Aquatics, Swim Team & Boat Launch

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Riverfront Park Boat Launch & Boat Storage
Beginning Friday, March 1st, boat launch permits are available at the Parks and Recreation office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Boaters must bring proof of residency and valid boat registration. Single boat launch will be open from mid April-November. Park offers 24 boat trailer parking spaces, a covered picnic pavilion, children’s playground and walking trails. Attendant on duty during the boating season. Restrooms available on site. 

Seasonal Permits:            Residents: $60/year; Non-Residents: $120/year
Daily Launch:                   Residents: $20/day; Non-Residents: $40/day

The Glastonbury Boathouse offers convenient and affordable indoor and outdoor storage from January 1-December 31. Storage is available with 1 boat/rack and racks are assigned. Customers can change rack assignments upon annual renewal or with approval. Renters must complete a Boat Storage Application. Racks are first-come-first-serve. Register early and move in before January 1st, at no additional cost.
Indoor:                       Residents: $550/year; Non-Residents: $600/year
Outdoor                     Residents: $100/year; Non-Residents: $120/year 

Diving Lessons
(Boys and Girls ages 7-17)
Great for beginner & experienced divers. Experienced diving coaches on staff. Beginner 1: Must have passed Level 4 lessons; able to perform a standing dive from the diving board. Beginner 2: Must have completed Beginner 1 diving; able to perform a forward and backward dive. Intermediate: Must be able to perform a forward dive, back dive, inward dive and somersault in any direction. Advanced: Must be able to perform inward and reverse dives, forward and backward somersaults, and forward ½ twist

Diving Lessons-Spring
Beginner 1 3:00 p.m.         426129-AA
Beginner 2 4:00 p.m.         426129-BB
Intermediate 5:00 p.m.      426129-CC
Advance 5:00 p.m.           426129-DD

Fee:                   $50/child
Meets:               Sundays (1 hour times above)
Location:           Glastonbury High School Pool
Dates:               March 3-April 28 (No Class 4/28)

Long Course USA Swimming
Part of the National USA Swimming program. CT USA Swimming membership required. Meets held on weekends at various locations throughout the state. Enrollment in this program automatically enrolls your child on the Summer Recreation Swim Team. GSPO will coordinate membership and meet fees.

Spring Practice:
April 1-mid-June (Monday-Saturday 5:30-7:30 p.m.)*
*H.S. age swimmers practice Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 2:45-5:15 p.m.

Anticipated Summer Practice:
Mid June-late July
Addison Pool: Monday-Friday  7:15-9:15 a.m.
Terry Pool: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
(E. Hartford) 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Swim Team
USA Long Course              324030-BB

Fee:            $669.00

Spring Competitive Swim Clinic
(Competitive swimmers ages 7-18)
Fine tune your competitive swimming skills with Team Coaches. Geared to improve stroke technique with some endurance development. Meets not included.

Swim Clinic 1 (Ages 7-11)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Swim Clinic 2 (ages 11-18)
Tuesday, Thursday 4:45-5:45 p.m.; Saturday 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Swim Team
Spring Swim Clinic 1          324030-AA
Spring Swim Clinic 2          324030-CC

Fee:               $92/Swimmer
Location:       GHS Pool
Dates:           May 6-June 8 (No Clinic on 5/27)

Lifeguard Training
(Ages 15 & up – Must 15 by the last day of class)
Get the training you need to apply for a summer job as a lifeguard. This is an American red Cross program to certify individuals in the principals of lifeguarding. Includes First Aid, CPR and AED training. Two separate classes offered. Students MUST attend every class. Cannot swap days with Winter and Spring classes.

Aquatic Programs:
Lifeguard Training Winter:           225029-AA
Lifeguard Training Spring:           325029-AA

Fee:                      $255/person
Location:              GHS pool and designated class rooms
Winter Class:        Saturday, 1/5 (10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.);
                              Sunday, 1/6 (7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.); Saturday, 1/12 (10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
                              Sunday, 1/13 (7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
                              Saturday 1/19 (7:30-10:00 a.m.)
                              Sunday 1/20 (7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Spring Class:         Monday-Thursday April 15-18    
                               9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)
(Ages 16 and up)
An American Red Cross program to certify individuals in the techniques of teaching swim lessons. Fundamentals of Instructor Training is required and part of this course. Students must successfully pass the skills test which includes but not limited to 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststoke and butterfly. Must perform a back float and tread water for one minute.

Aquatic Programs
WSI Class              325029-BB

Fee:                     $280/person (Plus $36 to Red Cross)
Location:             Glastonbury High School
Dates/Times:       Sundays
                            February 10, 17, 24; March 3 
                            9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                            Snow Make-up March 10