Aquatics, Swim Team & Boat Launch

Diving Lessons
(Boys and Girls ages 7-17)
Great for beginner & experienced divers. 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 1-April 21 (No Class 4/12)

Spring Competitive Swim Clinic *NEW*

(Competitive Swimmers Ages 7-14)
Each week focuses on a specific stroke/skill. Choose which week(s) to attend to focus on the strokes/skills you most want to work on. 

Swim Team 
Week 1: Butterfly             334030-A1
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday April 21, 22, 24

Week 2: Backstroke         334030-A2
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday April 28, 29, May 1

Week 3: Breaststroke       334030-A3
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday May 5, 6, 8

Week 4: Starts                  334030-A4
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday May 12, 13, 15

Week 5: Turns                 334030-A5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday May 19, 20, 22

Week 6: Freestyle           334030-A6
Wednesday, Friday May 27, 29

Fee:                Week 1,2,3,4,5: $39/Week
                       Week 6: $26/Week
Location:        GHS Pool
Meets:            4:45-5:45 p.m. 

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:
March 30-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.

Note: Due to GHS Pool closures in July, practice times may be adjusted.

Swim Team
USA Long Course            324030-BB

Fee:               $669.00

Lifeguard Training
(Ages 15 & up – Must 15 by the last day of class)
Get the training you need to apply for a summer job! An American Red Cross program to certify individuals in the principals of lifeguarding. Includes First Aid, CPR and AED training. MUST attend every class. Cannot swap days with Winter/Spring classes.

Aquatic Programs
Lifeguard Training Spring            325029-AA

Fee:                      $255/person
Location:              GHS pool and designated class rooms
Spring Class:      Monday-Friday April 13-17 
                           8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer Recreation Swim Team
(Youth Ages 7-19; Must be 7 by 7/1/20)
New this year, the Parks and Recreation Department has joined the Central Connecticut Swim League (CCSL) which includes teams from surrounding Towns. Meets are held evenings on Mondays for Juniors (12 & Under) and Wednesdays for Seniors (13 & Over). Dates subject to change. Specific information about dates and times to be sent at a later date. Parents are expected to assist at meets. The GSPO will coordinate meet assignments. The GHS Pool will be Closed July 1-24 (Estimated).

Summer Swim Team
Rec Swim Team PM               124030-PM

FEE:     $179/person

Summer Long Course Practice
(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 22-July 19

Slipaway Riverboat Tours
A great opportunity to enjoy the scenic Connecticut River! Custom excursions, tours and private charters all depart from the Riverfront Park. Features a 30’ Pontoon Boat that can accommodate up to 20 passengers. For more information, visit or call (860)643-2400.

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School
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
(Boys and Girls Ages 12-18)
Get an introduction to the sport of rowing with no previous experience required. A great way to get  ahead 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
DATE:      July 27-30

Intermediate & Experienced Crew Rowing Camp
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 coach. Learn more and register at or call (860)713-3131 Ext. 314. 

FEE:          $495/Session (Rowers); $250/Session (Experienced Coxswains)
DATE:       July 27-30

Sand Castle Contest
(Glastonbury Children of all Ages)
Build castles at Eastbury Pond Saturday, July 11 (rain date: July 19) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the pond. Children may work on their castle individually or in groups.

Children’s Water Festival
(Glastonbury Youth Ages 7 to 14)
Enjoy a variety of dun activities, including relays using kickboards, ping pong balls and life jackets. Held at the Grange Pool on Monday, July 20 (rain date: Friday, July 24) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the pool. Popsicles will be served.

Ice Cream Social
(All Pool Patrons)
Addison Pool will host an Ice Cream Social beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 (rain date: August
5). Ice cream cups with chocolate syrup & toppings available. Eat until it’s gone! Free to pool patrons.

Private Swim Lessons
(Glastonbury Residents-Ages 5 and up)
Private lessons (1:1) and semi-private lessons (1:2), are offered to meet you or your child’s instructional needs. Lessons offered as 4 thirty minute sessions at mutually agreed upon times during evenings and weekends at the GHS Pool. Lessons not available during peak times when pool is most crowded. Semi-private lesson participants must be within a skill level apart. To register, complete a “Private Swim Registration Form” available at Parks and Recreation, online at or at the pool. 

4 x 30 Minute Private (1:1):              $120/Person
4 x 30 Minute Semi-Private (1:2):    $180/2 People

Adult Swim Lessons
(Adults ages 18 and over of all abilities)  
It’s never too late to learn to swim or fine tune strokes. The GHS Pool will be CLOSED July 1-24 (estimated).

Swim Lessons Summer
Adult Swim  Lessons                101129-AA

FEE:          $54/person