Programs

Youth - Aquatics

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Extra attention and special scheduling are some of the special touches of private lessons. Classes are one-on-one and utilize the same teaching techniques as group lessons. Also avaliable in Semi-Private Lesson which consist of 2-3 kids. Four 30 minute lessons.

To schedule contact:
Torrington: Joshua Scott or 860-489-3133 ext 142
Winsted: David Steel or 379-0708 ext 112
Canaan: Alexei Bachuretz or 860-824-2632

Private:
Facility Member $88/Child
Program Member $106/Child

Semi-Private:
Facility Member $66/Child
Program Member $79/Child

*Does not qualify for other multi-day/multi-child discounts.

SPRINGBOARD DIVING

Winsted Y Diving is for all levels of participants, beginner to experienced. Students coached by High School Diving coach. Athletes are grouped and trained in the following levels.

DEVELOPMENT
Beginner divers and up welcome. Exciting program for Minnow level swimmers and above. Students will develop their diving skills and learn diving board mechanics on one-meter diving boards. Rules of competitive diving and diving safety will be covered. 1 Hour. Participants will not attend meets.

Saturdays, 8:00-9:00am
Fees: Facility Member $55 • Program Member $110


PRESCHOOL/PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS

PROGRAM FEES
30 Minutes. 8 Week Classes.
Facility Member: $42 • Program Member: $84
Above are the prices for all programs on this page unless otherwise specified.

Frequent Y-er: Earn credits for Aquatic Group classes with continuous class participation.
Take 2 & SAVE: 50% off second Aquatic Group class per individual child. Not applicable to Private Swim Lessons.

CLASS PLACEMENT
Placement in youth swim classes are based on your child’s current swimming ability. Our instructors will evaluate your child’s skills to ensure that they match the skills required for each level. Contact our aquatics staff to schedule an evaluation:
Torrington: Joshua Scott or 860-489-3133 ext 142
Winsted: David Steel or 379-0708 ext 112
Canaan: Alexei Bachuretz or 860-824-2632

QUICK START
SWIMMING LESSONS

Torrington
Offered Mon. & Wed. Two 4-week sessions.
Facility Member: $42 • Program Member: $84
June 23-July 16 • July 21-Aug 13
Parent/Tot Mon & Wed 10:10 AM
Parent/Perch Mon & Wed 10:10 AM
Parent& Pike Mon & Wed 10:10 AM
Pike I & II Mon & Wed 10:10 AM
Eel Mon & Wed 10:10 AM
Ray Mon & Wed 10:10 AM
Starfish Mon & Wed 10:10 AM

Winsted
Offered Mon - Thur. Four 2-week sessions.
Facility Member: $42 • Program Member: $84
June 23-July 3 • July 7-17
July 21-July 31 • Aug 4-Aug 14
Parent/Tot Mon-Thur 10:30 AM
Parent & Pike Mon-Thur 11:05 AM
Pike I Mon-Thur 10:30 AM
Pike I I Mon-Thur 10:30 AM
Eel Mon-Thur 11:05 AM
Ray Mon-Thur 11:05 AM
Starfish Mon-Thur 11:05 AM

PARENT / TOT
Designed for ages 6 months to 18 months. Experience
exploring the water through introduction of water
adjustment skills, songs, games, and fun. This class is
designed for the child who is very new to the water and
is not ready to start working on their own. One or both
parents must accompany the child in the water.
Torrington: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted Sat 9:30 am

PARENT/PERCH
18 months to 3 yrs. This class is designed for the child
who is getting ready to explore and transition into swim
lessons. Parent will be guided by an instructor on how
to introduce different water and safety skills to their
child. They will be introduced to basic swimming skills
through the use of exploration, games, and songs.
Torrington: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am
Canaan: Sat 9:30 am

PARENT & PIKE
Ages 3-5 years. Participants will be introduced to basic
water skills such as paddle stroke and blowing bubbles.
This class is for the preschooler who would benefit from
having a parent with them and is almost ready to take
lessons on their own.
Torrington: Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Sat 9:30 am

PIKE I (BEGINNER I)
Ages 3-5 years. This class is designed for the
preschooler who is a newcomer to the program and
to the water. The use of instructional flotation belts
(bubbles), water safety, and familiarity of the water will
be introduced. This class is for the child who has not
been enrolled in a Pike class.
Torrington: Mon 3:45 pm • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Sat 9:00 am

PIKE II (BEGINNER II)
Ages 3-5 years. This class is designed for the
preschooler who is a newcomer to water, but has
already been enrolled in Pike before. This class is geared
towards the Pike who is almost ready to be an Eel. The
use of instructional flotation belts (bubbles), water
safety, and familiarity of the water will be
introduced and practiced.
Torrington: Mon 3:45 pm • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Mon 4:00 pm

