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.

(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.

Fall 2021 Swim Brochure (pdf)

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


For more questions in regards to the Aquatics Program please contact 203-336-4468


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Contact Lorraine Gibbons or call (203) 336-4468