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Family Y Update, Nov. 8: Schedule for Classes & Programs at Alternate Venues

Though our Family Y remains dark, staffers have been busy scheduling classes and programs at alternate venues across our community.

With our downtown facility likely to remain closed through next week due to flood damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, the Westport Weston Family Y has arranged for a limited number of group fitness classes, swim lessons and other programs and practice sessions to take place at other venues in our community.

“We’re grateful to the Westport Center for Senior Activities and Christ & Holy Trinity Church for opening their doors to us and allowing us to hold these classes,” said Shelley Moll, Family Y Health and Wellness Director.

The Y is equally appreciative of our other local community partners who have or will host us, including the Norwalk, Stamford and Wilton YMCAs, Staples High School, Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and Fairfield Country Day School.

What follows is a listing of the classes and other Family Y programs and practice times to be conducted over the following days/week and their locations, as well as the instructors as known.

Group Fitness Classes

Participants are asked to bring their own mat or towel, as well as to help spread the word of these offerings to other Y members you have contact with. Instructors will endeavor to have the appropriate equipment on hand.

(CHT) Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane, Westport; 203-227-0827
(SC) Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport; 203-341-5099

  • (CHT)  Mon., Nov. 12    9-10 am Body Shock – Gerardo
    10-11 am Pilates – Pam
  • (CHT) Wed.,  Nov. 14   8-9 am Cardio Balance and Core – Perry
    9-10 am Yoga – Leslie
    (SC)                                  8:30-9:30 am Align and Stretch – Gayle
    12:30-1:30 pm Pilates – Vicki
    1:30-2:30 pm Yoga – Steve
  • (CHT) Thur., Nov. 15    9-10 am Zumba – Diana
    10-11 am Stretch and Strength – Shelley M.
    6-7 pm Pilates – Shelly G.
    7-8 pm Cardio/Sculpt – Lisa D.
    (SC)                                  6:30-8 pm Vinyasa/Restorative Yoga – Cheryl
  • (CHT)  Fri., Nov. 16     9-10 am Cardio/Strength – Judy
    10-11 Yoga – Greg

Patty Kondub will be teaching a Cardio/Balance and Stretch class to her aqua fit participants on Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 -8:30 am at the Senior Center, Nov. 14. All Y members are welcome.

Swimming Fundamentals

Our Swimming Fundamentals class (for youth ages 9 to 14) will take place at the Norwalk YMCA (370 West Avenue, Norwalk; 203-866-4425) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 pm, starting Thursday, Nov. 8.

Travel Basketball

The 6th Grade Y Travel team will practice this Sunday, Nov. 11, 6-8pm, at Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, 385 Center Street, Southport; 203 259-4805. Next week’s practice times and venues to be finalized asap.

7th Grade Travel will practice this evening, Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4:15-6:15 pm at the Norwalk YMCA, 370 West Avenue, Norwalk; 203-866-4425.

8th Grade Travel will be practicing next Tuesday and Thursday at Fairfield Country Day School, 2970 Bronson Road  Fairfield; 203-259-2723. Times to be finalized asap.

The 5th Grade Travel team’s practice at Norwalk Y scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4-6pm, was canceled due to weather. We will alert this team as to next week’s schedule as soon as possible.

Family Y Gymnastic Showtime Exhibition Team

Advanced Showtime practice, Sunday, Nov. 11, 8-10 am at the Norwalk YMCA

Pre Showtime practice, Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 am-12 noon at the Norwalk YMCA

Water Rat Swim Team

Practice Schedule at Staples High School:

Thursday, Nov. 8:

  • 5:15 – 7 am = Senior I & II
  • 6:30-7 pm = 8 & Under: Blue and Red
  • 7-7:45 pm = JAG I & II
  • 7:45 – 8:45 pm = SAG and TAG

Friday, Nov. 9:

  • 5:15 – 7 am = Senior I & II
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm = JAG I & II
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm = SAG and TAG


The meet has been moved to Wesleyan University – one of the premiere pool facilities in the state.  Please make note of the following:

  • Saturday, Session I: 9-10 Girls and 11-12 Boys    Warm-up = 1 pm      Start = 1:45 pm
  • Saturday, Session II: 9-10 Boys and 11-12 Girls         Warm-up = 4:45 pm    Start = 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, Session III: 13 & Over Warm-up =  8 pm Meet Start = 8:45 pm

In the meantime, Y Members are encouraged to avail themselves of the reciprocal privileges that allow them to use other local YMCAs.

We also promise to keep you up to date about the latest developments in our recovery effort and how these efforts may impact the timing and scope of our reopening.

If you have a specific question or would like to volunteer your support, please contact Rob Reeves directly, via or 203-226-8981, ext. 131.

To support our Family Y with a financial contribution, please click here to access our online donation form, or contact Paul Bernetsky, Chief Development Officer, at 203-226-8981, ext. 115 or (Use the Comment box to give us specific information about processing your gift. We thank you.)

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