Due to COVID-19, Swim Lessons are only being held at The Torrington Y at this time.
Register online at register.nwcty.org
For private lessons, please call Alicia to reserve your spot: 860-489-3133 x142.
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PARENT/CHILD WITH SELF RESCUE
These classes (Parent/Tot, Parent/Perch, Parent/Pike) are not only designed to help introduce children to fun in the water, but are to help reduce the risk of drowning. Children learn skills that help them stay afloat, swim to the edge of the pool and how to call for help when falling into the water.
PIKE (BEGINNER I, 3-5 YEARS)
This class is designed to introduce a preschooler to the swimming program. Kicking and water confidence will be introduced and worked on. The use of instructional flotation belts (bubbles), water safety, and familiarity of the water will be introduced.
EEL (BEGINNER II, 3-5YEARS)
This is for the child who has kicking skills and swims comfortably with the assistance of a personal flotation belt (bubble). An Eel does not fear the ater and is comfortable floating on his/her back with or without assistance.
RAY (ADVANCED BEGINNER I, 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.
STARFISH (ADVANCED BEGINNER II, 3-5 YEARS)
The Starfish level is for the young beginner swimmer who can swim front crawl and backstroke. In order to be considered an advanced beginner, the swimmer should demonstrate endurance and comfort in teh water. In this class participants will refine their diving and safety skills.
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.
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.
Children entering this level should be able to swim a beginner crawl stroke continuously for one length of the pool while putting their face in the water. Skills to won on will incude the front crawl with rhythmic breathing, introduction of backstroke and kneeling dive.
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 and standing dives.
This class is designed for the swimmer who can swim 50 yards of front crawl stroke and 50 yards of back crawl stroke. The class focuses on breaststroke, dolphin kick, and elementary backstroke, along wiht safety skills and underwater swimming. Successful completion of Minnow is required to enter this level.
Flying Fish introduces the butterfly and focuses on 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. The Fish level must be completed before enrolling in this class.
Successful completion of Flying Fish is required to enter this level. The swimmer in this class must be able to complete a 200 yard individual medley. All strokes will be reviewed and competitive swimming strokes will be introduced.
This club is for youth who want to participate in aquatic activities and have completed swimming lessons. The club consists of fitness swimming, stroke refinement and aquatic games. Participants can also assist in teaching Saturday morning swim lessons.
LITTLE KICKERS SOCCER
Ages 3 to 5 Years. Children will learn basic rules, skills and sportsmanship through fun drills and games. This is an introductory class to the sport of soccer. No hands! 45 minutes.
BIG STRIKERS SOCCER
Ages 6 & Up. Children will learn advanced rules, individual skills and sportsmanship through high energy drills and games. Children should be familiar with the sport and rules of soccer through other outside programs. 45 minutes.
BASKETBALL SKILLS & DRILLS
Ages 6 to 12 Years. Participants develop skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. This introductory program encourages youth to explore the game of basketball in a fun setting.
Ages 3 to 7 Years. Players learn the basics of throwing, hitting and catching the ball through skill-building drills and fun games. YMCA staff and parent volunteers lead the teams. Each player receives a T-shirt. Children must have a glove to play. 60 minutes.
Ages 3-5 Years. Learn the basics of tumbling and cartwheels in our fun preschool class. Balance beam is introduced as well. 30 minutes.
Age 6 and Up. Learn the basics of tumbling and cartwheels in our fun gymnastics beginner class. Balance beam skills are included as well. 45 minutes.
Age 6 and Up. Learn more challenging skills like round-offs and back hand springs. Participants must have completed Cartwheelin’ Kids before taking part in this class. 45 minutes.
Ages 5-8 Years. Boys and girls learn self-discipline, self-confidence, and build self esteem through the unification of the mind, body, and spirit. This 8 week progressive karate program increases their skills as students gain more knowledge and experience. 60 minutes.
Ages 9 & up. Participants will develop character and self confidence while learning discipline, stretching, fitness, balance and coordination – the foundation needed for proper self-defense training. This program is fun-filled martial arts program intended for children with at least 1 year of karate experience. 60 minutes.
Due to COVID-19, Teen Programs are not being offered at this time.
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