PRESS ROOM: JOANN CERRETANI APPOINTED SENIOR PHYSICAL DIRECTORNew Canaan
, CT/June 21, 200 - The New Canaan YMCA
has named long-time town resident Joann Cerretani
its new Senior Physical Director.In her role, Ms. Cerretani will oversee operations of the YMCA's Aquatics, Fitness, and Sports departments, as well as manage the men's and women's health club facilities.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of bringing the YMCA's
Physical Department through the upcoming renovation and into the new facility," Ms. Cerretani
said."My goal is to maintain the quality of the programs that the New Canaan YMCA is noted for, as well as to expand its offerings for adults so that more families become involved with the Y." Ms. Cerretani joined the New Canaan YMCA in 1988 as a lifeguard and aquatics instructor and also served as Assistant Aquatics Director and Summer Camp Director.She holds numerous certifications from the YMCA of the USA, including YMCA Professional Director, YMCA swim instructor/trainer, aquatics facility management, and working with disabled populations. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Cerretani had been the YMCA's Aquatics Director since 1994, managing swim instruction for more than 700 adults and children of all levels and ability.She is also an active member of the Fairfield County Cluster of YMCA professional directors, where she has served as Aquatics Coordinator since 1996 to ensure ongoing training and education for local Y aquatic directors and their staff.
An active community volunteer, Ms. Cerretani
has lent her
experience to the ARC Bloodmobile, Swim Across the Sound, and as a Girl Scout Troop leader.She
lives in New Canaan
husband Robert and children Jaclyn, Madeline, and Josh.