Swim Lessons - School Aged (Age 6-12)

Swim Lessons - School Aged (Age 6-12)

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.Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

Goggles are recommended for all stages

Parents of children under 8 years old 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.  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 - Water Acclimation

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
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This class is for the school aged child who has little to no experience swimming. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely float and 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, all while having fun and playing games!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
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10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Session is Full
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Session is Full
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:15 am
Register  

Stage 1 - Water Acclimation

Winsted
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the school aged child who has little to no experience swimming. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely float and 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, all while having fun and playing games!

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  

Stage 2 - Water Movement

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the school aged child who has some comfort in the water, but may still need assistance or flotation. Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Fun and games are used to help children continue to learn to love the water!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Session is Full
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Session is Full
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Session is Full
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Session is Full
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Session is Full
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Session is Full

Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the school aged child who is comfortable floating in the water without assistance, and can swim short distances. 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 rotary breathing and arm and leg techniques.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Register  
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Session is Full
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Session is Full

Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Winsted
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the school aged child who is comfortable floating in the water without assistance, and can swim short distances. 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 rotary breathing and arm and leg techniques.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  

Stage 4 - Stroke Introduction

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the school aged child who can swim 10-15 yards on their front or back without assistance, and is ready to begin developing other strokes. Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Register  
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:20 am - 11:00 am
Register  

Stage 4 - Stroke Introduction

Winsted
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the school aged child who can swim 10-15 yards on their front or back without assistance, and is ready to begin developing other strokes. Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  

Stage 4, 5, 6 & 7 - Stroke Introduction, Development, Mechanics, Refinement & Endurance

Canaan
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

Stroke Introduction: Is for the school aged child who can swim 10-15 yards on their front or back without assistance, and is ready to begin developing other strokes. Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stroke Development: Is for the intermediate school aged swimmer who is ready to continue developing strokes, increasing stamina, and swimming longer distances. Students work on stroke technique, open turns and learn all major competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Stroke Mechanics: Is for the advanced- intermediate school aged swimmer looking to continue to develop and refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn flip turns and to learn about competitive swimming all while having fun and learning to love swimming!

Stroke Refinement & Endurance: This class is for the advanced school aged swimmer who wishes to continue participating in aquatic activities, possibly prepare for competitive swimming or lifeguarding and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Th - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Th - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Th - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Register  

Stage 5 - Stroke Development

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the intermediate school aged swimmer who is ready to continue developing strokes, increasing stamina, and swimming longer distances. Students work on stroke technique, open turns and learn all major competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 11:05 am - 11:45 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 11:05 am - 11:45 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 11:05 am - 11:45 am
Register  

Stage 5 - Stroke Development

Winsted
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the intermediate school aged swimmer who is ready to continue developing strokes, increasing stamina, and swimming longer distances. Students work on stroke technique, open turns and learn all major competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  

Stage 6 - Stroke Mechanics

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the advanced- intermediate school aged swimmer looking to continue to develop and refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn flip turns and to learn about competitive swimming all while having fun and learning to love swimming!

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 11:05 am - 11:45 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 11:05 am - 11:45 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 11:05 am - 11:45 am
Register  

Stage 6 - Stroke Mechanics

Winsted
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the advanced- intermediate school aged swimmer looking to continue to develop and refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn flip turns and to learn about competitive swimming all while having fun and learning to love swimming!

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  

Stage 7 - Stroke Refinement & Endurance

Torrington
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the advanced school aged swimmer who wishes to continue participating in aquatic activities, possibly prepare for competitive swimming or lifeguarding and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. Ages 10+.

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Register  
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:55 am - 11:35 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:55 am - 11:35 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:55 am - 11:35 am
Register  

Stage 7 - Stroke Refinement & Endurance

Winsted
10/1/21 - 12/31/21
VIEW

This class is for the advanced school aged swimmer who wishes to continue participating in aquatic activities, possibly prepare for competitive swimming or lifeguarding and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. Ages 10+.

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Facility MemberProgram MemberGeneral Public
7/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.00$ 48.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register  
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
Sa - 10:35 am - 11:15 am
Register