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Head Coach: David Steel (Phone860-379-0708 X-212,  Email:


September, 2020

Dear Lasers Family,

 Welcome to 2020-2021 Winter Season. You can look forward to an exciting season filled with hard work, strong competition, and lots of fun. We are all looking forward to another great season of teaching your children all the joys of the sport of swimming!


 The season starts Sept 14, 2020. There will be a joint Swimmer/Parent Team Zoom Meeting held Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00pm.  At this meeting we will review the registration materials, in particular the Athlete’s Code of Conduct information, the Parental Sportsmanship information, and the role of POST (Parents of Swim Team) in support of the swimmers and this team. POST Officers will also be there to introduce the POST group and its role.  There will also be a question/answer period and we hope to address all of your questions and concerns. 


Attendance at this meeting is MANDATORY for ALL swimmers and a parent/guardian. Please call or email me at 860-379-0708 x 212 or for further details.


Swimmer/ Parent Zoom Meeting

Topic: 2020 Lasers parents meeting

Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 5576 7266

Passcode: 977655


2020-2021 Registration Process

1. Select the link to register. REGISTER     Registration must be complete by September 14th.

 2. Download the Registration/ Payment Option Form and email or drop off to Dave Steel at the Winsted YMCA.


Practice Groups Descriptions:
Bronze Level: Ages 6-11. With a strong focus on technique, these beginning competitors
will also start to build endurance.

Silver Level: Ages 9 & over. While working on stroke refinement, these swimmers will
increase their endurance and practice time.

Gold Level: Ages 11 & over. At the Gold level, the focus shifts to training for longer events,
while continuing to improve technique and introduce strength training.

Senior Level: Ages 13 & over. Senior participation takes advantage of the greater time
commitment to master advanced skills, as well as include significant strength training.


USA Swim Team Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What Is USA Swim Team?

Participation in this national program gives swimmers additional opportunities to compete at  higher level meets along with more consistent competition.


How do I know if I should register for USA Swim Team?

Consult the head swim team coach, who can help to determine if it would be appropriate for individual team members.


Are these all the costs associated?

There will be additional fees for meets, depending on how many and which ones individual team members choose to attend.


Is Financial Aid available for participation on the Lasers Swim Team?

Yes. Please submit a completed Financial Aid Application, available at the Y's membership desk or on our website. This must be done before the season starts and only applies to Lasers registration and membership, it does not apply to USA Swim Team.