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Membership

Founded in 1923, our Y is a charitable, nonprofit membership organization that welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.

The Family Y’s mission is to develop youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Our current membership of 5,500 represents nearly 15 percent of our community and 25 percent of all local youth. With the opening of our modern new home, which has the capacity to host up to 8,000 members, we look forward to welcoming more families and individuals to our Y family.

Membership Application October 2014

Join Online

New Y FAQ Oct. 2014

Membership Handbook WWFY

NEW! Winter Break Membership Special for Returning College Students

The Westport Weston Family Y is pleased to introduce a special new Membership offer for college students who are enjoying their Winter break at home.

From December 5, 2014, through January 31, 2015, college students are welcome to sign up for a temporary Membership to the Y for a one-time fee of $75. No join fee required.

To register for our Winter Break Membership Special, simply stop by the Y’s Welcome Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane with a school photo ID or other information to verify your enrollment in college. College student members are entitled to enjoy all the benefits of our Y, through Jan. 31.

Welcome back from school, and enjoy your break by leading a healthy lifestyle at the Family Y!

Find Your Fit at Our Y

Membership at the Westport Weston Family Y entitles you to enjoy our 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool and adjacent warm-water family/teaching/ therapeutic pool; Health & Wellness Center with expansive views of the Saugatuck River; multi-purpose Gymnasium; three group-fitness studios; a Kids’ Club child watch area; five locker rooms, including one for those with dependent care; and other amenities of a modern, family-oriented Y facility.

You may also participate in wide range of physical, recreational, aquatic and enrichment programs and classes. To view the current brochure of Family Y classes & activities, please click on this: Fall 2014 Brochure.

Personal Training

Each new adult member receives one free session with a Certified Personal Trainer. Our qualified staff will also provide you with an introduction to the equipment in the Wellness Center and design a basic exercise program to get you started. New Members may also take advantage of our FitSTART program, a complimentary six-week program for Y members ages 16 and older that’s designed to help them improve their health and wellness the RIGHT way. Current members are also welcome to take part in this program.

Over the six-week span, a Y Wellness Coach will take the member through a progressive program centered on nutrition, strength training, cardiovascular health and stress management techniques. The goal is simple: to improve a participant’s overall health and wellness.

A full-body strength equipment orientation is included and performed on the first of the six appointments. The member will meet with his or her Wellness Coach once per week, by appointment. Each week is devoted to different tasks that the member is set up to complete between appointments. “With each appointment, we are giving Y members the tools necessary to work out, eat healthier, reduce stress and ultimately lose weight on their own,” says Health & Wellness Director Alexei Bachuretz.

Become a Y Family

The Family Y offers recreational and fitness activities for the whole family. We offer a wide variety of memberships to suit your needs.

  • Camp Mahackeno Summer Day Camp
  • Hafaday Swim Lesson Program
  • 200-Member Water Rat Swim Team
  • Acclaimed Gymnastic Teams (Gymnastics Programming is offered at our Y Gymnastics Center, 145 Main St. in Norwalk.)

What You As a Member Can Expect

  • You will be warmly welcomed and treated respectfully at all times
  • You will feel safe and well-cared for while at the Y
  • The Y’s grounds, building and equipment will be clean and safe
  • Information regarding programs and services will be accurate and up to date
  • Y staff will personify the Y’s mission
  • You will be the main priority of professional, well-trained and friendly staff
  • Y staff will be visible and readily available to you
  • You will belong to a cause-driven, well-managed organization
  • Your opinions are welcome, and your inquiries will be addressed in a timely manner – speak to a Member Engagement Specialist at our Welcome Center, or if you prefer, complete a Member’s Voice card (available at our Welcome Center) or click on our online suggestion box.

A Welcoming Place

As a charitable nonprofit organization, our Family Y does not turn away residents due to a lack of ability to pay for memberships or programs. To apply for financial assistance for a Family Y membership, please stop by our Member Service Desk for an application or click on the link below:

Financial Assistance Form 2014

Y of the USA “AWAY” Program

Members of the Family Y may visit other YMCAs participating in the “AWAY” (Always Welcome At the Y) program. Each Y sets its own policy, but most honor out-of-state Y membership free of charge. In addition, reciprocal relationships have been established with many Ys throughout New England.

Members from Y’s outside of New England may visit the Westport Weston Family Y a total of three times for free. Following the third free visit, individuals must open a membership with the Westport Weston Family Y or pay a daily guest fee.

Membership On Hold Program

The Westport Weston Family Y’s Membership on Hold Program is for any member who wishes to temporarily cancel their membership and will be returning. Memberships can be put on hold for one month, two months, or three months in succession or three individual months per calendar year. Members who place their membership account on hold will not be subject to repayment of the Join Fee once the on-hold term is complete and they agree to begin their automatic monthly draft.

Please stop by the Membership Services desk to complete a Membership on Hold form, or download the form below.

Membership on Hold Form 2014

For more information about Family Y membership, please call Brian Marazzi, Membership Engagement Director, at 203-226-8981, or email bmarazzi@westporty.org.