Association membership with access to both the East Side & West Side Branches. COMMUNITY PARTICIPANT - Adult/Child who participates in YMCA programs and does not pay monthly or annually for an Association membership.

This program is funded by our annual Community Support Campaign. “Membership for All” is intended for members who have a gross annual household income of up to $75,000. It uses an income-based rate scale to determine their monthly rate. To apply for the program, you must come to the Welcome Center of the YMCA with your most recent tax return and your last two paystubs. You must fill out the membership paperwork as well as the scholarship application.

MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL RATE SCALE 50% Join Fee Discount at 5-40% 100% Join Fee Discount at 50%

PLEASE NOTE: Membership for All cannot be combined with promotions or discounts

HOUSEHOLD ANNUAL INCOME $70,000-74,999 $60,000-69,999 $50,000-59,999 $40,000-49,999 $30,000-39,999 $20,000-29,999 $19,999 & Under



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MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTIONS YOUTH - Up to 12 years of age YOUNG ADULT - 13 to 23 years of age ADULT - 24+ years of age COUPLE - 2 adults living in the same household FAMILY - 2 adults living in the same household and dependent children up through 25 years of age Military personnel, active or retired, can receive a 20% discount off their membership. Seniors aged 65 and older can receive a 20% discount off their membership.


This one-time fee is for all new members and those who allow their membership to expire for a 60-day period. The funds are used for equipment purchases and capital improvement.

SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit are fun, energizing programs that help our seniors take greater control of their health. We encourage physical activity and offer social events. Some insurance companies will pay for the program, giving you a FREE membership to the Y. Bring your Medicare supplemental card & insurance card to the Welcome Center to see if you qualify.


EAST SIDE BRANCH 81 South Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492 P 203 269 4497 HOURS Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

4:30AM-9:30PM 5:00AM-5:00PM 7:00AM-5:00PM

SUMMER HOURS Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

4:30AM-9:30PM 4:30AM-8:00PM 5:00AM-3:00PM 7:00AM-3:00PM

AMENITIES  A 4,000 square foot fitness center featuring StarTrac equipment, staffed by friendly, knowledgeable staff  Group fitness classes, including Zumba®, active older adult classes, aqua fitness classes and MORE  SilverSneakers® program morning classes as well as the SilverSplash® exercise program in the pool  Open & family gym time in our full basketball court  Racquetball court  4 lane lap pool with open swim times  Warmer teaching pool with open & family swim times  5 locker rooms including men’s locker room with steam room and women’s locker room with sauna  FREE orientation and consultation with a personal trainer upon joining  FREE Child Watch babysitting services available for children 6 weeks to 10 years old

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WEST SIDE BRANCH 8 North Turnpike Road Wallingford, CT 06492 P: 203.269.3348



 Huge group fitness studio, capable of holding 50-60 participants with ease, equipped with 2 full sets of adjustable BodyPump® Barbell sets and MORE  Innovative group fitness classes, including Zumba®, Insanity & Les Mills BodyPump®  Cardiovascular equipment with TVs  Open gym time in our half basketball court  Luxurious locker rooms with custom wooden lockers and both steam room & sauna  Juice bar with shakes  FREE orientation and consultation with a personal trainer upon joining  FREE Child Watch babysitting services available for children 6 weeks to 10 years old

Monday-Friday Saturday-Sunday

5:00AM-10:00PM 7:00AM-5:00PM

SUMMER HOURS Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday

(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

5:00AM-10:00PM 5:00AM-8:00PM 7:00AM-3:00PM

 4 complete selectorized circuits, Hammer Strength Free Weight equipment and 2 complete free weight training areas  Functional Fitness Zone, equipped with Rogue Infinity rig & deadlift platform, bumper plates, kettlebells and more

Get stronger, feel healthier & be part of something bigger.



Child care at the Y is more than just a place to play. We provide experiences to help entire family units cope, grow, communicate and care for each other. We maintain and strengthen what starts at home, giving all families the support they need to succeed. Our goal is to promote children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development while meeting the needs of families. We believe in the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility. We promote our core values among our staff and encourage teachers to plan activities that reflect them. We use NAEYC approved Creative Curriculum, which promotes their emotional, social, cognitive and physical development. For the times you can’t be there, the YMCA supports your efforts to nurture the healthy growth of your child with safe, affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work to help your family succeed.

For more information, visit,, or call Emily Walter at 203.697.2150.

The YMCA Learning Community offers quality child care for infants, toddlers, preschool and Pre-K children from ages 8 weeks -5 years. Our infant to staff ratio is 4:1. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00AM to 6:00PM. PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS  Family Nights at the YMCA  Swimming lessons for Pre K


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CHILD CARE PROGRAMS Childcare at the Y is more than a place to play. Our goal is to promote your child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development while meeting the needs of your entire family. Our caregivers operate using the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. For the times you can’t be there yourself, our experienced staff provides safe, affordable, high-quality, developmentally appropriate care so you can have peace of mind.

School Age Growth & Enrichment (S.A.G.E.) School Age Growth & Enrichment (SAGE) is located in all 8 elementary schools. Our hours of operation are from 6:45AM until the start of school and dismissal until 6:00PM. We are a state licensed facility, with caring staff to provide a safe and fun environment for children of working parents or anyone who requires such care. No one is turned away for inability to pay; we accept Care for Kids and provide financial aid. YMCA core values are Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility so we foster a healthy spirit, mind and body as we participate in a variety of community service projects throughout the year. We offer healthy snacks in the morning and afternoon, assist with homework and utilize the gym or playground daily to stay active. Board games and craft projects are a daily part of the program.

Enrichment & Leadership for Middle School (E.L.M.S.) Enrichment & Leadership for Middle School (ELMS) is a licensed after school program running from the end of school until 6:00PM. Teens are bused to the YMCA/Rotary Teen Center from both middle schools at the close of school. Students may participate in sports activities at Doolittle Park, YMCA fitness classes and have full use of the YMCA/Rotary Teen Center. We provide a healthy snack and support for homework. Community service, science and art projects are Highlights of this program. At times, students may use the computer center, take field trips and complete a fundraising activity of their choosing to help subsidize the cost of this trip.


