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Diversability Swim Lessons

Diversability Swim Lessons is a program designed to teach individuals of all ages with special needs how to swim and gain comfort in the water. At the Y, we believe that everyone should be able to learn to swim, regardless of their physical and cognitive ability. 

The Y model is to encourage aquatic participation at an early age. We focus on functional ability, achievement of small goals, physical and emotional well-being and the individual. Our goal is to improve swimming skills, build confidence in the water and teach personal safety in a way that will promote confidence, fun and overall well-being. Our lessons are geared toward children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs. 

Lessons are structured as a 30-minute private lesson to allow for more individual attention, visual cues and frequent reinforcement of skills. A total of 4 lessons are provided, over the course of one week. Lessons are held during the summers only, mornings and evenings, Monday - Thursday. 

To register, please email Shane Tillett for more information or to begin your application process. After your application is processed, you will be sent a personalized link to register. 

Y membership is not required to register. Lessons are $149 for one week of four lessons. Sign up per week.

Lessons are offered during the summer only and will resume in June.