The main goal of the Aquatic Program at the Cardinal Shehan Center is to have as many children and adults experience the fun of the water, while being as safe and prepared as possible.

Parent & Child
(ages 6 months to 2 years)
This relaxed class is for pairs of parents and children. Through play, circle time and individualized attention, children try lead up swimming skills under the direction of the teacher. Our warm pool is ideal for swimmers this age.
(For ages 3 & 4)
Designed for younger children, this class has a lower student-to-teacher ratio. Parents do not go into the water with the children. Floatation devices are used to enable the child to be an independent as possible.
For Children 5 And Up

Beginner ( 1 + 2 )
For those who are fearful of the water or who have had little experience swimming.

This class is for those who can already swim freestyle and backstroke.

Only for experienced swimmers who are ready to do laps and work on butterfly strokes.

For Adults This adult class is for all ability levels. The instruction is individualized to accommodate all.

Private & Semi Private Lessons Adapted swim lessons- all backgrounds and levels.
Intersession Private Swim Lessons View Brochure

Registration Requirements

For information about any of our swimming classes or to register, contact the Program Staff at the Center (203) 336-4468. Registration is open now! Monday - Friday 1PM-5:15 PM and on Saturday 10AM - 2PM.

Swim Brochure -Fall 2018.pdf

Shehan Center is exempt from licensure as a day care center pursuant to Conn. Public Act 11-193


Registration for all Aquatic Programs can be done during the following hours: 
Monday-Friday: 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
For more questions in regards to the Aquatics Program please email


Contact for full schedule.

All Swimming Birthday Party Rentals -
Contact Craig Davis or call (203) 336-4468