CHILD CARE PROGRAMS What do you do when your child has a snow day and you don’t? Send them to Storm Club! STORM CLUB runs on ‘snow days’ from 7:00AM to

6:00PM and includes Your child must be enrolled 48 hours prior to a Storm Club day. Pre-Enrolled Rate is for a block of 3 days. It is considered an insurance policy and is nonrefundable. If there are more than 3 snow days, anyone enrolled will be able to purchase additional days at $40 each. Members: $150 ($60 drop in) SAGE/ELMS Participants: $100 ($45 drop in) Community Participant: $200 ($75 drop in)

Camp Ulbrich Y-Cation runs at our

East Side branch on days when the Wallingford Public Schools are closed for vacation and is open to all students in grades K-8. From 6:45AM-6:00PM, children enjoy a jam-packed day of active play, arts & crafts, swimming, group games and more, supervised by our camp staff and surrounded by friends. Who could ask for a better day off? Members: $50 Community Participants: $70

For more information or to register for Storm Club or Y-Cation, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 203.269.4497.

Camp Ulbrich 2018

It’s never too early to start thinking about your summer camp needs and if you want your child to have a fun & safe summer to remember, look no further than Camp Ulbrich. Whether your camper is a Rascal (Pre-K-K) or an AdventurTeen (grades 6-9), an All-Star (grades 1-5) or a C.I.T. (grade 10), Camp Ulbrich has something for everyone. Camp begins in June, but register as soon as possible to ensure your child has a summer full of adventure. Watch out for our camp brochure in January - Early Bird Registration for Returning Campers begins February 1.


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT All kids deserve the chance to discover who they are any what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development - all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen YOUTH DANCE PROGRAMS

Let Miss Christine introduce your child to the world of dance. Under her guidance, your little dancer will learn new and exciting steps while developing coordination.

Ballet & Tap Combo

(ages 3-7) For the dancer who wants to learn both ballet and tap in one class! Your child will learn classical ballet and tap, combining rhythm, timing, coordination and style.


All classes for children ages 2-5 are 30 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of free play with parents. Family Members: $45 Youth Members: $50 Community Participants: $75

Munchkin Basketball

(ages 3-5) This class is designed to teach the basics of basketball with emphasis put on dribbling, passing and shooting. Basic rules of the game will be introduced and teamwork will be developed.

Munchkin Soccer

(ages 3-5) This class is designed to teach the basics of soccer with the emphasis put on dribbling, passing and shooting. Ball control and teamwork will also be taught.

Munchkin Tennis

(ages 3-5) This class introduces the basic skills and movements required in tennis. Class will get your child moving around the court and practicing the basic strokes and positioning required to develop their tennis skills. Players need to bring their own racquets. Class is held at Doolittle Park.

Munchkin Triple Play

(ages 3-5) This program is designed to give your preschooler the basic skills of three different sports each session. They will spend 2 weeks on each sport with emphasis on skill development, improving coordination and fun.

Youth Basketball

(ages 5-9) This program is designed to build basic basketball skills and develop a sense of teamwork and game awareness. New skills will be introduced weekly as the players build up to game playing situations.

Youth Tennis

(ages 5-9) Teaches the basics and lets children develop the skills needed to play the game. Proper strokes, volleying, serving and the rules of the game will be learned. Players need to bring their own racquet.

Youth Volleyball

(ages 7+) This class is an introduction to the basic skills of volleyball in a non-competitive environment. Participants will learn how to set, serve, pass as well as the basic rules of the game and proper court placement.


For more information, contact

Swim Lesson Pricing: (Based on 6-week schedule) 30 Min Classes Family Members: $60 Youth Members: $67 Community Participants: $90 *NEW* DROP IN CLASSES Family Members: $15 Youth Members: $18 Community Participants: $20

40 Min Classes $78 $85 $108

To drop-in a for a class, participant must email us by 8:00am the day BEFORE the class at and receive confirmation email. If no email is received, they are not eligible. There must be at least one opening in the class.

Private Lessons (1:1 student to instructor ratio) Members: $150 Youth Members: $165 Community Participants: $195 Semi-Private Lessons (2:1 student to instructor ratio; both swimmers should be approximately the same skill level)

Members: $90 per swimmer Youth Members: $100 per swimmer Community Participants: $150 per swimmer Custom Group Lessons (3:6 student to instructor ratio; all swimmers should be approximately the same skill level)

Members: $60 per swimmer Youth Members: $67 per swimmer Community Participants: $115 per swimmer

Stage 1 Water Acclimation (with Parent) (formerly Pike with Parent) Students develop comfort with underwater exploration & learn to safely exit the pool.

Stage 1 Water Acclimation (formerly Pike) Students develop comfort with underwater exploration & learn to safely exit the pool.

Stage 2 Water Movement (formerly Eel) Students focus on body position & control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Stage 3 Water Stamina (formerly Ray) Students learn how to swim safely from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing integrated arm and leg actions are introduced. 12

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Stage 4 Stroke Introduction (formerly Starfish) Students develop stroke technique in front crawl &back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.

Stage 1 Water Acclimation (formerly Polliwog) Students develop comfort with underwater exploration &learn to safely exit the pool.

FAMILY TIME AT THE Y Family Fun Fridays

The Y knows family time builds bonds that last a lifetime! We know your time is valuable, so we provide fun spaces and programs for your children and entire family. We are here for you - enjoy your family fun at the Y! Time: 6:30PM Members: FREE

Community Participants: $10

Stage 2 Water Movement (formerly Guppy) Students focus on body position & control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Stage 3 Water Stamina (formerly Minnow) Students learn how to swim safely from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing integrated arm and leg actions are introduced.

