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: Travis Morse 860-489-3133 ext 142
Winsted: David Steel or 379-0708 ext 112
Canaan: Lisa Cornish 860-824-2632

Private:
Facility Member $90/Child
Program Member $110/Child

Semi-Private:
Facility Member $70/Child
Program Member $85/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. Athletes are grouped and trained in the following levels. 1 hour sessions. Participants will not attend meets.

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.
Sat 8:00 am
Fees: Facility Member $55 • Program Member $110

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. 2 days a week.
Sat 9:00 am and Thu 6:30 pm
Fees: Facility Member $100 • Program Member $200

PRESCHOOL/PARENT & CHILD AQUATICS

PROGRAM FEES
30 Minutes. 8 Week Classes.
Facility Member: $44• Program Member: $88
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: Travis Morse 860-489-3133 ext 142
Winsted: David Steel or 379-0708 ext 112
Canaan: Lisa Cornish 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 10:30 am • 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:
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: Wed10:00 am • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Thurs 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am

PIKE (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.
Torrington: Tue 5:00 pm • Wed 10:30 am • Wed 5:05 pm
Fri 10:00 am • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Mon 11:15 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Canaan: Sat 10:00 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 10:00 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Fri 3:45 pm
Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Thu 11:15 am • Sat 10:05 am
Canaan: Sat 10:30 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: Tues 5:00 pm • Wed 3:45 pm • Fri 3:45 pm
Sat 10:15 am
Winsted: Tue 5:00 pm • Thu 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 5:35 pm • Wed 3:45 pm • Sat10:50 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 5:35pm • Sat 9:30 am • Sat 10:50 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Sat 8:30 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: Tue 6:20 pm • Wed 4:20 pm • Sat 11:25 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 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Sat 9:15 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 • Fri 4:20 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 10:40 am
Canaan: Sat 11:30 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 • Sat 9:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 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 • Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 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 6:20 pm • Wed 5:05 pm
Sat 11:25 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00 pm • Sat 11:25 am

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. Consist of fitness swimming, stroke refinement and aquatic games. *For those 12 and up, they can assist teaching Saturday morning swimming lessons.
Fees: Facility Member $23 Program member $46
Torrington: Saturdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm