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: Mon 10:00 am • Tue 5:00 pm • 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: Mon 10:00 am • Tue 5:00 pm • Wed10:00 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 11:00 am
Winsted: Thur 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: 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
• 6 week Pike class Mondays at 4pm starting March 16th
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 • Tues 5:30 pm • Fri 11:00 am
Fri 3:45 pm • Sat 9:30 am • Wed 10:30 am • Sat 10:50 am
• 6 week Eel class Mondays at 4pm starting March 16th
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 • 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 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 • Sat 10:15 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 5:30 pm • Wed 4:35 pm • Sat 9:30 am
Mon 4:30 pm*
*6 week Polliwog I class starting March 16th
Winsted: Mon 5:00 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 and
backstroke using the length of the pool with proper
form and endurance. Children will work on building more
confidence and comfortability in the water.
Torrington: Wed 5:20 pm • Fri 4:20 pm • Sat 10:50 am
Tue 4:20 pm*
*6 week Polliwog II class starting March 17th

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,
backstroke and kneeling dives.
Torrington: Tue 6:15 pm • Wed 5:20 pm • Fri 4:20 pm
Sat 11:00 am •Mon 4:20 pm* •Tue 4:20 pm*
*6 week Guppy class starting March 16th
Winsted: Mon 5:00 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 and 25 yards of backstroke. The
class focuses on increased endurance, stroke refinement,
front crawl with rotary breathing while introducing
breaststroke.
Torrington: Tue 5:30 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: 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 backstroke. This class focuses on
breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, along with
safety skills. Successful completion of Minnow is required
to enter this level.
Torrington: Tue 5:30 pm • Wed 4:35 pm • Sat 11:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 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 at least 150 yards of front crawl and
backstroke, 50 yards of breaststroke. Children entering
this level must have successfully completed the fish level.
Torrington: Tue 6:15 pm • Sat 11:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 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 200 yds of all strokes.
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 6:15 pm • Sat 11:30 am
Winsted: Mon 5:00 pm • Wed 5:00pm • Sat 11:25am
Canaan: Mon 4:30 pm

PORPOISE CLUB
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 $22 Program member $44
Torrington: Tuesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Saturdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Canaan: Saturdays 10 am

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.