Stages 5/6 Stroke Development & Stroke Mechanics (formerly Fish & Flying Fish) Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimmer, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

COMPETITIVE SWIMMING & SPORTS Wallingford Dolphins Swim Team

The Wallingford Family YMCA Dolphins Swim Team is a year round competitive program serving those in the town of Wallingford and its surrounding communities by helping swimmers of all abilities reach his or her highest potential. Organized and operated by the Aquatics Department at the Wallingford Family YMCA, the Dolphins apply the (4) YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to all aspects of the sport while also focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This program also instills commitment, dedication, teamwork & a love of swimming within each & every member of the team and builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy fitness habits. The Dolphins Swim Team participates in YMCA competitions at the local, state, regional and national level offering those swimmers who meet specific criteria the opportunity to swim at the local, regional, state, zone and national competitive level. YMCA membership is required for all Dolphin Swim Team participants. For more information , visit team website or email

Private Coaching

Private and semi-private coaching gives competitive swimmers the opportunity to work one on one with a certified coach. These sessions perfect strokes, turns, starts and finishes for competitive swimming. Coaches will employ drills to help the swimmer achieve better and legal starts, turns, and strokes. Each package includes 3 hours with a WFYD coach. Private coaching: $180. Register online or at the Welcome Center.

“5:45 Family Fitness”

Bring the entire family to the East Side branch weeknights at 5:45PM for family classes & more! Time: 5:45PM Members: FREE

Community Participants: $10

Flick & Float

You and your family, floating aimlessly in our Teaching Pool, watching a hit movie… who could ask for a better way to spend quality time with your family? Time: 6:45PM Members: FREE

Community Participants: $10

Parents’ Night Out

Parents need time to themselves, so Parents’ Night Out is the perfect opportunity for you to have a Friday night out while your children have a blast at the YMCA. Kids in grades K-5 enjoy jam packed fun with pizza and a movie, swimming, games & more with our trained YMCA staff. Registration is required and space is limited. Family discounts are available. Time: 6:30-9:00PM Members: $30

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Youth Night

Designed for youth in grades 5-8, kids come down to the YMCA and play basketball, go swimming in our Therapy Pool or use our Fitness Room, meet up with friends and have a safe place to hang out! Time: 6:30-9:00PM Members: FREE

Community Participants: $5

Grand Gala

Tell Grandma to put on her dancing shoes and ask Grandpa to practice his boogie because you're headed to the Grand Gala grandparent & grandchild dance! Date: February 10 6:00-8:00PM Cost: $5/couple, $2 for each additional child

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Come for an egg-cellent afternoon with an Easter Egg Hunt, a Spring craft, themed gym games, FREE photo with the Easter Bunny and more! Because of the popularity of this event, pre-registration is REQUIRED. Drop-ins will not be able to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt or receive a photo with the Easter Bunny. Date: March 24 1:00-3:00PM Members: FREE Community Participants: $5 per child, $15 per family (4 children)

Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative event to support our focus on healthy living and the importance of children being safe, active and engaged. It’s a day of family games, healthy snacks plus special presentations. Healthy Kids Day is the perfect event for all families. Date: June 2 Cost: FREE


Halloween Party & Overnight

Come in costume and enjoy Halloween crafts, fun games and swimming! Snacks will be provided. If you are 8 or older, stay over for the overnight! We will have a sleepover in the gym with movies and pizza, with breakfast in the morning. Party is drop off ONLY.

Celebrate BIRTHDAYS & SPECIAL DAYS at the Y! HAVE A SPORTS PARTY, POOL PARTY or BOTH! Call Amy Gagne at 203.269.4497 or email

Members: $150 Community Participants: $200 DELUXE (includes cake & 3 large pizzas): Add $100 There is a 15 child maximum. For pool parties, children ages 5-7 must maintain ratio of 1 adult in the water for every 3 children. Parties must be paid for at registration.

Date: October 27 PARTY PARTY & OVERNIGHT Time: 5:00-8:00PM Time: 5:00PM-8:00AM Members: $5 $35 Community Participants: $10 $40


Come celebrate Thanksgiving with games, crafts and free family fun! Date: November 17 1:00-3:00PM Cost: FREE with a donation a non-perishable food item.

Scuba Santa

Enjoy a Wallingford Y tradition by helping Santa decorate his underwater tree. After swimming there’s hot cocoa, cookies, crafts and an indoor “snowball” fight. Date: December 9 1:00-3:00PM Cost: FREE with a donation of an new, unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item.


HEALTHY LIVING Health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life to improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.

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All classes are FREE for members ages 13 & older unless noted. Sign ups begin one day prior to class and are for members only. To reserve a spot, call the ES Welcome Center at 203.269.4497 or WS Welcome Center at 203.269.3348. If you would like to try our classes before becoming a member, we invite you to purchase a Day Pass Package which can be used at both facilities, classes included. Schedules are online and at the facilities.


WS Weight training workout using barbells with adjustable weights set to motivating music. An athletic workout that strengthens and defines every muscle group...beginner to experienced participant will be challenged.


ES/WS Mixed martial arts workout designed to slash inches off your waist and transform your entire body. Every second works your core 360 degrees to help tighten your mid section fast.

WS Sweat, Sculpt & ROCK with POUND, the fastest growing group fitness phenomenon inspired by the infectious, sweat-dripping, energizing fun of drumming! Strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique - all while rocking out to your favorite music.


ES/WS “The One Stop Body Shock” that masterfully combines Resistance, (Cardio) Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet. Participants get R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength. Tough, but doable!

Rise & Grind

WS Get your early morning shot of adrenaline that focuses on functional movements, high intensity intervals and total body composition training. You will sweat, you will get leaner and you will build functional strength. You will also get yourself ready to tackle your work day.

CORE Xpress

WS Get a 1-2 jump on your workout using this express, 30 minute core workout. Core Xpress focuses on technique, alignment and strengthening to give you improved ab strength and definition.

