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New Canaan YMCA



Schedule Updates

facility update


In partnership with the contractors who designed and installed the Forese Family pools, we have identified areas in need of repair and alterations to improve function, durability, and appearance. To address the issues we’ve identified, we must close the Forese Family Pool complex from May 1 through November 1.

The Valles Pool will remain open during this time with adapted schedules to support our wide range of aquatic programming. We apologize for this inconvenience and greatly appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this time.


Please see below for temporary changes that are in effect as of May 1:


Valles Pool Access: Access to the Valles Pool is temporarily rerouted during this time. Please follow the directional signage from the wet hallway to access the Valles Pool. Access through the Forese Pool deck will be restored as work progresses.


Adult Lap, Therapy Swim, and Free Swim: Swim times are available in the Valles Pool. These adapted schedules are available online and on the Y’s app.


Youth Swim Lessons: Spring Session 2 swim lessons are currently in progress.


Summer Swim Lessons at the Steve Benko Pool: Additional swim lessons will be available this summer at the Steve Benko Pool. Visit www.newcanaanymca.org/swim-lessons to learn more.


Water Group Exercise Classes: All classes are running as scheduled in the Valles Pool.


Childcare and Summer Camps: Swim times will run as scheduled in the Valles Pool.


Competitive Teams: Teams are each dividing their time between the Valles Pool and off-site locations. Coaches have communicated with participants directly about team schedules.


Reciprocity: As a reminder, members may also take advantage of their reciprocity benefits with other local Ys including the Darien YMCA, Westport YMCA (4 visits per month), and Wilton YMCA. We suggest checking schedules and/or calling prior to visiting another Y.

For questions about aquatic programming, please contact Matt Busse at [email protected]

Free Swim

Advance reservations for free swim times can be made online through our membership portal. Free Swim times are open to individuals and families interested in enjoying unstructured time in our Scooter pool.

Class & Facility Schedules