Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch


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Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch
95 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891

Westerly-Pawcatuck NEWS:

The Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch is dedicated to providing our members with quality programs that enrich their lives through their mind, body and spirit. The YMCA engages children, teens, adults and seniors through a variety of specific programs including sports, camping, wellness, and aquatics.

Our swim instructors continue to teach the time-honored swim lessons that have been at the heart of the YMCA movement. The newly remodeled Branch showcases the continual improvements that the Ocean Community YMCA makes to meet our members’ needs. Camp Watchaug builds lasting memories and experiences every summer for hundreds of children and young adults in our community. Find yourself at the YMCA today!

Facility Hours
Monday-Friday: 5:00am-10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00am-6:00pm

*Aquatic areas close 1/2 hour before the facility

Holiday Closings:
Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas
Thanksgiving morning: OPEN! 7am-11am
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve: OPEN! 6am-5pm
New Year’s Day: OPEN! 8am-4pm


CHILD WATCH:  Ages 6 months-8 years
Monday–Friday: 8:00am–12:30pm AND 3:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am–12:30pm
Sunday: 7:30–10:30am
CANTEEN: Ages 9-14 years
Monday-Friday:  8 am to 12:30 pm & 3:30-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-3:30pm

What does the Y do during a winter storm?
Weather Policies for the all 3 branches:

Click here: Inclement Weather Closing & Cancellation Procedure 

Westerly-Pawcatuck Gymnasium Closure

The gymnasium will close Sunday, October 22nd due a home gymnastics meet.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

First Annual Pickleball Tournament!

Do you love to play pickleball?  Register for the tournament and see how you play, learn how others play, compare your skills against others at your skill level, and age group.  Gain some bragging rights, develop a sense of belonging and most of all, have some fun!

Thursday, November 9th  5:30 to 9:30 PM in the Westerly-Pawcatuck Gymnasium

For more information, contact Josh Posey; Sports Director, at 401-596-2894 or jposey@oceancommunityymca.org

YMCA Leaders Club!

Come check out the Westerly-Pawcatuck YMCA’s Leader’s Club, a nationwide program for Teens ages 13-18 that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism and personal growth.  In Leaders Club, teens can meet other teens from their community, earn volunteer service hours and recommendations, and participate in regional leadership retreats.

Weekly meetings on Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, September 19th. No registration necessary!  Show up anytime.  New Leaders are allowed to participate in two meetings before making a decision to join.

6th-8th Grade       5:30-6:30 PM

9th -12th Grade    6:30-7:30 PM 

Contact Colin Sheehan for more information at 401-596-2894 or csheehan@oceancommunityymca.org.


Yoga means union.  Unite!  Join us for Yoga & Fellowship on the third Saturday of each month.  This FREE Class is being offered in collaboration with local yoga instructors; Annie Chapman & Maggie Skinner, inspired to give back and offer yoga for all.

Enjoy lunch catered by local restaurants after class.  Free Child Care available for all, including program participants and those not already members of the Y. No registration necessary. Just drop in!

Saturday, November 18th     11 AM

Saturday, December 16th     11 AM 


Kettlebell Training Plus+

Designed for those who have taken the Kettlebell training course, this 8 week program will take your strength and fitness to new heights.  The class is comprised of high intensity circuits built on functional and explosive movements utilizing the versatile training tool.  This program is free for members, however, Kettlebell Training is a pre-requisite for registration.  Contact Patrick Hanley at phanley@oceancommunityyma.org for more information.

Friday    5:30-6:15 AM                Register Here 

Members:  Free

Program Participants: $40

New! Kettle bell Training!

Ages: 16+

KettleBells are some of the most effective tools for improving fitness. They combine strength training, mobility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Spend less time working out and still get extraordinary results.

Fridays 6:30 am-7:15 am

Members: $20 • Program Participants: $40 



This is a great class for beginners and novices looking to learn an exciting sport invented by the YMCA! Learn the basic skills and rules of the game.  After this class, you will have the appropriate skills to play and score a match.  Rackets will be provided by the Y.

Grades 3-6 Wednesday 4:30-5:30 PM


Members: $91  Program Participants: $ 129


Gymnastics-Ocean Community Gymnastics Competitive Team

Competitive Team is for the gymnast that shows a serious interest in the sport of gymnastics.  Gymnasts will be evaluated by the USAG certificated coaching staff and will be invited to participate in a practice before joining.  Please speak with the coaching staff for more information.  This program encourages year-round dedication.  Gymnasts will compete in a variety of gymnastics competitions in the New England area, mainly RI and CT.  Gymnasts will be able to qualify for Regional and National Championships as well as to join the USAG Gymnastics this coming 2017-2018 season.

Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Ocean Community Gymnastics Team will be held July 14th -July 16th.  Tryouts are new gymnasts looking to join the competitive team.  Returning members will not be asked to try out for the upcoming season.  Level placement will be given June 20th at the Gymnastics Banquet, located at the Westerly Yacht Club from 6 to 8 PM.  Please email Gymnastics Coordinator Elizabeth Sullivan at esullivan@oceancommunityymca.org for tryout times if interested.


New Junior Golf Lessons!

The YMCA, in collaboration with the Winnapaug Country Club, is holding golf lessons with USGTR Certified Instructor Lou Toscano for ages 6-12.  The fee includes 5 one hour lessons, golf balls, greens fee, water and a snack.  These lessons are perfect for beginners or experienced golfers.  This class requires a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8.  

Wednesdays: July 12th, 19th, 26th.  August 2 & August 9th. 

Location: Winnapaug Country Club – 184 Shore Road – Westerly, RI 02891

Member: $175    Program Participant: $205


New! Ballet for all ages!

Pre-Ballet for Ages 4-6

The goals of this general “pre-ballet” class are to foster creativity, freedom, and expression through movement and movement creating a life-long love of dance.  We will explore movement with wonder and joy, discovering the magic of dance, while gaining confidence and poise every step of the way.

Tuesdays: 4:45-5:45 PM    Members $30 • Program Participants $42   (price difference is due the July 4th Holiday) Register Here 

Fridays:    4:15-5:00 PM    Members $40 • Program Participants $55  Register Here 

Beginner Ballet for Ages 7-10

Study basic classical ballet positions of the feet and arms and fundamental movements at the barre and then in the center.  In the center, work on more complex movements, jumps and turns as students progress at their own pace.  No previous ballet experience necessary.

Tuesdays: 4:00-4:45 PM   Members $30 • Program Participants $41    (price difference is due the July 4th Holiday) Register Here 

Fridays: 5:00-5:45 PM      Members $40 • Program Participants $55  Register Here 


Adult Beginner Ballet

In this class, study basic ballet in its very basic form, moving through the fundamentals: barre, center, corner, and simple stretching.  Through ballet technique, lengthen and tone while developing balance, strength and grace.  No previous ballet experience necessary.  All Ages Welcome!

Fridays: 6:00-7:00 PM

Members $40 • Program Participants $55  Register Here 


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