Cross Train Boot Camp

ES Cross Train Boot Camp is a rigorous, results-based group training that gives equal attention to strength, cardio vascular & endurance, agility, speed, explosiveness and flexibility to achieve maximum athletic potential.


WS Led by Certified INSANITY instructors who will push you to your limits through plyometric drills with nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance and core training moves. Get ready to Dig Deep.

Krav Maga


Krav Maga is one of the best self-defense systems available today. This class provides a great cardio workout while you learn how to defend yourself from potential attacks and situations. Additional fee applies.

SilverSneakers® Cardio Fit

ES Keep your heart pumping and the calories burning with 60 minutes of non-stop action! Weights, resistance bands and core work may be incorporated.

Low Impact Mix-Up

ES Get your low-impact cardio workout with a fun twist! It’s a different class each week with tons of variety.

Muscle Max

ES Whole body strength and conditioning class, combining barbells, dumbbells and floor work to challenge the entire body. Great for all fitness levels.


ES/WS A total body strength and cardio class that incorporates personal training and functional training. Rock out to hardcore music and give it your all as you encourage each other to get in the best shape of your lives!


ES A total body mat workout with emphasis on the core muscles (abdominals and low back). Increase your core strength and body awareness and improve your posture.


WS Core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of yoga. Low impact and fat burning with dynamic flowing sequences lengthen and tone muscles and increase flexibility.

Shokotan Karate

ES Traditional Japanese Karate with foci on balance, coordination, endurance and strength. Small class size ensures personalized instruction. All abilities welcome. Ages 10 & up. Instructor Maura Graham-Vecellio, 3rd Degree Black Belt, Japan Karate Association, has over 28 years experience. Contact


ES/WS Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing & balls are used for resistance. A chair is used for support.

SilverSneakers® Classic

ES/WS Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills.

SilverSneakers® Cardio Fit

ES Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills.


ES/WS Experience all terrain challenges including hills, flat roads, switch backs, jumps speeds and sprints. Great for all fitness levels. Sign-ups for spinning classes begin one day prior to class.

Stronger Longer

ES/WS A class designed to help older adults improve their muscular strength, cardiovascular strength and flexibility. Good for beginners.


FOR FOR HEALTHY HEALTHY LIVING LIVING Improving Wallingford’s health and well-being Tai Chi

WS Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, coordination and strength. This unique class will help you flow through your everyday life.

Tone & Trim

ES Concentrates on full body toning through the use of resistance exercises. A variety of equipment such as bands, weights and balls will be used with high rep/low weight sets for a fun and dynamic class.

Total Body Conditioning

WS This class boosts your muscular strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility. One class, one goal: a balanced approach to fitness. Total Body Conditioning is a great workout for everyone. - to mater what fitness level.

To the Core

ES Target & strengthen your core muscles, balance, mobility and stability with this unique & challenging abs fitness class.

Tread & Shred

WS A challenging treadmill class, easily modified to challenge your cardiovascular endurance via varied speed & incline. Effective coaching keeps you connected to your exertion level.

Cardio Rhythm

WS A fun cardio class with a beat to make working out a blast. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.


Basic WS A light hearted, playful class that embraces all of the beautiful movement and rhythm of yoga.


Adult Aqua Stretch & Play

A slower paced class focusing on strength & resistance training as well as improving balance, flexibility and range of motion. No swimming experience necessary.

SilverSneakers Splash®

Chair WS This gentle class emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, strength and posture.

Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming experience necessary. This class consists of a 45 minute workout with 15 minutes of socializing.

Gentle WS A slow moving, mindful class designed to fully learn to engage the breath and move with conscious awareness. Stretch and breathe your way to the ultimate stillness and relaxation. Enjoy!

Water Aerobics

Flow WS An active yoga practice synchronizing breath with movement. Gain stability, flexibility and mindful breath work. All levels welcome.

High energy water aerobics class designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, burn fat, increase strength & endurance and improve flexibility. No swimming experience necessary!

Zumba® Classes

Zumba Basic ES/WS Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Move it, shake it and rock it out with red-hot dance steps and pulsating Latin & world rhythms! Zumba Gold WS Tailored for active older adults, offering easy to follow choreography that focuses on balance, coordination and range of motion.

Nutrition Counseling

Have you struggled with finding a diet that works for your lifestyle and your weight loss goals? Nutrition counseling at the Y is here to help! Our registered dietitian will provide useful information about how to keep your daily meals healthy through proper nutrition. For more info, visit our Welcome Desk or contact Colleen Villano, Health & Wellness Director at 203.269-4497 x123.

Small Group Training (S.G.T.)

Join certified personal trainers and 4-8 participants in an 8-week program to challenge & advance a specific fitness goal. A great option for a high quality workout at an affordable cost. For more info, contact Colleen Villano, Health & Wellness Director at 203.269-4497 x123.


FOR FOR HEALTHY HEALTHY LIVING LIVING Improving Wallingford’s health and well-being PERSONAL FITNESS Teen Strength Clinic This program focuses on using machines & free weights the proper way. 60-minute sessions focus on 1-2 muscle groups each day; session are led by a certified personal trainer. Ages 13+. Members: FREE


CPR & First Aid Training

Our American Red Cross classes will be taught by certified instructors here at the YMCA. In order to receive certification card, participant must be able to pass both the written and the hands-on tests with 80% or better. Great for coaches, parents, scouts and youth leaders. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration is required. Re-certifications classes are also available. This course includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Standard First Aid. Members: $80

Community Participants: $100

Lifeguard Training

This is an American Red Cress program. Participants must be 15 years and older to take this course. CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen are included in this package. Participants must attend all classes as scheduled and pass both the written & physical exams with a score of 80% or higher to receive certification. Swimmers must complete a 300 yd swim, 2 minutes of treading water with legs only and a timed event on the first night of class or they will not be able to continue. Members: $300

