Swim Lessons - Pre-School (Ages 3-5)

Swim Lessons - Pre-School (Ages 3-5)

Swim lessons at the YMCA provide important life skills that could save a life, and provide benefits for a lifetime. Instructors are highly trained in our nationally recognized swim lesson curriculum. Lessons are held in the swimming pool. All youth swim participants will be outfitted with WAVE headsets as a lifesaving measure.

Please review the criteria below to determine which stage your child is ready for or view the YMCA Lesson Selector. It is important to adhere to this criteria to ensure classes are beneficial to all students. If space is not available in the correct stage or on your preferred day, please contact the membership services desk to be placed on a waitlist for your desired stage and/or day.

Q: Will the student go under water voluntarily? A: Not yet > Stage 1 / Water Acclimation

Q: Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own? A: Not yet > Stage 2 / Water Movement

Q: can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back? A: Not Yet > Stage 3 / Water Stamina

Q: can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl? A: Not Yet > Stage 4 / Stroke Introduction

If you are still unsure of the appropriate lesson for your child, please contact Susie Williams to schedule a swim evaluation [email protected]

Goggles are recommended for all stages. Parents must remain in the pool area during the swim lessons.

Please click “Register” for the day and time in the month you want to start classes. Please look closely at the months you are being registered for, as in some cases lessons available now, may already be full in future months, showing as “session full”.  

This program is drafted monthly, until you cancel.  To cancel, please submit a completed Program Cancelation Form at least 7 days prior to the 1st of the month.  If you do not follow this procedure, the Y will not be held responsible for money drafted – no refunds will be given.

 

 

Stage 1 & 2 - Water Acclimation

Canaan
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
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Registration Information  

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4/21/22 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Stage 1 - Water Acclimation

Torrington
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who has little to no prior swim experience. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn self-rescue techniques to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session is Full

Stage 1 - Water Acclimation

Winsted
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who has little to no prior swim experience. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn self-rescue techniques to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  

Stage 1-3 Water Acclimation, Movement and Stamina

Canaan
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
4/21/22 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register  

Stage 2 - Water Movement

Winsted
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who has some swimming experience, and is comfortable putting their face in the water. Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice self-rescue techniques to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full

Stage 2 - Water Movement

Torrington
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who has some swimming experience, and is comfortable putting their face in the water. Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice self-rescue techniques to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
2/28/22 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Register  
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Register  
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
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08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
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09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Session is Full
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Session is Full
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  

Stage 2 - Water Movement

Canaan
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
3/7/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  

Stage 2 - Water Stamina

Canaan
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who has some swimming experience, and is comfortable putting their face in the water. Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice self-rescue techniques to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Th - 4:15 pm
Register  

Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Torrington
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who is comfortable swimming short distances without assistance. Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces breathing and arm and leg techniques.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  

Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Winsted
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the preschool child who is comfortable swimming short distances without assistance. Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces breathing and arm and leg techniques.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
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Stage 4 - Stroke Introduction

Winsted
6/1/24 - 12/31/24
VIEW

This class is for the advanced preschool swimmer, who is comfortable swimming on their front and back for 10-15 yards without assistance. Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 33.50$ 62.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/01/24 - 06/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
07/01/24 - 07/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
08/01/24 - 08/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
09/01/24 - 09/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
10/01/24 - 10/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
Register  
11/01/24 - 11/30/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
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12/01/24 - 12/31/24
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
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