EEL (BEGINNER III)
Ages 3-5 years. This is for the child who should have
kicking skills, and swims comfortably with the
assistance of a personal flotation belts (bubbles). This
child does not fear the water and is comfortable
floating on his/her back with or without assistance.
Torrington: Mon 3:45 pm • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Tue 12:30 pm

RAY (ADVANCED BEGINNER I)
Ages 3-5 years. This level is for the preschooler who
is able to swim the width of the pool using rhythmic
breathing and can float on his/her back without the use
of equipment or assistance.
Torrington: Mon 3:45 pm • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Tue 1:00 pm

STARFISH (ADVANCED BEGINNER II)
Ages 3-5 years. This level is for the preschooler who
can swim front crawl, back crawl and on their side. The
swimmer should demonstrate endurance and comfort in
the water. They will refine their diving and safety skills.
Torrington: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:05 am


YOUTH AQUATICS

QUICK START
SWIMMING LESSONS

Torrington
Offered Mon. & Wed. Two 4-week sessions.
Facility Member: $42 • Program Member: $84
June 23-July 16 • July 21-Aug 13
Polliwog I & II Mon & Wed 10:50 AM
Guppy Mon & Wed 10:50 AM
Minnow Mon & Wed 10:50 AM
Fish Mon & Wed 10:50 AM
Flying Fish Mon & Wed 10:50 AM
Shark Mon & Wed 10:50 AM

Winsted
Offered Mon - Thur. Four 2-week sessions.
Facility Member: $42 • Program Member: $84
June 23-July 3 • July 7-17
July 21-July 31 • Aug 4-Aug 14
Polliwog Mon-Thur 11:40 AM
Guppy Mon-Thur 11:40 AM
Minnow Mon-Thur 11:40 AM
Fish Mon-Thur 12:25 PM
Flying Fish Mon-Thur 12:25 PM
Shark Mon-Thur 12:25 PM

POLLIWOG (BEGINNER I)
Ages 6-12 years. Entry-level class for youth who
are new to the water. This class is an instructional
swimming class with the use of personal flotation belts
(bubbles), barbells, and kickboards. Emphasis is on the
flutter kick on back and front, along with the paddle
stroke and finning.
Torrington: Mon 4:20 pm • Tue 5:35 pm
Sat 9:30 am • Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Thur 4:00 pm

POLLIWOG II (BEGINNER II)
Ages 6-12 years. This class teaches the front, back,
and side paddle stroke using the length of the pool
with proper form and endurance. Children must be
comfortable in deep water while putting their face in to
progress to guppy.
Torrington: Mon 4:20 pm • 5:35 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Thur 4:30 pm

GUPPY (INTERMEDIATE BEGINNER)
Ages 6-12 years. Children entering this level should be
able to swim a beginner crawl stroke (paddle stroke)
continuously for one length of the pool while putting
their face in the water. Skills to work on will include:
front crawl with rhythmic breathing, introduction of
backstroke and kneeling dives.
Torrington: Mon 4:20 pm • Tue 5:35 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Friday 4:00 pm

MINNOW (ADVANCED BEGINNER)
Ages 6-12 years. Successful completion of Guppy is
required to enter this level. This class is designed for
the swimmer who can swim 25 yards of front crawl
with rhythmic breathing. The class focuses on increased
endurance, stroke refinement, front crawl with rotary
breathing while introducing breaststroke, sidestroke,
& standing dives.
Torrington: Mon 4:20 pm • Tue 5:35 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Wed 4:00 pm

FISH (INTERMEDIATE)
Ages 6-12 years. This class is designed for the
swimmer who can swim 50 yards of front crawl stroke
and 50 yards of back crawl stroke. This class focuses
on breaststroke, dolphin kick, and elementary
backstroke, along with safety skills and underwater
swimming. Successful completion of Minnow is required
to enter this level.
Torrington: Mon 5:05 pm • Tue 6:20 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Fri 4:30 pm

FLYING FISH (ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE)
Ages 6-12 years. This class focuses on the introduction
to the butterfly and perfecting the breaststroke while
introducing open turns. A swimmer in this class should
be able to complete 200 yards of front crawl, 50 yards
of breaststroke kick and dolphin kick. Children
entering this level must have successfully completed
the fish level.
Torrington: Mon 5:05 pm • Tue 6:20 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Wed 4:30 pm

SHARK (SWIMMER)
Ages 6-12 years. Successful completion of Flying Fish
is required to enter this level. The swimmer in this class
must be able to complete a 200 yd individual medley.
All strokes will be reviewed and competitive swimming
strokes will be introduced. This class focuses on
perfecting the butterfly, sidestroke, starts, and
flip turns.
Torrington: Tue 5:35 pm • Tue 6:20 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Mon 4:30 pm

PORPOISE CLUB
This club is for youth who want to participate in aquatic
activities and have completed swimming lessons. It
is the final step of the Progressive Program and will
stress fun water activities, advanced swimming skills,
leadership skills and much more.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Flying Fish.
Canaan: Sat 10:00 am