Community Participants: $330

Water Safety Instructor Personal Training

The best way to get started and to reach your individual fitness goals is to work with one of our knowledgeable personal trainers. They will help you assess your current fitness level, set and achieve your individual goals and move through fitness plateaus and stuck points. Invest in your fitness! Whether you’re new to fitness or you’re experienced and are looking for a challenge, our personal trainers will design training programs just for you, and will work with you one-on-one to maximize results. 30 Minute Member Training 5 Sessions: $175 10 Sessions: $295 20 Sessions: $545

Learn the Learn-to-Swim curriculum and become a certified swimming and water safety instructor. This is an American Red Cross program. Participants must be 16 years and older to take this course. Participants must attend all classes as scheduled and pass both the written & physical exams with a score of 80% or higher to receive certification. Please call the Aquatics Director for more information at 203.269.4497 x20. Members: $295

Community Participants: $315

60 Minute Training 5 Sessions: $295 10 Sessions: $545 20 Sessions: $1010

45 Minute Training 5 Sessions: $230 10 Sessions: $425 20 Sessions: $788

STORM POOL POLICY: In the case of thunder, all pool activities will be suspended until 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard. We will announce full facility closures on our website, Facebook and channels 3, 8 & 30.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a charitable organization. Through the support of our volunteers donors, we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.


FOR HEALTHY LIVING Giving back and providing support to our neighbors COMMUNITY OUTREACH Upward Bound

Through the generous support of the United Way of Meriden/Wallingford, Upward Bound is a free program that helps students in grades 5 - 9 grow & develop in a positive environment with positive role models. Incorporating the Y philosophy of developing the spirit, mind, and body, youth are challenged to reach past their limitations with decision-making opportunities, recreational activities, and positive self-expression. Our hope is that these youth will grow and learn about themselves in a multitude of aspects in their lives. In understanding themselves more completely, they are better equipped when faced with daily challenges. Upward Bound is supported by the United Way, Rotary Foundation, Ion Bank and the Liberty Bank Foundation.


In response to the growing youth health crisis, the Wallingford Family YMCA is proud to offer the Fit-to-Go program. Elementary and middle school youth learn about healthy living and nutrition, develop a focused and realistic workout program that they can stick with, have tons of fun doing healthy activities, make new friends and feel better about themselves. Parents are invited to join us for monthly healthy meals, where healthy lifestyle tips are offered by a health professional. Fit-to-Go is supported by the United Way of Meriden/Wallingford, Wells Fargo Bank and the Town of Wallingford Department of Public Health.

Be Water Safe Week: (April 13 - 17)

This program is designed to teach children basic water safety skills such as kicking, arm strokes, putting face in the water and floating. It combines swimming and water safety skills for children ages 3 years through 8 years of age. Registration will begin April 1. Pre-register for one preschool or school-age 30 minute lesson to attend Monday through Friday. For further information, please contact Alexandra Hunter at

Semana de Seguridad en el Agua: (13 - 17 de Abril)

Este programa se diseña para enseñar a niños habilidades de seguridad acuáticas básicas como dar puntapiés, golpes del brazo, puesta de la cara en el agua y flotación. Combina natación y habilidades de seguridad acuáticas para años de niños 3 años durante 8 años de la edad. El registro comenzará el 1 de abril. Pre-registrarse para una clase preescolar o clase de la edad escolar de 30 minutos de lunes a viernes. Para mayor información, por favor comuníquese con Alex Hunter al 203-269-4497 x20 o

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults at risk for developing diabetes. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people. Another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60. Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach. This year-long program consists of16 weekly sessions and 3 sessions every other week during the first six months followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second six months. To qualify for the program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥25) and at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or diagnosed with prediabetes. The goals of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program are to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week. For more information, please contact Mary Lou Galushko at 203.269.4497 or

LiveSTRONG at the YMCA® is a national, research

based program to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The program offers a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities that strengthen the whole person. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the cancer. The free 12 week program meets twice a week for 75 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease participants back into fitness and help them maintain a healthy weight. They’ll focus on:   

Building muscle mass & strength Increasing flexibility & endurance Improving confidence & self-esteem

Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. For more info, contact Eileen Farmer at 203.269.4497 x124 or


COMMUNITY RESOURCES 211 Connecticut Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and you will reach a highly-trained call specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community. Everyday, call specialists help callers find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance abuse and suicide prevention and for simpler issues such as finding volunteer opportunities and donation options. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available.

Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis

14 W Main St, Meriden 203-630-1638 Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis empowers women and children to make their own decisions, without the fear of abuse. Services are offered at no cost and include support groups, advocacy, safety planning and a short term emergency shelter. 24-hour hotline services are available at 203-238-1501 or toll-free statewide at 888-774-2900.

Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES)

My City Kitchen

350 State St, North Haven 203-498-6800 ACES exists to improve public education through high quality, cost effective programs and services. From school-based technical assistance to programs that advance the education workforce, we work hand in hand with state officials and local educators to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

384 Pratt St, Meriden 203-630-2870 My City Kitchen hopes to instill healthy eating habits, build self-esteem, foster a sense of belonging, establish basic life skills in children so that they may grow into healthy adults. Through cooking classes and more, they encourage kids to take a keen interest in what they eat, where the food comes from and especially how to prepare it.


Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

187 Half Mile Rd, North Haven 203-239-6425 Benhaven provides a variety of programs to serve individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disabilities and related impairments. The Benhaven School provides individualized educational services and support for children and adolescents. Residential services are available to students attending the school.

Coalition for a Better Wallingford

136 Center St, Wallingford 203-440-8040 The Coalition for a Better Wallingford is a grassroots organization established in 2012 as a result of alarming drug and alcohol addiction abuse statistics among teens and young adults in the Wallingford, CT community.

Healthy Wallingford 2020 Healthy Wallingford 2020 is a collaboration of community leaders who are dedicated to making Wallingford a healthier place. The committee will develop new programs and address community needs in the following areas: Maternal. Infant & Child Heath, Environmental Risk Factors & Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Infectious Disease Prevention & Control, Injury & Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse and Health Systems.

