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Check Out The New Canaan Y's Programs

The New Canaan YMCA has several new and returning programs available.
The New Canaan YMCA has several new and returning programs available. Photo Credit: New Canaan YMCA

NEW CANAAN, CONN. -- The New Canaan YMCA is offering a host of programs for all ages in the next few months.

Registration for these programs is available online or at the front desk.

Caiman's Swim Team Tryouts

Tryouts are from 5-7 p.m Aug. 27 for ages 8 and younger and Aug. 28 for ages 9 and older. The make-up date is Aug. 29. There is a $25 fee, payable at the front desk for tryouts.

The New Canaan YMCA Caimans Swim Team provides a supportive, instructive and fun environment for swimmers of all abilities to grow. Under an experienced and dedicated coaching staff, we provide competitive and non-competitive programs for all ages, from developing strokes to competing nationally-all while gaining confidence and learning the importance of teamwork.

To learn more about the Caimans program, contact Director of Competitive Swimming Michael Ferraro at 203-966-4528, ext. 137 or

New Diver Evaluations Begin

Our Whirlwind Diving team will be having evaluations Aug. 26 for any new divers interested in learning the sport. The team features more than 200 divers and is led by Head Coach Joe Somma. The coaching staff strives to develop each individual's diving mechanics, while creative a positive, safe, and motivating environment.

To schedule an evaluation or for additional information about the program, contact Somma at or 203-966-4528, ext. 159.

2013-2014 Y Guide & Princess Registration

Registration for the 2013-2014 Y Guide & Princess program is available. It is a father/daughter and father/son program for families with kids in grades K-4.

The Y-Guide/Princess program aims to instill closer family relationships between parents and children. Our program fosters togetherness by doing fun things, such as crafts, hiking, outings, stories, games and hobbies. In the process, participants get to know and understand each other better. Parents become more aware of their children's needs, and at the same time children are provided with the important adult role models so necessary to their development. The parents and youngsters join and participate together in small groups called tribes.

Join us at Kiwanis Park from 6-7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, as the YMCA kicks off another great year of YG&P. The free event is open to all tribes.

Men's Basketball 

The YMCA's men's open basketball league is a competitive league for adults. Teams have a minimum of 10 regular season games and participate in the single-elimination tournament at the end of the season.

League games will be played with two 20-minute halves. Individual points-per-game will be kept and reported weekly through a weekly league newsletter that will be emailed to coaches.

The team fee is $850/team and a captain/coach is responsible for registration and payment. Teams may have a minimum of seven players and a maximum of 12. No individual registrations will be taken. Rosters must be submitted before the first game and no roster changes will be allowed after the third game. Fees for league include T-shirts, certified officials, 10 regular season games and playoffs. All games are played at the New Canaan YMCA.

All captains/coaches interested in registering a team please contact Aaron Zimmerman at or 203-966-4528 ext 182.

Girls on the Run

The program is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls combining training for a 3.1-mile run with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts. This program is not a running program but a program that encourages positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development. The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future.

For additional information, contact Davie Cedela at 203-966-4528, ext. 141 or at

Archery Class with Ryan King

We are bringing back beginner archery for ages 8-12. Classes feature a basic introduction to the sport, safety tips, maintenance, and shooting techniques. All equipment will be provided.

In addition, we offer intermediate archery (Prerequisite: Beginner Archery or Archery at Camp Y-Ki) Take what you have learned about archery to the next level in this course.

For additional information, contact Davie Cedela at or 203-966-4528, ext. 141.

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