UPDATED HOURS
Both of our branches are now open until 3:00PM on the weekends!

We've also added more hours to our Private Family Swim on Fridays! Sign up today.
CHILD WATCH REOPENS APRIL 5
We're also happy to announce that our Child Watch will be reopening at our West Side Branch on April 5. The hours of operation will be Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4:30-7:30PM and Saturday mornings from 8:00-11:30AM. To keep everyone safe, we are only allowing children over 2 years old at this time, and masks are required to be worn by both children & staff. In the past we have allowed children to stay in the room for up to 90 minutes per visit, but this is being reduced to 60 minutes per visit. However, if the room is not at capacity and the children are easily managed, staff may allow children to stay longer on an individual basis. There will be very limited toys in the room, so children will be encouraged to bring in their own toys which will be shared only between family members. Coloring paper will be provided but children must bring in their own crayons or colored pencils. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Colleen Makepeace, Child Watch Coordinator.
VOTE FOR US!
Voting has begun for the ION Bank 12th Annual Community Awards Program, so please help us earn grant money! We will receive a $25 donation from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote we receive. Every vote counts! If you are an Ion Bank customer, please visit IonBank.com to vote until March 31, 2021. Thank you so much for your support!
NEW MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
We want you to get the information that you want from us here at the Wallingford Family YMCA. Starting in May, we will have three newsletters so that we're able to go more in depth about our amazing programs and services. In addition to the Member Newsletter, you can opt-in to our Youth Development and Healthy Living lists.

Youth Development: Sign up for our monthly Youth & Family newsletter & receive exclusive information on our child care programs, youth swim, sports & play and more. You'll also be the first to get our newest Session Guides as soon as they are released!

Healthy Living: Sign up for our monthly Health & Wellness newsletter & receive exclusive access to personal training specials, workout tips and more. You'll also be the first to be notified of new fitness classes!
REMINDER: Masks are REQUIRED in ALL AREAS of our facilities & in all of our programs. The only exception is during aquatics activities. Masks are required in areas previously designated as "mask optional" including the West Side functional training area, personal training rooms and East Side Racquetball Courts.
BEST SUMMER EVER (TAKE TWO)
We are SO excited and ready for all of the fun to come, and you should be too! Register today for Camp Ulbrich 2021. For more information about our amazing camp program, contact Rob Newton and check out our Brochure & Registration Form. We can't wait to see you there!
SPRING BREAK Y-CATION
Don't wait until next summer to go to camp! Held at our East Side Branch, Y-Cation runs from 7:00AM-6:00PM and is open to all students in grades K-8. For only $55 for YMCA Members & $80 for Community Participants, your child will enjoy a day that includes small group physical activities, water play, group games and all the magic of Camp Ulbrich. Our next Y-Cation days are April 12-16. Register your child today! For more information, contact Rob Newton.
BE A PART OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITY
The Wallingford Family YMCA’s Learning Community, located at Choate Rosemary Hall and Masonicare, offers quality child care and kindergarten readiness programs for children eight weeks through five years. Our goal is to promote children’s emotional, social, physical and cognitive development while meeting the needs of families. The Y is a leader in childcare services, and we have been meeting the needs of the greater Wallingford community for over 30 years. Spots are available, including Preschool openings for Fall 2021! Contact Emily Water, Director of Childcare Services, for more information.
BECOME A DOLPHIN
Registration is OPEN for the Spring/Summer season for our Dolphins Swim Team. While we are still not quite back to normal around the pool, we continue to strive for the best & safest program for our swimmers. The season starts April 19, so visit WFYD or contact Head Coach Amber Albe for more information.
ARC LIFEGUARD TRAINING
This blended learning American Red Cross certification course is designed to prepare you to lifeguard at indoor & outdoor facilities by teaching topics such as water rescues and other lifesaving skills. Class starts April 17 - Register today! For more information, contact Bryan Keene.

Interested in taking the class in June? If you're unable to talk the April certification course, get on the interest list for our next lifeguard class.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
If you are planning on using one of our personal fitness areas at our West Side Branch, it is highly recommended that you reserve your spot! We are getting busier and if you take the chance and just show up, your space may not be available for use, and you'll have to adjust your planned workout.
Y WELLNESS 24/7
On April 1, our members will have access to Y Wellness 24/7, an online platform providing over 150 live classes per week and 100s of classes on-demand as an added benefit of your membership. Led by over 120 nurturing and motivating YMCA instructors, including your favorites from the Wallingford Family YMCA, the live and on-demand classes include choices such as cycling, Tai Chi, dance jam, country heat, cardio sculpt, bootcamp, and licensed classes such as RUMBLE, PIYO and TURBO KICK. Plus, senior classes such as ZUMBA GOLD, Better Balance, Senior Circuit, and more! Additionally, you can access 1000s of classes on the nationwide BurnAlong platform including training, mindfulness, nutrition, and stress management for all ages. 

We are so excited to be a part of this partnership that will provide you with all of these great virtual options as part of your membership. Y Wellness 24/7 will now be your virtual wellness platform, available to you anytime from anywhere. Check your email on April 1 for information on how to sign up.
REMEMBER: There is no switching/moving equipment from space to space or taking anything out of trainer rooms without asking our staff first. Thank you!