HUBCAP Wallingford

128 Center St, Wallingford 203-980-7360 HUBCAP Wallingford is a hybrid-business incubator providing a unique opportunity for collaboration between businesses and the local school district to provide an authentic learning experience while strengthening their business foundation and expanding Downtown Wallingford business. HUBCAP offers affordable office space, a professional setting for your meetings and support for you and your business.

Master’s Manna

428 S. Cherry St, Wallingford 203-678-3042 Master’s Manna serves homeless, near homeless, low to moderate income families and individuals living in the greater Wallingford/Meriden CT area. They deliver basic needs such as food, clothing & showers, provide vocational training & a supervised job-site for differently -abled individuals and collaborate with non-profit, local, state & federal organizations to provide additional on-site services.

50 N Main St, Wallingford


The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce is a business association of over 550 members, which includes sole proprietorships to large international companies, and local non-profit organizations. Through a full calendar of events and programs, the Chamber supports business and community growth, provides legislative, educational and marketing opportunities to its members.

Spanish Community of Wallingford - S.C.O.W.

284 Washington St, Wallingford 203-265-5866 The mission of SCOW is to respond to the needs of the Latino Community by assisting them to succeed in U.S. society and to enable Latinos to maintain & share their rich varied cultures with the broader community. From music lessons to tutoring, interpretation to translation, SCOW helps Latino individuals and families thrive in their new home, the United States of America.

South Central CT Substance Abuse Council

5 Brookside Dr, Wallingford 203-303-3391 The South Central CT Substance Abuse Council (SCCSAC) identifies local needs related to substance abuse prevention, intervention & treatment, increases awareness and fosters local, inclusive & collaborative solutions to the issues related to substance abuse & addictive behaviors. The SCCSAC offers programs and trainings for all ages.

Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club

72 Grand Ave, Wallingford 203-269-7535 The Boys & Girls Club is safe place for youth to learn and grow. By providing ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals and life enhancing programs & character development experiences, they give kids hope, opportunity, self-confidence and self-respect. The Boys & Girls Club offers art classes, robotics programs, sports and more to the youth of Wallingford.

W.E.C.A.R.E. Family Resource Center

6 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford 203-284-4019 W.E.C.A.R.E. provides a directory of services that identify the people and places parents can access for information on family services and education for parents with young children. They also offer playgroups for children from the birth to age 5 to come together.

Wallingford Board of Education

100 S. Turnpike Rd, Wallingford 203-949-6500 21

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Wallingford Center Inc.

261 Center St, Wallingford 203-284-1807 Wallingford Center Inc advocates preserving the historic facades and other unique features of the downtown area while also addressing other revitalization strategies such as promotion, business recruitment and retention, image enhancement and a restoration of pride in the downtown as the heart of the community. WCI hosts Celebrate Wallingford, a 2-day festival featuring the “Taste of Wallingford”, entertainment, craft show, children’s activities, and much more, held the first weekend in October and the Gardeners' Market, a newer event held on Saturday mornings in July, August & September.

Wallingford Community Day Care Center

Wallingford Police Department - Youth Division

135 N Main St, Wallingford 203-294-2825 This division provides safety and delinquency prevention programs as well as adolescent alcohol and drug information, assessment and referrals.

Wallingford Public Libraries

200 N Main St, Wallingford 203-265-6754 400 Church St, Yalesville 203-269-3688 At the library, you will find an outstanding collection of books, magazines, DVD's, museum passes & more. Free programs for adults and children of all ages are scheduled regularly.

80 Wharton Brook Dr, Wlfd 203-294-4176 The Wallingford Community Day Care Center provides children with a healthy environment to develop appropriate social skills, explore their creativity and grow in self-confidence through their interactions with caregivers and other children as well as by participating in group discussions. Priority is given to the single working parent residing in Wallingford.

Wallingford Senior Center

Wallingford Emergency Shelter

6 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford 203-294-2175 This department provides programs, activities and services that promote both a positive, healthy community and develop healthy, capable young people & families. They also provide services to families in need during times of crisis.

123 Quinnipiac St, Wallingford 203-294-0102 The Wallingford Emergency Shelter provides temporary housing and warm meals during the winter months to those who are in a state of emergency as the result of a crisis situation or extreme difficulty. These include but are not limited to fire, severe weather conditions, loss of job, disability which causes them to be incapable of supporting themselves, spousal abuse or eviction.

Wallingford Housing Authority

45 Temper Dr, Wallingford 203-269-5173 The Wallingford Housing Authority assists with the provision and maintenance of moderate income and elderly rental housing units.

Wallingford Park and Recreation Department

238 Washington St, Wallingford 203-265-7753 The Wallingford Senior Center provides services and activities for Wallingford residents age 60 and over. The staff also provide information & referrals to families and caregivers of older persons in need of assistance.

Wallingford Youth & Social Services

WPAA-TV and Media Center

28 S Orchard St, Wallingford 203-294-9722 WPAA-TV is a nonprofit Community TV organization that provides the tools, support and stage for creation of your digital media distributed by WPAA-TV as TV, and by you, the producers, on social media. In addition to providing use of a TV studio, performance space plus video-edit suite at no charge on a 1st come, 1st serve basis, WPAA-TV provides free use of community space for meetings and training. WPAA-TV hosts a digital media club for individuals 15 years old and older.

6 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford 203-294-2120 This department offers programs for seniors, teens, youth preschoolers & the challenged population such as bus trips, special interest, sports, health fitness, performing arts, visual/fine arts, adaptive and early childhood. They also oversee 2,000 acres of parks & ball fields and issue pool tags for the Community Pool.



Children age 12 and older may use the YMCA without a parent/guardian. Children 8-11 years old must have a parent/guardian in the YMCA building. Children 7 and under must have a parent/guardian in the program area.


Children 11-12 years old may use the cardio equipment only with the supervision of a parent/guardian. Children 13-14 years old may use select circuit equipment. Members over the age of 14 may use the free weight equipment.


