The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA has cited a gardener and a young lifeguard as the Fairfield Branch Y's volunteers of the year, the organization announced.

Heidi Suydam, the Y's gardener, was named Adult Volunteer of the Year. She was cited for sharing "her vast knowledge of nutrition and nature with our youth," the Y said in a news release.

Lifeguard Corey Lambo was named Youth Volunteer of the Year. He participated in Y programs growing up, according to the release. After receiving lifeguard certification, he has worked at the Y's camp with boating and diving programs.