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: Danyelle Silva 860-489-3133 ext 142
Winsted: David Steel or 379-0708 ext 112
Canaan: 860-824-2632

Private:
Facility Member $89/Child
Program Member $108/Child

Semi-Private:
Facility Member $67/Child
Program Member $81/Child

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

PRESCHOOL/PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS

PROGRAM FEES
30 Minutes. 8 Week Classes.
Facility Member: $43• Program Member: $86
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: 860-489-3133 ext 142
Winsted: David Steel or 379-0708 ext 112
Canaan: 860-824-2632

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: Wed 10:00 am • Fri 10:00 am • Sat 9:30 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 • Wed. 10:00am • Fri 10:00 am
Sat 10:30 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 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: Mon10:00 am • Sat 11:00 am
Winsted: Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am

PIKE
Ages 3-5 years. This class is designed to introduce a
preschooler to the swimming program. Kicking, comfortability
and confidence will be introduced and worked on.
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 10:30 am • Wed. 11:00 am • Wed. 4:00pm
Fri 10:30am • Fri 3:45 pm • Sat 10:30 am • Sat 11:00am

PIKE I (BEGINNER I)
Ages 3-5 years. This class is designed to introduce a
preschooler to the swimming program. Kicking, comfortability
and confidence will be introduced and worked on.
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.
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Mon 3:30pm • 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.
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Mon 3:30 pm • Sat 9:00 am

EEL (BEGINNER II)
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 11:00 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Fri 11:00 am
Fri 3:45 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Mon 4:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am

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: Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 4:00 pm • Sat 10:30 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am

STARFISH (ADVANCED BEGINNER II)
Ages 3-5 years. This level is for the preschooler who can
swim front crawl and backstroke. The swimmer should
demonstrate endurance and comfort in the water. They
will refine their diving and safety skills.
Torrington: Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 4:00 pm • Sat 10:30 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:05 am

 

YOUTH AQUATICS

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.
Torrington: Tue 5:35 pm • Wed 4:35 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Sat 11:45am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Mon 4:00 pm • Sat 10:00 am

POLLIWOG II (BEGINNER II)
Ages 6-12 years. This class teaches the front and
backstroke using the length of the pool with proper
form and endurance. Children will work on building more
confidence and comfortablity in the water.
Torrington: Tue 6:20 pm • Fri 4:20pm • Sat 11:00 am

GUPPY (INTERMEDIATE BEGINNER)
Ages 6-12 years. Children entering this level should
be able to swim freestyle 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: Tue 5:35 pm • Wed 4:35 pm • Fri 4:20 pm •
Sat 11:00 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tues 5:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Sat 10:30 am

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 and 25 yards of backstroke. The
class focuses on increased endurance, stroke refinement,
front crawl with rotary breathing while introducing
breaststroke.
Torrington: Tue 5:35 pm • Wed 5:20 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Sat 11:00 am

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 backstroke. 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: Tue 6:20 pm • Wed 5:20 pm • Sat 11:45 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Wed 4:00 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 150 yards of front crawl and backstroke,
50 yards of breaststroke. Children entering this
level must have successfully completed the fish level.
Torrington: Tue 6:20 pm • Wed 5:20pm • Sat 11:45 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Wed 4:00 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 yds for each stroke.
All strokes will be reviewed and competitive swimming
strokes will be introduced. This class focuses on
perfecting the butterfly, starts, and flip turns.
Torrington: Tue 6:20 pm • Sat 11:45 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Mon 4:30 pm

Junior Lasers

For ages 6-11. This program bridges swimmers
from swim lessons to the swim team by combining
both experiences into one registration. Swimmers
must participate in:
-One swim lesson per week
-One home swim meet, if applicable.
-One practice, per week, with the team.
Jr. Laser participation is intended for one session,
with the expectation that participants will move
on to Copper or the full team.

JR. LASERS COPPER

For ages 6-11. This level is to further acclimate
swimmers to the swim team experience while
continuing to focus on basic stroke technique in
swim lessons. Swimmers must participate in:
- One swim lesson per week
- All home swim meets
- Two practices, per week, with team.