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.

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.
Winsted: Saturdays, 8:00-9:00am
Fees: Facility Member $56 • Program Member $112

INTERMEDIATE
Perfect for divers with limited dives and who do not want to compete in meets. This level is ideal for athletes who want to start developing competitive skills, but not at an intense level.
Winsted: Saturdays, 8:00-9:00am
Fees: Facility Member $101 • Program Member $202

COMPETITIVE
Perfect for divers who want to compete in dual meets. This level prepares athletes for competitions in a less stressful environment. Participants need to know how to perform front dive, back dive, inward dive, front and back somersault.
Winsted: Saturdays, 8:00-9:00am (Sept. - Dec.)
PLUS two afternoons (1 hr each) per week (TBD)
Fees: Facility Member $261/session
(plus annual league memership and meet fees)


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: Mon 10:00 am • Wed 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 • Sat 10:15 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: Fri 10:00 am • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 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 11:00 am • Fri 10:30 am • Fri 3:45 pm
Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Wed 3:30 pm

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: Wed 10:30 am • Wed 4:00 pm • Fri 11:00 am
Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am

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 10:30 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Wed11:00 am
Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Mon 3:30 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: Wed 4:00 pm • Sat 10: 15 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, 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 5:35 pm • Fri 3:45 pm • Sat 10:50 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 and finning.
Torrington: Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 5:20 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Mon 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: Tue 5:35 pm • Fri 4:20pm • Sat 10:50 am

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: Wed 4:35 pm • Sat 9:30 am • Sat 11:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Sat 10::00 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. The class focuses on increased
endurance, stroke refinement, front crawl with rotary
breathing while introducing breaststroke, sidestroke,
& standing dives.
Torrington: Tue 5:35 pm • Wed 4:35 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 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: Tue 6:20 pm • Wed 5:20 pm • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tue 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 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: Tue 6:20 pm • Fri 4:20pm • Sat 11:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tue 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 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 6:20 pm • Sat 11:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Tue 5:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Mon 4:30 pm

PORPOISE CLUB - AQUATIC LEADERSHIP
Ages 10 and up. This club is for youth who want to
participate in aquatic activities and have completed
swimming lessons. Consists of fitness swimming, stroke
refinement and aquatic games. * For those 12+ they will
assist teaching the 11:30 am swim lessons.
Torrington: Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 pm *
C anaan: Sat 10 am
Fees: Facility Member $22 • Program Member $44

Junior Lasers

Ages 6-11. This program bridges swimmers from
swim lessons to the swim team by combining both
experiences into one registration. Participants
take one swim lesson per week and practice
with the team once per week, and participate
in one home swim meet, if applicable. Jr. Laser
participation is intended for one session, with
the expectation that participants will move on to
Copper or the full team.
Practice with Bronze level (must select one night
for the entire season)
Facility Members: $71 Prog Members: $143

JR. LASERS COPPER

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. Participants take one swim lesson
per week and practice with the team two times per
week, and participate in all home swim meets.
Practice with Bronze level (must select two nights
for the entire season)
Facility Members: $128