Aquatics, Swim Team & Boat Launch

Riverfront Park Boat Launch & Boat Storage
Beginning Wednesday, March 1st, boat launch permits are available at the Parks and Recreation office. Boaters must bring proof of residency and a valid boat registration. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The single boat launch is open from mid April-November located at Riverfront Park, 252 Welles Street, a short walk from Glastonbury center. The park offers 24 boat trailer parking spaces, covered picnic pavilion, children’s playground and walking trails. An attendant will be on duty during the boating season. Restrooms available.

SEASONAL PERMITS:                  Residents: $60/year
                                                       Non-Residents: $120/year
DAILY LAUNCH:                            Residents: $20/day
                                                       Non-Residents: $40/day

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)

Summer Recreation Swim Team
Due to the decision to end the CT Summer Suburban Swim League, the Town will not have a team for summer 2019. 

Glastonbury Penguins Summer Swim Clinic “Back to the Basics”
A new summer competitive swimming clinic dedicated to improving your technique and helping you develop as a swimmer inside and outside of the pool. Stroke technique is the key to improving your overall competitive swimming performance. Simple adjustments in your stroke, turns and starts can go a long way in reaching your competitive goals. 
While technique improvement is the primary goal of the program, some distance training will be utilized in an effort to help swimmers use the improved technique over the long term.
There may be a fun meet at the end of the clinic.
This program is designed for competitive swimmers who wish to work on their competitive techniques. Those interested on competitive swimming are also encouraged, but be advised this is not intended to be a “swim lesson program.”

Swim Team
12/Under Summer Swim Clinic              124030-12
13/Over Summer Swim Clinic                124030-13 

FEE:                     $90/Person
MEETS:               4:00-5:15 p.m.
                            Ages 12/Under Monday & Wednesday
                            Ages 13/Over Tuesday & Thursdays
LOCATION:         GHS Pool
DATES:               June 24-July 26
SESSION 2:        July 29-August 1 

Summer Long Course Practice Group
(Age 10-20 with some competitive swim experience) An endurance based practice program for those who wish to practice during the summer. Swimmers must be able to maintain a high level workout for a minimum of 90 minutes in a 50 meter pool. No meets. Program meets at Terry Pool only. 

Swim Team
Summer USA Practice Group            124030-US

FEE:                      $115/person
TERRY POOL:      Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
                              (EAST HARTFORD) 6:30-8:30 p.m.
DATES:                  June 17-July 19

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School at the Riverfront Park
L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery schools offers various kayaking, paddle boarding and fly fishing programs at the Riverfront Park offering participants access to the scenic Connecticut River from April-October. Interested participants can view and register for the many offerings at (scroll to the bottom to view the programs). 

Beginner Crew Rowing Camp by Riverfront Recapture @ Glastonbury Riverfront Park
(Boys and Girls Ages 12-18)
Get an introduction to the sport of rowing with no previous experience required. A great way to get  head to rowing in high school or trying something new. Get on the water to learn the rowing stroke, rowing terminology and equipment handling skills. Learn more and register at or call (860)713-3131 Ext. 314. 

FEE:                                 $495/Session
SESSION 1:                     July 23-26
SESSION 2:                     July 29-August 1

Intermediate & Experienced Crew Rowing Camp by Riverfront Recapture @ Glastonbury Riverfront Park
Rowing is a sport that is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Continue to improve your technique to improve your erg scores, maximize power and mobility, and teach you more about collegiate rowing and the college admissions process. Each session run by a talented team of coaches headlined by a local collegiate head coach. Learn more and register at or call (860)713-3131 Ext. 314. 

FEE: $495/Session (Rowers); 
$250/Session (Experienced Coxswains)
SESSION 1: July 23-26
SESSION 2: July 29-August 1