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

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 • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Tue 10:35 am • 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 • Fri 10:00 am • 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: Wed 10:00 am • Fri 10:30 am • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Thur 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Mon 4:00 pm • 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 10:30 am • Fri 11:00 am
Fri 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 • Tue 10:00 am • 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 11:00 am • Fri 10:30 am
Fri 3:45 pm • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Mon 4:35 pm • Sat 9:00 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: Tue 5:00 pm • Fri 3:45 pm
Sat 9:30 am • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Mon 4:00 pm • Tue 12:30 pm
Sat 10:05 am • 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: Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 3:45 pm • Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Mon 3:45 pm • Sat 9:00 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: Wed. 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 5:35 pm • Wed 4:20 pm
Fri 4:20 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: Wed 4:00 pm • Sat 10:40 am

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: Wed 5:05 pm • Sat 9:30 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: Tue 5:35 pm • Wed 4:20 pm • Fri 4:20 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: Mon 4:35 pm • Wed 4:00 pm
Sat 10:40 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 4:20 pm
Fri 4:20 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm
Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Wed 4:45 pm • Sat 11:25 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 5:05 pm
Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Wed 4:45 pm • Sat 11:25 am

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 • Wed 5:05 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 4:15 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am
Canaan: Wed 4:45 pm • Sat 11:25 am

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: Wed 4:45 pm • Sat 11:25 am

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: Wed 5:30 pm • Sat 11:25 am