Child Care

Check out our childcare options including Preschool, Before and After School Care, School is Out care and more!

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Our program lineup has something for everyone – fitness, sports, swim lessons, arts and more!
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Summer Camp

Day and specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery and having the best summer of your life! Click here to learn more about our camps.

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We’re Hiring!

Change Lives, Including Your Own!
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the YMCA of Delaware, you’ll discover more than a job – you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

Full-Time Membership Sales Associate

Part-Time Member Services Representative

Fall I Group Exercise Schedules

Group Exercise – Land

Group Exercise – Water

10K Running Program

Our 10K Training program is designed to help you become an overall better, stronger and faster runner! *
Program fee includes:

  • Two weekly paced group running sessions with Vic Aguilar
  • One additional weekly guided group run
  • Detailed training plans
  • Race fee for the 47th Annual Newark Turkey Trot on 11/16/19
  • Nutrition & hydration strategies and more! 47th Annual Newark Turkey Trot race fee on 11/16/19

Program dates: September 9 – November 16
Fee: $259
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*Must be able to comfortably run a 5K at the beginning of the program.

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Brandywine YMCA Soccer

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. The YMCA of Delaware is one of the best places to learn and play this worldwide game and have a lot of fun while doing it! YMCA soccer emphasizes fun, teamwork, sportsmanship and inclusion for all, while encouraging kids to be active – a benefit to them both physically and mentally, as active kids are not only healthier, but do better in school. Use the links below to register.

Coed 6U
Coed 10U
Coed 13U
Soccer Tots (ages 3-4)

Best Body Countdown

Are you ready to look and feel your best? Register for our Best Body Countdown. Learn more!


  • Fitness Center: State of the Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit, Free Weights
  • Functional Training Center: Monkey Bars, Plyo Box, Heavy Bag and more
  • Two Indoor pools
  • One outdoor pool at the Hanby Outdoor Center
  • Basketball Gymnasium
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Room
  • Sauna
  • Over 100 group exercise classes weekly- HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Spinning, Zumba, BodyCombat and more
  • Aquatic Group Fitness Classes
  • Small Group Training- TRX, Kettlebell, GRIT
  • Free Fitness Consultations
  • Access to Personal Training
  • Instructional Children’s Classes: Swimming, Dance, Karate and more
  • Youth Sports including Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and more
  • Preschool Program
  • Before and After School Care
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Free babysitting while You Work Out
  • Youth in Government

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Take a look inside our facilities. Click here!



Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 5 a.m. –8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day we will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Now it its NEW LOCATION!

(Drop in babysitting service for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years)
Members enjoy 2 free hours per day while they work out! Stroller parking is located in the closet across from the entrance to the gymnasium stairs.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.  **New extended hours!

Now in its NEW LOCATION!

(Ages 5 to 12 years)

Youth Fitness is an activity based program that is offered FREE to our Full Family Members.  Our staff will ensure kids are involved in active games and child appropriate mini workouts during their time with us.  Time limit is 90 minutes. After 90 minutes, youth will be escorted to Kids Zone for the remaining 30 minutes of their 2 hour benefit.  Parents have the alternative of Kids Zone (drop in babysitting) for children that would prefer a quieter alternative.

Monday through Thursday:
5: 00 – 8:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

*The gymnasium will be available for the Youth Fitness Center during the week from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Holidays & Important Dates

September 2 (Labor Day): Building closed
Hanby Outdoor Pool open (weather permitting)

November 28 (Thanksgiving): 8 a.m. – 12 noon

December 24 (Christmas Eve): Close at 2 p.m.

December 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

December 31 (New Year’s Eve): Close at 5 p.m.

January 1 (New Year’s Day) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Program Sessions

Fall 1: September 3 – October 27
Member Registration Begins: August 12
Community Registration Begins: August 19

Fall 2:  October 28 – December 22
Member Registration Begins: October 14
Community Registration Begins: October 21

Winter 2020:  January 6 – February 23
Member Registration Begins:  December 16
Community Registration Begins: December 23

Linda Risk

Executive Director, Brandywine/Vice President of Marketing
(302) 571-6905

Davina Anderson

Membership Connections Coordinator
(302) 510-1186
Terry Borkland

Terri Borkland

Fitness Center Director
(302) 510-1176
Steph Bowden

Stefanie Bowden

Active Older Adult Coordinator
(302) 478-9622

Deric Clinton

Director of Aquatics Safety
(302) 571-6906
Taylor Demyan

Taylor Demyan

Assistant Aquatics Director

Mark DiGiacomo

Senior Membership Director
(302) 510-1238
Derek Farrar

Derek Farrar

Director of Competitive Aquatics
(302) 510-1232
Melina Gillis

Melina Gillis

Kids Zone Coordinator
(302) 510-1199
Amy Jimison

Amy Jimison

Special Interest & Dance
(302) 510-1184
Mike Jumps

Mike Jumps

Competitive Swimming Coordinator
(302) 478-7834
Gary Karp

Gary Karp

Youth & Teen Director
(302) 478-8579
Collette Lynch

Colette Lynch

Membership Coordinator
(302) 478-9622 ext. 4021
Dot McFadden

Dot McFadden

Senior Health & Wellness Director
(302) 510-1175
Anne Morken

Ann Morken

Group Fitness Coordinator
(302) 510-1181
Colleen Mulligan

Colleen Mulligan

Director of Social Responsibility
(302) 478-8304
Bridget O'Connor

Bridget O’Connor

Preschool & Family Director
(302) 478-8591
Stephanie Sauerbrunn

Stephanie Sauerbrunn

Youth Program Coordinator

Chris Sumo

Sports Director

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Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.