Swimming is a Life Skill
Swimming is great exercise and a life skill for ALL ages. The Y has long been America’s favorite place to swim, whether you’re just learning how to swim, improving strokes, swimming competitively or taking water exercise classes.
The Wallingford Family YMCA believes that swimming is key for safety and for supporting the aerobic, muscular and skeletal health of all members. We offer a myriad of opportunities to enjoy the pool from lap swimming, to exercise classes, swim lessons and a competitive swim team.
In addition, we hold special events like Scuba Santa and our regular Flick-n-Floats (family movie nights) in the pool; there is always something going on in aquatics!
Uses a variety of group work and stations to create a workout as intense as you want. No swimming experience necessary. This class takes place in our Teaching Pool. Please see Pool Schedule for details.
“Not Your Grandmother’s Water Aerobics Class!!” High energy water aerobics classes designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, burn fat, increase strength and endurance, improve flexibility, range of motion and balance. Classes features include use of resistance training tools, such as water buoys, noodles and resistance tubing. There are shallow and deep water workouts and fun Friday water volleyball. These classes are meant to complement your fitness workouts at the Wallingford Family YMCA. No swimming experience necessary. This class is offered at different times in each of our pools. Please see Pool Schedule for details.
Adult Stretch & Play
Arthritic Stretch is a slower paced class that focuses on strength and resistance training, as well as improving balance, flexibility and range of motion. There is also a fun activity/game planned for each class. This class takes place in our Teaching Pool. Please see Pool Schedule for details.
Activate your aqua exercise 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 runs year round! This class consists of a 45 minute workout with 15 minutes of socializing. This class takes place in our Lap Pool. Please see Pool Schedule for details.
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 four 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. The team also competes as a part of the USA Swimming Association offering those swimmers who meet specific criteria the opportunity to swim at the local, regional, state, zone and national competitive level. Membership is required for all Dolphin Swim Team participants. Brand new swimmers looking to join the team must contact the WFYD Head Coach for an evaluation to be appropriately placed in a practice group.
Private, Semi-Private & Custom Group Lessons
Lessons with an instructor to a student ratio of 1:1, 1:2 or 1:4 can be requested and scheduled with the Aquatics Department. Register online at www.wallingfordymca.org. Once received, the Aquatics Director will work to set up your package.
F = Family Member
Y = Youth Member
CP = Community Participant
ALL FEES ARE PRICE PER SWIMMER
1:1, Private, (3 packages)
1:2, Semi-Private (3 packages)
1:3 or 1:4, Custom (3 packages)