Children 11-12 years old may use the cardio equipment only with the supervision of a parent/guardian. Children 13-14 years old may use select circuit equipment. Members over the age of 14 may use the free weight equipment.


Everyone entering building must stop at the Welcome Center. Members must scan cards. Visitors, guests and community participants must check in, show photo ID, complete liability waiver and sign visitor's log. Registered sex offenders are not welcome at the YMCA. Our computer software scans our database and compares it to the registry on a regular basis.


Video recorders, cameras or any other visual recording devices are not allowed within the YMCA without the expressed consent of the Executive Director. Some cellular phones have the capacity to take pictures and video. We have zero tolerance for anyone taking pictures or video of another person without their permission. Cell phone usage is not allowed in locker rooms in accordance with the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004. Members and guests cannot make or take cell phone calls while in the fitness center. The Wallingford YMCA reserves the right to take pictures and video of its participants for brochures, publications, our website and other marketing purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please stop by the Welcome Center and let us know in writing.


Each person, as a member or visitor, is solely responsible for any personal injuries or losses sustained while on any YMCA property or during any YMCA sponsored activities.


Membership Temporary Freeze - Memberships can be on hold for up to 3 months per year and for a nominal charge, for subsequent months. Stop by the Welcome Center for a change form; must be completed 30 days prior to the next draft date. Membership Terminations – To terminate a membership, complete a Membership Exit Survey 30 days prior to the next draft date. Membership dues are non-refundable. Other Membership Changes - To make other changes to a membership, stop by the Welcome Center to fill out a membership change form. For membership downgrades, change form must be completed 30 days prior to the next draft date.


Outside personal trainers are not allowed to conduct their services within the Wallingford Family YMCA. Personal Training at the YMCA is restricted to only those individuals that are specifically employed by the YMCA for this purpose. Any participant observed or assumed to be personal training a member within the facility that is not employed as a YMCA personal trainer will have their YMCA privileges suspended or revoked.


Class reservations are for members. Nationwide members & guests are welcome to take the class on a first come, first serve basis. Sign ups start 1 day in advance, e.g., if you want to sign up for Tuesday 9:00AM Spin, you can call Monday at any time. You may only register yourself & family members for class. Staff members cannot hold spots or automatically pre-register you for a class.


All programs have a set minimum number of participants needed for the program to run. The minimum for all youth classes is 3 participants. The minimum for Red Cross Courses is 4 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the instructor has the authority to cancel the class or program. If the YMCA cancels a class, a 100% refund will be given.


If the YMCA cancels a class, a 100% refund will be given. Program fees are fully refundable if withdrawal from a class occurs due to a doctor-documented illness. A voucher may be issued in lieu of refunds and is valid for one year. If withdrawal from a class occurs for any reason after the first class, a 50% refund or credit may be issued. No refunds will be issued after the second class. All refunds are subject to program director’s approval.


This policy encompasses ALL EAST SIDE BRANCH programs including: swim team, fitness classes, youth sports & swim programs and Child Watch. When Wallingford Schools have a DELAYED OPENING, there will be no classes or programs until 12:00PM. When Wallingford Schools are CANCELLED, there will be no classes or programs until 3:00PM. Evening programs will still be held unless otherwise indicated. WEST SIDE BRANCH programs & classes will be held as scheduled unless the facility is closed. Facility closures will be announced on our website, our Facebook page and channels 3, 8 & 30. The YMCA will make every attempt to make up classes for programs that have additional fees other than membership, but make-ups are not guaranteed.


On the following days we will be closed or have reduced hours. Exact hours will be posted at each facility. New Year’s Day: January 1 Good Friday: March 30 Easter: April 1 Memorial Day: May 28 Independence Day: July 4 Labor Day: September 3 Thanksgiving Day: November 22 Christmas Eve: December 24 Christmas Day: December 25 New Year’s Eve: December 31

9am-1pm Close at 3pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Close at 1pm Closed Close at 1pm


Shutdown happens once a year and allows us to repaint, refresh and perform regular maintenance. With over 700 people visiting each day, sometimes it's hard to keep up! This time allows us to deep clean and improve the Y. WEST SIDE Members are encouraged to visit the East Side Branch. EAST SIDE The Welcome Center will be open for registration and questions Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM, but all program areas are CLOSED.


POLICIES & PROCEDURES CODE OF CONDUCT & POLICIES At the Wallingford Family YMCA, we expect staff, members, volunteers and guests to act in accordance with our mission and values at all times by behaving in a mature & responsible way and respecting the rights & dignities of others. This is to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in our facility or participating in our programs. At the Wallingford Family YMCA, we demonstrate Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility by:  Speaking in respectful tones  Refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language  Dressing appropriately for the YMCA program area or event  Never wearing clothing that reveals undergarments or contains offensive wording  Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest and caring manner  Never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures  Never carrying or concealing a weapon or anything that may be used as a weapon  Respecting the property of others  Never engaging in theft or destruction  Picking up after ourselves and one another, including returning fitness equipment to the proper place  Cooperating with staff  Complying with all health and safety procedures The YMCA is a drug, alcohol and smoke-free facility. Smoking, alcohol or drug use and/or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the premises is prohibited. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises unless at a sanctioned YMCA event. Members and guests are encouraged to be responsible for their personal comfort and safety. Anyone who feels unsafe or uncomfortable should report the situation to a staff member. We will make every effort to investigate and resolve issues promptly, confidentially and effectively. The YMCA reserves the right to cancel the membership of any member or suspend visitation privileges of any guest who does not follow the Code of Conduct at any time while on-site at a branch or during participation in any Y affiliated program or event, regardless of location. Staff members may define what is considered a breach of the Code of Conduct and will ask the violator to leave. All reported incidents will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the decision to suspend or terminate YMCA membership or visitation privileges will be made at the discretion of the Executive Director or Branch Manager.




The following rules are for the safety of all members. Please remember that the lifeguard is the sole authority of the pool and is responsible for enforcing the rules below: 

A lifeguard must be on duty for members to enter the pool. A ratio 25:1 (25 patrons 1 lifeguard) is strongly enforced.

All persons are required to take a cleansing soap shower before entering the pool.

Persons with communicable diseases or open sores are not allowed in the pool. Pool users must wear swimming suits or swimming trunks upon entry to the pool.

Clothing such as cutoffs, gym shorts and underwear are not permitted in the pool. Swimwear should not have been worn for exercising immediately prior to pool use, must be colorfast and of lightweight material suitable for swimwear (such as Lycra, Spandex or nylon); no cotton material/clothing permitted in the pool. A clean t-shirt may be used for modesty or medical reasons. 

Individuals with hair longer than shoulder length must have it tied back. Use of a bathing cap in this case is strongly recommended. No food, drink or gum chewing is allowed in the pool area except plastic water bottles. Absolutely no glass on pool deck.

Children ages 6 years or under are not permitted on the deck at any time unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or YMCA staff person. If under the age of 12, parents/guardians are required to be on deck with their children.

ADULT OPEN is for swimmers ages 18+ who would like to water walk, stretch, etc., whereas OPEN swim is for swimmers of any age. LAP swimmers must swim laps.

Each individual wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) must be within arm’s reach of a parent/guardian or YMCA staff member.

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Specialized equipment such as fins, kickboards, pull buoys & snorkels are permitted in lap lanes only. Use of toys & noodles is at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.

The slide is permitted for use during lessons only.

Use of inflatable devices (boats, rafts, arm floaties, etc.) is not allowed in the pool.

No person shall behave in such a manner that jeopardizes the health & safety of himself/herself or others.

Spitting, spouting water, blowing the nose or discharging bodily fluid in the water or onto the pool deck is strictly prohibited

No prolonged underwater swimming for any time or any distance. Breath holding is not permitted.

No back dives, twists or flips are permitted off the side of the pool or the diving blocks. Diving and jumping is permitted only in the deep end near the starting blocks. Patrons should otherwise enter via ladders or the stairs.

Hanging on the lane lines is prohibited.

Any person wishing to swim in the deep end of either the lap or teaching pool must pass a mandatory swim test without support.


Per Connecticut State Law, at the first sight and/or sound of a thunder and lightning storm, lifeguards will clear the pool immediately for 30 minutes. Within those 30 minutes if the lifeguards do not hear or see anything storm related, swimmers will be allowed back in the swimming pool. If the lifeguards do see lightning and/or hear thunder within those 30 minutes, lifeguards are required to repeat the 30 minute time period over again.




SEAN DOHERTY Executive Director

Cassandra Allen, Teen & Family Director Mark Bundock, Facilities Manager Alysia Cutting, Director of Marketing & Communications Sally Darrow, Senior Director of Membership & Wellness Eileen Farmer, Coordinator of Community Initiatives Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming Chris Kingston, Senior Director of Finance & Administration Colleen Makepeace, Child Watch Coordinator Tammi Mastroianni, Membership & Child Care Billing Manager Rob Newton, Teen & Family Program Assistant Maryann Rizzo, Human Resource Director Eric Skinner, Senior Director of Youth Development Colleen Villano, Health & Wellness Director Emily Walter, Director of Child Care Service

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Joshua Wyatt, Chairman Joseph Franke, Vice Chairman Rob Baltramaitis, Secretary Larry Wood, Treasurer DIRECTORS Thomas Awdziewicz Lt. Michael Colavolpe Darrin Dellavecchia Sean Doherty Norm Gaudet Judi Granucci Joseph Kanell Nick Meucci Brian Obremski Mary Beth Rolan Samuel Sargeant Bonnie Server

VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are the heart and soul of every YMCA, including ours. The time and talent contributed by men and women who volunteer at the Wallingford Family YMCA enable us to meet the needs of the many people we serve.

TOGETHERHOOD TOGETHERHOOD is a YMCA initiative that activates people in our community for good! Find out how YOU can get involved in creating positive change within our Wallingford community!

Mentor or read to kids! Fundraise for the Community Support Campaign! Dive into helping needy families and elders! Help seniors improve their health & peace of mind! Guide runners during our Fishbein/YMCA Road Race!

For more information: Sally Darrow at 203.269.3348 x202 or

We welcome anyone who wants to help with helping people. We've got something for everyone. We may have specific needs at any time, but we are always happy to speak with you about your ideas. We are grateful for the work of students, graduate students, seniors, stay-at-home moms, people in transition as well as professionals in any field. Contact Maryann Rizzo or stop by the Welcome Center at either branch to pick up an application.

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LIVING OUR CAUSE: MAKING AN IMPACT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The Wallingford Family YMCA is proud of our commitment to make its character-building, family-enriching programs available to everyone in our community. Annually, we receive support from hundreds of members, community leaders and businesses including the United Way of Meriden/Wallingford who believe in our purpose. They contribute generously to our Community Support Campaign, Road Race, and various programs investing in your families. These funds are distributed on a sliding scale to families with a documented need in our community. Our goal is to never turn anyone away because of an inability to pay, so we depend on the generosity of our staff, volunteers, members, business partners and the greater community to help us live our cause. For more information, please contact Chris Kingston at 203.269.4497 x113. Applications can be found at or you can pick one up at the YMCA Welcome Center.


Masonicare at Ashlar Village

Send a Kid to Camp Campaign April - June 2018

Kentucky Derby Wine Dinner May 5, 2018

The Tradition Golf Club

Fishbein/YMCA Road Race at Celebrate Wallingford Oct. 7, 2018

Wallingford Family YMCA - East Side Branch

As a charitable organization we help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through our programs and community initiatives. 27


WALLINGFORD FAMILY YMCA EAST SIDE BRANCH 81 S. Elm Street Wallingford, CT 06492 203.269.4497

WEST SIDE BRANCH 8 N. Turnpike Road Wallingford, CT 06492 203.269.3348

2018 Program Guide  
2018 Program Guide